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2019 Annual General Meeting

U3A Banyule's AGM was held on Thursday 15 August at 10am in the U3A Hall, with over 115 members and guests attending.


The 2018-19 Annual Report and Finance Report were presented to members and elections for the 2019 - 2020 Committee of Management were held, see Committee of Management for details.of the new Committee. 


Welcome to Joan Learmont, our new President, and to the new Committee of Management.  On behalf of members, Vice-President Russell Scoular, acknowledged the outstanding contribution made by out-going President, Helen McKinnon, over the past three years.



Russell Scoular and Helen McKinnon

U3A Banyule members at the 2019 AGM

Helen McKinnon hands over to Joan Learmont

Annual Forum

Date: Monday 25 November, 2019
Venue: Heidelberg Golf Club, 8 Main Road, Lower Plenty
Topic: 'Social Media - Real Solutions for Real People' presented by Dr Paula Swatman.
Paula has been an Information Systems academic since 1988, focusing on information
communication technology/e-business and the impact of new technology over 30 years.
Cost: $10 which includes a delicious afternoon tea. Drinks at bar prices.

Enrolments: open 9 September and close on 11 November. 

This is an Enrol and Pay Event. For further information refer to the flyer.


Banyule Council Lifetime Contribution Individual Volunteer Award - Nancy Cornwallis

Congratulations to Nancy Cornwallis, Tutor since 2011 of U3A Banyule Singing for Pleasure class and conductor of Audacity Choir!   Nancy has received a Lifetime Contribution Individual Volunteer Award from Banyule Council. 


The wording of her nomination read (in part):  “Nancy’s firm belief in the enormous therapeutic and physiological benefits of singing has been the driving force behind her contribution to the community.  Nancy’s patience, persistence, knowledge and supportive nature create an atmosphere where regardless of ability, people are inspired and committed to follow their passion for singing.”  The Award also recognised her contribution as founder of Serendipity Choir in 1990. 


Nancy received a framed certificate and a generous collection of various items in recognition of her achievements.