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Monday, 19 June 2017

Logan District News

Monika Picton, Logan's Coordinator, has resigned from the committee, mainly due to ill health.
  Monika has been a dynamo of energy and will be greatly missed in the district, especially by the local committee.  Everyone here knows how much effort Monika put into promoting U3A and how successful she has been in overseeing the growth in membership and class numbers during the past two years.  Students and volunteers alike owe her a debt of gratitude for her work on our behalf.  Monika will continue teaching her Painting class but will have to take it easy and avoid stress for a long time.  We hope that she will regain her energy and make a full recovery. Martin Bridgstock has agreed to stand in until a new Coordinator is appointed. 

A group of Camera Club members returned from a photography holiday in Hawaii with glowing reports and thousands of photos.  I am sure we will post some of them soon.

The Indonesian students are carrying on without a formal tutor, but helping each other.  A different person will be responsible for the group each term, and Greg Taylor, the U3A Website creator, has adjusted the database so that this can be arranged. A big thank you to Greg for that.  The website and database get better and better.  

In Term 3 two new classes will start.  Trish Dixon will teach digital scrapbooking and photobooks for people already competent in Photoshop.  For beginners who want to learn photo-enhancement and manipulation, Jean Townsend will offer Gimp, the free alternative to Photoshop.
Bonsai is on again, this time at the Hyperdome Library, but Marcel is taking a break from Tai Chi, and the singing group and Photoshop advanced are discontinued. All other classes will proceed as in Term 2.  

Many Logan students have booked for the Winter School, and will enjoy the wide range of subjects and expert presentations.  Travel to the city is seldom more worthwhile.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

U3A Winter School Booking Now Open

The very popular Winter School Week 2017 - Booking now open


Winter School 2017

The Winter School will mostly be held at U3A premises on 5th floor, 232 Adelaide St from Monday 3rd July to Saturday 8th July 2017, but some sessions are at 97 Creek St. and other venues.
The Keynote Address will be held in the Main Auditorium, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane (Cultural Centre Precinct). See Map
Some events are held at external venues, e.g. State Library (SLQ), Qld Art Gallery (QAG), The Dixon Centre West End (TDC).
This year's program is shown below. If you are a U3A Brisbane member or past member, you may reserve your place for one or more sessions by clicking on the Make a Booking button below or at bottom of page.
Non-members are welcome to attend and may book by contacting the U3A Brisbane office by phone to 3236 3055.
All sessions cost $5 except where otherwise shown. This is payable at the time of the session.
Printable PDF versions of the program are available:
    - Detailed version (18 pages)
    - Summary version (3 pages)
(You can also change your current bookings with the Make a Booking button).
The program shown below contains an abbreviated description of each session. See the Full program (PDF) for a more complete description.

Monday 3rd July

The secret places that define France. The Caucasus

9:00am-10:30am   Presenter: Rouna Daley, Odyssey Travel  (Adelaide St)
The Caucasus stand at the crossroads between Turkey and Russia; a destination with an exciting blend of European and Asian cultures with stunning landscapes. 

The Importance of using Exercise as Medicine to grow old gracefully

9:00am-10:30am   Presenter: Alan Mills  (Adelaide St)
A session on frequency, intensity, type and time, barriers and motivators and most importantly getting started and how to do it safely. 

Battle for Fraser Island - Saving Fraser Island from Sand Mining

9:00am-10:30am   Presenter: John Sinclair  (Adelaide St)
A David and Goliath struggle that saved one of Qld’s iconic treasures. Meet the man who fought and won and is still fighting to conserve our heritage. 

Robots and the Environment

11:00am-12:30pm   Presenter: Dr Matthew Dunbabin  (Adelaide St)
Existing and emerging robot technologies for monitoring the environment and transforming the way we observe the wider world. Environmental Robotics are leading the way. 

Beersheba and the Australian Light Horse

11:00am-12:30pm   Presenter: Coral Johnson  (Adelaide St)
The last Light Horse Charge at the Battle of Beersheeba in 1917; part of the British offensive collectively known as the third Battle of Gaza. 

Charlemagne Life and Legend

11:00am-12:30pm   Presenter: Dr Kay Smith  (Adelaide St)
Charles the Great, King of the Franks and the legend that developed around certain aspects of his life and character in the centuries after his death; sourced from bios and heroic songs. 

State Library Tour

11:00am-12:00pm  (State Library)
More than just a library; research, history, restoration of priceless artifacts and meeting rooms, film screening and lectures. Learn how to use this great facility. Free of charge. See Map.

Qld Art Gallery Guided Tour - European and Asian Art

11:00am-12:00pm   Presenter: Barbara Lloyd  (Qld Art Gallery)
A journey into European and Asian Art that will surprise you and open your eyes to facets of this art that you may never have contemplated.