Ararat U3A program set
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.