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Creative Writers punch above their weight

Members of Monday’s Creative Writing group are now successfully being published in online writing journals. Class members write prose or poetry from a number of exercises and after further refining, bring back their work to class for critique, before being encouraged to submit to writing competitions and journals. Recently Pauline Edmonds and Jean Bohuslav have […]

U3A SurfCoast Artists hit the Arts Trail

On the weekend of August 17th and 18th, the light filled rooms of the Kurrambee Myaring Centre (KMC) housed the U3A joint exhibition in this year’s Surf Coast Arts Trail. Tutors and students of the Art Group and Ikebana teamed up to mount a striking display of Ikebana and 73 works on paper.  One of […]

Carole and Dusty

On August 2nd U3a SurfCoast had a visit from Carole Doyle from Young Diggers and Dusty, a Border Collie, an Assistance dog trained to work with people affected by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), particularly returned servicemen, ambos and police. Carole kept the attention of an audience of thirty plus, speaking from personal experience, having […]

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 […]