September 2020

Social Seniors Workshop

Discover how you can connect with family, friends and your interests through social media.


Note: deadline for receiving nominations has been extended to 17 October 2020.

Life Membership is an honour bestowed on an individual member whose outstanding service and contribution have provided a benefit to the club and its members over an extended period of time.

Nominations are now called for life membership of U3A Hobsons Bay Williamstown.If you would like to nominate a member for consideration, please forward details to

The policy for Life Membership can be found at

August 2020

All face-to-face activities are cancelled at present due to COVID-19 Isolation requirements. There are activities being run via Zoom. Contact at for further information please.

We are excited to offer special one-off sessions in September as follows. Non-members can also join these activities. Further details are available under course listings for these activities conducted via Zoom:

  • What’s Happening in the Design Space 3rd Sept
  • Challenging Behaviours – 9th Sept 
  • Real Estate – 17th Sept

Two strategic planning sessions have been held (February and July) which have confirmed the vision and mission of the U3A and set a firm foundation on which to build a vibrant future.  

We hope that the two workshops in February and July have confirmed the vision and mission of HB Williamstown U3A and set a firm foundation on which to build a vibrant future.  

The Committee will do further work on developing specific tasks, measures and evaluation, and present the plan at the AGM in November for confirmation.

Documents summarising the outcomes of the July meeting are now on the About Us page of this website. There are also documents about demographic data and forecasts for the Hobsons Bay region.

July 2020

Walking group

COVID 19 has restricted our activities this year some groups are finding ways to continue their activities.

The walking group has adapted is activities to fit in with the social distancing guidelines and regulations. The group recent had a walk to Altona on a day when the weather was somewhat challenging .

New Course for 2020

Darby Higgs is offering a new course for the second half of 2020.

Non fiction writing

How to write a how to book is designed to enable U3A members to share some of their knowledge and skills by writing and publishing a short How to ebook. No specialised skills are required but members will learn some along the way. The course will involve regular Zoom meetings with course material distributed over the web. Participants will collaborate to reach an achievable goal by the end of the year.

Please email Darby for more details.

June 2020

Activities of U3A Hobsons Bay/Williamstown have been suspended during the COVID 19 pandemic. Depending on the Government lifting of restrictions, we are hoping that some face-to-face activities will be resumed later this year. In the meantime there are a number of classes that are utilising Zoom or other online platforms, plus outdoor activities, such as
the walking group, that are operating under social distancing guidelines.