U3A Redcliffe Inc.The Sutton Centre 1st Floor157-159 Sutton StRedcliffe QLD 4020
Learning for Leisure and Pleasure.
Week 9, Term 2, 2017
U3A Diary (a summary - details further down)
The End of Term 2
With the end of Term 2 all activity is now focused on preparing for the new Term. Our Tutor Co-ordinator Ruth Northcott and Secretary Judith Murphy have been busy putting together the Classes for Term 3, a special thanks to both of them. The Class List will be distributed in our Newsletter, which will be mailed out on 27th June thanks to the Newsletter Production Team who will be there on Campus to make sure it happens.
Other behind the scenes activity includes preparation for our Seniors Week Concert to be held on Thursday 24th August. Several classes have been busy polishing up their acts for the concert, and we will be holding a First Run-Through over the Term Break.
A sub-committee has also been formed to facilitate a series of Monthly Speaker’s Days and Service Information Days.
Our first Monthly Speaker Day will be THURSDAY 13TH JULY, 1.00 – 3.00pm in the Margaret Ball Room West. The speaker will be Daniel Coutts from the Department of Human Services. He will speak on Aged Pension; and other topics of interest. Please let the office know if you are going to attend this session.The first Service Day “Health & Wellbeing” will be held on 28th September, in Term 3 Holiday Break. I am sure these sessions will prove very interesting.
In amongst all of this activity we must not forget your Tutors who will probably spend some time over the Term Holiday preparing their Term 3 Classes for you. We thank them for their efforts and also to the many other Volunteers who put in all the hard work to make sure the Campus runs smoothly, we thank them as well. In your dealing with any of these Volunteers please show them the respect they deserve.
May I take the opportunity to wish you all a relaxing time over the Term 2 Break, and look forward to seeing you all back fully rejuvenated for Term 3, when we will be offering several new and interesting classes or activities for your selection.
During term break the campus will be open to process new memberships and computer class bookings between 9.00am to 12.30pm on the following days: Mon 26th June, Tues 27th June, Tues 4th July and Fri 7th July.
Printed Quarterly Newsletter
This is currently being prepared. It will be printed and mailed out on TUESDAY 27th JUNE. Those members who have opted to receive theirs by email will receive their copy on the Tuesday evening.
Laughing Yoga with Lisa BirdRoom 3 Mondays 2:30 to 3:00 Graphics with Glan Classam. Details to be advised in Newsletter.
Computer Room Class - Day to be advised – but full details will be in the Newsletter to be posted out in term break What on Earth - 2. An additional ClassAs the first What on Earth class is full, and more people would like to join, Ken Passmore has kindly offered to run a second class for this popular subject, in MBR West on Thursdays 12 to 1:30. We are trying to change it to Wednesday in MBR East 2:00 to 3:30. Judith Murphy is going to speak to Ken Passmore tomorrow to confirm the change of day to Wednesday.
History of Railways with Ken Passmore. AV Room on Mondays 1:00 to 2:30 Secrets of Sleep Science Eve Craddock is running this new class to replace her Brain Series. Still on Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:00
French Conversation Monday class with Simone Tourneur will resume in term 3 on Monday 17th July.
Needlework & Embroidery Lorraine Turner will be the new facilitator of the class on Tuesdays
Cycling for PleasureOn the 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, commencing Friday 21st July 8:00 am start. Tony Nobbs will be the facilitator. Book ClubTuesdays. Dates to be advised.
FAMILY HISTORY – Beginners
Rick Aindow 0439 290 887 Tues(W) (CR) 9.00 – 11.00 Cost: $30.00
This will be a ‘hands-on’, step by step course, over 8 weeks. Each 2 hour lesson will be split into 2 parts.
Part 1 - entering information
Part 2 - where to find the information, and methodology.
Students will learn…
*Basic computer skills, folders and filing, organisation, backing up files etc. *How to create a Family Tree online *To create a Family Tree on their home computer *Entering information into the tree including basic facts, births, deaths & marriages *Baptisms, burials, occupations, immigration *Adding sources to the tree *Identifying photos, basic photo restoration, adding photos into the tree *Finding places where ancestors lived and accessing photos of them *Where to find Family History information and use it *How to add stories to bring your tree to life and make it interesting
Please see the Newsletter coming out during term break for full details of these classes and the tutor contact details.
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.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.
There are no vacancies for Thursday 6th July session.If you have booked and find that you cannot attend please let us know so we can ask anyone else who wants to come.
Bus trip to Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour
The bus is full for this outing. no vacancies. We do have a small waiting list so anyone who has booked and cannot attend please let us know as soon as possible.
Another term is nearly over. I have really enjoyed dealing with all your great donations this term, both for the swap shelves and the library. Not all donations for the library will be used, but rest assured they all find good homes, either on the swap shelves or in the Op shops.
The foreign language collection is now all labelled and sorted, I hope it is useful. The blue card borrowing system seems to be going fine.
Talking of donations, if anyone has a good copy of Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell, these would be really appreciated for the library. They are titles that are quite often referred to in Philosophy classes.
We have also received two beautiful books on Calligraphy, kindly donated by Marion Worley, a long time member. These are reference only (700s) but can be browsed and used on Campus at any time.
Last donation news.
The Mystery of Things. Produced by the Tweed Regional Gallery, it features the still life paintings of Australian painters Margaret Olley and David Strachan. On our recent very enjoyable U3A trip to the Margaret Olley gallery, I purchased this on behalf of the U3A Redcliffe library. It is full of beautiful still life paintings by Margaret Olley and her friend David Strachan, it is a beautiful book and well worth a borrow or browse. Look for it in the 700 section under Australian artists.
Enjoy the term break and I look forward to talking all things library with you all next term.
Julia Lewis - Librarian
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