The Golf Club has been booked for Chat and Chew on 16th July commencing at 12.15pm. If you are attending please contact Lorraine on 0427 376 991 at least one week prior as Lorraine has to confirm bookings at this time.
U3A members will be meeting at the Dragon Gate (1 Thomas St, corner Arundel Street) for lunch on the 18th June 2021, commencing at 12.15pm. Chat and Chew luncheons are a wonderful way to meet other members or catch up with friends you have made at U3A.
If you would like to attend this activity, ring Lorraine on 0427 376 991 for booking and also cancellations.
The May Chat 'n Chew is being held at the North Eastern Hotel on Friday 25th May commencing at 12.15 pm. If you didn't put your name down in the book at our last Chat n Chew to say you would be attending, could you please call me on 5762 1531, preferably by Tuesday 22nd, so that I can add your name to our booking.
April’s Chat n’ Chew will be held at the Benalla Bowling Club on Friday 16 April from 11.45 am.
It is important to ‘RSVP’ each month if you are going to attend or have a booking you would like to cancel. Please contact Lorraine Knox on 5762 1531 by Tuesday 13 April for bookings or cancellations.
After a most enjoyable reunion at ‘The Royal’ in February, our next lunch will be at the Benalla Golf Club on Friday 19 March at 12 noon.
If you are attending, please contact Lorraine on 5762 1531 or 0427 376 991.
The first Chat and Chew for 2021 will be held at the Royal Hotel, on the cnr of Arundel and Bridge Street, on Tuesday 19th February 2021 at 12.00 noon. If you are attending please contact Lorraine on 0357 621 531 or Mobile 0427 376 991.
February Chat ‘n’ Chew was held at the Royal Hotel and was well attended. March’s Chat n’ Chew will be held at the Benalla Bowling Club on Friday 20 March from 11.45am. It is important to ‘RSVP’ each month if you are going to attend or have a booking you would like to cancel. Please contact Lorraine Knox on 5762 1531 by Tuesday 17 March for bookings or cancellation.
Following tradition, the first Chat 'N Chew gathering for the year will be held at The Royal Hotel on the third Friday, which in 2020 falls on Friday 21st February, at 12 midday.
Please contact Lorraine Knox on 5762 1531 by Tuesday 18th February for bookings or cancellation.
Chat n’ Chew’s long-term convenor, Shirley Kearney, was thanked at the Northo by the group for all her work over many years in arranging the Chat n’ Chew lunches and presented with a large bunch of flowers.
Shirley’s call for someone to take over her role has been taken up by U3A committee member, Lorraine Knox.
Thank you, Shirley, for convening Chat n’ Chew so capably, and to Lorraine, thank you for taking up the role of Chat n’ Chew Convenor. Lorraine would like to remind you that February’s Chat n’ Chew will be at the Royal – more information in future newsletters.
Our lunch time date on the 18th October will be our last for 2019. We will meet at the North East Hotel at 11.45. Ring Shirley Kearney 5762 6768 by Tuesday 15th October to book in.
Shirley has been the convenor of Chat n’ Chew since its inception many years ago and needs a break, if nobody takes over from Shirley Chat n’ Chew will fold, we desperately need another convenor.
If you are interested talk to one of the executive committee. No experience needed
Our monthly lunch will be at Kim Wah Restaurant in Bridge Street at 12 o’clock.
Please contact Shirley 5762 6768 by Tuesday 17th September.
We will meet again at The Golf Club for Lunch on Friday August 16th at 11:45am. This is due to popular choice. Contact Shirley on 57626768 by Tuesday August 13th.
On Friday June 21st our group is being welcomed to the Benalla Art Gallery Cafe for lunch at 12.00 midday. Come along and enjoy the food, view and company.
Pat Gardiner will be in charge as Gwen Turner and I will be sailing down the rivers in Europe. Pat's contact phone number is 0407 848 534.
Because our April date is on Good Friday we will not be meeting for lunch until Friday 17th May at the Dragon Gate Restaurant at 12.00 midday.
Please contact me by leaving a message with Trish Potter on 5762 1117.
What an enjoyable start we had to our 2019 Chat `n’ Chew year at the Royal Hotel on 15th February.
On March 15th we will do it all again – plenty of chat and a little chew at the Bowls Club at 12.00. All welcome.
Trish Potter has kindly offered to be my contact until my telephone has been transferred to our new home. So ring Trish 5762 1117 (a male voice will answer for messages).
Chat n’ Chew will recommence in February 2019.
Following tradition, the first gathering for the year will be held at
The Royal Hotel
on the third Friday, which in 2019 falls on Friday 15th February, at 12 midday.
Please contact Shirley on 5762 6768 by Tuesday 12th February for bookings or cancellation.
Our group will meet for lunch on Friday 19th October at 12 midday at
The North Eastern Hotel
This is our last lunch for 2018. Do come along!
Contact Shirley Kearney on 5762 by Tuesday 16 October.
Our group will meet for lunch on Friday 21st September at 12.00 at
Kim Wah Restaurant
Our “season” is almost over for 2018 so do feel welcome to come along.
Contact 5762 6768 by Tuesday 18th September.
On Friday 17th August at 12.00 our group will meet for lunch at one of our favourite places - Benalla Golf Club.
All welcome. Contact 5762 6768 by Tuesday 14th August. Thank you.
Once again a local restaurant is opening its doors specially for us - this time the Benalla Curry House in Nunn Street opposite Raffety's.
All welcome to attend on Friday July 20th at 12.00 noon. Preordering requested - please phone Shirley by Tuesday 17th June 5762 6768.
Andrew from Hollywood Café, has kindly agreed to open his pizza restaurant especially for us. He has done this for a number of years and as the venue will have a new owner in July, it will be a great opportunity for us to thank him.
All welcome to attend on Friday June 15th at 12.00 noon. Numbers need to be in to Shirley by Tuesday 12th June – 5762 6768.
Details for our next Chat n’ Chew are:
Date: Friday 18th May 2018
Venue: Benalla Bowls Club at 11.45 a.m.
Please confirm attendance to Shirley Kearney 57626768 by Tuesday midday on 15th May
On April 20 our lunch will be at 12 noon at Nicha (Old Vic Hotel opposite the railway station). Please confirm your attendance by midday Tuesday April 17. Phone 5762 6768.
About 'Chat n Chew'
This group meets once a month at one of Benalla's many eateries for good nosh and a natter. A very popular activity. All U3A members welcome. For catering purposes attendees are required to notify Lorraine by the Tuesday prior to each of these Fridays. New members are welcome. For further information, ring Lorraine on 5762 1531.
3rd Friday, 11.45 am to 1.45 pm February to October. Various locations around Benalla. Check newsletter and website for upcoming venues.
Convenor and contact details
Lorraine Knox 5762 1531
0427 376 991
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