14 Price Street
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LIFE ACTIVITIES CLUB SURFCOAST Inc. Become involved with the local community and share experiences with other like-minded people who have moved to the Surf Coast from all parts of Australia and overseas. Join our Life Activities Club Surf Coast Inc. and participate in a wide range of activities, including: • Cinema • Knit & Knatter • Resistance Training • Scrabble • Social Group • Walking Tues, Thurs, Sat
As well as the established activities mentioned above, we welcome suggestions from members for new/additional activities, particularly if they are prepared to convene the new group. Potential activities could include: • Shopping trips to Melbourne • Fishing, gardening, swimming • Cards, mah-jong
For all enquiries or to apply for membership please contact: • Anne Georgiou, President, 0409 162 102 • June Marks, Secretary, 0449 158 977 • Spring Creek Community House, 5261 2583 during office hours • Visit the website at http:// torquay.vic.au/community/ life-activities-club-surfcoast/
Danawa Community Garden Did you know that eating locally grown organic vegetables is healthy for you? Of course you did – and getting involved with your local Community Garden is a great start! Danawa has 27 plots for rent ranging from smaller 2x1m raised beds (perfect if you have a bad back) up to some that are 2x3m in size. All the plots are now fully subscribed, but do occasionally become vacant, so go to www.danawa. org.au, become a ‘Friend’ of Danawa for just $10 and get on the waiting list. Or become a full member for just $25/ year ($35 family) and join in with the planting and harvesting from the ‘share beds’ at a ‘Pick ‘n’ Plant’ session (check the website calendar for dates and times). The cost of a plot is only another $15/ yr - you can do your own thing at your own pace whenever you want, plus have use of the tool shed, nursery, shelter, and toilet and help with the shared gardens too. So why not become a member at Danawa, and actually make the change in your life that you know you need? Join in at a ‘Pick ‘n’ Plant’ session – check out www.danawa.org.au for everything you need to know, or email :email@example.com.
FOUR YEARS AND STILL COUNTING 2017 marks the fourth year of U3A on the Surf Coast, and term one offered twenty-one separate courses with many of the old favourites returning, as well as a number of new classes. One of these was, Exploring Science 1: Tricks of the Light with Anthony Ash, a former engineer and physicist with thirty-two years experience in electronics and photonics. Other new classes covered the environment, drawing, cinema, oral history and non-fiction. This year we saw the retirement of three stalwart members of the committee, who had been working tirelessly to establish U3A in the region. Rosemary Faris was crucial in establishing U3a on the Surf Coast; Charmaine D’Souza worked effortlessly to seek out new tutors and courses while Chris Farrow was a long-time diligent secretary. Fortunately at the AGM in January the three vacant positions were filled. The first Occasional Lecture, held in March, was in fact a musical journey, by local resident Tom Healey, playing the beautiful little pipe organ at St Luke’s giving musical illustrations, demonstrating how an organ works and how the instrument has developed from its ancient beginnings. This first Occasional Lecture continues what has become a very popular activity. $60 membership fee for U3A allows those interested to choose any number of classes for the whole year. Further information at: http://www.u3asurfcoast.org.au/ Phone: 5261 2583 or info@u3aSurfCoast.org.au
Attendees at January AGM
Published on Mar 14, 2017
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