U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

Guest Speakers

Our focus is on Exceptional New Zealanders doing exceptional things

Trevor Stafford - Motorbike trip 17 Countries

October Speaker:  Trevor Stafford

Trevor and Audrey Stafford say a highlight was seeing Mt Everest on a clear day. Motorbikes have always been a key part of Trevor and Audrey Stafford's relationship.

Trevor showed Audrey his bike the second day they met, then on their honeymoon they drove a motorbike around Europe.

So it was only fitting that the pair celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with an 84-day ride across Europe and Asia.   More of their story on Stuff >

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Overview of our Monthly Meetings
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. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.

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. A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat. 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.

Sometimes the sessions are reversed to suit the Guest Speaker.