Browns Bay U3A

About us

Browns Bay U3A was formed in June 2000 and by September that year, membership was 103 with 10 Special Interest Groups.
Today we have a membership of about 250 with 32 Groups.

2024 U3A Browns Bay Committee

U3A Browns Bay Committee 2024
Back row: Roger Warner, Gloria Ward, Pauline Asweiler, Piers Hamid, Ngaral Hogan, Barry Brennan
Front row: Heather Howarth, Bess Reynolds, Val Lloyd (Chair), Anne Gough
Insert: Lucy Casey
More information contact our Information Officers:
Anne Gough 027 321 0729 or Gloria Ward 021 235 3113

2023 U3A Browns Bay Committee

U3A Browns Bay Committee 2023
Back row: Lucy Casey, Myfanway Van Hoffen, Wendy Paton,
Al Skrobisch, Heather Howath, Gloria Ward
Front row: Bess Reynolds, Val Lloyd (Chair), Pauline Alsweiler, Piers Hamid (treasurer).
Insert: Ngaral Hogan (SIG Convenor)

2022 U3A Browns Bay Committee

U3A Browns Bay Committee 2022
President Val Lloyd
Top row: Ngaral Hogan, Lucey Casey, Gloria Ward
Middle row: Val Lloyd, Sheryl Coyle, Bess Reynolds
Bottom row: Pauline Alsweiler, Piers Hamid, Peter Dawson
Absent: Myfanwy Van Hoffen

All of our U3A Browns Bay Presidents since 2000

All of the Browns Bay U3A Presidents   [Left - Right]
Rachel Irwin 2000 - 03            Shona Cooper 2003 - 05
Alf Fisher 2006 - 07                 Rachel Irwin 2008
Maureen Whineray 2009 - 11   Fay Weatherly 2011 - 2013    
Geoff Haycock 2013 - 14          Scott Whineray 2014 - 15    
Monette Ewen 2015 - 17           Glen Plaistowe 2017 - 2018
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Main U3A Meeeting Browns Bay

Main Monthly Meeting

The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. A wide range of current topics are covered & we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.
A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat.
The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership. Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.
Main Meeting Speakers >

Local History Group Browns Bay U3A

Special Interest Groups

These are small and autonomous. Currently we have over 30 and they are listed here >
Their programme is chosen and presented by group members with optional external expert opinion and direction as required. Led by a Convener, appointed by its members, each group meets regularly, each month, on a day and at a time suitable for its members. The venues are members’ homes or community centres. A typical group has ~ 15 members.

Our Organisation
U3A Browns Bay is run by a committee, elected yearly, and a team of Convenors – one for each study group and elected by that group. Committee membership is for a maximum of four years while convenors preferably roll over every year.
Special Interest Groups >