Members with Personality Plus

Dance to Wellbeing with Lynne Charsley

  “I don’t have to say to my dance class ‘smile’, they are already smiling – and that’s what I get out of what I do.” Lynne Charsley, U3A Dance Tutor With expertise as a physiotherapist, Lynne Charsley has a pretty good idea how the human body works, what fails and when, but her passion […]

Mara Miller – A life, “Not just sun, surf and sand”

When it comes to U3A personalities, Mara Miller, now 96 years young, is in the top echelon, having served as a founding member of U3A, a vice president, office volunteer, and notably a lecturer in history and later in creative writing. Mara has made a significant contribution to U3A on the Sunshine Coast, from small […]

John D Cooper – Rabbi to U3A Co-initiator

“Now that we are here, where do we want to go?” John D Cooper has served U3A Sunshine Coast since the very beginning when he was one of the four course convenors at Tea, Talk and Tutors when more than forty 3rd Agers at Moffatt Beach joined U3A Sunshine Coast’s first mini-courses. John’s story is […]

Patricia Barry – Volunteer Educator and Lifesaver Trainer

One of our newest Life Members, Patricia Barry, has combined a love of language with a lifelong contribution to the lifesaving movement – and she has been recognised for her community work with a nomination last year as Senior Citizen of the Year. Since arriving in Australia from England in 1981 with her husband Tony, […]

Success with Art Classes online

“Welcome to our online, inhouse, incarceration program,” wrote tutor Sally Chandler to students continuing art classes remotely using an email-based tasking and work submission method. With a distinguished career as an educator, Sally saw opportunity rather than obstruction in the stay-at-home  environment, and was determined to continue her ‘Watercolours: Realism to Abstraction’ classes while in […]

Yoga mentor nominated as Life Member

Myra Timmerman loves life, through the practice and teaching of Yoga and Tai Chi, and she is passionate about passing on this positive outlook to her many students. Myra also follows Buddhism and other disciplines in understanding how the mind works – or how it can work – to help relieve the stress and mental […]