U3A South Coast elects new management committee

Dr Sue Gelade was re-elected president of the University of the Third Age (U3A) South Coast at the well-attended annual general meeting.

In her yearly report, Sue emphasised the success of the organisation, highlighting some of the special events held including a debating evening and the Shutterbugs camera group exhibition at Victor Harbor Library.

The 2020 management committee was finalised at the meeting and included secretary Ron Ritter, treasurer and membership co-ordinator Sue Collett, and community committee members Sue Warner, Rick Pocklington and Diane Donnon.

"With around 400 members, U3A South Coast is one of the biggest organisations in the Fleurieu catering for the over 50 age group," Sue said.

"One of the reasons for the successful membership numbers is the diversity of over 30 different groups ranging from philosophy to line dancing, which has ensured there is something for everyone to enjoy.

"This year we have four new groups: Conversations Around Art, Craft Sharing, Celtic Music and Music from the Shows. Plus we have our social group Connects, which meets on a regular basis in different locations around the south coast, and many interesting guest speaker presentations on a wide range of topics."

Sue thanked committee members for their work and support during her first year as president.

"We are very fortunate to have such a hard working and dedicated group not only on the committee but also the group leaders and those who assist in the background. The teamwork of U3A is what makes it so successful," she said.

U3A South Coast is one of the biggest clubs within South Australia, but new members are welcome. For more information, visit www.u3afleurieu.org