"Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning"

The U3A Network Queensland Conference for 2018 will be hosted by U3A Redcliffe on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula.
Registration now open!!
          Dates:   May 31 - June1, 2018            

"Sutton Centre",
157-159 Sutton Street, Redcliffe

Register today:

Our theme for the year is:
"Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning"
This is our new awareness advertisement which will appear in the February, April & June editions of
"The Senior" newspaper.

Wide Bay Presidents Council "Road Show" meeting held in

A Presidents Council meeting "Road Show" was held on Friday 13th October at the historic Maryborough Town Hall. The superstitious date however, didn't deter from the success of this meeting with both successes and challenges discussed in a great atmosphere of cooperation between the participating U3As. The discussion also highlighted how diverse U3As are depending on their area of operation with some mainly catering to physical activity while others were more academic in their offerings.
Attending were the Presidents and VPs from Bundaberg, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Howard and Maryborough.
Many thanks to President Pat Dorland and her crew from Maryborough for, not only hosting the event, but for the delicious lunch and morning tea.
Attending from Network Queensland were President Julie Porteous, Secretary Iris Murray, Treasurer Maria Licence, VP Greg Doolan and Fleur Grainger, President of Howard U3A, was welcomed to the Network Committee as the representative for the Wide Bay region.

U3A Caboolture hold successful Information Day
On Melbourne Cup Day, U3A Caboolture held a successful information stand at the annual Morayfield Shopping Centre Charity Day. Despite being held at the same time day as "The Race that stops the Nation", plenty of interest was shown in what this progressive U3A had o offer the seniors and retirees of the local community and President Wendy Sanders reported that at least 20 new members were signed up on the day with more to come.
Well Done U3A Caboolture.

Good Governance Workshop, Townsville
In the latest of an informative series of events being held across Queensland, a workshop on Good Governance for U3A committees was recently hosted by U3A Townsville. This workshop and one recently held in Brisbane on grants writing, were funded by the 2016 DSS Volunteer Grants which also allowed travel support to regional U3As as distant as Mackay, Cairns and the Atherton Tableland.
Presented by Leisa Donlan, an expert in good governance, this was a really informative and interesting session and was appreciated by all who attended on the day. Copies of Leisa's notes are available through the following links:

Excellent committees

Secrets to a successful U3A

                                    Grants Writing Workshop, Brisbane
Grants writing is something every U3A should be aware of so, with this in mind, Network Queensland recently conducted a Grants Writing workshop. Facilitator, Lisa Nardone, who writes grants professionally, described the "tricks of the trade" of this source of funding for not for profit organisations such as U3A.
The workshop was attended by U3As from as far away as Cairns and the Fraser Coast and was hosted by U3A Brisbane in their Adelaide Street rooms.
Early next month, another workshop will be held in Townsville for North Queensland U3As and this will focus on Good Governance. Lisa's notes are available through the following link:

Simple steps for strong submissions

President Julie reports to U3A Australian Alliance

Read the recent report by president Julie Porteous to the U3A Australian Alliance this month.

President's newsletter, October 2017

Newsletters - Grey Matters & the National Bulletin

The National Alliance of U3A - U3A Alliance Australia - now has a newsletter which provides news from most states of Australia.

All issues of our Queensland newsletter - Network News - are available from this site

Your Third Age

U3A is the largest provider of adult education programs for retirees in Queensland. All programs are provided by volunteers. There are now 33 U3A groups in Queensland (including U3A online) with an estimated 21,000 members. Weekly classes are held in a whole range of subjects - including computing, languages, travel, the Arts and a range of physical fitness activities. We learn for the joy of learning- no prerequisites, no exams!

If you wish to share your experiences or expertise in management or as a tutor or as the presenter of a special interest talk, your local U3A group will welcome your offer.   

Look on the Find Qld U3As or Members pages to find a group near you. Many have their own websites where you can obtain details of programs and membership application forms.

Click here to learn more about U3A in Queensland or interstate, to view our promotional videos or read the aims of our network outlined in our network constitution.

Your Committee

U3A Network Queensland appoints a management committee to manage its operations. These members are only too happy to assist members in many ways. If you have a query please Contact Us

 Resources page information for starting up a new U3A.

Network Queensland welcomes new Sponsor/Partners

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