Not Just a Photo Gallery

The idea behind this page is to show you that it is not just courses or learning stuff.
Its also about about being out and about with like minded people who enjoy companionship, following their own interests or trying something new.
From chess to going on a boat cruise from exploring the night sky to learning how to paint or enhancing your skills.
You will also find here some things here from our archive, some of the really successful things we have done in the past that we don’t want to lose track of, who knows maybe the new members would like them, or something similar, to be offered again

Keeping The Ship Afloat

Sunbury U3A does not run on a hope and a prayer. Much work is done by the committee to raise funds. This image is of two of our committee members, Leigh and Bernadette, being presented with the Community Grants Award certificate.
Leigh and Bernadette, discussing Sunbury U3A’s community work and involvement at the Hume Community Grants Award Night.

In August 2021 the new committee was installed at Sunbury U3A. It comprises a few of the old previous members who have switched roles and a handful of new members. In the photo above from left to right are, Sue, Marlene, Margaret, Kaye, Bernadette, Rilla, Vince and Leigh

Art for Fun – Spending Time During the Crisis.

The images here are a few samples of our tutors and students work.
Click on the image to see a larger print or click on the link above to see more details about the course itself.

In pre-covid times we enjoyed many outings. We will return to those happier times in 2022 and reinstate the outings component of Sunbury U3A.

The outings have included a visit to the old Clarke mansion at Rupertswood. Some of the outings that our members particularly enjoyed are listed below.

A guided tour of the Johnson Art Collection. Click here to see the report on a most successful outing

A boat cruise along the Yarra river visiting the Williamstown dockyards

A guided tour of the Victorian Art Centre

A tour of the Victorian Parliament Building

If you wish to see the plan for the forthcoming year then click on this link and go to the Outings, Speakers and Events Page but make sure you come back and see the rest of the galleries.

Here is a teaser about a course we are running in 2022.
Not too hard to work out.
Again a click on any of the images will show a larger one.
Do I have your attention, click here to find out more.

This what is known as a dyke, and occurs when an intrusion of volcanic lava forces its way up through the layers above.

This grey rock in the middle of the Sahara Desert is a rare visitor from outer space

Pretty Jaspers and Agate common as muck and beautiful if you polish them up like the ones above.

Sunbury U3A Members With a Story to Tell

U3A’s are full of interesting people, people with fascinating stories. I mean where do all the fighter pilots, Olympic athletes, explorers, antique experts, cuckoo clock makers etc. go when they retire. They don’t go anywhere, they are amongst us and are really interesting people to talk to. Now I don’t claim we have any of the aforementioned amongst us (if we do let me know I will coerce them into a talk), but the principle is the same.
So the following section is about some of the members I know about that have a story to tell. So here it is,

Committee member Vince, spent a large majority of his working life at TAA/Ansett. During that period he assembled a large collection of memorabilia and has continued to do so since his retirement.

He now has his own Aviation Museum, very professionally set up, in his backyard. Once a year he runs an open day for gold coin donations to The Leukaemia Foundation.

He is very happy to talk to visitors about his collection, and will even ply you with coffee or wine (more donations to the charity). Everyone is welcome at the open day and Vince is even willing to run special days if a group of our members or even non-members get together for one.

Here is a good video about the history of TAA that was filmed at his museum have a look, but try to visit too.

Next victim on the exposée page is our very own Webmaster. Before taking up this role Margaret and her late husband were champion Lindy Hop dancers. Their professional name was the “Swingchesters”, under which they appeared on Australia’s got Talent. Didn’t win but had a great time and even got Danni Minogue on her feet.

If you know of a member that has a story to tell, please let the webmaster know for follow up.

Hi Guys and Gals, non gender specific viewers. Below you will see a slide show of the most famous men’s shed in the world.
Here is what I want you to do: email me an image of the inside of your shed and I will publish it with appropriate comments along side the wondrous example below. Send it here

  • This is what a real men's shed looks like