U3A Port Fairy is a volunteer organisation providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment for retired and semi retired members of the community.
COURSES & ACTIVITIES
We offer a range of courses and activities in a wide range of interest areas. As we look to members to volunteer to facilitate our courses and activities, the courses offered depend on the skills and interests of our members. Please view the Courses page.
Prospective course leaders for new courses are always welcome!
U3A Port Fairy News
Summary of the current news items:
- Resumption of Face to Face U3A classes
- The U3A Port Fairy Tomato Festival
1. Resumption of Face to Face U3A classes
I have some good news for those of you who have been unable to run your face-to-face classes since 21 August.
DHHS has now determined that Adult and Community Education of the type U3A Port Fairy runs can now re-open.
To conduct your face-to-face classes at Port Fairy Community House (and at other timetabled venues) you will need to follow the current COVID protocols including mask wearing, physical distancing and ventilation (door open). You will need to appoint a ‘COVID marshall’ to ensure participants check in with the QR code or write their names on the sheet provided and that everyone is wearing a mask etc
In using the rooms at Port Fairy Community House we all need to comply with the following strict limits on numbers:
- the Cottage – 12 people in total
- Station room – 8 in total
- Outdoor classroom – 9 in total.
If your enrolments exceed the maximum number for your timetabled room you will need to manage this beforehand. We suggest you ask participants to RSVP so you can ensure no more than the total permitted number attend the class.
For those running courses with large enrolments Sue may be able to book a bigger venue.
Thank you to everyone for staying in touch with your participants during this frustrating time! We appreciate the efforts of those who have shared resources and have led zoom sessions for the first time. Members have let us know that they want their courses to continue in whatever way possible during the lockdown and have appreciated all you have done to keep the momentum going!
Dr Kate Donelan
President , U3A Port Fairy
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2. The U3A Port Fairy Tomato Festival
The inaugural, unprecedented U3A Port Fairy Tomato Festival is ready to go.
Initially – just send in your Tomato ideas for the first 3 sections
There are Prizes for the best submissions/ideas in each of the categories.
Get out the shovel and clean up the vegetable patch – find old recipes and preserving techniques and share them with your U3A friends for a bumper Tomato season!
Details of how to enter is on the Flyer attached.
As a member of U3A Port Fairy you are entitled to enrol in courses throughout the year. Your membership fee covers the cost of courses for the year. Small extra charges for materials and trips may sometimes apply. Your 2021 membership fee also covers membership of Port Fairy Community House.
Membership is per calendar year and must be renewed each year.
2021 Membership Types
|Full||One person per year||$60.00|
|Associate||For members of other U3As enrolling in a U3A Port Fairy course||$30.00|
|Special 2021||Special discount only for 2020 members renewing membership for 2021||$40.00|
Joining or renewing by form
- Download a PDF 2021 Membership Information and Application form here.
- This link will DOWNLOAD a WORD version you can complete, with signature and email to us if you wish
The completed form can be:
- Emailed to email@example.com or
- Mailed to us at:
U3A PORT FAIRY, PO Box 136, Port Fairy VIC 3284
We accept payments:
- By cheque made out to U3A PORT FAIRY and mailed to:
U3A PORT FAIRY, PO Box 136, Port Fairy VIC 3284 or
- By EFT/bank deposit
Bank details for EFT/bank deposit:
Bank: Port Fairy and District Community Bank (Bendigo Bank)
Account Number: 167842749
Account Name: U3A Port Fairy.
Reference: Please use your full name as reference
How can you be involved?
Join us! U3A is a volunteer organisation. We are seeking:
- Committee Members
- Speakers and course leaders or facilitators for classes
- Ideas for classes and activities
If you have any queries, would like to volunteer assistance, or facilitate a course or activity please contact us by using the Contact form in the menu.
Download our 2020 Annual Report: U3A PORT FAIRY ANNUAL REPORT 2020