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BEAUDESERT U3A Inc © Beaudesert U3A inc 2019

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
Laurel Fechner

Assistant Treasurer
Michele Goucher

Publicity Officers
Cheryl and Ray Folley

Yvonne Berry

Michele Goucher

George Evans

Social Activities Facilitator
Di Johnson

Facebook Co-ordinator
Finella Loch

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Dates - Activities

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Term 1 starts Tuesday 29th January 2019 and ends on Friday 5th April 2019.

Queensland School Term Dates for 2019 can be found on the Contents Page.

AGM Friday 22nd March 2019 (Subject to change).

Next Committee Meeting
Centacare Petersen St Beaudesert on Friday 29th March 2019 at 10.00 am.

Important Notices

Venue Changes

Due to the growth of some groups and difficulty in storing equipment, changes to Venues for the following groups will take effect from the dates and times indicated.
1. Guitar will relocate to Beaucare at 44 Tina Street commencing Thursday 28th March.
2. Meandering through History will relocate to the Beaudesert Library commencing Thursday 7th March.
3. French will now remain/return in/to their current location.
4. Mosaics will relocate to the Arts and Information Centre commencing Monday 4th March.

5. Trivia from the 27th March will relocate to the Beaudesert Library meeting room. This is due to the Trivia group outgrowing its current location.

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

Next Social Lunch Outing

To be arranged.
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 4 in the contents 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.

Invitation from Brisbane U3A to join Trip to China

My name is BRYAN ILES and I am a tutor at U3A Brisbane running classes about the history, geography etc of China.

Each year I arrange a tour to China through a reputable contact in China, this year I plan to go to the Yellow River area to experience the development of the Chinese civilisation.

Please find attached a notice about the tour, your U3A members would be most welcome to join the group.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

If you wish to seek confirmation about these tours please contact U3A Brisbane president.

Cheers, Bryan

Brisbane U3A China Trip

Membership growing after Open Day

Our annual sign-on and Open Day attracted a record 100 visitors, with 30 new members enlisting for various courses. We’re expecting this to increase again as people become aware of our new trivia afternoons, to be held weekly from Wednesday February 6 at Centacare in Petersen street.

In addition, members of the community are involving themselves in the Be Healthy and Active program which is being run across four activities in conjunction with the Scenic Rim Regional Council. Under the program, people are offered FREE attendance for Term 1, 2019, and may then decide if they wish to join U3A and continue with their chosen activity and any other that interests them.

Involved in this program are aqua-aerobics, table tennis, line dancing and two card groups, one at Beaudesert and the second at Kooralbyn (the emphasis with the cards groups being on active minds and community involvement rather than sporting activity!) See our listing on this site for all contact details.

Cheryl Folley

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U3A March Luncheon at the 'Jimboomba Tavern' combined with visit to Hindu Temple

A few words about the social lunch on Friday just gone (8th March), at the Jimboomba Tavern.

Those members that have been curious about the building which has been constructed during the last eighteen months near the Logan River Bridge at North Maclean, were given the option to visit the Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir Hindu Temple.

Approximately twenty U3A members attended. What a magnificent show of craftsmanship and colour there was to see, with figures adorning the walls and Religious structures erected throughout the vast open space within.

Unfortunately photography was restricted. However this was a rare opportunity to visit a unique place of religious worship and well worth the effort. Check Google for available visiting times.

The Luncheon at the Jimboomba Tavern was attended by 25 members, Food and service were good, Meal size was generous and quality excellent. Specials were available for Seniors. The staff were very pleasant, and the general menu was varied with plenty to choose from. Cheers, George

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Line Dancing

The U3A Line Dancing Group got off to a good start with 21 attendees and included a few beginners.

The Group meets every Tuesday 1 pm- 3 pm Uniting Church hall, corner William and Duckett Streets; off street parking available in rear. Commencing Tuesday 13 November, for five weeks initially. $3 per session.

Contact Trish 0419 006 988

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Andy Fechner

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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Last Update 23rd March 2019.
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