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Grey Medallion Water Safety Course 

BACKGROUND

The Royal Life Saving Society Grey Medallion is a water safety and lifesaving skills program for senior people, aiming to reduce drowning rates and encourage healthy, independent and active lifestyles.  The Grey Medallion program endeavours to teach participants a range of personal survival techniques, provide them with skills to deal with an emergency situation, and to develop confidence and competence to enjoy aquatic exercise and other water-based activities safely.

THE COURSE

There are four main components of the program:

  • Water Safety Knowledge
  • Resuscitation and Emergency Care
  • Personal survival and Lifesaving Skills
  • Aquatic Exercise

This course is being run for just a gold coin donation (usually $40) and will be run at either Eldridge's pool at Thornlands, or at the Plantation pool at Gumdale.   Date to be confirmed.

Please contact Jules (3821 3888 / admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au) to express your interest.

 
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CELEBRATION OF VOLUNTEERS' DAY POSTPONED

At this point, the Volunteers' Day will be held on June 18 ... more information as it comes to hand.

Thank you!

 
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COORDINATOR FOR WATER AEROBICS NEEDED! 

(to replace retired Coordinator)

Fridays, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Eldridge Swim School, 51 Woodlands Dve, Thornlands
Contact:  Mary (Tutor Liaison Officer)

0404 460 251

 
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U3A Redlands Presents ... “Let Us Entertain You”

 A showcase of theatre, music, song and dance

 Thorneside Community Hall, Thursday 21 July

Shows at 10am and 2pm

 Book NOW - Limited Seating (bookings ONLY through U3A Redlands Office)

Tickets $10 

Cleveland High School weekdays 9:00am - 1:00pm, contact 3821 3888 / admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au

 
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HELP BUILD OUR FUTURE!

We are now down to less than 50 raffle tickets to sell - proceeds go towards our lovely new building, so please contact Jules if you are interested (3821 3888 / admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au).

First Prize is a week in a luxury resort at Alexandra Headlands; Second Prize is a $100 fuel voucher, and Third Prize are 2 free memberships to U3A Redlands for 2023.   

Hurry - drawn in early June!

 
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BUILDING OUR FUTURE

U3A Redlands is excited to announce their plans to build a U3A Redlands Centre on land which has been offered through the Redlands Research Facility!

Over 80 people attended morning tea on April 27 - special guests included U3A Redlands Patron and Mayor, Cr Karen Williams, Leonard McKeown, Executive Principal of Cleveland District State High School, Mark Robinson MP Oodgeroo, Kim Richards MP Redlands, Henry Pike electoral candidate for Bowman, Robyn Robinson, President, RDCOTA.

President Janese Lowe spoke to the audience about U3A Redlands long standing association with Cleveland District State High School, which had only been intended as temporary accommodation back in 1999 and the need for a purpose built stand alone building. Shane Holborn, Redland Research Station Facility Manager, gave an overview of the research being carried out by various companies, Universities and community tenants already on the facility, and welcomed the opportunity for U3A Redlands to create an Administration Centre alongside the existing U3A Garden.

Mayor Karen Williams applauded the venture and spoke of the long standing commitment U3A Redlands has shown to the seniors in our community. The new Centre project will take many months to complete and will rely on the generosity of members - at the moment it is a piece of land looking green and inviting!

President Janese Lowe and Julie Porteous (Vice President) asked for everyone's support and advised there will be a lot of fund raising over the next 12 months. Raffle tickets on the day were hot stuff - we only have less than 50 to sell, so please contact Jules if you are interested (3821 3888 / admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au) - First Prize is a week in a luxury resort at Alexandra Headlands!

 
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Monday Water Exercise has some vacancies!

If you would like to join between 11am - midday on Mondays, please phone Lynda Sanderson on 0488 757 908

 
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French Classes!

Do you speak conversational French with a smattering of grammar?   Would you like to improve your skills?

If so, please phone Michael Hubert 3286 3314 for more information.  C'est tout!

 

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COMPUTER / PHOTOSHOP CLASSES!

We have vacancies in our computer / photoshop class ... if you're interested in joining, please phone

Roy 0429 988 684 or 0429 988 684 

 
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PLEASE CHECK / DOUBLE-CHECK THE START DATES OF YOUR CLASSES!

These are changing almost daily, and it might save you a wasted trip!

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

RE VACCINATION POLICY

 To protect our vulnerable (over 60s) membership and in line with Government guidelines, entry to U3A Redlands Admin Office and to all classes and events during 2022 will require every person to be fully vaccinated, or medically exempt.

