U3A Port Phillip
E-Bulletin - 18 September 2022

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New Courses for Term 4

Click HERE for a list of New Term 4 Courses on the library page.
New course bookings will open at 5pm on Monday 19 September.

A full list of all courses that are available during Term 4 is HERE.
Many of these classes still have vacancies so consider them too.

One of the Term 4 courses (1H10 Brain Gymnastics) will be held at the Betty Day Community Centre, 67 Argyle St, St Kilda. This is a new venue for U3APP. We are pleased to be offering a course in this area of the City of Port Phillip. The Centre is a one-minute walk from tram stop No 33 on St Kilda Road (St Kilda Road/Argyle St). There is some parking available at the Centre and suitable on-street parking within a block or two of the Centre.  We will provide more detail on parking in the next E-Bulletin on 2 October.

From David Robinson - E-Bulletin Editor,
My Aged Care

Two sessions on My Aged Care have been scheduled in October.

3Z01 My Aged Care Explained (online), 12 October

1Z02 My Aged Care Explained (face to face), 17 October

My Aged Care is the government-funded program providing support for care at home, short-term care or accessing aged care homes. We will hear details of this program in October, either in a Zoom session on 12 October or at a face-to-face presentation on 17 October. Portia Neydorff of Latrobe Community Health will outline how the program can help you stay at home longer, with details of eligibility and registration, the scope of care packages and what to look for in a care provider.

The MY AGED CARE website is at

 From Colin Fryer
Thunderstorm Asthma

We would like to remind you about the ongoing risk of epidemic thunderstorm asthma in Victoria during grass pollen season (1 October - 31 December) and include this notice in the E‑Bulletin to raise awareness of the management of asthma and hay fever ahead of the coming season.

The Department of Health's thunderstorm asthma public health campaign aims to ensure that all Victorians, and in particular people with asthma and/or hay fever, are as prepared as they can be should another thunderstorm asthma event occur.

Having good control of asthma and hay fever is also important to help people feel better and also more easily recognise symptoms of COVID-19.

From Gillian Wood, U3APP Health and Safety Officer

Spotlight on Linda Condon
Linda Condon thought she would never be old enough to join U3A when she first heard about it ten or fifteen years ago.


Julie Butcher interviewed Linda Condon

3S11 The Australian Constitution
Its origin and content as it pertains to aborigines

Are you interested in aborigines and the constitution?

This course will cover:

1 - the religion of the dreamtime
2 - the origins of our constitution in British history
3 - the colonial governments and constitution
4 - the Australian constitution
5 - litigation post the 1967 referendum
6 - the Voice

The tutor, Colin Macleod, is a former judge, barrister and magistrate. He was also a Northern Territory patrol officer and aboriginal welfare officer.

To enrol in this course click HERE after 5pm on Monday 19 Sept.

From Colin Macleod, U3APP Tutor
2H03 Living Younger Longer

The third component of Dr John Beaney's 18 lecture series called 2H03 Living Younger Longer is just two lectures called "Big Bang to Big Mac". The lectures take place online via ZOOM at 9am on Tuesday 4 and Tuesday 11 October.

Learn how we evolved from bacteria. See the unexpected consequences of agricultural and industrial revolutions, the Great Acceleration of the 1950s and artificial intelligence.

As it is a ZOOM class there are ample places available. Each lecture is self contained, so you can still enrol HERE now.

From Dr John Beaney, U3APP Tutor
Seniors Festival 2022

The 2022 Seniors Festival 2022 is about to start and we have a great range of events for our local community.

The festival is full of inclusive, informative and celebratory events and you are invited to be involved.

To learn more about the program and festival, please click HERE.

From The City of Port Phillip

2022 Seniors Festival seminar
Saturday 8 October

The Uluru Statement
and a voice to Parliament

Speaker: Senator Patrick Dodson  Special Envoy for Reconciliation and Implementation of the Uluru Statement

Facilitator: Rosemary Rule, Co-Chair, Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation

We are fortunate to have Senator Dodson as our speaker in a year in which the new Federal Government has made a Voice to Parliament its highest priority and committed to holding a referendum in its first term.

Margaret Byron's fabulous seminar flyer can be downloaded HERE.

READ MORE and register to attend. 

