WOTZON

WOTZON 12 April 2021


Dear Members,
U3A Kyneton’s “Wotzon” will be distributed regularly to members each Monday morning (instead of Sunday afternoon).

U3A Kyneton courses have resumed after the Easter break. ‘Welcome’ to our new members and ‘Welcome Back’ those who have recently re-joined.

Although we are all enjoying reduced restrictions in Victoria, please remember to observe social distancing and utilise the hand sanitiser and cleaning supplies when in the Red Brick Hall.

  • The monthly Music session is on Monday at 2.00p.m.;
  • The First Nations History in the Macedon Ranges is starting this week. Participants will meet outside the Red Brick Hall at 10.00a.m. on Tuesday;
  • Australian History is continuing on Wednesday at 10.00a.m.;
  • The 2nd session of Men’s Kitchen-1 is also on Wednesday;
  • Current Affairs is meeting on Thursday at 10.00a.m.;
  • The Photography course commences on Thursday at 2.00p.m.;
  • There will be NO Film Club this week;
  • All other regular courses are running.

The link from the U3A Kyneton website to the full description of current courses is: https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/Please scroll down the page to view this website for details regarding each specific course. Details about U3A each week’s courses can be accessed at any time from a smart phone, tablet, laptop or stand-alone computer.  An information session on how to view courses for ‘this week’ and ‘next week’ will be held on Friday,16 April in the Red Brick Hall at 2.00pm, followed by afternoon tea.  All are welcome and there is no need to register. 

If anyone is having difficulty logging into the U3A Kyneton membership system or enrolling in courses, assistance can also be provided on 16 April.

Following any medical incident, an Incident Report Form needs to be completed.  Tutors have been notified and additional forms can be located in the folder at the back of the Covid-Safe Plan in the Red Brick Hall.

Our next Friday afternoon speaker will be on 23 April at 2.00p.m. and will be about a 1st hand shipwreck experience off the island of Crete in 1972 – with further information in the next “Wotzon”.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

Wotzon 28th March 2021
 
Dear Heather, Member No. 769U3A Kyneton is taking a term break and therefore Friday@U3A will not be held this week (Good Friday), nor on 09 April and “Wotzon” will not be distributed next Sunday (Easter Sunday). Some U3A tutors and courses are also taking a term break – please check to with your tutor to find out what is happening. Tai Chi will not be held this week. Paul Reid’s Historic next historic tour of Kyneton is on 6 April. The kitchen in the Red Brick Hall is now operational. Face masks are no longer a requirement in the building, however, please remember to observe social distancing and utilise the hand sanitiser. Following the meeting last Monday, the Committee would like to remind members that it is U3A Kyneton’s ‘duty of care” in the case of a medical incident during a scheduled event, an ambulance will be called. Members are encouraged to review their ambulance coverage as some ambulance transportation can incur high fees. The link HERE provides information for Ambulance Victoria membership and fees. Current Incident report forms will be distributed to tutors and hard copies can be found at the back of the U3A Covid-Safe Plan in the Red Brick Hall.

Below is one of our members enjoying some Poetry!


After Easter, the weekly courses will no longer be listed as per below.  They are available via the U3A Kyneton website and can be accessed from any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or stand-alone computer.  An introduction on how to view courses and to enroll in courses will be held on Friday,16 April in the Red Brick Hall at 2.00 pm, followed by afternoon tea.  All are welcome and there is no need to register.  The link to the website and courses is https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/Wotzon is also available on the website.
Classes this week:    
TimeMonday 29 March  
2157French – IntermediateGrist Bakery    10:30 & 11:30 AM
2115Mah JongRed Brick Hall1:30 PM
2166Exercise – Low Impact 2Xist Gym2:30 PM
Tuesday, 30 March  
2150Walking – SocialBarry Doyle Rotunda9:00 AM
2159CyclingKyneton Info. Centre9:30 AM
Wednesday, 31 March  
2106Cooking – Triple Treats – 1Private Home9:00 AM
2145First AustraliansRed Brick Hall9:00 AM
2158French – AdvancedGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2103Coffee ClubAngie’s Café10:30 AM
2156French – TravelGrist Bakery11:30 AM
2134BridgeRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2124Growing your Own FoodRed Brick Hall3:30 PM
2117Table TennisKyneton Aquatic Centre4:30 PM
Thursday, 01 April  
2126BushwalkingVarious8:30 AM
2122Dog WalkingKyneton Botanical Gardens9:30 AM
2114Current AffairsRed Brick Hall10:00 AM
2149Film ClubRed Brick Hall2:00 PM
Friday 02 April   PUBLIC HOLIDAY GOOD FRIDAY  
TERM BREAK check with Tutors to see if courses are on.
Friday, 09 April: NO FRIDAY@U3A 
Friday, 16 April: training on course listing via the website and afternoon tea 2:00 PM

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Easter.



Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

WOTZON 21st March

Dear Members,

Below are is further information regarding U3A courses:

  • The U3A Kyneton Committee is meeting tomorrow.
  • The 2nd Low Impact Exercise class starts on Monday.
  • The Bridge class is taking a break this week.
  • There is still availability for members to join the International Folk Dancing course on 29 March which is sure to blow away all those Covid cobwebs.  There is no charge for the introductory session. You do not need to be an expert participate and unleash some spring in your steps. If interested, please enrol online or enquire via info@u3akyneton.org.au.

Paul Reid’s Historic tour of Kyneton was very appreciated by everyone who attended last Tuesday and another outing is booked for 6 April. It is currently full, however, if you are booked into this session and unable to attend on this day, please let us know so that others who are on the waiting list may enjoy this special outing.

The bushwalkers took advantage of the warm weather this week – below is photo taken of the group taken at Babbington Hill.

During 2020 the Red Brick Hall was not utilised regularly by U3A and most courses were held via Zoom. It has become apparent that our speakers cannot be heard clearly.  To overcome this, the audio system will be utilised for the Friday afternoon sessions and for visiting tutors whenever possible.

The list of courses being held this week are (this information has been copied from the U3A Kyneton website and is viewable at any time): https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/

CodeNameLocation             Time
Monday, 22 March  
U3AKCommittee meetingRSL9:00 AM
2157French – IntermediateGrist Bakery10:30 &
11.30 AM
2115Mah JongRed Brick Hall1:30 PM
2166Exercise-Low Impact-2Xist Gym2:30 PM
Tuesday, 23 March  
2150Walking – SocialBarry Doyle Rotunda9:00 AM
2159CyclingKyneton Info. Centre9:30 AM
2118Tai ChiUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
Wednesday, 24 March  
2106Cooking, Triple Treats-1Private home9:00 AM
2145First AustraliansRed Brick Hall9:00 AM
2158French – AdvancedGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2103Coffee ClubAngie’s Café11:00 AM
2156French – TravelGrist Bakery11:30 AM
2124Growing your Own FoodRed Brick Hall3:30 PM
2117Table TennisKyneton Aquatic Centre4:30 PM
Thursday, 25 March  
2101Bird ObserversCnr Mollison & Pohlman Sts.9:00 AM
2122Dog WalkingKyneton Botanical Gardens9:30 AM
2111Lunch ClubVarious12:00 PM
Friday, 26 March  
2133U3A Administration DayRed Brick Hall1:30 PM
2120Friday@U3ARed Brick Hall2:00 PM

Our next Friday@U3A afternoon speaker will be Shirley Proctor with the topic ‘Walking and Cycling Spain’s Caminos’. Shirley will take us on a pictorial journey from Seville in the South, to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, in the north west corner of Spain. She will talk about her travel adventures walking and cycling along Spain’s Caminos.

All are welcome at the Friday afternoon sessions which is followed by afternoon tea. 



Roni Taubman
Secretary

WOTZON 14 March

 Hello Members:

Below is some information regarding the following courses:

  • The second Low Impact Exercise class will NOT be held tomorrow (15 March) and will now commence on 22 March.
  • Paul Reid’s tour of Kyneton (16 March) will begin from the South-East corner of Piper and Ebden Streets at 10:00 am (beside the old Market building, now Duck, Duck, Goose & Larder). Please wear sturdy walking shoes for this tour of approximately 2 km (mostly along Piper Street, but we may make some side excursions).
  • There will be NO Film Club this week.
  • The Friday U3A Kyneton regular Administration Day for any member requiring assistance with logging into or selecting courses for the membership database will now be available from 1.30-2.00p.m.

The list of courses being held this week are (this information has been copied from the U3a Kyneton website and is viewable at any time): https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/

CodeNameLocationTime
Monday, 15 March  
2157French – IntermediateGrist Bakery10:30 & 11.30 AM
2115Mah JongRed Brick Hall1:30 PM
Tuesday, 16 March  
2150Walking – SocialBarry Doyle Rotunda9:00 AM
2159CyclingKyneton Information Centre9:30 AM
2154Paul Reid’s Historic Tour of KynetonSE corner of Piper & Ebden Sts.10:00 AM
2118Tai ChiUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
Wednesday, 17 March  
2106Cooking – Triple Treats – 1Private Home9:00 AM
2145First AustraliansRed Brick Hall9:00 AM
2158French – AdvancedGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2103Coffee ClubAngie’s Café11:00 AM
2156French – TravelGrist Bakery11:30 AM
2134BridgeRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2105Computer WorkshopPrivate Home2:30 PM
2124Growing your Own FoodRed Brick Hall3:30 PM
2117Table TennisKyneton Aquatic Centre4:30 PM
Thursday, 18 March  
2126BushwalkingVarious8:30 AM
2122Dog WalkingKyneton Botanical Gardens9:30 AM
2114Current AffairsRed Brick Hall10:00 AM
Friday, 19 March  
2133U3A Administration DayRed Brick Hall1.30 PM
2120Friday@U3ARed Brick Hall2:00 PM

Our next Friday@U3A afternoon will speaker will be Graham Kent with the topic “Investigating Assault, Sexual Assault and Discrimination in Victoria Police”. A retired Police Inspector, Graham will talk about his experiences when establishing the Victoria Police internal investigation taskforce. Set up in 2015, it is responsible for investigating allegations of sexual assault, harassment and discrimination within Victoria Police.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

Wotzon 28 February 2021

Hello Members.

