Wednesday Interest Groups

Groups meet from February to early December during the year, usually during the day.

Computing 1st Wednesday of month 9.30 am – 11.30 am Members' Home TBA
Family History 1st Wednesday of month 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Convenor’s Home 855 4757
Philosophy 1st Wednesday of month 10.00 am -11.30 am Convenor’s Home 855 4757
Mah Jong 2nd & 4th Wednesday of month 1.00 pm Western Community Centre, Grandview Rd 021371314.
Irish Writers 2nd Wednesday of month 10.00 am – 11.30 am Members’ Homes 8558212
History Group 2nd Wednesday of month 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm River Lounge Celebrating Age Centre 825 9888
Hamilton U3A Mtg 3rd Wednesday of month 9.30 am – 11.30 am Chartwell Church Hall 849 0242
Numismatic Group 3rd Wednesday of month 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Various venues 825 9888
Natural Environment of Hamilton 4th Wednesday of month 10.00 am – noon Various venues 849 1912
Convenor: Telephone: Venue: Time: Date: Cost:
Computing Group

This group will offer assistance to U3A members with a range of instruction, training and practical support as requested and whenever practical. On-line or email meetings will take place at irregular periods to suit group members' needs, concerns and interests. They may be instigated by any member.

A members' home
9.30 am - 11.30 am
1st Wednesday of the month
Group size - 8
Open at present.
Family History Group
Members discuss topics of interest relating to their family history and share possible further resources and tools available for research.Challenges and successes are also discussed, and encouragement and support offered to members to continue their journey.
Yvonne Milbank
07 855 4757
Convenor’s Home, Rototuna North
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
1st Wednesday of the month
Group size - 10
No vacancies at present.
A Waitlist will be maintained.
Philosophy Group
Leadership is shared among the group and is dependent on the topic being discussed.
Philosophy may be considered “the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct”. There are spirited discussion at this group’s meetings.
Gorham Milbank
07 855 4757
Convenor’s Home
10.00 am – 11.30am
1st Wednesdayof the month
Group size - 10
3 Vacancies
Irish Writers Group
A new group for 2019. Each month an Irish Writer is chosen, and members read their own choice of that writer’s poetry, short stories and/or books in preparation for a lively discussion at the monthly meeting. New members are welcome.
Janet Sceats
07 855 8212
Members’ Homes
10.00 am – 11.30 am
2nd Wednesday of the month
Group size - 8
2 vacancies
History Group
We examine topics from any era suggested by members. The topics and presenters are decided in advance so that members may do some background reading if they desire. Listeners as well as contributors are always welcome.
Paul Etheredge
07 825 9888
River Lounge Celebrating Age Centre, Victoria Street
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
2nd Wednesday of the month
$3.00 (to cover room hire)
Group size – no limit
Mah Jong Group
A new group for 2019. Members of this group have a range of experience in playing Mah Jong. Those who are proficient will teach those who are new to the game.
Lesley Dunn


Western Community Centre, 108 Grandview Rd, Nawton.
1.00 pm
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
$3.00 (to cover room hire)

Group size – 12
2 Vacancies.
Numismatic Group
The Numismatic group provides a forum for those interested in the collection and/or study of coins, banknotes and similar material.
This group is under the auspices of the Waikato Numismatic Society.
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Michael Anderson & Paul Etheredge
07 846 1124 or 07 825 9888
Members’ Homes
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
3rd Wednesday of the month
$15 (Annual subscription to Numismatic Society)
No size limit
Natural Environment of Hamilton Group
This group explores venues around Hamilton including gullies, reserves, special gardens and spaces. Some walking is required, often gumboots. When the group has a specialist guide, each member contributes $5.00 toward a koha.
Noeline Alcorn
07 849 1912
Various locations
10.00 am
4th Wednesday of the month
$5 (for a koha on occasion)
Group size 20
If group becomes too large, a second group could be established.