News in November

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1st November – Bike Ride

Five cyclists enjoyed their ride along the rail trail with a round trip from the trestle bridge to Timboon….and of course an icecream 😜.


8th November – Hike

Mt Leura was our hike today in perfect walking temperature. Here we are reflecting at Reflection Point.


16th November – Special Presentation – Understanding Aged Care & Stroke Prevention

25 members and guests were very fortunate to have 2 speakers talking about issues seniors may face. Dianne Speed from the Stroke Foundation gave a very personal story about strokes, their prevention and treatment.

Lesa Best from Corangamite Shire outlined her role as co-ordinating information for residents who require to apply for aged and home care packages.

Thank you ladies, a very informative and important session.


17th November – Friday Forum

Our Friday Forum program concluded this year with local musicians Eileen, Ellie and Mike performing a Christmas medley for us. Many old favourites with lots of singing in the audience. Thanks to Eve Black for her great work In organising a very interesting and entertaining selection of forums throughout the year.


21st November – Special Christmas Lunch

What a wonderful way to complete our U3A year. Over 50 members and guests enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Mt Elephant Visitor’s Centre.

A great amount of fun, fellowship, reminiscing of the year’s activities and a lovely performance by Susan Keane and the U3A Choristers.

Thanks everyone for a great lunch.


24th November – Travel Tales

Our last Travel Tales for this year was by Michael Broomhall who shared with 30 members his trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

With a size smaller than Tasmania, a population of over 21 million people and Buddhism the prominent religion Sri Lanka certainly was an interesting program. Following Sri Lanka Michael spent 4 days on the tiny Maldives.

Thanks so much Michael for a very entertaining and informative afternoon.


28th November – Tea and Tour for 10 ($10)

We visited the Warrnambool Library and Learning Centre today. Jackie our guide showed us through the myriad of spaces that have been designed to cater for all ages and interests of kids and adults. Light, space and views have been incorporated into every level. The three storey contemporary building was completed last October and links the TAFE campus to the existing Gun & Orderly Room which was constructed in 1868 & now refurbished creating the new main library entrance.

If you haven’t visited this amazing facility then consider checking it out next time you’re in Warrnambool.