Bingara U3A gaining popularity

June 1, 2019

Bingara U3A has just published its list of activities for the second term of 2019. “Thanks to all of you who attended U3A activities in Bingara last term” said President, Linda McDouall “and extra thanks to the people who presented courses.

The Armchair Travel with Dimity McMurtrie was particularly well attended and we had a great evening.” “Our first event” continued Linda, “was last Thursday May 23rd.”

No more dripping taps for these Bingara U3A members changing tap washers.

No more dripping taps for these Bingara U3A members changing tap

Linda, who is a whiz at both Sudoku and cryptic crosswords, shared her knowledge on both these subjects. “We all know how important it is to keep our minds exercised as well as our bodies” said Linda, “and a number of people had a secret wish to do Sudoku or cryptic crosswords but weren’t sure where to start. It turned out to be a very stimulating morning.”

The next event on June 2nd, Love Your Car is the next in the popular series of workshops run by Geoff Leech. Geoff will cover how to do routine safety check maintenance on your car.

Armchair Travel was hugely popular last term so U3A will be making this a regular event. This time Linda and Garry McDouall will whisk you away to Norway and the Arctic on June 4th. The arrangements will be similar to the last time with this being the only evening event for the term.

Another interesting workshop will be held on Thursday June 20th. It is called “I am Calling you from Telstra…” and will be presented by Ros Moulton at the Community College. “Ros attended the U3A Conference in Tamworth recently and the keynote speaker was Dr Kay Patterson who is the Age Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.” said Linda.

“Dr Patterson spoke about elder abuse and scams. As we all know, we regularly get people ringing or emailing us but who knows about some of the other pitfalls that can happen to people as they get older?”

U3A will continue to run Pilates every Saturday morning and Balance and Bones every Monday.

One problem U3A has this term is that there is no art or craft class. Linda asked “If anyone at all is willing to run an art or craft workshop of any type, please contact Ros Moulton our secretary, on In fact, contact Ros if you are happy to be a tutor on any subject.”

Bingara U3A also asks that if you are interested in attending any of these activities, please RSVP to bingarau3a@ It is really important for them to know how many people will be coming. Also, if you are not already a member of Bingara U3A, please pick up a membership form from the Visitor Information Centre. It only costs $20 for the year.