U3A Altona was established in 2006 by a small group of retirees and volunteers. We originally operated out of a small shared office in the local Arts & Community Centre. We are now located in the Senior Citizens building at 2 Sargood Street, Altona and have our own office space plus a modern computer room to run classes.
Membership has grown since 2006 to over 100 members and we offer approximately 15 regular courses per term. We also run a variety of interesting workshops and social events per term.
As a small U3A branch we feel that we provide a personal, friendly and welcoming environment for people to participate in as many classes as they wish.
U3A Altona provide excursions and outings to many places of interest. These activities are connected to our courses but also offer an opportunity to interact with other local groups, as well as learning it also gives members an opportunity to socialise.
This is a free and confidential service, offered to all residents of Hobsons Bay and delivered over four sites in the municipality by trained professionals please phone 0481 210 471 to make an appointment
Leo clubs are a sponsored affiliation of Lions Clubs International that encourages young men and women to serve others in their community and around the world.
Leo clubs are sponsored by local lions clubs and may be either school-affiliated or community based.
Leo club activities include regular meetings, service projects & social functions.
The Leo motto – Leadership, Experience, Opportunity – is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others.
Seabreeze Quilters are a community based quilting group that meet monthly at the Altona Meadows Library & Learning Centre.
They began in January 2006 at the Louis Joel Centre in Altona with around 16 members and now boast a group of around 100 members.
Members are mainly from the HobsonsBay area of Williamstown, Altona, Laverton, Seabrook, Newport, Brooklyn and Spotswood, although many members are from other areas outside of HobsonsBay.
Seabreeze Quilters offers a close-knit social network and skill sharing that is accepted and enjoyed by all members. They take care to encourage beginners as well as seasoned patchworkers via a 'show and tell' session at each monthly meeting.