U3A Maitland, an incorporated association, is non-religious and apolitical. We do not provide advice on health, finance or other matters requiring professional expertise and input. The courses/activities provided will not be used for fund-raising purposes.

How did the Maitland U3A idea begin?

The idea for a U3A in Maitland came to Wendy Pearson while holidaying on the Mekong River in 2013 where she met some folk from Newcastle who were involved with Newcastle U3A. They told her they were enjoying so many activities and were so enthusiastic about the U3A system Wendy came home and began thinking about starting a U3A in Maitland. The NSW U3A Network representative, Keryl Collard from Maitland Library and Maitland City councillor Loretta Baker offered assistance and so it all began.

Our Management

U3A Maitland currently has 290 active members and conducts about 40 courses/activities over the year. Each year is split into four terms of 8 weeks to coincide with the school schedule so that grand-parenting can occur during school holidays. We cater for the lower Hunter Valley region but most of our members live within the Maitland local government area.

We have a management committee with small sub-committees devoted to organising and managing social gatherings and outings.

Our Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers is normally conducted in September each year.

Course Leaders

Our course leaders mostly come from within our membership. From time to time we have non-members leading some courses.

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Committee Members

Position/ Role Name Email
President Peter Morrison president@u3amaitland.org.au
Vice President Peter Wilson vice_president@u3amaitland.org.au
Secretary Margaret Paterson the_secretary@u3amaitland.org.au
Treasurer Ann Grant treasurer@u3amaitland.org.au
Course Coordinator Sue Chapman enrolments@u3amaitland.org.au
Venue Coordinator Sue Chapman leader_liason@u3amaitland.org.au
Enrolment Officer Robyn Fewins newsletters@u3amaitland.org.au
Leaders Liaison Claire Philp social@u3amaitland.org.au
Newsletter Editor Robyn Fewins publicity@u3amaitland.org.au
Social Committee Chairman Peter Wilson webmaster@u3amaitland.org.au
Publicity Officer Wendy Pearson public@u3amaitland.org.au
Webmaster Robyn Fewins webmaster@u3amaitland.org.au
Public Officer Graham Dark public@u3amaitland.org.au
Grievance Officer Wendy Pearson grievances@u3amaitland.org.au

U3A Maitland Constitution

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U3A provides a broad range of activities, courses and social events to pursue. We help retirees stay social and enjoying life. Contact our committee today to become a member.

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