What's Happening

April 30, 2018


We have recently applied for ClubGrant funding to upgrade our internet connection at the U3A SC Tura Centre.  We’ve trialled and are now looking to purchase a 4G Mobile Hotspot.  This will improve our download and upload speeds and, most importantly, will allow multiple users on the internet at any one time.  Those of you who attended the Social Media course in 2017 will remember the difficulties of going online together.  Managed by Bega Valley Shire Council, ClubGrants is a shared State Government and club industry program, funded by a gaming machine tax  on registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million. 



Our Brains’ Trust is a group of long time members, many of whom have contributed to the development of U3A SC over 20 years.  The purpose of convening and consulting with the group is to tap into the wisdom, discernment and creativity of these experienced and committed U3Aers.  Next meeting is Wednesday, 9 May at 2.00pm - 3.30pm, Tura Murang Library, key topic:  21st Birthday Celebrations.    


National Volunteers Week is 21 -27 May, 2018.   We always need help with leading courses, particularly in Bega.  What’s your favourite interest….could you share it with others?  


Have you thought to thank one of our volunteer leaders or committee members lately?                      


If you have any time available, even the smallest fraction,  to help with our Technology team, Health & Wellbeing team, Programs team, Resources team, Publicity team or Office team please do contact Carolyn Smith, secretary on 0491 099 570  



Futures’ Planning is now underway.  John & Sue Mikus, backed by the other members of  the Futures’ Planning team, Garry Clear, and Suzanne Simon  have commenced connecting with members to discuss directions for U3A SC 5 years and beyond. 


 Term 2 Program

For Term 2 we have a six One-Offs for you to choose from:
*Hearing Health Care for Adults,  *Mogo Zoo Tour, *Media Bias: Who's responsible for it and why?,
*Visit ABC South East Radio & Lunch, *Presentation Skills and Techniques, *Western Civilisation.

To find out more about any one of these engaging On-Offs just click >>>>> Term 2 One-Offs


Technology Buddying  We still have quite a few people who are hoping to be buddied.  Can you help those who have fewer technology skills than yourself, please?   This would really assist  some of our members keep up to date with the regular advertising of forthcoming events on our website.



Tura Bakery You may be aware that if you belong to the Tura Murang library you can access 10% at the Tura Bakery.  Some individual classes negotiated a 10% deal on their coffee, too.  Now, all U3A SC members, on presentation of your member card, will receive a 10% discount on  tea/coffee. 





Many members enjoyed the Seniors’ Festival grant funded program for Fitness & Health at MHF in Merimbula.  Good to see pics up on our website of people ‘fitting up’ & having fun.  




Montagne di ringraziamenti to Franco Svampa. For many, many years, for many, many members, Franco has been leading the Italian course. He created a splendid community for Italian speaking, singing, eating and more. Ne siamo grati, Franco. Divertiti!

And, Jenny Johnstone has new adventures in mind, other than bushwalking. Thank you Jenny for years of wonderfully planned, organised and led adventure bush walks. This, too, has been a very popular U3A program, it will be hard to fill Jenny’s boots.



Have you been to our website lately?  It’s free!  

Pop in to http://sapphirecoastu3a.org and find out the latest happenings & forthcoming events in U3A SC.  



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