Welcome to U3A Emerald - AGM this Wednesday 28th at 1:00pm
Don't forget our Annual General Meeting this coming Wednesday 28th October at 1.00pm via Zoom.
You are all invited. You will receive your Zoom based invitation in an email. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can download the app for your computer or laptop from https://zoom.us/download and click on “Zoom Client for Meetings”. Or get the app for your phone or tablet from your Google or Apple app store. Either way, it’s a simple process!
..............Please note: As from July 9, we have been in lockdown again, due to COVID-19. We will be unable to run any face to face classes for at least the next 6 weeks. As far as possible we will continue classes using technology such as Zoom video conferencing wherever possible.
We are, however, pleased to announce that we will be extending your 2020 membership into 2021. That means that if you have paid your annual subscription for 2020, you won't have to pay again next year.
Are you 50+ and retired or semi-retired?
Want to keep your brain and body active?
Want to develop new social networks?
Want to share your views on current affairs with others?
Membership is open to anyone who is 50+ and retired or no longer working full time, and interested in participating in any of our social, creative, educational, physical and leisure activities. Together we explore ideas and develop new interests and skills in a sociable and supportive environment.
For details about our current offerings and timetable, please feel free to explore our Courses. You can view our courses without having to join.
If you have an idea for another course, or wish to share your expertise or hobby by presenting one, our Course Coordinator would love to hear from you!
Prospective members Find out how to join U3A Emerald and enrol in courses via our Membership page.
Existing members Member login: enrol in a course or update your details.
Our tutors and course leaders, who are all volunteers, offer a wide-ranging program so there is sure to be something that attracts your interest. Our classes generally run from the beginning of February through to the end of November each year. One low annual membership fee of $40 entitles you to participate in as many of these courses as your time and interests allow.
Daily Events (Note that only Zoom classes are active for now)
Note: You must enrol in a course before attending.
Wed 28th Oct, starting at: 09:30 AM
Leader: Dot Radings, Venue: Class Suspended
The bushwalking group will meet in the carpark behind St Joseph's Church every Wednesday at 9.30, then will carpool to the start of the walk (about 20 min drive). Walks will generally be somewhere in the area between Lysterfield, Ferntree Gully, Mt Dandenong and Gembrook. Expect to walk about 6-8 km each week in a time of about 1 and a half hours. There will be some rough paths. The leader will carry a basic first aid kit.
Wed 28th Oct, starting at: 10:00 AM
Leader: Nola Bianco, Venue: Zoom
Have you ever wanted to make beautiful lettering? If so, a calligraphy course is what you need. Learn how to use a broad nibbed dip pen to write in an Uncial hand (the type of lettering that was used by the monks to write the Book of Kells). Use these letters to enhance an envelope, gift tag, a place card, poetry or maybe a small book. Lessons every fortnight during the school term (with homework).
Wed 28th Oct, starting at: 10:00 AM
Leader: Paul Bianco, Venue: Zoom
Provide a forum for members keen on photography to initially learn how to operate their cameras, to further develop knowledge of photography basics and techniques and to share their experiences with others in mind. The sessions will include appreciation of images, workshops on camera functions, storage of files and digital imaging on the computer. There will also be presentations by members, by visitors and will include a number of field trips to gardens and at least one gallery.
20MUS002: Over The Hills Singers
Wed 28th Oct, starting at: 04:00 PM
Leader: Mal Bowmaker, Venue: Zoom
Two hours weekly of fun, social contact and well-being through singing. Our program incorporates preparation for singing - relaxation, breathing and vocal exercises, canons, rounds, unison songs and part-singing of various genres - traditional, folk, musicals, spirituals, modern.
20LAN09: Online Spanish Conversation Group
Wed 28th Oct, starting at: 05:00 PM
Leader: Tony Forster, Venue: Zoom
Level beginner to intermediate.
If you know just enough Spanish to get you to the railway station then this discussion group is for you! We have no teacher, we are just a group of people wanting to practice our poor Spanish.
Don’t forget our Annual General Meeting this coming Wednesday 28th October at 1.00pm via Zoom. You are all invited. You will receive your Zoom based invitation in an email. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can download the app for your computer or laptop from https://zoom.us/download and click on “Zoom Client for Meetings”. Or
We have had to change the date of the AGM to Wednesday 28th October due to a planned power outage in Emerald and surrounding areas. The meeting will take place at 1.00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out within the next few days.
On Tuesday October 27th at 8pm Emerald U3A and Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association will be co-hosting a Zoom forum on wave energy with Tom Denniss of Swell Wave Energy. Go to drrea.org.au and click on ‘What’s on’ for further details of how to enter this Zoom session Tom has a PhD in Mathematics and Oceanography. He