U3A  Apollo Bay  -  A0061281U - a member  of  U3A  Network  Victoria©


U3A Apollo Bay

Membership is open to all seniors who are retired
or semi-retired   
$20.00  per person
To become a member download the membership form or contact: membership@u3a.apollobay.org.au

Download 2017 Membership Form

Sharing the fun of learning


Chat and Act Program
held 1st Monday of the month 2-4pm starting 7 August

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn

At the last meeting of the Chat and Act Group the topic “Food security do we have it - what should we do about it?” was discussed.  Some suggestions for local action were put forward and the group wanted to take these suggestions further.  Members are invited to come along to the next meeting hear about actions aimed at ensuring that in our community regular, healthy and economical meals are available to all.  

Proposals will be discussed and an action plan developed.  Come along if you have an interest in growing vegetables, keeping chooks, cooking, and preserving your own foods; or using various resources to make us more self-sufficient both individuals and as a community.  You do not have to have attended  the previous meeting to join the group.

Film group:  meets 1.15 pm for 1.30 pm start on the 3rd Monday of the month, starting 17 July 2017.

Venue: Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan Street.

No limit on numbers attending.  Information on the next film to be shown will be emailed to all members prior to the session.



Music Appreciation: meets 5pm, 1st Tuesday of the month.  Starts: 1 August 2017

Share the enjoyment of listening to music. Members take it in turns to host the meeting in their home.

This group focuses on classical music but if there is sufficient interest other groups may be set up for other music styles.

Venue: on application

Book Group Meets 2.30pm 3rd Tuesday of the month. Starts: 18 July 2017

The book group is running to a new and more flexible schedule. Participants will receive a book list.  You can read the suggested books and meetings will continue to be held 3rd Tuesday of the month with books scheduled for discussion.  But don’t worry if you can’t attend every meeting.  Just come along and join the discussion when you can.

Venue: on application


Winter Wild Soiree 

Good company, a few songs, music and poetry with wine and cheese at the cocktail hours of 4pm to 6pm Wednesday 2nd of August at Marrar Woorn.  This event is supported by Winter Wild.  All welcome - U3A and non U3A members, so bring along a friend.  More details closer to the event in the Apollo Bay News Sheet


Genealogy will not meet in term 3.  Group members are still able to use the Library to work on their own research.


iPad/ Laptop user group: meets fortnightly starting 11am – 12 noon Thursday 20 July 2017

Venue: room 1 Marrar Woorn

Facilitator: Marilyn Coyle

Help is at hand to provide ongoing support for iPad and Laptop users.  To help those new to the technology and for others who can’t find an answer to their problem this group is there to help.  Bring along your iPad or laptop (even your Smart Phone) to get help in solving those problems that stop you making the best use of the equipment.   

Cards and Board Games: Meets weekly 12.45 – 4pm Thursdays. Starts: 20 July 2017 (also during school holiday if there is a demand.

Venue: Room 2 Marrar Woorn

U3A members are invited to drop in and join this group. No limit on numbers. This is a friendly get together over a cuppa and the game of your choice. There are a variety of games to choose from or the opportunity to learn new games.  

Learning Mahjong:  a chance to learn mahjong and form a regular playing group.    

Documentary films Meets 2.50 for 3pm - every 3rd Thursday.  Starts: 20 July 2017

This group meets monthly with films selected by the group, so come along to choose topics that interest you.  A discussion on the topic of the film follows viewing.

Venue on application.  

Introduction to photography   Two sessions:
 7 and 14 September, 2-4pm  

 Group limit is 10 so book now.

Venue: Apollo Bay Community Centre

Ros Jamieson local photographer, whose work in Apollo Bay is well known and admired, has offered to conduct two introductory sessions to help you use your camera to its best advantage and to give you pointers in getting the photos you want.

Session 1.  Getting to Know your Camera

The basic functions of your camera, making sure you know what all those knobs and dials are for.

BYO camera and instruction book

Session 2.  Using your camera

Weather depending the group will go out and take some photos, trying some different techniques and getting a feel for the different functions on the camera. If weather is wet, work will be inside with artificial lighting.

BYO camera, tripod if you have one (don't buy one just yet), instruction manual.

There will be time over the 2 sessions to ask questions about specific photo problems so if you would like to know how to take pictures of the stars, birds or wildflowers come along. Ros is happy to discuss any technique with the class.  This is your opportunity to learn from an expert.

Calligraphy:   Group meets  weekly 9.30-11.30 Fridays. Starts July 21

Venue: Room 1 Marrar Woorn

Presented by Lynne Hall a master calligrapher and illuminator, classes will start at the beginning in term 3.  A session was held at the end of term 2 which introduced the course and provided information on the materials that participants will need to purchase.  If you missed this session and would like more information see details below. An additional note from Lynne is: “left handers also welcome”.

 Term 3 2017


Term 3 ends 22 September.  
Groups meeting over the school holidays will be by special arrangement with the faciltiators

4th Term 9 October – 22 December

The 2017-18 Committee is

Cathy Donovan - President  

Wendy Cookes - Vice-President  

Di Shipham - Secretary

Val McLoughlin - Treasurer  

Sally Stone

Anne Thornton

Jan Lewis

Jeremy Tate

Jannette Byrne

U3A information contact: info@u3a.apollobay.org.au