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Beaudesert U3A Inc
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Beaudesert, Qld, 4285
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Term 3 starts 11th July 2022 and finishes 3rd October 2022.
Queensland School Term Dates for 2022 can be found on the Contents Page.
Next Committee Meeting
Friday 9th September 2022 09:30am Venue: Shop 21, 115 Brisbane Street (GTM Office Suite).
The official U3A Network website is up and running with a link to Network News, the home page of the website and also Facebook:
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The next social lunch will be at the "Yummy Yummy Chinese restaurant, Jimboomba Junction shopping centre" 12:00 on Friday 26th August.
Yummy Yummy meets all Covid mandates.
RSVP to Di ASAP
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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
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WHAT IS A U3A
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.
HISTORY OF U3A
The history of U3A and how they operate is on this page.
Table Tennis anyone?
Table Tennis meet each Thursday morning 9 am - 12 noon at the St. Thomas' Anglican Church hall, Albert street. With 4 nets set up, this enthusiastic group is set for action and a good workout
is had by all plus there is always time for a chat between games. Morning tea is provided and tends to be very tempting. $3.00 game fee applies.
Like to keep your fitness levels up? Coordinators Glenda Hicks mob: 0418 771 758 and Ken Johnstone mob: 0408 703 388 are always ready to welcome a new face.
Never a rainy morning at Indoor Bowls
If you're looking for an undercover activity, our indoor bowls group meets at St. Thomas' Anglican Church hall, Albert street, every Friday morning and would be happy to welcome more players. Games start at 9 am with two of their weekly three games finishing by about 10 - then it's morning tea and back for the final game until around 11 am.
Coordinator Terry says that playing is easy on their new mat and members enjoy the chit chat of a social occasion as well.
Ring Terry on 0428 627 673 if you would like to know more.
Bastille Day 2022
Members of the U3A French group celebrated Bastille Day with French style
The group, who meet on Mondays at the Beaudesert Sub-branch, not only
learn the language but delve into French culture.
Bastille Day, its English language name, is celebrated worldwide and in
French Polynesia, for example, they have adapted the holiday to suit their
In France, La Fete Nationale, is a public holiday commemorating the
anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, in Paris, on 14 July, 1789. This
significant historical event is credited to be the beginning of the French
Revolution and the beginning of the end of the ruling monarchy.
The holiday is celebrated in true French style with a lavish military parade
on the Champs-Elysees, in Paris with all the ensuing pomp and ceremony,
culminating in evening gala balls and fireworks, something which families
and friends can enjoy together.
It's time for local Shows again
Two years after the first Covid lockdown, and our local shows in the Scenic Rim are starting up again... which means that members of the Beaudesert U3A art group are happily at work preparing for a succession of local events.
Recently eight of them entered the Boonah show and seven members came home with a number of prizes, with an eighth selling one of his works in only his second show. Now it's onwards to the Canungra Show on August 20 and shortly afterwards, Beaudesert on September 2 and 3.
But exhibitors or not, it's all part of the ongoing learning process for the 10-15 members who meet every Wednesday morning in St. Thomas's Church hall in Albert street. While painting in acrylics is popular, members work in a number of different media and there is a wide range of experience and output.
Group coordinator Denice Knight says other group members are quick to encourage novices to see what they can do, with support (and some advice!) from more experienced artists.
Members who won prizes across a number of classes at Boonah were:
Stephanie Costa, Peter Greening, Michael Goebel, Denice Knight, Jenny Stedman, Denise Smallwood and
Three members (Denice Knight, Michael Goebel and Paul Neal) sold an art work at the Boonah show.
For more information on this group, contact Denice on mob 0402 012 267 or 5546 9879
"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.
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.
Card games and mahjong at Jimboomba
There's a warm welcome (in more ways than one!) at St James' Anglican Church hall in Jimboomba for keen followers of cards and mahjong. And if you are a novice and keen to learn, experienced players are there to help.
The hall is warm in winter, cool in summer, with kitchen facilities for tea/coffee and afternoon tea. There's plenty of parking space and wheelchair access.
Bolivia is the game of choice for cards, from noon until 4 pm on Thursdays and mahjong is held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.
Contact Di if you want to know more about cards, at 0468 849 448 and Elizabeth on 5546 9689 for mahjong.
If you want to double up (or live closer to Beaudesert), Di is also the contact for Bolivia and 500 games played at the RSL function room on Monday afternoons.
Mahjong at Beaudesert is in the Arts and Information Centre, 2-14 Enterprise Drive, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Thursdays - give Michele a call on 0459 335 403.
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.
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Last Update 25th June 2022.
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