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Dorrigo Plateau U3A Incorporated- University of the Third Age

55 Hickory Street, Dorrigo 2453, New South Wales, Australia
0419 333 525
0419 333 525
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committee u3aThe Dorrigo Plateau University of the Third Age Incorporated,  [U3A], is a not-for-profit organisation, and is administered entirely by volunteers. These dedicated people look after the detailed running of the group, especially involved in arranging courses, sessions and workshops over a variety of interesting subjects.

Our voluntary tutors freely donate their time and are willing to share their skills and life experiences with members of the U3A group; this results in everyone learning for pleasure, both tutors and participants.

  The "University of the Third Age" or U3A, is open to anyone who wants to learn things, not for qualifications, but for the reward of learning and the joy of discovery.




Newsletter :            

Read our latest Newsletter  CLICK HERE

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 Membership runs from January to December each year and is $25 per member. 

As a member you are entitled to attend any courses you choose, but if you decide to attend a course or workshop, it is essential that you contact the tutor and register  for the course before attending; this is important because if a tutor thinks there are not enough participants for a course, seven days before the course begins, then the course may be cancelled.  

When attending a session, you will be asked to state your membership number, before the session begins.    

A small donation may be requested from participants in some courses to assist with the hire of venues.

If you become a member, and have a friend, not a member, who would like to attend a session with you, you may invite them, for one session only, after which they will be asked to become a member, if they wish to continue attending.

It's useful to know that Members of the Dorrigo Plateau U3A are also entitled to attend courses in other U3A groups without further payment. 

To take part in this exciting venture, you can become a member by applying for membership on the form you can download;  CLICK HERE ;  OR you can pick up a form at the information centre in Hickory Street, Dorrigo.

The tutor of the course can tell you about all this.

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Management Committee:

Our Management Committee are all volunteers:

President................................Martin Pearce           0419 333 525

Secretary.................................Ann Quesada

Treasurer................................Bill Hinchcliffe          0401 172 602

Member..................................Clare Beckett           6657 1662

Member...................................Rigoberto Briones  0425 820 958

Member (Publicity)............... Jenny Hawkins         0438 613 509

Member and Public Officer.....Brian Magrath         6657 8068

Member..................................Julie Ward               0419 558 028

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Session and Workshop News



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Do you take photos with your phone?  What do you do with them then? 

This session can give you some pointers to managing your photos – not only storing them but sharing them and even doing some simple updates. 

Do you have old photos of your family from generations back? Would you like to convert them to a digital format so that you can more readily store them and share them with other members of your family? And if these precious old photos are not in tip top condition would you like to find out how you can make digital copies with many of the symptoms of age corrected? 

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All this and more in the new course on Working with digital images and photos starting on Wednesday afternoons from 17 October. The course will be tailored to the students attending, so don’t worry about your current level of expertise. If you can't bring your own laptop, you may be able to use one of ours, subject to availability. Prior registration is essential.

Please ring Jenny Hawkins on 0438 613 509 for further information or to enrol.


We are also fortunate that Pat Hines will be talking to us about her experiences working with Earthwatch both in Australia and overseas (mainly in Africa).

Pat volunteered to assist scientists with a variety of science-based projects and she will be telling us about these in a series of talks on Wednesday mornings, also starting in October. For further information or to enrol, phone Martin Pearce on 0419 333 525


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Dorrigo Plateau U3A Discussion Forum:


 The Discussion Group: will continue, each alternate Wednesday 1.30pm at the Food Angel Dorrigo;

Please contact Chris Moore 0431 510 275

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Disrupt Ageing!

Balance Your Life with a flexible Approach  


Flex and Stretch:  The time and place for our stretching and balance exercise class (Disrupt Ageing) is held on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 10.30am at the Recreation Centre in Dorrigo.

Interested in maintaining your life style for as long as possible ?  Want to minimise your likelihood of falls in the future ? 

Then consider joining our group of like-minded members !

To register please contact Martin on 0419 333 525  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Genealogy sessions will continue at the library on Fridays.

Please contact Martin on 0419 333 525  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

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 AUSSIE FLAGThese sessions will re-commence in the new term May till July 2018  10am to 12pm at Hickory House.
Please contact Rigoberto Briones on 0425 820 958 for details.

  SPANISH FLAGEstas sesiones volverán a comenzar en el nuevo término de mayo a julio de 2018 de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. en Hickory House.
Por favor, póngase en contacto con Rigoberto Briones en 0425 820 958 para más detalles.

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Would you consider being a tutor for our members? 

Perhaps you have a skill or experience that would be interesting to others?

If you or someone you know would be prepared to tutor a course, workshop or session for the group, then please use the course proposal form in "services provided" section here,  pick up a form at the information centre on Hickory Street Dorrigo, or email us at For further details or enquiries, please contact the secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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        Click on links below to view and/or download :

If you are interested in attending one of our courses, and you are not yet a member of the U3A, download and complete a membership application form ( click here ) and forward it to us as shown on the form.

Tutors please use this attendance register to record attendance at each session.


  You can also check at the Dorrigo Library and the Information Centre in Hickory Street, Dorrigo for these forms.

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