Everyone is excited to learn of the easing Covid restriction in Victoria. Masks are now no longer mandatory for inside the Red Brick Hall. 

We are still unable to utilise the kitchen in the Red Brick Hall, however, with the revised government restrictions and for future afternoon tea on Fridays, rather than use paper cups, please feel free to choose a mug from our current supply of donated cups and take it home to wash and reuse for each Friday session.  Of course, members can also bring their own cup to use for afternoon tea.

Last Friday we had an informative session at the Red  Brick Hall by the West Ward Councillors – Macedon Ranges Shire Council – below is a photo of members listening intently!

This week:

  • French classes are still meeting voluntarily;
  • The First Australians course is starting, and
  • The Growing your own food course is commencing.

A list of courses is available at any time (24/7) on the Kyneton website – select the Courses and Activities tab https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/, scroll down the page to select ‘List View’ and then select ‘this week’, or ‘next week’ to view.  Further details for each course can be obtained via the drop-down arrow.  If you are unsure when the next session is scheduled or if further details are needed, this is viewable on our website.  Wotzon is also being uploaded weekly onto the website. 

Courses being held this week are –  as per information from the U3A Kyneton website:

CodeNameLocationTime
Monday, 01 March  
2127Golf CroquetKyneton Croquet Club10:30 AM
2157French – IntermediateGrist Bakery10.30 & 11.30 AM
2115Mah JongRed Brick Hall2:00 PM
2139Low Impact ExerciseXist Gym2.30 PM
Tuesday, 02 March  
2150Walking – SocialBarry Doyle Rotunda9:00 AM
2159CyclingPig & Whistle, E.Trentham9:30 AM
2118Tai ChiUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
Wednesday, 03 March  
2145First AustraliansRed Brick Hall9:00 AM
2158French – AdvancedGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2103Coffee ClubBarry Doyle Rotunda11:00 AM
2156French – TravelGrist Bakery11:30 AM
2134BridgeRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2105Computer WorkshopPrivate Home2:30 PM
2124Growing your Own FoodRed Brick Hall3:30 PM
2117Table Tennis 4:30 PM
Thursday, 04 March  
2126BushwalkingVarious8:30 AM
2122Dog WalkingKyneton Botanic Gardens9:30 AM
2114Current AffairsRed Brick Hall10:00 AM
2149Film ClubRed Brick Hall2:00 PM
Friday, 05 March  
2163Cycling – PicnicOld Primary School, Kyneton10:30 AM
2133U3A Administration DayRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2120Friday@U3ARed Brick Hall2:00 PM

Our next Friday@U3A afternoon session will be Peter Wilson (ex NGV) who will be talking to us about ‘Evaluating Art‘. We shall view a selection of artworks. Everyone will be encouraged to offer their ideas and discuss. It sounds serious but it will be fun. This is similar to the ABC series ‘Everyone’s a Critic’ – episodes are available on ABC iView until 2 March – have a look! No prior knowledge of art is required – come along, participate and enjoy.

If you don’t already have your 2021 membership badge, it is available for collection at the Red Brick Hall from 1.00p.m. on Friday.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

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Wotzon 21 February 2021



Dear Members.

After the lockdown U3A Kyneton is very happy to be back!

There are still a few vacancies in some courses, so take a look on our website to see if any additional sessions might interest you: https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/

  • The Bird Observers are meeting this week.
  • Bridge is starting this week at the Red Brick Hall.
  • Lunch Club is also scheduled this week for the first time in 2021.
  • French classes are currently meeting informally as Simone is away.
  • Table Tennis is moving to the time of 4.30pm on Wednesdays and now at the Kyneton Sports & Aquatic Centre.
  • The International Folk Dancing introductory course on 29 March is open for registrations.

Our Bushwalkers had a great time last Thursday – below is a photo of them enjoying a well earned rest.

Absence Reporting: If you are away or unable to attend a course and wish to advise the Tutor, this can be done via the website. Use the Member Login (your Member No. and Password), then press Submit to access the database and then select My Absences from the Left-hand menu and follow the steps to the appropriate course and dates you will be absent – then click Submit.  This will initiate an automatic email which will be sent to the Tutor advising you will be away.  

