Ararat U3A pro­gram set

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Ararat U3A will start its 2019 ac­tiv­i­ties from Mon­day.

Mon­day is also term-one en­rol­ment day for classes and or­gan­is­ers are wel­com­ing back mem­bers or peo­ple in­ter­ested in join­ing the group.

Ararat U3A pres­i­dent Pat Mcaloon said any­one aged over 50 and re­tired or semi-re­tired from the work­force had an open in­vi­ta­tion.

Mr Mcaloon said term-one en­rol­ment day would be at Mel­bourne Polytech­nic’s Ararat cam­pus.

He said he was de­lighted the key­note speaker for the day would be Ararat Ru­ral City Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Dr Tim Harrison.

Mr Mcaloon said U3A Ararat reached a record mem­ber­ship of 150 in 2018.

“It is al­ways a chal­lenge to meet the needs of our mem­ber­ship. How­ever, the com­mit­tee has at­tempted to pro­vide a wide va­ri­ety of classes and ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

The group has sched­uled a se­ries of lec­tures, with guest speak­ers dur­ing term one in­clud­ing East Grampians Health Ser­vice chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Free­man and Kate Ast­bury from Grampians Com­mu­nity Health.

Mr Mcaloon said the group had also sched­uled a visit to Man­dela Ex­hi­bi­tion at Mel­bourne Mu­seum and a Vol­cano Dis­cov­ery Walk at Der­ri­nal­lum.

An Ararat Gar­dens Lake Walk will also con­tinue in first term and bush­walks, led by Mar­garet Far­rar, are also planned for later in the term.

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