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Welcome to Semester 1, 2018 at Naturaliste U3A

Please contact Lorraine Watts on admin@u3anaturaliste.com.au if you need any assistance with joining or enrolling. You can also call Lorraine on 0408 127 674 between and10am and 4pm. Leave a short message with your number and she will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.

COURSES AVAILABLE FOR 2018: You can sort courses in various ways by clicking on column headings which are underlined (e.g. Course, Day ….). You can filter by the Parent Code (e.g. EXE: Exercise Courses). You can find out more information about the course by clicking on the Course name or Course Code. CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSES

 

EXISTING MEMBERS: You will need your Member Number and Password or Email address and Password and follow the instructions. If you have forgotten your password it can be emailed to you – click on I have forgotten my password from the login menu. You can update your details and then go to Pay Membership.  Then print out the invoice and keep a copy. You will need to go out of U-MAS to your online bank account to transfer $25.00 to Naturaliste U3A’s account. Please use your Member Number as the bank reference. Alternatively membership can be paid by cash or cheque during Enrolment sessions. Once the funds are received your membership will be validated by the Treasurer. Note that there is no capacity to at present to pay through a Payment Gateway such as PayPal or Credit Card.  If you need assistance to renew your membership, please email admin@u3anaturaliste.com.au for information about times and venues.  EXISTING MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO LOGIN

 

NEW MEMBERS: Click on the link at the end of this paragraph and then select Login. Next click the second dot point in the ‘Login instructions…’ box from the login menu – 'Joining Members click I would like to join’ and follow the instructions. Once you have entered your details click on Pay Membership and then print out the invoice and keep a copy. You will need to go out of U-MAS to your online bank account to transfer $25.00 to Naturaliste U3A’s account. Please use your Member Number as the bank reference. Alternatively membership can be paid by cash or cheque during Enrolment sessions. Once the funds are received your membership will be validated by the Treasurer. Note that there is no capacity at present to pay through a Payment Gateway such as PayPal or Credit Card. If you need assistance to renew your membership, please email admin@u3anaturaliste.com.au for information about times and venues. NEW MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO JOIN

 

Please note, to avoid confusion, U3A Online is a completely separate group from ours. It offers online courses, and we have put a link to them for your interest, BUT you cannot enrol in our courses through them, or vice versa.Membership.

 

About Membership

We currently pay $25 membership fee per calendar year which entitles a member to seek enrolment in up to five courses in both Semesters 1 and 2.
Most courses have a maximum capacity and if there is over-enrolment people will be wait-listed. Often a negotiation process is employed to endeavour to meet the needs of as many people as possible.

Leaders

The backbone of any U3A group is its leaders. These people give freely of their time to present courses exploring their interests and expertise with members who are keen to learn something new, or who may want to enrich what is already an interest. These courses - some of which may be a year long, others just a few weeks - offer a range of topics and activities that allow participants to interact in a stimulating environment. Naturaliste U3A has been fortunate to have leaders who offer a wide range of courses throughout the year, ranging from those looking at environmental issues, art for pleasure, learning new languages, various forms of writing, Mah Jongg, journeys into self-discovery, Book Club - the list goes on. Leaders are starting to find that interest in their courses is ongoing, even after they are formally finished, with a number of participants excited about following up their course with informal gatherings and discussions.

Management of Naturaliste University of the Third Age Inc.

A management committee is elected for the succeeding year at our Annual General Meeting in October. Written nominations for the positions are required to be submitted to the Secretary in advance of the meeting.

The Management Committee for 2017/2018

  • President:Joan Parke
  • Vice-President and Course Coordinator:Gwyn Cracknell
  • Secretary:Rose Vella
  • Treasurer:Chris Masterman
  • Member:Deirdre Chell
  • Member:Margaret Maloney
  • Member and System Administrator:Lorraine Watts

Volunteers

As with all groups, volunteers are a very important part of the successful running of our U3A. They carry out many of the day-to-day tasks involved in the running of meetings, provision of refreshments, arranging publicity, producing the newsletter and the numerous chores that lessen the load for the committee members and course leaders.

Joining Naturaliste U3A gives you the opportunity and an outlet to develop new interests - a vital thing for us as we start leaving the workforce and have more time to do all those things put aside for 'when we retire', or are semi-retired. It gives a starting point for making contact with people who have similar interests - especially important for those who have recently moved to our area. It can have a considerable social spin-off as members have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and develop friendships.

Apart from our courses we have several meetings per year which feature a guest speaker ('Topical Talks') as well as our Annual General Meeting. The Committee is always interested in finding out the needs of our members so that we can continue to develop as an interesting, stimulating and vibrant U3A group.

Newsletter (The Crier

Editors are Gwyn Cracknell and Joan Parke. To see current and earlier editions of Naturaliste U3A's newsletter, The Crier, click on 'Latest newsletter'. We encourage our members to contribute to the newsletter and for newcomers it is a great source of information about what is happening at the grassroots level.

Coming Events

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DOWNLOAD THE COURSE BOOKLET HERE (1MB)

MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN NOW

COURSE ENROLMENT OPENS ON 22 JANUARY.

Courses for 2018 can now be viewed from the Home Page or download a PDF copy (above).Enrol through the web site at www.u3anaturaliste.com.au which will take you to U-MAS. Posted enrolments will also be accepted.

Between 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2018 Enrolments Assistance

29th Jan between 10am-12pm there will be assistance for enrolments at Novacare Lifestyle Village (for residents who require assistance), 502 Bussell Hwy, Broadwater.

30/31 Jan and 1 Feb between 10am-12pm at The People Place, 19-21 Kent Street, Busselton.

2nd Feb 2018 Enrolment Day at The People Place between 2pm-4pm. You can pay your membership, join and enrol in courses. Members who require help entering their data, enrolling etc for the first time on this system will be given assistance. New Members can also join and enrol.

President's Annual Report (355KB) - Click here to read the Presidents Annual Report

Treasurer's Annual Report (120KB) - Click here to read the Treasurer's Annual Report

 

 

Newsletters

newsletters

Our latest Newsletter is now available. Click on the link below.

U3A-Summer-Crier-2017-1MB.pdf

 

 

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Contact Us

Postal Address
PO Box 1792, Busselton
WA, 6280

Email Address
admin@u3anaturaliste.com.au

Website
www.u3anaturaliste.com.au