News October

Term 4 will commence on the 11th October with classes.   No Welcome morning because of Covid-19 restrictions and members have been advised that they will be notified fortnightly of the new program, as we had in Term 3.

News June-July

The start of Term 3 has been delayed because of the new Covid-19 outbreak in the State.  Members will be advised when a decision has been made about starting the Term.

News June 2021

We have recently received the latest copy of the NSW U3A Network’s Newslink  which may be of interest as it reports on the Network’s Conference held in April, what was discussed there and the change in the Committee, introducing us to the new members.  Also in the Newslink are snippets of what other U3As are doing.  Interesting read.

News April 2021

Term 2 starts with U3A still under Covid-19 but numbers allowed to attend our meetings are getting bigger and class assistants are very well organised as to coping with the rules associated with Covid.  We thank all members for their patience when signing into the classes.

News November 2020

Our 4th Term has commenced and is going well under the terms of Covid-19 arrangements, as did Term 3.  The Committee are working hard to create suitable conditions to hold classes, find interesting items of interest, keeping you all informed, balancing the books and making plans for 2021.

We have had an upgrade of our website which we hope you like as it allows all devices to read the site without effort.  Any additional information you would like to see on it please contact the Committee.

News July 2020

The Committee have been working hard through this Covid-19 time and have come up with courses with limited spaces for our members to start this term.  Please see the email from the Membership Secretary.

News March 2020

Unfortunately we have had to close our U3A because of Covid19, but the committee is still working in the background to bring you a new Newsletter although without information as to when we will be able to all get together again for classes.

News December 2019 

We have a new Treasurer taking over the task, along with her other position of Membership Secretary, Ann Bell, after Cherryl and Kay decided to resign from the position.  To help her we have Judy Jullienne as Assistant Treasurer.  Thank you ladies.

News November 2019

We have had a wonderful last term for the year with excursions, travel logs, art appreciation talk, Melbourne cup celebration and all our weekly classes.  We will remember this term as we have had our share of local bush fires and days of smoke to contend with.  Thanks you to all who attended our classes and, of course, our wonderful tutors.

News October 2019

Our Mid North Coast Regional Representative for U3A Network, Bob Birrer, has resigned from that position.  We thank him for all his time and effort he put into being our representative and wish him well for the future.

News July 2019

Congratulations to our new Committee headed by Jan Wagstaff as President, Noelene Cornhill – Vice President, Graeme Macey -Secretary, Cherryl Heathcote – Treasurer/Public Officer, Kay Stewart – Assistant Treasurer, Trish Van Eyk – Course Co-ordinator, Annie Mayne – Newsletter Editor, Ann Bell – Membership Secretary, Judy Jullienne – Publicity Officer and Chris Freebody – Committee Member.

News August 2018

U3A Forster Tuncurry now has a Facebook Page to share information, photos, updates and reviews.  Apply for Membership for this Closed Group and you will be approved by the Administrators to have access to the Page. Your privacy is assured.

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 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

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