On Wednesday 30 August I am presenting to Councillors at an Assembly of Council briefing regarding U3A Benalla and our need for another meeting room in the near future. Geraldine is also coming to the briefing. Our U3A Benalla membership continues to grow and is currently 394, which is an 18% increase on membership in 2022.
During the past week we have been notified that U3A Benalla has been awarded a Get Online Week grant. This will fund the free lunch we are providing members on Wednesday 18th October at 12 noon. Will Rusin will speak on Cyber Security. Jenny Sawyer and Robyn Lukey, who have run the Be Connected program this year and who run our popular Tech Advice program, will be in attendance. Please come along and enjoy lunch and hear a little about our Digital Technology programs.
Our guest speaker for Meet and Mingle on Wednesday 20th September is the President of the Men’s Shed, Lou Sigmund. Lou will speak about the Men’s Shed and how they will be able to help U3A members and the wider Benalla community. You may remember that Lou gave us a very entertaining Meet and Mingle in June when he spoke on Marketing Inventions.
Currently we are in negotiations with Age Friendly Benalla regarding them setting up their Information Spreadsheet on the computer in our Room 2 for two half days per month. This Information Spreadsheet has been put together by the Benalla Council Aging Well Officer, Chris Greentree, and provides a huge amount of information for older members of the community. It is envisaged that having it available in our building will provide another service not only to U3A members but also to members of the Senior Citizens and other members of the Benalla Community. More information regarding this project next month.