News and Events

Busy times at Mt Gambier U3A

2/11/19
Groups of Science and Environment combined to visit Bool Lagoon, an important natural water reserve which is a conservation park and game reserve. The reserve is situated 360km south east from Adelaide and is 27km south of Naracoorte. Our visit was guided by two officers from National Parks SA who explained to us the finely monitored water levels of the lagoon and details of the birds and other fauna that habituate the region and others which come from overseas for their breeding.
Following this our 20 participants travelled another 10km to Bourne’s Bird Museum where we had our packed lunch and were given a tour of the museum.
                                                                    

 

7/11/18

U3A Mt. Gambier were invited to be a part of a display of activities aimed at Seniors. The event was held at the Woolworths Market Place Shopping Centre on the 7th/8th November.

 


Welcome our new Treasurer

We would like to thank Katarina Spudic for accepting the position of Treasurer for U3ASA.  Katarina is a member of both U3A Tea Tree Gully and  U3A Campbelltown.

Our thanks go to Peter Adams, who was our former Treasurer and we wish him well for the future.

Go to About Us to view Katarina’s profile.

 

 


Creativity Australia is giving you the opportunity to start your own Community Choir.

Creativity Australia (https://www.creativityaustralia.org.au/) is giving individuals the opportunity to start their own Community Choir!

Grants available up to $10,000. Mentoring and resources will be provided. For everything you need to know, go to http://ow.ly/l5wV30f3j4Q

Creativity Australia is building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation, through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing and the With One Voice Choirs.
To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of start-up funding grants of up to $10,000.

Successful applicants will receive the start-up grant and join a 12-month intensive mentoring programme to guide them through the process of building their own ‘With One Voice Social Franchise’ choir.

How the With One Voice Social Franchise program works
With One Voice Social Franchise programs are set up and ran by local volunteers using the resources and materials provided by Creativity Australia. By establishing a local community choir under the auspices of Creativity Australia (as a registered charity) you hold a licence that enables the choir to raise funds to support projects and initiatives at a local level. The choir is set up as an unincorporated association under the umbrella of Creativity Australia. This includes an independent bank account which is jointly managed by the local choir volunteers and Creativity Australia.

Applications close: 31st August 2018


Elder Abuse Campaign

We would all be aware of relatively recent investigations into nursing homes and the way in which they are run and how their residents are treated.

Unfortunately the abuse of some of our older citizens is not confined to nursing homes and probably more frequently occurs far closer to the victim’s own homes.  The South Australian Government is running a campaign to highlight the need to report and recognise this abuse.

Please use the SA Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line 1800 372 310 for support and/or information.

Should you wish to help promote the campaign, there are a variety of materials that can be obtained via their website www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/stopelderabuse

Remember, in a similar way to reporting Child Abuse, you do not have to have proof to contact the hotline – merely a suspicion.

 

 


Official opening of Prospect U3A

U3A Prospect is ready for their classes to begin on 28th March.  They have 80 enrolled members, a website and an excellent team of volunteers.  The photograph shows local Labor candidate, Jo Chapley, along with Premier Jay Weatherill, presenting the committee with a cheque to fund a TV and projector.  Congratulations to Jenny Rossiter and her committee for their hard work and dedication, we all wish you great success in further promoting the great organisation we call U3A.


Success for the U3A Adelaide ‘Art for Pleasure’ group

The U3A Adelaide Art for Pleasure group recently participated in The Local Project with the City of Adelaide Neighbourhood Development Team. They submitted four art works that are on the three giant cubes placed at Stamford Court.  These will later be moved to Victoria Park and then the Helicopter Part, North Adelaide. Group members enjoyed the project and were warmly welcomed at the cocktail party and presentations launch held at Stamford Court.
Photo 3:   (L-R) Christobel, Don, Warren, Meirwen, Christobel & Leonie