With the outbreak of the Covid-19 Omicron variant currently impacting Queensland, the committee of Warwick U3A have reluctantly had to cancel their planned sign-on day set for 21 January at the Warwick RSL.
“We have had to use an abundance of caution,” said Sandra Wilson, President. “U3A is an organisation aimed at active older people who might be vulnerable to this virus and we want to make it as safe as possible”.
The U3A term will still go ahead. Current members will soon be receiving the latest newsletter with membership application forms and outlines of all the courses/groups being offered this year. New members can check out the program on the website, where application forms are also available.
People can join U3A in one of two ways. They can bring their application forms and payment to the U3A Tooth Street rooms on Thursday 20 January or Friday 21 January between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, they can post their forms with a cheque or direct deposit receipt. To enrol in a course, people must phone or email the course convenor direct – this cannot be done at the sign-on days.
“There will be some new groups this year” said Sally Edwards, Course coordinator. “We have line dancing and Scottish dancing for the first time. There is also a new gardening group, a new book group reading classic Australian novels, and a philosophy group reading Ekhardt Tolle.”
“Many of the old favourites return including Tai Chi, Mah Jong, bird watching, bushwalking and music groups.”
“U3A continues to be a wonderful resource for the older community, offering fun learning and social activities for those actively retired,” said Sandra Wilson.
Further information can be found on the website at www.u3awarwick.org.au or you can call Sandy Gordon on 0488 427 699.