Joyce and her late husband Bob were original members of U3A Benalla when it commenced over 20 years ago. The Singing for Fun group started in Helen and Graham Mitchell’s previous home in South Street Benalla before moving to the CWA Hall for a few months. From there Singing for Fun and Harmony progressed to the Chapel at Cooinda before calling the Baptist Church in Bridge Street home for several years. Eighteen months ago Singing for Fun and the Harmony Group moved to the U3A room in the Senior Citizens’ building.
One of Joyce’s attributes is as a great organiser. She has successfully used this skill to allocate various tasks over the years to her willing band of helpers in the group. Joyce has a beautiful soprano voice and everyone will be delighted to know that Joyce is continuing as part of the soprano singers.
With a background in producing dramatic performances, Joyce has been able to impart some of her skills in this area to the participants of Singing for Fun. The other skill she has is excellent communication. Joyce has used this very successfully encouraging new people who join the group to feel part of the group very quickly.
Singing for Fun is one of the larger groups in U3A Benalla. We thank you Joyce for a great job over many years.