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An expedition into the city (continued…)

“When the First Fleet was sent to New South Wales in 1787, Richard Johnson of the Church of England was licensed as chaplain to the fleet and the settlement. In 1825, Thomas Scott was appointed Archdeacon of Australia under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Calcutta. William Grant Broughton, who succeeded Scott in 1829, was […]

An expedition into the city

“Despite the many hardships and obstacles faced by the early Catholics in Australia, Catholicism was able to take root and survive. This was largely due to the courage, strength and faith of the pioneering people, the laity, priests, sisters and brothers who kept the faith alive and set up parishes, schools, hospitals and religious communities. […]

Trip to Geelong

Shop ’till you drop. Calling all bargain hunters – On Wednesday 13th July 2016 Richard and Pam are inviting you to grab a bargain for the next planned excursion. The coach trip is to the Op shops in Geelong. Regardless of what you call them Op Shops, Opportunity Shops, Bargain Centres, Thrift Shops or Charity […]

Walking Football (soccer) Program

Walking football is a modified version of football, that is keeping aged people over 50 involved with sport. As we age, the lack of mobility or for other reasons, we are not able to play the traditional fast game. Though based on association football, the key difference in the rules, from standard football, is that […]

Young at Heart Games

Ignite your passion for sports and exercise and be ready to put your training gear on since this year we have the opportunity to celebrate the Olympics in our own way. These Young at Heart Games are presented by the LEAP Program.(Let Everyone Actively Participate) The activities are open to all people over 50 years […]

Betty Harvey’s book launch

On the 10th April 2016, a large crowd of friends, family from Bendigo and Whittlesea U3A members gathered at Mill Park library to see the launch of Betty Harvey’s third book in the Edward’s adventure series. In total, there are approximately sixty stories that Edward has had with his risk-taking sister and friends. The books […]

Vale Shirley Gething

  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our Whittlesea U3A members, Shirley Gething. Shirley was a founding member of the Bundoora Tennis Club and was Secretary in 1966 and recently attended the 50th year celebrations. In 2013, Shirley joined Whittlesea U3A where she made a lot of friends with her […]

Vale Joyce Reid

  It is with deep sadness we announce one of our founding members, Joyce Reid, passed away 25 March 2016. Joyce loved and embraced U3A.  Early on she joined the committee of management holding positions such as Course Coordinator, Publicity Officer and representative for the Riverside Committee. During her many years at Whittlesea U3A Joyce […]

Knitters Group make short list for Leader Local Grants

The Whittlesea U3A Knitters Group meet every first and third Wednesday of the month in Mill Park Lakes.  The group has made a submission to the Leader Local Grants for funds to support their knitting for charity.  Their submission  has been selected in the short list for members of the local community to vote for their […]

Letter from WU3A President

The following is a letter from the President Whittlesea U3A to all members   Dear Fellow Members,   I wish to formally advise you that I will be standing down from the position of “ President “of Whittlesea U3A Inc. after 7 years as its leader, at the 2016 Whittlesea U3A Inc. Annual General Meeting […]

Congratulations Silvana and Ron

Congratulations to Silvana Di Battista and Ron Harvey on their marriage earlier this month. Ron and Silvana have been leaders of the WU3A choir for nearly six years and have participated in many of our activities through these years. The Whittlesea U3A Choir was delighted to be asked to sing at the ceremony. Many other […]

City of Whittlesea Community Festival inc U3A Choir

The City of Whittlesea Community Festival is being held Sunday 20 March 2016 at the City of Whittlesea Public Gardens, Barry Road, Lalor. The event will be held between 12.30pm and 9.00pm The Whittlesea U3A Choir will be performing at the Community Festival at 1.20pm on the Harmony Stage.  To view the flyer – click […]

Theatre Group – Singing in the Rain

  A new theatre group is being proposed. The group is expecting to make the opportunity for members, family and friends to attend a live theatre production once per term. The first production for 2016 is Her Majesty’s Theatre Wednesday 25 May 2016 Commencing 1.00pm Further information – click here A group booking would enable […]

Film Night with Pam Last Friday of the Month

  Enjoy the movies, a night out with good company…   Pam’s film group meets on the Last Friday of the Month   Epping Urban Diner Restaurant  food court Epping Plaza  5.15 pm to have a coffee or something to eat choose which film you wish to see   Epping Reading Cinema Corner High & […]