Written in December 2019.
Membership of Nillumbik U3A: Joined in December 2015.
Membership of other U3As: none.
Reason for joining our U3A: social contact and to participate in various group activities.
Is this the first NU3A class you’ve tutored: this will be my first experience as a tutor, however the word ‘tutor’ is used lightly given my knowledge of carpet bowls is limited, very limited. 😊
Other U3A classes attended: I have attended Wine Appreciation and currently attend Thinking Bridge and the Wine & Food Lunch Group.
Nillumbik resident?: I live In Banyule.
In my own words
I’ve lived around the area pretty well my whole life – my parents moved to Greensborough when I was one year old. I was schooled in Greensborough and Watsonia and studied Civil Engineering at Preston Institute of Technology. I began a career in Local Government in 1975 and have worked at various councils, including a stint at Nillumbik. I moved to Bundoora in 1977 where I stayed for a number of years and raised my family. In 2007, my partner and I moved to Lower Plenty.
I am a Western Bulldogs supporter and have been a club member for a few years. To keep fit I regularly attend the Eltham Leisure Centre gym.
I enjoy travel and, when we can, like to get away to Halls Gap.
What my students will learn
This class will be a learning experience for all, including me. I don’t anticipate that we will be playing for ‘sheep stations’ … I hope everyone can gain bowling skills but most of all it’s for the social interaction and fun.
It’s a new course. There are a few unknowns at this stage, mainly how many participants we will get. It will be once a week, obviously indoors and, if the numbers are sufficient, it will continue for the whole year.
Why did you volunteer to run this class?
There was a request put out for someone to run a Carpet Bowls group and I decided it was something I could do to assist the U3A (although I’m sure my education and work experiences haven’t helped with the role I’m taking on!). I thought, “I could do that:. It’s a way that I can give something back to the group.