Meet the Committee

Meet the Committee

President – Wayne Turner
I have been a U3A Inner North member for the past year enjoying U3A programs such as ‘Table Tennis’, ‘Trove’ and ‘On the Tip of My Tongue’. 
I grew up in Blair Athol and attended Gepps Cross Primary School and then Enfield High School before University.  I continued living in the northern suburbs after marriage and for the past 24 years have lived in Collinswood.  I have three daughters who all went to a local school, and each now live with their respective families in the western suburbs.  I currently have 7 grandchildren.

Treasurer – Lyn McRostie
I am Treasurer for U3A Inner North. I bring “once learned never forgotten” accountancy skills to my role.
I am a relative newcomer to U3A though not to the Inner North. I grew up in Adelaide (Broadview; Nailsworth Primary; Enfield High).
I then spent 40 years working interstate and overseas in varied careers moving from public service to international business and then into Anglican ministry.
I returned to Australia and Adelaide in 2011 working as an Anglican priest in the northern suburbs.
My last appointment before retirement was Parish Priest at Prospect and Kilburn.
I enjoy Mah-jong and the Murder Mystery Book Club. I even like being the Treasurer!
Attached is the picture taken when I was celebrating my 60th birthday in Paris (France not Texas).

Vice President and Program Co-ordinator – Angy Henn
I have interests in many things, these include music ranging from classical and opera to heavy rock (but not country), playing bridge, fine wines, running a Lamb’s Fry Appreciation Club, entertaining, gardening (growing vegetables) and reading books (including running The Murder Mystery Book Group).  However, the hobby that uses up a lot of my time is genealogy which I find both frustrating and fascinating.   Currently I have my direct line ancestors going back 10 generations on my father’s side and 11 generations on my mother’s side (roughly late 1500’s).  My current genealogy work is focussing on identifying the siblings of my Grandparents, Great Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

I stand by my word that “Retirement” is a full time job!

Membership Officer – Janet Bradshaw
I grew up in the Lower South East before moving to Adelaide to take up a career in Nursing, working in General and Psychiatric hospitals for 17 years. Wanting a career change I completed a degree as a mature age student and worked as a Librarian at UniSA until my retirement in 2018.
I joined U3A Inner North in 2019 and want to contribute where I can to this fantastic organisation that provides so many opportunities to try new things, learn new things, meet new people and make new friends. I’m currently enjoying Strolling on Mondays, Mah-Jong, Murder Mystery Book Club, Friday Quiz and Japanese.

Policies – Kristina Barnett
I enjoy connecting with people and am a passionate advocate for community involvement and volunteering.
My professional background has included community development manager for a state organisation, teacher (primary & special education), cultural diversity trainer, lecturer, local government neighbourhood development officer and aged services team leader.
I have several tertiary qualifications including Masters of Education, Bachelor of Social Science, Diploma of Volunteer Management and Human Resources and Business Management.
Before retiring from paid work in 2016, I worked for COTA SA as State Coordinator Volunteers and Over-50s Clubs Project Officer. Currently I am a Prospect Council elected member (27 plus years) a volunteer for local community groups and for U3A Prospect as a Committee Member (policy) and Canasta tutor.

Out and About Coordinator – Helen Johnston
I grew up in Pt Pirie at a time that that regional city was booming and already multicultural. l trained as a secondary school teacher  (even teaching at Enfield Hight School) but spent most of my career working with uni students who were either the first in the family to enter uni or international students. I have lived in the Prospect area since 1972 and for years thought ‘I must join U3A when I leave work’. So here I am.

General Committee Member and Newsletter Editor – Cathy Birchmore

Ex officio

David Kilner (Public Officer)
Mary Abbott and Cathy Birchmore (Newsletter)
Arno Attema (IT support)
Sue McMillan (Guest Speaker Co-ordinator)
Trish Benson (Database Manager)
Louise Kennedy (Website)
Jude Hennig (Office Manager & Venue Coordinator)