For those of you who may not be aware, the Gheerulla Tennis Club is holding a Free Family Fun Tennis morning this coming Sunday, 24 March from 9 am – 12 noon.
We will have two coaches at the Club – Rob Schmitt, who coaches our Junior members on Tuesday afternoons and Nick Todorov who is the Sunshine Coast Participation Leader for Tennis Queensland. Rob will be organising fun tennis activities for the younger players and Nick will be doing some cardio fit tennis and a small round robin for the adults. We will have a tennis ball machine and Inflatible Speed Machine on site, as well as free giveaways and prizes. Morning tea, drinks and a sausage sizzle will be provided for anyone attending.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend, and we are looking forward to a fun, free event for the local and surrounding community.
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
BSB: 034 219
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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..
There will be a Computer Help session at Gheerulla Hall at 10am this Friday 15th February (the 3rd Friday of each month), followed by Uplifting Talks at 11am (why the common belief that everything is getting worse is mistaken).
Both sessions are free (though I encourage you to make a gold coin donation to Gheerulla Hall for giving us the space for this — donations go to the hall, not to me).
I’ve recently spent a while removing some nasty software from a cheap PendoPad tablet computer I bought at Nambour Post Office. I’ll show you how to remove such things and what to look out for. If you bring along your tablet we can check to see if it has any malware on it, and remove it.
For the uplifting talks I was thinking of showing a short video on how we’ve solved the problem of the population explosion and how cheap robots in space can save our planet… and how they already are.
I’ll bring coffee, tea, cocoa, cup-a-soup, and some light snacks.
You bring whatever you want and whoever you want.
Let’s Celebrate Queensland Women’s Day at Gheerulla Hall
This year the theme for Queensland Women’s Day is “Invest in Women, Invest in the Future”. By improving the financial literacy and capability of women, we improve the economic security of them, their families, and the wider community. By understanding financial planning, managing debt, creating a budget, and other money management topics, women are better equipped to make informed decisions.
As part of this year’s Queensland Government Women’s Day initiative, Gheerulla Hall will be hosting a
Forum on Financial Literacy for Women
commencing at 10am, 8th March.
The panel consisting of three people with experience in financial management and financial education will answer questions, discuss issues, listen to stories and advise where possible. We’ve all heard stories about STD (sexually transmitted debt) when a partnership breaks up. The forum will not be boring.
Women working on farms and small businesses while supporting their families should have easy access to financial services. Also, women in retirement often have financial difficulties and need help accessing support. What about the widows with little knowledge of financial management or investments left in very stressful situations as they try to access bank accounts?
We hope the forum will offer all participants a safe place to talk about money issues and find some answers to questions. Let’s see if we can improve women’s knowledge of money matters.
Gheerulla Hall and Recreation Association Inc. acknowledges and appreciates the Queensland Government’s financial support to conduct this Financial Literacy Forum for Women on Queensland Women’s Day.
NOTE: if you want to download a poster of the image above, click on it, then when the larger version is displayed, right-click the image and save it to your computer. That image can be printed up at various sizes.
to the soft launch of
Sunshine Coast Landscape
A Celebration Tour
2019 is going to be an exciting year as together we share the beautiful social and environmental landscapes of the Sunshine Coast
- Come along and meet the Landscape Band
- Catch up with the reps from all the hosting halls and others involved in the tour
- Mingle with the Landscape Band as it plays some of the songs you have heard at festivals and hear some new stuff
- Share information about the tour (why we are doing it, when we are doing it, what it will look like, and what it means for your local community)
Where: 16 Constellation Way, Maroochy River
When: 12:30 onwards, Sunday 20th of January, 2019
Bring a plate to share, BYO drinks
RSVP Thursday 17th
Contact Derek Foster 040 235 2077
Hi folks, apologies that I can’t do the computer help and uplifting talks this Friday, due to a clash in schedules. Next month it will be on as usual, though.
Just a quick note to say there won’t be a Computer Help session or Uplifting Talks on 21st of December. They will next be on 18th January 2019.
Have a happy end of year, everybody.
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
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.
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.
Don’t forget that we’re having the Computer Help session at 10am on Friday morning, then after that, at 11am we’ll see some Uplifting Talks and Videos.
These sessions are FREE.
(I encourage an optional gold coin donation to the hall, though)
Do you have some problem with your desktop computer, tablet, or phone?
I’ll attempt to solve it for you.
Do you want to learn how best to use your computer? Did you know you can use high quality free software to do most things on your computer. Do you want to know more about how a computer works? Do you want to find out how to fix a computer when it gives problems?
Uplifting Talks and Videos
Are you worried that the world is getting worse? Does all the depressing news on the TV, radio, and newspaper almost drive you to tears? Do you fear that the world is getting more violent and that terrorists are endangering our society?
Well, I have good news. Things have been getting better for hundreds of years, and though it might not seem like it, we live in the most peaceful time in history, with starvation, disease, and violent crime decreasing worldwide, as people become more moral and more caring of each other. Sounds delusional, doesn’t it? Well, I have the facts to back it up. Come along and see.
This is not a religious pitch and I’m not selling anything. It upsets me that people aren’t told how dramatically things are improving. I think we all need to know. It is getting remarkably better.