Author: Ted Leahy

Newsletter 29/01/2023

REMINDERS CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS WITH PHIL DARBY. PLACE; 7 Robbins Avenue Portland ….Rhonda Baker’s home DATE Starting February 14, 21 & 28 and will continue into March if necessary. TIME 1,30pm start Please be early. Please contact Rhonda to make a booking for this program. phone 0458234080 or email rlbakes19@gmail.com PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE first show for […]

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PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE

The first show at the Portland Arts Centre is “The Winner Is” on Saturday February l1th startng at l:00pm.There are reserved seats at the Portland Art Centre for U3a members. If you wish to sit with other members, just advise staff when you purchase your ticket that you are with U3a. Those who would like […]

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Newsletter 17/01/2023

CRYPTIC CROSSWORDCoaching With Phil Darby This activity has been requested by members who would like to learn the konw hows of cryptic crosswords. Phil is a bit of an expert in this area. PLACE: Rhonda Bakers home 7 Robbins Avenue Portland 3305 DATE: Starting February 14, 21, & 28 and also March if necessary. TIME: […]

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Newsletter 13/01/2023

UPCOMING EVENTS Welcome back members to 2023. This week we started back up again with Mah-jong and Canasta on Monday at 1pm. On Monday 9th January we had a committee meeting to organize the program for the next semester. I have a few diary dates for you that will be happening February and March that […]

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Newsletter 5/01/2023

Welcome Back members to 2023 We, the committee are hoping everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year with family and friends. To all our sick members hoping you are all starting to feel better and 2023 will be a better year for us all. Next week starting on January 9th we will be starting […]

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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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