HELP RAISE FUNDS: U3A North Gold Coast members are meeting up at their Biggest Morning Tea event on May 24.
HELP RAISE FUNDS: U3A North Gold Coast members are meeting up at their Biggest Morning Tea event on May 24.

U3A learners set to celebrate landmarks this May

U3A North Gold Coast has a couple of landmark celebrations in May.

The U3A choir is busy rehearsing for the first get-together, a Biggest Morning Tea on Tuesday, May 24, at Paradise Point Large Community Hall.

Doors open at 8.30am for those wanting to socialise and raise dollars for the Cancer Council.

The second celebration is the group's 25th birthday on May 27.

U3A North Gold Coast' initial membership of 19 has increased to more than 500 members. All U3A branches are voluntary, self-help organisations which tap the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience to be found among over-50s. No qualifications are required to enter, neither are any qualifications awarded.

U3A North Gold Coast president John Hudson is a relative newcomer but well on the path to lifelong learning.

"I've been in U3A 12 months," he said.

"I came up from Sydney 18 months ago and joined in April 2015.

"The prime class I'm involved with is Australian history, from 1788 up to Federation in 1901.

"We're currently in our second year and we're up to 1825.

John said his U3A group was proud to offer a good teaching service for seniors in the use of Apple products.

"The base of our membership is very solid and the majority have been participating for a long time."

U3A North Gold Coast is based at the Labrador Community Hub, 57 Billington St, Labrador.If you have expertise in an interesting subject that you would like to present to others, contact curriculum manager Maureen Cooper on 0405 942 051, or training co-ordinator Bonita Gordon on 0419 195 314.


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