Beaudesert U3A treasurer resigns and new committee members are announced

BEAUDESERT U3A farewelled a long-time member and welcomed new committee members into the fold this week.

Club president Andy Fechner presented Tex White with a certificate of appreciation at Centacare on April 7.

“He was the inaugural treasurer when this committee first started in 2011 and has been in that role and other committee roles since and has now resigned to go on a holiday,” he said.

“It’s been six years and it’s terrific dedication to see one of our members put in so much effort into what we do.”

Mr Fechner said Mr White was also one of U3A’s tennis tutors and was involved in several activities, including croquet, aqua areobics and card games.

“He’s one of those ‘all-in people’ and he is well respected here, we wish him all the best,” he said.

Mr Fechner said he was thrilled to present the new committee members to the club with the addition of two new roles.

New committee members are: course coordinator Donna Fowler, social media organiser Finella Loch, assistant treasurer Michelle Goucher and social organiser Di Johnson.

The new joint membership secretery roles will be shared by Sue Estbergs and Sue Manning.

Mr Fechner said the decision to expand the committee from nine to 11 positions was due to the growth in membership.

“Our membership from the last 12 months has expanded from 130 to 210 members and it’s good to see people putting their hands up, wanting to contribute more to U3A,” he said.

“We have big plans this year and I’m excited to see what we can do.”