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The Annual General Meeting of U3A Hawkesbury Inc. will be held at the

  • Hawkesbury Masonic Centre
  • 731 George Street
  • South Windsor (Bligh Park end)
  • Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 10.00am

Two square metre rule is requested to be observed.

Any notice of motion, must be in the hands of the secretary, in writing, 14 days prior to the meeting. No motion will be accepted without this prior notice. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

Please note: there will be no lunch but cold water will be available.

Nomination Forms for committee are available from the office or by contacting the secretary by phone on 0427 979 655 or by email.


It is time now to be getting cracking on your entry in the 2020 Hawkesbury U3A Writing Competition.

Follow these links for vital information for your entries:

There are three categories from which to select.

  • Non-Fiction: Your maximum word length is 2000. Excellent non-fiction articles are often much less. Popular topics for beginning writers include; life stories, reminiscences of growing up, traveller’s tales, stories from the past, local history, heroes, including ancestors, hobbies, book reviews and observations of modern life. It is important to realise that what is most important is the interest and enthusiasm of the writer for their topic.
  • Fiction: Fiction writing is writing based upon non-factual prose. Its purpose is to entertain or outline a writer’s point of view. Entries would most likely be short stories; the word limit is 2000 words. Short stories are to be usually read in one sitting. Short stories are much less complex than novels and will only have a few characters, a limited number of settings, and incidents and usually take place over a short period.
  • Poetry: A poem is a collection of words that express ideas and emotions in a powerfully vivid and imaginary way. It will embrace rhythm and imagery and sometimes rhyme. The words are chosen for their beauty and sound. A poem is written with lines and stanzas instead of sentences and paragraphs and range from free verse to structured sonnets.

 Non-fiction is probably the easiest way to start. All people, especially at our age, have a story to tell. Writing things down becomes easier the more you do it.

A Special Category:

If you don’t feel like entering the Writing Competition and being judged but would like to put down some of your thoughts and ideas; why not write about your experiences during the Covid 19  situation and sharing this with others?There will be no word limits and no restrictions on format or structure. If there are enough contributions these could be put together in a booklet. Writers can be anonymous if they wish.