U3APP members and members of the public are welcome at Saturday Seminars 
From Pam Caven, Saturday Seminars
U3APP Art Exhibition
for Seniors Month

We are holding an informal Art Exhibition in the Hall at MKC during Seniors Month, starting on Tuesday 4 October and finishing on Wednesday 28 October.
Drop in between classes (check with the office first) and see the work produced by our talented artists from the Artworks group, Watercolour groups and the Life, Costume and Portrait Drawing groups.
From Dianne Gameson
U3APP Happy Hour at The Vincent
111 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park

Our first monthly Happy Hour will be on Wednesday 28 September from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. It’s a great chance to meet other members informally. We hope to see you there.

From Dianne Gameson

The U3APP Calendar is always at the bottom of the library page at Dates on which U3APP has scheduled events are displayed in orange. If you click on one of these orange dates a page will display that lists all events for that day. This is a useful reminder that the class is occurring. If the class is cancelled for any reason you will find out there also. The class will not be in the list if it is not being held that day.

From David Robinson - E-Bulletin Editor,


Spring Special Seminar


The Picasso Century Part 2


2.30pm Saturday 22 October

In our Spring Special Seminar Dr Michael Adcock will continue his presentation on the current Winter Masterpieces Exhibition at the NGV titled “The Picasso Century” – a significant collection charting the extraordinary career of Pablo Picasso in dialogue with the many artists, poets and intellectuals with whom he interacted and influenced throughout the almost 100 years of his life in the 20th century.

READ MORE and register to attend.

From Pam Caven, Saturday Seminars

Report on the 
September Saturday Seminar

Are we there yet? Resolving the politics and policies of Australia’s climate wars


Grattan Institute’s Director of Energy  and Climate Change as our seminar speaker on 17 September. Tony Wood led us through the intricacies of the energy/climate debate, including the safeguard mechanism, in a clear and considered way.

What a tale Tony told. He began his presentation by outlining the fraught history of the climate change story in Australia, a country rich in natural resources. He focussed on the period from 2007 with election of the Rudd Government to the election of the new Federal Government in 2022. By and large it is a story of lost opportunity and conflict in which the strongest lesson was “Politics always trumps policy” and that any window of opportunity is only open for a short time.

READ MORE and see Tony's slides and a video of his talk.

From Pam Caven, Saturday Seminars
Snap Send Solve

Do you often see problems when you walk around Port Phillip? Things like dumped rubbish, graffiti on walls, holes in foot-paths, broken tree branches, etc. Wouldn't it be good if you could report the problem to the appropriate authority in 30 seconds? Well now you can, with Snap Send Solve!

Snap Send Solve is a free mobile phone app that enables authorities and their customers to identify and solve local issues for the benefit of communities everywhere. Simply snap a photo of the problem, send a report in 30-seconds using the app and the issue is sent directly to the appropriate authority to be solved.

Port Phillip Council receives your Snap Send Solve report, then either fixes the problem itself, or sends it to whichever government authority is responsible to fix it. They report back to you with a text when the problem has been fixed.

The Snap Send Solve website is at

 From Sheila Quairney, U3APP President


Monday 19 September 2022
5pm New Term 4 class bookings open

Wednesday 28 September 2022
4.30pm Happy Hour @ The Vincent, 111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

Sunday 2 October 2022
The E-Bulletin will be sent to Members and Subscribers at 5pm.

TERM 4: Monday 3 October - Friday 9 December

Saturday 8 October 2022

2022 Seniors Festival Seminar, The Uluru Statement and a voice to Parliament. Speaker: Senator Patrick Dodson, Special Envoy for Reconciliation and Implementation of the Uluru Statement.

Saturday 15 October 2022
U3APP Music Concert - 2pm to 4pm
Held in "The Hall" at MKC featuring U3APP music groups.
Part of Seniors' Month. Open to the public and U3APP members.

Wednesday 19 October 2022
U3APP Music Concert - 2pm to 4pm (to be confirmed)
Held in "The Hall" at MKC featuring U3APP music groups.
Part of Seniors' Month. Open to the public and U3APP members.

Thursday 20 October
CoPP Immunisation Day. The Mary Kehoe Centre's HALL and ROOM 3 are used by the council until 1.00 pm.

Saturday 22 October 2022
Spring Special Seminar
The Picasso Century Part 2 with Dr Michael Adcock

Wednesday 26 October 2022
4.30pm Happy Hour @ The Vincent, 111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

Thursday 17 November
CoPP Immunisation Day. The Mary Kehoe Centre's HALL and ROOM 3 are used by the council until 1.00 pm.

Wednesday 30 November 2022
4.30pm Happy Hour @ The Vincent, 111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

Saturday 3 December
U3APP AGM and Christmas Party
Port Melbourne Town Hall
The next E-Bulletin will be sent at 5pm on Sunday 2 October 2022.
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