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

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Fortnightly News 25/10/2019

Parking Issues at the Club

It would be fair to say that we have some problems with parking at the Club, particularly on Wednesdays. We have lost our security person that used to remove wheel clamps. The Management Committee has considered these issues and will pursue the following strategies:

  • Approach Urban Services for some assistance in line marking;
  • Explore the cost of installing a boom gate entrance and exit system;
  • Approach the Helenic Club to find another security person to assist with wheel clamping;
  • Approach BLOC (the Albermarle and Alexander building rennovations team) for some assistance in stopping workers from parking in the Club’s car-park.

Melbourne Cup

It’s that time of year!

Our Melbourne Cup Party will be held on Tuesday 5th November 2019 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.

Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunch will be on again this year on Monday 9th of December from 12 – 2pm. Numbers will be limited to 80 participants. Food will mostly be provided by Café Ink with deserts provided by members. More information will be provided in subsequent newsletters.

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Fortnightly News 11/10/2019

Scrabble

There is a Scrabble game every Monday afternoon in the Anne Murray Room from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. New players are welcome.

Bridge Classes – all levels

Classes for all levels have resumed after a short break, every Monday at 1.30 pm.

Expression of interest –Volunteering to work with small children

The Lollipop Centre next door has lots of children in need of substitute grandparents. Would some of our members be interested in forming a small group of volunteer grandmas and/or grandpas to go and work with the children on a regular basis (e.g. once a week or a fortnight) on a day to suit. This might involve reading a story, doing craft, playing games etc.

If you are interested please give your name to Polly.

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Fortnightly News 13/9/2019

Annual General Meeting 2019 – Monday 16 September

The Annual General Meeting of the Woden Seniors Club Incorporated will take place in Hall 1, on Monday 16th September 2019 at 12.00 noon. There will be a light lunch served following the meeting.

Bridge Classes – all levels

No bridge classes on 9th and 16th September, otherwise classes for all levels will be held every Monday at 1.30 pm.

Expression of interest –Volunteering to work with small children

The Lollipop Centre next door has lots of children in need of substitute grandparents. Would some of our members be interested in forming a small group of volunteer grandmas and/or grandpas to go and work with the children on a regular basis (e.g. once a week or a fortnight) on a day to suit. This might involve reading a story, doing craft, playing games etc.

If you are interested please give your name to Polly.

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Fortnightly News 30/8/2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Woden Seniors Club Incorporated will take place in Hall 1, on Monday 16th September 2019 at 12.00 noon. There will be a light lunch served following the meeting.

Members wishing to bring items of Business before the AGM must submit them to the Secretary by Monday 2nd September, and they must be in the form of a written motion.

Nominations for election as Office Bearers or ordinary committee members shall be made on the prescribed form, approved by the committee, giving the written consent of the candidate and signed by two members of the club. The nomination must be received by the secretary by Monday 9th September, 2019

Two members of the Management Committee are retiring this year, so there is an opportunity to get more involved in running the Club.

Bridge Classes – all levels

No bridge classes on 9th and 16th September, otherwise classes for all levels will be held every Monday at 1.30 pm.

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Fortnightly News 16/8/2019

Book Fair

The sixth BIG Book Fair held last weekend was a resounding success that raised $24,300 for the Club. This was our best net result so far.

We had a huge amount of books to sell and as expected there was plenty left over. A large donation of fiction has been given to a group in Braidwood and smaller lots given to the Canberra Hospital and various other small groups. Most of the leftover non-fiction will go to Lifeline.

The success of such an event depends on the support of a large number of members. The whole Club, as a self-funded organisation, benefits from the Book Fair. Its proceeds keep the activity fee low and contributes to maintaining the building.

Special thanks go to:

  • The fantastic members of the teams that spent many hours every week over the last year cleaning, sorting and packing books. These teams led by Judy Bartlett and Chris Mackay and including Bill, Barbara, Anne, Agatha, Diana, Doreen, and Janet operated on Wednesday and Friday mornings and were responsible for the high quality of the books offered.
  • Sue Allen, Fran and Donna and their helpers in the Coffee Shop.
  • Those who donated the delicious food for the Coffee Shop.
  • The welcome team led by Jennifer Pratten who collected the entry donations and handed out information.
  • Don Puttick, Jenny Gregory and Mark Sheen on the Checkout.
  • Chris Mackay who managed Hall 1 and all her helpers.
  • Bill and Linda, the stalwarts in Hall 2, and all their helpers.
  • Pat, Diana and Elspeth who managed the children’s area.
  • Judy B, Anne and Agatha who managed the Anne Murray Room
  • Anne Slaney for researching and preparing the collectable books for the President’s Table.
  • Nerida Foster who managed the container so efficiently and Kevin who looked after the storeroom for much of the year and Allan who took care of the rubbish daily.
  • Tony, Mark and Simon who picked up and returned the tables.
  • The men who installed the roadside signs.
  • The Marist students and their teacher Peter Hawes who helped pack up.
  • Sarah Cumpston who has helped at every Book Fair, but unfortunately for us is getting married and leaving Canberra soon.
  • Justine Burke of Luton Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley, who printed the posters.
  • The members who helped set up, fill tables during the event and pack up.
  • Ann Baker and the WOWs (Watercolours on Wednesdays group) for the beautiful cards, bookmarks and display of paintings.
  • The family of members who ‘voluntold’ or were cajoled into helping.
  • Polly for all her assistance.
  • Judy Henderson for the publicity and co-ordination.
  • Paul McGlew for strong guidance and the heavy lifting.
  • Margaret Bourke for her vision in founding the event and her continued help and support.
  • Activity groups for putting up with the disruption just before and after the event.
  • The generous community that donated books, and
  • Last but not least all who came and bought the books, DVDs and paintings.

