Our Games program has expanded to include Saturday sessions!
The first activity last Saturday was made up of participants ranging from beginners to experienced players of the Card Game 500. A number of players have played 500 previously (many years ago???) and with practice will become more proficient at the game. This activity is held the 1st and 3rd Saturday in the month, in the U3a room at the Seniors Citizens commencing at 1.30pm to 3.30pm (or until the games are finished). If members are interested in participating and having fun on a Saturday afternoon contact Heather Wallace on 0418 353 244.
Join us at Games on Monday May 6th at 1:30 pm for a friendly afternoon.
As two times have been advertised for Games, the official time will now be 1.30 pm. I hope this will solve the confusion. Unfortunately I won’t be at the April games, hope to make it in May.
We enjoyed Scrabble,Travelling Australia (lots of reminiscing when landing on places we’ve been) & Trivial Pursuit. Great fun.
A small group of enthusiastic players have been enjoying trivia. We have had our last for the year-think about joining us next year for lots of fun and laughter!
A Games group is meeting again!
The group meets on the 4th Wednesday from 10 to 12 midday & would welcome any donations of board games. The games mornings to date have been thoroughly entertaining and great fun.
The Games Group ran for many years to mid 2016. Convened by Dorothy Webber, it has just been reintroduced on the 4th Wednesday from 10 am to 12 midday. It is using the timeslot previously used by the Recorder Group who now meet at North East Artisans.
Beginning with board games, the group has potential overtime to fill the hole left by the previous Games group which offered 'indoor games of the non-physical variety' including cards, scrabble and mahjong.
Dorothy Webber/Bev Lee
Last year Wendy Rush, the very warm and supportive convenor of the Games group, decided to follow up other interests in 2016. Unfortunately we were not able to replace Wendy. This, alongside a lower numbers of participants than usual making it difficult to offer a variety of games, led to the decision not to continue 'Games' for the remainder of 2016.
If you, or someone you know, would like to 'put their cap in the ring' as a convenor of 'Games' in 2017, here is a 'job description'. .
"A volunteer convenor is sought for the Games group which meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 1.30 to 3.30 in W4. Duties involve setting up the room with card table/s; distributing games; arranging for milk for coffee break; setting up urn and of course welcoming and supporting members.
There is a perk to the position –the work also involves playing games such as cards; scrabble and mahjong with other members for two hours! Some lifting of light card tables required.
If you are interested or would like further information, please call Terry Case on 5762 1700."
It would be possible to offer the group monthly not fortnightly and the timeslot would need to be renogotiated.
Wendy will not be available for the last session in June but will be back to continue the good work in July.
Wendy will contact Games participants to let them know what will happen for the June timetable.
Games group members were deep in thought when an impromptu visit for a photo shoot caught then in action. Anyone for a caption writing competition?
A Games Group ran for many years to mid 2016.
A monthly Monday afternoon Games group beginning with board games was introduced in June 2018 convened by Dorothy Webber.
In Semester 2, 2019 a fornightly Saturday afternoon Games group was introduced by new convenor Heather Wallace, with a focus on the card game '500'.
An enjoyable way to spend leisure time with other members!
Meeting times and Convenor contact details
First Monday - 1.30 - 3.30 Dorothy Webber
First & Third Saturdays 1.30 - 3.30 pm Heather Wallace 0418 353 244.
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