U3A Deniliquin Inc

Learning for life




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               DENILIQUIN BRANCH
Welcome to 2020
\The U3A committee for this year is as follows:
President: Alison Wilson 0438894339
Vice President: Helen Thompson 0408893347
Secretary: Gill Fraser 0427453256
Treasurer: Sue Gatacre 0419536738
Co-Ordinator: Helen Burnham 0400110749
Publicity Officer: Gayle Beckton 0488002286
Committee Members: Airlie Circuitt – 0429934069; Marge Donohue – 0407094093; Jan Renwick – 041866394; John Waters – 58825910; Tom Oram – 58817803 and Judy Smith – 0427291075.
Phyllis Ball is retiring from the committee and we thank her for her contribution as a committee member.
U3A now has a mobile phone number of 0499839468. This number has been sourced so that prospective members/current members can ring and enquire about classes, etc. The mobile will be held by a committee member who will be able to answer enquiries.

What are the aims of the U3A?

  • To encourage and enable mature people to help each other to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience
  • To demonstrate the benefits and enjoyment to be gained in learning throughout life
  • To celebrate the capabilities and potential of older people and their value to society
  • To provide a creative use for leisure time
  • To establish and maintain educational, cultural and physical programmes
  • To promote and further the concept and adoption of U3A in the general community and municipality

Why should I join a U3A?

  • Learning should not stop as we get older.
  • The U3A provides social, intellectual and physical stimulation for mature aged people
  • Courses are designed to be enjoyable as well as stimulating
  • Our courses reflect the needs and abilities of our membership
  • U3A gives you the opportunity to learn something that you have always intended to learn but have not had the time to pursue

How does the U3A operate in Deniliquin?

  • Deniliquin U3A is made up of mature aged people who either want to continue learning or being active, or who wish to teach others what they know
  • A Committee of management is elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting
  • Tutors and other leaders are volunteers
  • Members are encouraged to become active participants in the activities
  • All administration is undertaken by volunteer members
  • An Enrolment Day is held each year so members/new members can enrol in activities of their choice


Please remember if you do make contact and the message bank is on please leave your name and contact number for your call to be returned.

Welcome to the July newsletter.

U3A phone: 0499839468

I do hope that everyone is keeping well and warm during this cold weather and these uncertain times.

It is important that we continue to follow the rules that are guiding us through this pandemic and we look after ourselves as well as looking out for others.


A meeting was held this week to see if we could hold some classes BUT it has been decided that the Deniliquin Branch of U3A will go into recess and hopefully will be able to get together again for the AGM in early December 2020 (you will be notified later about this date). It has been a hard decision to make but our health is very important and we can only plan for events for the future and the “new norm”, whatever that may be.


The Walking Group led by Dorothy Reidy is still  on, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Meet at the Water Tower at Memorial Park.

Tuesday’s 8 am – 9 amThursday’s 1.30 pm for a longer walk.

Any member who is interested or wanting more information, please contact Dorothy on 0408806229.

Thank you to all who made contact with suggestions as requested from the June newsletter it was much appreciated, your input is invaluable.

President Alison and our Events Co-Ordinator Helen are always available to have a chat if you want to keep in touch.

Mobile phone numbers:

Alison Wilson – 0438594339

Helen Burnham – 0400110749

Gayle Beckton – Publicity Officer