Over 40 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra

By

Fortnightly News 15/2/2019

New iPad Course – Photos

Diana will run an iPad course on photos over two sessions from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March and Wednesday 27 March.

It is suitable for those who can use an iPad but know very little about the camera in an iPad. The main areas to cover will be:

· Camera settings and buttons.

· Practice at taking photos.

· The Photo App and how the photos are organised.

· Creating Albums & selecting photos

· Sharing photos including emailing

· Editing photos

· Making & viewing videos

· Photo Booth & Facetime

If you would like to enrol contact the office. There will be six places.

Book Fair – volunteers needed

The Book Fair group is looking for more volunteers. One of our regular volunteers has left Canberra and some others are currently unavailable. If you have a couple of hours to spare we would love to see you. The role involves sorting, cleaning, categorising and packing books that have been donated. Volunteers take on the role they feel comfortable with. You don’t need any particular skill to clean and pack books and help will be given in sorting and categorising if you are interested in doing that. You do not have to do any lifting if that is difficult for you. Why not give it a try? Come along on a Friday morning and we will be happy to show you how it works. 

Read More

By

Fortnightly News 1/2/2019

Express of interest – Carpet Bowles

We are going to restart Carpet Bowles in the Club, date and time to be confirmed. Let Polly know if you are interested in playing and we will keep you informed.

Bridge Classes

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

The WOW Art Group

The Watercolour on Wednesday Art Group has an exhibition of members’ paintings in the foyer and the Anne Murray Room. Many of the paintings have been marked down for sale and 15% of the sale price is donated to the club.

Garden

The Club has received a grant to install 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self-watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up.

Read More

By

Fortnightly News 18/1/2019

Club Re-opens Welcome back

Welcome back in 2019, many activities have already restarted.

Bridge Classes

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

The WOW Art Group

The Watercolour on Wednesday Art Group will have a new exhibition of members’ paintings in the foyer and the Anne Murray Room next Wednesday.

Garden

The Club has received a grant for 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self-watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this process please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up.

Xmas Lunch Feedback

Thanks to those that have provided feedback about our 2018 Xmas lunch, it will help us design next year’s celebration.

By

Fortnightly News 21/12/2018

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open on Monday 14 January 2019. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office. We wish you a happy and safe festive season.

Bridge Classes

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

Garden

The Club has received a grant for 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self-watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this please leave your name and contact with Polly and we will follow up

By

Fortnightly News 7/12/2018

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open on Monday 14 January 2019. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office. We wish you a happy an safe festive season.

Bridge Classes

Final class for the year is on Monday 26 November at 1.30 pm.

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

The WOW Art Group

The Watercolour on Wednesday Art Group has an exhibition of members’ paintings in the foyer and the Anne Murray Room. Many of the paintings have been marked down for sale and 15% of the sale price is donated to the club. Come in and view the display and perhaps find that special Christmas gift.

Donations of non-perishable food for Drought Stricken Farmers

We have a box in the Club foyer for donations of non-perishable food for distribution to drought stricken farmers in New South Wales.

Garden

The Club has applied for a grant for 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self-watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up.

Woden Seniors Book Club

The Book Club meets in the Anne Murray Room at 10:30am on the last Friday of the month.

Last meeting for the year Friday 21 December: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout;

ACT Waste Management website

This is a very useful website for information on household and recycling collections. It has an amazing A-Z of recycling for how to dispose of anything safely. For example did you know you can leave paint and gas bottles for free at Mugga Lane and Mitchell? https://www.tccs.act.gov.au/recycling-and-waste

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in the Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.

By

Fortnightly News 23/11/2018

Christmas Luncheon Party – Friday 7 December 12.00 – 2.00 pm

The Christmas Luncheon Party is on Friday 7 December 2018, at 12.00pm, catering is by the Golden Roast. Meal consists of buffet style food including cold meats, dips, vegies, cheeses, biscuits, salsa, nuts and lots more. The club will subsidize part of the cost of the meal and provide some drinks. Any members who can bring Christmas sweet treats, these would be gratefully received.

Cost is $10 per person, please book and pay at the front counter with Polly by 28 November 2018.

