Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 1/3/2024

Issue 04 of 2024     

1 March 2024


Monday 11 March – Canberra Day Public Holiday.  Club will be closed.

Friday 29 March – Good Friday Public Holiday.  Club will be closed.

Monday 1 April – Easter Monday Public Holiday. Club will be closed.

Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April  – our 2024 Book Fair

.A little bit of trivia – there are TEN public holidays in the first six months of 2024 and ONE in the second six months.


The Book Fair is fast approaching, and we are making final arrangements.

Because the container is full it has been decided to close off the receipt of donations a week earlier than previously planned. Donations will not be accepted after Friday  8 March.

We need lots of volunteers to help with setting up on Thursday 4 April from12 noon and packing up on Sunday 7 April at 4 pm. Sign up sheets are at the front counter so please consider putting your name down.

It is time to work hard on the publicity. There are plenty of posters and bookmarks available for circulation. Please see what you can do to distribute these. Posters can be placed in shop windows, on noticeboards and poster silos and at libraries or anywhere else you think suitable. Bookmarks are great for letter boxes and to give to group members or to leave in workplaces. So, let’s get the message out for a bumper Book Fair!


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The banner will go up again when we are ready to receive donations for the 2025 Book Fair- and the way time flies that will be here in no time!


We have been successful in our application for an ACT Government Grant to be used to replace the sound equipment in Hall 1 with a new professionally designed and installed system.  New speakers, media player, lapel mike, mixer amp – and will include an integrated screen for visual presentations, all connected via Bluetooth.

Many thanks to Judy Henderson whose expertise in the area is responsible for the Club’s continuing to receive such grants.    


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Jenny Gregory                                                                        


Woden Seniors Inc.

PO Box 345, Woden ACT 2606Tel: (02) 6282 2573

Email: president@wodenseniors.org.au        


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