Riverland’s Art Exhibiton, held at the Chaffey Theatre, was part of the COTA SA Every Generation Festival. The 17 strong group proved there is no glass ceiling when it comes to learning something new, irrespective of age.
Two of the group’s oldest members, Sarah Summersett of Berri and Brian Dalzell of Loxton, are wonderful examples of the adage that – staying active: mentally, physically and socially, is essential to healthy aging.
Here Sarah and Brian are standing in front of works created by Sarah.
Kapunda and Districts U3A was a finalist in the Club of the Year, regional category, for service to senior residents in the state-wide Positive Aging Awards ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel, North Terrace on the 16th October, 2015.
Minister for the Ageing Zoe Bettison, Kapunda U3A president Geoff Sclare and Jan McKay with the finalist award.
President Erica Majba represented U3A South Australia at the U3A Asia Pacific Alliance International Conference, Brisbane 27 & 28 May 2015. She attended the conference and participated in the U3A Australia Alliance meeting 26 May. Erica is seen here with Julie Porteous, newly elected President U3A Network Queensland and new chair U3A Australia Alliance. Full report on Resources page.
U3A SA Secretary Claire and her team welcomed visitors at the Adelaide Retirement, Lifestyle and Travel Expo 29, 30, 31 May at the Showgrounds to the new look U3A South Australia stand. Most of the visitors were unaware of U3A and many gave a very positive response. There was a definite preference for U3As offering a range of courses. Thanks to the volunteers who helped on the stand.
We have a contract with the Department of State Development 2014-15 to develop the sustainability of U3As in South Australia ($38,000 for 4 years of contract) and a one off Promotional Grant in 2014-15 ($20000) to re-brand and develop a new website and promotional materials for U3A South Australia.