Suspension of all U3A Ipswich Classes
I regret to inform you that with immediate effect all classes and activities conducted by U3A Ipswich & West Moreton are cancelled until further notice.
A small group of medical professionals and scientists have been monitoring the coronavirus situation for some weeks now on behalf of U3A Brisbane. I was notified by U3A Brisbane today, Friday, March 13, that the Management Committee of Brisbane U3A has cancelled all courses with immediate effect until the end of Term 2 in June. The advice we have been given is that the Management Committee must act in the best interests of the members and in this case the best interest is to minimise the risk of exposure.
Our Management Committee meetings will continue and we have been advised that staffing the office with one or two volunteers at a time poses no risk. Group gatherings are the risk. We will continue to monitor that as well but until further notice we shall attempt to keep the office open on rostered days.
We will keep you all informed through the usual channels.
It is with deep regret that we have taken this step but it is in the interests of all at this time of an unprecedented global catastrophe.
13 March, 2020 Ian Muil
We are inviting volunteers who are prepared to phone, perhaps once a week, colleagues from their classes or others they know in U3A Ipswich & West Moreton. We will trial this, first by inviting volunteers, whose names will be registered by Management Committee member Norah who will then establish who each volunteer is going to call. Some people may feel they need not be called regularly but there may be some who will appreciate the contact and the chat. So will those willing to volunteer as a caller please email us, marked FOR ATT: Norah, and include the names of those you will call or indicate if you are happy to be assigned names of members to call.
Zumba and Exercise
Colin James would like to offer a combined class involving 30 min of Exercise, a 5min break then 30 min of Zumba starting in Term 2, from 1:30 to 2:40 on Wednesday afternoon at Woodend. We already have 5 people signed up for this class and would be looking at a minimum of 10 and max of 15. There will also be a Table Tennis session from 2:45 – 3:30.
Judy Collis will be offering this new class in Term 2. It is a stitching class using cheap recycled materials, the only cost is cotton. It is meditative and enjoyable and could be of interest to embroiders, crafters, and sewers. Judy would like to hold the class at Woodend on Tuesday from 11 – 12.30 beginning in Term2. Please register your interest by calling the office on 3282 7484