Welcome to The Greater Western Region
Our region is quite large embracing as many as 31 post codes. It’s a loose circle from Ermington to West Pennant Hills, Castle Hill, Glenhaven/Kenthurst, Kellyville, St Marys, Fairfield, Lidcombe/Granville and all suburbs within such as Parramatta, Bella Vista, Blacktown and Kings Langley.
We are a remarkably diverse region with a lot of exciting things happening. Central Parramatta is being rebuilt. The new railway line from the Hills area is fast becoming a reality. Blacktown is having a major facelift with a new Town Centre with multi-story accommodation under construction.
The region is blessed with many great parks and Parramatta is rich in history.
Members. There are two main pages for your use, this one Regions, the other Courses. Use this link to go to the Courses page.
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The U3A holiday for 2017 was to the Riverina with our accommodation being in Wagga Wagga (place of many crows), NSW.
Click on the coach for Diana’s report and a selection of slideshows/photos.
The theme for our event this year, following the usual AGM formalities, was Grand Designs. Our presenters with links to their stories were:
Slide show of presenters and guests
Click on the button below to see a slide show of photos taken on the day. This link will take you to a report of the day.
Mid Year Madness 2016
The theme for this years “Madness” was Growing Old Disgracefully. Clicking on the links below will take you to the various stories presented.
Click on the button for a slide show of presenters.
The Greater Western AGM in December 2015 was very well attended. Below are a selection of photos with links to what was presented. In order of appearance:
Ian Thompson, Carmel Liddel, Dorothy Johnson, Colin Smith, June Keith, Sue Brennan, Norma Fergussen receiving flowers as a retiring course presenter. Glennis Henning, Lorna Clayton,Chantal Menissier. Writing Creatively. A few of Storytellers (1) Parramatta (2) then a few of the My Word group. Jane Mackey and finally the draw with several winners. As usual, click on the photo to increase its size.
We are pleased to announce that our GWR President Dorothy Johnson, was awarded life membership of U3A at the annual GM last year by U3A President Beverley Peken.
Our Committee Members for 2016.
Here is something new. Photos of the holiday have been uploaded to Flickr. The above button will take you to the Flickr site and you will see all photos. Clicking on each photos will make them larger. At the bottom of your screen you will see comments I have made on some of them. The best way to view the photos is to click on the first one, the coach, then just click on the arrow at the right hand side of the picture. The speed at which the photos will appear/load is dependent on your connection speed.
GWR AGM December 2014
Another great day with a really good attendance and importantly some new faces. Below are a list of presenters with links to what they read.
Margaret Dwyer’s ” If ” by Rudyard Kipling.