U3A Tawa has an enviable track record in making a wide variety of course available to its members. Tawa-Mana residents are lucky to be so close to the nation’s capital (and its public service) while having access to a solid commercial base as well.
This means that our members, in their working lives, have come into contact with many and various subjects of interest in which they have become impressively skilled. This enables U3A to maintain a durable courses model where members are one day learning a course then, the next, teaching another one.
We are now at that time of year where we need to inject into our courses booklet the first half courses for 2020. There will be the many ongoing popular subjects such as U3A Singers, Current Affairs, Gardening, Ancestry, Sports and Ramblers.
Alongside those however will run new courses in subject areas not before included on our courses list. Some of these might go on to be regular features, others will likely go into the “one off” pile. It pays, though, to try new things. Recent major new successes have been films, ukulele and Meccano.
Please now start thinking of course subjects you might be able to share with your fellow members in the coming year. Often we have skills we personally underrate and which with some help from a member of the Courses Committee could easily blossom into some most worthwhile.
Looking around other U3As the following might be worth giving a try
- NZ/American/Asian History – political and social
- Modern play readings
- Line dancing/other dancing
- Ethnic cookery
- House decorating
- How to do odd jobs round the home
- How the NZ tax system works
- French, German or Italian for travelers
These are just some random ideas but we feel sure that there are hundreds of doable topics that would make good U3A courses. Don’t be afraid to come forward and show what you can do. Most of us can achieve far more than we think we can.