Community Update

Auxiliary stalwart Thora 
honored with Life Membership

LONG serving Gladesville RSL Women’s Auxiliary member Thora Moxon of Gladesville has received an ideal Christmas present – life membership of the NSW Women’s Auxiliary.

Thora, who chalks up 20 years service with the Auxiliary next month, was presented with her framed Life Membership certificate at the Auxiliary Christmas Party luncheon last week at Gladesville RSL Club.

She is pictured receiving the award from Pauline James, State President RSL Central Council of Women’s Auxiliaries (left), Gladesville RSL Women’s Auxiliary president Enid Haslop and Gladesville RSL Community Club and Sub Branch president Jim Butt.

Tireless Thora, who has served as treasurer for 18 years, was recognised for her outstanding work over the past two decades in all areas of the Auxiliary’s activities.

She began as treasurer in 2001 and completed this task with dedication and resolve, much of that time while nursing her extremely ill husband.

Through the years she has assisted with the Anzac Day and Remembrance Day appeals; visited sick men and women; helped with demonstrations by cooking cakes and slices and also being a model in the Spring and Autumn fashion shows.

Thora has volunteered numerous hours in selling and buying raffle tickets for Christmas Raffles, making cakes and biscuits for street stalls and always working diligently for the Auxiliary. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

New Year iPad 
iPhone courses

Don’t panic if the family give you an Apple iPad or iPhone for Christmas.

Boronia Park Uniting Church are holding their iPad/iPhone Course again in the New Year. Come along and learn how to use these devices and impress the family.

Eight week course commences Wednesday January 31 and runs to March 21. The one hour classes will be held in the Boronia Park Uniting Church hall, 93a Pittwater Road, Boronia Park – opposite Harris Farm Markets commencing at 10am.

Cost is $125. Course covers subjects such as Getting Started, Taking Photos, Emailing, Searching the Internet, Having fun with Apps and Face Time your grandchildren overseas.

To book. phone Christine David 0401 017 459.

Creative Machine 
Knitters Group

Epping Creative Machine Knitters are a group that meet to share and demonstrate their love of machine knitting.

Group meets twice a month on the third Thursday and fourth Sunday at Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping (Dence Park). There are demonstrations and hands-on machine knitting. Bring your machine or use one of the group’s. Experienced help is at hand. Visitors and new machine knitters are especially welcome.

For further details email: [email protected] or phone Barbara 0408 866 357.

Combined Probus

Meadowbank Combined Probus Club welcomes new members.

It is a club of young retiree couples and singles intent on enjoying an active lifestyle.

The club offers a range of mentally and physically stimulating activities including interesting and informative speakers at its monthly meetings and a varied program of regular monthly outings to places of interest in and around Sydney.

A coffee club, cards club, walking group and a food and theatre group also provide for member participation and enjoyment.

Club meets on the second Wednesday each month in the Community Hall, Anthony Road, West Ryde, and welcomes visits from prospective members.

Inquiries Marie Thomson 9874 3257 or David Malone 9878 8722.

Elsa’s Frozen

Visit Schumack Street North Ryde and join Elsa and her friends in a Christmas singalong each night until this Sunday December 24 between 8pm and 10pm.

The street is situated in an area renowned for its lights along with nearby Chauvel Street, Cutler Parade, Farrington Parade and Blamey Street.

Check the Facebook page: Elsa’s Frozen Singalong – Schumack St, North Ryde daily for weather and performance updates. Elsa and her friends support Feel the Magic for Camp Magic, a world where children who are experiencing grief, through loss of a parent or sibling, are supported to reach their full potential.

Seniors Group

Ladies Tuesday Club invites those 55 years and over to the local group at Carlingford Court which meets every Tuesday during the school term from 9.30am to 11am.

Coffee and tea, biscuits, door prize and entertainment, speaker and friendship. Switched on Seniors Club invites interested couples or singles 55 years and over to the local group at Carlingford Court which meets every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11am during the school term. Group meets in the Community Room, 3rd floor Carlingford Court Shopping Centre (take lift near Commonwealth Bank ground floor). Inquiries Dianna 0413 040 840.

Oatlands Nine 
to Five Scrabble

Oatlands Nine to Five Scrabble Club has been established for 13 years.

They are looking for scrabble players from beginners to the more experienced and meet Wednesdays at 30/34 Prince Street Oatlands from 9.30am to 3pm.

Call in anytime for just one game or stay all day. Everything supplied. Cost $2 per week.

Phone Lauraine Overton 0412300137 or 96269359 for more details.


Eastwood Toastmasters meet on the second and fourth Saturday each month at the Training Centre, Brush Farm Academy, 19 Lawson Street Eastwood from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Inquiries Jacky 043 206 2862.

Program maintains 
mental wellbeing

Grow is a caring and supportive community based organisation that has developed a unique program for improving and maintaining mental wellbeing. It is a 12-step group offering friendly support to learn how to overcome anxiety, depression and improve mental health. Grow is anonymous, free and open to all. Bring a support person if you like.

They meet each Friday in the Community Hall, West Ryde at 12:15pm. Contact Brigitte 9716 0326.