Selected Newslink articles

U3A’s greatest challenge: How to get Baby Boomers to help us

by  Graeme Eggins “We’re having real trouble getting anyone at all to volunteer for the committee. The same with tutors.” How many times have you heard a U3A President, Secretary or class coordinator say this or something very similar? The problem of finding new active volunteers to replace U3A leaders, administrators and teachers is worldwide

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Travelling U3A

by Yorke Peninsula U3A A couple of people who have retired and were retired and travelling around Australia in a Motor Home and Caravan (two people travelling together) are using our local Library whilst they stay around for 6 weeks. They spoke to the Librarian and wondered if there was a group of people who

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Sydney Conservatorium of Music Tours and Free Concerts

Take a guided tour of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to learn an unknown history of Sydney. Follow an exciting itinerary with 12 different locations to retrace 200 years of Australian history. From Aboriginal land to an international music school, the Conservatorium of Music offers a great insight into the culture of Music in Sydney prior

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Obtaining low cost hardware and software for your U3A

by Mel Llewellyn, Eastlakes U3A Connecting Up Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that works to unleash the power of not-for-profits by providing a variety of information, products, resources and programs. Connecting Up manages technology donation programs of companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, Symantec, SAP and many more to qualified not-forprofit organisations in Australia, To

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U3A and your LGA

by Barrie Brennan, Tamworth U3A Does your U3A have a good relationship with your local Council? How might this change as a result of potential amalgamations. Barrie Brennan of Tamworth U3A ponders the issues. My comments following are the result of my observations about the role of Local Government Councils. The observations result from my

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Sharing the Load

by Aileen Harland, Liaison Officer, Wollongong U3A It’s always a problem. Organizers seeking to put on a variety of courses face a huge strain in finding the human resources to maintain a vibrant, challenging program. Often it can seem that there are never enough people willing and able to carry out the research and deliver

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Scams

Your Life Choices and Telstra websites Fake Emails According to the latest Kaspersky Lab statistics, 73.3 per cent of emails sent worldwide are spam. The vast majority of these spam emails are created to scam you of your hard-earned money. Scammers are becoming more cunning than ever before with how they create scams and the

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Bequests to U3A

by Allan Haggarty U3A has made a real difference to the lives of many retirees. At the end of a term, knowing that classes would be in recess for some time, one of my U3A’s members said that he wouldn’t know what he’d do without U3A. And one of my U3A’s classes doesn’t stop during

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Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute tours

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is delighted to extend an invitation to you and your members to come and meet their world leading scientists and see first-hand the ground breaking research that they are doing. Through heart surgery, Dr Victor Chang was able to save hundreds of lives, but he knew that through research,

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Gill Walker’s Marketing Ideas

Gill Walker, who had a background in advertising and spoke on marketing to older adults, told us that 3 million Australians were born before 1946 and 86% of them are retired. 70% have been to Bunnings in the last 3 months which might encourage U3As to hold a sausage sizzle to recruit new members. 75%

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