Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 2/10/2015

Annual General Meeting

A well-attended Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 21 September. The following members were elected to the Management Committee.

President Paul McGlew
Vice President Anne Murray AM
Treasurer Heather Gill
Secretary Gail Giuliano OAM
Committee Member Sue Schreiner
Committee Member Cindy McMillan
Committee Member Jennifer Pratten
Committee Member Lutana McLeod
Committee Member Raphaela Stukoff


There is a vacancy in a computer course for beginners starting on Thursday 15 October from 10 am to 12 noon.

The dates for the course are 15, 22 and 29 October and 5, 12 and 19 November.

This will be the last computer course for beginners this year.

Please phone Judy on 6286 8693 (between 5 pm and 6 pm) if you are interested.

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.’

COTA FORUM – What’s the Future for Canberra’s Older Non-Drivers

Come to COTA’s free forum and hear how Uber, NICTA (taxi-buses), Capital Metro, the Flexible Bus Service and Community Services plan to help meet your future transport needs.

Time: 11am to 1pm

Date: Wednesday 7 October

Where: Hughes Community Hall

Light lunch provided, RSVP to COTA: 6282 3777

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 8900

Canberra Calligraphy Society Exhibition – Hellenic Club, 6pm 20 October – 10pm 14 November 2015

If you want to see what all the fuss is about go along to the Canberra Calligraphy Society’ exhibition in the Hellenic Club, official opening by Gemma Black at 6.30pm Friday 23 October 2015. The exhibition includes works inspired by the ‘International year of the Light’. Many works will be for sale. The exhibition runs from 20 October to 14 November 2015.

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.

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.