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 Chris Willoughby

U3A Mount Gambier Past President Chris Willoughby

2022 Committee

President Carole Ryan

Vice-President Trish Wolinski

Secretary Rosemary Carter

Treasurer Stuart Stansfield

Past President Chris Willoughby

Helen Drinkell

Tatiana Joukoff

Stephanie Yoannidis

Head and shoulders photo of new 2022 committee memberTatiana Joukoff

Incoming 2022 Committee member Tatiana Joukoff

2021 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