Alternatives to our classes

All CACE classes are cancelled until further notice but we’re aiming to use our website and the CACE Facebook page to provide free online methods for practising at home for some of the classes and  generally to help keep you fit and healthy during this period.

Tai Chi/Qigong/Chi Kung: Some time ago,  our tutor Bill Styles, recorded a video clip and posted it to Youtube.   Here’s a link to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EzHUJ8_9IA .  Bill’s also suggested a link to, Master Wing Cheung,  demonstrating the sets used in the CACE classes  and providing a lot of other useful information.   https://taichi18.com/     When you click on this link and arrive on the page, scroll down until you see the section ‘Introduction to Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi’, then scroll down a bit further until the picture showing, Master Wing Cheung, click on the arrow on the picture to start the video clip.

Update on 6th April, Bill has produced another 2 videos in which he demonstrates some of the routines for his classes    To see these video clips, click on the This Term’s Classes Tab above and look for the class  Tai Chi and Chi Kung Online class, click on that and follow the link for more information

Bridge:   For Bridge Class members, there are a lot of websites where you can play bridge online for free.  Here are a few:   funbridge.com   http://bjbridge.org/  www.bridgebase.comAs well as playing by yourself, on  www.bridgebase.com you can set up a virtual table with friends and you can join in other virtual tables with others playing throughout the world

Exercising at Home:  A lot of online resources are available for exercising at home.   Here’s one that focuses on active ageing with a 20 minute workout.https://www.soulf.it/active-ageing

There are also lots of ideas for keeping fit on http://sportengland.org/stayinworkout

IT, languages, life skills, etc:   GCFLearnFree.org is an excellent online learning resource offering tutorials etc in a huge array of topics, completely free.  For a full range of topics see https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/

 

Cancelled summer term

Due to the likelihood of continuing restrictions due to the coronovirus epidemic, there will be no CACE classes in the summer term. We will publicise the position re the Autumn term on the CACE website and our Facebook Page nearer the time, so please refer to these sources for any updates. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused but we do believe this is the correct decision given the exceptional circumstances and current advice.

Autumn Term brochure available around 17 August

The CACE brochure of classes for Autumn term 2019 will be available around 17th August. The deadline for enrolments is 9th September. Brochure Highlights: Enhance your IT skills with our classes: Photo/File Management for iPads and Smartphones/ New Technology and Genealogy.  By popular demand, we have 3 Saturday Stained Glass workshops this term. Classes fill up quickly. Enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Under construction for the Spring 2019 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Spring 2019 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Autumn term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 28 December.

Under construction for Autumn 2018 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Autumn 2018 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Summer term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 17 August.

Under construction summer 2018 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Summer 2018 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Spring term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 23 March.

Spring 2018 brochure published

CACE News December 2017

Our Spring 2018 brochure is now available. We encourage you to enrol online on our website. This gives immediate feedback about successful registration which is important for classes that fill up quickly and saves you postage.

If you want to learn more about online registration, our Internet Explained class on Monday 29th January will cover this.

Website under construction to set up Spring 2018 term

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (we are setting up the website for the Spring 2018 term)

It is no longer possible to enrol for the Autumn term’s classes on the website but you CAN enrol by contacting us (see the contact details page) and you can still view the classes in the brochure (see the brochure page)  

Classes for next term will be available on about 28 December.

 

Autumn 2017 Brochure published

CACE News  August 2017

Our Autumn brochure is now available on our new website.  This website offers a method of registering and paying for our classes on-line as well as our previous method of enrolling by post with a cheque payment.

We try to offer a range of classes for adults.  This Autumn we are offering several new classes including Creative writing and Crochet.  We also offer help with technical gadgets: iPad, smartphones and Windows 10.

AGM Minutes 2015

Carse Association for Continuing Education

AGM held on 22 May 2015 at 7.00pm in West Carse Public Hall, Glencarse

Minutes

Welcome

Hugh Barker welcomed all present.  The AGM was held in the context of  20th birthday celebrations for CACE.  These celebrations included a performance by Carse Voices led by Christine Kydd, a review of the history of CACE by Liz Farquhar, Eileen Gilchrist and Muriel Anderson, a performance by Stan Ginter, all followed by a buffet supper.

 

Apologies

Mac Roberts, Gordon Walker, Michael and Margaret McManamon, Morag Simpson, Eddie Danks, Marjorie Armstrong, Lucy Riley, Fiona Hughes

 

Minutes from 2014 AGM

Members were provided with the minutes of last year’s AGM.   MA asked that last year’s minutes be adopted.

Proposed – Rosemary Sutcliffe,   Seconded – Glenda Davidson

 

Matters arising

There were no matters arising from these minutes.

 

Combined Chairman’s and Treasurers Report

Members were provided with a copy of the Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2015.

MA reported that CACE classes continue to be well supported and there was again a surplus, this year of £1967.

Under receipts, a grant of £1500 was received from Perth & Kinross council and their continuing support is much appreciated.

Carse Voices have had a very busy year with regular income from class fees of £2390 being passed over to Horsecross Arts.  The enrolment fee for this class covers the cost of hall rent.  In addition a donation of £500 was received this year for Music Therapy and this was used to subsidise a successful Carse Voices Singing Day with an open invitation to other choirs to attend.

Following the healthy position last year the Committee decided to again increase the hourly rate paid to tutors in appreciation for their hard work and this was applied to the Autumn Term.  The effect of the full year increase implemented last financial year and this part year cost was an additional expenditure of approximately £1200 incurred in 2014/5.

The cost of the theatre outing to Pitlochry in 2014 is covered by sums included in the summer enrolment figures.

In summary, CACE started the year with funds of £14,556.31 and with the surplus reported for the year to 31 March 2015 ended with a balance of £16,523.85

 

Next year there will be extra expenditure for the 20th Anniversary celebrations held in conjunction with the 2015 AGM.  HB gave a brief report of the recent problems with the CACE website and indicated that there is likely to be a need for external support amounting to several thousand pounds.

 

 

The Chairman then gave thanks for those who helped with the 20th Birthday celebrations including

Cairn O’Mohr Winery and the Glencarse Hotel for the wine and food, to Elizabeth Lindsay for baking the cake and Susan Cameron for icing it, to Joan Scholfield for the beautiful flower arrangement and to those who provided raffle prizes.

The committee decided not to have the usual book or plant stalls this year because of the 20th Anniversary celebration but we expect them to reappear in future.

 

Questions or comments on report

None

 

Adoption of the reports

Proposed – Eileen Gilchrist, Seconded – Liz Farquhar

 

Election of Committee for next year.

MA reported that all of the existing Committee members agreed to continue.  These are

Hugh Barker – Chairperson, Eddie Danks – co-depute chairperson, Morag Simpson – co-depute chairperson, Marjorie Armstrong – Secretary, Rosemary Sutcliffe – Enrolment Secretary, Muriel Anderson – Treasurer, Jane Boyden, Portia File, Margaret McManamon, Bill Munro, Lucy Riley, Michael Sutcliffe.

 

MA asked if there were any other nominations or opposition to those listed continuing.  There were no further nominations and no opposition and the above were duly re-elected by a show of hands.

 

AOCB

MA thanked the members for attending, the tutors for the work they had done throughout the year.

 

Vote of Thanks

Trevor Woodford gave a vote of thanks to all who contributed

 

The meeting was closed.