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Uke people and friends

Well, like the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes, the infamous Ukeladies, KUBE, or whatever we were most recently nomened, let us gather again before Christmas.  After all, we did gather early in the year and started with a bang, so let’s finish the year likewise.  I am suggesting that we gather on Friday December 3rd  from 2.00 pm  onwards, at Gheerulla Hall, and pretend to do uke.  Our christmas flourish.  SO bring a nibble or two.  Friends welcome, (Dee – that means Tina, Pam – can you let Denise know cos her friend in Kandanga who plays uke might come, and Mim, you too) and others.  May even plan a lesson!! (Ukulele Underground has Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?!), but no guarantees – bit like any appliance purchase these days.  Or feel free to practise yourself and bring along your latest offering.  Let me know if you are interested and willing, otherwise I’ll just eat cake at home without you.  I promise Lisa and I won’t sing “Í’m growing a beard down there for Christmas”.

Ever Yours,

Esmeralda

Cent Sale on 8th of December

Time to clear out Aunt Hilma’s whatnot, and give good quality items to us.  Or sponsor a prize.  Or something. And of course, the Sale itself is a way to get lots of goodies to gift on at Christmas.  If you’ve never been to a Cent Sale, time to come to one so you can cross it off your bucket list.  Don’t worry tho’- we’ll give you another reminder before the day.

(Sorry, I should have posted this some days ago — Miriam.)

Drum classes at Gheerulla hall?

Hi all. Thanks to Annie, I have met Ziko, who teaches drum classes on a Wednesday night in Gympie.   He teaches using djembe, dun-dun, congas, bongos and something else I can’t pronounce.  If any of you made it to the Mary River Festival on Saturday, you may have done his workshop and seen all us workshoppers perform (some rhythm which was a mix of latin american, voodoo, samba) which may have been responsible for the rain we had next day!

  • Ziko is prepared to come and teach classes every week at Gheerulla Hall, if there is enough interest. Classes usually last 1 1/2 hours for $20, minimum 10 people.  He has an hours’ drive each way to get here.
  • Day would be Tuesday evening (he teaches Monday and Wednesday elsewhere)
  • Time: start time anywhere between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm.  (i.e. 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm, or 6.00 pm)
  • Possible start dates – 21 November, or 28 November.

I urge to check out his webpage and Facebook link if you are interested.  He also makes African harps, and plays other instruments.  If you’ve always had a secret passion for African based drum music (and South American, and Cuban and the rest) then don’t let this opportunity pass.

So we can confirm with Ziko, can you respond to me if you are interested, preferably by 18 November, if we are to start on 21st.  Many thanks,

Kathy

http://www.zikohart.com/index.html

Meeting reminder and – Happenings at Gheerulla Hall you won’t want to miss!

First a reminder of the General Meeting this Friday at 5.30 pm at the Hall.  All members welcome.  Lots to discuss, including where the Hall is going, and planning fun things for the future.  There may even be a cup of tea and bikkie after, or something better!

There are two new regular activities stating at the Hall, for your general well-being, erudition and pleasure.

  • The first is that we are pleased to welcome Claire Dixon to take a class in gentle Hatha yoga at the Hall on Saturday mornings at 9.30 am starting  from Saturday 7 October.  Claire is currently teaching two classes in Kenilworth during the week (see the attached flier) and is willing to teach at Gheerulla for all of you who are unavailable during the week.  The cost is $10 for an hour of rejuvenation, stretching and bliss.  And O the benefits for those of us with dicky backs!
  • Miriam is starting a Writers’ group,  at 9am on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Gheerulla Hall.  A group of people interested in writing will be meeting. The aim will be to help spur our writing and to discuss the craft.  Old hands and aspiring writers, those who indulge in NaNoWriMo and those who enter local competitions, people with decades of experience and others who are new to writing — all are welcome.  Bring along something you’ve written or just your ideas.  Entry is free. We ask, but don’t require, a gold coin donation to the Gheerulla Hall for letting us use the venue.
  • Don’t forget too Jo’s Fit Club on Wednesdays at 9.30 am, suitable for all ages, abilities and genders.  $10 for a gentle, but all-encompassing workout with a bunch of wild people.  You can help your heart, increase energy, stop growing old, reduce wrinkles, and achieve world peace.  The closest get fit experience this side of the black stump.  Wherever that is.
  • And Line Dancing with Irene, if you haven’t yet had a go.  Low impact but still weight bearing, and a workout for the brain.  Irene is generously taking these classes for only a gold coin donation to the Hall.  Move with attitude to all kinds of music – hip-hop, Irish, Doris Day, the Beach Boys, and more.  The experts say you can make friends.  So there.  As well as boost memory, increase flexibilty, diminsigh depression, other stuff, and get sexy legs.  Maybe one day the Gheerulla Team my enter a competition!  Again, suitable for all comers, ages and genders.  That’s on Friday mornings, 9.00 am during summer.
  • It’s  SCARECROW season shortly, and I propose to put a gallery of scarecrows up at the Hall.   You can either make your own, or join in the fun as we try and make some.  If you want to help make a SCARECROW to put up at the Hall, respond to this e-mail, with the times you are available, and I’ll set some dates.  Probably most afternoons this coming week, as it won’t be so hot. Broom and mop people especially welcome, so don’t throw out that old cleaning apparati – turn into a facsimile of YOU, doing aerobics, of course.  Or line dancing.  Or writing.  Or… we may have some materials and ideas for you to put one together.  Get creative!  Or help me immortalise insane world leaders in paper mache.
  • And cos we’re cultured too,  prior to Christmas, we may have some ukulele/music/singing sessions at the Hall on a Friday afternoon.  Let me know if you’re a wannabe muso,  and dust off your trombone, lagerphone, jug, balalaika, or that one you bought in India, and join in the Gheerulla Ensemble.  Dates to be confirmed, but it will be Friday afternoons, probably.yours,Pollyanna

