2023 Christmas Party

Our 2023 Christmas party held at the St Kilda Town Hall on Saturday 9 December was a great success with approximately 180 members attending. It was a wonderful occasion for members to catch up with friends to celebrate another year of stimulating activities offered at U3A Port Phillip and enjoy a lovely relaxed lunch.

Hosted by Branko Colavizza and Gaye Mason, we were delighted to have the Mayor, Heather Cunsolo, welcome guests and give a brief address. She then opened up the conversation with questions from the audience which was very much appreciated by members. Also in attendance was Carol Gordon, (SPDL). Our organisation is forever grateful to the City of Port Phillip for their support.
 
The U3APP Committee for 2024 was announced and our new president, James Walter shared his vision on the path ahead in 2024. It was also an opportunity to thank people for their volunteer work over the year and farewell outgoing volunteers. A beautiful heart-felt tribute to honour Sheila Quairney certainly brought tears to the eyes of many.

A number of awards were presented to recognise the amazing volunteer work by members over the years.

Honorary Life Member Award – Lyn Place
Meritorious Awards – Teresa Martin-Lim, Chris Wroe, David Robinson and Geoff Parr-Smith

In conclusion, how lucky are we to have such a wonderful organisation to fulfil our daily lives.
 
Thank you to everyone who assisted me on the day to make this lunch special for our members. Your time and effort is very much appreciated.
 
We wish you a happy, fun-filled festive season and holiday with family and friends and look forward to seeing you in 2024.
 
Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah

The photos above were taken by Aziza Khamlichi and Barry McIntosh.
 
Ros Christie, U3APP Event Coordinator

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.