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Australia Day Chill out at the Hall, Memberships due, and What’s On

Hello all and welcome to 2018!

Yes, it’s time to kickstart the New Year at the Hall in a relaxed way.  So –

Australia Day Evening Chill Out

Friday 26th January, from 5 pm
All members are invited to join the committee for a relaxed evening.   BBQs will be available to use (BYO food), beverages available for purchase, and light informal games.  As the weather may be hot during the day, we’ll keep largely inside – cards, darts, table tennis, Wasgijs, any game you like.  (Not toooo rude, though.) This is a very informal get together.  RSVP if you can so I know how many cups to wash.

It’s also a chance to christen our new ramp currently under construction.  (With a small G&T deck for yours truly.)  We’ve come a long way in the last year.  Activities at the Hall are expanding, with proposals for ukulele/music, book club, film club? Drumming, computer sessions, and Seniors Fitness, to be added to the existing pantheon of Yoga, line dancing, writers group, and occasional seminars.  (Keep a lookout for the next session on birds.)  And this is in addition to social activities.  Anyone with ideas now has an opportunity to put them into practise.  (Pole dancing, anyone?)

Membership Renewals

It being the new year, and our financial year ending in December, it’s also time for members to renew their memberships.  We carried over everyone’s membership for 2017, but this year everyone needs to renew.  At $10 per annum per adult, it’s good value, and some activities are members only.  You can pay cash, cheque or direct deposit, but not paypal or bitcoin.  Don may accept gold or shares.  Sort that out with him.  If paying directly, the bank account number is:
Westpac BSB: 034 175
Account No. 590079

Yours in a languid Australia Day (no, they wouldn’t let me call it Invasion Day).

Pollyanna

This week

Wednesday 6th December (today) 11.00 am, Writing Group, for aspirant writers. Contact Miriam for info. 54723151.

Friday 8th from 5.00 pm – the Great Cent Sale! Not to be missed. A full exposé is below.

Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd, Yoga from 9.30am. As a special ‘Thank you’ to the community, the yoga class on the 23rd if free, and open to all. Lucky you. (See more below.)

The Great Gheerulla Hall Cent Sale 2017.

Yes, this year’s Cent Sale may be so great they may even write songs about it to be sung forever at folk festivals. Any takers? For those of you who’ve never been to one, well, time is running out to tick it off your bucket list. If you don’t know how it works, time to come and see. Our enthusiastic volunteers are here to help you.

And speaking of volunteers, there’s always room for more. Anyone who wants to come along during the day and help set up, the Hall will be open all day. And at night, you can help, or after the event, help clean up!!

We are also accepting donations of all sorts – food type contributions for the Xmas Hamper Raffle; quality goods suitable as prizes (yes, last Christmas’ never used gifts, unopened other gifts, wine, games and generally STUFF.

There will also be a second-hand book stall, and a plant stall. And a sausage sizzle. Lucky door prize, Major prizes, Raffle, So come all ye, bring pennies, ($5 for one booklet of 120 tickets – most people buy several books), and your good selves. Come on time to enjoy a sausaage sizzle while you rip up all your prize-winning tickets.

Tickets can be purchased earlier by contacting Kathy 0481129527, Heather 0419761164.

Free Yoga class Saturday 23rd December 9.30 – 10.30 am.

Gheerulla Hall has welcomed the opportunity to have regular yoga classes at the Hall. Claire Dixon has taught yoga in Melbourne and overseas, and recently began classes in Kenilworth, and now also Gheerulla. Claire’s yoga class has been very popular with many people attending more than one class a week, as they begin to feel the benefit. As thank you to the community, Claire is offering a free class open to all. No bookings required, but please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and arrive a few minutes earlier to get set up. In the busy season of Christmas, take time out to give yourself a treat!

Look forward to seeing everyone!

Cheers! and Christmas Wishes,

Pollyanna

Writing group

Just a quick reminder that the next get-together of people interested in writing is just under a week away, on:

Wednesday the 6th of December at 11am

Always the first Wednesday of the month. At Gheerulla Hall, of course. No need to bring anything

Free.
We will have tea, coffee, cocoa, and probably potato crisps.
A donation to the Hall of a gold coin is welcome, but not necessary.

 

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

Writing group

9am on the first Tuesday each month
at Gheerulla Hall

(Tuesday, 3rd of October 2017)

FREE
(optional gold coin donation for the hall)

All interested in writing are welcome!

We’ll try to help each other, give tips on things we’ve learned, such as ways to overcome writer’s block and how to find story ideas. Should you write for yourself or for the reader? Should you fit your story to a genre? Should you use a computer or write freehand? If a computer, what programs are suitable?

If you want to attend, but the date and/or time doesn’t suit you, ring Miriam 5472 3151 and we’ll try to work out a better one.

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.