Money raised last year from two concerts given by the Manning Valley University of the Third Age's Silver Tones Singers, led by Pam Archer OAM, has been donated to assist people in crisis.
Two cheques for $1500 were presented on the U3A's enrolment day, with one cheque handed over to Susie Rowe, representing the Samaritans Foundation Great Lakes-Manning Homeless Net Support Service and the other to Julie Brady on behalf of the Women’s Refuge.
Manning Valley U3A’s 2019 year of 'Learning For Life' got underway with its enrolment day, where 45 new members were welcomed among the 350 enrolled.
A variety of courses are running, including the new courses ‘Understanding the Net’ and ‘Just Read’, for book lovers.
The U3A annual general meeting will follow the next term two enrolment morning, and with at least one committee member retiring and one position vacant, members are sought to replace them.
Plans are also underway to celebrate the organisation's 20th anniversary at the end of term two.
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