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For those retired or about to retire, U3A provides an ideal environment in which to pursue new or existing interests.
Visit our monthly meeting to see if you would like to join this friendly group.
Meeting Wednesday November 7th 9:45AM
Citizens' Centre
College Road

Guest Speaker: Celia Caughey
Topic: Happiness
Celia Caughey was born and raised in Auckland,
studying law and arts at Auckland University, then in
Germany and at Oxford.
Celia worked as a lawyer in Auckland and Wellington,
specializing in litigation. She retired as a partner of
Russell McVeagh to marry Dr Long Ngo, a former
Columbo Plan student, and went to live in Vietnam for
7 years. While there she learnt Vietnamese,
introduced NZ apples and kiwifruit into Vietnam and
became the NZ Trade Commissioner to Vietnam and Consul General in Ho Chi Minh
City. Celia also helped to set up a home for street girls for which she is now the
fundraising coordinator.
She has written books called There’s Lots of Love…, Taste Vietnam, and produced a
board game called Venture Vietnam.
Celia sits on boards, including the Auckland City Mission, NZ Memorial Museum in Le
Quesnoy and the Auckland University Asia Institute Strategic Advisory board.
She will speak to us on Wednesday 7 November about Happiness, including wisdom
from Buddhism, Greek philosophers, the New Testament to the new age, with some
guidelines for how to be happy.
Mini Speaker:
Mini Speaker: Murray Pearson
Topic: Christmas in Antarctica


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