U3A Ipswich and West Moreton

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31 March 2023 10:00am at U3A House (note change of venue) 25 Eileen St, Booval

Nominations for members of the 2023-2024 Management Committee are now being called. Nominations are to be submitted on this form.

Note that you can nominate yourself as long as you get two current members to propose and second. If you cannot or prefer not to, please deliver your signed self-nomination to U3A House and two members of the Management Committee will sign your form.

All nominations to be sent to the Secretary no later than 14 March 2023

From Monday January 23 the office will be open from 10:00am to 12:00 noon, Monday to Friday, except Thursday 26 January (Australia Day).

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Earring Making Workshop : February 17 - 9:30am to 12:00 noon

Friday 17th February 2023 from 9:30-12:00 at Woodend: The earrings we wear can say so much about us. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced jewellery maker, join us in playing with beads and making beautiful earrings. Create the perfect pair to match your style, or that special outfit. Make the latest trends, or a handmade gift for a special person. Make as many as you like for only $3 a pair. All materials will be supplied, and a range of tools will be available. If you have your own tools and prefer to use them, please bring them along. Looking forward to seeing you there, Kath

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Sewing Essentials & Alteration

Weekly on Friday at Booval Campus 10.00-12.00 Margaret Heaven is a qualified dressmaker and pattern maker. This course will help you learn the essentials of sewing, altering and even making patterns. Margaret will teach beginners and experienced in putting in a zip, hemming, alterations and patterns. You will need to bring along your sewing machine, scissors, fabric and sewing necessities. Come along to the first lesson and discuss what it is you want out of the course.


Meditation & Healing for Balance and Harmony

In this course we'll begin each week with a guided meditation and we'll explore various forms of self healing that can be incorporated into your daily routine to provide an ongoing state of peace and harmony. Each week you'll experience the joy and upliftment of self healing and in a sharing environment you'll undertake a healing for another class member and you'll also get to experience what it feels like to receive healing. Everybody has that ability and we're going to journey down that pathway together. Some of the various forms of healing we'll work with include Chakras, Crystals, Colour and Pendulums and we'll include a couple of Reiki symbols for you to experience working with. If this is something that interests you, lets share this healing journey together in a casual, friendly space. Bring a pen and notebook, water and wear comfortable clothing. Tutor Angeline Gayle

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Volunteers are our lifeblood. We need your help!

Our U3A only functions by the work of volunteers. There are many roles, from minor to major, but ALL are necessary and appreciated. Even if you only have 30 minutes once a week, there is a role for you. For example, staffing our office; helping with events such as See Create Connect Expo; become a tutor – share your passion; join the management committee. We welcome your involvement, which also offers the opportunity for social engagement and fun. To become a volunteer, please contact the office and leave a message for Jill Gibson, Volunteer Coordinator, on (07) 3282 7484, or email at volunteer@u3aipswich.org.au​

Courses News…. There is a new class “Papercrafts” starting Monday 11 July, from 10.00 to 12.00 at Booval Central Room with tutors Judalyn Morgans and Kath Pfizner Card making and more, each session will include making a card then other papercraft items such as gift bags, embellishments etc. Learn different techniques to enhance your creations There is a cost per session of $5 to cover cost of materials. To enrol, please use the Members button above to login and select the course. You may also email tutors@u3aipswich.org.au for assistance to enrol.

Chair Yoga/Pilates will recommence on Tuesday 12 July from 1.00 to 2.00pm with Sandra Kovac at Shalom House at Booval. To enrol, please use the Members button above to login and select the course. You may also email tutors@u3aipswich.org.au for assistance to enrol.

IT'S BACK AT LAST! Movement to Music - an easy moving class, walking to music.

Not difficult to do, if you can walk you can do this! Great fun - much laughter - many mistakes, [making more laughter.] Great social interaction - good company - music to lift your spirit Come along and try it - the worst that can happen is you get addicted to it! Starting on Tuesday 26th April 2022 with Marie Davidson from 9am to 10.15am in the Fellowship Centre at Booval. You can register for the class online or contact the office Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon on 3282 7484.

Drawing with Ink Pens

Yvonne James is starting a new class: Drawing with Ink Pens. In this class we will use a variety of ink pens in order to gain confidence in using various techniques such as hatching, cross hatching, scribbling and stippling. We will then put our new knowledge and skills to use by drawing and shading a few simple projects.

Craft Dabblers Workshop

Kath Pfitzner has a new course in 2022: Craft Dabblers Workshops. A place to try new crafts, or practice ones you already know. The 2nd Friday of each month will be a chance to have a go at something different. All materials will be provided, so there will be a fee to cover their cost..But the emphasis will be on readily available, inexpensive or recycled materials, to keep this as low as possible. Suggested workshops are: candle making on 11th Feb, bath bombs and shower melts on 11th Mar and Macrame bottle totes on 8th April with discussion about future workshops.

Vinh Truong is running ‘learn to play pickleball’ sessions at Ipswich State High School at Brassall every Wednesday and Friday night 6.30 – 8.30 pm. This sport is very popular with seniors as it is easy to learn, is low stress and has low impact on the body. Click on this link to see how to play pickleball. There is also a Facebook link to a demonstration at Ipswich Social Pickleball on 30 July at 7.25am here. Vinh would like to work with U3A Ipswich and if there is interest we may try to get earlier times.

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Our online system provides the ability for members to select and enrol in any class themselves online. All members are able to see the status of classes and make informed decisions on the spot. You’ll know if classes are open, fully subscribed, or on offer at the tutor’s discretion. You’ll know all the dates the classes operate, and each class’s  location. You can also cancel a class you enrolled in, as well as register absence apologies for classes you’ll not be able to attend. You’ll even receive an email confirming your class enrolment and details.

You have instant access to all the start dates for every class of every course at every venue – all at the click of a mouse button or tap on your smart device screen!

Not confident using high tech devices? Our volunteers in the office are able to offer assistance through the whole process.

Wishing all in our community a safe, healthy and successful year