U3A Redcliffe Inc.The Sutton Centre 1st Floor157-159 Sutton StRedcliffe QLD 4020
Learning for Leisure and Pleasure.
Week 7, Term 2, 2017
U3A Diary (a summary - details further down)
From the Secretary
Monday 12th June is not a public holiday in Queensland and U3A Campus will be open for lessons all day.The last day for Term 2 is FRIDAY 23RD JUNE and classes will resume on MONDAY 10TH JULY.The printed Quarterly Newsletter for Term 3 is in the process of being put together and will be printed and mailed out to financial members on Tuesday 27th June. Those members who have requested that they receive their copy by email will receive it on the evening of Tuesday 27th June.Monday
I don't mind if you colour in class
This class has now finished for the term as the tutor is going on a cruise. The next class will be held on the first Thursday of Term 3, 13th July starting at 9 a.m. New participants very welcome. We have a lovely relaxing time. Gillian MacArthur, Tutor
U3A Redcliffe Tutor Coordinatorph: 0438 395 043
U3A Redcliffe is celebrating SENIORS’ WEEK with a Variety Concert
The Concert is coming together and we feel it will be a huge success.
Early advice to members is that the Campus will be closed on the following days and times to allow for a final rehearsal and the Concert itself:Wednesday 23rd August Campus will be closed from 12 noon – Final rehearsalThursday 24th August – Campus will be closed all day for Concert, admission by ticket only, with NO classes taking place throughout that day.We thank you for your co-operation
If you have any queries please contact
Judith Murphy U3A 3284 2687.
Thursday 6TH July
(Note change of day of week for this trivia competition)Commencing at 10.00 am in THE MARGARET BALL ROOM
For just $8 per person you can enjoy a tasty light lunch, win good prizes and lots of fun, plus the opportunity to meet other U3A Members and also make new friends.MAXIMUM 52 PLAYERS – TABLES OF 4. WE CAN MAKE UP A TABLE FOR YOU
PUT YOUR NAME DOWN ON THE LIST AND PAY AT THE OFFICE.
Bus trip to Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour
We received enough expressions of interest to fill a bus, and are waiting on a few people to come and confirm their booking. We do have a waiting list at present so if there are any cancellations we will offer seats to people on the waiting list.COST: $38 in total, made up of $22 cost of bus, including morning tea and entrance to Expo $16.This needs to be paid before FRIDAY 16TH JUNE.
U3A Redcliffe to Host U3A Network Conference
U3A Redcliffe will be hosting the U3A Queensland Network State Conference on Thursday 31st May & Friday 1st June 2018, here in our own Margaret Ball Room. Part of the Conference will include the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of U3A Redcliffe.
We on the Committee feel very excited about hosting the Conference, it will allow us to show off our Campus and the work we do, to between 100 and 120 delegates from all over Queensland. On Monday 12th June at 10am we will be holding a meeting to present our proposal for the Conference and answer any questions.This will conclude with a Morning Tea as part of The Cancer Council’s “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” where you can donate towards cancer research, prevention and support service programs.We are looking for a few people to bring a plate to help with the catering, and if attending would you please put your name down on the list at the U3A office, so we can organise the number of chairs required. We hope to see you there.
Library News (a repeat from last week)
Fourteen new books have been added since the last library news. I have reduced the size of the reference section. A lot of items had been overtaken by time and technology. These books will soon be available to members, look out for a table near the lift soon.
I have been trying to get to the foreign language collection since the start of the new term. At last I have started. The French section is labeled and in order, the German section is next on the list.
Use a blue card now to borrow a foreign language item. Put your name, the name of the item and the date borrowed on the blue card. Please hand this blue card to the office staff. Return the item to the office, the staff will cross off your loan- item returned! There are also blue cards in the office, staff will be happy to do the loan for you. A review of some of the new items (all in 900 war section) BATTLELINES by Scott Bevan. An interesting story of Australian war artists who have shaped how we see war and have immortalised soldiers and battles in paintings. JUNGLE TRACKS, AUSTRALIAN ARMOUR IN VIETNAM by Gary McKay and Graeme Nicholas. SOLDIERS OF THE KOKODA TRAIL by Peter Fitzsimons. Australian history brought to life by a first rate Australian historian. THE SPIRIT OF THE DIGGER by Patrick Lindsay. Through the words and actions of the soldiers themselves, Lindsay brings an extraordinary insight into their lives and spirit. A recent video addition caught the eye of member Ken Passmore, whose review of it follows. If YOU read something good, drop me a review and I will add it to the library news, for members to see.
RAILWAY JOURNEYS - THE VANISHING AGE OF STEAM. A 5 dvd set plus booklet. This is a 10 hour journey through American steam, plus early shots of American diesels. Disc 1 will thrill fans of locomotives. Disc 2 is all historical steam. Disc 3 more steam plus some historical diesels. Disc 4 is steam on the narrow gauge Colorado lines some of which are preserved and still being used. Disc 5 features large Mallets which are articulated.
Whilst it is long(5 dvds) it is well worth the view.
P.S. For Railway Lovers (especially steam) the Puffing Billy railway situated in Gembrook, Victoria has a static Shay, a Climax and two articulated Garrets currently in steam. America now also has refurbished its Big Boy which is also in steam. That’s all for now, happy reading. Julia Lewis - Librarian.
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