Gloucester District U3A

Life-long learning

AGM

2014-15 Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Gloucester District U3A Inc was held  at the Uniting Church Hall on 21st March.

About 40 members attended for the meeting, where reports from the outgoing office bearers were received, and the election of office bearers of the association and management committee for the next calendar year took place, presided over by the Returning Officer Margery Phair.

The new committee office bearers for 2014 are: Lyn Stewart as President; Barry Frew as Vice President; John Read as Treasurer; Clare Frew as Secretary; and Committee Members Susan Dixon, Alice Boyce, and Barbara Read.

Then guest speaker Mr Denver Webb spoke about the discovery of his grandfather’s treasured possessions, among them artefacts from WW1. This set him on a journey of discovery which included slides of the western front war cemeteries in France.

 

New executive for 2013-14

There was a very good attendance at Gloucester and District U3A’s Annual General Meeting and Term 3 Enrolment Day.

Mayor John Rosenbaum and Council’s General Manager Danny Green addressed the members to inform them of council’s financial position, and of their desire for Gloucester to remain as a separate local government area. The members gave their wholehearted support to resisting amalgamation with other surrounding councils.

The election of office bearers was then held. Lyn Stewart is the new president, with Barry Frew assisting as the new vice president. Claire Frew is the new secretary, and John Read will continue in his role of treasurer.

Reports were received from other members of the committee, with Susan Dixon from the program planning committee thanking all the tutors who have volunteered their time and expertise. Susan asked members to bring suggestions for new courses to her at any time, because the committee is always appreciative of new ideas.

Lyn Stewart presented flowers to retiring president Kaye Stelzer and retiring secretary Lyn Edwards in appreciation of their service over the past year.

Members then enjoyed morning tea while completing their enrolment in courses for Term 3.