Gheerulla Hall set to knock your socks off this year!

Oooo Sweetings! I’m excited! So MUCH to tell you all! Where to begin?

Well first of all, to remain a member of this elite group, and keep receiving these elegant literary missives, one must renew one’s membership. $10 per person per year. Bargain. You can pay on-line to:
Name: Gheerulla Hall and Recreation Association Inc
Bank: Westpac
Branch: Tewantin
BSB: 034 219
Acct: 341606
Or give us cash when you come to the Working Bee!!

Now some date claimers: –

Saturday March 2 from 8.30 am – Working bee at Hall – the occasional cleanup the Hall need, especially prior to the QWW Day Event described below. Bring ye your whippersnippers, ye mowers? ye trailers (for the junk under the Hall and the pile of old wood at the back). Let us know if you’re coming if possible either commenting to this post or phoning 0481129527. More details on what needs to be done will come to your mailbox closer to the date.

Friday 8 March 10 – 2 pm QWW Day Forum (see attached flier). Our first major community event for the year is a Day in the Country to Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th at the hall. The Hall has obtained funding to have an event as part of Queensland Women’s Week (in conjunction with International Women’s Day). The event will be an opportunity to meet other women and enjoy delicious food while gaining some knowledge about money matters. There will be no charge, but booking is essential, via either gheerullahall1@gmail.com or 044 884 8838. Numbers will be limited so prior registration is required. More details are on the website www.gheerullahall.com or the flier below.

Friday 29 March from 5.00 pm BBQ and AGM. Yes for all those who just LOVE committees, or else have aspirations for a career in politics, this is where those aspirations begin and are nurtured! Look out ScoMo! Nominations will be invited beforehand, and the more people we have the more FUN we can create. Would be great to have a Publicity/media Officer, someone less boring than me.

Till the next missive..

Yours Pollanna

Gheerulla Hall Annual Cent Auction

Yes, it’s that day in December that so many of you are waiting for!! And I don’t mean Christmas! Yes, it’s the much awaited,

GHEERULLA HALL ANNUAL
CENT AUCTION!!
Friday 7th December 2018

So, empty the coin jar, throw in a few folding ones, and chuff off to the Hall for this signature event. Favoured by celebrities and locals alike, the Cent Sale has to be experienced to believed.

Kick off the evening with a sausage sizzle from our resident BBQ King, Dennis at 5 pm, and then you have an hour to rip up your tickets before the Sale starts at 6pm. Lets not let all the prizes go to travellers from far away this time!! Tea and coffee and bikkies available too. If you don’t know how it works, come along and learn. I’ll teach you.

We’re still accepting donations of new, second-hand but good quality goods. So clean out your cupboards of those things you don’t use, presents you’ve received donkeys years ago, that bit of small furniture you keep tripping over, or make a cake or slice. Goods can be delivered to the Hall anytime Friday. Or come along and be a runner. Any one available to help set up,or be a runner, (or MC), let me know.

See you Friday.

XX Pollyanna

Pollyanna’s occasional update

Well darlings just a note to let you know that after yoga tomorrow (Saturday approx 11.00 am) the Reiki girls will be having a cuppa at the Hall and offering to give anyone who wants to try Reiki a little free session. Free I think but you could of course always pop a penny in the jar cos that’s how things work.

And you also need to keep in mind the upcoming Annual Gheerulla Hall Cent Auction of world renown. More details to follow but mark the date Friday 7 December with Dennis’ famous sos sizzle kicking off the proceedings at 5 and cent sale from 6 pm. All donations gratefully accepted.

And if this sounds a little breathless it’s because I appear to have lost the comma on my keyboard somehow.

XX Pollyanna

Yoga at the Hall

Our lovely yoga teacher, Claire, has gone to India to continue her yoga, and so her Monday evening and Saturday morning yoga classes have finished. She has passed on a link to an online yoga program www.yogaglo.com which people can join up with.

As well, we have been contacted by Alison, of Abundant Yoga, www.abundantyoga.com.au, who currently teaches at Belli Hall. Alison may be starting yoga at the Hall on Saturday mornings. We are just waiting for a start date.

Yoga is alive and well at Gheerulla!!

ABUNDANT YOGA – Welcome to Abundant Yoga
Offering Restorative, RestCare and Vinyasa Yoga, and Reiki. In classes, workshops and private. Find more info here
www.abundantyoga.com.au
  YogaGlo
Yoga videos and classes from the top yoga instructors. YogaGlo brings poses and styles like hatha, yin and vinyasa flow yoga right into your living room.
www.yogaglo.com

The Gheerulla live Music event of the year – THE CLEAN UP!!

Righto team! Five day to go to the BFG (Big Fun Gheerulla) Music Event on Sunday 26th. So of course, we need a bit of a clean up. Who knows – we may have visiting dignitaries?? Fortunately, the Noosa Classic cycling event should be over, so you won’t have to dodge the bicycles.

