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Latest News   10 June, 2019

Friday 28th June – End of Semester 1 June Luncheon

Come and celebrate the end of Semester 1 with us in the Grand Oaks Room at the Wangaratta Turf Club.  The food is delicious, and it is a good opportunity to meet other members and hear all about our Semester 2 ongoing and new courses.  Our guest speaker is Steve Cavicchiolo from Oxley, a trainer of ‘Dogs for Life’ who is also known as a ‘dog whisperer’!  This is a catered event for which you can pay $32.00 at the door (bring exact amount) or pay online – Account Name:  U3A Wangaratta, BSB 063531, Account Number 00905478.  You can pick up our new Course Brochure and Timetable at this function too.

New Courses and continuing favourites in Semester 2

Semester 2 runs from 15th July – 29th November, 2019.  We have some exciting new courses like Collectors and their Collections, Multiculturalism & Immigration, Cards and Games, Bird Watching and Wine MakingA Basic Introduction to the Share Market is returning, and many of our popular courses such as Cryptic Crosswords, Come for a Walk and Reading James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ are continuing.  Our new Semester 2 Timetable and Course Brochure will be out by the end of June and posted on this website.

More road construction works along Sisely Avenue

We are still obliged to detour around roadworks blocking our way into Appin Street and from there to the first detour down Rangeview and Milne Avenues through to our Cruse Street entrance to the racecourse.  Suggest you go onto Phillipson Street and then O’Leary Street to Appin Street and down to Rangeview Avenue that way.  Council have advised they should be completed by 13th July.  A reminder that the public can only enter the racecourse via the Cruse Street entrance as the Racecourse Road entrance is for management and horse-related traffic only.

Monday 2nd September – Be Connected!

Be Connected is a wonderful new course starting in September which is a FREE Australian Government initiative helping older Australians to get the most out of going online.  U3A Wangaratta is partnering with Pangerang Community House to help you discover how being online can add new skills and experiences to your life.  For total beginners or for those who have learned a little already, we offer warm, friendly support in our own U3A meeting room so that you can take your time developing confidence as you learn.  Bring your own mobile phone, iPad or laptop, if you can or otherwise, for the first couple of lessons, we will have an iPad or laptop you can use.

Tuesday 17th September – Seniors Race Day

The Seniors Race Day Luncheon is a fun, affordable day out so join other U3A members at just $40 per person ($30 if you are a member of the Wangaratta Turf Club).  This will include a two-course lunch, your admission into the Racecourse, as well as function room, a racebook and our own race day host!  There will be prizes for the best dressed Seniors, betting competitions amongst the tables, and a complimentary drink on arrival.  Free parking.

Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Race Day

Come and experience a country race meeting with a relaxed and happy atmosphere.   Music and entertainment are on all day and you can view all the live action from Flemington on the big screen.  Come in a group so you can have an affordable day out in your own special area.

Friday 29th November – End of Year Breakfast

Our end of year is celebrated in the Grand Oaks Room at the Wangaratta Turf Club at our End of Year Breakfast with a top chef preparing some tasty culinary delights.  A great chance to meet our committee and members and to look back at some of our highlights and hear of our plans for the new year.

Wednesday 29th January, 2020 – Annual General Meeting 2020

This is an important day for U3A Wangaratta because we elect a new committee, obtain a new course Brochure, and enrol for our 2020 membership.  We have a guest speaker, hear our President’s report for the previous year, and it is a great chance to meet our members, hear about upcoming courses and enjoy a relaxed morning tea together.