He immediately rejoined U3A Benalla when it was restarted in 1996. He participated in a number of programs which then were resumed, including ‘Investment’ and ‘Politics’. His crowning achievement was yet to come in 2006 when he helped his wife, Joyce, to establish the long-running and very successful ‘Singing for Fun’ program, joined later by the ‘Harmony Group’ program. Both are still continuing with solid support today,
A key contribution was made by Bob several years later when he persuaded the Rotary Club of Benalla to fund the purchase of a quality electronic piano still used at singing sessions each fortnight.
Bob had endured many bouts of ill health for about 30 years, but never let it get in the way of his friendly and cheerful manner. He continued his warm relationship with many U3A members, as well as other organisatons including Rotary. Bright and cheery to the end reaching 88, an age he never expected. His long life enriched us all.