John Butters OAM, our first President, passed away last week.
One of our members and friend of John’s for over 60 years, Glenice Palmer, wrote the following tribute to him.
John had a deep love of history and was a great believer in ongoing education. He worked tirelessly for both young and old throughout his whole life and I am sure he has had an influence for good wherever he has served. He sought to bring out the best in people.
Our sympathy goes to John’s wife, Merle, and his family.
Rest In Peace, John, our first President and Life Member.
Commencing Term 3 at CDSHS!
See our website for more details, and phone Graham with any questions please 0406 622 418
CHILDREN'S (INCLUDING BABIES') BEANIES FOR SALE!
We have beautifully hand-knitted children's beanies in the U3A office, only $5 each! Support our building fund, and purchase (at least!) one now.
NEWS - we now have an EFTPOS machine in the U3A office! You can use it to buy your beanie ...
U3A Redlands Craft Circle
New Social Group commencing Term 3 (which will include knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, and many others!)
This will be a fund raising project for our new U3A Building
Work as a group or individual using your current skills, and perhaps learn new skills along the way ...
Classes are now on our website ... please contact Jan 0477 755 748 for more information
LEARN CPR AT U3A REDLANDS
CPR Awareness Background
Since 2008, local area coordinators (LACs) have been conducting CPR Awareness Training sessions, within their communities, throughout Qld. This program has been endorsed by the Qld Ambulance Service, as the benefit of effective bystander CPR is well known.
In an emergency every second counts.
With only a $7 fee (which covers the cost of the Handy Hints book, which you get to take home), you can learn the life-saving steps of CPR, through these Awareness Sessions. 76% of cardiac arrests occur at home and the most likely witness is a spouse or family member.
The Cleveland LAC members have been undertaking these CPR Awareness sessions throughout the Redlands, since the beginning of 2010. 100s of Redlanders have been shown the theory of CPR, as well as undertaken compressions on training mannikins, to hopefully make a real difference to help save someone's life.
Classes now open on our webpage - please note, only one class required to attain CPR competency.
Dates now organised (22nd and 23rd August)
Anybody Interested? Only a $2 Donation Required!
Grey Medallion Water Safety Course
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.
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 the Plantation pool at Gumdale. Dates and times are 22nd August and 23rd August, 10am - 2pm.
Please contact Jules (3821 3888 /) to express your interest.
COORDINATOR FOR WATER AEROBICS NEEDED!
(to replace retired Coordinator)
Eldridge Swim School, 51 Woodlands Dve, Thornlands
Contact: Mary (Tutor Liaison Officer)
0404 460 251
SHOW POSTPONED ...
STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE!
U3A Redlands Presents ... “Let Us Entertain You”
A showcase of theatre, music, song and dance
Cleveland High School weekdays 9:00am - 1:00pm, contact 3821 3888 /
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!
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!
COMPUTER / PHOTOSHOP CLASSES!
We have vacancies in our computer / photoshop class ... if you're interested in joining, please phone
Roy - / 0429 988 684
PLEASE CHECK / DOUBLE-CHECK THE START DATES OF YOUR CLASSES!
These are changing almost daily, and it might save you a wasted trip!
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:
- Get vaccinated and get your booster as soon as it’s your turn
- Keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others
- Wear a properly fitted mask
- Clean your hands frequently with hand sanitiser or soap and water.
- Stay home if you are unwell
- If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, immediately self-isolate for 7 days until you recover.
- Call a doctor if your COVID-19 symptoms worsen or the COVID@home care team on 1800 973 363.
- Inform all your contacts
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 () to express your interest!
BOTANY IN THE BUSH 2022
Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy shoes, snack and morning tea.
August Thursday 18th, 8am - J C Trotter Memorial Park, Brisbane Koala Bushlands, Cherbon St., Burbank. Meet in picnic area carpark inside entrance. UBD 203: K;7. Level of difficulty - 3
September Thursday 15th, 7:45 am - Blue Lake National Park/Neem-Bee-Ba Trail, North Stradbroke Island. 7.55 am water taxi from Toondah Harbour to Dunwich. Bring Seniors/Pension card for part fare (paid on board) and snack for morning tea. Please RSVP for taxi numbers. Level of difficulty - 3
Phone Lynn Roberts (tutor / leader) 0418 100 419 for more details.
Basic Japanese classes now on!
Join anytime ... express your interest by emailing, or phoning 3821 3888.
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!
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.
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
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 to register your interest.