Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 31/3/2017

Break-in to the Club Premises on Monday Evening 27 March

There was another break-in at the Club premises on Monday night 27 March. Nothing of serious import was stolen however there was quite a bit of damage to cupboards as the thieves searched for any cash that may be held on the premises. Anyone who may have noticed any suspicious behavior around the Club recently are asked to discuss it with Polly or Sue Allen.

Easter Holiday Season

The Club will be closed for Easter on Friday the 14th and Monday the 17th of April.

Woden Seniors’ 45th Birthday Anniversary Celebrations!

This year the Woden Seniors Club celebrates its 45th Anniversary! The Club started in a very small way in a private house 45 years ago on 23rd October, and look at it now! We want to make the celebrations something special for all our members. We could have an Open Day? High Tea? a Concert? There are lots of possibilities. If you are interested in helping out or have ideas on what would be fun to do, please let Polly know.

Social Ballroom Dancing- New Time Table from 28 March 2017

Social Ballroom Dancing will be on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30 – 3.30 pm in Hall 2.

2017 Big Book Fair, 11 – 13 August 2017

We are desperately seeking helpers to sort, clean and pack the wonderful donations of books, games (especially old board games), DVDs, vinyl records, CDs, postcards, and jigsaw puzzles for our 2017 Big Book Fair.

  • One of the team will be in the Veranda from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to show new volunteers what to do.
  • It is a very easy task and involves cleaning and sorting the books. There are detailed guidelines available on what to do.
  • If you would prefer another time we will arrange a mutual time that suits you and one of the team to be there to show new volunteers what to do.


Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) that meets each Thursday morning, they are non-denominational with people from varied backgrounds, occupations and origins. The Spiral Photo Album gives a good sense of who they are and what they do. There are no fees but a $1 contribution to costs is requested. Spiral is seeking new members, helpers and guest speakers. You are not obliged to come every week and you can come for the talk and/or the morning tea. Any questions or suggestions please contact me or one of the other people on the list below.

Location: The Uniting Church in Gillies Street, Curtin.

When: Thursday morning.

Time: Speakers will commence at 10.10 and most will join us for the morning tea that will follow.

April 6 Gai Brodtmann

Gai, our local member in the House of Representatives, recognised the Spiral founder Gwenyth George as a “legend” in a speech in the House of Representatives on 26 November, 2012. She is coming along to meet us and to talk about the work she does.

April 13 Dr Susannah Helman

Susannah is the curator of The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s, the current exhibition at the National Library. Brett has seen the exhibition and can recommend it as being particularly relevant for the Spiral family. Try to see the exhibition (it’s free) before Susannah’s talk.

May 6 (and August 3) The Heartbeats

Are you one of the people who has been asking Brett when The Heartbeats are performing for us this year? Fun, laughter and familiar songs from the boys accompanied, as always, by the lovely Margaret on piano. Here are their dates. Note: when The Heartbeats play for us we will have morning tea first and they will perform from 11.00.

Spiral contacts.

Brett Yeats – phone 6281 7684 or email address is yeatsb

Mavis Angove – 0438 460 813 or 6292 1437 or mavisangove

Sara York – 0419 587 578 or sarawyork

Sue Driscoll – 0418 697 240 or suedrisc

Angelika Dunker – 6281 4023 or angelika.dunker

Betty Yeats – 6281 5679

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.