Welcome to U3A Upper North Region
The Upper North region covers mainly the Local Government areas of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai. Courses are held in the suburbs of Berowra, Castle Hill, Epping, Eastwood, Gordon, Hornsby, Killara, Lindfield, Pennant Hills, Pymble, St Ives, Turramurra, Wahroonga, and Waitara.
Please view the Semester 1 2019 Course Book
Upper North Newsletter
Upper North July 2019 newsletter If you haven’t received the latest copy please check as it may have been captured in your junk email folder. We also take this opportunity to issue a friendly reminder to contact us with your updated details if you change your email address, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures in June
A selection of lectures in June
2 Ulmarra Place, Lindfield
A series of interesting talks
Thursday, 27 June, 10-12 noon
Elizabeth 1st, Anne Richardson
Book through the office, 9416 8466
KILLARA: LOURDES RETIREMENT VILLAGE
95 Stanhope Road, Killara
Historical and other interesting topics
Thursday 6 June, 10-12 noon
The Australian food industry, Dr Christopher Hudson
Bookings not required.
Venue convenor and leader Lesley Ransley, 9880 9949 email@example.com
TURRAMURRA ROHINI VILLAGE
51-53 Rohini Avenue, Turramurra
Wednesday 12 June, 10.30-12 noon
The history of autograph books, ‘Elizabeth’
Leader and bookings: Margaret Waldock, 0419740181, firstname.lastname@example.org
TURRAMURRA NORTH: THE LANDINGS
440 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra
Topics of Interest
Tuesday 11 June, 10.00-11.30
The Bondi big wave event of 1939 – swell, wave or tsunami? Dick Whitaker
Tuesday 25 June, 10.00-11.30
Roman women and slaves, Anne Richardson
Convenor: Wendy Bull, 9488 5268
Bookings not required.
BEROWRA COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Gully Road, balcony room
Monday 17 June, 10-12 noon
All things great and small, Terry Freeman
Leader and bookings (not essential) Joan Scott, email@example.com, 9456 0697, 040 545 3396
EPPING COMMUNITY CENTRE
9 Oxford Street, Epping
More big moments in the history of science
Wednesday 12 June, 10.00-12 noon
DNA How did it build you and me? Punchi (Das) Dassanayake
Wednesday 26 June, 10;00-12 noon
First Semester wind up, David Malone
Leader and bookings, David Malone, 0418 440 828, firstname.lastname@example.org
ST IVES UNITING CHURCH
Cnr. Douglas Street and Mona Vale Road
Science and technology: glimpses of our past, present and future
Wednesday 5 June, 10-12 noon
The history of photography, Ian Thomson
Bookings: Peter Turner, 9488 9114, email@example.com
Monday at St Ives
Monday 24 June, 10-12 noon
Federation and the constitution, Graham Spindler
Leader and bookings: Joy Liddell 9449 5193, firstname.lastname@example.org
HORNSBY CENTRAL LIBRARY
28-44 George Street, Hornsby
Famous English Literary Figures
Wednesday 5 June and 12 June 1-3 pm. A discussion led by Phil Pryor on figures such as Emily Bronte and Charles Dickens. Bookings Marilyn Pryor, email@example.com
AV assistant required
We are looking for a volunteer to help our IT/AV guru, Gerald Sabel, with a view to eventually taking over, the setting up and running of the AV equipment for courses currently held at Hornsby Library.
If you think you have the skills required, or you need more information, please contact Gerald at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you fluent in Italian
We are looking for someone to teach extra classes of Italian. If you are interested, please contact Grahame Marr on email@example.com
As you are aware, morning/afternoon tea is provided at most U3A courses. We ask members for a gold coin donation to offset the cost of supplying tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits etc. Any surplus moneys collected also goes towards providing a thank you luncheon for all the volunteer lecturers, leaders, venue co-ordinators and administrators who work tirelessly for U3A. We recommend that members donate $2 for morning/afternoon tea.
Help with transport
Are you having problems getting to U3A classes because of mobility issues?
Please be aware that you may be eligible to take advantage of the Australian Government’s My Aged Care service which can provide you with transport options if you are unable to attend U3A classes.
You need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or look at their website, www.myagedcare.gov.au
You will be set up initially with an identity number and given a suggested list of providers in your area. There is usually a small charge for transport to and from the venue.
Ebba honoured with Life Membership of U3A
At the recent U3A Annual General Meeting held on the 20th March at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, long-term member, Ebba Van Der Helder was presented with Honorary Life Membership of U3A. She has worked tirelessly for U3A for many years as a lecturer and as Treasurer on the U3A Upper North committee.
Upper North AGM
Over 60 members attended the Upper North AGM in November at Turramurra Uniting Church.
A big thank you to Ku-ring-gai Council
Our region has been fortunate to receive a community grant from Ku-ring-gai Council totalling $1922.
The generous amount has made possible the purchase of a range of audio-visual equipment for use in a variety of presentations and venues.
Thanks to the Council on behalf of all our members.
Wanted Course Leaders
Are you interested in running a course for U3A? Do you know a lot about a particular topic?
Why not impart your knowledge to an audience of enthusiastic U3A members. Contact either Grahame Marr on firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Holbrook on email@example.com
The Upper North U3A group known as The Fipple Fluters recently gave a concert at the Hornsby North Baptist Church for its ‘Time Out for Seniors Group’. They had played for this group before. During the past twelve years, they have also given concerts for Probus and played for U3A events at Sydney University, Customs House and Wesley Centre. In addition they have visited a number of local schools to assist teachers in encouraging students to understand the nature and depth of recorder repertoire from mediaeval music to the present day.
Upper North Committee 2019
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