Last update: 21 March 2017
It's all about social interaction and keeping the brain active.
Committee and contacts:
President: Faye Gray
Secretary: Jacqui Lee
Treasurer: Peter Stone
Webmaster: Peter Stone
to the website of the
University of the Third Age of Yarram.
The University of the Third Age is an international movement that encourages people to take part in lifelong learning for pleasure. U3A allows people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded.
U3A of Yarram aims to
* Provide opportunities for seniors of all walks of life, irrespective
of any academic or professional qualifications, for lifelong learning and
U3A operates predominantly on the basis of self-education, with tutors and volunteer co-ordinators being members of the group. A twelve-month enrollment fee entitles the member to any or all events, sessions and classes with no general extra charges. This applies to any activity anywhere and anytime in the world.
|THE 2017 NEW EXECUTIVE
Secretary Jacqui Lee, President Faye Gray, Treasurer Peter Stone
|Navigating the Website||The website has been created
using Netscape Composer, an old yet most reliable web-development program.
The objective has been to provide a simple effective website with the aim
of providing current information, archiving past events, and generally
making it easy to navigate. The only sub-pages linked from this homepage
are those shown at the top of this page. The website contains no java-script
nor fancy roll-overs and graphics that can take up web file storage space,
and delay downloads. If a loading or linking problem exists please contact
the webmaster. And with the exception of this inconsequential rubbish down
here, the webpages incorporate a large text font - for obvious reasons.
Click on an image to enlarge it. Use the return button on your browser
to return to the web page.
Some members have commented on the issue of old information being seen on the webpage. This could be because when you call up the U3A website on the internet, the previous U3A webpage may be in your internal cache (internal storeage) and that is what you are seeing. Hit the 're-load' button to force your system to access the internet, not your cache. You should do this with all webpages that are regularly updated and that you regularly access.
|Using social media to access the website||Please note that this website has been designed for a modern computer monitor (screen) of nominal size 55 cm (on the diagonal) - that's 22 inches for us who have yet to convert (its only been half a century so don't rush us!). It is appreciated that some (many!) will access the site via social-media technology, eg an ipod, ipad, smart-phone. In such instances, the display may look awkward. The webmaster is trying to ensure that the display information flows in a vertical linear manner so changes will be made in the near future. Any comment - contact the webmaster.|
our U3A members.
|The committee and members respect the privacy of its members. Should you not wish your name and/or image to appear on this website, please advise the webmaster for immediate removal. If you have any suggestions as to how to improve the website, please email the webmaster - who could be a webmistress for all you know! If you do, it will probably be ignored but at least you have the opportunity of getting it off your chest! And please don't pinch any photos or text - they are all copyright of course but a nice email to the webmaster will usually give you satisfaction.|
|Disclaimer:||There has to be one doesn't there! We're working on it. Do we abdicate from any responsibility of the material contained herein? No we don't. If it is improper material, we apologise for its inclusion and will remedy the situation immediately. We accept responsibility for our deeds, and do not bleat 'it's not our fault'. Of course we can make mistakes, and if any dates or venues listed are wrong or have caused inconvenience in any way, we as a legally constitued organisation apologise. The commitee and members abide by our constitution and the legal requirements of our office.|
|Webmasters dedication||This website is dedicated to my mother Anna Wilhelmina Stone Robinson, affections known as Stevie, who at ninety years of age passed away peacefully in 2010. Up until just two weeks before her passing, Mum reguarly attended events at a chapter of the University of the Third Age in Perth. She was mentally as alert and intelligent as in all the years I remember her and I attribute this to her attending the U3A for many many years. There was never any small-talk with Mum - it usually centered on some aspect of science, or the arts, or geographic politics - even concepts of higher mathematics and phsyics that she absorbed so passionately. For this, I also thank and dedicate my time to the U3A organisation and all that it stands for.|