The clean-up schedule is as follows:

1. TUESDAY 21 : FROM 10.00 AM: Outside cleaning, toilets, steps, paths, windows, kitchen?, vacuuming fabric chairs? unpacking rest of new chairs, …

2. THURSDAY 23: FROM 11.00 AM: (cos fitness is on from 9 – 10, then we have tea and cake): Whatever we haven’t finished from Tuesday, plus some signage, flags? Set up Clown Workshop on Friday, ….

3. FRIDAY 24: FROM 9.30 AM: Finding Your Inner Clown. Free Workshop with Coastal Caring Clowns. Because you’re old and need to laugh more.

3. SATURDAY 25: FROM 10.00 AM: Wash floors, set up chairs, final decorating? Anyone feeling inspired to contribute flowers, posies, tussie mussies, or such; OR MAKE CAKES, the angel of fortune will smile on you.

4. SUNDAY 26: FROM 1.30 PM. Bar opens. Music happens. Chill out. Eat. Enjoy the community atmosphere of our fabulous Hall as you relax with quality music from Robyn & Friends. With some of Queensland’s top musicians, Nathan Seiler, Peter Walters and Paul Hudson, you will treated to swinging standards, soulful blues and original grooves while you enjoy afternoon tea and refreshments in the Hall. Tickets $20. Bargain.

If anyone has Responsible Service of Alcohol, please let me know. i am in the process of completing mine, and I recommend anyone who wants to do it, there are onnline courses for under $20.

See you soon,

Taa muchly,

Pollyanna

Music on Sunday

Special treat:

Live music at Gheerulla Hall
(2184 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road)
Robyn Brown Quartet
Sunday August 26th, 2.00 pm


Quartet includes Peter Walters, bassist, composer, teacher; John Reeves (piano); and Peter Hudson on drums. Topped off with the silky voice Robyn Brown. Some of Queensland’s leading musicians and accompanists.

Tickets $20, from:
http://www.Trybooking.com/XBCN
or from Johanna’s and West’N Colour in Kenilworth
or email gheerullahall1@gmail.com
or ring 048 112 9527.

Finding Your Inner Clown

You know what they say about laughter being the best medicine? Well, it’s true. It reduces pain and increases wellbeing.

Can you make people laugh? As a special treat as part of Queensland Seniors Week, Gheerulla Hall (2184 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road) will be hosting a FREE Clowning Workshop on Friday 24 August, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. With expert tuition from Coastal Caring Clowns, workshop participants will have an opportunity to reveal and develop their inner clown character through creative spontaneity.

Buffoons, Jesters, Fools and Tricksters have been recorded since the earliest times. Egyptian Pharaohs and Ancient Romans were the beneficiaries of the healing effects of the injected comic relief which these silly characters introduced to the serious and/or tragic situations thereby assisting the people to regain a balance and perspective.

Since 2001, Coastal Caring Clowns have regularly visited hospitals, nursing homes, respite care centres and have participated in a variety of community events from Caloundra to Noosa and into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

All welcome, but bookings are essential. Phone 0481129527, or email gheerullahall1@gmail.com to book. Refreshments provided.

National Tree Day at Gheerulla Hall

Gheerulla Hall was proud to be involved in National Tree Day on Sunday 29th July –  Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. Proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, PlanetArk National Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 4 million people have planted over 24 million trees and plants and it’s still growing.

Gheerulla Hall participated with volunteers from Gympie, Imbil, Kenilworth, Nambour and Gheerulla planting about 150 native trees and shrubs in the Hall grounds on the corner of Moy Pocket Road and Kenilworth – Eumundi Road. The trees will provide shade, bird habitat, and screening. When you drive past the hall now, enjoy watching the mass planting establish and grow. The Hall Committee would like to acknowledge the support received from Bunnings, Madill’s Toyota, Kenilworth Rural Supplies, and financial donations from others. The committee extends many thanks to the hard-working volunteers who, dug, fertilised, planted, watered and mulched for much of the day. Then everyone enjoyed a delicious Indian-inspired lunch, with special thanks to Stu, the Curry Man, and to all the other Masterchefs.

Are you ready to get your hands dirty for National Tree Day??

Yes!! Only three days to National Tree Day at Gheerulla Hall!! https://treeday.planetark.org/

Yes, join a few million other people planting trees around the nation! Plant a few at Gheerulla Hall!

Feel Good.
From 10.00am

Well, we have 110 trees from Noosa Landcare, some also from Fairhill Native Nursery, and personal donations from members including a bunch of Brachychitons from Eamon. Bunnings have donated as well, the land has been ripped by Don, holes marked out, and will be dug. All we need now is a bunch of bodies to come and put them in the ground. What could be easier? And on a beautiful day, with scintillating company!

Do let us know if you can come, so your name can get on the honours roll.

And we’ll have some produce (fresh oranges, mandies and whatever) for sale. and BOOKS!!! Lots of BOOKS!!!

And if you want to bring a pot luck dish with an Indian flavour… stay on and we can share.

That’s all. See you Sunday. (RSVP if poss.)