Give us some of your great ideas for our U3A
We are always looking for ideas/suggestions for activities and courses for Benalla U3A. Do you have any you would like to share? Contact us through the form on this page.
Playreading - from news of a course idea to reality! After hearing about a popular play reading group at another U3A, the possibility of a similar group was raised, researched and a program plan developed. The Play Reading group commenced in 2016, with Keith Rogers as convenor.
Bird Watching, convened by U3A 'birdie', Kathy Costello, and Collectors, convened by enthusiastic depression glass collector Judith Borthwick, also commenced in 2016. Like Playreading, these course were very well received and moved from pilot programs in the first half of the year to ongoing programs. Short courses 'Legal Matters' (John Barry), 'Opera' (Meg Dillon) and 'Google Apps' (Terry Dillon) were also added to our program offerings in 2016.
We moved to the Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre during 2017, so held back on introducing new courses in Semester 1 2017, During Semester 2 a new course on the Great War 1914-1918 'Over There'; the Legal Matters short course; a single session course on 'Advanced Care Planning' and two short courses 'Facebook for Mentors' were offered and completed.
Our 'Tech Savvy' courses evolve to meet needs at the time and the availability of tutors and mentors. In 2018 our Tech Savvy team is offering Tech Savvy - Apple iPad for Beginners; Tech Savvy Projects ('Family History' and 'Other Projects') and Tech Savvy Talks. In Semester II we are offering the 'Be Connected' program to develop the digital literacy of our members.
New courses being offered in 2018 :
'Exercises for Fun'
'Some moments in Australian History'
'Stock and Land'
'Tech Savvy Projects'
'Tech Savvy Beginners - Be Connected'
Some highly valued courses are semester rather than year long. As some move courses move off the timetable, others often return, with 'Games' returning in Semester II 2018,
Some other courses which have been suggested...
'En Plein Air'... (paint in natural settings)
Courses offered by other U3A's which may be of interest
'Learning through Culture' - visit to learn about a cultural feature of our district, followed by lunch nearby.
(the possibilities are endless!)
Let us know what you think of these suggestions or send us your own by completing the form below!
Please let Program Coordinator Terry Case (5762 1700) know if you have knowledge/skills in one of these course/activities and are interested in presenting it.