News 29-02-16

Forster-Tuncurry has only recently downloaded a new streamlined administration program called My U3A which has been specifically designed for our own association. To access and look at ALL aspects of the program you will need to know your ID and password which are available from the Membership Secretary. Interested? Click HERE.

News 1 – 04 – 15

Congratulations to Geraldine Mullin who submitted a grant to Council and was successful, receiving $1000 for the Singers. Geraldine will purchase a set of singing books to be used at sessions and, on occasions at presentations to other community groups.

News 1 – 10 – 14

Many hands make light work! With a number of willing volunteers, we moved all of our belongings out of the Masonic Hall and into our old “home”, Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club. We look forward to settling in for Term 4 and hope to enjoy a long stay in such a wonderful refurbished venue.

We move premises

News 12 – 05 – 14

Some of us attended the NSW Network Conference and AGM at Armidale on 7, 8 and 9 May. Despite the cool weather, we found the collegiate atmosphere very warm and enjoyed renewing friendships. We all attended different workshops and were entertained by a varied range of speakers in the auditorium.

Forster team

The AGM once again ran smoothly with no divisive items for our delegate, Sue Buls to vote on.

The conference dinner was delicious and Gordon Edmonds entertained us as poet extraordinaire. For that matter all the food was delicious – lunch, morning and afternoon teas included.

News 04- 03- 14

Congratulations are in order to our U3A who received an award from The NSW Local Government for our Contribution to Life Long Learning in the Myall Lakes District.


The award was presented at the Seniors’ Concert on Tuesday 4 March by Stephen Bromhead, our patron, and local state member. Pictured above: Stephen Bromhead, Sue Buls and Morag Peters, receiving the award.

News 12 – 04 – 13

Forster & Noeline

On 3rd and 4th April eight of our members attended the Network AGM and Conference in Goulburn. There were several addresses and workshops on the first day to stimulate further interest in U3A activities. We were well fed throughout the conference and enjoyed meeting and catching up with other U3Aers from across the state and even some from interstate. We particularly enjoyed meeting and listening to Noelene Brown. (see picture)

The AGM went smoothly and Morag Peters carried out her duty as delegate diligently and efficiently. Some of us got to see the big merino which now wears a woollen scarf weighing 30+Kgs, knitted by the Goulburn community.

Big Merino

News 10-10-12

Earlier this year, the committee negotiated with Manning Valley U3A (TAREE) to have reciprocal rights to attend their sessions and have them attend our sessions – so long as vacancies exist.

To find out about the courses being offered and costs at MV, see the newsletter on their website at:

To attend, you will need to make enquiries from a member of their committee – or find the relevant contact person in their newsletter on the website.


President: Lloyd Seaton 6515 2039                           Membership: 65152039

Secretary: Chris Abbott 6550 5713                           Treasurer: Kerry Formann 0409 909 899

Program: 6515 2039

Postal address: PO Box 436, Taree 2430

News 7-09-12

At the Floriculture session this week, Dell Thomas passed on a recipe for a solution to add to vases of cut flowers. Here it is:

Floriculture recipe for standard preservative for cut blooms.

Per litre                 

¼  teaspoon bleach (4 percent solution)


1 teaspoon bleach (if 1 percent solution)

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon vinegar or 3 pinches citric acid

Best if made up in a 1 litre jug, the solution will not work properly  unless it is measured properly.

Never use sugar alone.

Never ever re-use floral foam as it will be full of harmful bacteria from the previous use.

 News 7-08-2012

The new committee, presided over by Dennis Burton, our first male President was elected at the AGM on 23 July in the Masonic Hall, attended by 51 members. In the photo below, the committee is seen at their first management meeting. For more information about the committee, see the Management Committee Page.

Also at the AGM, Life membership was awarded to Jan Bennett who has served in various positions on Committee as well as being a regular tutor for 12 years. Jan was delighted with the award.

Jan receiving Life Membership from Dennis

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