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U3A Takapuna
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U3A Takapuna does not employ anyone to carry out any of the functions of the organisation. Everything is done on a voluntary basis. The overall running is in the hands of the President and Committee working within the rules of the registered Constitution, which limits the length of time that any individual may serve in a particular capacity. The committee consists of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and up to nine other committee members, each of whom is responsible for some aspect of the administration, such as maintaining membership records, arranging speakers for meetings, catering, hall arrangements, and so on.There are numerous other tasks that have to be attended to on a regular basis but do not necessitate being a member of the committee. These include the important functions of preparing, editing, printing, and distributing the monthly newsletter, managing and operating the sound system, operating the computer and projector for screening presentations in powerpoint or video, and arranging all the seating.
U3A Takapuna is an Incorporated Society and was formed in June 1991. More than Thirty years down the track we are still going strong. We have about 285 members, and more than 30 study groups currently operating from which to choose  See here. If the subject you are interested in isn’t there, why not join us and start your own? There is certain to be plenty of interest.We have a General Meeting every month except January  (see Meetings page)
See below for a graph of members

Our Committee 2021-2022
Email addresses can be found under contacts
President: Stephen Warnes
Vice President Jan Judson
Immediate Past President N/A
Secretary: Christine Ball
Treasurer: David Gibbs
Speaker Convenors: Erica Brash & Neil Pollock
Catering Convenor: Janet Poole
Reception: Sue Pearson
Membership: Dale Kerr
Study Groups Co-Ordinator: Rosemary Larsen
Committee: Gaynor Nisbet, plus those above

Hall Contact: David Gibbs

Other Responsibilities:
Sound System: Barry Hartley,  
Audio Vidsual: Boyd Miller, Chris Dentith
Hall Setup: Phil & Pauline Silver.
Newsletter Distribution: John & Judy Hanna
Newsletter: Murray Pearson & Rosemary Larsen
Website: Ron Wilson

20, 25, and 30  Year Histories
In 2011 Takapuna U3A member Charlene Cordes compiled a History of our first 20 yearsIn 2016 she accepted the task of compiling a new edition to mark the Silver Jubilee
These can be accessed through the links below
Thank you Charlene for your contribution to U3A Takapuna!

20 Year History
U3A Takapuna Members by Gender 2020/6/15

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