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 2010 AGM. Long-term Clare resident, Beth was also a familiar face in Burra due to her previous position at the Burra School. Member of French group. Compulsively cheerful and energetic. Since joining has proved herself to be an organiser extraordinaire. Took on this position at 2011 AGM.


Assistant Secretary.  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 group and is bravely taking on French despite having little prior knowledge of the language.


Treasurer. Appointed at 2013 AGM. Peter is an active and invaluable member of many local organisations including the Reisling Trail and the Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association. Member of U3A Bridge and Current Affairs groups. 2019 Clare Citizen of the Year.

Course Co-ordinator. 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 this present position at the 2019 AGM.

Committee Person / Publicity Officer.  
Joined committee in 2018. Dinoo has a background in journalism both in her native Sri Lanka and in Australia..Although they have long owned land in Clare, Dinoo and her husband only recently committed to living here and are currently having a house built.

Committee person. 
Elected at 2019 AGM to position of committee person.  Enthusiastic, energetic and good humoured, Maria is a very welcome addition to our committee.