U3A Bulletin No.15

U3A Bulletin No.15

Special Members’ Meeting


This is a reminder that our special members’ meeting is this coming Friday 15th June 2018 in Room 9 at 10.00am.

It is important, if at all possible, that members of Albury Wodonga U3A  attend to discuss and give their valuable input re our financial strategies for 2018, 2019 and beyond.

U3A Bulletin No.14

U3A Bulletin No.14

U3A Semester 2, 2018 Update


Conversations in Wodonga: This class was due to commence on July 30th but will not begin until August 6th. Topics for next term: Terrorism, Inequality, Investments and Ethics, Humour and Philosophy and Peter Singer. There are a few spaces available so if interested, please enrol at the AWCC office.


Mindfulness Meditation will continue in Term 3 for existing members. Any new members will need to enrol in the class at the AWCC Office.

Europeans: This class will not run in Term 3 but will recommence in Term 4. Any new members interested however will need to enrol.


International Relations 1 will continue throughout the rest of the year.

The Great War 1914-1918 As it Happened and The Great War – Legacies and Consequences will not be continuing during Semester 2. These will be offered again in 2019.


International Relations 2 will continue in Term 3 but will not be offered in Term 4.

Basic Concepts in Economics: A new course for anyone who is interested in how the economy works, Eddie Voogt is running this Economics course in Term 4. An outline of the topics is available at both the U3A office and the AWCC office. If interested please enrol at the AWCC office. Coordinator: Eddie Voogt; Venue: AWCC; Day/Time: Thursday 1pm – 3pm; Starting: Term 4, October 11th.


Community Sing-a-Long: A new course Helen Milbourne has organised a musician to run fun, old times sing-a-long sessions Term 4 on Friday afternoons (times yet to be determined). Song books will be provided and Peter is a dynamic musician who will use his musical instruments to lead the Sing-a-Long. Please register your expression of interest at the U3A office or email u3a@awcc.edu.au

Healthy and Wise Program will begin on August 3rd until September 21st (Term 3). It will run from 10.30 -12.30. Although the class is now full you may still place your name on a waiting list at the AWCC office in case someone withdraws in the meantime.

(This Bulletin: per Members Update for Semester 2, 4 June 2018).


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June Coffee Morning
Friday 8th June
10 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. Room 9

Change of Speaker

Due to illness Nick Gadd from the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) will not be speaking on the institution’s role.

Instead Mike Fuery of Ambulance Victoria will speak on Changes to the Ambulance Service in the last 35 years. Also he will talk about defibrillation and triple zero calls.


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June Coffee Morning
Friday 8th June
10 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. Room 9
Speaker : Nick Gadd
“Role of the Victorian Law Reform
Commission (VLRC)”

The Guest Speaker will be Nick Gadd from the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC), who will be speaking on the institution’s role. Nick will explain the recent recommendations regarding funeral and burial instructions, which at present are decided by the executor, a cause of major family disputes, and will discuss developments in Guardianship, where the law has recently changed in relation to powers of attorney and people’s wishes for medical care when they are no longer able to make their own decision.

Nick GaddNick Gadd is the communication manager of the  Victorian Law Reform Commission, the central law reform agency in Victoria. He has worked at the Commission for five years and is responsible for publications and media liaison as well as community education. His talk will cover the role of the VLRC and reasons why laws need to be reformed. He will discuss three recent projects of the VLRC: medicinal cannabis, funeral and burial instructions, and neighborhood tree disputes.

U3A Bulletin No.11

U3A Bulletin No.11

Healthy & Wise Program

This 8 week program will go ahead during Term 3. It has been developed for 16 participants and is available for both men and women over the age of 55 who want to improve their health, wellbeing and satisfaction with life. Programs are delivered by Albury Wodonga Health in partnership with health and community services and organisations across the North East and Albury Wodonga border communities.

Co-ordinator: Marie Williams (Albury Wodonga Health)
Venue: AWCC
Day/Time: Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Starting: August 3rd – September 21st
Cost: $5 for booklet plus gold coin donation per session.

For more details see The Healthy and Wise Program

If you are interested in attending the program please complete the U3A enrolment form at the AWCC office as soon as possible.

U3A Bulletin No.10

U3A Bulletin No.10

U3A Coffee Morning

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Friday 11th May 10:00am
Room 9
at Albury Wodonga Community College

Guest Speaker: Kelly Gibbons

Topic:  Eye Diseases in the Third Age

Kelly is an Optometrist & has owned Wodonga Eyecare since 2004. She loves Optometry & the challenge of diagnosing & treating eye disease. Special interests in therapeutics, children’s vision and shooting vision. What she really loves is seeing her loyal customers & having a good chat! She has lived in the North East for 14 years & is lucky to have found such a great place to raise her kids. She enjoys living out near the Hume Dam & working with a dedicated and good humoured bunch of people at Wodonga Eyecare.

Kelly will explain how macular degeneration affects the eye. She will then discuss glaucoma and if there’s time she will talk about the significant impact of dry eye.

Kelly will talk on any vision questions you may have on the day, so bank up your vision questions!

U3A Bulletin No.9

U3A Bulletin No.9

Course Updates for Term 2

If you are interested in attending any of the courses below please fill out a  U3A Enrolment Form A 2018 and hand in to the AWCC office.

Conversations in Wodonga

An opportunity to have a loosely structured discussion about selected topics using insights drawn from philosophy and the life experience of members.

Co-ordinator: Michael Evans. Day/Time: Mondays 10am – 12 noon. Starting: 16 April 2018 continues for 5 weeks. More details…

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Helen is repeating this 5 week course for people who were either on the waiting list or for any other members who may be interested.

Co-ordinator: Helen Casey. Venue: AWCC, 63 High St. Wodonga. Day/Time: Tuesdays 10am-12 noon. Starting: 17 April 2018. More details…

Mindfulness Meditation 2

This 5 week course is for those members who have participated in the Introduction to Mindfulness sessions and are interested in continuing to develop the method of mindfulness meditation.

Co-ordinator: Helen Casey. Venue: AWCC, 63 High St. Wodonga. Day/Time: Tuesdays 1pm-3 pm. Starting: 17 April 2018. More details…

The Europeans II

This course follows on from “The Europeans” given by the same presenter in 2017. “The Europeans II” is for people who would enjoy following, at a safe distance, the contemporary historical thriller now playing out in Europe.

Co-ordinator: John Shilling. Venue: AWCC, 63 High St. Wodonga. Day/Time: Tuesdays 1pm-3.00pm. Starting: 17 April 2018. More details…

Healthy & Wise Program

This program has been booked for 8 weeks during Term 3. This program has been developed for 16 participants. The program is available for men and women over the age of 55 who want to improve their health, well-being and satisfaction with life.

Co-ordinator: Marie Williams – Albury Wodonga Health. Venue: Albury Wodonga Community College. Day/Time: Fridays 10.30 -12.30pm. Starting: 3 August 2018 – 21 September 2018. More details…