Beaudesert U3A elects 2019 leaders after a bumper year

COMMITTEE: Finella Loch, Pat Millard, Andy Fechner, Laurel Fechner, Cheryl Folley,
Yvonne Berry, Di Johnson, Michele Goucher, Lise Leatherbarrow and Helen Atkinson. Absent: George Evans
COMMITTEE: Finella Loch, Pat Millard, Andy Fechner, Laurel Fechner, Cheryl Folley, Yvonne Berry, Di Johnson, Michele Goucher, Lise Leatherbarrow and Helen Atkinson. Absent: George Evans

BEAUDESERT University of the Third Age has reached a second consecutive annual membership milestone as numbers climb past 250.

Making the announcement at the group's annual general meeting at Centacare last Friday, president Andy Fechner said he saw a continuing evolution of enthusiasm plus class offerings and could confirm what he described as U3A's position as the leading group for seniors seeking interesting activities within the Scenic Rim.

He said growth had been significant since last year's record of just over 200 members.

This year had seen the addition of several new activities and the resumption of old favourites, to the extent that some courses now had reached close to maximum size.

Several had had to move to new venues to fit in the increasing numbers.

The election of officers was conducted by the Division 4 councillor Michael Enright, with state MP John Krause also present.

Michael Enright and Jon Krause were at the U3A meeting.

Michael Enright and Jon Krause were at the U3A meeting.

Andy Fechner was elected unopposed as president for the coming year, with two new executive members, Helen Atkinson (treasurer) and Lise Leatherbarrow (vice president).

Yvonne Berry was elected secretary and the committee includes Di Johnson, Michele Goucher, Pat Millard, Laurel Fechner, George Evans, Finella Loch and Cheryl Folley.