HSN Resumption

Resumption of physical (face-to-face) talks in Harbourside North U3A

Harbourside North, August 2020

Dear Harbourside North U3A members

Since we started our Zoom sessions, we have been writing to you monthly to let you know how to use Zoom and giving you details of forthcoming sessions.  We have been incredibly pleased with the large response, with 50 – 60 members attending each session.  You will have recently received the email giving details of our Zoom courses until the end of September – a valiant effort by our committee to engage so many speakers.

2021 Speakers

All our venues, under the coordination of Rosemarie Einstein, our Course Coordinator, are busy planning next year, which we hope will see a return to “normal”.  We know that our members have a wide range of skills and experience which they may like to share.   If you would like to do a presentation at one of our venues, please contact me or your venue coordinator.

Face-to-face meetings

As the Covid situation in Sydney has improved in recent weeks we have begun to plan a limited number of face-to-face sessions. All, of course, will depend on the health situation at the time, including social distancing, cleansing and hand sanitisation.

Mosman Seniors Centre

The Mosman Seniors’ Centre is open and allows up to 15 people to attend.  As a start we are Zooming our Wednesday morning sessions into the centre. The Zoom screen is sent to the large screen in the Centre. We are conscious of the plight of our members who cannot Zoom and have restricted attendance to those members.  Successful meetings have been held for the last two weeks each with more than 10 members attending. If you know anyone who cannot Zoom and may be interested in attending, please ask them to enrol by phoning Olivier Strobel, who is coordinating this, at Council on 9978 4128.

Mosman Art Gallery

Conditions permitting, we plan to begin face-to-face meetings with a maximum of 50 attendees at the Mosman Art Gallery from 1st September.

Watch this space for further details.


Let me wish that you are all well and surviving these difficult times, as are we.  My wife had a sore throat and cough last week and we decided that it was wise to get tested.  I am happy to report that neither of us have the virus.  For those of you who have perhaps been reluctant to be tested, let me assure you how easy it was.  After a faxed referral from our GP, we went to a testing facility in Mosman. We drove up, sat in our car, and had the necessary swabs taken.  By the time we woke the next morning the negative results were already on my phone.  Nothing could have been easier.

Take care and stay safe

Michael Suckling, President, Harbourside North U3A

3 August 2020