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Enrolment Day and Facilitators Meeting
A successful Enrolment Day was held on Wednesday, 13th January at the Senior Citizens Centre. Many facilitators were present to answer your questions about their courses. You may be interested in listening to Peter Winter’s interview on 2BS.
Photos of the enrolment day can be seen on our gallery page.
A successful facilitators’ meeting was held at Penrith Panthers on Tuesday afternoon, the 12th January. Below are the facilitators who were in attendance…
First newsletter for 2021
The first newsletter for 2021 has been prepared and was mailed late December. The newsletter is available online, along with the course information and course timetable on our ‘courses‘ page, and new membership and course enrolment forms on our ‘forms‘ page.
The newsletter that was mailed by post contains incorrect information regarding the course ‘Getting it Down’. The online newsletter correctly shows that ‘Getting it Down’ is run by Sue Jones on Thursday from 10 to 12 at the Bathurst Baptist Church.
There are a few modifications to the newsletter which was recently distributed:
– Carla Archer’s Invisible Roma is on Tuesday from 2-3pm
– Jennifer Edmonson’s Art Attack has added an extra class – on Wednesdays 1-4pm at the Bridge Club
– Judith Henderson’s Mah Jong is on Monday 10am-1pm at the Girl Guides Hall.
Note that our usual enrolment day will be held on the 13th January at the Senior Citizens Centre. See our newsletter for more information.
The Christmas Party for 2020 was successfully held on the 2nd December in the Skyline Room of the Bathurst Panthers Club. A wonderful musical performance by the Ukulele Group and conducted by Karin Smith was witnessed by the 41 attendees. The music was so good that the requests for an encore could not be ignored. Photos can be seen in the gallery. Videos of the wonderfully entertaining performance by Karin Smith’s Ukulele Group can be viewed here.
Andrew Wells did a really good job as MC – adding a little joviality (and looking almost like an “Aussie Father Christmas” )
Greg’s Christmas costume – especially the hat — added to the fun.
The Bathurst U3A had several people tell us it was the nicest U3A Christmas Lunch they had attended.
The meals provided by Panthers were delicious. In fact one member emailed the Bathurst U3A to inform us that was the best meal she has had at Panthers.
There is an excellent article with accompanying photos on page 23 of the local Bathurst City Life published on December 9th.
Fiona Bowling is leaving the Panthers. She has been an enormous help for the Bathurst U3A with the organisation of the many classes that Bathurst Panthers kindly allows to be held there. We presented her with some lovely flowers at our recent committee meeting (our first face-to-face for many months!).
Interview on 2MCE-FM
Sally Fulton was recently interviewed on 2MCE-FM on the Bathurst U3A in general, and the opening of classes in Term 4 under COVID-safe guidelines in particular. You may hear the interview here.
Some dates for 2021
12 Jan: Facilitators meeting
13 Jan: Enrolment Day (10am – noon)
28 Jan: Members lunch
1 Feb: Term 1 commences
24 March: AGM
COVID 19 Safety Plan
For our facilitators, we have a COVID-19 safety plan for download.