|Highton Senior Citizens Club||84 Barrabool Road
Highton VIC 3216
Ph: 03 5244 2258
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12.00 WED 17th JULY 2019 at the Club
The AGM at the club was followed by High Tea which was professionally catered for.
What started in the 17th Century as a mid-afternoon supplement between lunch and dinner is now a social event befitting royality;the HIGH TEA.
Many members dressed for the occasion and all enjoyed the occasion.
After many hours of planning the day was a great success
"Terrific, never been to anything like it especially the cake stands."
"Fantastic, tables looked great .Very inviting."
"Didn't realize the club does so much for members."
"Nice having it at the club. Very enjoyable."
Two worthy Life Members Mary Lyon and Vivien Hughes were presented with their framed certificates for their dedicated service to the club. Congratulations Mary and Vivien.
Grant Hawkins ,COGG Senior Citizens Liason conducted the change over.
Vivien Hughes John Kristinof Beryl Kristinof
Noreen Stapleton Rita Stotz
Treasurer Mary Lyons Secretary Sandy Beath
Vice President Angela Thompson
President Elaine Coles
Bean Squeeze Drive Thru Coffee fight is over.
VCAT has formally notified us that the appeal by Bean Squeeze against the Council decision to deny their application has been withdrawn. The Council decision stands!
The matter is now finally concluded after an almost three year fight. This ia an enormous relief to this neighbourhood and particularly the users of the Highton Citizens Centre. Many believed the concerns of the 147 formal objectors and many more silent community members would not be heard.
A big thank you to Jack Green who steered this campaign.
NEWS-STOP PRESS -NEWS
Our competent Secretary Sandy has been awarded a "MOST VALUED MEMBER " trophy by her 140 member singing group in Christchurch NZ. This was in recognition of her many hours /weeks/months transferring the choir onto their new website.(this included1500 songs).
This was on top of the hours spent on Our club work . Well done Sandy
Week day card playing has resumed!!!!
Come along on Tuesday afternoons to play "Hand and Foot" or "Pennies from Heaven".
Dont worry if you don't know how to play these games. Pat Vella (0414488885) will teach you.
Board games can also be played as we have many games in our games cupboard .
You can play on Saturday afternoons.
Knitting,Chatting any Tuesday 1.00pm
Cancer Council BIGGEST Morning Tea
11.00 am Wednesday 22nd May
The morning was a great success .Many people bought along tasty food and Judge Mary had a difficult time choosing the best entries.The club raised $138.80 plus $62 from the Carpet Bowlers penalty box.
The Cancer Council is now our Charity to replace the Children's Hospital which we have supported for many years.
Membership fees for 2019-20 due 1st July
Please hand your envelope with $10 renewal fee and completed membership renewal form into the office .
HAVE YOU NOTICED?
With the number of members and renters outnumbering our car park spaces we find it difficult to get a car park.It would be appreciated where possible to car pool with a friend or taxi.
SATURDAY MEAL COSTS in 2019
After keeping the price of Saturday meals at $5.00 for a long time, the price is being increased this year.
There are two prices;
$7.00 if you are on a pension and have registered with us to get a Gov/council rebate(ie filled in the gold form and sign when you come for a meal)
$10.00 for everyone else.
"Many Hands Make Light work"
FRIDAY BINGO 1.00-3-30 pm
Bingo numbers have increased .Thank you to our members who organise the games each week . Many prizes to be won .
CARPET BOWLS DITTY
Ha, Ha, Ha, and Ho, Ho, Ho,
As on the carpet I Go, Go, Go.
If I'm lucky I get on kitty
If not on the ball I get quite niggly
After all it's just a game
When all's said and done
Winning's the aim
Bowls are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1.00pm.
Two new Bowling arms have been purchased for the use of members. These arms enable players who have difficulty getting down to bowl, thus enabling players to still enjoy the game of bowls .
Name down for carpet bowls at 1.00pm. This enables teams to be written up and start play at 1.15pm. Now that the weather is improving the 3 mats are being used. Door prizes and competitions are being organised.All welcome to come along and enjoy the bowls as well as meeting with your friends over a cuppa during the afternoon. Cards and board games are available for members to play on these days.
Elder Abuse Prevention and Support
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust (such as a family member or friend)
Abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and include mistreatment and neglect.
Contact is free confidential help on 1300-368-821
Barwon Community Legal Service offers free independent legal advice, education and support in Belmont ,Corio, Norlane and Colac. Call 1300 430 599 to make an appointment.
The Highton Senior Club relies on volunteers for all their activities, so if you are able to lend a hand please see President Elaine.
We are grateful that the following members have accepted responsibility for organising the following activities;
Kitchen: Vivien - Everything to do with the kitchen.
Cleaning: John, Graham - General cleaning and repairs.