The following courses will be held this week:

CodeNameLocationTime
Monday, 22 February  
2142MeditationRed Brick Hall9:30 AM
2127Golf CroquetKyneton Croquet Club10:30 AM
2157French – IntermediateGrist Bakery10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
2115Mah JongRed Brick Hall2:00 PM
2139Exercise – Low ImpactXist Gym2:30 PM
Tuesday, 23 February  
2150Walking – SocialBarry Doyle Rotunda9:00 AM
2159CyclingKyneton Info. Centre9:30 AM
2118Tai ChiUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
2119Tai Chi – BeginnersUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
Wednesday, 24 February  
2158French – AdvancedGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2103Coffee ClubBarry Doyle Rotunda11:00 AM
2156French – TravelGrist Bakery11:30 AM
2134BridgeRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2117Table TennisSports & Aquatic Centre4:30 PM
Thursday, 25 February  
2101Bird ObserversCnr Mollison & Pohlman Sts. Kyneton9:00 AM
2122Dog WalkingKyneton Botanical Gardens9:30 AM
2111Lunch ClubAlbion Hotel12:00 PM
Friday, 26 February  
2133U3A Administration DayRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2120Friday@U3ARed Brick Hall2:00 PM

For our next Friday@U3A afternoon we will be visited by our CouncillorsCr. Janet Pearce – retiring Mayor; Cr. Mark Ridgeway – Deputy Mayor; Cr. Jennifer Anderson – Mayor; and the Chair –  Peter Johnson – President, U3A Kyneton.
With the Topic – West Ward Councillors – Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Come along to hear from our local Councillors to learn about the issues – population growth, development, environment, traffic and more being managed by Council.

2021 Membership badges are available for collection 1.00p.m. onwards on Friday.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

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WOTZON 14 February
Dear Members

As advised on Friday, due to the Victorian Covid lockdown, there will be NO U3A KYNETON COURSES held on Monday15 February, Tuesday 16 February, or Wednesday 17 February. Members will be advised regarding any changed arrangements or necessary cancellations for next Thursday or Friday.

Course no. 2165, an ‘Introduction toInternational Folk Dance’ will be held on 29 March, 10.00a.m – 12.00p.m.  Members can now enrol in this course which if successful, will continue. There will be no charge for the introductory session.

Course no. 2125 ‘Technology support’ is offered specifically for members (and tutors) to assist with the UMAS database and any login or enrolment difficulties. Sessions are held monthly on the 2nd Friday of the month at 12.00-1.00p.m., or upon request. There is also a Committee member available from 1.00p.m. each Friday to assist with queries.

Courses are on viewable at any time via the U3A Kyneton website: https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/. To enrol in any course, you will need your membership no. and password. If you can’t remember either or both of these, please click on the ‘Help links’ underlined on the login page.

Although we are in lockdown, hopefully the last 2 days of this week’s courses will take place. 

CodeNameLocationTime
Monday, 15 February  
2142MeditationCANCELLED 
2127Golf CroquetCANCELLED 
2157French – IntermediateCANCELLED 
2115Mah JongCANCELLED 
2139Exercise – Low ImpactCANCELLED 
Tuesday, 16 February  
2150Walking – SocialCANCELLED 
2159CyclingCANCELLED 
2118Tai ChiCANCELLED 
2119Tai Chi – BeginnersCANCELLED 
Wednesday, 17 February  
2117Table TennisCANCELLED 
2158French – AdvancedCANCELLED 
2103Coffee ClubCANCELLED 
2156French – TravelCANCELLED 
2134BridgeCANCELLED 
2105Computer WorkshopCANCELLED 
Thursday, 18 February  
2126BushwalkingVarious8:30 AM
2122Dog WalkingBotanical Gardens9:30 AM
2114Current AffairsRed Brick Hall10:00 AM
2149Film ClubRed Brick Hall2.00 PM
Friday, 19 February  
2163Cycling – PicnicOld Primary School10:30 AM
2133U3A Administration DayRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2120Friday@U3ARed Brick Hall2:00 PM

Members will be advised regarding any changed arrangements or necessary cancellations for next Thursday or Friday.

Our next Friday@U3A speaker will be Dr Milo Murphy, Campaspe Family Practice, who will be talking to us about Covid, the vaccination(s), efficacy and benefits. This will either be via Zoom or in person at the Red Brick Hall.

There was a medical incident recently which can happen occasionally in our community, however this thankfully ended with no lasting effects. At the U3A Committee meeting last Monday, emergency procedures and responsibilities were discussed. Members should be aware that in any future medical incident an ambulance will be called. (Tutors will receive an email outlining medical incident procedures should they occur.) 

With fingers crossed that the lockdown ends this week……..

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

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WOTZON 7th. February 2021

WOTZON 07 February
 
Hello Members,

2021 Courses have commenced – welcome to new members and to all members who have re-enrolled. Our U3A Kyneton Facebook page is also available for members to join.  Please click this link to view Facebook.
 
Paul Marson gave an excellent presentation on China last Friday. If you would like to view his informative session, it is available via the U3A Kyneton website.
 
We are excited to announce an ‘International Folk Dance’ course.  The dances can be adapted so that all people can participate, and no prior experience would be necessary.’ Details are currently being finalised and further information will be available next week. If you are interested in this course, could you please let us know via info@u3akyneton.org.au.

