U3A history and ethos

The U3A movement began in Toulouse, France in 1973 and has since spread to many other countries. U3A Mount Gambier started on March 29, 1990.

U3A is a self-help, self-managed and lifelong organisation for older people who are no longer in full-time work. 

It provides opportunities for members to share learning and teaching experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for pleasure and enjoyment

The success of U3A is also reliant on members being willing to accept leadership and committee roles.

Head and shoulders photo of Carole Ryan

U3A Mount Gambier Past President Carole Ryan

2024 Committee

President Trish Wolinski


Treasurer John Kirby

Past President Carole Ryan

Helen Drinkell

Tatiana Joukoff

Meredith Dent

Jill Rogers

Gayle Green

Head and shoulders photo of Jill Rogers

Jill Rogers

Head and shoulders photo of new 2022 committee memberTatiana Joukoff

Tatiana Joukoff

Head and shoulders photo of Meredith Dent

Meredith Dent

U3A Mount Gambier 2023 Annual Report.pdf
Side profile head and shoulders photo of Helen Drinkell

Committee member Helen Drinkell

Where do I find U3A Mount Gambier?

U3A has a room in the Mount Gambier and District Senior Citizens' Club building at 42 James St.

The University of the Third Age Mount Gambier Inc  ABN 64 820 352 857