In 1996, an enthusiastic group of likeminded people began to meet in the community to research and hone their skills studying the Australian share market. This group, under Graham’s leadership, became an integral part of U3A Benalla, with Graham continuing in the role of convenor for its entire 19 years.
Initially the group depended on data gained from investment journals and other sources, however over time began to employ computer programs in their research. Under the name “U3A Benites”, the group was a regular contestant in the Sunday Age “Shares Race” competition, winning the competition on several occasions, much to Graham’s delight.
Graham made a highly valued contribution to U3A Benalla. “The group believes its continued success can be attributed to Graham Mitchell. A unique meeting format and good fellowship”. (‘Investment 1’ final report, U3A Newsletter, November 2015).