Learning at the Lake
Tuggerah Lakes U3A is a non-profit association. We provide a variety of adult educational activities at minimal cost for members. These include talks, lectures, and special interest groups.
Although we have many invited speakers, we are primarily a self-help educational organisation with members exchanging ideas and knowledge, suggesting subjects for new talks and courses, and assisting in the running of our activities. There is an opportunity for members from all walks of life who have special knowledge, skills or hobbies to share their knowledge by giving talks or acting as course leaders or tutors.
Lecturers and leaders receive no payment. For this reason, our membership fees are kept to a minimum.
Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to our aims. No other qualifications are needed. Most of our members are retired or semi-retired people over the age of 50 years.
Membership entitles you to attend as many talks and interest groups as you wish. Most talks and courses are free to members, other than a small charge per session (currently $2), for tea, coffee and biscuits.
There is no need to give prior notice before attending the talks and lectures, held on Mondays and Fridays. However, members wishing to join some of the special interest groups should first contact the group secretary (for contact details, see our Current program)
Lectures and interest group sessions are of a two-hour duration, usually starting at 10 am. We have four terms yearly, which correlate with the NSW school terms.
We like to have social days and try to schedule one for each of the four terms. Our social activities are a very important part of our program.
A Newsletter containing the term program and news of a general interest is sent to members prior to the commencement of each term.
A management committee is elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting in December.
Interested non-members are welcome to attend up to 2 sessions for a charge of $2.00 per meeting for morning/afternoon tea.