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Learning for Pleasure in the age of Leisure. Classes, Groups and Activities for seniors.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


The"Walking for Fitness" group usually walk in Daisy Hill Forest,  however they sometimes do more adventurous walks in Australia and overseas. In October four members of our "Walking for Fitness" group and a friend walked part of the Henro Pilgrimage Trail on the island of Shikoku. They visited 29 of the 88 temples, climbed the rugged mountains, traversed the country-side and some days with the threat of a typhoon they walked in the wind and rain. They also spent three nights in Kyoto.
Victoria, Margie, Kevin, Sybil, June in Kyoto
In Kyoto
In Kyoto
In Kyoto
 The walk begins wearing the traditional dress of a Henro pilgrim.
Margie and June ready to start the walk

 To find their way they followed the Henro signs.

 They walked by manicured gardens,

  through the back streets and

across the fields.

 They had accommodation in many temples.

 Food was always presented artistically

 Temples were mostly high up on the mountain tops.

 On the first week they climbed the mountains to arrive at the temples.

In the island's interior they walked across a rope bridge and

 visited a restored Samurai house.

 They had a get together with friends from Kyoto.

 They laughed at the emergency equipment in their room on the 2nd floor. Hook the clip on the railing and climb down.

On their return home they said that they felt far more spiritual after following the Buddhist tenants:

If you would like to join the "Walking for Fitness" group contact Kevin Woodward on 32084807 or visit the Brisbane U3A web site at

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


At the last committee meeting of the Logan District U3A, Trevor Scott and Janet Palmer volunteered to take on the position of coordinator and assistant coordinator for 2014. Other members of the committee applauded their courage to take on the job and all promised to give their support.
Trevor and Janet
Kathy Roman has volunteered to be nominated for the U3A Brisbane Management Committee which will enable the Logan District Committee to keep in touch with what is going on in Head Office.
Kathy Roman

If you need to contact the coordinators :
Trevor Scott:
Janet Palmer:
or  will reach all committee members:

Diane Bohlen
Kathy Roman
Sheila Radcliffe
Josie Wong
Michael Yip
Chris Simpson
Jean Townsend

 Jean will still be a committee member and I would like to congratulate her on all the work she has done over the past four years to get Logan District up and running.
Jean Townsend

The class schedule for Term One, 2014 will be published in December so keep checking the Brisbane U3A Website:  and this blog for information on next year's classes and groups.

To join or renew membership of U3A, call 3236 3055 or click on Brisbane U3A website

To enrol in a class, you can do it on line on the Brisbane website above, or you can contact the tutor who can enrol you. If you want to continue in a class or group you still need to re-enrol in that group.

Monday, 18 November 2013


We held our Christmas party at the Logan City Community Centre. It was well attended by members of U3A classes and groups from Logan District and Brisbane. There was entertainment and lunch provided by the members.

 The Indonesian Class presented a few items in Indonesian including a fun rendition of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 The Ukulele Class provided music and Christmas Carols throughout the morning.

 The English Country Dance Group got members of the audience up to enjoy a jig on the floor. There was lots a fun and laughter.

 The German Class entertained with songs and carols.

 The French Class also performed an item. Thanks to Kathy in the background for being the MC and organising the program.

The two Philosophy Classes also entertained.

 Jean was presented with gifts and a big Thank You for establishing 34 classes with over 300 members/students for the Logan District of Brisbane U3A and being the convenor for the past 4 years. Jean is stepping down at the end of this year after working non stop for U3A. Well done!

Sheila and Josie helped with the lunch preparation.

Janet organised the catering and Trevor helped out in the kitchen and setting up the hall.

 At lunchtime members mingled and met old and new friends.

Bill, from the Camera Club,  provided a video of many of the classes held in the Logan District during lunchtime.

Thanks to Kathy (left) and a band of willing helpers who helped organise the party: Kevin, Trevor, Chris, Bill, Michael, Josie, Sheila, Janet and Jean. Thanks to the tutors and members who provided entertainment. Thanks to the members who attended to make the party a success. Thanks to Chris from the Camera Club for taking the photos.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Presentation of painting from University of the Elderly to U3A Brisbane.

Members of Logan District of Brisbane U3A join in a painting class of Jinling University of the Elderly.

Friday, 18 October 2013


The "Experiencing China' class are enjoying their trip to China. Josie has kindly sent us photos.

The First Chinese Water Town- Zhouzhuang
Tour Guide talk
Gondola at Zhouzhuang with live singing

Where maria got lost.....last seen swimming in the canal

Humble Administrator's Garden-enjoying the peace and serenity of the garden.

Humble Administrator's garden-Young artists at work

Humble Administrator's Garden- Bonsai collection
Mandarin Duck in Humble Administrator's Garden

Cute fire engine designed for narrow cobbled streets in ancient city

 The ancient shopping arcade                                        and Venice of the Orient 

Tail of the Tiger on Tiger Hill-Thousand year old pagoda on top of Tiger Hill
Warm welcome to Tiger Hill
Gondola ride on Venice of the Orient