U3A Network Queensland President, Rhonda Weston AM, has released the Network Annual Report for consideration by U3A Network members. The report will be formally presented at the Annual General Meeting in Rockhampton on 11 May 2023.
The report highlights the Network’s activities in support of the 35 member U3As across Queensland including the financial management of revenue from member fees.
Highlights of the Annual Report include:
- Success of the Liaison Person Program that enabled Network committee members to communicate and consult with member U3As, and the feedback has been positive and appreciated.
- A Teams concept within Network that provides a structure for small groups to complete bodies of work within their remit, without tying up all committee members on the same project.
- The success of the new Network website launched at the State Conference in Pine Rivers last year that has proved to be a successful and valued digital asset, including a recent upgrade to provide an Event Management and Conference Registration application being used for this year’s State Conference.
- The imminent introduction of U3A Port Douglas as the 36th U3A Network member.
- Success of the Queensland road trip by the President visiting U3As in rural and regional centres including Rockhampton, Townsville, Emerald and Charters Towers.
- Incorporation of U3A Alliance Australia as U3A Australia Inc.
- Continuing strategic partnerships with AIUTA, COTA, NBN and the University of Queensland Healthy Ageing initiative.
- Two stalwarts of Network in Secretary Alison Taylor and Treasurer Bronwyn Pedler stepping down at the AGM having completed years of excellent service within the Network Management Committee.