Each month there is a different theme for the meeting and the idea is to bring along something from your collection to correspond to the theme.
It is like a show and tell where each member gets to show their wares and tell the other members the story behind the item.
One Man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
You name it we collect it!
Due to Covid restrictions on numbers at other venues, we have decided that the Collectors Group will recommence at 11.30 am – 1.00 pm on Tuesdays, at Hall 1, Senior Citizens Centre, 58 Macalister Street, Mackay. You need to be a member of Seniors which will be $10 annually and $2 each month that the group meets.
U3A Collectors, Tuesday, 7th September, 2021
Our U3A Collectors met on September 7th, 2021, once again astonished us with what our members have in their collections. Our theme for that day was STU.
A Hippopotamus Tooth was intricately carved, the animal figures were beautifully done, not only that but the size of the Sperm Whale Tooth was amazing. There was certainly a variety of treasures on show. A very colourful Scarf from China as was a Chinese Teapot, a piece selected from a complete set.
The Sugar Industry featured with a 100-year Celebration Newspaper and the Trewella Winch Photograph proved very interesting. A very old Soldering Iron was a special feature as were the Two Beautiful Pearl Shells. There was a Social Studies school book on display, but it was much earlier than our time at school.
One of our members struggled with the letter Ü so she compromised with an Ugly Camel, being a Camel Collector. Two beautiful ornaments, one in the shape of a Swan, the other a Dog that dated back to the sixties. But it was the Ukulele that addressed the U for the day. The feature piece of the day was a Serving Tray and Servers from Chile. Certainly a piece to be proud of and to have in one’s collection.
Our next meet will be on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, at the Senior Citizens Hall, Macalister Street, Mackay from 11.30 till 1pm. Out theme for that day will be VWX. Now there’s a challenge!
New members are welcome to come along, make new friends and take on the challenge.
If you would like to come along the 1st Tuesday of the month and show some of your interesting belongings, please phone Laraine Schembri 0409598224
If you would like to join the Collectors Group, or just talk to someone about it, please send us a message on our Contact Page