Garden: Jillian,Lynn, Eligio, John,Noreen
Bowls: Beryl - Tuesday; Vivien - Wednesday
Saturday: Vivien and Beryl
Bingo : Rita, Beryl,Elma,Angela
Renters: Sandy, Elaine
Opening of Club: John
Finance: Mary, Sandy
Meals: Vivien, Beryl, Heather, Rita, Roma
Line Dancing: Noreen, Ivy, Mila, Shirley, Mary.
Highton Seniors contacts Phone 52442258
President: Elaine Coles 5248-4327
V/President: Angela Thompson
Secretary: Sandy Beath 0412 004 636
Treasurer: Mary Lyons 5221-4510
Line Dancing Mon 9.00am Tues 9.00am Frid 10.30am Cost $5.00
Carpet Bowls Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 1.00pm
Cards Tuesday , Saturday 1.00pm-3.00pm
Tai Chi Learners Mondays 2.00-3.00pm, Fridays 9.-10.15 am Cost $5.00
Bingo Fridays 1.00 pm EYES DOWN
Saturday Meal 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at noon
Meal Cost $7.00/$10
Committee Mtg 2nd Wed of month at 10.30am
The clock of like is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
NOW is the only time you own
Live, love, toil with the will
Place no time in tomorrow
The clock may then be still
GRASSROOTS WISDOM FROM A COUNTRY GAL
Humanity needs to move beyond the notion of 'sustainable' we need to embrace 'regeneration' grazing practices for all our farming landscape.
OPEN YOUR EYES AND HEARTS TO NEW WAYS
HEALTHY EATING IS IMPORTANT SO TOO IS HEALTHY THINKING
Give yourself 'mind snacks' that help you in the day...not hinder you.
If you are pigging out on fatty, self depreciating thoughts, throw them in the mental chook bucket as they come to peck you.
Feed your mind with plenty of positive lightweight happy thoughts.
Author Rachael Treasure
Take life by the throat and shake the living life out of it .
Take charge of your life, and work at making each day better than the one before ....
it is up to you.
Smile, no matter how much you dislike the job you have to do..
Always look for the best in people .
Take a problem and turn it into an asset.
Author Sara Henderson July 1995
SHE"LL be RIGHT JACK
He lived way out in the outback
Not far from the Birdsville Track
Nothing seemed to worry him
They called him "She'll be right Jack"
One year he lost a thousand sheep
When the rain was really slack
When confronted by his banker
His reply was "Sle'll be right Jack
His wife ran off with a stockman
Almost took the shirt off his back
When the boys in the pub said sorry
He simply said "She'll be right Jack
Well one day our man went to Heaven
To our earth he would never come back
As he firmly shook hands with St Peter
He grinned and said "She'll be right Jack
SENIORS TEXING CODE
ATD;at the Doctors
BFF;best friend fell
BTW; bring the wheelchair
BYOT;bring your own teeth
FWIW;forgot where I was
GGPBL;gotta go pacemaker battery low
GHA; got heartburn again
IMHAO; Is my hearing aid on
LMDO;laughing, my dentures out
OMMR;on my massage recliner
OMSG;Oh my,sorry gas
ROFLACGU:rolling on floor laughing can't get up
TTYL;talk to you louder
WHAT IS LIFE?
Life is opportunity, benefit from it
Life is beauty, admire it
Life is bliss, taste it
Life is a dream, realise it
Life is a challenge, meet it
Life is a duty, complete it
Life is a game, play it
Life is a promise, fulfil it
Life is sorrow, overcome it
Life is a song, sing it
ACCEPT THINGS AS THEY ARE
We must learn to accept ...
To accept life, and to accept ourselves,
not blindly and not with conceit.
but with a shrug and a smile ,
To accept in the end existence
not because it's just or reasonable
or even satisfactory,
but simply and plainly because it is all we've got.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended.
But these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness.
You can choose not to let little things upset you.
This is the beginning of a new day.
I have been given it to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good,but what do I do today is important
because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever,leaving in it's place
something I have traded for it.
I want it to be good and not evil, gain and not loss,success and not failure,
in order that I shall not regret the price I have paid for it.
LET'S ENJOY LIFE
Happiness is always there within reach no matter how long it lasts.
Let's enjoy life and don't live a complicated life.
Life is too short.
Work as if it is your first day .
Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries.
Laugh without control and never stop smiling.
Please think of those with cancer or any other illness..
5 Minutes is all it takes to.....
Leave an anonymous thank-you note on a colleague's desk.
Return a shopping trolley to the trolley bay-and save someone's car from being dented.
Make someone a cup of tea and start a conversation.
Praise a shop assistant and wish them a happy day.
Collect your neighbour's garbage bin.
Share a joke with someone who needs a laugh.
You will find that when you look back on life, that the moments that stand out , are the moments when you have done things for others.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived.
SLOW DOWN THERAPY
In a hurry ? Of course you are.
Remember a happy peaceful time in your past .
Rest there .Each moment has a richness that takes a lifetime to savor.
Allow yourself a time yo be lazy and reproductive .
Rest isn't a luxury , it's a necessity.
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