Woden Seniors Inc

Over 45 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra

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Fortnightly News 10/5/2013

News UpdateSoup Kitchen returns on Wednesday 15 May
Soup with bread will be served every Wednesday and Thursday beginning on Wednesday the 15th of May. We will serve from just before midday. The cost is $5.00 per bowl and includes bread, which is quite often home made.

If you would like to help in any way: by making and /or serving soup. Making bread or scones or providing ingredients, please leave your name and when you can help with Polly at the front office.

Wills Awareness Talk: National Law Week 13 – 18 May 2013
Legal Aid ACT in conjunction with the ACT Law Society will present a free information session ‘Wills Talk’ for members of the public. This talk is aimed at people without a legal background. The speaker will explain the importance of having a current Will and a Power of Attorney, and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about these important documents.

Details – Thursday 16 May at 12.30 pm at Legal Aid, Level 1, 2 Allsop Street, Canberra City.

Bookings are essential. To book a place, contact Jennifer Crawley on (02) 6243 3475 or Jennifer.crawley@legalaidACT.org.au

U3A and Woden Seniors Recorder Orchestra
Congratulations to the U3A and Woden Seniors recorder orchestra who were invited to audition for Australia’s Got Talent recently. The Orchestra has successfully made it through the first round. Best of luck.

Rail Trail Walk
Elizabeth Halfnights, Jenny Gregory, John Monk, Elizabeth’s sister Dot and Sue Allen travelled to the Kiewa Valley for the Rail Trail Walk in the last week of April, just as the trees were showing the first colours of autumn. Once again the Rail Trail (Murray to Mountains) offered the opportunity to walk safely through wonderful countryside. A mixture of farmland, open bush and towns were revealed as the group walked along the now sealed narrow railway trail from Wangaratta to Bright with a spur line up to Beechworth, a total distance of just under 90 kilometres.

The group recommends the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail either for walking or bike riding as a great experience and thank the Woden Seniors members who have supported the walk raising over $600 towards the cost of refurbishing the gardens at the Club. More information about the walk, including photos will be posted on the Club’s webpage.

Spiral
The Spiral club organize a series of weekly talks, presented in the Uniting Church hall in Gillies Street, Curtin on Thursdays from 10.00am – 12.00noon. The cost is 50 cents. For more information please ring Gwenyth on 6286 5004, Sue on 6281 6974 or you can email Brett at yeatsb@iinet.net.au

The following talks over the coming weeks may be of interest to members:

Speaker on 16 May:
The guest speaker is Mollie Bialkowski. Mollie is a Life Member of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and Vice President of Storytellers Guild ACT.

Speaker on 23 May:
The guest speaker is Alec Prior. The title of Alec’s talk is “What did you do that weekend?”

Speaker on 30 May:
The guest speaker is Anne Murray. Anne is a Life Member of the Woden Seniors Club and a past President.

Contributions to the Woden Seniors Fortnightly News Update
Contributions by Club members to the fortnightly news update are welcome. If you have something that you think may be of interest to Club members please provide it to Polly at admin@wodenseniors.org.au by the Tuesday immediately preceding the news update.