U3A Benalla has nominated Geraldine McCorkell for Benalla Citizen of the Year in 2022. The nomination was co-ordinated by Wendy Sturgess, our Publicity Officer, with the assistance of other organisations and members of U3A.
We have received notification from Benalla Rural City Council that the presentation of Australia Day awards will take place on Wednesday 26 January 2022 Benalla from 10 am. Winners of the awards will not be announced until the day.
Benalla Rural City Council has announced that the planned event has been scaled back and will now be live streamed to the community.
Benalla Rural City’s Australia Day Award presentations can be watched online from 10am on Wednesday, January 26, at benalla.vic.gov.au.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Council’s Event Coordinator, Sharon Geer on 0498 204 648 or firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck Geraldine!
U3A Benalla – On Target for Better Digital Skills
Earlier this year U3A Benalla participated in the Building Digital Skills in Regional Areas Pilot, a joint initiative run by Good Things Foundation Australia and Wesfarmers, with our ‘On Target’ digital skills program. Through the ‘On Target – Learning to Shop Online’ program, we supported a small group of interested Benalla residents to learn how to use technology for everyday tasks, like shopping online and scanning QR codes. The program made a difference to those who participated, increasing motivation and enjoyment at being able to use their new skills at home.
Read more about how On Target has helped our community on the Good Things Foundation Australia website: https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org.au/news/on-target-for-better-digital-skills/
2022 Enrolment Day - Wednesday 12 January 9.30 pm to Midday Seniors Centre Auditorium
The Program Guide and Timetables for 2022 are now available. Demystifying Psychology is taking a break in 2022 while Bushwalking 'Midweek Walks' is reverting back to its Benalla Bushwalking Club program origins. New courses include Russian Literature and Family Research - Beginners. Brain Games is resuming There are time slot changes for Armchair History and Meditation, while the German courses–Advanced and Beginners – are being offered weekly in new time slots.
An individualised Membership Renewal Form has been emailed or posted to members enrolled in 2021. Please print your form, make any corrections to your details, then add your program selections to bring on enrolment day. A Membership Application form for new members will be available on enrolment day. It can also be downloaded from the website or collected with program documents from the RedB4 Bookshop in Bridge Street (next to Hide's Bakery). Proof of double vaccination of COVID 19 is to be provided upon enrolment or at attendance at chosen classes if not already recorded.
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2022,
Margaret Jenkins, Vice-President