Collectors please note the new time will be 11.00 am. to 1.00 pm. 1st Tuesday of the month – 4th February, 2020
Each month there is a different theme for the meeting and the idea is to bring along something from your collection to correspond to the theme.
It is like a show and tell where each member gets to show their wares and tell the other members the story behind the item.
One Man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
You name it we collect it!
Collectors Meeting February 2020
Our first meeting for the year and after the interest at Give it a Go Day I was excited to see some new faces along with the familiar ones of previous years. I was not disappointed with the result. Our numbers were 15 attending and 2 apologies from older members and some new ones not yet attending.
As we did last year our theme for the year is the letters of the Alphabet starting our first meeting with ABC.
Once again the enthusiasm was wonderful, joyful and interesting. there was so much to see that it would be impossible to list everything but I will mention a selection from the many interesting and imaginative items. I take photos and pass them on to our trusty hard working office staff and they then put them on the U3A facebook site and the U3A Webpage. I am sure you will enjoy the many and varied items shown.
One of our members was most prolific in bringing along a large collection including an Alphabet Book, an Aerogram, Books, Box, Bobbin, Brooch, Ball, Cup, Camera and more.
Another brought a Camel with Boots, Agate, Cards, while our teacher extolled the virtues of Bakelite and plastic Canisters and other associated items. A new member arrived with a Compass with history and a delightful Human hair Bracelet. One of our gentleman members showed us A Big Axe head along with a Beer Glass. Animals along with an Animal folder of Cards made an appearance. Cottage paintings and their history was intriguing as were the Address Books, ( of past friends and acquaintances ). Our mini member engrossed us with her Mini timber Bowl and mini Language Book. A Clown, Egg Cruet Set, Airline ticket, and Buddas were also present. Bears, Clocks and Apes, Collars of animal fur and lace, Alabaster, a Club, Briefcase and Bulldog Clip all added to the enjoyment for the day.
Another wonderful meeting will begin with more wonders next month
First Tuesday, 3rd March from 11.00 am till 1.00 pm at the Gordon White Library North Mackay. The letters being DEF.
Until then, Happy Collecting.
If you would like to join the Collector’s Group, please phone Chris Vaughan 0435918928
AS FROM MONDAY 16TH MARCH ALL U3A CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERN AND WILL BE REVIEWED 20TH APRIL
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