The new website is www.u3atawa.org.nz and using the old website address will still enable you to access this new one. It is the product of much intensive work over the last six weeks on the part of Digby Gudsell and Rainbow Creations of Tawa.
We aim to have a site that is up-to-the-minute with U3A news and can facilitate timely feedback from members on their current and future course aspirations.
The site has eight topic buttons (with drop-down menus). They cover U3A history and news, course information, exact courses locations (venues), a courses enrolment system and calendar, forthcoming and past newsletters library and an ability to contact the Committee by site-provided emails.
A special newsletter went out to members in mid-November alerting them to the coming website and stressing that enrolment and newsletters will still be available for the immediate future for those with no access to the site.
Please note that the site is available for news and course enrolments on mobile phones, tablets as well as desktop computers. The TCC and Library both have internet access on a very generous basis for U3A members. Anyone who would like to look over the site will be given very ready assistance in that regard by Committee members Digby Gudsell, Jasmine Thompson, Alison Bayly and Dave Smith.
Members are urged to attend the AGM on 14 January 2019 where they can enroll and pay in the time-honoured way. The December newsletter will enclose booklets for those who have asked for them and there will be a good supply of those at the AGM, Community Centre and the Library. Nobody needs to miss out.
The site has a very attractive homepage that shuffles several colourful views of Tawa. For that we are much indebted to photographer John Pierce who has kindly waived his fee to assists us. The result is a site that will bear comparison with that of any other U3A in the country.
The site can be whatever we make of it. It has unlimited space for stories and pictures of U3A folk doing what they do best, whether at study or play.
The Committee is at pains to emphasis that the site was not launched to make U3A Tawa less sociable and more remote on the contrary, it is designed to stimulate interest and encourage us all to interact with a wider range of courses and colleagues.