AGM Monday 17th January 2022

We have Elizabeth Werner to speak about climate change from a young adult's point of view.

AGM at 1pm

Speaker 1.30 to 2.00

Courses outline 2.00 

Because of Covid-19 there will not be food or drink.  Do not bring any food.
If you propose to pay your annual subscription of $15  (or $25 for a couple at one address)  in cash, then please come earlier at 12:30 PM.  Additional details will be added here later.

Courses for 2022 will be added at the end of November and you can enrol for these then on the ENROL page.

Notices Updated: 30/11/2021

All Courses for 2022 - Enrol NOW

Full details of the Courses for 2022 have now been listed on these pages.    Choose "Courses" to see them all.

If you wish to print a copy, two versions are available, as the first two items on the "Newsletters" page:
2022 Courses Full Version  (16 pages) as they would be listed in the booklet previously.
2022 Courses Summary (4 pages)

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Latest Newsletter (November 2021) .

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Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 50 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find some things that are of interest to you.  


You can email us - [email protected]

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the 'Contact Us' page of this site.  You can also use our 'ENROL' page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the 'Contact Us' page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

Survey for Older People -Invitation

A researcher at Victoria University is researching "ageing experiences of immigrant communities".
There are more details on page 4 of the November 2021 ONCOURSE Newsletter

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The Joys of Joining the Gym


When you catch your reflection in a window do you groan?

D’you see a wrinkly pensioner whose energy has flown?

It’s time to join like-minded folk who’re full of optimism

Who run and row and lift and LAUGH to fight the rheumatism

There is no need for Lycra or expensive Nike shoes

We don’t aim to look fashionable; we wear just what we choose

If you have creaky knees and hips there’s no point being bitter

Just exercise for half an hour and go home feeling fitter

Kay Luck,  Write-it Group, U3A Tawa.

U3A Scrabble

Most of us know quite a few four-letter words, including some that we don’t use in polite company.  But how about two-letter words?  Er….  Yes, “er” is one, as are “as” and “it”.  Have you ever heard of “Ba” or “Em”?  Apparently they are, respectively, the eternal spirit in Egyptian mythology and a printer’s measure (equal to twice an “En”).

What can you do with such two-letter words?  If you play Scrabble, the answer is you can score points with them.  I restarted playing the game a few months ago, after an absence of several years, and was surprised to find that serious players wouldn’t be seen at the board without their Scrabble Dictionary and list of two-letter words.  However they’re not so competitive that they won’t lend you their list if you ask nicely.

Tawa U3A has joined forces with its opposite number in Mana and set up a group of Scrabble players who meet once a month on a Friday morning  in someone’s home.  After some refreshments we get down to the serious stuff and split into groups for a game.  It’s good fun and we occasionally find time for a chat in between turns.  We may even learn some new words!

If you’ve played before or just want to have a go you’d be very welcome to join the group.  It’s a great way of exercising the brain rather than the usual one of trying to remember what you came into the kitchen for.

To contact us, please fill in the form below. . . . . Advise us of when you paid your subs (if you have paid recently)

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To contact us, please fill in the form below. . . . . Advise us of when you paid your subs (if you have paid recently)

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