Courses are viewable at any time via the U3A Kyneton website:  https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses/.
Below is a list of this week’s courses:
Monday, 08 February
Committee Meeting Kyneton RSL 9:00 AM

Meditation Red Brick Hall 9:30 AM
Golf Croquet Kyneton Croquet Club 10:30 AM
French – Intermediate Grist Bakery 10:30 & 11:30 AM
Music Private home 2:00 PM
Mah Jong Red Brick Hall 2:00 PM
Exercise – Low Impact Xist Gym 2:30 PM

Tuesday, 09 February
 
Walking – Social Barry Doyle Rotunda 9:00 AM
Cycling Kyneton Info. Centre 9:30 AM
Tai Chi Uniting Church Hall 2:00 PM
Tai Chi – Beginners Uniting Church Hall 2:00 PM

Wednesday, 10 February
 
Table Tennis Kyneton Botanical Gardens 9:00 AM
Men’s Kitchen – 1 Glenlyon CFA 10:00 AM
French – Advanced Grist Bakery 10:30 AM
Coffee Club Barry Doyle Rotunda 11:00 AM
French – Travel Grist Bakery 11:30 AM

Thursday, 11 February
 
Dog Walking Kyneton Botanical Gardens 9:30 AM
Poetry Various 10:00 AM
Book Circle Red Brick Hall 1:00 PM

Friday, 12 February
 
Technology Support Team Red Brick Hall 12:00 PM
U3A Administration Day Red Brick Hall 1:00 PM

Friday@U3A Red Brick Hall 2:00 PM

The next Friday@U3A speaker will be our member, Keith Hallett, an Historian with the topic “The Kokoda Track”. The presentation will focus on the 1942 battle of Isurava, when the young soldiers of the Australian militia confronted the full force of the Japanese invasion along the Kokoda Track. This battle was of key significance in the defense of Australia.
2021 Membership badges are ready to collect, so please come to the Red Brick Hall on Friday where they will be available from 1.00-2.00p.m.
 

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

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WOTZON 31 January 2021

 Dear Members

The first Friday@U3A was held on 29 January where the Kyneton ‘expert’ panel discussed the American situation – the politics, historical perspective, their judicial and violence issues. It was followed by afternoon tea and a great start to 2021. 

Please note the following course information:

  • Please note that ALL French classes are now being held at the Grist Bakery.
  • The meeting place for the Social Walking group is the Barry Doyle Rotunda, Kyneton.
  • Picnic Cycling – will commence on 19 February (cancelled for 05 February)

The following courses will be held this week:

CodeNameLocation          Time
Monday, 01 February  
2142MeditationRed Brick Hall9:30 AM
2157French – IntermediateGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2139Exercise – Low ImpactXist Gym2:30 PM
Tuesday, 02 February  
2150Walking – SocialBarry Doyle Rotunda9:00 AM
2159CyclingExercise9:30 AM
2118Tai ChiUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
2119Tai Chi – BeginnersUniting Church Hall2:00 PM
Wednesday, 03 February  
2117Table TennisBotanical Gardens9:00 AM
2158French – AdvancedGrist Bakery10:30 AM
2103Coffee ClubBarry Doyle Rotunda11:00 AM
2156French – TravelGrist Bakery11:30 AM
2105Computer WorkshopPrivate Home2:30 PM
Thursday, 04 February  
2126BushwalkingVarious8:30 AM
2122Dog WalkingBotanical Gardens9:30 AM
2114Current AffairsRed Brick Hall10:00 AM
2149Film ClubRed Brick Hall2:00 PM
Friday, 05 February  
2133U3A Admin DayRed Brick Hall1:00 PM
2120Friday@U3ARed Brick Hall2:00 PM

Please check with your Tutor for any queries, or email info@u3akyneton.org.au.

Our next Friday@U3A speaker will be Paul Marson on 05 February. Prior to retiring to Victoria (Trentham) Paul taught history in Queensland for forty years. His History Major was in Modern Chinese History and a year twelve module he taught was – The Rise of Communist China.
The Topic is: Chinese Whispers – the Word from Beijing
In a time of rising anti-Chinese rhetoric, this presentation will give you an insight into the Chinese world view.

An Attendance List and QR code will be available for members to register on the day.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

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Hello Members
Welcome to WOTZON in 2021

January 24th 2021
 
Thank you very much to everyone who has enrolled either via the online system or during enrolment day on 14 January. There has been a massive response and courses are filling fast. Members can always enrol in additional courses, so now might be the time to log on and take another look at other courses to see what might be appealing.
 
Due to the interest on the American Election and Inauguration, U3A Kyneton will be starting our regular Friday@U3A earlier than advertised.  This will now be on Friday, 29 January at the Red Brick Hall, commencing at 2.00p.m.
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Topic – The American Election – what more could possibly go wrong?
 
To answer this question, we have assembled a panel of U3A Kyneton experts who will explore, explain, extemporize and discuss the political situation in America.
 
Paul Reid – The politics, what more could possibly go wrong?
Christine Hardy – The historical perspective. Trump is not the first President to refuse to hand over to his successor.
Stephen Carisbrooke – The triumph of the rule of law. How the judicial function saved the day.
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All are welcome to attend.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

 

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WOTZON – Enrolment information  January 10th 2021
ENROLMENT DAY JANUARY 14TH AT RED BRICK HALL.OR ONLINE NOW!

