Welcome to the WANNEROO Region

WANNEROO TO RECOMMENCE

Welcome back to Wanneroo U3A meetings and activities. The City of Wanneroo has allowed us to use the Wanneroo Recreation Centre as long as we comply with all of the rules for social distancing under stage 3 restrictions. The committee will set the room up with the chairs spaced and the registration desk in the corridor.  I have listed all the rules so that everyone knows exactly what is required. 

  • Do not attend if you have any flu or cold symptoms.
  • Enter through the Recreation Centre front door.
  • Queue in the corridor 1.5m apart.
  • Sanitise your hands at the registration table.
  • Sign in and pay $2 – please have the correct coins.
  • Enter the room and move straight to a chair.
  • Retain 1.5m spacing for afternoon tea.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon.   Ron Mitchell (Chair)

Program July – October 2020

Meetings are held at 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive, Wanneroo.  Inquiries to Ann and Dave on 9206 1550.

The Petanque group operates on the first Thursday of each month (excluding December) from 10am to 12 noon, next to the Wanneroo Recreation Centre. Tuition and boules will be provided. Bring your own if you have them. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch if you would like to stay.  Inquiries to Constance on 9206 4098.

Book Club A meets at 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Library.  Inquiries to Stephanie on 0429 133 891.  Book Club B meets at 10.30am on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Library.  Inquiries to Stephanie on 0429 133 891.

The Walking group “Wanneroo Wednesday Walkers” operates every Wednesday morning. The morning meeting place, walking trail and starting time may vary from week to week, so please contact Cheryl on 9306 1621 or Constance on 9206 4098 for details of each walk.

Brain Games is held on the third Thursday of each month at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre from 12:30pm until 4:15pm.  Activities are designed to exercise the mind and body and may include board games, sitting exercises, art and various activities. Inquiries to Constance on 9206 4098 or Cheryl on 9306 1621.

A Philosophy and Ethics group, facilitated by Stephanie Mitchell meets at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre on the last Thursday of each month at 10.30am.  Bring your lunch and stay on for the regular meeting at 1.00pm.  Contact Stephanie on 0429 133 891 if you wish to attend.

Contacts:  Ann and Dave  —  telephone 9206 1550,  Stephanie  —  mobile 0429 133 891

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 petanque/bocce pitch next to the Wanneroo Community Centre in Scenic Drive.  Wanneroo U3A 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.