February Update

The February newsletter has been added to the Newsletter page. We are trialing Mailchimp as a platform for producing and distributing the newsletter and while that side of the process is manageable providing the print version for our non email member is more challenging. When we review the ‘effort for result ratio’ we may return to the tried and proven use of Publisher and email for circulation.

All our programs are now up and running all with Activity Leaders and sufficient participants.

Registrations have been a bit slower this year but that is to be expected with the COVID situation.

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Good To Go!

The 2021 Program and Registration forms have been added to this website – just go to the appropriate pages.

The January 2021 newsletter has also been added.

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2021 A better year we hope!

Although the 2021 Strathalbyn U3A year might be starting in subdued mode, given the ever present spectre of COVID 19, planning is moving forward to provide an engaging program for our members.

The committee has examined our activities in the light of COVID requirements regarding social distancing and sanitising and with the positive support of our members we feel confident that we can proceed safely.

New to our program line up is a catch all “Let’s get together” where we have gathered up a range of activities open to all our members and their families and friends. We plan to add events as the ideas are presented. Confirmed dates are

Tuesday 20th April for a ‘Come and Try” Flourishing on the Fleurieu activity;

Tuesday 18th May – Cardiovascular Health Presentation;

Tuesday 15th June Living with Arthritis.

We are delighted to have the support of the Strath Neighbourhood Centre at 6 Parker Avenue to assist with collecting our registrations and as a venue for some of our activities.

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Farewell 2020

We survived 2020 and now we can look forward to 2021 with the hope that it will be a more “normal” year without the COVID interruptions.

Registrations for the 2021 program will be available mid January so please be patient as we put the finishing touches in place.

The revised registration form and program will be added to the website as they become available and hard copies will then be available from the Strath Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Parker Avenue.

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Understanding Arthritis

The cold of winter seems to increase the discomfort felt by arthritis sufferers.

Arthritis South Australia will be running a session for Strathalbyn U3A members and their friends which will provide an overview of arthritis and osteoporosis and steps we can take to improve our bone health.

Arthritis SA Community Talk 13th August 2020 Strahalbyn

1.00pm – 3.00pm in the Catholic Church Hall Chapel St.

Register to attend by sending an email to strathalbynu3a@gmail.com

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Cautiously Opening the Doors

As the third school term begins Strathalbyn U3A is starting up quite a few of our activities.

The revised program has been added to our “Program” page and as far as possible members have been advised.

Some activities, in particular those where Social Distancing cannot be guaranteed, will not resume.

We are fortunate that our region has not been impacted by the Corona Virus but vigilance and correct adherence to the sanitising and Social Distancing protocols are still vital for our continued good health.

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What’s New?

Social Isolation has an upside as it provides uninterrupted time to create, achieve, complete, ponder and review any number of activities that we may not have otherwise done.

Our most recent newsletter for May 2020 (found on the Newsletter page of this site) illustrates how some of our groups have overcome the restrictions created by Social Isolation to continue their U3A activities.

Eventually life will return to some semblance of normal and we will emerge wiser and more caring about the importance of   human interaction and socialising as well as experiencing again the pleasure of sharing a coffee at the local cafe.

As restrictions are lifted the committee will begin the process of restoring access to activities and venues.

 

 

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POSTPONED

All activities of the Strathalbyn U3A have been postponed until further notice.

 

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Bursting at the seams!

Registrations for 2020 have been very brisk and as a result some of our activities have reached capacity.

However as the year progresses vacancies will occur so please register your interest in being on a waiting list and in the meantime there are interesting alternatives to keep you entertained.  Alternatively, if there is a lot of interest, we may be able to start up new groups.

Book Club 1 – full

Book Club 2 – Full

Walking for Fun – Full

Walk Aerobics – full

Chi Kung – full

Italian – full

Cryptic Crosswords – full – a second course may be scheduled later in the year depending on demand.

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Latest News!

The commencement date for Belly Dancing has been added to the program – Monday 10th February.

The first on-line registrations have landed in the email In Box.

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