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Phillip Island U3A
celebrates 20 years
PHILLIP Island U3A cel-
ebrated 20 years of commu-
nity service with a lunch last
Friday in the ANZAC room at
Phillip Island RSL following
The lunch was well attend-
ed by both U3A members and
members of the public who
gave retiring president Leonie
Brennan and newly elected
president Steve Munro a very
Newly elected committee
members were also intro-
duced together with a number
of a U3A Foundation Mem-
The U3A Harmony Choir
and the Stagecraft group pro-
vided great entertainment
during the celebration.
The entertainment was fol-
lowed by the very impressive
guest speaker Martin Bean,
who is the Vice Chancellor
and President of the RMIT
University and elder son of
local U3A member Margaret
Martin gave an entertaining
and extremely informative ad-
dress on the way education is
changing rapidly and the im-
pact of this across all levels
of study from primary school
to university, through to Uni-
versity of the Third Age, and
everyone in between.
He described the collective
challenge of the remarkable
changes that are rapidly oc-
curring through rapid tech-
nology advances as how to
take all collective information
available, and translate it into
In the end, his considered
opinion, supported by re-
search from across the world,
is that a great education
comes down to “great teach-
Martin drew on his per-
sonal experiences as former
Vice Chancellor of the Open
University in the United King-
dom and his 20 plus years
working as a specialist for
Microsoft and Novelle in the
Martin has won numerous
awards in the US and UK for
his contribution to education
and was awarded a Com-
mander of the Order of the
British Empire (CBE) in the
2015 United Kingdom New
Year’s Honours list, for ser-
vices to higher education.
Awarded an Honorary Doc-
tor of Laws from the Universi-
ty of London in 2013, Martin
has a Bachelor of Education
degree from the University of
His enthusiastic and infor-
mative presentation certainly
impressed everyone present.
Phillip Island U3A in as-
sociation with PICAL looks
forward to continuing its
involvement with local com-
munity education and aware-
ness programs for another
Members of the U3A Stagecraft group provided the entertainment during the U3A 20th
birthday celebrations, held at the Phillip Island RSL last week. Entertainers were, from
left, Ursula Burley, John Swarbrick, Lois Green, Babs Kerrison, Christina O’Toole, Lindsay
Francis, Paula Summerville, Sylvia Owers and Lois Wenham.
Some of the U3A Foundation members who were present at the 20th birthday celebra-
tions, from left, Betty Liddle, Jim Polla-Mounter, Kath Kent, Rosemary Polla-Mounter, Bar-
bara Pratt and Phil Kent.
U3A foundation President Phil Kent cuts the 20th birth-
Guest speaker at Phillip Island U3A 20th birthday cel-
ebrations was Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor, RMIT. Martin,
with retiring U3A President Leonie Brennan, left, and his
very proud mother and local U3A member Margaret Smith,
gave a wonderful address on technology and education, and
how the latest technology is fundamentally changing the
way students are taught.
THE Wat Tha won 7-0 against the Cheeky
Goose Bulldogs at last week’s Phillip Island and
District Darts league competition.
The Breakers won 4-3 against the Peg Outs,
the Vikings won 4-3 against the Conti Duncana-
tors and the Arrow Smiths defeated the River
Ladder after Round 3: Wat Tha 6, Break-
ers 6, Vikings 4, Conti Duncanators 2, Arrow
Smiths 2, River Boys 2, Cheeky Goose Bulldogs
2, Peg Outs 0.
Anyone wanting to play darts please call Greg
on 0438 359 668.
The Wat Tha darts team was the winner of last Monday night’s Phillip Island and District
darts competition. Team members, from left, are Daniel Bettles, Pat de Rubeis, Andy Healy,
Dave Healy and Allen Stray.
Wat Tha winners
THE LPG tanker Victoire which arrived in
Western Port from Wallis yesterday (Tuesday)
left for Melbourne earlier today (Wednesday).
Another LPG tanker Epic St Lucia will arrive
this afternoon (Wednesday) and depart on June
4 for a destination to be advised.
Mari Jone, an unleaded petrol/diesel tanker,
will arrive from Botany Bay on June 4 and leave
for Bell Bay the following day.
Arriving from Gladstone on June 5 will be the
LPG tanker Syn Zube which will sail later the
same day for a destination to be advised.
Shipping in the bay
Biggest Morning Tea events
MEMBERS of local community
groups gathered in many locations
last Thursday to celebrate Austra-
lia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, and
raise funds for cancer research.
Bass Coast Shire Council’s
Planned Activity Group (PAG) en-
joyed morning tea together with
volunteers at the Phillip Island Se-
nior Citizens’ Club.
The event raised $771.05 for the
Guests came from Council’s PAG
and Carer Support programs, the
Phillip Island Senior Citizens’ Club,
Melaleuca Lodge, Griffiths Point
Lodge and Garnham House.
There were over 100 people in at-
tendance and all enjoyed an amaz-
ing array of food and musical enter-
tainment provided by Ron Bourier.
Prizes were donated by the Phil-
lip Island Lions Club and PAG cli-
The event was organised by Carol
Fay, Tina Leonard and Pam Pitts.
Joy Niven raised $650 at the
morning tea she put on in Meet-
ing Room 1 at the Cowes Cultural
And tennis players at the Phillip
Island Tennis Club raised $168 at
their event for the Cancer Appeal.
The Tennis Club raffle was won
by Carl Hamilton.
Beryl White won the shell orna-
ment donated by Pam Walton, and
Linda Rogers and Cheryl Sekac
won the mugs of toffees.
Maxine McDonald with her guess
of 284 won the guess the jelly beans
in the jar competition.
Bass Coast Shire Council Planned Activity Group co-ordinators Carol Fay, Tina Leonard
and Pam Pitts, and PAG volunteers Shirley Collins and Bev Kruger were at the PAG Morning
Tea event with guests Bonnie Campbell, Joan Greenway and Ron Lever.
Brian Pirouet, with Caroline Thurgood, left, and Kim
Fairthorne, were at the Biggest Morning Tea organised by
Joy Niven at the Cowes Cultural Centre last Thursday. The
event raised $650 for cancer research.
At the Biggest Morning Tea held at the Phillip Island
Tennis Club are, from left, Jacqui Hiam, David Rooks,
Maria Kitwan, Betty Malloy, Pam Walton, Maxine McDonald,
Jenny Percy and Maree Excell.
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