17 July 2018

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SEMESTER TWO COURSES ARE NOW ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO JOIN, RENEW MEMBERSHIP AND ENROL IN COURSES

If you need assistance with any of the above you can call Lorraine on 0408 127 674 or email admin@u3anaturaliste.com.au

Semester Two commenced on 16 July 2018

There are still vacancies in some Courses and Workshops!

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. 

RENEWING 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 cheque to Naturaliste U3A, PO Box 1792, Busselton, 6280.  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.  

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 cheque to Naturaliste U3A, PO Box 1792, Busselton, 6280. 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.  

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:Margaret Maloney
  • Treasurer:Chris Masterman
  • Member:Deirdre Chell
  • Member:Dawn Atherton
  • 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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Semester 2 commenced on 16 July 2018

There are still vacancies in some Courses and Workshops!

Topical Talk 

The recent Topical Talk  was held on the Friday 8 June from 1pm to 4pm at The People Place in Kent Street Busselton.

Presenter: Palliative Care WA Inc.
 
To download flyer click Palliative_Care_Flyer.pdf

 

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

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

 U3A-Autumn-Crier-2018-1MB

 

Where are we

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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