Cathie’s Column: Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition

The 55th annual Lane Cove Art Award opens on Friday August 10 with hundreds of spectacular artworks on display at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road from 6pm.

On show is a rich diversity of art, full of colour and variety from originals to artists’ prints, and styles from traditional to modern.

Entry fee for Opening Night is $5, which includes catalogue and

refreshments with proceeds going to Rotary Club of Lane Cove to fund community projects.

Exhibition is then open from Saturday August 11 to Saturday August 18 from 10am to 4.30pm daily with admission $2 for catalogue (early closing 2.30pm Saturday August 18). Total prizemoney this year is $9,250.

Lane Cove Art Award is organised by Lane Cove Council in conjunction with Lane Cove Art Society. Enquiries Pat Wilson 9428 1134 or 0419 233 862; Lane Cove Art Society president Lyn Teal 0432 105 600 or vice president Julie Percy 0405 712 995.

Ryde PS Celebrates Sesquicentenary

Ryde Public School is celebrating its 150th birthday next week and former students, teachers and parents are invited to join in the celebrations.

Festivities will start with an Open Day and Art Show next Wednesday August 15 at the school and all are welcome.

A feature will be the ringing of the school’s original bell, which was recently found and restored by the P & C and the General Assistant, and will be rung jointly by the oldest ex-student attending and the youngest current kindergarten student.

Another highlight will be the Sesquicentenary Dinner on Friday August 17 at 7pm in the Grand Pittwater Function Centre at North Ryde RSL Community Club which is limited to 200 people at $60 per person. So don’t delay if you are interested in attending.

Inquiries and bookings on 9809 3181 or make a payment on the school website  www.ryde-p.schools.nsw.edu.au     

Beecroft Garden Club members have made shopping bags at sewing bees to give to shoppers in Beecroft. Pictured ( l to r) at Beecroft Village Green’s National Tree Day celebration are Clarissa Luxford, Deirdre Mowat and Trish Brown. Beecroft Garden Club meets at Beecroft’s St John’s Church on third Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm and new members and visitors always welcome. Next meeting is next Wednesday August 15. Enquiries 0412 706 910. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

Rodd Point Ladies Probus

Rodd Point Ladies Probus Club are seeking new members.

The Club meets on the fourth Monday each month at Tigers Five Dock, Barnstaple Road, Five Dock at 10am.

Probus is for retired ladies who are looking for fellowship and social outings. Inquiries Marion Darnell 9713-7349.

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.

Carlingford Seniors Group

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.

Ryde Probus members drive

Ryde Probus Club celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019 and is currently conducting a new members drive.

They are a combined club and welcome applications from couples, single men and ladies.

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday each month at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club from 10am to 12 noon.

Morning tea if required available at $3 per head.

The Club has monthly outings with barbecues and coffee mornings at Macquarie Centre. Inquiries Mike Thomas 9451-3131; email: [email protected] or Allan Kaufman 9809-1854.

Meadowbank 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.

North Ryde Probus

Some membership vacancies are now available at North Ryde Combined Probus Club.

The club meets on the thirdÊThursday each month for a friendly get together at North Ryde RSL Community Club at 9.30am.Ê

A diverse range of social activities await visitors and prospective members including cheap and cheerful outings, dining, coach and train tours, movies, walks, bike riding, library and entertaining speakers. Join for some good fun and company. Inquiries Peter Kelly 98165516.

Lantern Club membership

Are you an active and enthusiastic kind of person?

Do you enjoy organising and participating in various fund raising activities? Then you are a person the Ryde Lantern Club would like to have as a member.

Club members meet on the third Monday each month in St AnneÕs Anglican Centre, Church Street, Ryde at 10.30am to enjoy a cuppa together. The Lantern Club supports the Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children at North Rocks. Membership fee is $5 per year. President Rosemary can be contacted on 9809-4979 or check out website: www.ridbc.org.au

Lantern Club membership

Are you an active and enthusiastic kind of person?

