U3A is an international volunteer organisation providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment for people who are usually over 50 who are no longer in full-time employment.
The concept has taken root in South Australia with 19 groups well established in the state. From humble beginnings the Kapunda U3A has grown exponentially, diversifying in subjects and increasing in expertise. The consequence of this is that we are growing out of our basic equipment items which need some upgrading to cope with increasing demands.
U3A is run entirely by volunteers (It’s Members?) and draws on the knowledge, experience and skills of its members to learn from each other and share experiences in a relaxed, social environment.
U3A Kapunda and Districts
U3A Kapunda and Districts has been in existence for about 10 years and has about 100 members from the town of Kapunda extending as far as Gawler, the Barossa Valley and Eudunda. Courses offered include, Computer Forum, a Choir (Kadence), a book club, cooking classes, indoor bowls and petanque. Courses may last for an hour or a year and, for a small annual fee, members may enrol for as many courses as they wish. An additional fee may apply for some courses. There is no accreditation, assessment or qualification to be gained.
U3A Kapunda and Districts is an independent body which is run by an elected management committee of members. Everyone is encouraged to contribute voluntarily to the running of this U3A to ensure it is an active and vibrant organisation.
U3A Kapunda and Districts believes learning is a pleasurable experience which provides opportunities to mix with like-minded people who enjoy doing new things.
Funds from these grants will assist the U3A in improving existing courses and help with developing new courses which would improve the well-being and life style of members of the community.
Message from the President
As we present our program of activities for 2021 it is with renewed hope for a settled environment so that U3A Kapunda can resume a growth trend. Our Committee, appointed at the beginning of the year has coped with the added task of ensuring adherence to Covid 19 safety protocols with great success. Where possible, activities have con-tinued to run but full resumption is planned for late January 2021.
We were saddened by the recent passing of Bob McCance, a Founding Member of U3A Kapunda who remained active in U3A until this year. He was awarded life membership of U3A in 2017.
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