In 2022 Len Jeffers has provided us with a new system of storing lists and Emails for each group in Drop Box. Whilst Drop Box has been previously used by other organisations, it is the first time U3A Benalla has adopted the system. It is hoped that it will provide constantly up to date rolls which can be accessed directly by our Convenors without involving Len.
Our membership has been constantly growing throughout February. We now have 286 members which includes 25 new members. I would encourage you all to wear your badge at each group you attend so the new members can get to know everyone quickly.
A nomination form for U3A Benalla Committee members and other positions for 2022-2023 is included at the back of this Newsletter. Nominations need to be filled out, signed and forwarded to our Secretary, Geraldine McCorkell at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 9th March 2022. Nominations can also be left at the Redb4 Book Shop in Bridge Street, Benalla.
Our U3A Benalla annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 10am in our U3A room. The guest speaker at the AGM will be Ms Rosie Koop, Executive Officer of the Benalla Tomorrow Today Foundation, who will also conduct the election of office bearers.
U3A members will have no doubt noticed that Benalla Rural City Council is carrying out road works in Fawckner Drive, outside the Benalla Senior’s Centre. These works are happening during March and April 2022, and during this period the Fawckner Street car park is only accessible from Carrier Street South.
Some advance news. We are pleased to announce that John Barry will give U3A Benalla members two special lectures on Friday 6th May and Friday 13th May at 2pm in our U3A room. The topic of the first lecture will be Powers of Attorney (Enduring and Medical) whilst the topic of the second lecture will be about making a Will, Estate planning with a small section on End of Life Directives. John was a senior lawyer until his retirement and with such a background will provide excellent information in these two talks.