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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
6 - 12 Petersen Street,
P.O. Box 561
Beaudesert, Qld, 4285
Ph: 0408 801780

Email: u3abeaudesert@gmail.com

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Office Bearers:

Andy Fechner

Vice President
Ray Folley

Yvonne Berry

Pat Millard

Committee members:

Course Co-ordinator
Donna Fowler

Assistant Treasurer
Michele Goucher

Publicity Officer
Ray Folley

Yvonne Berry

Sue Estbergs
Sue Manning

George Evans

Social Activities Facilitator
Di Johnson

Facebook Co-ordinator
Finella Loch

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Dates - Activities

Term 4 (2017) starts Monday 3rd October 2017 and ends on Friday 8th December 2017

AGM Friday 23rd March 2018.

Next Committee Meeting
At 10.00am on Friday 25th August 2017 at Centacare Petersen St Beaudesert.

Important Notices

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

click here to go to U3A State Web Site and also the Network facebook page: Click here to go to Facebook Page

Next Social Lunch Outing The next Social Lunch has been canceled, more details to follow soon.

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 the time table for term 3 in the contents page.

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.

July Monthly Luncheon

Thanks go to Yvonne for this months write up on the July Monthly Luncheon...

It was, for Lawrie and I, the best lunch we have been to. Because Di had made a booking for our group, we could use the "express" entry so did not have to join the very long walk-in queue. Plenty of seats available (we had three tables booked) and the buffet was extremely well set out. So much so, there was no queuing for food, there was plenty of it, a full range (including Chinese, roasts, seafood, pasta, lasagne, salads, fresh fruit, mousse, cake, bread and butter pudding, apple crumble to name a few) it was hot (if it was supposed to be), fresh, tasty and beautifully cooked. People made a bee-line for the prawns and there was a stack of them available all the time. And, you could have seconds (and thirds) of anything if you wanted.

Lovely outing enjoyed by the group of around 22 members. Great value for the seniors' price of $15.

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Photos courtesy of Yvonne Berry.

September Monthly Luncheon

Andy Fechner our President has had a discussion with Di Johnson regarding the September social lunch day due on Friday 8th September. With the realisation that this is also the first day of the local Beaudesert Show, we have agreed that there will be no formal social lunch for September, as so many of our members are involved with the Show in one capacity or another, or may wish to attend as a visitor. We will issue an announcement to all soon outlining any further arrangements/details.

Croquet Group Home Ground now at Everdell Park Gleneagle

With the rapid growth of the Beaudesert U3A Croquet Group membership, a new venue was becoming a matter of urgency. A great deal of research on the part of Co-Facilitator Trish Alexander, found a new venue, which more than satisfied the requirements. The Group will move to their new Venue on the first day of the Term 3 (10th July 2017). The new Venue will allow for further expansion, is of a better quality surface and is regularly maintained by the local Groundsman. The better green conditions also allow players to increase their playing skills to a more competitive level with the prospect of friendly competition with other Croquet Groups.

see photos below.

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On the last day of Term 2, Co-Facilitator Trish Alexander presented George Evans with a Framed Certificate of gratitude on behalf of all the Croquet group Players for his attitude and patience in establishing the Group. Tex also gifted a high quality Mallet to George who said he hoped that he would play a better game!! Trish also presented Tex White with some labels to use on the high quality Croquet Mallets produced by Tex and thanked him for the great work he had done and continued to do. All the Croquet Group players echoed there thanks to Tex and Margaret for their generous input into making the Croquet Group such a strong Social and Fun Group to join.

Trish and George Trish and Tex

Beaucare Bus Trip information.

For the convenience of U3A members Beaucare Bus trip information has been included on a separate page. Please make bookings through the Telephone number listed on that page. Beaucare Bus Trips

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