Bridge Classes

Final class for the year on Monday 26 November at 1.30 pm.

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

Presentation by Estelle Muspratt on Australian war graves

Estelle Muspratt will give a presentation on Australian war graves at 10am on Friday 30 November in the Anne Murray room.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open on Monday 14 January 2019. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

Read More

By

Fortnightly News 9/11/2018

Christmas Luncheon Party – Friday 7 December 12.00 – 2.00 pm

The Christmas Luncheon Party is on Friday 7 December 2018, at 12.00pm, catering is by the Golden Roast. Meal consists of buffet style food including cold meats, dips, vegies, cheeses, biscuits, salsa, nuts and lots more. The club will subsidize part of the cost of the meal and provide some drinks. Any members who can bring Christmas sweet treats, these would be gratefully received.

Cost is $10 per person, please book and pay at the front counter with Polly by 28 November 2018.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open on Monday 14 January 2019. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

iPad course – Brush up on the Mail app – vacancies

Judy will be running a two session course for those who wish to learn more about the Mail App. It starts on Thursday 15 November and finishes on Thursday 22 November from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm both days. There are still some vacancies.

The course will cover:

  • Special keyboard features
  • Mail settings
  • Mailboxes
  • Compose, Send, CC, BCC. Forward, Reply and Reply All
  • Saving Draft messages
  • Sending, receiving and saving attachments (e..g photos, documents)
  • Saving addresses
  • Updating Contacts
  • Adding a new Mailbox

Please contact the office if you are interested ASAP.

Read More

By

Fortnightly News 26/10/2018

Seniors Concert Success

There was a good turnout for the Club’s Seniors Concert last Sunday afternoon. The many performers from the Recorder Ensemble, Woden Senior Singers and the dancers entertained with a wide range of music.

Many thanks to Gail Guiliano for organising the event. Gail, Secretary of the Club and leader of the Woden Singers does so much for the club, especially to give us such an enjoyable afternoon. Her “No-one Loves a Fairy over 40” brought the house down once again. The Woden Singers sang a range of songs we all knew and enjoyed, with solos, quartets and even singing with Ian and Carla as they danced “Cheek to Cheek.”

Thanks too, to Margaret Wright for gathering many members of her ensemble to provide us with music through the ages. I heard many humming along with many well -known folk songs. And thanks to Lutana who once again compered the afternoon with stories and anecdotes.

There were many donations to the fund for farmers suffering from the drought and over $160.00 in gold coin donations will also go to the fund. To all those who brought food for the afternoon tea, your offerings of such delicious food were an appetising end to a most enjoyable afternoon.

Melbourne Cup

It’s that time of year!

Our Melbourne Cup Party will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2018 commencing at 1.30 pm. Members and friends are invited to attend. We will provide some drinks. Please bring finger food to share. We will have a sweep or two. It would be great if you could wear a Melbourne Cup hat.

Read More

By

Fortnightly News 12/10/2018

Woden Seniors Concert – 2pm Sunday 21 October

Yes, it is on again, the Woden Seniors Concert, featuring singing, dancing and the playing of various instruments by Club members. The very entertaining Lutana McLeod is your MC. The concert starts at 2 pm and will include afternoon tea.

Donations of non-perishable food for Drought Stricken Farmers

We have a box in the Club foyer for donations of non-perishable food for distribution to drought stricken farmers in New South Wales.

Bridge Classes – all levels

Classes recommence on Monday 15th October at 1.30 pm.

Garden

The Club has applied for a grant for 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up. Sue Allen

Read More

By

Fortnightly News 28/9/2018

Annual General Meeting

A well-attended Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 17 September. The following members were elected to the Management Committee.

President Paul McGlew
Vice President Sue Allen
Treasurer Jennifer Pratten
Secretary Gail Giuliano OAM
Committee Member Sue Schreiner
Committee Member Cindy McMillan
Committee Member Jenny Gregory
Committee Member Lutana McLeod
Committee Member Don Puttick

Bridge Classes – all levels

No Bridge classes for 1st & 8th October.

Classes recommence on Monday 15th October at 1.30 pm.

Garden

The Club has applied for a grant for 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up. Sue Allen

Read More