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PO Box 550 Kilmore 3764

President: Mavis Wilcox   

                                                         Vice President: Norma Newman   

                                                         Secretary: Mark Perrott   0436331395

APRIL 2021

U3A Kilmore and District recently held their Annual General Meeting in the John Taylor room at the Kilmore Library under tight Covid restrictions. To fit safety requirements from the Mitchell Shire Council, attendance was limited to 40 members. Retiring president, Mr Rupert Hussey, said it was extremely pleasing to see that the club membership is stronger than ever and still growing. Current membership is 187 with strong indications of more new members.

After a bumpy start to 2021 due COVID restrictions, the group cautiously continues to move forward and it is pleasing to see a multiple course timetable with twenty three courses offered. Mr Hussey is to be congratulated for keeping the group functioning through lockdowns and Covid restrictions of the past year. He was always conscious this was a difficult year for some members, especially those living alone. U3A is often their social group outlet.

Currently, the group has still not been advised by Mitchell Shire Council of a final date for the pending eviction from the Kilmore Family Centre in Skehan Place, where our U3A office is located. This building is to undergo reconstruction. Mr Hussey reported that ongoing discussions with Shire personnel were encouraging and they continue to advise they are doing everything possible to find a new home for U3A. All members will be advised of the final decision.

Mr Hussey took the opportunity to pass on his sincere appreci-ation to fellow Committee members and the wonderful Course Convenors, without whom we would not have a club. He added his best wishes to the new incoming Committee members to lead the club through 2021 and into the future.

The New Committee members elected are 

President - Mavis Wilcox

Vice President - Norma Newman

Secretary - Mark Perrott

Treasurer - Glenda Curr

Committee Members - Cheryl Spencer

Dawn Barr

Elaine De Gabrielle

Catherine Smith

Lorraine Shaw

Wendy Brancasitano

Mavis Wilcox is a long time member of U3A and appreciates the ethos this community group espouses. She also has experience in dealing with council on behalf of community groups and, with a strong committee to back her, U3A Kilmore can look forward to a busy year, again capably lead.

Dawn Barr