U3A began in France in 1973 and has since spread to countries around the world. U3A Redlands began as a branch of Brisbane U3A in 1988. Helen Huck was our first coordinator, 1989-1993, followed by Joy Buhmann from 1993-1998. John Butters was coordinator from February 1998.
In July, 1998 a special public meeting voted for the creation of U3A Redlands District, John Butters became the inaugural president and in 2003 handed over the reins to June Busfield, in 2008 Edward (Ted) Grant became President until 2010. In 2010 Julie Porteous became President until 2018, with Debra Barker as President from 2018-2020, and Janese Lowe being our current President.
Redlands U3A has grown from 120 original members in 1998 to over 1,700 current members in 2019 enjoying 100 courses with new courses starting up each term.
Contact the U3A Redlands Office on (07) 3821 3888 or