U3A Redcliffe Inc.The Sutton Centre 1st Floor157-159 Sutton StRedcliffe QLD 4020
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Week 2 - Term 3
U3A Diary (a summary - details further down)
Our next guest speaker session will be on Thursday 10th August at 1.00PM in the MBR with a representative from the Transport Department with advice on Road Rules including Mobility Scooters and Cycles.
As I move around Campus there have been several comments about parking availability. I think this is partly due to the increase in the number of members various classes are attracting, at certain times the campus is very full, as can be seen on occasions by the number of people in the tea room. Can I suggest that you check out the car park up near the Council Offices, opposite the RSL or street parking, across the creek from the car park behind U3A on Humpybong Esplanade? There is a bridge across the creek for access.
We are looking for someone who has an interest in video photography, to video our Seniors Concert on 24th August. If interested, could you please leave your name at the office or contact me? Speaking of the Concert, the tickets are now on SALE at the Office.
At our last Committee meeting we decided to replace the chairs in Room 1, as the present chairs are showing signs of wear and tear. This will happen on or about the 7th August and we are looking for a home for the old chairs. If you know of anywhere that could use 20 chairs, can you please leave a note at the office?
Yet again another successful and enjoyable Trivia morning took place during term break. Another is planned for WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER and we are taking bookings at the Office.For more than six years the cost per player has been $8. At the last Management Committee Meeting I put forward a motion to increase the cost to $10, due to increasing costs. The Management Committee voted in favour of this increase, so the cost for Trivia will now be $10.Tables of 4 players, with maximum number set at 52 players. Come along to the office, reserve your spot and pay your fee. We can make up a table if you don’t have a team of 4.
Guest Speaker Session
Our next monthly Guest Speaker will be Helen Scifleet, Senior Advisor (Road Safety) Department of Transport & Main Roads.This session will be held on THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST.HELEN’S PRESENTATION WILL INCLUDE GENERAL RULES, MOBILITY SCOOTERS AND BICYCLE RULESThe session is scheduled for 1.00–3.00pm with time for questions. Please register your interest at the office, to assist us in setting up the MBR.Tea and Coffee will be served at the end of the session.
Judith Murphy - Secretary
Senior's Week Activities
Tickets now on sale.
Our Art students will have an exhibition on display in the Foyer of the Redcliffe Cultural Centre from 15th August to the 25th August. Support your fellow members.Class Updates
A new class has started and will continue for the rest of this term:
Book MakingStudents will discover how simple and inexpensive it is to make a book. You will be assisted in making a range of books, from folded and glued booklets to a complete hard cover book. Phone or text Stephanie Mann (tutor) for details – 0410 254 667U3A BOOK CLUB
A second Book Club has commenced and there are several vacancies. Maximum number is 10 as this is the limit of the Book Club Sets provided by Redcliffe Library.The class is held on the Second Tuesday of the month in Room 2. Time is 9.30 to 10.30.The first book is “The Girl on the Train”. Next class will be TUESDAY 8TH AUGUST.If you enjoy reading come along and join us. Call at the Office put your name on the list and collect your copy of the book. Margaret, the Tutor is away at present but will be back in time for the next class.
The class will not be on next Monday 17th July, due to the Tutor having a previous commitment, but will be on again Monday 24th July in MBR West.The Ebook classes are changing from weekly to fortnightly classes, effective immediately. The next class will be held on Thursday 27th July. Anyone interested in this class should the tutor Vlady Peters by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Library News – 3rd Term
Third term already – the year is quickly flying by. A stack of donated books (about 50) was waiting for me on return from our break. Thank you U3Aers.I will list all the books for you as they are processed.Your donations for the swap shelves are welcome and really popular with members – just remember that the books should be in a good, clean condition. Unfortunately, even popular books reach the end of their useful life and tatty books should be binned and not put on our shelves.Now, what new titles can I tempt you with today? We have received a few new reference books which classes may find relevant. Reference books can be taken into the classroom if you need to use them.If you were inspired by our recent trip to the Nambour Garden Expo (even though we could have done with less rain) here are the latest gardening books on our shelves:-Reference book – 'The Illustrated Herb Encyclopedia' by Kathi Keville.Reference book – 'The Complete Australian Gardener' (the ultimate reference book forAussie gardeners).Reference books – 'What tree is that?' and 'What flower is that?' both by Stirling Macoboy.A reference book for the antiques class: 'The Complete Guide to Antiques' by Martin Miller.And in the Lending Section:-'The Making of Mankind' by Richard E Leakey – one for the anthropologists, interesting and well-illustrated. (500).'Garden Harvest' by Steven Bradley – a step-by-step guide to absolutely everything you need to know about vegetable gardening. (600).Feeling crafty? Try these in the 700s:-Tatting – 'The Complete Book of Tatting' by Rebecca Jones.'Creative Stamping' – over 40 rubber stamp projects.'Who's Who in Shakespeare' - by Wendy Nelson-Cave.'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen – a new copy with more readable print size.And in the 900s:-'The Celts' by John Davies’ – if you want to know more about your Celtic heritage try this one. A well-illustrated history of Celtic Scotland, Ireland and Wales.And lastly: Not a happy read but a really worthwhile one 'One fourteenth of an Elephant' by Ian Denys Peek – a personal account from a survivor of the infamous Burma Railway.That's all for now. Happy reading, Julia Lewis - Librarian
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