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.
47 courses and activities are being offered in Benalla in 2020. To find out more about a particular group, click on Groups on the menu at the top of the page.
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 of the month at midday - email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are continuing to publish the newsletter and update the website during the Covid-19 break. If you have articles that you think would be interesting about how to cope with this pandemic, how you are keeping in contact with others or a short story or two, send them to email@example.com
The past two months have been particularly busy for our President, Dorothy Webber, who is packing up her house and downsizing for her upcoming move. Dorothy has also been helping family during this time. U3A has, however, not been far from her mind as Dorothy has still been working with U3A Victoria for the betterment of our group, as well as maintaining contact with council and other entities to ensure that our future is sound. We thank Dorothy for her continuing work during this time.
Our Secretary, Geraldine McCorkell, has been keeping in contact with members in outlying regions as well as those who are not able to travel into town, making sure they are coping with the current Stage 3 restrictions. Our thanks go to Geraldine for her time and efforts in making sure vulnerable members of our group do not feel abandoned.
There are further examples of concern and support for others in this month's newsletter. This is what community organizations are all about, working and supporting other people during their time in isolation.
Take care of yourselves and take the time to make that phone call to someone who you know. It will almost certainly brighten their day and be important for their well-being.
Heather Wallace, Newsletter Editor
'Unfinished Objects (UFO's)'
Do you have an unfinished object or two you would like to finish which ‘just isn't happening’ or you are finding slow going?
We're trialling a weekly afternoon tea-break time 'Unfinished Objects' discussion group using Zoom - next session Monday 14 September at 2.30 pm. Phone Bev on 0478 607 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved.
Find out more....
Sustainability - Reading for 18 Sept
Film as Literature - Would you like to share your thoughts on a film you have watched?
Let's Talk Books - 'Books...a welcome distraction from the mayhem around us'
As Time Goes By 'Right Here, Right Now'
- Zoom Discussion Groups -
New! 'Unfinished Objects'
Monday 21 September 2.30 - 3.15
Friday 2 October 10 to 11.30
Investment - Friday 2 October 2 to 3 pm
Demystifying Psychology -
Wednesday 7 October 10 to 12
- Our U3A
- Groups A - Z
- Booker Reading Group (2019)
- Comparative Religion (2015-16)
- Google Apps & Tech Savvy Plus (2016-17)
- History - An Introduction to Western Civilization (2019)
- History - Moments in Australian History (2018)
- Investment I (1996 -2015)
- Legal Matters (Short Course)
- Making the Most of the Internet (2015) >
- Opera (2016 - 2019)
- 'Over There' (2017, 2018)
- Rail and Tourism (2015-2016)
- Tech Savvy Drop In (2016)
- Travel Group (2018)
- A - B
- C - G
- I - R
- S - Z
- COVID-19 Musings
- Car Stories
- 'Ideas Piggy Bank'
- 'Out Of The Blue'