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BEAUDESERT U3A Inc © Beaudesert U3A inc 2018

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

Assistant Membership Judith Logan

George Evans

Social Activities Facilitator
Di Johnson

Facebook Co-ordinator
Finella Loch

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Dates - Activities

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Term 4 starts Monday 8th October 2018 and ends on Friday 14th December 2018

Queensland School Term Dates for 2018 can be found on the Contents Page.

AGM Friday 29th March 2019 (Subject to change).

Next Committee Meeting
Centacare Petersen St Beaudesert on Friday 30th November 2018 at 10.00 am.

Important Notices

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 Social outing/lunch 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.


Volunteers Memorial Saturday 20th October 2018

Around 60 people attended today's dedication ceremony of the Volunteers memorial in the grounds of the Beaudesert RSL. Our U3A was represented and has a plaque on the memorial. This is in conjunction with the centenary of the local RSL.

The ceremony was conducted by Major General John Pearn and other speakers were Carol Castles Vice President of the RSL Sub Branch, Councillor Michael Enright and Errol Guilfoyle RSL President.

A fly past of a Blackhawk helicopter coincided with the unveiling.

U3A President Andy Fechner attended on behalf of our Beaudesert Branch.

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      Andy Fechner

U3A November Luncheon at the 'Logan Village Hotel'

A few words about the social lunch on Friday just gone (9th November), at the Logan Village Hotel.

I had not been there previously, so it was a new experience for me. Di Johnson booked for 30, but we ended up with 36 attendees, which was a very good roll up. While taking the food orders was a bit onerous, the staff were very pleasant, and the menu was very varied, with a short list of lunch “specials” for $14.95, and a blackboard menu of other specials of the day. There was also a large general menu to choose from.

The meal servings were generous and of good quality, and the service was well organized. Meal orders were taken by name and table number so as to save confusion. While a little bit away from our usual stamping ground, the occasion was well worth the trip. This was our last formal monthly social lunch outing for 2018, as our December get together will be our Christmas luncheon on the 7th December. (This event is fully booked).

The U3A Card group who play at Jimboomba on Thursdays go to the Logan Village Hotel once per month to play cards, and also have a lunch there, so the venue is well patronised by our U3A. Cheers, Andy

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      Andy Fechner

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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