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Fortnightly News 2/8/2019

Floor Work in Hall 2

The floor work in Hall 2 is now completed. All the activities should now be back to normal. Please don’t drag the furniture on the new floor. We are exploring buying new tables with castors.

Volunteers needed for Book Fair on Friday

The Book Fair needs many people to help to ensure its success. Many members have already indicated they are available to help. We would like to spread the load and are calling for more volunteers especially to help with the following:

  • Filling the tables during the Book Fair – especially on Friday 9th August
  • Packing up – from 4 pm on Sunday 11 August.

If you are able to help with any of these tasks please put your name on the appropriate list at the counter.

BIG Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

There is only 1 week to go to the first day on 9 August. Have you handed out any publicity yet? There are still plenty of small flyers to put in letter boxes etc. Pick them up from the counter.

If you are on Facebook share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please keep them for the next book fair.

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Fortnightly News 19/7/2019

Floor Work in Hall 2

The floor work in Hall 2 is now completed. All the activities should be back to normal by early next week. Please don’t drag the furniture on the new floor.

Volunteers needed for Book Fair

The Book Fair needs many people to help to ensure its success. Many members have already indicated they are available to help. We would like to spread the load and are calling for more volunteers to help with the following:

  • Setting up on Thursday 8 August
  • Filling the tables during the Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August
  • Packing up – from 4 pm on Sunday 11 August

If you are able to help with any of these tasks please put your name on the appropriate list at the counter.

BIG Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

There are only 3 weeks to go to the first day on 9 August. Have you handed out any publicity yet? Polly has bookmarks and posters to be handed out. Try to get a friendly hairdresser, café or shopkeeper to display a poster.

If you are on Facebook share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

We will be calling for helpers to set up, pack up and help during the Book Fair in the next newsletter – so think about how you would like to help.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please do it soon to enable time for cleaning, sorting and categorising. We find it very difficult to process donations in the week before the book fair.

If you are thinking about donating books please be aware that we DO NOT sell the following:

  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Dirty, tatty books
  • Sets of encyclopedias
  • First Aid manuals
  • General magazines eg gardening, cooking, women’s magazines etc older than one year ie pre 2018
  • National Geographic and Australian Geographic magazines older than 5 years ie pre 2014
  • Finance and management books published before 2014

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Fortnightly News 5/7/2019

Floor Work in Hall 2

Floor work in Hall 2 will continue for the next 3 weeks. Please be paient with any difficulties you may have with the extra furniture and different spaces you may have to use.

PLEASE RETUREN ANY FUNITURE BACK TO WHERE IT CAME FROM.

BIG Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

There are only five weeks to go to the first day on 9 August. Have you handed out any publicity yet? Polly has bookmarks and posters to be handed out. Try to get a friendly hairdresser, café or shopkeeper to display a poster.

If you are on Facebook share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

We will be calling for helpers to set up, pack up and help during the Book Fair in the next newsletter – so think about how you would like to help.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please do it soon to enable time for cleaning, sorting and categorising. We find it very difficult to process donations in the week before the book fair.

If you are thinking about donating books please be aware that we DO NOT sell the following:

  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Dirty, tatty books
  • Sets of encyclopedias
  • First Aid manuals
  • General magazines eg gardening, cooking, women’s magazines etc older than one year ie pre 2018
  • National Geographic and Australian Geographic magazines older than 5 years ie pre 2014
  • Finance and management books published before 2014
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Fortnightly News 21/6/2019

BIG Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

With only seven weeks to go it is time get the message out about our fantastic book fair.

Members can help by:

  • Handing out bookmarks to family, friends and groups you are involved in. (Supplies of bookmarks are at the counter).
  • Providing the information for local newsletters eg church, schools etc.
  • Asking a friendly shopkeeper, hairdresser, café etc to put up a poster. (Posters are available from Polly).
  • Share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please do it soon to enable time for cleaning, sorting and categorising. We find it very difficult to process donations in the week before the book fair.

If you are thinking about donating books please be aware that we DO NOT sell the following:

  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Dirty, tatty books
  • Sets of encyclopedias
  • First Aid manuals
  • General magazines eg gardening, cooking, women’s magazines etc older than one year ie pre 2018
  • National Geographic and Australian Geographic magazines older than 5 years ie pre 2014
  • Finance and management books published before 2014

Simple & Healthy Eats for Seniors

This is a healthy eating workshop facilitated by an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Learn how to make simple, nutritious recipes that require minimal preparation and finish with a group lunch featuring recipes prepared on the day.

When: Thursday 4 July 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Community Room, Chifley Health & Wellbeing Hub
70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley
Cost: $10 per person, includes 2-course lunch and handbook
RSVP: Tuesday 2 July to ACT Nutrition Support Service by Email info or phone 6162 2583

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Fortnightly News 7/6/2019

Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

With only two months to go it is time to start getting the message out about our fantastic book fair.

Members can help by:

  • Handing out bookmarks to family, friends and groups you are involved in. (Supplies of bookmarks are at the counter).
  • Providing the information for local newsletters eg church, schools etc.
  • Asking a friendly shopkeeper, hairdresser, café etc to put up a poster. (Posters will be available from Polly soon).
  • Share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please do it sooner rather than later to enable time for cleaning, sorting and categorising.

Simple & Healthy Eats for Seniors

This is a healthy eating workshop facilitated by an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Learn how to make simple, nutritious recipes that require minimal preparation and finish with a group lunch featuring recipes prepared on the day.

When: Thursday 4 July 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Community Room, Chifley Health & Wellbeing Hub
70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley
Cost: $10 per person, includes 2-course lunch and handbook
RSVP: Tuesday 2 July to ACT Nutrition Support Service by Email info or phone 6162 2583

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