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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.


For all the details, Click Here

Winners and grinners and challenges at U3ASC’s Annual Trivia

Over 120 U3A members and their friends filled the IRT The Palms hall for our annual Trivia Challenge. 16 teams tested themselves, delving into their grey matter, turning loose thinking power and memory, and having a lot of fun.  and see some photos.

Musicians wanted!

The U3A Music Makers Band is looking for new members. They are particularly looking for a Guitarist, an extra Keyboard Player. However, they will consider all applications. for more information or contact Frans Grundel thegrundels@nullgmail.com  phone 5476 6473.

Share your passion!

We’d love to hear from you if you think you can offer a short term or full year course or a one-off lecture.

Your help will allow us to provide courses for keen third age members.

Phone Wayne Curran, our Tutor and Course Coordinator, on  0419 669131.

U3A Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize

At the U3A Sunshine Coast 2018 Annual General Meeting a motion was passed to endow the U3A Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize. What is this? What is the background?  to learn.

The Impact of U3As upon the health and welfare of their Membership

While we all intuitively understand that the learning, the social interactions and, in some courses, the physical activity of attending U3A have a positive impact on our lives, Dr Martin Bridgstock has produced a paper concluding this is indeed the case.

Dr Bridgstock is a Committee Member of U3A Brisbane and has made his well researched paper available to all U3As.

Click  to access the paper. It is well worth the read.



Never stop learning!