Welcome to U3A Network Queensland
U3A Sunshine Coast is host for this year's State Conference on Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd June. All members are invited to attend the conference, which provides an opportunity to meet U3A members from other parts of Queensland and interstate. Why not combine the conference with a well-deserved break on the beautiful Sunshine Coast?
More information: Registration now open
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday 8th April at the offices of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) by Greg Hallam, CEO of LGAQ and Julie Porteous, President of U3A Network Queensland.
This now means that U3A Network Queensland have the added resources of the LGAQ to help lobby Local governments across the state with the aim of supporting existing U3As and identifying areas where a new U3A would be beneficial to the community. This is also a very opportune time for this MoU to be in place considering the Local government elections have just taken place and and all Queensland Councils will now have stability for the next four years.
Another successful "Road Show" held in Cairns
As promised, members of the Network committee travelled to Cairns to hold a meeting with the Presidents and other representatives of U3As in the North of Queensland.
Along with Cairns, Tablelands and Townsville U3As also attended the meeting to discuss the unique challenges of running a U3A in the northern parts of the State.
All attending U3As voiced their appreciation to the Network Committee for making the effort to travel to Cairns to conduct the meeting which was chaired by Network President, Julie Porteous and assisted by Secretary, Iris Murray and VP, Greg Doolan and Townsville based Network committee member, Alan Williams who sincerely thank President, Denise Collyer and her team in Cairns for their wonderful hospitality which included a great lunch organised by their Luncheon Club at the "Raw Prawn" restaurant on the picturesque Cairns Esplanade.
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 - Grey Matters - are available from this site
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.
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 for information is starting up a new U3A.
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