Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 11/3/2022

A reminder that next Monday 14th March is the Canberra Day Public Holiday. The Club will be closed on that day, but as always groups who so wish can have access for their activity by arrangement with the office.

AND NOW…………….


…..AFTER TWO YEARS IN THE COVID WILDERNESS, there are only two weeks until

…………………………THE BIG BOOK FAIR !!…………………..

imageWe will need volunteers. As mentioned in the last newsletter, there are volunteer sign-on sheets at the front office of the Club. These help us to know when people are available and to ensure that we don’t have too many or too few people at any given time during the three days of the Book Fair. Please think about giving an hour? a morning? a day or two or three? and letting us know so that we can best roster people, make sure they know what to do, and organise for the success of the Club’s big annual fundraising event.

image[6]We will need customers. We really need to press the publicity button now. The Book Fair committee have organised radio and print community notices as well as social media options to spread the word. Members can help by distributing posters and bookmarks – there are plenty available to take from the front office. Maybe give them to friends, pop in the neighbour’s letterboxes – there are even posters at the local dog park!!


image[11]We will need your usual space – so regular Club activities on Thursday afternoon 24 March through Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27 March will be suspended. Thanks everyone for your understanding here.

See you at the Fair.

Our usual message stands….please Do Not Enter the Club if you are feeling unwell and developing cold or flu like symptoms (including headache, fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath).

Jenny Gregory

Woden Seniors Inc.

PO Box 345, Woden ACT 2606

Tel: (02) 6282 2573

Email: president

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1800 171 866 Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

8.30 am – 6pm(AEST) Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

The latest information on COVID regulations and restrictions is always available at www.covid19.act.gov.au.

Discussion group at Woden Library:

From Peter Sheldrake <peter@travellingnorth.com

I am trying to get a discussion group running in Canberra. I have run similar groups in Melbourne, where I lived for many years, and in the USA, which is where I was based for the past 11 years. I recently arrived in Canberra.I have been in discussion with the ACT Library, and hope to have a group meeting in April, and this is being overseen by Laura Shelley, who looks after events there.

If you are interested in discussing a wide and eclectic range of topics in a group, please contact Laura – Laura.shelley

And of course, some more drivel …

Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.

A backward poet writes inverse.

A man’s home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

Dijon vu – the same mustard as before.

Practice safe eating – always use condiments.

Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.

A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.

When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.

What’s the definition of a will? (It’s a dead giveaway.)

In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count votes.

She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke it off.

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

If you don’t pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.