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									                                           U3A -Adelaide Hills Inc
                                              University of the Third Age
                                       Ph: (08) 8339 4400 (The Hut) Fax: (08) 8339 4615
                        Postal Address U3A, c/- The Hut, Aldgate Railway Stn, Euston Rd, Aldgate 5154

                         TERM 1 NEWSLETTER                  2010                  ISSUE 39

Comments from the Chair

Almost ten years ago, in February 2000, 120 people signed up to join a new association for
seniors in the Adelaide Hills. The core organisers had held several preliminary meetings in
late 1999 and had put together an interesting introductory program. U3A Adelaide Hills was
up and running and is still maintaining its forward impetus with new courses each term to
keep our members interested and entertained.
We hope to mark our tenth anniversary with a celebratory event during the year, and
perhaps hear from, in a suitable venue, some of those members who got our association
underway. Many of them are still heavily involved in running courses and have worked hard
over the years to ensure that our U3A moves forward.
Your present committee has been busy putting together next term’s program. We miss Anne
Lewis, Dawn Thorp, and Chris Anders-Tritt from our deliberations. They have given so much
of their time, administrative skills, and organisational expertise to the running of U3A.
Fortunately, they are willing to help with sensible advice when it is sought.
We welcome Carole Jones, Marg Whelan, and Margaret Sarre to the committee. They are
already heavily involved in preparation for the new term and bring fresh thinking into our
And a very big ‘Thank You’ is due to all those Course Organisers, Course Presenters, and
Tutors who are working overtime to get this program out to our members so we can all plan
for the year ahead.
A Happy Christmas and New Year to all our members. Enjoy Term 1!

Frank Allen

       We were very sorry to hear of the death of Dr Peter Brummitt in December.
     Peter was a long time member who had served on the Management Committee.
                    Our sympathies go to Barbara and to their family.

              This newsletter and course guide has been printed with the generous support of:
                      Isobel Redmond MP Heysen and Mark Goldsworthy MP Kavel
                           We also acknowledge with thanks, sponsorship from:
                                          Adelaide Hills Council
                                          District Council Mt Barker
                                          The Hut community centre
COMMITTEE 2010                                  Public Holiday Dates for 2010
Chairperson: Frank Allen                        Australia Day 26 January
Vice Chair   Bev Sellmann                       Adelaide Cup 8th March
Secretary    Jean Mur                           Good Friday 2nd April
Treasurer    Bob Snell                          Anzac Day 26th April
Members:     Marg Whelan                        Queens Birthday 14th June
             Margaret Sarre                     Labour Day 4th October
             Maureen Snell
             Carole Jones
School term dates 2010
Term 1 27th Jan—1st Apr                         Term 3 19th July—24th Sept
Term 2 19th Apr—2nd July                        Term 4 11th Oct—10th Dec

Are you over 70 and want to help Science?
Flinders University Nutrition and Dietetics Department are conducting a study which will look
at the nutritional requirements of older Australians. We invite and encourage all members
70 and over (who are not living in a nursing home and who have not had a recent bone
fracture) to consider participating. The study requires only one 30 minute information
session (either at your home or at the Medical Centre), plus one measurement at the Medical
Centre on a morning of your choice (transport will be provided).
Please contact 8204 4715 for further information.

                              REGISTRATION DAYS
Registration Day will be Friday 15th January at The Hut in Aldgate from 10.00am to 2.00pm
   Tuesday 19th January at Mt Barker Library/TAFE Room D44 from10.00am—1.00pm.

      Committee members will also be at The Hut on:-
          Monday 18th January from 10.00am—4.00pm
          Tuesday 19th January from 9.00am—5.00pm,
          Wednesday 20th January 10.00am—4.00pm (management meeting 9.00-11am)
          and Thursday 21st January 10.00am—4-00pm
          Then every Tuesday throughout the Term, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

           You may choose to send your registration and membership fee by post.
            In this case please also include a stamped, self addressed envelope.

                     FIRE DANGER & BUSHFIRE POLICY
On a day when the CFS has forecast a CATASTROPHIC 100+ Fire Danger Rating for the
Mt Lofty Ranges all U3A classes will be cancelled.

On a day when the CFS has forecast an EXTREME 75 –99 Fire Danger Rating classes will
be held at the discretion of the Course organiser/presenter.
To check a fire warning go to:       click on SA on the map. The warnings for
SA will be at the top of the list.

Members should take responsibility for their own safety and follow their own individual fire

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