U3A Redcliffe Inc.The Sutton Centre 1st Floor157-159 Sutton StRedcliffe QLD 4020
Learning for Leisure and Pleasure.
Week 7, Term 1, 2017
U3A Diary (a summary - details further down)
Membership RenewalsMembers are reminded that 2017 renewals were due at the beginning of January. You can renew by coming to the office, or use the online EFT facility. If you pay by EFT, remember you still need to come to the U3A Office to sign your form and collect your Membership Badge.
SENIORS’ WEEK ACTIVITIES:
ART EXHIBITIONThis year the Art Classes of U3A Redcliffe will be holding an Art Exhibition as part of our Seniors’ Week Activities.It will be held at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre from Tuesday 15th August until Monday 28th August. The Redcliffe Art Society handle the bookings for the Exhibitions at the Cultural Centre and we will be working closely with them in arranging our Exhibition.At this stage we do not have all the details, but they will provide the tickets for placing on the pieces of art and will also hang the paintings.They will be asking for volunteers to assist. We will be advised of the amount of space allocated to us and will then work out how many pieces each student can display.U3A SENIORS CONCERTAt the recent Management Committee Meeting there was a long discussion regarding the Seniors Concert. Reluctantly, the decision was made NOT to hold the Concert at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre.
Some of our performers have been an integral part of the Concert for many years, but this year have had to make the very difficult decision not to participate – due to health reasons.
This has left us with a reduced number of performers and most certainly not enough to stage a Concert such as we have had in the past. We did ask for expressions of interest for people to form a Production Committee, but we have only had one person come forward.We are hopeful of still staging a Seniors Week Concert but in a different format, so we are looking for members of U3A Redcliffe who have talents as yet unknown to us to come forward and put your name down at the office. We will then review the situation and see what we can come up with. We do already have some of our existing musical groups who have expressed interest so hopefully we can add to those and celebrate with a U3A Redcliffe Seniors Week Concert.
Our next Trivia morning will be held on WEDNESDAY 5TH APRIL here at U3A in the MBR commencing at 10.00am, 52 places available. Come along to the office and book your seat. $8.00 includes light luncheon and good prizes.
The Writing, Formatting, Editing and Marketing E-Books class which meets on Thursdays is looking for volunteers to read their material before it is published.Our writers would send you parts of their manuscripts (either as email attachments or as printed material), so you could read the work they have written and provide valuable constructive feedback before the writers publish their works.It will give you the opportunity to read a variety of topics written by other U3A members. If you can assist, please contact the Tutor – Vlady Peters on 3283 8567
For followers of Shakespeare, we are delighted to let you know The Shakespeare Class will return in term 2. One of the Loving Shakespeare class members, Dan Stalker, has kindly agreed to lead the class. Thank you Dan!
LIBRARY NEWS 2. 2017The library now holds a collection of DVDs, they are available for borrowing the same way as books. There are 33 in all, a few World War 2 topics – the Battle of Britain, and life in Britain during the war. The rest are travel DVDs, good quality mostly produced by the BBC or SBS.So pop in and check them out. New books added in February:-
For antique lovers ‘Art Nouveau glass and ceramics’ (700)For fun ‘A.B.(Banjo) Paterson’s Humorous stories and sketches (800)For history lovers (all 900) ‘Bushies - a history of Bush Pilots - Air Queensland’.‘Sandgate - Tides of change’. ‘History’s greatest hits famous events we should all know about’. By Joseph Cummins. These are well illustrated brief extracts from famous historical events.The Crusades, the storming of the Bastille, D-Day, and many other interesting events.‘Looking for Australia’ by John Hirst. A series of interesting essays on Australian history, asking why and how things happened. For those who delve into the strange and the unexplained ‘Mysteries of the Unknown’, produced by Time-life books. A book of interesting things from Telekinesis to Vampires,Roman auguries to heavenly creatures (100).For garden lovers (600) a really nice book called ‘Gardenista’ by Michelle Slatalla. A guide to creating stylish outdoor spaces, full of lovely photos and ideas for beautifying your backyard. Finally two new additions to our very popular biography (920) collection.‘Nancy Wake’ by Peter Fitzsimons. The story of one of Australia’s greatest war heroines and a resistance fighter in France during the second World War.‘The Dragon’s Pearl; by Sirin Phathanothai. Sirin grew up in Mao’s China and was witness to major political and historical events in that country. A fascinating story.
I am withdrawing a set of five wildlife fact file folders. These contain animal fact cards. These might suit a practice class, be used as classroom reading extras, or in a school overseas. If you know of anyone who can use these productively please let me know.
And lastly, at the time of writing this there are five items still on loan from last year:
Reflexology - Step by Step GuideStalin’s childrenFlowers in watercoloursHow to draw with pastelsWatercolor made simple If you still have one of these, please return them to the library. That’s all for now, happy reading Julia Lewis. Librarian
CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
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CARE & CONCERN
At times we are advised that a member has not been enjoying the best of health, perhaps with a hospital stay. On some occasions we have not known of this until much later. If you know of a member who is not well, please let the office team know. There is a book in the office where details can be recorded and our Care and Concern Aide, Shirley Smith will check the book and take appropriate action.
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