Good afternoon U3A Kyneton 

 A big WELCOME to both new and previous members!  Enrolment is now officially OPEN for 2021.

There are over 50 courses available with more to follow as we become more ‘COVID Normal’. Our weekly WOTZON newsletter will list all updates to the course program as well as the current courses for the week.

A course booklet is available to download from the website at:
https://u3akyneton.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/U3A-Kyneton-Course-Book-V1.2.pdf
Details of some courses have been updated. Please note:

  • French classes: our Tutor will be reviewing enrolees to see which level will deliver the greatest benefit to each member. Depending on numbers, classes may be revised.
  • Tai Chi: the time for beginners and continuing Tai Chi members is now 2.00-3.00pm on Tuesdays.
  • Book Circle: if enrolling in this class please note you will be waitlisted as this session has a number limitation – the Tutor(s)/U3A Admin will advise members of their enrolment status.

Enrolment is different this year, but hopefully it is easier. Please note that the kitchen is not accessible at the Red Brick Hall.  Membership Badges will be available for collection at the Friday@U3A afternoon sessions – they will not be issued on enrolment day.
We encourage you to use U-MAS for Members (U4M) online as much as possible. It can be accessed from any smart device from the U3A Kyneton website https://u3akyneton.org.au/.  From the top ribbon bar, select Member Login. You will need your membership number and password to login. Please contact info@u3akyneton.org.au if you experience problems logging into U-MAS for members.

Below are several methods of enrolling in U3A Kyneton 2021 courses:

  1. Online: via the website https://u3akyneton.org.au/ – go to the top right ribbon bar and select Member Login.  We are encouraging this method of enrolment to reduce numbers on the day and to maintain a CovidSafe environment.
  2. Enrolment Day: in person at the Red Brick Hall on 14th January. Please abide by these times if possible, to allow for social distancing. You must wear a mask when inside the Red Brick Hall.

      Surnames beginning with:

  • 9.00-10.00a.m.       A – G
  • 10.00-11.00a.m.     H – M
  • 11.00-1200p.m.      N – Z
  • If the times allocated are not convenient, members are able to visit the Red Brick Hall, but waiting periods may apply.
  • If you require information about enrolment day e.g. waiting times, please ring 0439 360 763.
  1. E-mail: please email info@u3akyneton.org.au with your details and course(s) you wish to enrol in, and our Admin team will manually select the course(s) you request.
  2. Phone: After 14 January, members can also phone 5422 2552 and leave a (CLEAR) message on the answering machine advising which course(s) you wish to enrol in. Please also leave your name and number so that you can be contacted if there are any queries.
  3. After Enrolment Day: our Admin team will be available at the Red Brick Hall on Fridays from 22nd January from 1.00-2.00pm to assist with enrolments or queries and also to distribute membership badges.

Please read the COVIDSafe Plan on the U3A Kyneton web site at https://u3akyneton.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/COVIDSafe-Plan-U3A-Kyneton-V1.2.pdf

Subscription for new members is $30 and re-enrolment (for 2020 members) is $20.00, providing it is received prior to 1st March 2021.

U3A Kyneton Banking details are:
Bendigo Bank
BSB                                  633 000
Account number           127411064

Payment can be made via the U-MAS for Members application on any smart device at https://u3akyneton.org.au/members/login, EFT and at your local bank branch.
Please always add your membership number and name in the payment reference details for payment identification.
Enrolment is not confirmed until payment has been received.
Cheques can also be mailed to:
U3A Kyneton
PO Box 1321
Kyneton VIC 3444

Course Costs
Course costs are set using the following guidelines:
Courses in the Red Brick Hall:

  • One semester course $10.00 per member enrolled.
  • Two semesters courses $20.00 per member enrolled.

Courses held in other venues are paid by individuals enrolled to cover any venue hire:

  • Outside/private homes: no cost.
  • Special courses (e.g. cooking/wine) and some courses require purchase of text material and may attract an additional charge.

Please read the COVIDSafe Plan on the U3A Kyneton website at https://u3akyneton.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/COVIDSafe-Plan-U3A-Kyneton-V1.2.pdf

Roni Taubman                                   John Taubman
Secretary                                           Course Coordinator
5422 2552                                          info@u3akyneton.org.au

WOTZON 28 December 2020
2021 COURSE BOOK AND INFORMATION


Good Afternoon Members

Over the Christmas break we have been assembling the U3A Kyneton 2021 Course Book.  Please note that this information may change at short notice. Some additional courses may be added later and will be advertised via the Wotzon newsletter.

2020 has been a very challenging year so let’s keep our fingers crossed for 2021. Enrolment day at the Red Brick Hall is 14 January 9.00am-12.00pm.  We will need to adhere to social distancing and keep attendance records for contact tracing.  U3A Kyneton has a (free) QR code to assist with this process. The advantage is that we can have twice the number in the Red Brick Hall if we use the QR Code (40 vice 20). Please see instructions on the QR Code(click on the underlined blue text).

