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Saturday 27 July 2019

Book Review – Open by Andre Agassi

Lindsay Robertson rates this book as 8 as it appears to be a warts and all expose of one sportsman’s journey through an unusual lifestyle. Click  to read Lindsay’s review of the book.



Tablets and Smart Phones Course Details

This Course is conducted in a clinic format with each student receiving a 1/2 hour individual session each day.
Be an informed buyer, understand the devices and the phone company plans, and options you may be offered. Perform basic functions. Take photos and make videos.  Communicate using Skype and other apps that work on many types of device freeing you from barriers of not having the same equipment. Use social media such as Facebook.  Back files up to the cloud so you can access them anywhere from any device.  Safely and securely share photos and videos.
Dates: 1 May and 5 June only.
Venue: Cafe by the Beach, Moffat Beach
Tutor: Cathy Ewald         Contact: Phone: 0404 497 798
Cost: Nil.

New Aquafit Class at Maroochydore in Term 2

A new Aquafit class will commence in Term 2 at Star Swim School, Wises Rd, Maroochydore. The classes will be held on Thursdays 11 – 12pm and be conducted by Wendy McMenamin, a qualified Aquafit instructor, who has generously donated her time to lead this class for U3A members. Combining strength, muscle endurance and cardio exercises. You will love attending this low impact form of exercising.  For more details please go to the Class page on this website and view course AQUAFIT MAROOCHYDORE Course Code (19PEX238) for more information.

New Lecture Topics

30 April : MALENY  Joanne Turner – Clean up the Obi
                    Sammy Ringer – Take a Walk on the Wild Side
11 June : MALENY   Jay Ludowyke – the Carpathia
18 June : MALENY Peter PammentCo-ops, Organics and Health
19 June : CALOUNDRA -James McLachlan – the development of ambulance services/emergency medical services
ALL VENUES  Anti-Discrimination Commission – Amy Webster

Last chance to listen to the following Lectures

2 May : Ken Mewburn and Helen Crook – The Pumicestone Passage
9 May : Ron Noble – Recollections of a Retired Crown Prosecutor
16 May : Bob Railton – The origin of tombs to the Unknown Warrior
23 May : Mike Fiechtner – Water Future Sunshine Coast
30 May : Dr Ken Lynn – Chopin – His Life and Times
13 June  : Karl Tietze –  Come Think With Me
11 June  : Ken Granger : The Kimberley : rocks, cultures and conflicts
18 June : Bloo Campbell – Ice Core Drilling in the Antarctic
28 May : May  Denise Simmons- Chronic Disease Management
30 April : Mike Middleton – The Keppel Isles

Anti-Discrimination Policy

In March 2019 the U3A Sunshine Coast Management Committee produced an Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures (click on the document title).

It can also be accessed by clicking on the title in the dark blue bar at the bottom of a website page.

New Caloundra Discussion Group

Interested in joining a new Discussion Group starting in the Currimundi area?  The group of 10 to 12 people will discuss many diverse and interesting topics.

Commencing Term 2, Tuesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Enroll in the usual way on this website.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls is a great way to stay active, improve flexibility and hand eye coordination, plus meet new friends and acquaintances in a fun atmosphere. Ian Mackay is now offering coaching for U3A members at Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. This is a great opportunity to learn and get involved with this fascinating, sociable and historic sport. Commencing Term 2, Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00pm. Enroll in the usual way on this website.

Advanced Spanish Class

This class is for people who have had significant past training or practical experience in Spanish. There will be a focus on Spanish conversation at an advanced level.  Please go to View Courses on this website for more details.

Contact the tutor before enrolling in the class.


The President announced on 23 February 2019 that Joanna (Jo) Evans had been appointed to the Administration Officer position. Jo will support the broader organisation and complement the work of all our wonderful volunteers.

New Policy Documents

In February 2019 the U3A Sunshine Coast Management Committee produced 2 new policy documents and these are now on this website. The Code of Conduct is an updated policy. Click on the document titles below to read them

Code of Conduct including Grievance Policy and Procedure

Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy and Procedures

They can also be accessed by clicking on their titles in the dark blue bar at the bottom of a website page.




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