Life Member: Nan Wingfield

Awarded 2006

For her distinguished and sustained contribution to U3A Melbourne City across many volunteering roles, Nan was awarded the inaugural Life Membership instituted in 2006.

The University of the Third Age was introduced to Australia at a public meeting in 1984 at the Council of Adult Education. Nan Wingfield was one of the original members and a member of the Steering committee, which guided University of the Third Age through its first year of operation.

Nan became the first president of U3A City and has been a member of the committee for her entire time with U3A. In addition to attending many classes herself, she has been active in organising forums with guest speakers, theatre parties and much publicity.

As Office Manager she has coped cheerfully with organising volunteer office workers, communicating with many people on a daily basis.

Nan has the respect of all in the U3A community of seniors. She has been pivotal in turning “good ideas” into reality. In spite of ill health, she remains vitally interested in U3A, saying that she has gained much from participation and also from giving back to the organisation.

Nan has made an outstanding contribution to U3A City. She is a person of many fine qualities held in high esteem by all.