The University of the Third Age

U3A Okeover

Programme for Term 4, 2015

A A soldier/diplomat’s insight on the Middle East

Dates: 29 October

B How to manage a City Council and come out smiling

Dates: 5 November

C Trials and tribulations of private life in the Middle East

Dates: 12 November

Times: 10:00 - 11:30

Enrolments for this term closed on Thursday 12 Nov 2015.

Officers:

Chairman:Peter Moody3517448
Secretary:Yvonne Evans027 4766531
Treasurer:Colin Freeman027 2369476
Please hand your enrolment form to the treasurer at the desk.

Course A

A soldier/diplomat’s insight on the Middle East

Course organiser:Neil Fleming

Presenter:Brigadier Neville Reilly

29 Oct:
Brigadier Neville ReillyOur speaker served 38 years in NZ Army, including commanding NZ's first Reconstruction Team in Aghanistan. He was Defence attache in Saudi Arabia, then Ambassador in Afghanistan in 2010-2011. This has given him an unusually broad perspective on the Middle East.

Course B

How to manage a City Council and come out smiling

Course organiser:Loanne Metcalfe

Presenter:Dr Karleen Edwards

5 Nov:
Karleen Edwards, 'CEO of Christchurch City Council ' ,We are very fortunate that Dr Edwards has found time to present to us. From the daily newspaper we all glimpse the enormity of her task and wonder how one can survive in such a stressed environment.

Course C

Trials and tribulations of private life in the Middle East

Course organiser:Mary Carnegie

Presenter:Judy Dodwell

Luncheon follows: If your enrolment notes that you wish to attend the End-of-year Luncheon ($17) then please proceed straight to the Hornby Working Men’s Club after the presentation given on 12th November by Judy Dodwell.

12 Nov:
Judy Dodwell on 'Trials and tribulations of living in the middle east: ' Judy and her husband lived in Bahrain for 20 years while her husband worked as a pilot for Gulf Air. Judy will share with us her observations and experiences of life for families in a country that is very topical in the news in recent times. It will be interesting listening to someone who has had real life experiences in this volatile area.