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               DENILIQUIN BRANCH
Welcome to 2022
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.


  • 8th December 2022 at 12 midday at the Deniliquin RSL Club.
    This luncheon is subsidised by your U3A club – Member pays $15.00 and U3A pay $11.00
    Names and money to Treasurer Sue Gatacre on 0419536738 by 1st December 2022


Our last guest speaker for the year will be Neville Purtill on Friday 25th November 2022 at 2 pm at the RSL Club. We do hope that many people can attend this session.

Next year we are going to introduce a couple of new courses which are AUSLAN; CANASTA GROUP & CURRENT AFFAIRS GROUP. So keep these in mind and unfortunately ARMCHAIR TRAVEL will be going into recess for 2023 unless a new facilitator can be found to run the group. If you are interested please speak with the course co-ordinator Helen Burnham. The timetable for next year will be available at our enrolment day for 2023.

 Are you interested in being a committee member?

This is your opportunity to nominate for the Committee of the Deniliquin U3A. If you would like to bring your skills and ideas to the Committee, please contact the Secretary, Gill Fraser for a nomination form and return it to her seven (7) days before the AGM. Gill’s contact number is 0427453256.

Members are reminded of the upcoming AGM on Thursday 8th December 2022 at 11am (followed by the Christmas Lunch).

2023 Happenings

As mentioned in the previous newsletter U3A Deniliquin were successful in obtaining a grant through the Edward River Council for a Talent Quest called DENI HAS TALENT – which is on Saturday 13th May 2023 at South West Music. Further details available after the Christmas break.

 U3A STATE CONFERENCE – Deniliquin U3A will be hosting the State Conference on 18th & 19th April 2023. This is very exciting for us to showcase Deniliquin as well as our own U3A. We have only recently found out about this exciting news.




  1. The TV drama The Secret Life of Us was set in St Kilda, Melbourne.
  2. Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site in Laos.
  3. The Sorbonne university is located in Paris’s Latin Quarter?
  4. Who is Montero Lamar Hill better known as – Lil Nas X
  5. Goodbye is the word in the English language that comes from the phrase “God be with ye”?


Your U3A committee wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Healthy New Year.

 Gayle Beckton
Publicity Officer
Deniliquin U3A