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BEAUDESERT U3A Inc © Beaudesert U3A inc March 2011

Beaudesert U3A Inc was established in March 2011, the first courses starting that month.

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Member of U3A Network Queensland

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ABN 88 945 460 759

Contact address:

Beaudesert U3A Inc
P.O. Box 561
Beaudesert, Qld, 4285

Email: u3abeaudesert@gmail.com

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Office Bearers:

Brendan Dever

Vice President
Tina Jones

Yvonne Berry

Stuart Gearey

Committee members:

Course Co-ordinator
Tina Jones

Membership Secretary
Derani Gearey

Assistant Secretary
Lynette Stewart

Assistant Membership Secretary
Stuart Gearey

Publicity Officer
Diane Rewko

Yvonne Berry

Web Manager
Peter Venz

Social Activities Facilitator
Di Johnson

Facebook Co-ordinator
Pat Hughes

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Term 4 starts 4th October 2022 and finishes 9th December 2022.

Queensland School Term Dates for 2022 can be found on the Contents Page.

Next Committee Meeting
Friday 9th December 2022 09:30am Venue: GTM Studio 21 (Shop 21, 115 Brisbane Street)

Important Notices

U3A Network
The official U3A Network website is up and running with a link to Network News, the home page of the website and also Facebook:

click here to go to U3A State Web Network News

click here to go to U3A State Web Site

Click here to go to U3A State Website Facebook Page

Click here to go to Brisbane U3A Web Site

The next social lunch will be at "Beaudesrt Hotel" 12:00 on Friday 25th November.

RSVP to Di ASAP Email - candyroxy1946@gmail.com Phone/text - 0468 849 448

New Groups and Recessions
A number of new groups have started, due to seasonal changes, some have gone into recess and some restarted. For more information, please go to current Courses button at the top of this page.

Click here for Mount Tamborine's latest Newsletter and Courses

Click here for the Boonah U3A Web Site

Beaudesert Tennis Club Some of our members belong to the local Beaudesert Tennis Club. By reciprocal arrangement and for the benefit of members, we have agreed to a link between our Web Sites click here to go to Beaudesert Tennis Club Web Site


The University of the Third Age is a mutual aid self-help movement - a modern community of scholars and artists, catering primarily for people in the Third Age of their lives.

The overall aim of Beaudesert U3A Inc. is to provide the members with both the stimulus of mental and physical activity and the satisfaction of a continuing contribution to society. It will enable them to take up new interests and to extend old ones. It will offer the joy of learning for the sake of learning: it will open up new horizons for them - unrestricted by the requirements of vocation or the desire for qualifications, and it will do so, principally by drawing upon the extensive life experience, skills and energies of the members. It is a mutual aid self-help movement - a modern community of scholars, catering primarily for people in the Third Age of their lives.

Beaudesert U3A promotes the joy of learning for the sake of learning, and seeks to open up new horizons for its members unrestricted by the requirements of vocation or the desire for qualifications. It does so, principally by drawing upon the extensive life experience, skills and energies of members.

The history of U3A and how they operate is on this page.


Friday 7 October, tutors, facilitators and committee members were treated to a two-course lunch at The Club bistro as a "thank you" for the hours they've put in to their various activities.

Di Johnson was announced Tutor of the Year for her role as facilitator for Social Activities and 500 and Bolivia cards in Beaudesert and Jimboomba. Well done, Di.

Helen Atkinson was presented a certificate of thank you for her years as Beaudesert U3A treasurer.

Alison Taylor, secretary of U3A Network Queensland also acknowledged the contributions of tutors, facilitators and committee.

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Diane Rewko

U3A Choir

The Beaudesert U3A choir has arrived and everyone is excited about the new addition to the U3A program. Janet Hughes, facilitator, stresses that the choir is about having fun and no auditions are necessary. The choir's home is GTM Studio 21, Post Office Square, Brisbane Street, and is held each Wednesday from 10.00 am to 11.30 am

There are many benefits of group singing including the potential improvement of general health and happiness particularly in respect to breathing, posture and reduction of muscle tension. Learning new songs is a great boost to memory and something that is very important to U3A members, is the camaraderie and social aspect.

Contact Janet Hughes on 0408 784 567 for further details and information.

Diane Rewko

"Try before you buy" chances in two activities

If you have an interest in mosaics or line dancing, now is the time to take advantage of the Be Healthy and Active program which is sponsored by the Scenic Rim Regional Council.
Both activities are available for non-members of U3A to try out over a period of up to ten weeks, before making any decision about joining U3A.
The only expense is a small ($3) contribution to room hire/ refreshments for each session.

The Mosaics group meets at the Arts and Information Centre at 2-14 Enterprise Drive from 1.30 to 3.30 pm on Mondays.
This is a creative and energetic group, which enjoys the occasional social outing as well as sparking each other into varied and attractive artistic creations!

Contact Tina on 0418 780 861 for more information.

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Line dancing: a fun way to exercise

So you've heard about line dancing, but don't feel quite sure what it's all about? At Beaudesert U3A we are happy to invite anyone interested to come along and see for themselves.

Our line dancing group meets every Tuesday afternoon at The Centre in Brisbane street in the large air-conditioned main hall, making distancing easy while exercising. This is a relaxed beginner group with many easy dances and some slightly more challenging, all with plenty of help on hand for "newbies."

To choose each week's dances, we have a repertoire of about 30, gradually adding to this from the hundreds written up online (called step sheets) from simple sequences of 16 steps to 64-step sequences with more complex choreography. The music and styles cover almost all genres including country, rock 'n' roll, cha cha, swing and even waltz. And because we need to dance to it, the music is always catchy and/or melodic.

I asked some of our group of 25 why they line dance:

"It's enjoyable exercise"
"Love the variety of music"
"You don't need a partner"
"It has improved my balance"
"This gives me team camaraderie and mental stimulation"

Our line dancing group is partially subsidised by the Scenic Rim Regional Council's Be Healthy and Active program, meaning that we can offer the weekly class for $3 per session. Non-members of U3A are welcome to "try before you buy" for this activity for some weeks without joining U3A, paying just the weekly fee, although they need to join if they decide it is for them...which then entitles them to check out and join any other of our varied activities

Contact Marg on 0422 415 145 for more information.

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Ongoing advice on Covid

COVID-19 remains a potentially serious disease. Do not attend any U3A functions or courses if any of the following apply to you. Please notify your tutor or facilitator of the circumstances.
• if you are unwell and have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19
• if you are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period
• if you live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
• if you are waiting on a COVID-19 test result

We're all looking forward to another step in 'back to normal'. Please take care of yourselves, and follow appropriate COVID-19 precautions.

Brendan Dever
President 0418 192 999

Last Update 25 November 2022.

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