U3A SurfCoast

U3A SurfCoast, a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, is part of the world wide U3A (University of the Third Age), network,  offering around twenty classes and activities during each school term. Courses cover arts, humanities, languages, science, exercise, lifestyle and computers, and include year-long classes, short courses and occasional lectures.

Currently U3A SurfCoast operates in Torquay and Anglesea and welcomes all retirees and goves a special welcome to people newly arrived on the Surf Coast.

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​2018 Courses and Enrolment
​The Term 1 2018 program goes 'live' on 15 December. You can enrol online anytime from that date.  The annual membership fee remains at $60.00 for the year, and you can sign up for as many classes as you like (subject to vacancies, of course).

For help to enrol online go to the 'Join Us' page and click on the Enrolment Guide button. If you prefer to enrol in person, come to Spring Creek House on Wednesday 17 January between 10.30 and 2.30.
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Open Day - 17 January
​As part of the regional U3A Summer School program we will have an interesting day of activities on Wednesday 17 January at Spring Creek House, 14 Price Street, Torquay. All members and their guests are welcome - no need to book. Go to the 'Courses' page to see the Torquay program. You can see the full 3-day program on the U3A Geelong website (www.u3ageelong.org.au).  

Positions Vacant 
(leave a message for Toni McCormack on 0435374139 if you would like to join us!) 
Course Planning - We are looking for a couple of members to join the Course Planning team.  This interesting work mostly happens over a few weeks towards the end of each term - tasks include processing course proposals from tutors, preparation of the timetable and production of course schedules and information.  Lots of guidance and support available!  

​Membership and Enrolment - ​Looking good - thanks to our new team of volunteers. 

Venue Coordinator- Thanks Sue! Position filled!

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Do you like our new website?  You can 'talk' to us any time by going to the Contact Us page and sending your comments on the online form - much simpler (and more secure)  than sending an email.  You can also sign our Guestbook at the bottom of this page.
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U3A SurfCoast Stories

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OPEN DAY: On January 17th U3aSurfCoast, in conjunction with Geelong and Corio U3as held the first Summer School /Open day to advertise activities planned for this year.

​In all there were thirteen introductory sessions, mostly lasting an hour, to illustrate what potential members could enjoy in the first term of 2018.
​In the morning a drawing demonstration was carried out by Bernadette and Peter Little while Creative Writing, Tai Chi and Ikabana were being demonstrated for those interested.
​Fay Harrison gave an introduction to her 'Australian History' session, while Robyn Maynard and Jean Bohuslav gave a shorthand introduction to politics and meditation respectively.

​Those attending shared lunch while listening to the inimitable Marjorie Milligan on strings in the foyer.
In the afternoon Marie Darby and her friends kept onlookers entertained with two hours of Mah Jong while the ever-popular Barbara Knowles led another outstanding session of Yoga, with new members enrolling.
Captain Cook Would Have Loved an IPhone was the intriguing title of yet another entertaining and quirky lecture by Anthony Ash on the history of communication. To finish off the day, Gay Bell, whose play reading at the end of 2017 proved such a big hit, gave an introduction to ‘A Date with Theater’ while retiring U3a Vice President Toni McCormack introduced ‘IPAD for Travellers.’

As well as a number of new members attending, and some new enrollments, there were also a number of Geelong people attracted by the courses and activities on offer, which begin on February 12th.

The day was an excellent teaser to what term one will offer and the full program is available here on our website. Just click on the ‘Classes’ button. The schedule will also be available on February 1st in the Surf Coast Times.

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Wednesdays and Fridays
10.00 am - 12 noon

Spring Creek House
14 Price Street
Torquay Vic 3228
P: 0435 374 139
Term 4 2017 ends on 8 December 
Term Dates 2018:
Term 1:  12 February to 29 March
Term 2:  23 April to 29 June
Term 3:  23 July to 21 September
Term 4:  15 October to 7 December