Our website is now regularly visited by around 400 'unique individuals' each month, with visitors looking at an average of three pages each visit The home page is the clear favorite - many members say they use the scrolling calendar on the website to confirm diary events.
The newsletter is the main source of content on the website - with the website pages for each group proving a wonderful resource for visitors finding out more about our programs as well as providing an historical record and a ready reference for members.
Over the past year we have released a U3A Benalla and District Facebook site to complement the website. Our Facebook page is gradually getting more likes and follows - from 86 followers on 7 Jan 2019 to 125 followers on 8 June 2020. People are beginning to get more confident at liking posts, but the highest number still only 14 likes.
Bev Thornell adds posts to the Facebook page on a regular basis. The reports Bev writes for her Wine Appreciation and Garden Appreciation posts are now being added to the newsletter and website. Margaret Walshe, Dorothy Webber and Geraldine also contribute Facebook posts.
Please contact me if you would like to join the web team.
Bev Lee, Website manager
Learning to use Weebly
This website has been set up using the user friendly Weebly platform. It is very easy to use if you have word processing skills and you can see how the page will look on the screen while working on it. Newsletter reports are added to the web page each month. Photos of group activities are always welcomed!
We are looking for help with the website - please contact Bev Lee if you are interested. You need to be an efficient user of Word and keen to learn photo resizing. If you have ever had anything to do with developing a website or blog - even better.
Here are some resources which you would find useful if using Weebly.
Weebly Support Centre - consider adding a shortcut to this site to your desktop.
Beginners Guide to Weebly on YouTube:
Click to set custom HTML
Interested in creating your own Blog using Weebly? Check out our Tech Savvy Bloggers' web page at http://u3abenalla.weebly.com/bloggers for more resources.
Informative handout on 'Creating a Website Using Weebly.com'
U3A Benalla and District Inc. Website - Information for Convenors - the handout provided at the convenor's meeting.
- Our U3A
- Groups A - Z
- Booker Reading Group (2019)
- Comparative Religion (2015-16)
- Google Apps & Tech Savvy Plus (2016-17)
- History - An Introduction to Western Civilization (2019)
- History - Moments in Australian History (2018)
- Investment I (1996 -2015)
- Legal Matters (Short Course)
- Making the Most of the Internet (2015) >
- Opera (2016 - 2019)
- 'Over There' (2017, 2018)
- Rail and Tourism (2015-2016)
- Tech Savvy Drop In (2016)
- Travel Group (2018)
- A - B
- C - G
- I - R
- S - Z
- COVID-19 Musings
- Car Stories
- 'Ideas Piggy Bank'
- 'Out Of The Blue'