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Small Grants – Surf Coast Shire

On June 13th U3a SurfCoast was one of the local community groups presented with a small grant of $1400 for the proposed First Aid course for members to be held later in the year. Thanks to Sue Crowe and Jennie Deneefe for putting together the successful submission

U3A Organ Recital at St Luke’s Torquay

St Luke’s at Torquay hosted a second U3A Organ Recital by Tom Healey on Tuesday 11 June. Tom Healey, who is a Surf Coast resident, and is, amongst many other musical undertakings, the organist at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Geelong and is the director of the Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir. Tom selected a program […]

Catholic nun/ social justice advocate on Surf Coast

Sr Pat made international headlines in 2018 when she came under the wrath of Philippine President Duterte and ultimately was deported back to Australia in November last year, charged with “disorderly conduct.” Sr Pat, who grew up in Melbourne, studied  Law at the University of New South Wales, worked in legal aid in Broadmeadows before […]

March 21st -AGM

On March 21st we held our AGM at the SurfCoast Shire Council and our Guest Speaker was Greg Mansour, Victorian Commissioner for Senior Victorians. Around 50 members attended and they included representatives from Torquay Seniors, Probus groups and Shire staff. The mayor Rose Hodge, a great supporter of community groups, attended along with Chris Pyke, […]

Term 1 2019 Enrolments

Our 2019 Courses are listed on the Courses page of this website. You can enrol online at any time. You can enrol in person at Torquay Community House 14 Price Street Torquay on Friday 1st February any time between 9.30 am and 12.00 noon. Our office (the front room in the Senior Citizens Centre, 16 […]

2019 Courses

Sign up now for Term 1 classes. Just click on the ‘Courses’ tab to find out what’s on offer. Log in with your member ID and your password. If you haven’t logged in since the new website was set up, you will need to set up a new password. Just click on ‘I forgot my […]

October 12th: ‘Climate Change: Knowns, Unknowns and Uncertainty.’

More than 30 U3a members and friends attended a stimulating and challenging lecture in Anglesea entitled ‘Climate Change: Knowns, Unknowns and Uncertainty.’ The lecture was delivered in a very entertaining manner by Professor Christian Jakob. Professor Jakob is a professor in Atmospheric Science at Monash University, and is currently Deputy Director of the Australian Research […]

October 9th: Victorian Seniors Festival – opening of new U3a office

As part of this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival our new office was opened at the Senior Citizens Club in Price Street. The cutting of the ribbon was performed by Valerie Buckley, our oldest member aged 95. Then followed a display of some of our classes and activities after a speech from the Mayor of Surf […]

U3A Office Officially Opens

U3A’s oldest member, Valerie Buckley, aged 95, will cut the ribbon to officially open our new office at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 9 October, as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival. The new U3A SurfCoast office is located at the Senior Citizens Club, 16 Price St Torquay. Surf Coast Mayor Cr David Bell and a […]