Reading Group News

From Elsebe Vetten

On Thursday 17th August the U3a Reading Group was treated to a showing of
the film “Die Wonderwerker” and a talk on the background, setting and
character-interaction by Dr Denise Bjorkman. » Read more

Short news snippets from our Interest Groups

Mrs Goyne will help at the table with the lists for Interest Groups at the General Meeting.

Knitting Group

Madeleine Kruger is leading this group. Recently six members attended at Palers Coffee Shop.  They are knitting articles to aid the people of Knysna after the recent devastating fires. » Read more

News from the Walking Interest Group

We had 4 members enjoying a leasure walk at Griffins Estate in Randfontein on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

View of the terrain at Griffins Estate

The weather was excellent for walking and it is a typical farm and huge trees atmosphere.

We will certainly go there again. We plan once a month. The date will be in next month’s reminder.

Group embers enjoying their walk

U3A Membership Renewals

As was announced at the general meeting this month, the fees for membership in the U3A West Rand branch have had to be raised for the coming year.

From February 2018 new membership fees and renewals of existing membership will increase to R70.00 per annum and visitor fees will increase to R30.00 per visit.

However if you renew your membership for 2018 at our next general meeting in November the fee will remain at this years level of R50.00 that is you will receive your 2018 membership for the same as what you paid for 2017

Whether you renew in November or wait for February please hand in your U3A name tags when you renew in order to receive your new name tags at the February meeting.

Walking in the Kloofendal Nature Reserve – New Interest Group

John Giani has started a new walking group. We have walked twice at the
Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

We meet on a Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.

What a lovely view

Walking in Kloofendal

 

 

 

 

For those who would like to join the Kloofendal walkers there will be a list available for you to sign up to at our next general meeting.

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