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U3A - A Brief History
U3A is an international movement which has spread from France since 1973. The Cambridge UK (1981) model changed from the original university concept to one where members themselves are the teachers. This model was adopted in Australia, the first being in Melbourne in 1984. U3A Sunshine Coast and Brisbane were established in 1986. There are now over 30 U3As in Queensland and more than 200 Australia-wide with many thousands ofmembers.
In July 2007, 27 members of U3A Jimboomba, residents of Tamborine Mountain, agreed to form the local branch. In January 2008 the group was officially incorporated with the Office of Fair Trading as U3A Tamborine Mountain Inc. The first Annual General Meeting was held in April 2008.
The membership elects a small group of people each year to form the Management Committee. All members are encouraged to nominate for the committee positions at the Annual General Meeting.
The Friends of the Committee are members who are willing and able to assist as needed, without the commitment of being on the committee.
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