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Welcome to our new Milton Ulladulla U3A Website and Facebook Manager,
Robin retired to Ulladulla with his wife, Margaret, having worked in the Public Service in Adelaide with the ATO and and in Canberra with Industry, Science and Technology, and as a contractor with Defence and Medicare. He grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and has tertiary training in Information Technology. Robin heard that the U3A Committee was looking for a Publicity officer and volunteered for the position.
After consultation between Robin and the U3A Committee, it was decided that Robin would be comfortable with the technological aspect of publicity in the future and that he would be able to set up a Facebook page for U3A and manage the U3A Website, while the writing of reports for the Times newspaper, Facebook and the website would be done by Enid Everingham, as Publicity Officer.
Robin and his wife Margaret compared the Milton Ulladulla area to other regions on the South Coast and decided Milton Ulladulla having a broadly spread community, good facilities in health and education, adequate shopping, a mixture of age groups in the community and a vibrant retirees’ lifestyle was the best fit for them. The beauty of the coastline and the mild climate are also an attraction, after the extremes of cold and heat of Canberra.
Robin loves music and has played the flute, saxophone and bass guitar in various groups. He has one daughter and two cats Oscar and Libby. His wife, Margaret is English, from Derby, so Robin and Margaret have travelled regularly to England as well as to India and South East Asia.
The U3A Milton Ulladulla President and Committee welcome Robin and hope to work with him in the position of Website and Facebook Manager for years to come. They
also thank Enid for filling the position of Publicity Officer.
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.
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.