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SSC Newspaper : Strathfield Scene December
2 Strathfield Scene We wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year see you in 2011 What is the best thing about volunteering? a sense of giving something back to the community now that i have some time to do so. hoW did you get involved in the meals on Wheels volunteer program? When we first moved to the area, my wife margaret initially volunteered after meeting with a neighbour who was also a volunteer. What has been the oddest situation you’ve been in? When i misread our calendar and got a frantic phone call from the co-ordinator wanting to know where i was as the deliveries were waiting to go out! i set a record getting from Wentworth point to homebush. tell us about a positive experience you’ve been in? driving our clients to a special luncheon that we hold every three months. hoW long have you been volunteering? about three years. What’s your favourite part about volunteering in strathfield? the delightful clients we meet on our rounds and the friendship of the other volunteers. What do you do When you are not volunteering? i still work part-time in my consultancy business; i serve on the owner’s corporation executive committee of a large strata plan; spend time walking and camping with my family. Big Splash Media PO Box 263, Potts Point, NSW 1335, Australia +61 2 9299 8699 ContaCt us: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org the strathfield scene is published on behalf of strathfield council by big splash media. copyright big splash media. all rights reserved. reproduction in whole or part without permission is strictly prohibited. opinions expressed are those of writers and advertisers not necessarily those of the publisher or strathfield council. information provided is believed correct at time of going to press. the publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited pictures or manuscripts. DECEMBER 2010 Talk To STraThfield aT our new communiTy webSiTe welcome 5 minutes WitH... Publisher: Peter Lynch editor: Mark Chipperfield art Director: Kerry Alice sub editor: Mark Chipperfield Reporter: Bernadette Chua Pictures: Bob King, Joe Larrarte Jorge Bechara Commercial Director: Martin Curnow 02 9299 8697 Commercial manager: Janice Johnson 0405 659 795 meals on Wheels volunteer david moncur NEWS 3 COUNCIL NEWS 6 ChrIStmaS PLaNNEr 9 CaLENdar 16 Festive Season events BIG ISSUE 17 When is a library not a library? BUSINESS 18 Chamber elects new president hOLIday COCKtaILS 21 Drinks to get you in the mood SNaParaZZI 22 Strathfield’s social scene CONteNtS aCu Graduate Design exhibition installation seasons GReetinGs our great holiday liftout has everything you need for the break. it staRts on PaGe 9. community bulletin board LiBRaRY seRViCes A home library service is available to residents unable to visit the Strathfield Library due to disability or lack of mobility. Volunteers deliver pre-selected materials to residents on a fortnightly or monthly basis. there is also a community bus service to the library on the first Wednesday of each month. A volunteer travels on the bus to assist residents. Phone the Strathfield Library and Information Centre 8762 0222. FRienDsHiP GRouP Come along to a weekly Friendship Group at St thomas’ Church Hall in enfield. the group meets 11am-2pm each tuesday. Phone Neil 9642 4564 or David 8214 8397. neeD a JP? Justice of the Peace services available at the Strathfield Library every Wednesday between 11am-noon and on the fourth tuesday of the month from 5.30 -6 .30pm. suPPoRt oLDeR PeoPLe Older residents are being encouraged to put themselves on a police register. the service is free and confidential. every fortnight, a volunteer telephones older people to check on their wellbeing. Phone Flemington Local Area Police Command 9646 8691. CReate saFeR GaRDens Garden Aid (www.iwna.com.au) is a non-profit project assisting financially disadvantaged and socially isolated people who are frail or living with a disability to convert their gardens into more low maintenance areas. the service uses volunteer labour. It is not a professional gardening service. the service costs $25 per day, plus tip fees. there is a waiting list. Phone 9799 5099 or e-mail email@example.com . RotaRY CLuB sessions the Strathfield Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Strathfield Golf Club, 84 Centenary Drive; 9642 0326. PaRt time assistant ministeR neeDeD St Anne’s Anglican Church in Strathfield needs an assistant minister to assist with the Church’s congregation held on Sundays at 7pm. there is a huge potential for growth with the church holding two Bible studies and monthly picnic lunches and discussion groups. the position requires a commitment of 2 and a half days per week with an immediate start. Phone the Rector, Dane Courtney 9746 6349 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.