2021 DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP FEES
We want to thank our members for their ongoing support in 2020. In recognition of this the Committee is offering discounted memberships in 2021 for new and renewing members.
From 1 February 2021 membership fees will revert to:
2021 NEW MEMBERSHIPS & RENEWALS - OPEN 1 JANUARY 2021
Discounted memberships available the month of January ONLY
Renewals and new memberships will NOT be available in November and December 2020
Members are encouraged to renew and join online (Preferred Method). Get ready to click on the “Join and Renew online” button from 1 January 2021.
Our office will be open between 9am -12 noon from January 19-22 to take payments in person.
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One of our dear members and ardent supporters passed away on Thursday 22 October.
Noel coordinated an Ethics Group, was one of the key organisers of Life in Australia, a founder of Contemplative Meditation and a passionate member of U3A Singers.
Our thoughts go to Olga and Noel's family at this sad time.
Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month except school holidays. We enjoy early morning walks for up to 2 hours from 6.30am in summer and 7am in winter. Please dress sensibly. Sturdy shoes are essential and we encourage the use of a hiking pole, especially on the bush walks. Given the current Covid 19 pandemic, please consider your personal safety, physical ability and the distancing requirements when deciding whether or not to participate in the planned walks. Happy Rambling!
12 November 6.30am Indigiscapes to Nay Road, Capalaba. Meet at Indigiscapes car park, Runnymede Rd., Capalaba. Easy. Bring money for morning tea at Bush Pantry in Horizons.
26 November 6.30am Crystal Waters. Turn at the lights, forner of Cleveland Redland Bay Road and Island Outlok Avenue. Park at the rear of IGA shopping Centre. Bring money for morning tea at local cafe.
10 December 6.30am Break Up: Capalaba Regional Park. Parking near Bunnings, Pittwin Rd North, Capalaba. We will take a shortened stroll followed by BYO breakfast/morning tea. BBQ facilities and toilets available.
Our Sunday morning Breakfast Group has resumed their meetings.
29 November 8.00am Lighthouse Cafe, 237 Shore St North, Cleveland
Looking for members to join the group - beginners welcome. We meet at Donald Simpson Community Centre every Thursday from 12.15pm - 4.15pm.
Contact Marcell 0n 3207 9339 or 0418 110 555.
Class commenced Term 4 - Tuesday 6 October
Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise. Qigong coordinates deep breathing with body postures and movements and mental concentration.
Qigong is a series of gentle exercises suitable for all age groups and is easier to follow than Tai Chi.
This class is suitable for beginners.
Class Time : Tuesday 9.00am - 10.00am
Venue : Wellington Point Recreational Hall
Please contact the Tutor, Nahn Shimmons on 0438 131 442 with enquiries.
Coming up in the next few weeks, the following sessions are being offered via Zoom
This term will see BYO Coffee and Discussion, Around the World Virtual Tour and the Dead Poets Society scheduled regularly until the end of November. Presentations, however, will occur on an infrequent basis, and advertised well before the presentation date.
30 October – Julie Porteous – Along the Croatian Coast – small ship cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija
13 November – Paul Oates – Western Turkey visiting Istanbul, Gallipoli, Effesus, Troy and Pamukkale
12 Nov, 26 Nov and 10 Dec. George Chapman invites new members to join the group. We meet fortnightly to read and discuss poets and poetry - some of which they have penned themselves. Serious, moving, dramatic, hilarious - if you love poetry this is the class for you.
SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID19)
1. Wash hands regularly with appropriate sanitisers or soap and water. Carry a personal sanitiser pack, and avoid touching your face if possible.
2. Members who have travelled recently from China or other countries with infection outbreaks, should self-isolate at home for two weeks afterwards.
3. People with upper respiratory systems - fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat - should avoid classes until the nature of their illness is clear and they no longer have such symptoms. Please also read these advisory documents:
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), Qld Government
Coronavirus (COVID-19), Australian Government
Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Ovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The global situation is still evolving and we will update this advice if the circumstances warrant.
U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do.
You can apply for membership by completing our online form and then paying your application fee by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).
Alternatively, you can download and print our membership application form and bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours.
For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.