December Committee News

December newsletter.

Two documents relating to 2023 Enrolment, viz. the U3A Corangamite Activities Guide 2023 and the U3A Corangamite Activities Enrolment Form 2023, will be sent out to you shortly. When you receive these documents, please follow the instructions given to register your interest for the activities that are being offered in 2023.

In January 2023, a small newsletter/bulletin will be distributed to keep you informed of any updates and changes to activities, in particular those for special events offered in February such as Travel Tales, Let’s Do Lunch and Tea and Tour for Ten etc. as full details for these events are not yet confirmed at the time of distributing the activities guide and enrolment form.

A new and improved members’ newsletter will be sent to you next year with the March 2023 Newsletter distributed at the end of February.

Activities continuing into December

Singing, 7th December
Mah-jong @ Cobden, 2nd, 9th & 16th December
Mah-jong @ Derrinallum, 5th & 12th December
Mah-jong @ Timboon, 5th, 12th & 19th December
Bike Ride, 7th December: Terang to Noorat

U3A Membership 2023

The Membership Fee for 2023 is $25, but an early bird registration fee of $20 applies if payment is made before 19th December 2022.

It is a requirement by U3A Network Victoria that all members complete a 2023 Membership Form to ensure your details on our membership database are correct and up-to-date.

If you have already paid your membership fee but have not forwarded a membership form, please complete the form that is included here and EITHER POST it to the U3A address given on the form OR SCAN it and send it via e-mail to

Nomination for U3A Corangamite Committee

Included here is a nomination form for the U3A Coranagmite Committee in 2023. If you feel you are able and willing to contribute to the Committee next year (1 hour every month), why not nominate yourself and give it a go! The 2023 Committte will be formally elected at the Annual General Meeting on Friday 27th January 2023 @ 1.30pm at Cobden Senior Citizens Hall.

U3A Members Artistic Talent

At the recent Terang Community Art Show, several U3A members had their artworks exhibited. There were 31 paintings sold overall with 53 artists entered and 184 paintings, including some photographic art. We are pleased to report that Linda Castaldo, Marilyn Kimber, Helen Durant, Marg Moloney and David Mernagh were successful in selling a painting. We have some great artistic talent in U3A members ranks!

Skipton Flood Relief

At its last meeting, the Committee agreed to provide support for flood relief and it was agreed that an amount of $750 will be donated to the Skipton Flood Relief.

If any member would like to donate individually to this appeal, then please follow the link given here that is located on the Corangamite Shire webite.

Note of thanks

Thanks to our coordinators, many of whom are our own members. Without them we would not have had the range of programs that we have had on offer during this year.

To our financial supporter – Cobden/Camperdown Community Bank – we say a very big thanks for its continuing 3-year sponsorship that will ensure our administration is well resourced during 2023 and beyond.

Finally, to all U3A members, a very big thank you all for not only staying with us but joining in and having so much fun.

The Committee would like to wish everyone a very joyous Christmas with your families and a wonderful 2023.

Stay well, safe, busy and continue to live your lives to the fullest!