U3A Deniliquin Inc

Learning for life




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               DENILIQUIN BRANCH

Welcome to 2019

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

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

Phyllis Ball -58824215

Marge Donohue – 0407094093

Jan Renwick -041866394 &  John Waters – 58825910


School Terms for 2019 for New South Wales

Term 4          14/10/2019 to 13/12/2019 (last day of U3A)


Don’t forget the U3A phone number is 0499839468.

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.

U3A Deniliquin Inc
Welcome to the December newsletter.

Wishing each and every one a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year – can you believe it will be the year 2020 very soon !!!!!

Deniliquin U3A Inc has had a very successful year with 105 financial members – we hope that you have enjoyed the class or classes that you have attended throughout the year. A big thank you to our Co-Ordinator Helen Burnham who does a wonderful job in organising all of this, and of course a big shout out to the marvellous tutors/leaders who give up their time freely for our organisation. Many thanks.
Next year U3A Deniliquin Inc will be celebrating 10 years on the 30/11/2020
12.02.2020 – 23.02.2020
U3A in conjunction with Edward River Council and Intereach will be organising events in February 2020 – stay tuned for more information in the New Year and leading up to the event.

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There will be Scattergories, Discussion Group & Italian on Wednesday, the Garden Group will meet on Friday for the last class for the year.

Classes that have finished for the year are Tai Chi; Book Club; Mah Jong; History and Meditation.

John and Helen Thompson organised the Armchair Travel and this term they have had people speak on their travels to Vietnam, Caravanning around Australia, Czech Republic, South Africa. Also Chantelle Barnes from Deniliquin Travel Centre who came and spoke with the group about tips, insurances, cruising and other travel questions were answered.

Don’t forget ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Wednesday 4TH December 2019 at 11am at Intereach, followed by the Christmas Party. Could all members please bring along a small plate to share.

Intereach Open Day invite – Deni U3A members

Gayle Beckton
Publicity Officer


U3A Deniliquin