When Andrew and Tricia moved from Fremantle to Tasmania in June 1997, they landed briefly in Port Sorell where they loved the environment and people—but could not find a decent cappuccino. They then journeyed south to Hobart where they lived for nearly 20 years when Tricia worked as a librarian at the State Library and UTAS.
After retirement, Tricia served on club, state, and national committees supporting croquet as a sport and recreational activity. She is currently serving on the North West Film Society committee and, since August 2019, on the U3A Port Sorell committee. Tricia finds working with other U3A committee members and volunteers has been very satisfying, particularly in the areas of governance, policy, and program delivery.
U3A has been a part of her life-long learning since 2014, when she started as a member of the Noosa U3A. Their film course was highly participatory, where they selected the films and gave short ‘tutorials’ on some aspects of film. Here at Port Sorell, Tricia enjoys the collaborative learning aspects of the Conversations class. The philosophy of life-long learning in the Third Age gives value to our experiences, interests, and knowledge when shared with a community of friends.
Her other interests, shared with Andrew, are reading, films, cooking simple suppers for friends, good conversation, and walking the ‘girls’.
And, about that cappuccino…no problem now!