Welcome to the Wanneroo page
Meetings are held at 12.45pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive Wanneroo.
- Petanque is played on the first and fifth Thursday of each month at 9.30am next to the Wanneroo Recreation Centre. Inquiries to Constance on 9206 4098, or Cheryl on 9306 1621.
- Book Club A meets at 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the Wanneroo Library. Inquiries to Vicki on 0412 767 790.
- Book Club B meets at 10.30am on the third Tuesday of each month at the Wanneroo Library. Inquiries to Stephanie on 0429 133 891.
- Fun and Games is held on the third Thursday of each month at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre from 10:00am until 3:15pm (byo lunch). Activities are designed to exercise the mind and body and may include board games, sitting exercises, and various activities. Inquiries to Constance on 9206 4098 or Cheryl on 9306 1621.
- Wanneroo Weekday Walkers operates Monday to Friday. Contact Cheryl on 9306 1621 or Constance on 9206 4098 for details of each walk.
- Creative Writing is held at 1.00pm on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre. Contact Stephanie on 0429 133 891.
- A Coffee group meets at various venues on the 4th Saturday of the month at 10.00am. Contact Marilyn on 0402 576 112.
Contacts: Jan Kimber – 0409 207 633 Stephanie Mitchell – 0429 133 891
Feb – April Program
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!
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.
AGM and Quiz
Photos by Mei Wong
Remembrance Day 2022
Photos by Mei Wong
A Trip to York and Beverley
Colourful Year for Wanneroo – by Vicki Richards
Afternoon Tea – Click to view
Toodyay Day Tour – Click to view
Wanneroo End of Year Lunch
Wanneroo End of Year lunch was enjoyed by all at Ashby Tavern. Wanneroo U3A has its annual break in December and starts again in January 2022. Click HERE to view photos
Petanque Morning Tea
The Wanneroo petanque group held an end-of-year French themed morning tea with croissants. It included light entertainment with the ukulele players and was followed by a demonstration of, and tuition in Petanque.
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.
U3A Picnic at Kings Park on 21st April
Wanneroo region members visit the Thrombolites at Lake Clifton
The Tham Luang Cave Rescue
Wanneroo Xmas Lunch
On the first Thursday in December, the last calendar event for the year, Wanneroo celebrated Christmas with lunch at the Bistro, Carine Glades Tavern. 28 of us sat down for lunch. The event was a great success with excellent food and much camaraderie. Jan, our Events person, was applauded for her excellent choice of venue. Well wishes were extended for all in attendance and their families to have a safe and happy Festive Season.
Following the Wanneroo AGM on the 12th of November, a fun quiz was enjoyed by all. The Quiz MC was Enid Smith and the judge was Mary Bracken.
Wanneroo members helped celebrate Rememberance Day 2020 by making poppies and displaying them outside the Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre.
Turbans and Trust
Wanneroo members were treated to a talk by Harjit Singh about the history and heritage of Australian Sikhs from the early 19th century to the present day. He also demonstarted how to tie a turban on two of our members. Clck HERE to see the video.
Wanneroo visits the Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute – 16 October 2019
Wanneroo U3A members visited the Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute in Nedlands. The “Perkins” is at the leading edge of medical research in areas including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and genetic diseases.
Wanneroo members celebrate Xmas in July
Wanneroo U3A members celebrated Xmas in July on the 4th of July at the Wanneroo Tavern.
Wanneroo members go on Mystery Tour
About 38 Wanneroo and several North Coast members embarked on a “Mystery Tour” hosted by Chris and Scott from Club 55 Tours. The tour left the Wanneroo Community Centre and headed south on the new Northlink freeway and Tonkin Highway until we stopped for morning tea at Wungong Dam. Then a scenic tour of the hills followed, including a stop at Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone. Lunch was at the John Forrest Tavern in the National Park. All agreed that this mystery tour really was magical.
Wanneroo members visit Anzac Cottage
Wanneroo members visited Anzac Cottage in Mount Hawthorn on Wednesday the 10th of April. An informative talk was presented by Anne Chapple, a grand daughter of Private John Porter, the soldier wounded at Gallipoli whose family were given the house to live in. We enjoyed morning tea in the backyard and then lunch at the Charles Hotel.
Wanneroo hosts the opening of the new petanque pitch
On the 15th of November 2018 the Mayor of the City of Wanneroo, Tracey Roberts, opened a new pétanque/bocce pitch next to the Wanneroo Community Centre in Scenic Drive. Two members of U3A Wanneroo had taken the idea to construct this public sporting facility to a workshop hosted by the City of Wanneroo, where the object was making great community ideas happen in your local community. After seeking our region’s and community support, a petition was raised and presented to the City of Wanneroo Council with a formal submission to construct a pitch. Following their personal deputation to Council, the proposal and funding for the new facility was approved. U3A Wanneroo hosted the event to thank all those involved in the building of this facility which is used every month by U3A members. Thanks are due to the Council of the Ageing (COTA) which provided a grant to fund the day and also to students from the Joseph Banks Secondary College who prepared and served tasty treats for all who attended.
Wanneroo Visit the Army Museum
U3A Wannerro visited the Army Museum in Fremantle on Wednesday the 15th of August 2018, followed by lunch on the river at the Dome Cafe in East Fremantle. Members were guided by two of the museum volunteers who gave us very interesting and informative tours that were appreciated by all who attended.