U3A Bulletin No.20

U3A Bulletin No.20

Course Updates for Term 4, 2018

Term 4 commences on Monday 8th October 2018.

Monday:

  • Conversations in Wodonga will begin on Monday October 8th for 5 weeks in Room 4.
  • Dying to Know will continue in Term 4 in Cracknell building Room 3.
  • Family History will move back into Cracknell Building Room 4.

Tuesday:

  • Mindfulness Meditation will continue during Term 4. There are still places available.

Wednesday:

  • Aspects of English Poetry will continue in Room 7.
  • The Great War will not be offered during Term 4 but will be offered in 2019.
  • International Relations 2 will not be offered during Term 4 but will be offered in 2019.

Thursday:

  • New Course: Basic Concepts in Economics will commence on Thursday, October 11th 1pm-3pm in Room 9.
  • New Course: Community Sing-A-Long will commence on Friday October 12th 1pm – 3pm in Room 9.

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

Peter-de-Koeyer Ann-OGrady

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.