U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age

Management Committee

Chairman, Newsletter, Webmaster. 

Joined committee mid-term 2006. Enjoys writing our quarterly newsletter and taught herself enough to design this website though 'webmaster' is a very tongue-in-cheek title. Delegate to U3A South Australia (the State network) and U3A Online, State secretary and State delegate to U3A Alliance Australia (the national network) and national editor. Mastered computing through teaching but continues to show remarkable lack of talent in French.

Vice Chair. 

Elected at 2017 AGM. Retired schoolteacher, former children’s author and current resident of Riverton, Kath has been a long-term member of the U3A French class. Her attendance is punctuated by frequent travel. A lover of books, music and cruising, obsessive quilter and self-described pedant.



Elected at 2017 AGM. A retired engineer, Ian is a newcomer to Clare. He arrived with a high regard for U3A as his late mother was a member of U3A Noarlunga. Ian attends History and Current Affairs. After a spell as assistant secretary, Ian stepped up to the main job in February 2020.



Appointed at 2013 AGM. Peter is an active and invaluable member of many local organisations including the Riesling Trail and the Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association. Group Leader of U3A Bridge and member Current Affairs and Book Group 2. 2019 Clare Citizen of the Year.

Course Coordinator. 
Appointed mid 2021 after volunteering to take on the demanding position of Course Coordinator. Social worker with Country Health SA until her retirement in 2015, Hilary is now a regular volunteer with Lifeline. 


Assistant Secretary.

Appointed mid-term 2021. Resident of Clare for only 3 years Bonnie has just joined U3A. Formerly a registered nurse Bonnie went on to a varied career including project and people management which involved travelling extensively though Australia and many parts of the world. When not off 4 wheel driving with husband John, Bonnie enjoys gardening, cooking, mosaics and most forms of music. Bonnie has enrolled in Music Appreciation, History and the Film Group.


Elected at 2017 AGM as committee person. A retired electrical engineer, Peter is not currently a member of any groups but in the past has favoured those with an academic bent such as geology. Peter took on the position of Course Coordinator at the 2019 AGM but had to give it up in 2021.


Anyone interested should contact a committee person for information on what is involved.

We only have 8 committee meetings each year (2 per term), plus 3 special events, never meet during school holidays.