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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 […]

Shokoofeh Azar, Iranian-born journalist speaks in Torquay

On Friday August 31st Iranian-born journalist, Shokoofeh Azar was ‘in conversation’ with U3a SurfCoast President, John Bartlett. A large number of U3a members and friends heard the story behind Azar’s recent novel ‘The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree’ which was this year shortlisted for the Stella Prize, Australia’s most prestigious writing prize for women. The […]

U3A SurfCoast moves to new office

U3A SurfCoast has now moved from the Community House in Price Street next door to the Senior Citizens, 16 Price Street. Our office hours are still Fridays from 10 am to 12 midday. We will be having an official opening and celebration  in October during the Seniors Festival so please mark this date in your […]