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The 2017 State Conference will be held on the beautiful Gold Coast hosted by Twin Towns U3A
The 2017 U3A Network Queensland Conference will be held on the Gold Coast and hosted by U3A Twin Towns on 18/19 May 2017. Venue will be the:
Tweed Ultima Conference Centre, 20 Stuart Street, Tweed Heads
the theme of the conference will be "Live, Laugh, Learn without boundaries".
Thank you Twin Towns for your kind offer. For further details, please check the following websites:
U3A Twin Towns Queensland Conference
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
U3A Alliance of Australia meeting in Melbourne
a U3AAA (Alliance of Australia), hosted by Network Victoria at their offices in Queen Street, Melbourne on 28 March. In attendance were delegates from NSW, SA, ACT, Vic, Qld & U3A Online. Discussion centred around the U3A Alliance of Australia Vision and updating the Memorandum of Understanding between all member States.
Another successful "Road Show" in Noosa
Network Queensland conducted another President's Council "Road Show" on Friday hosted by U3A Noosa. Wide ranging discussions were held on many issues effecting all U3As, including tutor recruitment and management systems.
U3As from Caboolture, Bribie Island, Redcliffe, Sunshine Coast & Gympie attended along with the host, Noosa who generously provided the use of their facilities and catered with a delicious morning tea and lunch.
Network Queensland was represented by President - Julie Porteous, VP - Greg Doolan, Secretary - Iris Murray, Treasurer - Maria Licence and Conference Convenor - Gail Bonser. An apology was received from U3A Pine Rivers as the date clashed with their AGM.
Network Queensland wish to extend our sincere thanks to President, Annie Lowe, VP Griet Hesse and the team at Noosa for their hospitality on the day, it was greatly appreciated.
Network Queensland welcomes U3A Mackay
Network Queensland would like to warmly welcome U3A Mackay into the Network family and wish them all the best for the future.
Established in 1991, Mackay currently have 300 members but that a should grow substantially after holding a very successful "Give it a Go Day" on Friday 3rd February.
For 2017 the following activities will be offered:-
Armchair travel ,Art/Painting group, Ancient history, Card games and Whist, Coffee and chat group, Collectors group, Computers-Advanced, Computers-Beginners, Computers-Internet, Creative Writing, Family History, Friday Lunches, Garden Group, Get Moving Exercises, Golf Croquet, Golf, I Pads, Italian Conversation, Mah Jong, Modern Technology, Movie Buffs, Musical Chimes, Needles and things, Opera Appreciation, Petanque, Photography, Pottery, Scrabble, Scrapbooking, Tai Chi, Trivia, Woodwork, Conversation and culture – Exploring languages. Various short courses are also available during the year. The monthly newsletter keeps members up to date on what is planned. Information is also available on the Mackay website: u3amackay.com
Pictured is Mackay's new committee: L-R Lyn Coburn (VP & publicity), Jocelyn Wood (Committee member), Brenda Murray (Treasurer), Janette Dark (Asst. Secretary & newsletter), Angie Nagy (Social sub-committee), Ruth Daly (President), Peter Reardon (Secretary), Iris Harvey (Course coordinator).
U3A Ipswich joins Network Queensland
U3A Ipswich & West Moreton held a double celebration on Tuesday 24th January. Not only have they now joined as a member of U3A Network Queensland, but their new premises in the Ipswich city Mall was officially opened by the Mayor of Ipswich, Paul Pisasale.
With the security of having a permanent home in the heart of Ipswich, they can now look to the future with a great deal of confidence in the knowledge that they will be able to offer their members, not only improved facilities, but a comfortable and relaxing venue for social events. They are also very fortunate that the Ipswich City Council is very supportiv e of U3A Ipswich as was evident from the rousing speech given by Mayor Pisasale at the official opening.
Network Queensland would like wish President Paulette Montaigne and her team at U3A Ipswich all the best for a very bright future.
More details of Ipswich can be found on the Ipswich page of Find Qld U3As
LGAQ Conference 2016
part of our partnership with LGAQ (Local Government Association Queensland),
Andy Fechner, President of U3A Beaudesert and committee member of Network Queensland, was granted Observer Status and attended the annual State
Conference on the Gold Coast as the U3A Network Qld Committee member.
Network Qld is of the belief that U3As need to build close relationships with their local councils. Andy found sitting under the "Moreton Bay fig tree" in the relaxation area, for a coffee and a chat with delegates, very informative.
President Julie reports to U3A Australian Alliance
Read the recent report by president Julie Porteous to the U3A Australian Alliance this month.
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
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
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