Fortnightly News 29/7/2016
Due to a number of absences there will be no Tuesday morning Bridge sessions during August. Thursday and Saturday Bridge sessions will continue as usual.
Calligraphy Afternoons with Pam Kemp 1.30 to 3.30pm
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of calligraphy. Begin or continue your calligraphic journey in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Roman Capitals and Foundational Hand will be explored and small projects along the way will include aspects of design, colour and layout.
Tuesdays– 1.30 to 3.30pm
Suitable for beginners and continuing students
Contact Pam – pamelamegan; 0408 865 459 or Polly on admin; 6282 2573
The 3rd Big Book Fair: Friday 12 – Sunday 14 August 2016
The Third BIG Book Fair is now only 2 weeks away and it is time to start letting friends, family and community organisations know about it.
Members can help get the word out by:
• Picking up some Book Fair bookmarks from the front counter and handing them out to people you know;
• Posting the information on your Facebook page if you have one;
• Providing the information to groups you belong to for inclusion in their newsletters.
The dates and times are:
Friday 12 August 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 13 August 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 14 August 10 am to 4 pm.
We are also looking for Volunteers to help or bake… A few words from Lutana, our resident poet:
Dear Woden Seniors’ Friends,
Last year’s Big Book Fair was a sensational hit,
Thanks to all the generous folk who contributed their bit –
They cooked, they packed books, they gave us their time –
The willing efforts that they all made were utterly sublime!
The Hall was crammed with so many fascinating books,
The kitchen was monitored by several enthusiastic cooks,
The records, disks and story tapes were shelved in nooks and crannies
Just waiting to be discovered by grandpas and grannies.
This August’s Big Book Fair, with tables fully stacked,
Will be held on Friday 12th till Sunday 14th, to be exact,
Yet midst the browsing, wouldn’t a “ coffee-break” go down well?
Especially if there were contributions of luscious cakes to sell?
The Senior’s Club seeks folk who are happy to bake
Slices, muffins, tarts, buns or any fancy cake,
Teacakes, cupcakes, fruit loaves or even a rum ball…
(A date and walnut log is my favourite of all!)
Whichever generous contributions you may bring to the Hall,
We ‘re thrilled to accept your items on the Saturday’s Cake Stall;
And if you’d like to help out and join our cheery company
We’ll welcome you with open arms and share a cup of tea!
Please bring along your contributions for the Cake Stall on Saturday, 13th August, by about 9.30am – all items, be they experiments or a display of your forté, will be gratefully and enthusiastically accepted for sale.”
For more information check out the Woden Seniors website www.wodenseniors.org.au
Save the Date! Member Concert – 2pm Sunday 18 September
The Club will be holding a concert featuring members from various activities within the Club at 2pm on Sunday 18 September.
Members will be our star performers plus a couple of other small groups that regularly practice in the Club, the Chordsmen and a Brindabella Orchestra quartet.
Admission is free but guests may like to make a gold coin donation.
We will provide more information closer to the event.
2016 Battle for Australia Day National Commemorative Ceremony
The 2016 Battle for Australia Day National Commemorative Ceremony will be held in the Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial on Wednesday 7 September 2016 commencing at 11.00am.
Those attending should be seated by 10.45 am. Queries should be directed to the Battle for Australia National Ceremony Coordinator Colonel John Jackson (Ret’d) (02) 6288 3373 or john.jackson
or the Events and Ceremonies Office – Australian War Memorial
ceremony (Subject: Battle for Australia Ceremony)
SENIORS – Need free private and confidential information and advice on;
• Legal Issues & information
• Scams and fraud
• Advance care planning – if something happens & you are not able to make your own medical decisions
• Concern for a vulnerable elderly person
• Property security
• Family conflict
• Undue pressure to give money
• Being safe in your own home
FREE private and confidential advice appointments available every month.
Call COTA ACT for an appointment 6282 3777 or email contact
COTA ACT in Hughes, Community Centre Wisdom.
Justice of the Peace
You will find Maureen in Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.