Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 15/3/2024

Issue 05 of 2024     

15 March 2024


.Tuesday 19 March – Club Committee Meeting

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 paint and some elbow grease and the brick corner between the kitchen and verandah is looking like new again!  We are in the process of looking for a suitable replacement cupboard/bench/dresser to store plates and bowls.

The old fluoro lights in the verandah which gave such poor and often flickering light have been replaced with nice new LEDs which will make for a much more comfortable workspace.


And speaking of tidying up, below is a photo of a VERY nice chair tidying up job – thanks John!!

For ease of use and for the safety of everyone in the area, it would be wonderful if we all took care to stack the chairs neatly – black armchairs, armless, and aluminium separately and NO MORE than five high. 


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It has not gone unnoticed that the number of unwashed cups, plates and spoons and glasses just left for others to deal with has reduced markedly in recent weeks.  Thanks to everyone for your co-operation in this, the benefits being in Club amenity and our health.


Although it doesn’t feel much like it just yet, the cooler weather is coming and that means soup lunches.

Everyone who is at the Club on Mondays will know that we make and serve soup to eat with friends and fellow club members and for those who would like to do so, to take home.

.For the most part, Sue Allen and I have made the soups and as we know, they were part of the success story that was our 2023 Christmas Lunch.  We would really like to share the fun and invite anyone else who would like to help to do so.

If you would be willing to make a soup – once or twice?  occasionally?  once a month?  please let Sue or me know and we can talk to about what, how and when.  We are thinking of starting up in the last week of May and finishing in the first week of September.

.To date we have done soup on Mondays but would really like to add at least one other day – which could be weekly as we are doing, or maybe monthly, or perhaps even just once or twice over the winter period.   It would be marvellous if there is anyone who would like to organise this and of course Sue and I will be happy to help get it started.  All my contact info as below!


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Jenny Gregory                                                                        


Woden Seniors Inc.

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

Email: president@wodenseniors.org.au        



Ron Stewart again…..

All my life, I thought air was free until I bought a bag of chips.

Some days, I amaze myself.

Other days, I look for my phone while I’m talking on it.

Life always offers you a second chance.

It’s called tomorrow.

It takes real skill to:

Choke on air

Fall up stairs

Trip over completely nothing

I have those skills

To be old and wise, first you must be young and stupid

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad