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October 2019

Dear Glyder
Welcome the almost summer edition of The Glyder. for 2019. We hope you enjoy it. 

In this issue:
Enrolment Day

Gordon congratulates our two early birds, Bob and Peter, who arrived at 7am!

Can we keep on getting better?? On enrolment day last week day 336 people made 952 enrolments. We took $26,000, about $4000 more than the corresponding term last year.  Many courses are full, including many of our bus trips. 
A display of some of the handicraft courses coming up
Talks with vacancies are:
Retiring with Grace –Psychologist Colin Longworth, Sat 16 November 10am.
Women & Unions –Joy Hocking, Tuesday 26 November 10am.
Baby Sign Language, - Barbara Alcock & Barney Clarkson, Sat 30 November 10am.
Plus - A number of craft and art courses, and some computer courses
And courses on Jung, Anxiety, Mindfulness Meditation, Writing, Sacred Geometry.
Junko Takatsuli prepares for her Ikebana classes. the morning session is booked out, but the afternoon session has spaces. 

To see the full programme click here and remember you can book on line. 
Summer School

Our Summer School programme for January 2020 is out and bookings are open.  View the rich and varied programme on our website now – lots of talks, some terrific short intensive courses, river cruises, French classes, health and fitness, handiwork … lots of leisurely and more-active ways to enjoy the summer hols.

To view the programme  click here
Trip to Perkins Medical Institute

Science is serious work!
The  Perkins Medical Institute was established in 1998 (formerly the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research) and is a collaboration between several hospitals  and the University of WA. 

Glyde-In's  recent trip to the institute was a hoot.Thanks Sandra for this trip report:

On arrival we were met by the wonderful Judith Lane, who took us all on a remarkable journey, explaining just what they do there, along with a personal story.  Five of her family members are deceased, but as she said she is lucky to bring them to work with her every day and share their story. All the scientist/lab assistants are looking for ways to find a cure for a multitude of diseases.  It bought a tear to the eye of some of our members. 

Then it was off to Live in the Lab where we all donned  the appropriated garb and  with the help of the scientists we actual extracted DNA from a strawberry….yes highly technical I know.

Then it was off to lunch at the on site café on site (known as the Anatomy Cafe!) with all the staff from the institute.

I received terrific feedback from such a great tour particularly directed at our guide; she is certainly the right person for the job!
Kings Park Festival

Although the weather looked bleak it turned out to be very kind on our trip to the Kings Park Festival. We arrived at the Zamia Café to meet Volunteer Master Gardeners and a Kings Park horticulturist. They gave us insight into planting and caring for native plants.  There were plenty of questions from the group. Then two horticulturists took us for a walk in the gardens and answered many more of our questions. 

The park’s Dig It with Coffee sessions encourage water-wise native gardening. You get to meet with a horticulturist, get some gardening tips and chat with a Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardener.

After our walk through the beautifully-maintained gardens we returned to the Zamia cafe for lunch. If you haven't been to Kings Park yet this spring, rush off now!

Sandra Bancroft

I can smell the boronia from here!

New Look for the Glyde-In

By now you may have seen the facelift that the Glyde-In has undergone; the beautiful weatherboard finish that matches our Garden Room.  We have removed the outer walls  (two of which were asbestos) and are replacing the front, back and side walls with red cedar weatherboards. The north wall is clad in tin. Three walls are complete (except for the oiling of the boards), and the park-side wall will be clad in December. The work is being done by Robin Taylor of RJT Constructions.  Robin built our Garden Room. Jono Farmer and Mal Christison are managing the project, which The Town of East Fremantle generously funded.
New Committee

Three members are missing, do you know who they are?
In September we held our AGM and we are pleased to say that we retained every single committee member. An added bonus is the return to committee of former staffer Sandra Bantoft, who was welcomed with open arms.  Mal Christison continues as our Chair, Tess May is our Vice-Chair, Gordon MacNish is Secretary and Kerry Donovan is our new Treasurer.  They’re a great bunch of people who work well together. 

Volunteer News

Our Garden Gnomes are changing the guard.  Jan Machin is stepping down as leader, and Lynn Christison is stepping into her gumboots.  Jan has been head Gnome for as long as we can remember and the beauty of our gardens is largely down to her coordination, leadership, green thumb and good eye.  Jan has initiated the design work of our gardens and led many busy bees when the Gnomes tackled major jobs. She can be frequently spied here in her straw hat as she plans, weeds, prices pots for sale and makes sure we stay green and lush. As if that’s not enough, Jan was for four years the chair of Glyde-In and was a long-time committee member.  In 2012 she was awarded Life Membership.  Thanks Jan Machin for your dedication and commitment to Glyde-In.  We’re glad you’ll still be a Gnome.
And welcome Lynn Christison to your new role as Head Gnome. Your gardening know-how and your artistic sensibilities have already found a welcome home here, as have your tutoring skills in our gardening, potting and art courses.
Denise Versteeg, who for around 20 years has coordinated two of our weekly mah-jong groups, is moving house and will withdraw from the role.  The players will continue playing, although they will miss her guiding hand. They reckon mahjong keeps their brain in good nick as well as being an absorbing game.  We’re grateful to Denise for other things too – for coordinating our mail-out team and for her many years on our management committee.  And because she lived just across the road, Denise was often called out after hours if a group was locked in or out of the Centre. She never hesitated to hot-foot it across and fix the problem, and always with a smile. Denise was awarded Life Membership in 2014.  We look forward to seeing Denise drop by when she can.
Some Highlights of Term 3

The Mahjong group celebrate Christmas in July

Natural Weaving


Dog Toys and Treats
The Walking Group celebrates 20 years

Community Quilters

Samson House Visit
Pelvic Power!

Drawing in the Garden

Drawing in the Garden Room
Lynn's Painted Pots

Phone 9339 3964 for bookings.
Christmas Sundowner

Invitation to all members and tutors
End of year Glyde-In celebration
Christmas sundowner, Sunday 24 November, 4-6pm. 
All are welcome!
RSVP Friday 15 November, 9339 3964.

One man's meat......

Many of us like to wear perfumes, after all aren't they supposed to be alluring? And no doubt they are,; however for some people the aroma is unpleasant and may even spark allergies. For this reason we ask women (and men) to refrain from wearing perfumes when coming to the Glyde-In, as we are usually in fairly confined spaces. Save the smelllies for the nights on the town!
New Look Programme

Thanks to Terry Mercer we now have an easier enrolment form. Go to the centre of the programme and you will see you can just tick off what you want.  And of course the programme is bigger than it has ever been before- it is now 12 pages!! We hope you enjoy it.

To see the programme click here
East Fremantle Primary School Spring Fair

Glyde-In members attended this fair in order to promote our after hours and weekend activities to parents and familiies. We await the results!
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