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Prior to the election of the 2022 Management Committee, chaired by Mark Tucker-Evans CEO of COTA (Council of the Aging), U3A Beachmere outgoing President, Barb Woodroffe presented attendees with a report on the past year’s activities and progress, including social and administrative highlights. 

A proposal to adopt amendments to the current constitution was put to the meeting and accepted unanimously. Updates were necessary to bring U3A Beachmere in line with recent Queensland Government legislative changes. The amended constitution is available to view on the U3A Beachmere Inc website.

Outgoing Treasurer, Jo Carpenter, presented an extensive financial report together with the independent auditor’s report. Jo also reported that despite the challenges of Covid related obstacles, the organization has had a successful financial outcome for the 2021 operating year.

The result of the election of the 2022 Committee were as follows:

Three members of the outgoing committee were returned to serve a second term.

President – Barb Woodroffe

Secretary – Gaye Clayton

Treasurer – Jo Carpenter

Volunteer Coordinator – Alicen Bell. Newly elected to the position, Alicen has been a dedicated and hardworking volunteer at U3A since 2019.

Two positions remain vacant:

Course Coordinator and Communications/Publicity Coordinator. 

We continue to search for members to fill these two positions. Detailed job descriptions are on our website,, located under AGM on the menu.

Before closing the meeting re-elected President Barb Woodroffe, thanked outgoing Committee members Chris Sutton, Helen Murphy, Christine Ellis, Di Newell and Jennifer Blanchard for their hard work and dedication. They were acknowledged as having worked tirelessly in trying times to achieve a positive result. Without their dedication and support the organisation may not have continued. 

The newly elected committee is excited to bring energy, enthusiasm and passion to U3A Beachmere for 2022/23.

The U3A Beachmere office is located at The Hub Main Street Beachmere and open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm during school terms, to answer any questions you may have. Or call us on 0456 685 736.

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