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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. 2019 First Semester program for 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

Old Universal truck at Como Marina

The next 5th Tuesday Lecture is on Tuesday 30 April 2019.   See below for more.

Creative writers should note a writing event being offered by NSW Seniors Card. (see under Sydney U3A News)

What was formerly known as the Yellow Sheet is now to be known as “Endeavour Region News Letter”   Leaders: Please read it out at each class and ensure that all members including new members are aware of evacuation procedures.


 5th Tuesday Occasional Public Lecture

30 April, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr Graeme Wells

A Crocodile Champion –
Pioneer Of Saltwater Crocodile Surveys

Venue is CLUB on EAST, at 7 East Parade, Sutherland – 10.15 for 10.30
All Welcome : No bookings required : Entrance is by gold coin donation
Enquiries only : Nilva Martini 0455 110 826

Dr Graeme Wells is a mangrove ecologist, author, and was on the committee for the establishment of Kakadu National Park.

From 1974-1986, Graeme was employed as research assistant to Professor Harry Messel, conducting extensive field surveys on saltwater crocodiles from the Kimberleys through to the Gulf  of Carpentaria. This work helped in the development of tracking systems, a forerunner of systems used in our mobile phones. Graeme has jointly authored over twenty books on this research and the difficulties encountered.

Dr Graeme Wells



Writing Event :

NSW Seniors Card is a good friend to Sydney U3A – they understand that some of the life journeys of our older population are fascinating, and have asked us to let our members know that Seniors’ Stories Volume 5 is now open should any member be interested in entering.

If you are you passionate about expressing creativity in writing, they would like you share your story.  The theme is ‘Love Your Life’.

The 100 best entries will be published and the authors will receive an invitation to the book launch at the NSW State Parliament. Submissions are open now until 22 May 2019. THIS IS NOT A SYDNEY U3A run activity so for further information, or to register for a workshop, please visit the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc. website at www.fawnsw.org.au or call 0417 403 720.

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The course book is essential to our Sydney U3A; we cannot function without it.  If you have the following skill sets :

  • Comprehensive knowledge of English, and grammar and syntax
  • Strong command in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Word
  • Logical thinking and Attention to detail,
  • Proven communication skills, and can cultivate relationships with Regional Course Coordinators
  • Proven time management and organisational skills, and the ability to direct a team
  • Previous relevant experience is desirable but not essential as help will be given

If you have the above and the time to take on the role, please email editor.sydneyu3a@gmail.com to find out more.

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Suite 2, Level 10 St Martin’s Tower, 31 Market Sydney.
Corner of York and Market Streets, opp the QVB
Telephone : 9267 9056

Other contact details : email : mail@sydneyu3a.org – web : www.sydneyu3a.org

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Next Committee Meeting

The next U3A Endeavour Region (Southern) committee meeting will be held on:
Friday 3rd May 2019 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 Glen Lenertz by phoning 0409 259 226 or emailing her at Glenice1010@gmail.com