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Grafton U3A first meeting of the year

It has been a long time since we last were able to meet at a monthly Jabberfest and we are excited to be able to invite our membership to be in attendance at the New Life Church next Monday February 8 for the first Jabberfest for 2021 commencing at 10am.

We all by now have learnt to live with the restrictions and requirements thrust on us because of the COVID-19 virus and sadly we will probably have to abide by these for many months yet to come, however the situation is looking a little brighter at this point in time.

Yes, although we can meet again, we must still follow the guidelines, keeping the mandatory distancing and carefully sanitising hands. Masks are not mandatory but are left to your discretion and when mingling we must keep the 1.5 metre distance in mind.

February’s meeting will take the form of an information day, bringing everyone up to date as to where we are at as an organisation, what courses are currently operating, where and when, and allowing you to enrol in your selected subjects.

Kevin Dixon will conduct a heads and tails quiz and will also speak to us, his subject being ‘A Brief History of Comics in Australia’.

The Committee have decided that there will not be a morning tea session and that the usual entry fee will therefore be halved and set at $2 to cover only costs. So if you would like a drink or a nibble, please bring your own so as to stay hydrated.

Looking a little further ahead to the Jabberfest on March 8.

We will have a guest speaker, Dr Dan Madden, from the hospital, to give us a comprehensive overview of the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. This will of course be of vital interest and will affect us all and we should be left in no doubt as to how when where we will be able to receive our first and second jabs as the roll out should have already begun in Sydney by then.

We hope that all will be able to be with us on Monday 8 at the New Life Church in Arthur Street at 10am.

Regards to all.

Brian Carter