What’s New?

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.


Aquacise / Water Aerobics Tutors

U3A has had a strong demand from people wanting to enrol in water-based exercise activities and we currently do not have enough classes to cater for our member’s needs. This is especially true in the Maroochydore, Buderim, Sippy Downs areas. If any member has experience or training in these types of exercise activities or knows of anyone that would be willing to volunteer their time to conduct a class/s then we would be more than happy to hear from you and help get something started.   

Open Day 2019

The Open Day was a great success and HUGE thanks to the army of volunteers who supported the event. There were approximately 450 visitors. Volunteers included 23 working in the administration building, and 53 tutors and 10 volunteers working in the Innovation Centre. About 100 new members signed up during this past week. The assistance and involvement by the University of the Sunshine Coast was vital to the success. Thank you to all who volunteered and our wonderful entertaining Ukulele players. Colin Maddocks

CLICK for photos from Open Day.

International Dining Group

The International Dining Group, a new class for 2018, have had a successful year eating their way around the world, right here on the Sunshine Coast. During the year, they have sampled Korean, Greek, German, Lebanese, Japanese, Tibetan and Italian cuisines. The course continues in 2019.  for photos of their final lunch for 2018.

Tutors & Volunteers Lunch 2018

Ten of U3A Sunshine Coast’s longest serving members were acknowledged at this year’s Tutors and Volunteers luncheon. for the story and to see photos (which can also be accessed through PHOTO GALLERIES in the OUR ACTIVITIES drop down menu above).

U3A General Meeting Outcome

The U3A Sunshine Coast General Meeting held at USC on Saturday 20th October, was well attended. President Colin Maddocks chaired a lively debate on the one formal Motion, “That U3A Sunshine Coast appoint a paid part time administrator”.
The proposer of the motion and a former President, Jim Hales, reminded the members that the proposed paid part time administrator’s work would be to support the broader organisation, not run the office, nor replace the day leaders and office volunteers. 
After the members voted with a clear majority (40 of the 53 voters) in support of the Motion, the President asked all members to unite in support of the outcome. He advised that the members would be kept informed as the Job Description was further refined and the recruitment process was finalised. 

Tutors and Volunteers Recognition Policy and Procedures

Tutors and Volunteers Recognition Policy and Procedures were approved by the Management Committee on 21 September. The policy formally recognizes that tutors and volunteers are essential for U3A Sunshine Coast, confirms recognition procedures that have been in place for a long while and provides additional recognition ideas. 

No magpies! No wind!

Cycling 2 enjoyed a cycle around the Redcliffe Peninsula on 3 October, led by Tony N. Beautiful weather, great company and neither wind nor attacking magpies; what more can social cyclists ask for?

Joan’s “A Walkabout Life” Book Launch

Many U3A Sunny Coasters will know Joan Benbow from the U3A Lecture she gave about her life nursing in remote communities. She recently released a book about it, A Walkabout Life, launched at Coast Life Midwifery on 22 September 2018. for photos and the notes of Jan Johnston’s speech launching the book.

Latest – Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize

At a celebratory morning tea held at USC on Friday 7 September 2018, U3A Sunshine Coast gave a cheque for $25,000 to the University of the Sunshine Coast to fund the Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize Endowment cheque

U3A Concert Foot Tapping Event

On Saturday 4 August 2018 the U3A Choir held their annual concert with the U3A Tap Dancing Group.

Hubs Business Case

Recently the Management Committee approved the Hubs Development Business Case.


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