South Kaipara including Helensville, Parakai, Kaukapakapa, South Head, Waimauku, Waitoki, Muriwai, Kumeu, etc.
Learn something interesting - Keep your brain active - Meet new people
U3A is a unique organisation of retired and semi-retired people who enjoy learning from each other and sharing their skills and life experiences, mainly through meetings and interest groups.
There are no entry qualifications, no examinations, and no diplomas or certificates
Members have a monthly general meeting and choose special interest groups to join.
The first meeting of the South Kaipara U3A will be at10am on Tuesday 7 May in the Helensville Men and Family Centre Hall,
8 Awaroa Road, Helensville.
Members decide on the study or interest groups we will have. Ideas so far include: Books to Enjoy, Film Appreciation, Food History, Wine tasting, Mah Jong, TED Talks, Armchair Travel, Walking Groups, etc.
Come and join us! Contribute your ideas
For more information, contact
Tony Morrison - Kiwimorrison@gmail.com or 09-420-9971
Nigel Dempster – firstname.lastname@example.org or 09-411-9444
Judi Neary - email@example.com or 09-420-2055
Claire Couch - firstname.lastname@example.org or 09-420-8216
Leigh Kelly – email@example.com or 021-625-491
WHAT IS U3A?
The University of the Third Age (U3A) began in France in the 1970s and has spread rapidly through Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The “Third Age” follows the First Age of childhood and formal education and the Second Age of employment.
U3A aims to harness the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience present among older people, to the mutual benefit of its members.
Each U3A is autonomous, organising its programmes and affairs on an independent basis; but all adhere to these basic principles:
There is no distinction between teachers and those taught.
All U3As are voluntary self-help organisations.
There is an annual subscription to cover running costs, but there are no course fees.
Group Convenors are U3A members who operate on a voluntary basis and are not paid
Groups meet during the day or evening at a convenient location and time, often in the homes of the group members.
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