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Gheerulla Hall Update

1. General news

1.1 New Committee: It was a good start to the year with the AGM electing a new and expanded committee with lots of fresh faces. Your new committee consists of President David Badgery, Vice President Kathy Mullins, Secretary Mary Ann Law, Treasurer Don Law, Ordinary members Robyn Pfeiffer, Lucas Johnson, Libby rough, Susan Rough, Heather Wagner. The Tennis Club is now a subcommittee of the Gheerulla Hall Association. Welcome to the new committee and all the great work you are going to contribute!

1.2 The Working Bee! Many thanks to the dozen or so volunteers that turned up for the working bee at the hall recently, armed with mowers, whipper snippers, spades, buckets and mops. We figure one or two of these a year may be enough to keep the Hall manicured. Thanks also to those mystery people who turn up when no one’s looking and complete chores unannounced. Don’t stop!

2. New Stuff Happening – and dates for diaries

2.1 Zumba starts!! Monday 18 June, 8.45 am. The committee is excited to welcome a new fitness class to the the Hall. Starting on Monday June 18, 8.45 am, Kim McRitchie will be teaching Zumba classes, so get ready for some energy burning workouts. Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez, and involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Yum. Drop the kids off at school and race to the Hall, where a few weeks later you will amaze friends and family with a touche to touch – aka the famous Brazilian bum.

2.2. Free Nutrition Session from SC Council, Friday 22 June, Kenilworth Library 10.30 – 12.00. Because our loverly Council wants you to be trim, taut, terrific and healthy (so do we), they are organizing free nutrition sessions and have asked us to let you all know. Join Jody Pollard from Total Nutrition Dietitian and learn how to successfully incorporate healthy eating into everyday lifestyle choices. See you there. Probably a herbal tea or tissane afterwards.

Cut through the confusion and find out what the true nutritional requirements are for a healthy body and mind.

  • Get tips on label reading and find out which parts are important.
  • Learn how to include all food group varieties as recommended by Australian Dietary Guidelines.
  • Become empowered to make wise food choices.
  • Participate in a mindful eating exercise with a healthy food recipe demonstration and taste-test.

2.3. Visit by Councillor Greg Rogerson to Get Fit Classes, Thursday 28 June. See, Council loves you so much and wants to see you healthy, Councillor Rogerson, will be visiting the Get Fit Class sponsored by SC Council on Thursday 28 June, towards the end of the class. Feel free to come along and chat to him. Have another cup of tea.

3. More stuff.

Other activities at the Hall continue, with a few changes for winter. Claire’s popular Yoga classes will continue on Saturdays, but the Monday night classes will hibernate over winter and resume in spring.

The Fitness classes (supported by Sunshine Coast Council) on Thursdays is also going gang busters. Ziko’s students from the African drumming classes on Tuesdays will have their first gig at the Cooran Acoustic Music night this Saturday 16 June, so come along and support Cooran Music night (with Chai and curry from 7.00 pm) and our local drummers.

Did you know that dancing 90 minutes a week can help reverse brain aging? The area in the brain linked to memory, emotion and learning is the hippocampus, and can increase in size by dancing. As this is the first area of the brain to be affected by Alzheimer’s, constant learning of new routines can decrease the risk of dementia, improve balance & memory, enhance your lifestyle and it is FREE. You are welcome to join us for Line Dancing every Wednesday at 9am in the Gheerulla Hall, no partner required.

That’s probably a wrap from me folks. Sorry this took a little longer than planned to keep you updated. I’ve been busy yogaing and line dancing and working on my touche.

Cheers!💪

Pollyanna

News

Hi all and welcome to 2018 with a new look committee!

Yes, the AGM was accomplished in fine form, with lots of willing newcomers ready to test their mettle. Our new Committee:

President: David Badgery
Vice president: Kathy Mullins
Secretary: Mary Ann Law
Treasurer: Don Law
Committee Members: Libby Rough, Susan Rough, Lucas Johnson, Robyn Pfeiffer, Heather Wagner.

And if that’s not a good-looking line up, I don’t know what is. So we can look forward to an exciting year.

General Maintenance and Working Bees

After several hundred mm of rain, our grounds were looking fairly shaggy, and we were about to put out an all-out call for a working bee for mowers, edgers, and the rest. Thanks to Kerry Falconer who spontaneously appeared and mowed the whole grounds!! So the immediate urgency to clean up the grounds has a bit of breathing space. But the need is ongoing, and now the ramp is finished, we would like to plant up a bit of a garden in the front. So one Saturday after yoga………..(date to be announced.)

Ongoing classes:

Yoga on Saturday mornings and Monday nights; Global drumming with Ziko on Tuesday nights; Line Dancing on Wednesday mornings; Fitness on Thursday mornings. No excuse not to be cool, calm, taut and trim.

Table Tennis, anyone?

Yup. Treasurer of the day, Don has finally committed to organising table tennis sessions. This will be on Thursdays, from 4.00 pm, but you need to contact him first. Phone:
0418 795 653

I could say a lot more, but I’m busy, so it will have to wait until the next missive. Which will be flash and glamorous. Like me. In the meantime, I’m off to the Sunshine coast Ukulele Fest this coming weekend. http://www.sunshinecoastukulelefest.com . Four days (19th-22nd April) of music, workshops, some yoga and meditation thrown in, bit of singing. Right here in Lower Gheerulla.

Working bee, Saturday 28 April, 11.00 am (after yoga)

Yes, it will be the Saturday after Anzac Day;

  • Bring ye mowers, whippersnippers, secateurs, spades (we plan to put in a small garden between the hall and ramp and the path, and maybe around the old septic tank hazard),
  • And if you have a chainsaw fetish, there are a few loose boughs you can take home for the fire
  • Inside the hall can always do with a bit of spit and polish, and pursuit of arachnids
  • or you can just come and make tea for us all.
  • Bring your lunch
  • don may give us a demo of his Table Tennis prowess to inspire

Better still, come to yoga beforehand at 9:30 and experience physical delight and mental bliss, to put you in an enthusiastic frame of mind!

Yours,

Pollyanna
(Still gorgeous)

writing group – afterwards

Our first meeting was fun. There were only three of us. I wonder if there will be more next month.

We sat together at a table, drank coffee or hot chocolate (the tea remained unopened) and discussed a wide range of things, including, of course, writing.

Pat suggested a quick writing exercise, which we tried. It amazed me that it is possible to create something so easily like that, even though I thought it would be difficult to just come up with something on the spur of the moment. I think what helped was the fact that there was no judgement and we didn’t expect anything deep or inspiring. It gagged my internal censor and out popped something I would never have normally thought of.

Thinking about that this morning while I was surfacing from sleep, it hit me how many things I’ll never write because I don’t simply sit down and do so. Time marches on. I’ll never have another now. The minutes are valuable. I should be creating as much as I can before it’s too late. I don’t want to die with all my stories still inside me. That would be a waste.

Come along to the next meeting. Yes, I know it will be during NaNoWriMo. Perhaps we can use that to help us all write more.

EDIT: We’re changing it to 9am on the first Wednesday of each month. Anybody with thoughts on the matter?