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For general questions regarding U3A Wakatipu, Please contact Bronwyn Young, the Secretary via email: u3awakatipu@gmail.com

The Committee of U3A Wakatipu comprises:

Jon Bitcheno Chairperson

Jon is a keen golfer, e-biker, bridge player and crossword puzzle solver. His other interests include music, musical theatre and watching rugby and soccer (mainly on TV). His main remaining ambition is to climb Ben Lomond one more time.

Jon is a keen golfer, e-biker, bridge player and crossword puzzle solver. His other interests include music, musical theatre and watching rugby and soccer (mainly on TV). His main remaining ambition is to climb Ben Lomond one more time.

Alan Dunbar Treasurer

Having recently joined the committee as treasurer I am looking forward to being part of the team and to stimulating times ahead.
Having recently joined the committee as treasurer I am looking forward to being part of the team and to stimulating times ahead.

Pauline Lawrence, Deputy Chairperson

I am a keen reader and gardener. Since retiring from teaching 3 years ago I have enjoyed the opportunity at U3A to hear interesting speakers on a diverse range of topics.
I am a keen reader and gardener. Since retiring from teaching 3 years ago I have enjoyed the opportunity at U3A to hear interesting speakers on a diverse range of topics.

Bronwyn Young, Secretary

Lifelong learner, long time local, likes leafing through lists and listening

Marion Borrell, Programme co-ordinator

I’m a retired English teacher, keenly interested in a wide range of subjects. I’m an avid reader of commentaries, reports, opinions and analyses in order to locate possible speakers for us.

Diana Hubbard

As an adventurer and traveller Diana has visited 131 countries. 79 of them on the back of motorcycle with her driver Dick. Worked as science teacher, teacher educator and senior manager in the ERO. Co founder of Hubbard Foods. Loves ideas and learning.

Anne Humphries

A retired nurse originally from Christchurch then many years farming in Southland.
Enjoy the many activities interests available in this area.Walking Group, swimming and meeting new people from everywhere. Keep on learning is my aim.

Janie Murdoch

Retired Registered Nurse/ Midwife. Trained at Kings College Hospital, London Lived in several countries doing extensive ‘Slum’ work in Mauritius, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. Enjoy music, art,and the outdoors.

Pauline Dunbar

Being part of the U3A here in the Wakatipu is one of the many enjoyable things to do in this lovely environment. It’s a great way to keep up with academic and cultural ideas and to meet interesting people

Stew Hardie

Labelled by some as a metro man, could be found under the bonnet of the car in the morning and in the kitchen in the evening, in the shed making a guitar or the “stewdio” playing one. Also can be seen at the Ballet, the Opera and any music occasion.

Athol Dixon

Athol is the immediate past Chair of the Wakatipu U3A, having been a committee member for the last seven years  – his background is 25 odd years in Business and a subsequent similar time in Tertiary Education. More recently the retirement activity that keeps him busy and in touch with the local  community  is by driving a local Ritchies bus.’