Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 2/8/2019

Floor Work in Hall 2

The floor work in Hall 2 is now completed. All the activities should now be back to normal. Please don’t drag the furniture on the new floor. We are exploring buying new tables with castors.

Volunteers needed for Book Fair on Friday

The Book Fair needs many people to help to ensure its success. Many members have already indicated they are available to help. We would like to spread the load and are calling for more volunteers especially to help with the following:

  • Filling the tables during the Book Fair – especially on Friday 9th August
  • Packing up – from 4 pm on Sunday 11 August.

If you are able to help with any of these tasks please put your name on the appropriate list at the counter.

BIG Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

There is only 1 week to go to the first day on 9 August. Have you handed out any publicity yet? There are still plenty of small flyers to put in letter boxes etc. Pick them up from the counter.

If you are on Facebook share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please keep them for the next book fair.

The Vegie Garden

Thanks to all those willing workers who built the wonderful vegepods. There some herbs and vegies planted. Feel free to take some leaves for your dinner. Polly has bags for you to carry your produce home. More will be planted shortly.

The gardeners meet most Fridays and plan to work on the remainder of the club surrounds. If interested in helping please leave your name with Polly.

New Bus Timetables

The new bus timetable books for each area are available from the library, you just have to ask. Polly has a copy for reference only.

Bridge Classes – all levels

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) will resume on Monday 12th August at 1.30 pm.

The Woden Experiment

If you have noticed the “Woden Experiment” – in the square at Woden, we have been asked to tell you that any groups who wish to use this space, may take up the opportunity to do this.

Possible activities could be:

  • Craft workshops
  • Fitness, choir, dance demonstrations

If any members or groups at the club are interested please contact Polly and she will give you the relevant details. Otherwise just enjoy the space to meet and chat.

Expression of interest – Carpet Bowls

We are going to restart Carpet Bowles in the Club after the floor in Hall 2 has been repaired, date and time to be confirmed. Let Polly know if you are interested in playing and we will keep you informed.


The Club has a partnership with CARERS ACT where any members who have a Social Support Referral and attend any activities at the club, the Government will subsidize the club at $15 an hour to support all we do here. Members can attend club activities (still paying the Activity Fee) and possibly get transport arranged to attend these activities.

Justice of the Peace

Maureen is taking sometimes off during colder months. If you need a Justice of the Peace please go to the police station

SPIRAL PROGRAM – meets at the Uniting Church, Curtin

Spiral meets at the Uniting Church in Gillies Street, Curtin on Thursday mornings. Please arrive at or before 10.00. Speakers/ performers will commence at 10.10 and most will join us for the morning tea which will follow. A $1 contribution to costs is requested.

August 22 Margaret Wright OAM with the Canberra Recorder Orchestra (U3A)

Margaret has been teaching recorders for most of her adult life. Ignore the bad press, don’t roll your eyes – come along to hear how this flute from the Baroque era has transitioned to the recent world-wide phenomenon of recorder orchestras.

There are ten sizes of recorders, from a tiny garklein to the rare giant deep sub-contra- bass. The Canberra Recorder Orchestra is unique in that all members are seniors, and they play all ten sizes. The sound of the full orchestra will be a pleasant surprise for anyone who has never heard one before.

We are people from varied backgrounds, occupations and origins. Mostly retired, ages range from 60 to 90+and there is no religious nature to our meetings. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, Brett Yeats, on 6281 7684 or at yeatsb. Other contacts are Sue Driscoll on 0418 697 240 or at suedrisc and Angelika Dunker on 6281 4023 or 0491 120 556 or at angelika.dunker .