Gloucester U3A enrolment day for term three 2019

Returning Gloucester U3A members and a few new ones gathered for the first enrolment day of 2019 at the Gloucester Uniting Church. Photo Anne Keen
Returning Gloucester U3A members and a few new ones gathered for the first enrolment day of 2019 at the Gloucester Uniting Church. Photo Anne Keen

Gloucester's University of the Third Age (U3A) is about to start term three for this year with six new courses added to the group's already extensive selection.

The addition takes the total of courses on offer to 37 different subjects and activities for new and existing members to choose from.

For those who are computer savvy, the details about member and the courses are available on the Gloucester District U3A website at gloucester.u3anet.org.au/, while hard copies are available at Helloworld Travel Gloucester, 60 Church Street.

Everyone is invited to come out and sign up in person at the enrolment day on Monday, July 22 in the Gloucester Uniting Church Hall, 5 Cowper Street from 10am until noon. Morning tea will be provided, and new members will be enthusiastically welcomed.

Your vote counts

Gloucester District U3A recently submitted an application, sponsored by MidCoast Council, to the NSW Government's My Community Project for a grant to upgrade the Gloucester Citizens Centre at 30 Hume Street, where most of the U3A courses are held.

If successful an amount of $50,000 will go towards the cost of a new audio/visual system, new chairs and renovations to the toilets.

To obtain these funds U3A must go through a competitive voting process, which means that your vote is needed.

The voting opens on Monday, July 15 via the Service NSW portal and broken down into electorates. Gloucester U3A will be up against other Upper Hunter projects with only the ones that receive the most votes to be funded.

To vote, you must be 16 years or older and will need to login into MyServiceNSW via www.service.nsw.gov.au or visit the Service NSW office at the Gloucester council office at 89 King Street.

You'll need to pick between three and five projects in your electorate, arrange them in order of preference, then submit your vote. You can vote only once.

Gloucester U3A encourages everyone who is eligible to vote as it's a project that will benefit the whole community.

The Gloucester Citizens Centre is used by many groups in the community for various programs and activities throughout the year.

Voting closes on August 15.