May 2017 Newsletter
“I am not young enough to know everything"
J.M.Barrie ( yes, the Peter Pan man)
What a good job then that we have U3A to expand our skills and knowledge and that we are lucky enough to have new members coming forward offering to tutor additional courses.
Such a member is Jiri Arnost who has joined us recently and has offered to introduce no less than three courses. He has kindly provided (below) detailed descriptions of what he has in mind :-
Android Tablets for Beginners
Everyone uses an iPad, right? Or maybe you are one of those who have one of the other style of tablets, perhaps one made by Samsung or Acer or Asus or something similar based on the Android system. If so, we welcome you to attend this 4 week course.
In this beginner course, we will help you
• understand the basics for using your tablet
• learn how to send and receive emails and messages, “surf” the web and save photos
• look at ways to protect information stored on your tablet and show you ways to save files
• make you more confident in using your tablet as a real communication device.
• Please bring an Android Tablet to each session
iPhone for Beginners
The iPhone is perhaps the most recognised smartphone in the world today. About to celebrate 10 years since its first launch, the iPhone is a truly amazing device, changing how we communicate with each other.
This beginner course is for those who want to get more out of their iPhone. We will go through the basics and look at the features that come with the iPhone. From using the device as a phone to a gaming device to a calendar to a social media tool, we will explore how to better use the iPhone.
This is an interactive course. Over 3 weeks, we will work together to look at different ways to get the most out of this. This means you should be willing to experiment and ask questions so that by the end you can begin to appreciate the real benefits of this “smart”phone.
• Please bring along your iPhone to each session
Money makes the work go round
The concept of money goes back thousands of years, back to a time when people needed to have a substitute when they could not agree on a value to barter for goods.
Today, money dominates the world we live in; from paying for goods and services, to exchanging our money for someone else’s money to travel overseas, to the size of our wealth and savings.
This 2 week course is about what money is, how it has evolved over the centuries, what money does and how money defines the economic value that is the fabric of our society. We will discuss how money is traded in the markets in its various forms and how it is changing in an ever-changing world.
This is not a financial planning session – this is about money as the means of exchange and how it is used to value our material world.
• Please be prepared to be part of a discussion and to share your points of view.
What a great example Jiri has set us. If you are interested in participating in one or more of these courses please register this this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Group - the next chapter?
I should like to announce that one of the members who expressed interest in this Group has volunteered to be its coordinator and things are now off the ground. Unfortunately l can't as no one has yet come forward but hope springs eternal. Wouldn't it be great if someone expressed interest in taking on this role so we can re-establish what is normally one of the core U3A activities, meeting our learning, sharing and social objectives? Could you be the one?
"We rise to a challenge and set a course. We take a decision. You put your mind to something. Just deciding to do it gets you halfway there. Daring to try."
Please contact email@example.com or telephone if you would like to be our Book Group co-ordinator.
Please note that the telephone number for contacting U3A Broadbeach is now 0436449139
The Email Must Get Through
Are you aware of anyone who should be receiving our U3A emails but isn't? Please let us know so we can check and adjust our records accordingly.
There are now places available on Getting The Most from Your Ipad courses to be run later in the year. Contact Linda Crittenden firstname.lastname@example.org or click on this link for more information ipad.html
We should like to canvas you for suggestions as to how we might help Merrimac students by sharing some of our skills with them (and vice versa). We are hoping that you will have some really good ideas for short programmes that you might lead with a small group of students. Please email your thoughts to email@example.com so that we can develop this initiative. It would help us to add value to our relationship with our host school and the young generation.
"Learning never exhausts the mind."
Leonardo da Vinci
I have a feeling Leonardo was a bit brighter than us. What a joy, however, in our later years that we can learn what we want in our own time and at our own pace and that we have the opportunity to share what we know with our fellow members and the following generations.