U3A  Apollo Bay  -  A0061281U - a member  of  U3A  Network  Victoria©
PO Box 153 Apollo Bay  Vic  3233


Sharing the fun of learning

 Term 3 2019
15 July - 20 Sept






* Film Group
No limit on Numbers attending
The group offers suggestions for the selection of films or lend DVDs.

1:00pm for 1:30pm

3rd Monday of the month.

starting 15 July

Room 4 Marrar Woorn

* Computer Group

facilitator:  Bill Gross

10:45am - 12 noon

4th Monday
starting 222 July

Room 1 Marrar Woorn

Help is at hand to allow you to make the best use of your computer or iPad.  Help for those new to the technology and for others who can’t find an answer to their problem this group is there to help.  Bring along your laptop or iPad.





Book Group
One of the group selects a book eah month for members to read an discuss at the meeting

2:30 PM

3rd Tuesday of the month
starting 16 July

Venue on application

One of the group selects a book each month for members to read and discuss at the meeting.





* Cards and Board Games

 No limit on numbers

12:45 - 4:00pm

weekly starting 18 July
(also during school holidays if there is a demand)

Venue Room 2 Marrar Woorn

*   These sessions are open to members without pre-booking

If you are interested please book early as this helps with our planning and preparation. Courses/activities may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not received.


*Walks: Attempts to schedule the walks at the end of term 2 ran into problems with bad weather. We expect that if the weather allows we will resume in August or September. Details will be emailed and advertised in the Apollo Bay News.  We will keep you posted.

Offered in Term 3

The Heide Circle

Continuing with previous themes of artists and their influences we will look at the group of Australian artists who at various times lived and worked at Heide, the home of John and Sunday Reed in the suburb of Bulleen, Melbourne. Many well-known modernist artists such as Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Danila Vassilleff and Joy Hester were among those who produced their most famous works at Heide.

We will look at a little of the background of John and Sunday Reed and their lives.  We can check the work of some of the artists who were supported by the Reeds, what influenced them and their work.

This will be an informal discussion where we can all join in or sit back and listen or we can view some interviews about the artists to get some insights into life at Heide.

An additional session can be arranged if you would like to discuss some of the artists not covered or more about some of your favourites.

Facilitator: Jan Lewis

Time/Dates: 10am -12 noon, Tuesday 23 July and 30 July

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn

Climate Change: a look at some of the evidence

Ted Stuckey has been keeping up to date with issues around climate change and the impacts we can expect, especially  along the coast. If you are interested in attending some sessions, register and we will provide you with a DVD with a number of programs that will set the background for the discussion.

Time/Dates: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Wednesday 7th, 14th, and 21st August.

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn

A Visit to the Apollo Bay Museum

U3A members are invited to visit the Apollo Bay Museum and explore a little of the history of Apollo Bay and District.  Before Apollo Bay grew into one of the tourist towns along the Great Ocean Road and part of an international tourist destination, it was a remote timber town which gradually added farming and fishing to the district’s economy.

Come along to view photographs as well as artefacts from our timber, farming and fishing days. Stories from the building of the Great Ocean Road. We have a display which tells the story of the tragedy of the sinking of the SS Casino in Apollo Bay.  To conclude the visit we can arrange to meet for lunch at the Apollo Bay Hotel, which helped in the rescue efforts and also houses a few of the artefacts from the wreck.

Date:  Tuesday  10th September

11am at the Apollo Bay Museum, 2650 Great Ocean Road (car parking opposite the Museum)

12.30pm lunch at the Apollo Bay Hotel (at own expense)

Take Control

Term 1 we ran a presentation prepared specially for U3As by Dr Charlie Corke (one of Australia’s leading ICU specialists), If you missed this we are offering a repeat which will be open to the community (not just U3A members), so invite your friends.  

We are aware of the increasingly complex and invasive interventions available modern medicine which can keep us alive for years and years and years …….. but is this what you want? While we are often amazed and grateful for the progress of medical science we seldom think what this means as the end of our life draws closer.  

This is the conversation we all avoid … how to have a good death.  How can we be sure our doctors, family and friends know what we want to happen when there is a crisis and we can’t speak for ourselves?

Some of us have told our family …. “no heroics to keep me alive” …. Or told their doctor “Not for resuscitation”.  But what does this mean, and is this really giving the right direction in a crisis?

This is an opportunity to look at options and start thinking about what you want done. The directions that you give will provide comfort for your family at a most distressing time of their lives.

This presentation is over two sessions:

Morning tea will be available.

Please register your interest if you would like to attend this repeat of the earlier presentation of Take Control.

Term Dates:   3rd Term 15 July – 20 Sept, 4th Term 7 Oct – 20 Dec.

For course enrolments email info @ u3a.apollobay.org.au or phone Penelope on Mobile 0473 009 300

Regular sessions held throughout the year