U3A Bendigo Incorporated

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UMAS is your system, to obtain information from U3A Bendigo and to advise us of your attendances at activities.  Please use UMAS or ask for help through your Convenors, or the office.  admin@u3abendigo.com

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of U3A Bendigo Inc. will be held on Wednesday, 26 August 2020, commencing at 1:00 p.m, via Zoom only. Due to the implementation of COVID-19 stage 3 restrictions, members are invited to join the meeting via a Zoom teleconference - email activities@u3abendigo.com

U3A Bendigo is legally obliged by Consumer Affairs Victoria to hold its AGM within five months following the end of its last financial year, i.e. 31 December 2019. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Committee of Management sought and was granted a three-month extension. The AGM must be held by 31 August 2020.

As COVID-19 restrictions prevent a quorum of 59 members to physically attend, the Committee encourages members to attend via Zoom or to appoint a proxy by completing the U3A Bendigo Appointment of Proxy Form. Proxy forms can be mailed to The Secretary, U3A Bendigo, PO Box 774, Bendigo 3552 or emailed to president@u3abendigo.com.

Members wishing to join the Zoom meeting, are asked to email activities@u3abendigo.com or phone 0418 587 102, so they can be sent a Zoom meeting invitation. Members unable to join the Zoom meeting may email an apology to president@u3abendigo.com.

Members are encouraged to nominate themselves, or another member with their permission, as an office bearer or as a member of the Committee of Management. Nominations can be made by completing an Election Nomination Form and returning either by post to The Secretary, U3A Bendigo, PO Box 774, Bendigo 3552, or email to president@u3abendigo.com. Nominations will be accepted by phone or text to 0490 858 469 up until 1:00 p.m. on 26 August 2020.

The Appointment of Proxy Form and Election Nomination Form can be downloaded from the U3A Bendigo website: http://u3abendigo.com

On behalf of the Committee of Management,

Ian Burdett, President, U3A Bendigo

The health and safety of U3A Bendigo members is paramount, so your Committee of Management (CoM), at its meeting on 3 August 2020, agreed to modify it's COVID-19 Protocols: 

Protocols for U3A Bendigo Members as Part of Our COVID-19-Safe Plan

  1. We are in Stage 3 Restrictions

  2. The use of a face covering or mask is mandatory 

  3. Convenors can no longer hold meetings in members' houses

  4. Outdoor group activities (exercise) with 2 participants, once a day is limited to 1 hour's duration and subject to physical distancing (keep at least 1.5 metres away from others

  5. U3A indoor activities, are not currently possible

  6. St Mary's remains closed

  7. Find full details of Victorian Government COVID-19 Sport, cultural and recreational activities restrictions at: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sport-cultural-and-recreational-activities-restrictions-coronavirus-covid19


Convenors: If you'd like training on Zoom, or you want to use it for your group, please contact Lyn on 0418 587 102 or email.  

You might also like to visit our Facebook page, use SkypeZoom,  HouseParty (face-to-face social network) or Facetime (an app that supports video and audio calls between Apple devices), Whatsapp (a fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world), or of course just phone others to keep in touch during this time. We recognise it's important to keep connected and we're happy to chat to you about using any systems.

If you have any questions, please email us at activities@u3abendigo.com or contact the office on 0490 858 469 (if necessary leave a message and we will return your call).

Thank you, from all of us at U3A Bendigo.

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