Author: Ted Leahy

Share the Warmth

Rhonda Baker and Lynne McNaughton delivered our members’ donations of Share the Warmth collections to Nicole Carr at United Way Glenelg last Thursday.  Nicole wishes to gratefully thank U3A members for their ongoing support for the program and she advises there is still a great need for food donations to continue. Lynne is going to […]

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Christmas Luncheon

PORTLAND U3A CHRISTMAS LUNCH Venue: ROYAL HOTEL Date: FRIDAY 8 December 2023Time: 12:00COST $25 – Includes a 2 course meal and live music. Payment and name to Cheryl Ford or to a committee member by friday 1 december. Please place payment in an envelope with your name on it by Friday 1 December. Cheryl is […]

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SPEAKER’S CORNER REPORT

Ellen Linke and Robyn Peacock Members enjoyed two diverse guest speakers on Tuesday at the Portland Library.Ellen Linke gave us a brief outline of how she became the first female editor of the Portland Observer.Ellen spent most of her childhood in Heywood, and after leaving school was accepted into the Army.Ellen met her husband Graeme […]

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Astronomy Afternoon Report

Last Friday a small group of members attended an Astronomy afternoon at the home of Phillip Mahon. Phil gave us insight into Astronomy such as looking at the stars and planets. He also showed us his various equipment such enormous Telescope, camera and attachments to view the sun and its spots and also stars and […]

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Report on Speakers Corner, Russell Robinson

REPORT ON SPEAKERS CORNER (Deanne Butcher) On 28th June fourteen of our members came along to the Library and were entertained by Russell Robinson who showed us some amazing underwater photography from his many diving trips. Russell was a very engaging speaker and kept us enthralled with his recollections and photos including sunken WW2 relics […]

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River Cruise and Dartmoor Visit

REPORT ON THE BUS/NELSON RIVER CRUISE MAY 13TH.    (Ross Cowland) Last Friday 28 members participated on the bus trip to Nelson and Dartmoor. Despite the early forecast of rain the weather was very pleasant. The excursion enabled members to meet and socialise with others outside of their normal activity. In some cases people met up […]

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Report on Plant Swap

REPORT ON PLANT SWAP ( Lynne McNaughton) On May 18th 10 U3a members had an enjoyable afternoon at Shirley’Ardens beautiful garden on King George Parade overlooking the beach along the Dutton Way. Shirley has a garden consisting natives, exotics, shrubs, perennials and succulents. Shirley has a porch area that is open to the air and […]

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Report on Sculpture Trails

Recently 11 Portland members plus some family members were joined by 8 Hamilton U3A members for a walk around Portland Sculpture Exhibition Trail. All present agreed that many of the sculptures were of an extremely high standard. It was pointed out the role played by Brandon, the grandson of Secretary Julie. Brandon was one of […]

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