Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 13/11/2015

Christmas Luncheon Party – 12.30pm Monday 7 December

The Christmas Luncheon Party is on Monday 7 December 2015, at 12.30pm, catering is by the Olive Restaurant Southlands and the Chordsmen are tuning up a new repertoire of songs. Lucky door prizes.

Cost is $50 per person, please book and pay at the front counter. Let Polly know if you want to be seated with anyone in particular.

Christmas Luncheon Party posters displayed in the Club were designed by Alex McLeod and printed by Lutons, Weston Creek.

Making the Most of Your Smart Phone – Friday, 20 November 10:30 -12:30

More help with smart phones by Grahame Hellyer. Aimed particularly at Android phones (i.e. most phones other than iPhones) come and discover ways to get the most out of your phone. You can also ask questions about any problems you may be having.

The first 15 minutes will be for those who missed Grahame’s previous session.

Meet in the Anne Murray Room.

The 3rd Big Book Fair – August 2016

Yes it is on again! Margaret Bourke, who has led this very successful event for the past two years is taking a break and Management Committee Member, Sue Schriener has stepped up to lead the event this year.

Sue is looking for volunteers to help with the sorting, cleaning and pricing of books as they come into the Club. It is envisaged that that this activity would take place most mornings during the week in the veranda area. If you have a few hours to spare, regularly or occassionally and want to drop in to help out, and have a cuppa and a chat please let Polly know.

Melbourne Cup

What a wonderful afternoon! Sometimes it was difficult to hear above the excitement! The food brought in by members was plentiful, varied and delicious.

Our thanks to Tony McDonald for organising and running the sweeps, without which it wouldn’t seem like a Melbourne Cup. Thanks especially to Anne Murray, Lutana McLeod and Cindy McMillan for their planning and work in staging the event.

See you all next year.

Congratulations – Irene Turpie

Congratulations to Irene Turpie, who last month won a gold medal at the Masters Games in Adelaide for the 500 metre Indoor Rowing event. Well-done Irene!

Calligraphy Exhibition

Last chance to see this amazing exhibition by the Canberra Calligraphy Society located in the entrance to the Hellenic Club. The exhibition includes works by our activity leader Pam Kemp and others, inspired by the ‘International year of the Light’. Many works are for sale.

When: from 20 October to 14 November
Where: The Hellenic Club, 1 Matilda St, Woden ACT

Spiral Program

Spiral meet at 10am to mid day each Thursday morning for a cuppa and a talk at St James Uniting Church, Curtin.

19 November Jono Lineen
Jono is an author and a curator at the National Museum of Australia.

3 December Latham Primary School. The return of the wonderful choir.
For more information, please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Brett Yeats on 6281 7684 or at yeatsb.

Abuse Prevention Information and Referral Line – APRIL

The Abuse Prevention Referral and Information Line (APRIL) is a confidential telephone service for callers who want to discuss elder abuse issues and seek advice, options, and referral.
The service operates during business hours. The APRIL number is 02 6205 3535.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.