U3A Redcliffe Inc.The Sutton Centre 1st Floor157-159 Sutton StRedcliffe QLD 4020
Learning for Leisure and Pleasure.
Week 8 - Term 3
U3A Diary (a summary - details further down)
Thanks to those who have volunteered: we will be manning our Stall at the Redcliffe Festival “What's Cooking in the Gardens" day, on Sunday the 3th September between 9am and 3pm. Over the years we have found this to be a very useful way of attracting new members. If you haven’t been to “What’s Cooking” before, it is a fun and interesting day, and if you are there, pop in, and say hello to our stall volunteers.
We will be holding our Volunteer’s Lunch on the Tuesday the 26th September, doors opening at 11.30am for Lunch at 12.30pm. Without our volunteers the U3A Campus would not be able to function and this is a way for us to express our thanks for the hard work they put in on the members’ behalf. Invitations are being distributed now. For catering purposes would you please notify the Office if you will be attending the lunch.
As part of our Speakers Series we will be holding a Services Day on Thursday 28th September between 10am and 3pm in the Margaret Ball Room, with speakers talking about Dementia, Falls Prevention, Telephone Screen Access, Hearing Aids and First Aid.
We have been having some issues recently with the distribution of our weekly Campus Communiqué. This has resulted in either the late arrival of your copy or a missed copy altogether. Your Committee is investigating this matter and will have a solution shortly.
Myanmar Tour February 2018
We had the first meeting about our proposed U3A Tour which will be to Myanmar (Burma) in February 2018 and it looks like we have enough people to move ahead with this tour. The tour will be for 15 days plus 2 overnight travel days. The cost of this Tour will be $4450. On top of that you will have to buy a few meals say $150 plus your spending money.
The $4450 cost includes: Accommodation, All Breakfasts, 12 Lunches & 9 Dinners, Tours & Guides, Land Transportation, Internal Domestic Flights, International Flights and Tipping, plus what we call our Contingency Fund.
If you would like to view the PowerPoint Slides used in our presentation they can be viewed on this link.
Tour Co-ordinatorMobile email@example.com
Seeking “Silver Threads” Compilation
If any member has a copy of the book “Silver Threads”, which is a compilation of stories by our U3A Redcliffe Creative Writing Class, and was published about nine to ten years ago, if it is possible to either have a loan of this, or buy your copy? If yes, could you please leave it at the office in Margaret Hede's pigeon hole?
PS: I have checked U3A library, and the Redcliffe Library, without success, so any help to secure this book would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Trish Spies will not be able to teach her Beading class on 7th September.
The Keyboard Workshop class on Fridays has now ceased for the Term. This course will not be continuing into Term 4.
Bookings are open for Term 4 Computer Classes. Several of the Tutors are taking a break and there will only be classes on Monday and Tuesday. Details are:
MONDAY: Beginners Computer: Ruth Northcott 9.00 – 10.30am
Intermediate Computer: Ruth Northcott 11.00 – 12.30
TUESDAY: Family History Beginners Rick Aindow 9.00 – 11.00
Book and pay at the Office, remember we only have 10 spaces available for each class. $30 for 8 lessons.
Watercolour Painting, Acrylics & Drawing Workshop
Six months ago, Suzanne Meredith asked if she could join the class to learn to draw -look what she has achieved! Wren after Rebecca Rhodes.
As part of our Speaker’s Series we will be holding a Services Day (during term break) on Thursday 28th September between 10 AM and 3 PM in the Margaret Ball Room.
We have invited guest speakers to come along and talk about a wide range of topics, which we feel will be of interest to our members:
10am to 11am Dementia
11am to 12noon Falls Prevention
12noon to 12.45pm LUNCH BREAK
12.45pm to 1pm Telephone Screen Access
1pm to 2pm Hearing Aids
2pm to 3pm First Aid
Some of our Speakers will also have a stand where they will be available to talk in more depth and answer further questions. They will also have on display some of their products and brochures.
You may attend as many of the talks as you like. Please leave your name and phone number with the office.
Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day. Members are invited to bring along their lunch.
“What's cooking in the Botanical Gardens” – Sunday 3rd September
See Tony's comments above.
Yet again another successful and enjoyable Trivia morning took place during last 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.
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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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