Bulletin Board

  • U3A Nunawading COVID-19 Duty of Care Statement

    U3A Nunawading Inc. has a Duty of Care to its members, class leaders and volunteers in relation to COVID-19 and other viruses. Therefore:

    - If unwell with COVID or a virus a member should not attend class until they have recovered.
    - A Member may choose to wear a mask.

    U3A Nunawading undertakes to:

    - Advise the members of any class where a member of that class informs the Committee of Management that they have tested positive to COVID-19 within seven days of attending that class.

    Members are encouraged to follow medical advice and have the latest Covid-19 booster vaccinations (2nd booster) as soon as they are eligible.

    U3A Nunawading Inc
    Committee of Management
    May 2022


eNews Updates

  • Happy National Volunteers Week!

    Office volunteers lunch

    National Volunteer Week (NVW) is on 16 – 22 May 2022. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together.

    Many of you may have noticed groups of us enjoying a tasty lunch in the Hub foyer over the past couple of weeks. Duty Committee Members (Valerie, Frank, Colin, June, Gary, Athalie, Judith, Marlene, Terry and myself) were hosting our valued teams of Reception Desk Volunteers as a way of thanking them for the work they do for U3A Nunawading. The service they provide enables us to be far more responsive to our 2,000+ members than we could ever do without them.


  • From the Course Admin team

    Dance teacher Julie Ann Minaai in action

    - We are offering an exciting new creative movement class starting shortly and we still have vacancies in a range of current classes.

    - For your convenience, you can now request to withdraw from any of your classes online instead of having to do it at the office.

    - Unfortunately, we have received a number of reports recently from members who have tested positive to Covid-19. Please do not come to the Hub if you are feeling at all unwell even if you haven’t had a positive test result.


  • Devoted service recognised

    Deakin award nominees Ann and Brian Ruck

    Congratulations to Ann and Brian Ruck and Helen Smith who were recently recognised for their outstanding voluntary efforts with a 2022 Deakin Community Award. They were nominated by the U3A Nunawading Committee of Management on behalf of members for their highly valued contribution to the organisation.


  • Social events are blossoming

    Easter and Christmas celebrations

    The Social Committee hosted a successful gathering to end Term 1 and they have more exciting events to look forward to in Term 2. Check out the details below for members to meet for coffee and cake and Christmas in July.


  • Simians to Cyborgs

    Dr Andrew Wilks - guest speaker

    By Brian Ruck

    Medical research entrepreneur, Andrew Wilks, a ‘hands on’ research scientist, was the March forum guest speaker and his entertaining presentation included the development of molecular structures in the treatment of cancer and how the progress of mankind has influenced the sophisticated medications that are available today.


  • A trip to the toilet

    Guest speaker Mark Balla with U3A Nunawading President Liz Hooper (left) and Athalie Edis, who gave the vote of thanks.

    By Brian Ruck

    The April Forum was one of the most eye-opening, thought-provoking and inspiring talks I’ve heard in a long while. Guest speaker, Mark Balla, related stories of his experiences on a business trip to India a few years ago where schools often don’t have toilets.