Initially this may be challenging, however, once done, it is a quick process to repeat. Assistance can be provided to set this up. Pen and paper records can also be utilised.

To view and download the U3A Kyneton 2021 Course Book click on the underlined blue text: 2021 Course Book.   This is a 10-page document showing detailed information for each course. There is also a short 2-page document attached which lists the courses available, but without the complete detail. Please follow this the link HERE to access the summarised list of courses. Full course and costing details will be available via the website: https://u3akyneton.org.au/courses in early January.
 
Below is some further information for members:
COURSES
Consult the U-MAS database https://u3akyneton.org.au/members/login for the latest advice.  Whenever possible course changes will be advised in the weekly WOTZON newsletter – Tutors can provide the most up to date information.
COVIDSafe
The COVIDSafe Plan for the operation of the Red Brick Hall (RBH) can be accessed on the Website at https://u3akyneton.org.au/.  For further information email info@u3akyneton.org.au.
Banking
U3A Kyneton Banking details are:
Bendigo Bank
BSB                          636 000
Account number       127411064

Payment can be made via the U-MAS for Members application on any smart device at https://u3akyneton.org.au/members/login, EFT and at your local bank branch.
Please always add your membership number and name in the payment reference details for identification.
Enrolment is not confirmed until payment has been received.
Cheques can also be mailed to:
U3A Kyneton
PO Box 1321
Kyneton VIC 3444
 
Course Costs
Course costs are set using the following guidelines:
Courses in the Red Brick Hall: One semester course $10.00 per member enrolled. Two semesters courses $20.00 per member enrolled. Courses held in other venues are paid by individuals enrolled to cover any venue hire: Outside/private homes: no cost. Special courses (e.g.cooking/wine) and some courses require purchase of text material and may attract an additional charge. We look forward to seeing you on 14 January – further details about Enrolment day will be provided in early January.



John Taubman                                   Roni Taubman
Course Coordinator                           Secretary
Phone: 5422 2552


WOTZON 29 November

Good afternoon Members

A very belated “Christmas in July” lunch was held at the RSL this week. It was wonderful to see everyone in person (rather than via Zoom)! Below are some members enjoying the social occasion (with thanks to Stephen Carisbrooke for the photo).

The U3A Kyneton Enrolment day is 14 January 2021 and, as outlined at the AGM, the cost to re-enrol has been set at $20 for renewing members. Planning is well underway for 2021 courses and further advice will be available in January. 

Some courses are finishing at the end of November, some in December and others are continuing on throughout the holiday period. The following courses are being held this week:
Please remember to check with your tutor regarding arrangements for courses.

 CodeNameTypeTime
Monday, 30 November  
 2048First AustraliansZoom1:00 PM
 2060Low Impact ExerciseZoom2:30 PM
Tuesday, 01 December  
 2059CyclingOutdoor9:30 AM
 2014Zoom – Current AffairsZoom10:00 AM
Wednesday, 02 December  
 2017Table Tennis – NEW TIMEOutdoor9:00 AM
 2003Coffee ClubOutdoor11:00 AM
 2005Computer WorkshopZoom2:30 PM
Thursday, 03 December  
 2022Dog WalkingOutdoor9:30 AM
Friday, 04 December  
 2020Friday@U3AZoom2:00 PM

 We are waiting for next Friday@U3A’s speaker to confirm availability and will advise members as soon as possible.

CHRISTMAS is approaching fast. U3A Kyneton will be holding a BYO picnic in the Pig Shed, Kyneton Botanical Gardens on 11 December at 11.00am and everyone is invited.  You will need to bring your food and drink and a chair.  An Invitation will be emailed and/or delivered to all members. Registration will not be necessary, but please record your attendance on the sheet provided for contact tracing on the day, as well as social distancing, so come along to join in the celebration.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

WOTZON 22 November
Good afternoon Members.

The members’ luncheon on Tuesday, 24 November at the RSL at midday. Due to government restrictions, the number of members attending has been restricted to 20. We would like to express a huge thank you to members who had enrolled previously and are now unable to attend.

French classes will not be held for the next two weeks as our Tutor is unwell and I’m sure we all send her speedy ‘get well wishes’. 

To assist with planning for 20201, could everyone who would be interested in the following courses please contact Kath Thomas via the link HERE (or reply to this email).

  • Bridge
  • Walking Group

 A U3A Kyneton article is being prepared for the next issue of Kyneton Connect.  Could any member who is in the photo below and does not wish to be shown in the article, please contact info@u3akyneton.org.au.

Our speaker this coming Friday@U3A’s Zoom session at 2.00pm  will be advised within the next few days.

