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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

Street map of Beaudesert

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 Facilitators
Di Johnson
Pat Millard

Facebook Co-ordinator
Carol Castles

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Contents Page

Dates - Activities

B.U.G.s Latest News.
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Term 1 starts Tuesday 28th January 2020 and ends on Friday 3rd April 2020.

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

Next Committee Meeting
Friday to be arranged 2020 10.00am

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

Temporarily in recession

(Please read page three of O.W.L.s U3A Newsletter for details).
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.

Course Updates affected by Coronavirus Directives

Hello fellow U3Aers and Line Dancers

Following the Government Health directives we no longer have access to all our venues, and not all our activities can safely meet social distancing requirements. The following information has been received from Marg Arnold by Email and placed on this page at her request.

If you would like to take part in Nordic Walking Please contact Liz 04 8815 5506 Or for Line Dancing Marg Arnold, her contact details are below.

Hi fellow line dance lovers. Just in case some don't know, Copper Knob UK is an excellent website giving step sheets of most dances plus in many cases u-tube demos of the dances.

Also, Liz Collett has several instructional videos. I bought the one which has all 24 dances she covers without the instruction (she just calls them) which is pretty good.
The music is disappointing (I guess for copyright reasons she doesn't use the original songs) and the production leaves a bit to be desired (eg I can't get the volume as loud as I would like), but her dancing is easy to follow. Just letting people know. The website is www.LineDance.com.au

I would love to keep in touch with you via email. Mine is margarnold@optusnet.com.au

Cheers Marg Arnold.


Jigsaws are still available with more than seventy to choose from. For those of you that like a difficult one, there are a number of Wasgij and 3D puzzles available.

Please Phone Sandra Grieve on 5541 0978 prior to pickup.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate to all our members any and all information that may be relevant. Our monthly newsletter will be distributed for as long as our editor can fill the pages. If you have something to contribute which might be of interest or help to your fellow members, please send it to secretaryu3abeaudesert@gmail.com

Yours in U3A
Andy Fechner


And now for some good news:
Our acoustic guitar group recommences in time for term two at a new location:

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church Hall
Albert Street

Weekly every Thursday afternoon commencing 16 April
New Time: 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Tutor: Ken Jurd
Course charge $3 per session

Enquiries to Laurel Fechner, facilitator
Ph 5541 2072 | mob 0417 644506
Email: laurel.fechner@gmail.com

Plenty of parking available

We will keep you updated as the situation evolves and let you know when these affected activities are able to resume as normal.

Thank you for your understanding.
Yvonne Berry
Secretary U3A Beaudesert

Beaudesert U3A Annual General Meeting

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All GO for this year after Open Day

Every year Beaudesert U3A holds an Open Day, when we showcase various activities to the public.

In late January, in the spacious function room at the RSL club rooms, we had a highly successful morning with a total of 150 attendees and 18 new members signing up on the day, with many others expressing interest in following up one or two activities. President Andy Fechner had organised a very "hands on" event. Centre of the room was our new aqua-aerobics recruit - a store dummy in appropriate swim wear and even her own child's paddling pool!

There were displays of line dancing and also a table tennis set-up which was busy all morning as visitors and our group presenters picked up paddle and ball. Members of the card groups and mahjong played happily to demonstrate their interests, totally disengaged from the buzz around them (don't let anything come between an avid card player and the game!) Excellent static displays included scrapbooking, computers, trivia puzzling, French, mosaics, art and gardening, with both our new activities (calligraphy and travel) well represented.

Now we are into the new season with most groups active during Term 1, apart from acoustic guitar which is in recess at present.

Bolivia Cards Bugs Garden Aqua Pool Trivia
 Cheryl Folley
 U3A Publicity Officer

Finella Loch

 Facebook Co-ordinator


 Cheryl Folley
 U3A Publicity Officer

Scenic Rim try before you buy

 Cheryl Folley
 U3A Publicity Officer

Web Story new TAG group

U3A's Jigsaw Library is a mental challenge!

Jigsaw History

Jigsaw History
   Cheryl Folley

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

Last Update 23rd March 2020.
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