Benalla and District University of the Third Age, or U3A, provides opportunities for learning and social interaction to help older people no longer in full time employment keep physically & mentally alert.
44 courses and activities are being offered in Benalla in 2022. There are no prerequisites or exams!
Our monthly newsletter is produced towards the end of the month The website's home page, group pages, & calendar are also updated then.
The newsletter deadline is the 25th day of the month - email
The U3A Benalla email address is now email@example.com.
'Jamieson in Autumn' Andi & Bev's photos of May's Easy Walk
'Superfine Wool Took Over Ian Gill's Life' - May Stock & Land
'A delightful day in Beechworth with Indigo U3A' Garden App'n
'A Taste of Art' Photo Shoot
'Colours of Rajhasthan' read about Bill and Jane's trip to India in 2012 - Armchair Traveller
AGM/March Meet & Mingle Photos - Speaker Rosie Koop
'Nuclear Fusion Reactors' Read Les's summaries - Tech Talks
Congratulations to the Benalla Rural City Council on the great job they have done with the resurfacing of Fawckner Drive outside the Benalla Senior’s Centre. It is a much smoother surface, and the extra car parks provided adjacent to the street are already being well utilised.
On 25th April Geraldine and I attended the Benalla Anzac Day service, which was very well attended, and laid a wreath on behalf of U3A. After the service we spoke with several U3A members.
John Barry, a senior lawyer until his retirement, is giving two special lectures during May 2022. The first lecture on Friday 6th May at 2pm will be about Powers of Attorney (both Medical and Enduring) whilst the second lecture on Friday 20th May at 2pm will be about making a Will and Estate Planning. John is an excellent speaker and I encourage as many as possible to attend.
A new program called “The Sky’s the Limit” is being investigated and it is hoped that it will commence in August or September 2022. It is for U3A members with an interest in gliding, flying and the history of aviation. The sessions will include guest speakers with backgrounds in aviation with stories to tell. Claire Rudolph has been involved in the initial planning. If you are interested in such a course could you contact Claire on 0428 151 750 please so that we can get an idea of the level of interest. For a venue this new group hopes to be able to utilize the gliding club as a meeting place so that they can use their IT equipment and also fly the gliding simulator.
Margaret Jenkins, President
As Time Goes By (Memoir)
A reminder that the session on Monday 23 May has been extended by an hour to from 1 - 4pm to allow time for sharing of stories for both April and May. .
Armchair History A reminder that Armchair History has returned to its traditional time slot - 2 to 4pm on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. The next session is on Friday 27 May.
Condolences are extended to our immediate past President, Dorothy Webber, following the passing of her husband, Laurie, after a long illness, and the recent passing of her sister, former U3A Benalla member, Barbara Shields.
Meet and Mingle - Following a question asked at the Convenors Meeting in February, we had a wonderful session with Tom Amery of Ambulance Victoria on the Use of the Defibrillator at May's Meet and Mingle in our U3A room.
Photos to come!