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 2021. 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
email@example.com (new address as from 25/9/21)
U3A email address change
The U3A Benalla email address is now firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Cards '500'
Sam Miranda Winery, Oxley
Music Appreciation 'A Mixed Bag'
Family Research 'A Black Hole'
How lovely it was to see so many happy faces at the Get Online Week celebration on the verandah behind our room, enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by Hide's Bakery. A couple of new faces and members enjoying a social occasion, we all agreed this must happen again. Well done, Margaret and her team, for organising and relaying information to the group.
At Meet and Mingle we also enjoyed a talk by Moussa Taouk who makes Goat Cheese at Winton - Moussa and Victoire's café is now open for Coffee and Crepes on Friday and Saturday.
On more serious matters I hope all our members received the `Information Page’ on how we are dealing with our obligations in regard to vaccinations and attendance at classes. A copy is included here. If anyone is concerned, please don’t hesitate to ring Geraldine 0408522662 and I will try to answer your query. The Seniors are following the same guidelines as U3A. As we slowly open up again, enjoying the activities we have on offer, there are still some members who are very nervous about coming out into the world again.
Don’t forget to register for our bus trip to Chrismont Winery for our Christmas breakup. This will be on Tuesday 23rd November. $50 for a 2-course meal and $10 for the bus, and you will need to have proof of vaccination. A booking form with further details can be found at the end of this newsletter – the contact person is Corrie Witlox 57 62 8225.
Our last Meet and Mingle on Wednesday 17th November usually features a performance by our Singing and Recorder groups. Both groups have been unable to meet to practise and rehearse during lockdown, so there will be no singing concert or recorder recital this year. There will, however, be a Display of Patchwork and Quilts from the Patchwork group and morning tea, so keep the day in mind.
Hopefully 2022 will be considerably better than this year. Stay well and smiling and remember to keep in touch with people who may still be feeling isolated.
Geraldine McCorkell (for Dorothy)
This year's Christmas lunch was held at Chrismont Winery on Tuesday 23rd November. Click here or on the photo below to see the slide show!
A number of groups are continuing during the first two weeks of December for sessions or celebrations while other groups have finished for the year. The Program for 2022 will be added to the website as soon as it is released.
All U3A members are now required to show proof of double vaccination of COVID 19 before taking part in a class or activity, either by showing the paper version of your ‘Certificate of Vaccination’ or the COVID 19 Digital Certificate on your mobile phone. Either one is acceptable.
Find outmore - U3A Benalla Covid Safe Plan V6b 8 November 2021
- Groups A - Z
A - B
- C - F
- G- O
- P - Z