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Bulletin April 3, 2022
Oatlands Kindergarten temporary office
We vacated Rossmoyne as requested by Casey Council during the week as renovations will start shortly.
The transfer of the equipment from Rossmoyne was arranged by Vicky Mudrinic & we thank Vicky for looking after us so well.
Oatlands office is now set up - address: 19-23 Rozzy Parade, Narre Warren VIC 3805
Oatlands office will be open for U3A Casey members, tutors, potential members & visitors to call in.
Office hours:
Monday: 10.30am - 12.30 pm
Tuesday: 12.00 midday - 2.00pm
Wednesday: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm - except for the 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month - used for committee meetings
Thursday: 10.00am - 12.00 midday

Jean Farrell will be in the office Tuesday & Thursday until April 26 as Lorraine Sterling will be interstate.
I will be in the office Mondays & Wednesdays

Call in, have a look at our temporary office. We would be pleased to meet with you & hear your thoughts on U3A Casey & suggestions for courses & activities. You may be able to provide some help. We are always looking for helpers to provide a bit of assistance as we grow U3A Casey.
Tutors - Printers
The laser printer has been relocated back to Fiddlers Green from Rossmoyne.

A new printer has been ordered for Oatlands Kindergarten office & will be installed shortly
Committee Comings & Goings
Two long-serving committee members have advised that they will not be continuing with the committee.
Colin Whitney has served on the committee for 8 years & was president 5 years.
Colin was awarded life membership last year.
Thank you Colin for your long service to U3A Casey.
Colin will continue as a tutor.
Chris Trimnell has also advised that she will be stepping down from the committee & her role as course coordinator.
Chris has provided service in many roles during her time on the committee.
Chris has contributed a very substantial amount of time to U3A Casey
Chris will now be able to do some travel around Australia - interrupted by Covid plus spend more time with her family.
Thank you Chris for your dedicated contribution & we hope you can have a more relaxing time in the months ahead.
Tamar Williams is joining the committee.
We look forward to welcoming Tamar & the new ideas & energy Tamar will provide.
Course Coordinator.
With the departure of Chris Trimnell, Lorraine Sterling will take on the role of the course coordinator.
We plan to split up the parts of the role to reduce the load on one person.
More on that later when the restructure has been finalised.
While Lorraine is away - until April 26 - Jean Farrell will look after any course coordinator queries.
Contact details at bottom of this Bulletin
An Invitation
You are cordially invited to trial the next Sketch Your Story class on ZOOM without committing to the course.

The subject will be Sketching Vegetation in Pen and Watercolour. The tutor Kathleen Newman will share her technique of tackling a mass of a slice of rainforest!

The class will start with a Show & Tell of their sketches by class members. The tutor will then talk you through some examples of her own vegetation sketches via a PowerPoint presentation. In the second hour, the class will practice sketching some vegetation from 2 photos (starting with a simpler example to be followed by a more difficult one).

Materials required: Two sheets of A5 watercolour paper or watercolour sketchbook, pencil, fine marker pen (or ink pen) with WATERPROOF INK (eg. Micron, Faber Castell Pitt brands. Can be purchased from Office Works). Watercolours (watercolour pencils will also do).

Friday 8th April
1-3 pm
Email Kathleen: for the Zoom link or for queries.

Kathleen's Sketch Blog:

Class Sizes Updated
Class sizes for the classes below have been increased.
If you have been thinking of joining the French classes or Art Appreciation, there is now plenty of room for you - Sign up today!!
French - has been increased to 10 in both the Beginners and the Intermediate classes. If interested in joining one of these classes please enrol.

Art Appreciation - has been increased to 40. We can only travel with 19, including the driver and although we currently have 28 enrolled some months it is sometimes proving tricky to fill the bus! So if you'd like to visit some art galleries around Melbourne please enrol.


Social Adventures group First outing

The Social Adventures 1st trip was to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens. The weather was good and the company was great. Peter, our bus driver, joined in our most entertaining journey and I am pretty sure I can say we are all looking forward to the next adventure!
Thanks to Joan Gaudion, Group Leader

Membership Enquiries - Membership Officer - Jean Farrell - 0478 226 521
Class Enquiries - Course Coordinator - 0493 280 458
Lorraine Sterling: Vice President
CaseyU3A Office phone:  0493 280 458

As a member of Casey U3A you are entitled to enrol in courses throughout the year. Your membership fee covers the cost of courses. Small extra charges for materials sometimes apply.

Membership is per calendar year and must be renewed each year.


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