Iran Tour – discount for U3A members
Mehdi Shariata spoke at one of our Paramount meetings, promoting his new business of travel to Iran. He has returned this year with an offer of 10% discount for U3A members.
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Timeless Wisdom International Writing Challenge 2018
This competition brings together writers aged 60 and over from around the world, with a focus on non-fiction short stories which share some of the wisdom that can only be acquired through age.
Entries Close September 28th September 2018.
Please feel free to share this message with other writers who may be interested.
Author and organiser of the competition
226 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Link to the writing challenge: https://exislepublishing.com/w
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French Garden Tours
Our Garden tour will be of interest to U3A members who have a love and interest in gardening and horticulture and is designed for small groups or independent travellers.
We cover a selection of classically beautiful, enchanting and exotic gardens in South West France including Marqueyssac, Eyrignac and smaller private gardens owned by enthusiasts. Along the way, we visit local villages and their markets and learn more about the unique history and culture of the region.
You will be based at at our manor house near Monpazier in the Dordogne which is considered one of the best preserved bastide villages in France. The 7 day tour starts on Saturday 11 May next year and the nearest airport and railway station is Bergerac where we collect and return at the end of the tour. Bordeaux is the nearest large city with flights from Paris or the TGV fast train with a connection to Bergerac.
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Wellington City U3A Award
The fund shall be known as the “Wellington City U3A Award”. It shall be used to assist students, 55 years of age or more, for expenses incurred during their studies. These students should not be in full-time employment.
Candidates must be enrolled in a course of study at Victoria University of Wellington in the year of application. The Award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application. A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.
This Award can be held concurrently with other prizes and scholarships.
Number of awards offered: One per year
Value: $2,000 each year
Closing date:1 October each year
Students will apply using the application form available. The Award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application. A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.
The Award shall be made on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee or, in the case of a postgraduate student, the Research Scholarships Committee. The nomination of the student will then be approved by the Wellington City U3A.
The successful applicant will be required to speak at a meeting of the Wellington City U3A about their research or course of study during the second semester of the year at a mutually agreed date.^ back to top
News and Notices
Newsletter 106: May 2018 (Newsletter 107 due August 10)
Iran Tour – U3A discount
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