U3A Deniliquin Inc

Learning for life




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Officebearers for 2018.

President                                                   Alison Wilson                                          58813194

Vice President                                        Helen Thompson                                  0408893347

Secretary                                                   Gill Fraser                                                  0427453256

Treasurer                                                   Sue Gatacre                                              58816338

Programme Co-Ordinator               Helen Burnham                                     0400110749

Publicity Officer                                                      Gayle Beckton                                        0488002286

Committee Members:

Airlie Circuitt; Marge Donohue; Carol David; Jan Renwick and Barb Summers

                  TERM 2                   1 May – 6 July 2018

                  TERM 3                   24 July – 28 September 2018

                  TERM 4                   15 October – 19 December 2018


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


Welcome to the June newsletter.

Winter is here and what better way than to rug up and come and join us for programs that are on offer at U3A each day.

The new course “Armchair Traveller” is on Mondays from 11 – 12 for another 2 weeks. Our leaders Helen and John have put together interesting information to share with participants, at last week’s session discussion was about the different places people had been to across Australia and some interesting stories about how and why they had been there. All sorts of information about each other and insights into each other’s lives. “We had a lot of laughs too”

Your committee has been working hard on submitting an application for a grant to obtain funding for promotion and advertising of U3A through the Deniliquin Community Group associated with Bendigo Bank. This application closes at the end of June so we are hoping that the application is successful. Will keep you posted.

Pathways to Deniliquinfor Term 2 – our guest speaker was Gai Burchfield. An entertaining and interesting speaker who had those present interested in asking questions on her education pathway. Gai is also a talented singer and ukulele player. Thank you Gai, a most enjoyable session.


Term 2 finishes on 6thJuly 2018 and a new timetable is being prepared for Term 3.

Term 3 commences on Tuesday 24thJuly 2018.


President Alison Wilson wishes to advise members of the death of Jan Cook on the 6thJune 2018. Jan was instrumental in the setting up of our website and was on the committee as Liaison officer for the website also. She initiated the iPad class and the original games mornings with Alison and was also active in several other classes. She has been sadly missed since her ill health forced her to leave Deniliquin some time ago. Jan will be remembered fondly.


Guest speaker for the month of June.

Don’t forget our guest speaker for the month of June will be Eileen Mason on Wednesday 27thJune 2018 at 2pm– “Ageing Happily” a Q&A Moment for Seniors. All Welcome.


Participants in the popular Tai Chi Class pictured below.

Looks fun – good for the body and mind.

Keep warm and happy.

Gayle Beckton – Publicity Officer