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Dates to remember in January
Archiving Day:
Monday 15 January, Senior Citizens Centre (SCC), 10 am.
Training Day:
Monday 22 January, (SCC), 10 am.
Enrolment Day:
Orange City Centre (near the Sun Hut),
Thursday 25 January, 9.30 am.
Open Day: Wednesday 31 January, (SCC), 10 am.

Note for Course Leaders and members. If your group is asked for two volunteers to help with promoting Orange U3A at the K-Mart Arcade once a month, it involves sitting at a table for one hour to hand out our information flyers to those people who stop to ask questions. 10–11 am, 11–12 am. Keith will do the final hour 12–1pm. Please assist if you can or Contact Keith 6362 3232 to make an offer to assist. Keith has already started to make a roster for 2018.

Reminder. Enrolment Day will be held at the Orange City Centre, Thursday 25 January at 9.30 am. Look for us near the Sun Hut. The annual subscription to join U3A is $35 single, and $60 for a couple. Please bring the completed enclosed Enrolment Form and 2018 Membership Form with you. (Both these forms are available to download and print via the Membership tab on this page). We need both forms on Enrolment Day because at the end of the day they go in different directions to speed up enrolment procedures. This arrangement also applies to Open Day at the Orange Senior Citizens Centre on Wednesday 31 January and mail and personal enrolments. We do thank you for your assistance here because it saves a lot of time for the volunteers.


Orange is a medium-sized city approximately 260 kms from Sydney. It is well known for apple and stone fruit production, cold climate wines and has many government departments based in the city. Newcrest Mines operates a large gold and copper mine on our doorstep.

The population has reached approximately 41,000 and hosts a campus of Charles Sturt University and is attracting many health professionals because of our excellent hospital system. It is known as the Colour City because of its vibrant autumn colours which mass around the city. There are many organisations of all sizes and interests which offer levels of involvement which attracts all sections of the community.

Orange U3A was started in 1989 and was instrumental in setting up the NSW Council to support the new groups which were starting up within easy travelling distance of Orange and also set up the Public Liability Insurance Scheme. The Council was the forerunner of the NSW U3A network which supports all U3A groups in NSW.

We look forward to your enquiries.