The Executive Committee has appointed Dorothy Webber as President and she will complete the one year term remaining, before being eligible to stand for President in 2018. Bill Parris is standing as Vice President for a one year term and will be eligible to stand for a two year term in 2018.
Geraldine McCorkell has nominated as Secretary and Corrie Witlox was nominated as Treasurer. Judith Borthwick as Publicity Officer will complete a 2 year term.
I will remain on the Executive as Past President.
I want to thank the Executive Committee for their support, particularly Lorraine and Geraldine whose help was greatly appreciated when I was new to the role. John Avery is resigning from the committee.
After long stints as President and as our Network representative, his experience and knowledge have been of immense value to U3A. I also want to thank Lorraine Knox for the many years she has been our Secretary. Lorraine has seen us through enormous changes in the years she has fulfilled this important role. Most recently Lorraine has been assisting Terry Dillon in revamping our membership records and this will see the Secretary’s role transformed as Terry takes on the role of Membership Officer.
I am pleased to be able to report that work is now in progress at the Seniors and we will be able to move to our new home by second semester. The newsletter reports will keep you posted on progress of the project. Much of my time as President was spent dealing with accommodation issues following the Centre unexpectedly pulling out of the Barkly St site and leaving us with no home. I want to again thank Benalla College & the Flexible Learning Group who came to our aid in that turbulent period. Our future accommodation is now secure due to a partnership with Benalla Council who I also want to thank together with their Chief Executive Tony McIlroy who piloted this project to a successful outcome.