U3A Clarence Committee – 2017
Jocelyn is married to Allan and they have two children and six grandchildren who live on the mainland. She retired from the public service longer ago than she cares to remember.
She is enjoying U3A and considers that it is one of the best things she has done in retirement.
A compulsive reader over a wide range of fiction and nonfiction she finds that the only disadvantage to U3A is the proximity to the library, the source of such interesting reading triggered by the course content which she has enjoyed.
I am married to Marie and have two sons and four grandchildren.
My working life started with a mechanical apprenticeship in New Zealand. Moving to Australia I worked on power station construction, as a teacher in TAFE, as Human Resources Manager at Australian Newsprint Mills before appointment to a global role with Norske Skog; working in a number of countries.
My interests are bike riding, writing poetry and short stories and soccer.
Susan retired from teaching (mainly Home Economics) about five years ago.
She has two adult children and one grandchild.
Her interests include long walks, Zumba gold, cooking, reading and of course U3A.
Terry graduated as an engineer with post-grad degrees in public and business admin.
He has been involved in many large construction projects and an engineering consultancy. His interests include military history, political and business processes and golf.
Terry has been a member of U3A Clarence since its inception in 1993.
Margaret is Hobart born and bred, is a former teacher, and has 2 sons-in-law, 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.
She has rejoined the committee after an absence of several years. Her hobbies include puzzles of all kinds and gardening.
She is involved as volunteer in refugee resettlement and is an active church member.
Rep on State Group
Patricia loves trivia, learning online & F2F, meeting new people, exploring different places, reading, photography and playing word games on the computer.
Before retirement she was a secondary teacher in classrooms and to students online.
Patricia is also on the C of M of U3A Online.
Rita spent most of her working life in the Northern Territory.
Originally an English teacher, she later held a variety of senior executive roles in the NT Public Service.
She loves to read and learning mah-jong at U3A, and is a novice golfer.
Anna Melton worked happily as a teacher librarian for over 30 years, with brief stints as a relief teacher, especially in the UK.
She also briefly taught English to prisoners in an East Timor gaol and helped set up East Timor’s university library.
She enjoys reading, especially history, also craft activities, singing, music and pet adoration.
Retirement is great, especially since U3A is now a possibility with its history, astronomy and travel sessions. This year she will be learning how to produce the U3A newsletter.
Carol recently retired from TAFE in Hobart after 11 years as Teacher in OHS. She now enjoying home renovations, learning to garden and reading trashy novels.
Carol has a B Sc (Hons) 1972 (chemistry, maths, physics majors) from UQ, and M Safety Sc 1994 from UNSW.
After graduating worked as a tutor in chemistry for 4 years, she then worked in the oil industry for 15 years as a chemist, technical services coordinator and national Manager Occupational Health and Environment.
Carol then moved on to consult in OHS, first with NSCA then on herown for 13 years. She has worked around Australia and overseas (India and USA) and has done substantial work for Sydney and Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in OHS.
More information abut Mary to come.