Writers’ group

9am on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Gheerulla Hall

A group of people interested in writing will be meeting. The aim will be to help spur our writing and to discuss the craft.

Old hands and aspiring writers, those who indulge in NaNoWriMo and those who enter local competitions, people with decades of experience and others who are new to writing — all are welcome.

Bring along something you’ve written or just your ideas.

Entry is free. We ask, but don’t require, a gold coin donation to the Gheerulla Hall for letting us use the venue.

Sorry about the typos – Yoga anyone? – and Scarecrows…

Hi all.

1.  Sorry about the typos in a recent e-mail.  I blame gmail.  If their rotten system wasn’t so confusing I’d have clicked the ‘send’ button on the right e-mail.  Not the rough draft one.  Which means I might have to send it to you again.  Properly.  My hatred of gmail and Hotmail,for that matter, is second only to my hatred of all things Telco.  I have the Communications Ombudsman’s number in my speed dial, if anyone wants it.

2.  YOGA. I am delighted to be able to offer you the chance to do yoga (gentle) at a hall near you!  Claire, who has classes already in Kenilworth on Tuesdays (9.30 am), and Thursdays (5.30 pm); is willing to also teach at Gheerulla Hall.  choice of Thursdays 9.30 am; or Saturdays 9.30 am.  Possibly starting after the school holidays, by the time we sort it out.  Could those interested let me know their time preference.  Classes cost $10, for an hour, and we would need a minimum of 5 people.  I have been and my body loves it.

3.  Scarecrows.  Yes, it’s that time of year, when Mary Valley Arts hosts the Scarecrow Festival, (www.maryvalleyartslink.com.au) (Oct 7 – Nov 11) and all sorts of weird creations and otherwise piles of junk start appearing all through the valley.  I have this hope that Gheerulla hall can be a ‘site gallery’ and put up several scarecrows. There is also a possibility of setting up a few ‘group making sessions’ in the hall.  If you have ideas or thoughts or want to be involved – let me know.  I have a desire to revisit my Donald Trump scarecrow and make him scarier.  Other suggestions??

4.  General Meeting:  Next meeting will be at 5.30 pm Friday 6th October at the Hall.  Note this time may be different from the earlier email.  Come along and have your say about the development of the hall, hear about the proposed  new ramp, the proposal for the Men’s Shed, and generally everything.

Ciao amigos,

Pollyanna

Update and next general Meeting

Now that we’ve recovered from ‘Dancin the Night Away’ (well, some of us are still in recovery) – there are a few things to put in order. Firstly, thanks to the Sunshine Coast Council for their 50th Anniversary Grant of $1,000 which allowed us to pay the band. Also I would like to thank our amazing team of volunteers who helped clean up, set up the decorations, prepare the food and of course run the bar, and photographers. They are Barry and Jim, Shona, Viv, Miriam, Brenda, Joy, Kathy, Lori, Don, Alana, Eamon and Angela. It was a very successful night and enjoyed by all.

Now back to business.

The Ramp:
The ramp is to be upgraded soon. We have a design and need to get some quotes before commencing work.

Table tennis, Cards, Indoor bowls, Darts etc?
Are you interested in meeting at the hall maybe once a month on Sunday afternoon to lay table tennis, cards, or other games or just have a social get together regularly. Let us know.

Gheerulla Men’s Shed:
The Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce asked if we would support the establishment of a Men’s Shed on the Gheerulla Hall site. We have agreed in principle. Since then a group of Men’s Shed advocates have been meeting fortnightly at the hall to progress this. It’s all happening very quickly. They have applied to Sunshine Coast Council to establish the Men’s Shed on the site, and have applied for grant funding for the purchase of the shed. The site chosen is between the tennis courts and the Hall with a pathway for access to the area on the south of the Hall. Members are invited to share their views on this at the next meeting, as below.
Next meeting will be at 5.30 pm Friday 6th October at the Hall. Come along and have your say.

Mary Ann