News and Events
AT THE STAR
AT THE STAR
PIGEON HOUSE JAZZ BAND
STAR HOTEL, MILTON
SUNDAY 20 November
2PM TO 5PM
Spanish Tutor Needed
U3A Milton Ulladulla has not had a Spanish tutor for several years. If you are familiar with the language and would be prepared to devote a couple of hours per week to teach Spanish within the U3A program, please contact Chris Graham, Courses Co-ordinator, on 4457 1249.
Presentation by Elke Smith-Hill
A highly informative presentation on Aldi, its history, growth and management style was given on Sat 13th November 2016 by a former employee Elke Smith-Hill. In addition, Elke also had a deep family connection to Aldi in Germany via her parent's involvement through their local business at the time of the opening of the first Aldi stores.
Elke took us through Aldi's early days to its split up between the two Albrecht brothers into north and south zones and the continued international growth of the company from there.
In addition Elke explained the management philosophy of Aldi. This lead to an understanding of how this privately owned German company could become such a significant presence within the Australian supermarket scene in such a short time.
At the end there was a lively question and answer session in which some shibboleths were demolished and further understanding of the company gained.
An excellent presentation and thanks must go to Elke and the organiser of the event, Enid Everingham.
Milton-Ulladulla University of the Third Age
THE BODY BEGINS TO DIE IF THE MIND CEASES TO DEAL WITH NOVELTY.(Ellen Langer, 1989)
U3A is an organisation that provides and presents courses of interest and enrichment for retired and semi-retired people. Course tutors are drawn from the membership. They volunteer to prepare and present their courses and are not paid. No exams are taken in U3A and no qualifications are given.
An active mind and a network of social relationships are two factors known to delay ageing and to promote a feeling of well-being following a working life.
U3A provides opportunities for learning and social exchange, broadening interests and widening circles of acquaintances and social contacts. U3A means University of the Third age, the third age being retirement and consolidation after the first age of childhood and the second age of work and home-making.
Whale off Narrawallee Beach courtesy of www.narrawallee.info
Most courses take place in the Harry Higgs Room in the Cultural Centre, Milton, between the library and the pharmacy. Some courses take place in the Ulladulla Library, the Ex-servos Club, the Burrill Lake Hall, the Dunn Lewis Centre and in tutors’ own homes. Courses are held from Monday to Friday each for approximately one and a half hours.
Costs are kept low with a $20 annual membership fee ensuring that the member receives the U3A Newsletter and Timetable each term. After that the first course per term costs $10, the second costs $5 and the third and following courses cost nothing at all.
What kind of courses does U3A present?
U3A presents from 25 to 30 courses per term. The content arises from the tutor’s interests. Some courses change from term to term while other courses, e.g. foreign languages, are ongoing. Some examples of courses presented by Milton Ulladulla U3A are:-
- Geology, Astronomy and sciences
- Western and Eastern Philosophy
- History and Insights into other cultures
- Current Affairs
- Music and Film Appreciation
- Foreign Languages
- Writing Life history
- Drawing, Painting, Quilting, Leadlighting
- Computer, ipad and android technology
- Shibashi and Yoga
- Health and Nutrition
Each term on a Saturday afternoon U3A hosts a lecture called “Tea’n’Talk” at the Dunn Lewis Centre. Afternoon tea is served and members have the opportunity to socialise.