The Wanneroo branch of U3A Perth meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre for a stimulating presentation by a speaker at 1.00PM, followed by afternoon tea and and social conversation until about 3.00PM.

A range of other activities is offered, including petanque, book clubs, writing, fun and games and daily walks. Full details of our activities are listed on the program and the Activity Groups table below.

A free bus service, provided by the City of Wanneroo, is available for members who are unable to drive to the Thursday meetings. This is unique to Wanneroo U3A.

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Jul, Thu 11
12:45 PM
Anaesthetics in Medicine
Dr David Thorne
Jul, Thu 25
12:45 PM
Major Greg Mawkes
Aug, Thu 8
12:45 PM
Carers WA 
Nick Baldwin
Aug, Thu 22
12:45 PM
Rohingya Genocide
Dr Melanie O’Brien
Sep, Thu 12
12:45 PM
Members’ Talks
Sep, Thu 26
12:45 PM
Hokkaido & The Ainu People
Gabor Bedo
Oct, Thu 10
12:45 PM
Some English Music History
David Grace
Oct, Thu 24
12:45 PM
A Light Hearted Look at our Final Journey
Taboo Education
Book Club A
1st Tuesday
1:00 PM
Wanneroo Library
0412 767 790
Book Club B
2nd Tuesday
10:30 AM
Wanneroo Library
0429 133 891
Coffee Group
4th Saturday
10:00 AM
0402 576 112
1st Thursday
1:00 PM
Wanneroo Rec Centre
429 133 891
5th Thursday
Fun and Games
3rd Thursday
10:00 AM
Wanneroo Rec Centre
Constance  Cheryl
   9206 4098    9306 1621
1st and 5th Thursday
10:00 AM
Wanneroo Rec Centre
Constance Cheryl
9207 4098 9306 1621
Weekday Walkers
Monday to Friday
9:00 AM
Constance Cheryl
9208 4098 9306 1621

Wanneroo Actvities

Weekday Walkers
Fun and Games
Xmas in July
Bus Trips

Wanneroo U3A Government House outing

Thursday 4 July saw some 20 plus of our members brave the frosty morning to be at Government House for a 9.30am start of a tour of Government House, home of the WA Governor Chris Dawson and his wife Darrilyn Dawson. It is also the official residence of visiting Royalty when in town.

The tour started off in the Supper room and the Ballroom, the newer additions to the House before we moved on to the original rooms which included the Entry Hall which had magnificent stained glass windows to greet you, then into the reception rooms and the Crown Room until we finished up in the ante room where the Governor awaits to be announces into the ballroom on official occasions.

 Along the way we also had a view of the renowned gardens set on the 8 acres surrounding the house while being told of the history and many stories related to the House before being treated to morning tea in the Supper Room.

Following this we meandered down to the Old Courthouse Museum which is the oldest building left in Perth before heading off to lunch. Some took advantage of the Duxton Hotel’s buffet lunch while others made their way to other venues in the city.

All in all it was a great day out and once the morning warmed up it was perfect weather. (report by Jan Kimber)

Wanneroo visit Wilkenson Homestaed

The Four Tees Bookclub had a Christmas lunch with a quiz and lots of fun

Ursula Celebrates her birthday

Ann Marshall celebrates Ursula Johnson’s 96th birthday. Ursula still attends Wanneroo U3A twice a month and has given us delightful talks on her colourful life.

Tour of His Majesty’s Theatre

Last Monday a group of us made our own way into town to meet up at His Majesty’s Theatre for a very informative behind the scenes tour with our guide, the theatre’s resident history buff, Ivan King. He entertained us with stories of the building itself as well as the artists who have treaded the boards over its long history.

After having a look at the costume and make up areas we went out onto the newly restored balcony, which is surprisingly bigger than it looks from the street. It’s all set up with lounges to enjoy your pre show drink. We then finished our tour in the theatre’s museum.

We were well looked after by the staff and thanks go to Kevin and Lois Gest for organising the day.

New Norcia Away Day

On the last day of winter, we travelled to the Benedictine Monastery town of New Norcia in perfect summer style weather with Great Western Tour Company. This was our last trip for the year, and we also welcomed some U3A North Coast members.

First up we stopped at Bindoon for morning tea in the lovely Clune Park. Along with a welcome cuppa, we feasted on homemade honey cake and fruit cake which were delicious, before heading on up the road to New Norcia, through wonderful fields of green wheat and gold canola as well as quite a few wildflowers to be seen.

On arrival we were joined by a guide who hopped on board the bus as we drove around the village buildings. First stop was the monastery and after learning about the history this was followed by a tour of the Abbey church. For those who wanted to stretch their legs we then had a short walk across too the St Ildephonsus boys’ college which as with the Abbey church, was fabulously decorated, from the very ornate pressed tin ceilings, to the altar and wall paintings.

It was then time for our “monks lunch” which was in a dining room within the boy’s college and I have to say if that’s what they have for lunch every day, they eat very well. We were served a 3-course meal with a bottle of red and white wine for each table, orange juice and water.

We then continued with our tour, and again you could choose to walk or hitch a ride on the bus, but seeing it was such a beautiful day many chose to walk. Our tour guide then took us into the St Gertrude’s girls’ college, which he described as softer and rounder, in other words, not quite as grand as the boys’ college, but just as beautifully decorated.

Our guided tour finished in the chapel of the girl’s college with our member and organiser of this tour, Kevin Gest, giving his own very interesting presentation about some ancient symbolism used throughout the chapel. There was then time to wander at leisure through the art gallery and gift shop before boarding the bus for the journey back home. It was the perfect way to spend the last day of winter

Wanneroo Visits the Chittering Valley

On the 29th of June members of the Wanneroo branch travelled by bus to the Chittering Valley for Xmas in June. After morning tea and honey tasting at the Little Eeden Farm, we travelled on to the Stringybark Winery and Restaurant for a sumptuous Xmas lunch, after which we all relaxed on the bus back to the Wanneroo Recreation Centre. A great day very well organised by Kevin and Lois Gest.

Sue Boyd –  Not Always Diplomatic

Sue Boyd was the 1st speaker at Wanneroo U3A in 2023 on the 12th of January. Sue gave a brief history of her life growing up in the UK and WA and how she became a diplomat. The presentation was entertaining and informative, full of humorous accounts of her career as a diplomat. Sue wrote a book “Not Always Diplomatic – An Australian Woman’s Journey through International Affairs” that may be borrowed from WA libraries.

Fun and Games at Wanneroo

What does U3A Wanneroo have up it’s sleeve for it’s Fun and Games on Thursday 19th of January? It looks like fun!

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AGM and Quiz

Photos by Mei Wong

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Remembrance Day 2022

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A Trip to York and Beverley

Just over 30 U3A members and friends boarded a bus to venture into the hills and visit the historic towns of York and Beverley. The weather was kind to us and our first stop was on the banks of the Avon River where we tucked into some morning tea. We then invaded this town of York where we checked out the quaint little shops and school, before heading onto the town of Beverley to have lunch at the Freemasons Pub. No complaints here about the food and service. Our return journey was interrupted by loud snoring by some passengers, but there were no speeding fines, flat tyres, broken windscreens or unpleasant smells.

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Wanneroo Visits Mundaring

On Wednesday 2nd June, 33 adventurers from Wanneroo U3A enjoyed a bus trip to Mundaring Weir. (C Y O’Connor was some great engineer). The local Hotel provided us with a yummy lunch, and mouth watering Rocky Road to follow. (All slimming, of course). This was an outing that will well be remembered.

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