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Have a look at what is happening in the Endeavour (Southern) region of Sydney U3A, which meets in the St George area and Sutherland Shire !

For news on current classes, go to Our Courses or Reports from our Courses. The first program (2018) for  Gems of the Silver Screen and Explorations in Music is available at Our Courses. To look up the most recent newsletter, go to the sidebar on this page or Newsletters and for earlier articles, Past Events. The current course book and list of committee members can also be found on the sidebar on this page.

News from our Region

Now is the time to break into some March Madness, like trying something new!


Boathouse at Kareela

Music for Fun is hoping to increase its members and Ancient Civilisations needs someone to lead (co-ordinate) them. Go to Courses for further details. Or try a garden outing with Harvesting in the Suburbs on      Wednesday 14 March.

Start now  to put pen to paper for Sutherland Shire’s Literary Competition. It closes 30 May 2018.


We are asking for volunteers to help with 3 Expos for U3A in conjunction with the Sutherland Shire Council during their Seniors Festival in April. The expos are for the Council’s Active Expos to be held at 9.30am -12.30pm at
*    Gymea Tradies on Friday 6th April      *   Club Menai Thursday 12th April
*    Engadine Community Hall Wednesday 18th April.

We need some members to help with handing out brochures and inform enquirers about U3A. You can choose which venue, and for as few or as many hours as you can manage.
If you think you can help, please contact Margaret Kingston by email: m.kingston1@bigpond.com or phone 9522 8852 or 0404045435. Margaret would appreciate your call.

Harvesting in the Suburbs

Wednesday, 14 March – Whites Creek Community Garden, Lilyfield

joancollinsau@gmail.com or robynbillk@yahoo.com.au 

Literary Competition

This Competition aims to celebrate the exciting breadth of literary talent right across our nation, and especially the Sutherland Shire. Generous prizes are on offer for original work.

The competition runs until Monday 30th April, 2018 to Australian residents over 18 years of age.

For more information on the competition, writing categories and full terms and conditions, visit www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/literarycompetition

Vale Dorothy Singleton

Endeavour Region farewells former course leader Dorothy Singleton who passed away on 3rd March 2018. Dorothy’s deep love of music in all its forms enthused and enriched her class members throughout the many years of her course leadership.

Back in 2007 Dorothy took over from Vicky Hann Rockin’ Recorders, a class of mostly beginners who were learning to play the recorder. Over the ensuing two years, under Dorothy’s friendly, patient tuition, the first ragged, squealing renditions of Hot Cross Buns gradually morphed into the smooth, sweet harmonies of Greensleeves and other like pieces, all sufficiently well mastered for the group to perform its repertoire at Endeavour Region’s annual luncheon: the class continued for a further seven years.

Concurrently with the recorder class Dorothy led Opera in Cronulla, a popular course which ran for four years. In addition, in her own home, Dorothy had started Classics for Beginners in 2009 for a small group of about six people, which progressed to Musical Mornings, and continued until 2014. The following year, in Krista Blinco’s home, Dorothy and Krista together ran Mostly Mozart, and thereafter Music to Warm your Heart until the end of last year.

Dorothy’s productive contribution to Endeavour (Southern) Region will be long remembered with deep gratitude by all in U3A with whom she became involved over the years. 

Sydney U3A Anniversary Celebration

Sydney U3A is celebrating our 30th anniversary on April 7 and is inviting all members to celebrate the day with them. If you wish to book, go to the link below the flyer.

You might also like to read about what the rest of the NSW U3A network is up to. If you click on the second link, you will find the network March magazine.














Click here to book:  Sydney U3A Anniversary Tickets
Click here to read: U3A Newslink March 2018


Next Committee Meeting

The next U3A Endeavour Region (Southern) committee meeting will be held on:
Friday 6th April 2018 at 10.00am
in the Activity Room at Cronulla School of Arts, Cronulla.  All members are welcome to attend.


Endeavour Region Links

Click on one of the following links to take you to:


  1. Our Courses
  2. Reports from our Courses
  3. Our Newsletters
  4. Past Events


If you wish to make a suggestion including any corrections, provide feedback or supply material for this website, please contact Sue MacDonald at suzannemacdonald99@gmail.com or phone 9528 8179.

For information about Endeavour (Southern) U3A, contact Margaret Kingston by phoning 9522 9868 or emailing her at m.kingston1@bigpond.com