I have been privileged recently to read and give feedback on U3A member Judith Borthwick’s wonderful community-oriented project on hospitals in Benalla during the first three decades of last century and the nurses in charge of them. Judith began this project some years ago as part of a U3A course, making a number of presentations based on it then, and is now working to produce a document for use by others who would like to continue to research into this area.
It has been wonderful to observe as a bystander the way in which a group of U3A Benalla convenors and committee members have taken up the challenge to learn how to use Zoom during the Covid-19 break. From early ‘play’ with lots of rehearsals emerged an advertised session on Zoom for convenors; liaison with U3A Network Victoria and subsequent involvement with a regional mentor; two regular Zoom classes - Demystifying Psychology Discussion Group and Investment - and regular Committee meetings using zoom. Learning to use Zoom has entailed a learning experience for most if not all members participating. All in the space of a few months! Congratulations to all involved.