Wotzon – 14th October 2018

If anyone is having problems with enrolling on the website for classes or just can’t get access to the website, please either call the U3A Kyneton telephone number 0439 360 765 or contact Linda Johnson on 54222994.

Free Christmas BBQ

We will have our Christmas BBQ on Friday, 7th December 2018 at The Pig Shed, in the Kyneton Botanic Gardens. This will be a free event for all members and associate members. We will provide a BBQ (including vegetarian options) commencing at 12.00 noon.  Please bring your own chairs and drinks.  Tea and coffee will be provided.  All this will be at no charge, so please come along and enjoy meeting up with the other members.  If anyone feels like making a cake they can bring it along to be shared with everyone.

If possible, could you please enrol on the U3A Kyneton website where there is a class called “Christmas BBQ” (1847). If you are unable to enrol via the website, please advise either Linda or Peter Johnson of your wish to attend.  This is so we get an idea of how many people to cater for.

Events available this week are:

Monday, 15 Oct.

10.30am Beginners French

1.30pm Learning to Draw

Tuesday, 16 Oct.

1.00pm Mah Jong

3.30pm Tai Chi

Wednesday, 17 Oct.

10.30am French Conversation

10.30am Coffee @ Kaddy’s

2.30am Computer Workshop

Thursday, 18 Oct.

7.30pm Table Tennis

Friday, 19 Oct.

2.00pm Friday Speaker at U3A Kyneton is Keith Hallett.

Topic: A brief history of the Maldon/Shelbourne Railway Line

This is not just a history of the line and the issue of its preservation, but of the social and practical needs of a 19th Century community. In a way, it reflects the history of Victoria in the 19th and early 20th centuries and as such, opens questions for the community in modern times. This session is for railway enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in history.

Don’t forget the Change of date of the October POD – 25 October at The Albion Hotel (original date 18 Oct)

Tutors & speakers are needed for 2019
We are now planning ahead for next year’s courses, pods, and one-off speakers for our Friday meetings and we are now asking you to consider your involvement.  The success of every U3A relies very much upon what members (and in this case you) can contribute and share with each other and so we are now asking you to talk to us about what you think you can offer to others in our group.
To reduce fear the structure we have set out below is a broad scope of what is available for you to consider – so before pressing the ‘not me’ button please read through the outlines set out and see if and where you might best fit and contribute.
An extended journey or conversation usually 4-6 weeks in duration and involve 60 minutes of instruction at each weekly session, coordinating an exchange of views in a structured forum or formal ‘lecturing’
Presenting a 60-minute session on a topic which has a more academic bent on a specialised topic
40-minute session about your special interest which you are confident and interested enough to share with others.