To All U3A Geelong Members.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Australia and how to respond, please go to The Australian Department of Health COVID-19 Health Alert page.

 

ALL CLASSES HAVE IMMEDIATELY BEEN CANCELLED

As from Monday 23rd March, 9.00 am

all U3A Geelong classes

at all venues

are cancelled.

Considering the increasingly dangerous situation with COVID-19 in the Australian community, and the particular vulnerability of U3A members, I believe we have no choice but to close down immediately.

As already announced, we will be closed for the whole of Term Two, and is scheduled to open again in Term Three, on 13th July, unless otherwise notified.

At this stage the Office at Cobbin Farm will be open from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm Mondays throughout Term Two. (this may change) We will try to keep you informed via our web and facebook page

You will understand that we are heading into unknown territory in what is to be a general shut down of all social gatherings throughout the nation over the coming months, and nothing is certain about the resumption of normal activities. We will keep monitoring the situation, and send information of any change of plan.

The AGM will be held as scheduled, but admission to the meeting will be restricted in accord with the government’s insistence on one person per four square metres, which will mean about 20 members only will fit into the Chapel for the meeting, on a first-in basis for ordinary members. Committee executives will be there of necessity.

During the long and unfortunate break in our activities I know many of you will miss your U3A classes, and the friendships formed in them. For the sake of your general wellbeing, and to help deal with your isolation, please make the effort to stay in touch with one another, your tutors and the office. Stay well, follow the advice of the health experts, and I dearly hope that sooner rather than later this dreadful pandemic is over and we are all back together in class.

Yours truly,

On Behalf of the Management Committee,

Garry Kinnane

President

U3a Geelong

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