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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Yours in U3A
And now for some good news:
WE’RE BACK!!.....COMING VERY SOON….
Our acoustic guitar group recommences in time for term two at a new location:
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church Hall
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
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.
Secretary U3A Beaudesert
Beaudesert U3A Annual General Meeting
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.
U3A Publicity Officer
U3A Publicity Officer
U3A Publicity Officer
U3A's Jigsaw Library is a mental challenge!
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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