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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Logan District Christmas Party

Hi Everyone,

We had a wonderful Logan District U3A Christmas Party today. 

Once again, the fabulous Ukulele Group entertained us in a couple of brackets performing their favourite songs. This year we even had the lyrics displayed on the screen so the audience could sing along.

Jean entertained us with some hilarious limericks, like this one:

Said Hamlet to Ophelia, 
I'll draw a sketch of thee,

What kind of pencil shall I use? 

2B or not 2B?

and she screened some pictures of past and present activities in the Logan District.

The German Group performed some traditional German Christmas songs and a very funny song about a baby monkey who stole the coconut "Wer hat die Kokosnuss geklaut?"

We have fourteen new classes next term and some of the new tutors introduced themselves to us and outlined the courses they are going to teach next year, 

The video club screened the class promos of those classes and groups who have participated so far. The club hopes to make more promos of other groups and classes next year.

The ladies from the Logan District Committee prepared and served great food for everyone. Coordinator Monika went to a lot of trouble to create some wonderful cakes for dessert.
The function was expertly compared by Kathy Roman. 

There were over 100 guests in attendance

Kevin's Ukulele Group provide the entertainment

Erika's German Group entertained us with Christmas songs
The ladies of the committee served the food
The guests enjoyed meeting members from other groups
The Ukulele Group also entertained us during the meal
Members of the camera club

Thank you everyone for attending and making this a fun day.

from the Logan District committee.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

P14 Videographers' Workshop

We had our first meeting this morning, admiring short videos members brought along for us to see. Then we got down to planning our first project, with the help of a group of amateur actors, a short movie called PEOPLE LIKE YOU, a one act play by Anjali Wagland, involving a couple in a coffee shop having an argument, involving the waiter.

At the same time, members will shoot a BEHIND THE SCENES movie to show at future meetings.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Vale Nick Bricknall

The Logan District Committee is very sad to inform you that Nick Bricknell passed away on Sunday, 27th September.  His warmth and enthusiasm captivated students during his classes on Mythology, Exploring English, Ideologies, Philosophy and Cartooning. Nick persisted despite illness and pain right up to Term 3 when he had planned another Cartooning class.  He was loved by his many students and will be greatly missed. 

Nick's funeral service will be held on Thursday 11.00 - 11.30am at the Mt Gravatt Cemetery and Crematorium.

As a past student of one of Nick's classes, I can honestly say. 


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Another couple of Class promos

Here are another couple of class promos for the Brisbane U3A website. Logan District is leading the way of the Brisbane U3A family in providing these promos for the Brisbane website. The idea is, when members of the public visit the U3A website to seek information about classes and groups, they can have a visual introduction to the actual class. The promos are produced by the members of the Videographers' Workshop group of the Logan District.

The Ukulele Singalong Group

The Beading Class

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Logan Loves Seniors

Last week we ran a U3A stand on the LOGAN LOVES SENIORS day at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

Diane and Kathy

Monika attending to a customer

Monika and Diane

Diane attending to a customer

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Y13 Philosophical Discussion Group

Members of the Tuesday Philosophy Group enjoying time out with the Muslim  Ladies at their Springwood Centre.....getting to share stories and learning a little about each other's culture.....the ladies had some sad stories to tell but we also had fun .... must add they looked beautiful in traditional dress,... Lyn Hutchins , from our group, gave a  talk and spoke  very highly about the advantages of U3A and she is going to drop info in to them....Good results already as Janet & Maryanne have volunteered to teach them Mahjong etc and another lady wishes to join an art group....

A wonderful learning experience for all.

Monday, 17 August 2015

A Morning With Hugh

Wow, what  a coup. The History Class was able get renown Brisbane author Hugh Lunn to come and talk at the Logan North Library this morning, on the condition that it wouldn't be too early. No problems said Bryan, so the History Class swapped times with the Travel Group. Some members of that group then stayed on to listen to this very entertaining speaker.

Hugh told us about about his time in Vietnam, where he was a war correspondent for Reuters and his subsequent book about it, VIETNAM A Reporter's War. Of course, he mentioned his childhood and Catholic schooling and schoolboy adventures with his friends, as well as his home life with Fred and Olive and his siblings in that, by now, famous Pastry Shop in Annerly Junction.

Some of Hugh's bestsellers:

- Over The Top with Jim
- Head Over Heals
- Spies Like Us
- On the Road to Anywhere

As well as some political books:

- Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen
- Working For Rupert

Author Hugh Lunn addresses the History Class

Hugh and Stand-in Tutor Bryan Hoar
It was a great pleasure to listen to Hugh in person, having read most of his books over many years.

Well Done, History Class

Saturday, 25 July 2015

P14 Movie Making Class News

The Movie making Class in Term 3 is producing a new movie called THE FOREST. It'll be ready in a couple of weeks.

Here is a trailer

Thursday, 2 July 2015

District Committee Meeting Today

The Logan U3A District had it's meeting today and were joined afterwards by members of the Brisbane U3A committee and Logan District tutors.

The committee (from left to right)
Chris, Margaret, Brenda, Les, Trevor, Jean, Bill, Kathy and Monika. An Apology was received from Jan

Tutors had a chance to meet each other.

Diane Simon and Greg D.

Chewing the fat over a cuppa in the kitchen.

Brisbane U3A President Marilyn with Logan District Coordinator Trevor

Greg T, Greg D, Simon and Jean

Afternoon tea was provided by the Logan District Committee and tutors.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Ukes in the Park

The Ukulele Group recently went up to Daisy Hill Forest for a concert in the park. They had a lot of fun entertaining the locals.

Kevin, the tutor writes:

"It was a great day and enjoyed by all. I was told we must do it again. Tried to get a photo of all the locals who came to watch, but the Kangaroos wouldn't stay still long enough to get captured."

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Discover Photoshop with the U3A

Examples of work by the U3A Advanced Photoshop group can be viewed at Logan North Library.  Members created the images on display using Adobe photo-editing  software, Photoshop Elements.  Walk around the library's main Discover display to see  it.  New beginners courses in Photoshop Elements and the full version Photoshop CS6/CC start in Term 3 at the library on Thursday/Friday afternoons.

If you're interested to join this class, please contact tutor Jean Townsend Email

Monday, 1 June 2015

F50 Mah Jong for Beginner

On Mondays, you can see a group of ladies in the library at Springwood engaged in the ancient game of Mahjong, also spelled majiang, mah jongg and numerous other variants. It is commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in South Korea and Japan.)

The game and its regional variants are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asia and have a small but growing following in Western countries, including Australia.

The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. It is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.

The group meets on Monday between 1:00pm - 2:30pm at the Logan North Library at Springwood.

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact  Angela De Hennin Tel. 3345 4485 or by Email

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A30 Beginners Watercolour

If you're into Watercolour. you might like to join Diane Deshong's class which is held at her studio in Underwood. For those a little more advanced, Diane is starting an intermediate class on June 12th.

Contact Diane on 0434 193 392 or email

There is presently an art exhibition of artwork by U3A classes, including the Watercolour class, at the Sunnybank Library until 30 June.