Pat Ryan

I was a little bit sad.  My 80th birthday party celebrations had been cancelled.  My three Interstate daughters and their families cancelled their flights, and nothing could be done about it.

On the morning, I gave myself breakfast in bed and bemoaned the fact that it would probably be a slow, quiet day.  The sun was shining through my bedroom window as the first calls and text began to ‘ping’ on my phone.  I wasn’t forgotten after all.

Suddenly the doorbell rings.  I am still in my satin pink PJs, so I grab my housecoat smooth my hair, check I have my teeth in and make sure I am decent.  All good.  I rush to open the front door and there a lovely, handsome young man presents me with a beautiful floral arrangement which needs both hands.

At that moment the satin tie of the PJs lets me down, and my pants fall to the floor.  I laugh and laugh, but the young man, with a startled  look on his face, turned on his heels and ran.

I laughed all day after that.  In fact, when I repeat this little tale, I still laugh as I realise, I couldn’t have scripted it better.

‘Flasher at 80.’

p.s. I did have my knickers on

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.