West Rand Chapter

where something is always happening!

Meet the U3A West Rand Chapter COMMITTEE 

The only thing more surprising than the amount of resources that are required to keep an organisation such as the West Rand Chapter of the U3A running, to the benefit of all it’s members, is the expertise and skills that are available in any group of interested and engaged volunteers.

Please meet the group of dedicated volunteers that make the West Rand U3A Chapter possible.

Should you wish to contact any of the individual Committee members please use the mail forms below their names.

John Giani

       John have been married to Audrey to 54 years. They have four daughters and

       eight grandchildren. I have been in the Financial Services Industry for the

       past 42 years. In 2016 I sold my practice and became semi- retired.

      I enjoy walking and my goal is to walk 1200km this year. I study and read

      everything affecting Retirees and Pensioners.


This position is currently not filled and this vacancy impacts negatively on the effectivity of the Committee and the sustainability of the U3A in the West Rand. 

Should there be member with the skills (accounting, bookkeeping or even putting together your own household budget) please consider putting these skills to use to assist in mantaining the effectivity of the Committee and the sustainability of the U3A in the West Rand.

Maans van der Merwe

Maans is …

Dawn Chapman

Dawn is …

Marthie Coetzer

Marthie is single and lives in Ruimsig Retirement Village in Ruimsig

Mother of two. My son lives in Randburg and my daughter in Perth Australia.

Grandmother to 4 girls.

I am addicted to movies.  Those at Cinema Nouveau.

Love classical music and opera.

My garden is very important to me. I relax by working in the garden and I collect plants. Will never have enough!

Barbara Klarenbeek

Barbara comes from a Secretarial background and have been retired for 5 years.

Barbara and her husband, Robert, have been married for over 40 years and have 4 children and 3 grandchildren

One of our aims, after retiring, is to travel the length and breadth of  Southern Africa.

My hobbies include reading, birding, crocheting and going out for coffee.

Tommy Scanes

Tommy is a retired Medical Technologist who occupied a number of Research, Research and Development and logistics positions with the South African National Blood Service.

Tommy is married to Patsy and the are blessed with 3 great Sons, 4 tremendous Daughters in Law and 7 of the grandest Grandchildern ever.

Tommy and Patsy have been fortunate to have visited a number of countries all over the world and plan to continue these adventures for as long as they can.

Tommy enjoys spending time sawing, turning and glueing wood in his garage and sometimes even produses something that works without falling apart. Patsy is an artist whose paintings have been sold widely within South Africa and abroard and also enjoys gardening and dressmaking.

Audrey Giani

Audrey and husband John have been married for 54 years. Besides being husband John’s Admin Assistant, Her whole life revolves around her four daughters and eight grandchildren. Audrey is very involved in the lives of all her grandchildren with afternoons spent fetching them from school, feeding them, helping with homework and taking them to all after school activities.