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UPDATE:

(One step forward, one step back)

Notice to all Casey U3A members.  8th July 2020.

Dear Member,

As you may be already aware the Premier of Victoria has announced that the area of Metropolitan Melbourne has been returned to lockdown with Stage 3 restrictions in place for the next six weeks, at least.  In case you are wondering, that includes us in the City of Casey municipality.

This comes as a further blow to Casey U3A.  We had already resumed some face to face classes at the Old Cheese Factory and at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House  A great amount of planning had gone into getting those classes up and running and I thank the Tutors and Committee for their efforts especially since more classes were being planned to resume in the near future.

Our classes online via Zoom will continue to run as arranged.

Regards to all and please keep safe.

Colin Whitney

 

Newsletter June 2020

By now, all members with email should have received the latest Newsletter with  hopeful news about reopening some of the classes. It also shows how resourceful and creative tutors have used technology to keep in touch “live” online.

If you didn’t receive it, here is a copy for you if are not a member of our mailing list. Enjoy!

http://casey.u3anet.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Newsletter-June-20202.pdf

 

UPDATE:

ALL Classes now SUSPENDED Until Further Notice

14 March 2020

Dear Member,

As some of you may be aware, following the cancellation of our classes at Fiddlers Green our Vice President and I were quite busy trying to arrange the transfer of the affected classes to other venues.   It was our intention to try and rescue our whole program.  I would like to thank all of you who responded to our queries.  I also had offers of help from some ordinary members.

 As quick as we were, events around us were even quicker.  We were advised that classes and events at Bunjil Place Library were cancelled due to the virus situation.   I then noticed that advice on the DHHS website had changed and we were no longer being advised to “carry on as normal”.

The advice locally, nationally and even globally seems to be that to defeat the spread of this horrible virus we must take actions to curtail our normal social activities.

The Management Committee of Casey U3A have therefore, reluctantly taken the decision that ALL of our classes will be postponed with immediate effect and until further notice.  By ALL we mean every single class at every venue including those in private homes.   The venues that we use at Selandra, Lynbrook and The Old Cheese Factory will be notified early next week.   Some of you may wish to find a way to carry on in some way but if you do it will not be covered by Casey U3A.

If any of you come across any information please let us know.  

Up until now we had every hope that this was going to be a record year with 54 individual classes being offered.  Our membership for 2020 had already reached 379.

We have every hope that this situation will soon be over and we can get back on track.  Equally we have to be prepared for the long haul.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Regards

Colin Whitney

President

Announcements and Upcoming U3A Events

Mark your diaries – LOTS of Class Announcements below

 

Are you near the Lynbrook area?

Classes are now available in YOUR neighbourhood from Casey U3A.

Descriptions and times: http://casey.u3anet.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Class-vacancies-at-Lynbrook-CC-Feb-2020.pdf

Pilates for Seniors, Zumba Gold, a Ukulele class and Take Control: Your finances, Your future… We will also be offering Table Tennis, a 2nd Card Making class and Pyrographic Art has now moved to Lynbrook too.

All are run out of the Lynbrook Community Centre.

Enrolment information below, or

email:  caseyu3a@gmail.com OR phone 0478 226 521 (leave a messsage).

Another new venue: Bunjil Place

Casey U3A and Bunjil library are forming a trial partnership for 6 months, starting in March. Initially we will be offering just 3 classes: Brain Training; Scrabble, World Travel. Note: These classes will also be open to the general public (retirees) who may come along and ‘experience’ any 3 classes before joining Casey U3A.

MORE INFO on these classes: http://casey.u3anet.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/New-classes-for-Casey-U3A-at-Bunjil-Library.pdf

TO ENROL:


The link above will take you to the Events section of Bunjil library where our classes are listed under ‘Workshops and Discovery’. Simply scroll through to locate the 3 classes being run by Casey U3A, click on BOOK NOW and complete the enrolment process.

 

2020 Class Enrolment Open!

Enrolment online or

by sending in form

Began 4 December; continues all year

Members Renew and Enrol Online:

  Click here

New Members:

Joining Info  Click here 

Join AND Enrolment form:

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Class Timetable:

download here

Class Descriptions:

download here

 


Joining Casey U3A

Our aim is to provide you with useful information about Casey University of the Third Age (U3A). We hope that these pages will make it easier for you to know about us and what we offer to the community of Casey.

This website is undergoing some freshening up. So if what you see this time looks different next time in information, presentation, even colours and pictures, that is why. Please bear with us as we work toward providing you with a positive experience.

If you have ideas for information you would like to see on the website, please write to:  Jan Whitaker, jwhit@janwhitaker.com, and your ideas will be taken under consideration.

The City of Casey is about 45 km to the South-East from Melbourne CBD. Casey has a number of rapidly developing suburbs such as Berwick, Cranbourne, Hallam and Hampton Park.

We have been providing a stimulating social and learning environment for senior members of the community since 1991. The programs we conduct aim to foster self-development through a process of sharing knowledge, ideas and skills.

Membership is open to all mature age persons who are not in full employment. There are no entry requirements, no examinations; all you need is to be interested in keeping your mind and body active.

The annual membership fee is $35 only, as tutors and office bearers provide their services free. This one fee covers all programs we run. You may attend as many as you wish.

Browse around the website. If you have any questions about us or need more information, click on Casey U3A to find Location & Contacts page for further details.

Thank you for visiting our Website. We hope that you have found the information interesting and we are looking forward seeing you soon as our new member.

If you would like to join us  Click here 

 

 

If you are already a member  Click here to enrol in this term 
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