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Welcome to the Eastlakes U3A website
We are based on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and generally cover the area from Charlestown in the North to Swansea in the South and from Belmont to Warners Bay East to West.
The menu on the left will allow you to easily find the information you are looking for whether you are already a member or a potential member looking for an introduction to our U3A community.
Just outlining a couple of points:
1 The $45 annual membership allows you to do as many classes as your time and vacancies allows at no extra cost (with the exception of some classes where a fee is payable to the leader for material use only). This means that for $45 per year, you could potentially be attending classes all day, every day!
2 Whilst U3A stands for University of the Third Age, there are no tests and no studies. At this time of our lives, this organisation is purely for social, physical and mental wellbeing. So, if you're over 55, have some time up your sleeves and are looking at what to do with yourself, look no further. There's plenty here to interest you.
If you have a special topic that interests you and it's not already being offered, maybe you'd like to consider being a Leader.
Anyway, browse through our website and I'm sure there's something here that will nterest you. If you like what you see, spread it around your friends. We're not a secret society!
We look forward to meeting you
News & Events
Class Situation Term 1 2014
A number of classes are full and some of those also have waiting lists. Unfortunately we have had to cancel a small number of classes due to low enrolments. The latest version of the programme and the membership form has all those details, so please check these out on the Programme and Membership pages respectively, there could be a vacancy just waiting for you!
March and April at a glance:
4th March JANET WHITE will give us an expert's view of our Big Blue Back Yard and what's in our Lake these days. Some things we might wish weren't.
11th March BARNEY LANGFORD his talk will be on "How I came to be a Councillor" and perhaps highlights of Tom Lehrer's comic songwriting.
18th March PHIL ASHLEY-BROWN will tell us of his summer on the Ice (with photos).
25th March PROF. MICHAEL ONDAATJE American history prof. at N'castle Uni. speaking on Pres. Obama's 2nd Term – problems and positives.
March 7th Caves Beach Resort
April 4th Pelican RSL
Saturday 8th March Sail and Rail on Heritage Express. Recommended by U3A members who went last year and had a fantastic day!
Orienteering for Seniors – Wednesday 19th March at Walka Water Works, Maitland. Full details in the March Echo.
International Visual Arts Festival – Wednesday 2nd April at The Rocks, Sydney. Full details in the March Echo.
Alzheimer's Australia information session – Wednesday 9th April at Hamilton. full details in the March Echo.