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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 Civic Centre, Brett Street, Tweed Heads.
     the theme of the conference will be "Live, Laugh, Learn without boundaries".
     Thank you Twin Towns for your kind offer. Website -U3A Twin Towns

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

  An announcement was made Friday at the U3A State Conference on the Sunshine Coast by Regional Executive Director of the Department of Communities, Brent McCracken that U3A Network Queensland are to receive funding of $23,000 from the Queensland State government. This will be used to provide an awareness program for seniors on what is available through the U3A organisation statewide.
"This funding will go a long way in making the seniors of our community more aware of what is on offer in their area" said Julie Porteous, President U3A Network Queensland.
We would particularly like to thank Minister Coralee O'Rourke - Minister for Seniors, Minister for Disability Services and Minister assisting the Premier on North Queensland for making this funding available.

President's report on the Sunshine Coast State Conference

"Renew & Reconnect"

The State conference of U3A Network Queensland was held at the Innovation Centre of the University of the Sunshine Coast on 2/3 June 2016.
To read the full report from President Julie Porteous on this highly successful event, please click on the following link:

Defibrillator for U3A Beaudesert

U3A Beaudesert applied for and secured a grant of $2,000 from the Federal Volunteers small grants program with an objective of purchasing a portable defibrillator as a potential lifesaving aid. It is housed at Centacare in Beaudesert where many of their courses are conducted, and where it is also available for use by any of the many other activity groups organised by Centacare should the need arise.

President of U3A Beaudesert, Andy Fechner says “In addition, a roster is provided for Tutors of our physical activity groups which are held elsewhere to pick up the defibrillator, take it to their class, and return it afterwards. This works well for us, as those classes do not clash with each other or indeed any group activities held in the main location”.

The Director of Priority First Aid, (situated on the Sunshine Coast) came along recently to attend a publicity shoot with the local Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz (pictured on right of Andy Fechner), and on that day he and his sales manager demonstrated the device several times to our Tutors and also the employees of Centacare.  He is willing to do the same for any other U3A who might be interested in securing an AED for their use.

Priority First Aid are pleased to advise they can offer of a 5 year leasing program to those U3A branches who may not be able to (or may not want to), pay outright for the equipment.

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 - Grey Matters - 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

Find out more - click on the logo to go to their websites


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