Half AGM

The half annual meeting was held on Thursday 10th June.

At the 2021 mid-year luncheon, Tawa U3A celebrated 25 years since its inception. More than 100 members gathered to mark the occasion. The Choir entertained with a bracket of songs to begin the festivities.
After the shared lunch the Ukulele group performed three numbers, encouraging the gathering to join in the singing. Chairperson Alison Bayly outlined the beginnings of our organisation in the latter months of 1996. Foundation member Graham Ellett then shared his personal recollections of the early years of U3A Tawa and emphasised the importance of the organisation to him over the past quarter century.
Finally, a cake made and beautifully iced by Barbara Russell  was cut by Bev Johnson and Joy Chaplin, both committee members at the very beginning. Tawa U3A is in good heart for the next years and this was demonstrated as new courses for the second half of this year were introduced and members encouraged to enrol in them.

Updated: 18/6/2021

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.

Coming up:

The next Health Talk by Dr Cathy Stone  will be on Thursday 15th July

Latest Newsletter (May 2021)

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Botany Group

Members of the Tawa U3A Botany group recently explored a new reserve in Otaihanga.  Greendale Reserve has been planted by volunteer groups over the past two decades.  There were many plants,  mostly native but with some exotic species to practice our skills at identifying trees, shrubs and ferns.



Ramblers having lunch on a drift wood seat while walking around the coast from the bottom of Gloaming Hill, Titahi Bay.

New Books in the Library

The New Books in the Library course has split into two over rising numbers. Group 1 now meets second Thursdays under Pauline Gallagher and Group 2 meets fourth Thursdays with Dave Smith. Both in the Library at 10am. 
Join one not both of these alternative monthly groups.

U3A Singers Practising

U3A Singers practised in a new venue while their usual church was being used for a funeral.
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Report from Piano Recital Group

The PIANO RECITAL was held on Tuesday March 16th at a private home. Chris, Helen and Jancis performed over an hour of piano music. Solos, duets and a piece for 2 pianos. The audience of 17 enjoyed the variety of music, some familiar, some new to most. As well as the music, each performer gave a background to each piece, with some interesting information about the composer or the circumstances in which the work was composed. Some interesting facts about music used for Weddings (two of the pieces are frequently used at weddings: Pachelbel's "Canon in D" and Jerimiah Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary". At interval the audience had a chance to mingle with the artistes over morning tea.

Music Performance Group

The Music Performers Group met today (Thursday 6th May) in Helen's Music Room at Churton Park.  Mostly singers this time plus two pianists (a Brahms Intermezzo and a Prelude by Pachulski) and Helen's Piano Accordian (a Russian melody).

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Ukulele Group

This group made a contribution to the Half AGM on 10th June.  Their three items were well received by all the U3A members present.


Coming up in the next seven days...

Thursday, 24 June 2021
10:00am - New Books in the Library [NBL] - Tawa Library
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
10:00am - Ramblers [RBS] - Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
10:00am - Computer Chatter [CMP] - Emmaus Centre
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [ART] - Tawa Community Centre
9:30am - Table Tennis [TTN] - Tawa Community Centre Hall
Friday, 25 June 2021
1:30pm - Ukulele [UKU] - Tawa Community Centre
10:00am - 12:00pm - Outdoor Games [OUG] - Aotea Lagoon
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
9:30am - Scrap-Booking [SCB] - Tawa Commuity Centre
Monday, 28 June 2021
12:00am - Keep-fit Classes [KFT] - Revolve Fitness, Tawa Mall
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Choir [CHR] (U3A Singers) - Stephen's Lounge, Tawa Union Church
9:30am - 11:30am - Meccano [MEC] - Member's home
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Write It - Group 1 [WI 1] - Tawa Library
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
1:30pm - Indoor Games [ING] - Tawa Union Church
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