Welcome to U3A Gympie
U3A Gympie has a long history of self-help, adult education. We began in 1987 and currently have over 150 members. A range of educational, physically, and socially stimulating activities are aimed at over 50s. Our aim is to be both interesting and fun. Children are not catered for, so our members are mostly empty nesters, semi-retired, or retired. The emphasis is on enjoyment, so no homework, no tests, and no pressure.
Retired people have a wide range of skills which are put to excellent use through U3A. Our organisation is run entirely by such volunteers. Because all of our classes, social activities, and administration is provided by volunteers our membership costs are very low. Also there are no awards, no entry requirements, no exams. Self-help adult education is the basis of U3A.
As an Incorporated Association U3A Gympie Inc. holds Public Liability Insurance, Volunteers Personal Accident Insurance and Association Liability Insurance through U3A Network Queensland.
National Volunteers Week
Please thank your tutor next time you have a class. Our classes couldn’t happen without their willingness to volunteer their time and expertise. I would
State Conference Snippets
The Queensland State Conference Rockhampton 8-11th May First country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of U3A in Toulouse, France in 1973. Special
Brief History of U3A in Australia
U3A History in Australia Starts in Melbourne 1984 Spreads interstate 1st Qld groups: Sunshine Coast Aug 1986, Brisbane Nov 1986 Gympie 1987 Formation of Network
AI & U3A Qld Conference Theme: ‘U3A Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’
I composed a poem with a little help Yesterday, oh yesterday, A time so sweet and dear, Memories of moments passed, That still bring joy