U3A Healesville

University of the Third Age

Latest news

From the President

  At last it is time to say, ‘Welcome back’. We have recently been informed, by Yarra Ranges Shire Council, that all venues may now be used and so we are in a position to open up the Court House for the running of courses and other activities. In the new ‘Covid-normal’ environment there are protocols and obligations we must…

Introduction of UMAS for Members

U3A Healesville and many other U3As use the UMAS software—provided and hosted by U3A Network Victoria—to manage their database of members, programs and enrolments. When you click on the U3A Healesville website’s ‘Log in’ page, you are taken to UMAS. The existing UMAS layout was designed for the large screens of personal computers (PCs) and laptops. Network’s IT volunteers have…

An update from our President John Pascoe October 20,2020

Dear U3A Member, I am writing my second letter to bring you up to date with the outcomes of your Committee’s most recent Zoom meeting on October 16.     First, I want to introduce two additions to your Committee Bob Willis and Ian Evenden, who were invited to join by the Committee. Bob Willis has taken over the important…

Court House in Good Hands

The ongoing maintenance of the grounds of the Court House is in good hands with Ken Bagley and Michael Meredith cutting lawns and trimming trees last week. Bev Gilbert has also been active weeding and watering the garden beds which were planted last year. The grounds are looking wonderful as we move into spring. Anyone wishing to help out, either…

A letter to members from John Pascoe ( President)

28 September 2020 Dear U3A Member, I am writing to you all as incoming President of U3A Healesville to bring you up to date with the outcomes of your Committee’s most recent Zoom meeting on September 22, and also to introduce myself to you as the incoming President. I want to begin by acknowledging the work over the last three…

COVID-19 and Other Updates (06Aug20)

Course Information As members are well aware, U3A classes and activities have been suspended since Wednesday, 18th March. ALL Term 3 activities have been cancelled.  A decision about Term 4 will be made by the new Committee (see below).  However, it is anticipated that we will be able to hold very few, if any, courses involving any physical gathering. This…

COVID-19 Information (revised 3rd June): All Term 2 courses are cancelled. No news for Term 3 yet.

All courses and activities are suspended until further notice. All U3A classes and activities were suspended from Wednesday, 18th March.  This decision was made to protect the well-being of all our members and was in line with the advice of the Government and health authorities.  We continue to monitor the situation, using all information from local and federal government sources…

Two new courses for 2020

Heather Higgs has started Ukulele Jam. It is held on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm at the Court House. Heather writes This is a not a teaching class but a “jam session” for ukulele only!!! Ukulele Club and Beginners are all welcome. Bring your Ukulele books 1 and 2 and we will play and sing the night away.…

News from the U3A Committee, Term 1

– Welcome back to returning members and welcome to new members for 2020. – Classes began on 3rd February. There are several new classes and some classes have a waiting list. There have been strange noises coming from the Court House when the recorder group tunes up! – Term one concludes on Friday 27th March and term two commences on…