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               DENILIQUIN BRANCH
Welcome to 2020
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 November newsletter.

U3A phone: 0499839468

I hope that this newsletter finds everyone well and, now that the weather is starting to warm up, enjoying being out in the sunshine.

We were fortunate that during the COVID restrictions, we had a couple of classes that members were still able to participate in.

The Walking Group continued during this period and enjoyed by all who attended – many thanks to Dorothy Reidy.

Walking group is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am to 8am.  Meet at the Water Tower Memorial Park.

A first for Deniliquin U3A Inc was the Meditation classes conducted by Irene Duffy via Zoom. A big big thank you to Irene for taking this on and guiding the participants through the classes. Feedback received from participants was excellent.

Edward River Council – Community Grants Program

During the COVID lock-down some committee members worked on applying for a Grant that was funded by Edward River Council and to our delight the application was successful.

The title of our project was “Reconnecting to the Arts & Music in the Bush” and will kick off in 2021 – stay tuned for further information in the New Year.

Another date to keep in mind for 2021 is the NSW Seniors Festival will be 14 – 24 April.

U3A Annual General Meeting:

The AGM will be held at the Deniliquin RSL club on Wednesday 2/12/2020 at 11am.

We would like to see as many members attend this very important meeting.

October 2020 was the 10 year anniversary of U3A and we did intend to have some sort of celebration BUT this was not to be, so recognition of this anniversary will be discussed. Following on from the AGM which would be approximately 12 midday the committee have decided to hold a Christmas luncheon for members and teachers only the meal will be paid for by Deniliquin U3A Inc – no drinks provided – you would be paying for your own drinks.

Please advise President Alison Wilson on 0499839468 BY NO LATER THAN 12 MIDDAY ON THURSDAY 26.11.20. If Alison does not answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and food choice that you require and also your mobile phone number. No names will be taken after that date.


  • Flathead Tails with chips and salad.
  • Small Roast Lamb and vegies.
  • If you have any dietary requirements please advise.


Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local health authority.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.

Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.

Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Stay home if you feel unwell.

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

Calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This protects you, and prevents the spread of viruses and other infections.


Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.

Remember when you attend the RSL you are required to sign in and sign out when you leave the building and also temperature checks are carried out at the reception desk.

We look forward to catching up with you all at the AGM on 2nd December 2020 followed by Christmas lunch.

Gayle Beckton

Publicity Officer – Deniliquin U3A Inc







Gayle Beckton – Publicity Officer