Do you enjoy organising and participating in various fund raising activities? Then you are a person the Ryde Lantern Club would like to have as a member.

Club members meet on the third Monday each month in St AnneÕs Anglican Centre, Church Street, Ryde at 10.30am to enjoy a cuppa together. The Lantern Club supports the Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children at North Rocks. Membership fee is $5 per year. President Rosemary can be contacted on 9809-4979 or check out website: www.ridbc.org.au

OCD support

Chatswood OCD Support Group meet regularly on the second Tuesday each month in the Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood at 7pm.

The group provides support for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Suitable for people over 18 years of age. Families and friends are welcome to attend. Inquiries Rachel 1300 794 992.

Writers Fellowship

Moocooboola branch of Fellowship of Australian Writers meet on the third Thursday each month in the Meeting Room of Gladesville Library, Pittwater Road, Gladesville at 1.30pm. Writers from everywhere and of all kinds are invited to read, or just listen, and discuss their work in a convivial and supportive atmosphere. Inquiries John Egan 9799-3077; email: [email protected] or Brian Rutter 9817-5508.

Cheltenham Probus Club Membership

Cheltenham Probus Club is seeking both men and women interested in membership.

The Club meets on the third Wednesday each month at Cheltenham Recreation Club, 60 The Crescent, Cheltenham at 10am.

Chess Group for seniors

Hunters Hill Seniors Chess Group caters for those who wish to participate in social chess on a regular basis.

Expertise isn’t required for these informal and social sessions. Group meets each Wednesday afternoon at Ironwood Company Coffee House, 102 Woolwich Road, Woolwich – adjacent to the Woolwich Pier Hotel from 2pm to 5pm.

Anyone thinking of joining the chess group should contact Sydney Community Services’ reception on 9817-0101 or email: [email protected]

Eastwood Evening Garden Club

Eastwood Evening Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, 14 August at 7.30 p.m. at the Dundas Baptist Church Hall, 154 Marsden Road, Dundas. Our Speaker, Deanne Herd from Oasis plant nursery, will tell us about new  plants. Choose a plant from our cutting table. Visitors welcome. Information: Ailsa, 9874 2306.

Ryde Historical Society meets

Ryde District Historical Society Family History Group meets this Saturday August 11 at 10am at Willandra 770 Victoria Road Ryde. Tina Bean will talk about Researching Family Heirlooms. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Christine 9809 7783. Angela Phippen will speak about her latest research projects at Ryde Library at the Society’s monthly meeting Tuesday August 14 at 7pm at
Willandra. Inquiries Christine 0418 444 036.

Your Chamber of Commerce Meets

EASTWOOD: Meeting this Monday August 13 6.15pm for 6.30pm at Moko Sports Bar & Grill Rowe Street East. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874 0221.

EPPING: Chamber enquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418413226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888. 

GLADESVILLE: Gladesville Property Changes and Business Networking Thursday August 23 at Gladesville RSL Club from 6pm to 8pm. Information session on local property developments. Enquiries President Max McFarlane email: [email protected]

WEST RYDE: Business After Hours Thursday August 16 hosted by Northern
Districts Physiotherapy, 95 Ryedale Road, West Ryde at 6pm. Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955. 

DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting August 1.
Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900. 

RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CHAMBER: Next Business After Hours Monday September 3 from 5.30pm. Enquiries Sabrina Ferguson 9952 8498.

North Rocks VIEW Club

Judith Dunn is guest speaker at Tuesday August 14 North Rocks Evening VIEW Club meeting at Pennant Hills Golf Club at 7pm. Her topic is “Crimes of Convict Women”. Inquiries and bookings to Toni 9871 1926 or Margaret 9872 1405.

Ban the Bomb Rally & March

Bennelong Reconciliation Group are supporting the Ban the Bomb Rally and March this Saturday August 11 at Sydney Town Hall Square at 11am and march to Hyde Park at 12.30PM. The rally commemorates the atomic bomb on Hiroshima August 6 1945 and on Nagasaki August 9. Enquiries Judy MacGregor 0403 348 925.