It’s hard to believe we are so far into the year. By the time you receive this news-letter we will already have had our first camp at Adare House.
I am looking forward to this new venue and hope that it turns out to be a successful move. The camp is a great chance to meet up with those members we only see once or twice a year.
We have a varied line up of demonstrators, and a new out look from on the hill once we have settled in. The whole area, being on level ground should, make moving about much easier for those of us who are no longer as steady on our feet as we used to be.
We are very sorry to have had to accept Rose’s resignation, due to ill health, from the office of Treasurer and as a member of the Committee. We thank Rose for all she has done as Treasurer and on the Committee, and hope she is soon on the way to better health. Rose remains a member of the Association and so I hope she will be well enough to take part in future Association activities.
In the meantime, Rita Divine has kindly offered to take on the role of acting Treasurer and combine it with her role as Secretary until our AGM in September. Until the AGM, please send Rita any forms or any thing else that would normally go to Rose.
With the year moving so quickly, plans are already in progress for our next camp at Melrose, which will once again be a hands-on. Because of some changes to the camp rules, we may have to either leave earlier, or stay one extra night if enough members would like this option. We are looking into the extra cost, and will let members know any new information as it comes in.
The craft show in November has already been booked. We are intending to do a special display this year. Our theme is “Fairytales, nursery rhymes and children’s books.” It is hoped that Clubs will help in making the different parts of the display.
We are also planning to knit some small toys on our machines at the show. Part of the display will be items of children’s clothing with intarsia designs on them. If you or your Club would be willing to take part in producing items for the display, please let me know. We hope to have all the items in by the AGM.
We have now had our first weekend retreat at Adare House at Victor Harbor. (I have called it a retreat as I felt it was too nice to be just a camp.) I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and hope that everyone else also had a relaxing time. The Staff, particularly Stewart the caretaker and Trudy the cook, took very good care of us, popping in from time to time to see if we had what we needed or wanted. Those of us who asked, were taken on a guided tour of the upstairs section of the main house. It was truly beautiful.
I would like to thank all the demonstrators, who always make our retreats such a success. I always learn something new, or discover an easier way of doing something. In my case, it is particularly on the Passap, as I am still a rank beginner on this machine.
Gillian and Joy kept as both warm and entertained on Saturday night with their Tai Chi “look, learn and join in” demonstration. It was fun to try something new. Thank you also to Rita for our quiz that proved how few of us really listen to the local news or know about our State. She also had a few interstate questions just to be fair on our interstate members.
We are planning to book for about the same time next year and hope members and friends will take the opportunity to visit this beautiful spot with us.
The Committee is hoping we may be able to stay one extra night next time, leaving early on Monday morning. This hopefully, will enable those who would like to do some sight seeing around Victor Harbor, the extra time they need.
Due to the indisposition of our Treasurer, and until further notice, please send all money and bookings for camp to Rita Divine, 28, Aldrin Crescent, Modbury North, 5092.
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