The Myall University of the Third Age (U3A) has been honoured with the 2016 Port Stephens Seniors Local Achievement Award.
The award was presented by Kate Washington MP last week in recognition of achievements in serving senior members in the Port Stephens area.
Ms Washington said up against stiff competition, the Myall U3A was selected due to the significant contribution it makes to the Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest community.
“The Myall U3A is a very active group that provides so many opportunities to its members to engage in a whole range of activities, from cultural and musical pursuits to physical and social activities,” Ms Washington said.
“Through the efforts of its committee, the group adds to the vibrancy and health of the community.”
Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens Progress Association President Trevor Jennings nominated the Myall U3A for the award and stated the group is held in very high regard by the community.
“The lives of many seniors have been enhanced by the high quality activities that are regularly held by the Myall U3A,” Mr Jennings said.
Ms Washington said it was an honour to award the Myall U3A with the Achievement Award.
“I thank the current President, Chris Klimek, together with all past and current members of the committee for their dedication to the delivery of such interesting opportunities,” Ms Washington said.
“I also thank the members who attended for the presentation of the award, for their warm reception, good conversation and a lovely afternoon tea.”
The Myall U3A serves approximately 200 members through the provision of low-cost, intellectual stimulation for people in active retirement.
Classes include art workshops, Tai Chi classes, garden club meetings, fitness gym workouts, MU3A choir practices, Italian classes and Friday lectures.