(Note: to change the size of any page, hold down the CTRL button and press + or -)

First Newsletter of 2018 out NOW (posted 5 Mar 2018)

Our brand new Newsletter Editor has produced a ripper for her first one. Welcome aboard Annette! You are carrying on a fine tradition of quality newsletters. This edition reports on our highly successful Open Day. It also features a great photo of Deanna Davies with the beautiful lecturn she presented to the U3AAT in memory of her late husband and our founding president, Glyn Davies.

Note also that the newsletter will no longer be posted out in hard copy form. The cost has become too prohibitive. So if you did not receive a copy by email, please send a note to Annette at newsletteru3aat@gmail.com and your email address will be added to the distribution list. For all those without email, there are copies in Room 22 for you to read on your next visit.

Annette would also love to receive any tidbits of information, news or jokes. Just shoot them off to newsletteru3aat@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting of U3AAT (posted 27 Feb 2018)

Sunday, 2pm, 8th April at Glyn Davies Room 22.

Please come along and support us. U3AAT runs well because we have volunteers willing to give some of their time to help.  Maybe you have enjoyed the benefits that U3AAT brings and are now willing to lend a hand?  You don’t have to be a Committee member, just be there to give us new ideas and help out from time to time with activities.  You will find it very rewarding.

Classical music program for Thursday 2-4pm 15th March at Uniting Church Atherton (posted 22 Feb 2018)

Young Musicians (Part 2) – Hope of the Future.


Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, one of the most Russian of all concertos performed by the 15 year young pianist with the Baltic Sea Youth Orchestra.

PLUS Child guitarists and youth choirs. AND MORE!

This will be a very full program, so please be early to sign in and to enjoy a bit of a social.

And remember – Share the Music and tell Friend and Foe – we gladly welcome new music lovers. 

Please provide an email address (posted 22 Feb 2018)

We currently have 60 members who have not provided us with an email address. It is extremely difficult to keep these members up-to-date with course additions, course changes, course cancellations, U3A events and newsletters. Postage costs are prohibitive and slow, so we are unlikely to be using postal services in future for these tasks.

If you have an email address, could you please, please let us know what it is.

New email addresses (posted 21 Feb 2018)

As stated below, there will be quite a few changes to the web site and ancilliary services in the near future. Some of these are happening in the background so most won’t notice. For example, we have just finished migrating to a new service provider and new server. Hopefully there will now be minimal drop-outs and the site will be more secure from spammers and hackers.

Another change is to important email addresses. Please use these new email addresses when contacting the following:

Course co-ordinator – coursesu3aat@gmail.com

Membership – membershipu3aat@gmail.com

Treasurer – treasureru3aat@gmail.com

Secretary – secretaryu3aat@gmail.com

Newsletter editor – newsletteru3aat@gmail.com

Webmaster – webmasteru3aat@gmail.com

Two new talks in Science, Nature & Travel (posted 15 Feb 2018)

We are lucky enough to have two new talks in April.  On 17th we have Trish Forsyth presenting The Subantarctic Islands of Australia & New Zealand and on 24th April, Alison Faigniez  is presenting Wildlife and Challenges Facing National Parks in Ethiopia.  Please give them your support by coming along.  You can enrol on either the Science & Nature or Travel categories.

Feldenkrais classes are now full (posted 07 Feb 2018)

We have reached full numbers of 24 for the Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes commencing in Malanda on 1st March for 8 weeks.   I will take names on a waitlist if anyone is interested as sometimes people do cancel.

Classical Music program Thursday, 15th February, Uniting Church Atherton at 2pm (posted 02 Feb 2018)

We start 2018 with the emphasis on YOUTH – rejuvenating and inspiring!

Part 1

WUNDERKIND WOLFGANG: His first Mass, the Waisenhausmesse in a performance very similar to that first legendary performance which took place on 7 December 1768 at the Waisenhaus church, in the presence of the Court,when the twelve-year-old Mozart conducted a choir of orphans in a performance that received “universal acclaim and admiration”.The performance we will hear features the Vienna Boys Choir with the Soprano and Mezzo Soprano solos sung by two soloist of the Choir.YOUTH CHOIRS from around the world and a Norwegian BOY TREBLE who easily equals or even surpasses Aled Jones in his Boy Soprano years.

PLUS something to discover and enjoy: you may take with you a DVD of another glorious Mozart Mass composed 11 years later, also performed by a Boys Choir, and you may keep the DVD if you write a short review for the March session.

This will be a very full program, so please be early to sign in and to enjoy a bit of a social.

And remember – Share the Music and tell Friend and Foe – we gladly welcome new music lovers.

RE the mystery Mozart Mass DVD – Please confirm your attendance so you won’t miss out

Another change for Tuesday Movie Nights (posted 01 Feb 2018)

Tuesday Movie Nights will now commence on Tuesday, 20th February at 6pm and continue on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Please check under Music & Movies for the movie details.

The Getting of Wisdom re-scheduled (posted 29 Jan 2018)

The above session has been moved from 22nd February and will now be at 10am on Wednesday 7th March.  Further dates for these sessions are now detailed under Courses 2018, Community & Ethics page and then scroll down to The Getting of Wisdom.

Movie nights will now be on Tuesdays (posted 23 Jan 2018)

Movie nights will now be monthly on a Tuesday, starting on 13th February at 6pm.  An Australian movie to start the year “The Eye of the Storm” adapted from the Patrick White novel.   Bring a plate of nibbles to share and your own drinks.  Tea and coffee is provided in The Glyn Davies Room 22.

Computer courses added (posted 20 Jan 2018)

Following a lot of demand from new members in particular at the very successful open day, a basic computer course has been added. This will run over four sessions and be an interactive class where members are encouraged to bring along their computing devices, although a computer is not necessary.

Topics covered include, but not limited to, choosing a computer; terminology explained (wireless, WiFi, bluetooth, networking); Windows basics; updating; security and viruses; passwords; different file types; file management; saving important files and photos; cloud computing; writing with Word; creating a pdf file; keeping a simple spreadsheet; basic emails and spam; searching with Google; using maps and Google Earth. The Internet of Things.

This course will start on 6th February, but it is not necessary to attend all dates. See under the Courses, Computers and Technology category above for further details and to enrol.

Website changes (posted 10 Jan 2018)

Over the next few weeks, we are migrating to a new finance, membership and course management system, so there will be some changes to the way we do things and thus to the web site. We are trying to keep the pain to a minimum, so please be patient. We will keep you informed as we go.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Views = 6,464