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Book Review – In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

John D Cooper said most of his Book Group were ambivalent about this book.  Nevertheless, they had a great discussion. Click on  to read Steve Riley’s review of the book.

Congratulations! Brian!

Our webmaster of many years, and U3A Sunshine Coast member, Brian Lavery, has just graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Sunshine Coast. He majored in Creative Writing and Indonesian and scored excellent results all through his degree. 

Congratulations! Brian Lavery BE BA.

2018 Membership is open

New members (get 2017 Term 4 included) and Existing members can register for 2018.

Click on JOIN/RENEW/ENROL above.

2018 Membership Fees $40.

 Name Badges $10

If you need a new name badge or require a replacement badge, please call the Office on 5430 1123.

Book Review – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This epic historical novel of the impact of the slave trade over many generations was rated markedly differently by Julie Peake and Steve Reilly of the Buderim 1 Book Group. to learn their views and ratings.

A Tapestry of Talent

On Saturday 9 September, Kath Jeffers and the U3A Choir anchored an afternoon of terrific entertainment.
This year the U3A Choir shared the stage with the U3A Ukulele and the U3A tap dancing groups. There was a surprise tap dancing demonstration from three very talented youngsters. 

Term 4 U3A Lecture Program

To see the full list of interesting and informative lectures lined up for us for term 4, 2017, click .

Then click on the Read more buttons in the list to find out about the lectures and the speakers.

Volunteer patients needed

Here is your chance to perform and help university students at the same time. Nursing students need practice dealing with real people. The lecturer will tell you about your supposed illness and what to do.

If you can help or want more information email  VSPP@nullusc.edu.au or phone 5456 3712.

Cycling Kingaroy to Murgon

A number of the members of the Cycling 1 and Cycling 2, plus a few friends, tried out the almost completed rail trail from Kingaroy to Murgon on 20 June. The weather was kind, the company was great, the trail was excellent and the rural scenery a bonus.

Book Review – We Made it! Australia at Last by Eric Wynter

Here is a book I would recommend for people in Europe, especially the UK, who have some interest in Australia and New Zealand. I think it would encourage them to visit. It is also of special interest to those of us who know Eric through U3A Sunshine Coast or Rotary

News and book reviews, please!

We are always looking for items of interest to members for the U3A Sunshine Coast website and Facebook page. The website now has a special page for Book Reviews. You don’t need to be a member of a U3A Sunshine Coast book group to submit a review.

Please email news items and book reviews to news@nullu3asunshine.org.au.

2017 Bursary Recipients

Each year at the Annual General Meeting, U3A Sunshine Coast presents bursaries to 3 students. This year the recipients were Nicole Lambert, Emma Williams and Daniel Dowsett. about their achievements to date and plans for the future. They were selected from a long list of applicants for the bursaries.

Cycling 2’s big ride

On Wednesday 5 April, eight members of U3A’s Cycling 2 group explored the new cycle trail between Petrie and Kippa Ring with an add on to Scarborough and Redcliffe. It was a fun morning. 

                                  and see some photos.



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