U3A Network NSW Inc.

Supporting our Members for 30 years

Welcome to our website

We trust it will assist those who are:
  • from an affiliated U3A group,
  • current or prospective members of a U3A group,
  • wishing to locate a U3A group, or
  • simply inquisitive.

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 remain an issue in the news into 2022 with Omicron and its variants it remains a concern with many unknowns.

Our Coronavirus News page has some helpful information and links.

About the Network

The U3A Network NSW Inc consists of over 60 autonomous U3As throughout NSW and several more groups from interstate, who are dedicated to providing life-long learning opportunities for their members in their 'third age', “The Age of Retirement”. Retirees, using the skills and interests gained during their working years either participate and/or present for the sheer pleasure of affordable “learning for fun”, engaging in physical activities and the resultant social benefits from meeting like-minded people.

The primary object of the U3A Network NSW Inc. is to assist the U3A Network Members by providing advice and relevant services to them and to encourage their involvement in the wider community, while recognising their autonomy.

Through Regional Representatives, U3A Network NSW encourages and facilitates cooperation and networking between Member U3As and shares experiences and benefits for all affiliated members.

By participating with other Australian State Networks, the NSW Network keeps in touch with Australia-wide U3A developments to ensure that Members of U3A Network NSW are made aware of initiatives that can benefit them.

25 June 2022

Message to U3A Network Members

In my last message (17 March) I made mention of the cancellation of the AGM planned for Orange and the need to proceed with a Zoom meeting. I am pleased to say that the Zoom Network AGM for 2021 is at last behind us and your new committee can now concentrate on developing the action plan that was endorsed at the Wagga Conference (AGM 2020) and then preparing a budget to share with you.

Please feel free to inform your Regional Representative of any pressing needs your U3A is experiencing and your Network will endeavour to assist with them.

At the AGM I stated that “the U3A Network NSW supports its U3A Members by providing relevant services and advocacy and by facilitating communication among Member U3As to enable them to concentrate on their core objectives.” It is not a TYPICAL U3A, nor is it a HEAD OFFICE.

We were established to be a “Bottom Up” organisation not a “TOP DOWN’ as has been the perception in recent years. You can read the remainder of my message and access more Network news in the latest edition of Newslink by visiting our Newsletter page.

Denis Simond
President
U3A Network Inc.
Email: u3answ.pres@gmail.com