What do we do?
U3A Maryborough is a community based not for profit organisation which offers social opportunities to attend fun, fitness and mental activities with like-minded people over the age of 50 at a very cheap price. Classes are tutored by skilled and willing volunteers and may vary and change over time depending on the volunteers who offer to teach their skills. So keep your eye on the classes and also make suggestions of what you may like to learn or perhaps what you would like to teach.
Hervey Bay U3A and Howard U3A also offer a wide range of classes with whom U3A Maryborough has a reciprocal arrangement for financial members.
U3A Online also have a large range of classes, both tutored and self-paced that you can undertake in the comfort of your own home. Check it out!
Your U3A Committee has decided to roll over Membership and Class Registrations from 2020 to 2021.
Changes in regard to Covid 19
Due to Covid19 Rules and Regulations it has been necessary to make some changes and it is to be noted that Class Numbers will need to be limited in a number of cases due to physical distancing rules and numbers allowed in venues.
New members will only be accepted to a class if there is availability in the classes. We are maintaining waiting lists so please when you register as a member also nominate which class or classes you are interested in and we will accommodate you as soon as possible.
We are also monitoring those members who are registered in a class but no longer attend to ensure that where possible we can maximise the numbers in our classes without exceeding the allowed numbers.
Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to offer a trial period for new members as class places will be restricted due to COVID. Oh to be back to normal.
Our Volunteer Tutors
We are fortunate to have quite a number of skilled tutors who organize and run the classes. Their names and phone numbers are listed on the classes schedule. If you would like to discuss particular classes please phone them directly so they can answer your questions. We are however always looking for willing volunteer tutors and potential new classes, so if you have something to offer, please get in touch with our President or our Class Coordinator See Contact Us Courses can be run for any period of time a tutor considers suitable. Cost is kept to a minimum to allow greater access for members. Most activities are held at the MaDCota Community Hub in Alice Street where brochures and additional information can be obtained but venues are not limited to buildings.
Unfortunately, not all classes have recommenced in Term 1. Exercise and Line Dancing are on hold at the moment due to tutor availability and Cards 500, Mahjong and Hand and Foot are unable to restart due to the COVID-19 restriction of not using shared equipment. We will move on restarting these classes as soon as possible. If we can get some new volunteers for classes perhaps out of doors then we will have more availabliity
Examples of Potential Future Classes