U3A calls out for mem­bers

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

U3A Euroa is a vi­brant, rel­a­tively new com­mu­nity group in Euroa.

In four years it has at­tracted over 80 mem­bers, all of whom are keen to keep ac­tive and en­gaged in our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Over 14 ac­tiv­i­ties are of­fered and more are in the pipe­line for 2019.

The ac­tiv­i­ties vary in or­der to be able to in­clude ac­tive and less phys­i­cally ac­tive mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

These in­clude bush­walk­ing, fam­ily his­tory, well­ness, health, fun games group, as well as more chal­leng­ing sub­jects like re­li­gion, philoso­pher’s fo­rum, Shake­speare and as­tron­omy.

All ac­tiv­i­ties and cour­ses are run by mem­bers who have a spe­cial in­ter­est in the sub­ject, but with­out for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

For­mally the U3A was known as the Univer­sity of the Third Age but we have found that this con­fused peo­ple a lot, be­ing that we have noth­ing to do with univer­sity.

Ex­pect by way of us­ing the way of the true mean­ing of univer­sity, which orig­i­nally meant com­ing to­gether and shar­ing your knowl­edge, life skills and in­ter­ests.

Euroa Health Inc has been a won­der­ful spot to U3A in al­low­ing us to use their Con­fer­ence Room with all its great fa­cil­i­ties, as a home base, with most cour­ses now held there.

U3A Euroa is very ap­pre­cia­tive of their on­go­ing gen­eros­ity and in­ter­est in sup­port­ing a com­mu­nity group.

Em­pha­sis is on shared learn­ing, fun and friend­ship in an in­for­mal and re­laxed at­mos­phere.

Many new friend­ships have been formed and for new­com­ers to Euroa it is a won­der­ful chance to meet oth­ers.

New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come and can con­tact ei­ther Sue van Lunen­burg 0438 989 563 or Bill Dou­glas 0415 815 834 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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