Thank you to all our Convenors for giving up their time and answering questions. It was pleasing to see so many of our members trying new subjects this year.
In 2022 we are offering 44 courses including a new course in Russian Literature as well as the return of Brain Games.
It was also interesting to see the interest in the Info Hub which was staffed by members of Age Friendly Benalla. The Info Hub normally runs each Thursday morning at the Benalla Library, and tried a special day at our Enrolment. Judging by the number of people who asked questions, they were very happy to be part of Enrolment Day.
I would like to thank Len Jeffers for all his work as Membership Secretary. Len’s latest figures show that we currently have 248 members of U3A Benalla including 23 new members and 4 life members.
Our Benalla Citizen of the Year nomination Geraldine McCorkell was one of 14 nominations. The ceremony was different this year, in that only participants and their guests were allowed to attend the ceremony at BPACC, and the event was live streamed for the general community.
The winner of the Benalla Citizen of the Year was Dr Lee Manning. Whilst Geraldine did not win the honour, her nomination gave U3A Benalla as well as Friends of the Library the opportunity to showcase the marvellous work Geraldine has done for both organisations for over a decade. U3A Benalla are certainly grateful for Geraldine’s roles as President from 2011-2013, Network Representative in 2016 and Secretary from 2016 to the present. Well done, Geraldine.
U3A Benalla and District’s Annual General Meeting will be held prior to Meet and Mingle on Wednesday 16th March. There will be more information in the next newsletter.
Whilst a few of our courses started in January, most are beginning in February 2022. Thank you everyone for accepting the requirement for double vaccination to attend our courses.
We look forward to a more continuous year in 2022.