Selected Newslink articles

COTA

by Ian Day, Chief Executive Officer Council on the Ageing (NSW) Inc. More than one in every three people in NSW is aged over 50. As such, this group is highly significant in electoral, employment and market terms, but this impact is often not understood and in some cases not even considered. COTA NSW’s role, above

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Profile of the Network

by Jean de Hosson WHAT a wonderful response was made to our recent NSW Members’ Survey! 62 Surveys were dispatched and 59 were completed and returned. The Network Secretary, while kept busy, is absolutely thrilled with our members’ cooperation and willingness to be of help. Naturally, not all the information has been collated but here are

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How to get newsworthy photos

Edited by Claire Eglinton from an article in the newsletter of Lower North U3A, SA. News media is becoming a much more visual affair than it was years ago. Conditioned by decades of television watching, we expect more from newspapers than the old style column after column of newsprint. We expect to see photographs illustrating

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Course leaders – finding, servicing and rewarding convenors

by Frank Jennings This article is a summary of the main points made in the workshop on this topic, led by Fran Tarbox of Kempsey-Macleay alley U3A, at the 2012 Port Macquarie Network Conference. While every U3A operates in a different way, often depending on membership size, different methods of administration, and venues available, some of

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Brain articles

by Julie Henry Your Brain Matters is Alzheimer’s Australia’s NEW brain health program, designed to help Australians live a brain healthy life. We have also developed an App to assist in monitoring your brain health. Available for Android and Apple smart phones, download BrainyApp today to help you on your way to a brain healthy lifestyle.

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Network Resource Library

by Editor The Resource Library is a collection of course materials which can be used by any U3A organisation for the benefit of its members. Additionally, any individual may find the resources of interest for their own benefit. You can access the Library and its resources from the Network website then click onto the Resource

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Local Government & Positive Ageing Policies

by Editor September is the time for Local Government elections, and now is the time to start thinking about how well your Council looks after its older citizens, and U3A. The Workshop Staying Associated – Dealing with Local Government conducted at the 2012 Network Conference by Ron Browne and Ainslie Lamb, drew on the experience

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A Guide for New Committee Members

by Editor The aims and objectives of the Network are: To provide information, advice and relevant services to member U3As, and to encourage their involvement in the wider community, while recognizing their autonomy; To encourage co-operation and networking between member U3As, and as far as practicable, with other U3A organizations in Australia and internationally; To

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About Your Constitution

by Allan Haggerty Following changes to Associations Incorporation legislation and Regulations last year, many U3As are updating their current Constitutions to comply with the changes. The changes generally provide more flexibility for smaller incorporated associations, enabling such matters as postal voting, simplifying accounting procedures, and clarifying committee roles and responsibilities. A new Model Constitution has been

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Risk Management

by Allan Haggarty Risk Management, or managing risk is about minimising danger. It is, of course, impossible to eliminate it. Two simple examples are not to cross the road against a red light and not to change a light globe before switching off the light. Common sense? Yes, but as one gets older, one can be

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