Jump into U3A

April 27, 2017

Kerrie Murrell was one of the guest speakers at the U3A's monthly coffee morning.

If you’ve got some spare time, a keen interest in different activities and meeting new people, the Cobram U3A group is looking for you.

The group is encouraging new members to join and is hosting an information session and afternoon tea on May 10.

The group has a varied calendar of activities to cater for the interests of many, and president Ruth Ritchie said it was a great way to meet new people.

‘‘I think it’s wonderful for seniors — you only have to be over 50 and if you’ve been looking for something to do, it’s a great thing to be involved in,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s great for single people as well, because it can help you find people with similar interests as you.

‘‘It’s also great if you’re on your own, there are plenty of group activities.’’

Cobram U3A is a learning and sharing organisation, which provides short courses, activities and social events run by members who have a passion or knowledge of a particular subject, for people who are retired or semi-retired.

Courses run during school terms and vary according to members’ interests and experience.

They include tai chi, travel topics, creative writing, computers and cards, movies and history, to name a few.

‘‘We’ve just started a book club and members go and have lunch at different places,’’ Ms Ritchie said.

‘‘We try to cover anything that members are interested in, we’ve also started up a class learning about photo story books.

‘‘There’s a group that discusses current affairs news and there’s a coffee morning each month as well where everyone gets together to learn about what’s been going on in the different groups and activities, and we always have a special guest speaker as well.’’

Ms Ritchie said costs involved a small fee of $25 per year, as well as small costs for some activities.

●The information session and afternoon tea is on Wednesday, May 10 at 2pm at Cobram Community House, Punt Rd. People are also encouraged to bring a friend. For more information, phone Ruth Ritchie on 58721417.

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