The following courses are being held this week:

 CodeNameTypeTime
Monday, 23 November  
 2048First AustraliansZoom1:00 PM
 2060Low Impact ExerciseZoom2:30 PM
Tuesday, 24 November  
 2059CyclingOutdoor9:30 AM
 2046Members LuncheonSocial12:00 PM
Wednesday, 25 November  
 2017Table TennisOutdoor9:30 AM
 2003Coffee ClubOutdoor11:00 AM
Thursday, 26 November  
 2001Bird ObserversOutdoor9:00 AM
 2022Dog WalkingOutdoor10:00 AM
Friday, 27 November  
 2042MeditationZoom10:00 AM
 2020Friday@U3AZoom2:00 PM

 Please always check with your Tutor for the most up to date information.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

WOTZON, 15 November 

Good afternoon Members

The U3A Kyneton Committee met last Monday and discussed options for 2021.

  • We are waiting for information from the Council regarding access to the Red Brick Hall.
  • The members’ luncheon on 24 November at the RSL is going ahead however is currently fully booked. Please check your details on the link to our UMAS  database if you are unsure about your enrolment and advise if you no longer plan to attend. 
  • The low impact exercise class is continuing for another 4 weeks at a cost of $20/member and there are a few spaces available if anyone would like to join in the fun.
  • The U3A Kyneton Christmas party will be held outside at the newly refurbished “Pig Shed” in the Kyneton Botanical Gardens. This year, due to the pandemic, it will be a picnic style event at 11.00am and be a very relaxed social event with members asked to bring their own food and drink. All are welcome to attend.

U3A now has the capability to record the Friday@U3A sessions so if you are interested in a particular topic and unable to attend, please let us know in advance.  Dr Kelly’s presentation was recorded and was about her research into mnemonics and her new book “Songlines: the Power and Promise“.

Our speaker for this coming Friday@U3A’s Zoom session at 2.00pm will be our own member, Paul Reid with the topic “America – what next?”

We are looking for a Publicity Officer to advertise U3A Kyneton as we emerge from Covid-19 to assist us. If you are interested, please contact the Secretary via info@u3akyneton.org.au.

The following courses are being held this week:

 CodeNameTypeTime
Monday, 16 November  
 2028US Presidential ElectionZoom10:00 AM
 2055 & 2057French – IntermediateZoom10:15 AM
 2058French – AdvancedZoom12:00 PM
 2048First AustraliansZoom1:00 PM
 2060Low Impact ExerciseZoom2:30 PM
Tuesday, 17 November  
 2059CyclingOutdoor9:30 AM
Wednesday, 18 November  
 2017Table TennisOutdoor9:30 AM
 2003Coffee ClubOutdoor11:00 AM
 2005Computer WorkshopZoom2:30 PM
Thursday, 19 November  
 2022Dog WalkingOutdoor10:00 AM
Friday, 20 November  
 2042MeditationZoom10:00 AM
 2020Friday@U3AZoom2:00 PM

Please always check with your Tutor for the most up to date information.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

WOTZON 08 November 2020

Good afternoon members.
Our Committee meets tomorrow and amongst other Agenda items we will discuss:

  • Covid-19 restrictions and access to the Red Brick Hall
  • The Members’ Luncheon on 24 November
  • The 2021 Course program
  • Plans for 2021 and Enrolment day
  • An update on the U3A Kyneton Facebook page

A News Bulletin from U3A Network Victoria can be viewed HERE. This contains planning details for next year, grant opportunities and ongoing data privacy information.

Our speaker for this coming Friday@U3A’s Zoom session at 2.00pm will be Dr. Lynne Kelly and her topic will be: “Songlines: the Power and Promise”. Dr. Kelly is co-author (with Margot Neale, senior indigenous curator of the National Museum of Australia) of their recently released book, Songlines; The Power and Promise. Dr. Kelly will talk about her extensive research into mnemonics, providing her with new insights into traditional Indigenous knowledge and how it might be applied to help us thrive into the future.

On our U3A Kyneton website, under the drop-down arrow in the ‘Courses & Activities‘ tab, members can always find details of dates and times outlining which courses are occurring, ‘this week, next week, next year‘.  If you need any assistance accessing this or logging into our system to view your details, please contact us.

The Zoom-Current Affairs course is being held over until December. The following courses are being held this week.

  Code Name Type Time
Monday, 09 November    
  2030 Committee Meeting Admin 9:00 AM
  2055 & 2057 French – Intermediate Zoom 10:15 AM
  2058 French – Advanced Zoom 12:00 PM
  2048 First Australians Brain 1:00 PM
  2026 Low Impact Movement Zoom 2:30 PM
Tuesday, 10 November    
  2059 Cycling Outdoor 9:30 AM
Wednesday, 11 November    
  2017 Table Tennis Outdoor 9:30 AM
  2003 Coffee Club Outdoor 11:00 AM
Thursday, 12 November    
  2022 Dog Walking Outdoor 10:00 AM
  2002 Book Circle Zoom 1:30 PM
Friday, 13 November    
  2042 Meditation Zoom 10:00 AM
  2020 Friday@U3A Zoom 2:00 PM

Please always check with your Tutor for the most up to date information.

Roni Taubman
Secretary
5422 2552

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