 

 

TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID - Protect yourself and those around you:

  1. Get vaccinated and get your booster as soon as it’s your turn
  2. Keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others
  3. Wear a properly fitted mask
  4. Clean your hands frequently with hand sanitiser or soap and water.
  5. Stay home if you are unwell
  6. If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, immediately self-isolate for 7 days until you recover. 
  7. Call a doctor if your COVID-19 symptoms worsen or the COVID@home care team on 1800 973 363.
  8. Inform all your contacts
 
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FINANCIAL LITERACY IN 2022!

If you like financial discussions (Superannuation, Aged Care, Aged Pensions, Retirement living options, cash flow and budgeting etc), drinking tea or coffee, and a social outing at the same time ... 

On the first Tue of each month all through the year, Carol Roberts will run a Coffee Q & A Financial Literacy session at 9.00am at Uncle Bobs Bakery Redland Bay.

All welcome - if you are a U3A member there will be no charge; everyone buys their own coffee.

Carol will stay and answer questions until about 11.00am.  Carol does not  give financial advice, just factual information!

Please phone (3821 3888) or email (admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au) to express your interest!

 
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BOTANY IN THE BUSH 2022

Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy shoes, snack and morning tea. 

Thursday May 19, 8.00am   Leacroft Road, Brisbane Koala Bushlands/Tingalpa Creek, Burbank.    Wonderful opportunity to get to know about our local eucalypts - 18 of them and their relatives found at this site!

Thursday June 16, 8.00am  Ford Road Conservation Area/Buhot Creek, Avalon Road, Sheldon.  Variety of different habitats including grasslands, open eucalypt forest and riparian rain forest.   A great walk for those interested in our local native grasses.

Phone Lynn Roberts (tutor / leader) 0418 100 419 for more details.

 
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Basic Japanese classes now on!   

Join anytime ... express your interest by emailing admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au, or phoning 3821 3888. 

 

IPHONEOGRAPHY

Enrol first on the U3A Redlands website before contacting Lurline (0405 112 656) for further information regarding course.

 

Be Independent. Be Connected. Join our U3A BeConnected Crew

Haven’t seen the grandkids for a while? Can’t make it to the shops this week? Need a hand to use your device?

Be Connected Program – Starting February 2022

We can help get you get started on the internet and to use your smartphone, computer or device.

  • learn to video call friends and family
  • order groceries to be delivered
  • discover a world of entertainment online
  • find a recipe, knitting or crochet pattern
  • find new or old friends who share your interests and hobbies

If you’ve never used a computer before, or you just want help with your current device, we can help you.

Getting local support makes going online or using your device easy.

Classes are starting February 2022

Register for an information session to see if our program is for you!

Contact our Be Connected Co-ordinator Debra Mitchell by emailing bcproject(at)u3aredlands.com.au or phoning the U3A Office on 3821 3888, between 9am and 12 midday.

 

U3A OFFICE:  Cleveland District State High School (Room F5, F Block)

Please use entry on Russell Street. 

Office Hours:   9.00-12.00 Monday to Friday during school terms. 

When you arrive at the school, you can either phone the U3A office (3821 3888) to have the gate opened or you can also go to the school Admin office and ask them to phone the U3A Office.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding this CDSHS Security Policy.

Covid Double Vaccination – CDSHS and U3AR Policies

Anyone visiting Cleveland District State High School to attend the School Office, U3A Redlands Office or U3A Classes on site will need to be fully vaccinated or medically exempt and show proof when requested.

This includes Office Volunteers, Tutors, Co-ordinators, Members and Non-members attending U3A Classes: Be Connected, Computer, German and Japanese held at CDSH School.

 
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Camera and Photography Tutorials and Discussions

Zoom Tutorials - first Wednesday of the month during term time.

A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants prior to each class. Please note an email address is required to attend this class and some knowledge of how to attend a meeting via Zoom. If you require assistance with Zoom please contact enquiries(at)u3aredlands.com.au

This class is open to all U3A Redlands members

Discussions will be on various topics relating to your camera and photography subjects.  Please contact the class Tutor, John Burt on john4163(at)tpg.com.au to register your interest.

 
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Armchair Travel 2022 ... more adventures to come!

June 2 - John Kolze will be taking us through some Eastern Block countries and then on to Greece!

Would anyone like to provide back-up to Jennifer in the case of her being absent?   Being an assistant is very easy, and you do get a good feeling for helping!   Please talk to Jennifer if you are interested.

Armchair travel will be held in the Cleveland Uniting Church - Large Hall - on 1st Thursday of the month 

To comply with Covid-19 Restrictions attendance at this course is limited to 60 people, on a first come first in basis.