Monika Picton, Logan's Coordinator, has resigned from the committee, mainly due to ill health. Monika has been a dynamo of energy and will be greatly missed in the district, especially by the local committee. Everyone here knows how much effort Monika put into promoting U3A and how successful she has been in overseeing the growth in membership and class numbers during the past two years. Students and volunteers alike owe her a debt of gratitude for her work on our behalf. Monika will continue teaching her Painting class but will have to take it easy and avoid stress for a long time. We hope that she will regain her energy and make a full recovery. Martin Bridgstock has agreed to stand in until a new Coordinator is appointed.
A group of Camera Club members returned from a photography holiday in Hawaii with glowing reports and thousands of photos. I am sure we will post some of them soon.
The Indonesian students are carrying on without a formal tutor, but helping each other. A different person will be responsible for the group each term, and Greg Taylor, the U3A Website creator, has adjusted the database so that this can be arranged. A big thank you to Greg for that. The website and database get better and better.
In Term 3 two new classes will start. Trish Dixon will teach digital scrapbooking and photobooks for people already competent in Photoshop. For beginners who want to learn photo-enhancement and manipulation, Jean Townsend will offer Gimp, the free alternative to Photoshop.
Bonsai is on again, this time at the Hyperdome Library, but Marcel is taking a break from Tai Chi, and the singing group and Photoshop advanced are discontinued. All other classes will proceed as in Term 2.
Many Logan students have booked for the Winter School, and will enjoy the wide range of subjects and expert presentations. Travel to the city is seldom more worthwhile.