U3A Bulletin No.25

Coffee cup and beans on a white background.June Coffee Morning

Friday 14th June 2019

at Albury Wodonga Community College

10:00 am Food & Tea/Coffee in kitchen area

10:30 am Performance in room 9

The Importance of Being Earnest (Act 1)

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Members of the U3A Play Reading Group plan to present Act I as a radio play. But there will be some visual props!

Luckily the play (by Oscar Wilde) is high farce set in the late Victorian era. So if they ham it up it may be a very high farce!

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The play is full of classic one liners such as:

“If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.”

“I don’t like novels that end happily. They depress me so much”

The play should take about 40 minutes

 

U3A Bulletin No.24

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May Coffee Morning

Friday 10th May 2019

at Albury Wodonga Community College

10:00 am Food & Tea/Coffee in kitchen area

10:30 am Guest Speaker: Tim Huggins

Topic: Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardians , Wills and Medical Treatment Powers.

Tim HugginsTim Huggins is a partner in Skinner and Associates Albury. Tim has been a solicitor since 1986 and admitted to practice in both Victoria and NSW . Like all solicitors in Albury/Wodonga can act in both jurisdictions.

Tim is experienced in most areas of the law. Amongst the many topics for discussion, are Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardians , Wills and Medical Treatment Powers.

U3A Bulletin No.23

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March Coffee Morning & AGM

Friday 8th March 2019

at Albury Wodonga Community College

10:00 am Food & Tea/Coffee in kitchen area

10:30 am Annual General Meeting

11:00 am (approx.) Guest Speaker: Karen Knight

Karen is the National Manager for the Australian College of Higher Education. She will be speaking about the AWCC building program.

 

 

 

U3A Bulletin No.22

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February Coffee Morning

Friday 8th February 2019

10:00 am for  10:30 am

at Albury Wodonga Community College

Road Safety for Seniors

Speaker: Diana Johnston (RACV)

The presentation covers the following areas:

  • Driving and road safety tips for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
  • The importance of choosing a safe vehicle.
  • The importance of being fit to drive.
  • The impact of health and medications on driving
  • Information about alternative transport options.
  • How to plan for future mobility.

The presentation will include a PowerPoint presentation, screening of video clips, and some group discussion.

U3A Bulletin No.19

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October Coffee Morning

Friday 12th October 2018 at 10:30 am

Information Session

As part of Wodonga’s Senior Celebrations 2018 Program:

We invite you to come and hear our take on active retirement, positive ageing and mental and social health. Discover how to keep an active mind in retirement.

Room 9
Albury-Wodonga Community College
63 High Street, Wodonga, VIC 3690.

For more information phone 0499 895 117.

 

U3A Bulletin No.18

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September Coffee Morning

Friday 14th September 2018

10:30 a.m. Room 9 AWCC

Speakers: Peter de Koeyer (CEO) and Ann O’Grady (Business Development Officer)

Topic: Westmont Aged Care Services

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In their own words, “Westmont Aged Care Services Ltd is a community based not- for-profit organisation which is dedicated to providing aged, community care and lifestyle options to the people of our region with respect, dignity and choice.

Located at 265 Baranduda Boulevard Westmont offers an array of lifestyle option ranging from 24/7 residential aged care (including a 15 bed memory assisted unit), assisted living apartments and independent living villas.

Westmont Community Care has been operating since 2010 and has grown to provide services to more than 1,800 members of our community. These services provide clients with the help they need to remain living in their own homes for as long as they choose”. Peter will provide an overview of Westmont (including Residential, Assisted Living  Apartments and Independent Living Villas) and the services they provide and Ann will provide information on Community Care, Meals on Wheels and the services they can provide.

U3A BULLETIN NO.17

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August Coffee Morning

Friday 10th August 2018

10 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. Room 9 AWCC

Speaker: John McQuilton

Topic: Battlefield Study Tours

John McQuilton

John McQuilton was born in Yackandandah’s Bush Nursing Hospital (at a date he no longer cares to recall). He attended the Kiewa Valley Consolidated School in Tangambalanga and Wodonga High School before taking his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne.

Before 1991, he taught at the University of Melbourne, Charles Sturt University (Bathurst), the Flinders University of South Australia, the University of New South Wales, served as the Assistant General Editor (Reference) of the Bicentennial History Project and worked in the History Section of the Australian War Memorial. In 1991, he took up a lectureship at the University of Wollongong.

Apart from a session as the Visiting O’Connor Chair in Geography at Colgate University in upstate New York, he worked at UoW until his retirement in 2016. The subjects he taught included nineteenth century Australian history, Australian Studies, Modern World  History, Australians and War, the American West, Film and History, and War and Society.

During his time at UoW, he led nine study tours of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Three of his publications examine the history of the North East from European settlement to the end of the Great War. He has a son who is currently living in London.

Battlefield Study Tours

John McQuilton led nine study tours to the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front for undergraduate students at the University of Wollongong. In this talk, he outlines how the subject was run and the impact it had on the students. For the majority, it was an eye-opener. They had to come to grips with different cultures, and they discovered that what they thought they ‘knew’ could be challenged by visiting the places where the history they had studied took place.