Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 16/10/2015

Melbourne Cup

It’s that time of year!

Our Melbourne Cup Party will be held as usual on Tuesday 3 November commencing at 1.00 pm.

We will provide some drinks, you may like to bring some food to share. We will have a sweep or two of course.

Table Tennis

The Club has two Table Tennis sessions each week on Wednesday and Friday mornings. The group welcomes new players of all levels.

Calligraphy Exhibition

The Canberra Calligraphy Society has an exhibition at the Hellenic Club. The exhibition includes works inspired by the ‘International year of the Light’. Many works will be for sale.

When: 6 -10pm, from 20 October to 14 November

Where: The Hellenic Club, 1 Matilda St, Woden ACT

Official Opening on Friday 23 October at 6.30 pm by Gemma Clark.

ACT Public Trustee

The Public Trustee for the ACT is presenting two free seminars on Wills, Power of Attorney and Philanthropy during Will Week.

Tuesday Thursday

20 October 2015 22 October 2015

Canberra Southern Cross Club Canberra Southern Cross Club

Jamison Woden

Cnr Catchpole & Bowman Street. 92 Corinna Street

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Time: 09:30 – 12:00 noon

Places Limited, Bookings essential call 6207 9800

Weston Creek Rotary Society Afternoon of Craft and Conversation on 29 October 2015

The Weston Creek Rotary Society is running an afternoon of craft and conversation on the afternoon of 29 October. There will be a team of

26 people presenting 12 different workshops on various crafts. Please see the Club notice board for more information on the crafts being offered.

When: Thursday 29 October from 1.00pm till 4.00pm

Where: Weston Creek Uniting Church, 16 Parkinson Street Weston (near the Irish Club, and Weston Creek Childcare Centre)

Cost: Donation of $15 includes afternoon tea. This money will go towards the Rotary International fight for Global Polio Eradication.

All people involved in running the event, including the workshops, are freely giving their time and expertise. While most materials are being donated, there will be a small cost to cover other necessary materials in some workshops.

REGISTRATION Please register by Monday 25 October.

Ring or text Marg on 0429 980 327 with:

1.Your name,

2.The workshop or group you would like to be part of and

3.Contact details in case the workshop is full or we need to send you more details.

(Maximum number is 10 in all groups)

Spiral Program

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

Upcoming speakers are:

22 October Malcolm Allbrook

Malcolm is the Managing Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography.

5 November Ian Mackay

Ian is the CEO of the Canberra Southern Cross Club

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.

Construction Work in the Furzer Street Precinct

I recently raised member concerns about the noise, vibration and percussion impact coming from the Furzer Street Precinct construction work with the Community Engagement Officer, Economic Development and Land Development Agency. I received the following advice:

‘Canberra Contractors, who are an environmentally certified company operating under the Environmental License issued by the Environmental Planning Authority, have been engaged to undertake the project. This work is essential to complete road works etc. related to the revitalisation of the area and therefore cannot be avoided. Canberra Contractors are undertaking the works in accordance with their accredited and certified Management System that includes Quality, Environment and Safety.

As an additional measure Canberra Contractors are using equipment, particularly the roller compacting road bases, on their lowest settings. In this regard we are confident that work is operating within the EPA standards. Work requiring the roller to be used again will occur over the next 4-6 weeks and will be managed intermittently (one day here, two days there etc.) to help minimise and relieve any impacts as much as possible.

The Land Development Agency and Canberra Contractors will continue to minimise the impact of the work as much as possible and complete works in the shortest possible timeframe.’

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.