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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:

Andy Fechner

Vice President
Lise Leatherbarrow

Yvonne Berry

Helen Atkinson

Committee members:

Course Co-ordinator
Tina Jones

Membership Secretary and
Assistant Treasurer

Michele Goucher

Publicity Officer
Cheryl Folley

Yvonne Berry

George Evans

Social Activities Facilitator
Di Johnson

Facebook Co-ordinator
Carol Castles

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Dates - Activities

B.U.G.s Latest News.
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Term 4 starts 6th October ends 11th December 2020.

Queensland School Term Dates for 2020 can be found on the Contents Page.

Next Committee Meeting
Friday 30th October 2020 09.30am Venue 12/61-85 Brisbane St (RSL Sub Branch Upstairs).

Important Notices

U3A Network
The official (New) 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

Next Social Lunch Outing

(Please read page two of O.W.L.s U3A Newsletter for details).
RSVP to Di ASAP Email - candyroxy1946@gmail.com Phone/text - 0468 849 448

Kerri Cryer from Town Cryer Media has kindly allowed us access to the Tamborine Bulletin. Click here to see photos of our last Social luncheon

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 April Newsletter and Courses

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.

Pay fees reminder

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Your Christmas Voucher Posted to your Current address

Your free Christmas Voucher redeemable at Beaudesert RSL and worth $20.00 will be posted out to you soon. If you have changed your address during this year you must notify by Email: secretaryu3abeaudesert@gmail.com

Vouchers will not be sent by email

Last Social Lunch of the Year

The last social lunch of the year was held at the Browns Plains RSL. Thirty six members turned up and two failed to attend.

After presenting our Beaudesert RSL membership card, we were given a one year free membership of Browns Plains RSL.
Special Covid19 arrangements were made to enable members to be served with food, which was plentiful, of good quality and gave a large choice.

Members did have to queue but not for too long considering that thirty six of us turned up at the same time.

A number of photographs were taken by our Tutor/Facilitator Tina Jones, (see below). Di Johnson our Social Activities Co-ordinator kept an eye on everyone and ensured we enjoyed and behaved ourselves. (Only problem was no one was keeping an eye on Di)!.

There was a great deal of laughter, and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves.

Di Johnson
Social Activities Co-ordinator

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Photos Tina Jones
Tutor Co-ordinator

New course – “Canine Manners and Etiquette”

If you’re a dog owner, here is the chance to fine-tune all those small aspects of canine behavior which add up to a well-behaved animal that’s not only your best friend, but makes the neighbors happy as well!

This new eight-week course starts on Thursday, October 8, from 9.00 am until 10.30 at the Lions Bicentennial Park in Beaudesert.

One of our members, Karen Goebel, has an extensive background as a dog obedience judge for the Australian National Kennel Council and was a member of the Canine Control Council (QLD) for more than 50 years, before stepping down from most of her engagements last year.

She has choreographed and presented many dog obedience displays at school fetes and agricultural shows, including the EKKA. Karen is now volunteering to teach this local course and will repeat it in the New Year if there is plenty of interest.

Karen is a great advocate for a happy and well trained dog and says both owners and pets will have fun learning her simple routines.

Participants will need to wear closed-in shoes and sun protection, plus bring water for themselves and their dog (plus a bowl for the dog!)

Contact our course coordinator Tina at 0418 780 861 or Karen at 5546 0858 for further details or to enroll.

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Karen Goebel with Ollie (Tan) and Tillie (Black).

Cheryl Folley
Publicity Officer

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Cheryl Folley
Publicity Officer

Last Update 15th November 2020.

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