June Newsletter

A BIG THANKS! Over the last couple of months we have received a huge amount of support from several organisations. We would like to thank the Featherston RSA for the donation of their old chairs, Trust House for the grant to repair and replace our leaky skylights, and to the Council and crew for our new yellow directional sign on Fitzherbert St. We would also like to thank Dulux and Resene for their donations of paint to improve the interior of the Centre and for our Youth Week Mural Project.

SPEAKERS CORNER 2009: Come rub shoulders with some of Featherstons most fascinating residents! Starting on Wednesday July 1st the Community Centre will be hosting a monthly Speakers series with some very interesting Featherstonians. First up, on Wednesday July 1st,we have Dr. Dirt, aka Troy Baisden, who has recently returned from his work on Easter Island. Stepping into the ring for our August 5th evening is champion kickboxer and trainer Sue Latta. These sessions are the 1st Wednesday of the month, from 7:30 onwards, with a gold coin donation. Each session has a 30-45minute presentation, followed by supper and some lively discussion. For more information contact the Centre.

WOOPS : The WOOPS organisation has returned to the South Wairarapa ! A representative from the WOOPS organisation will be at the Community Centre from 9.00-12.00 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Appointments available by ringing the Community Centre or the WOOPS office on 06 377 0066

ANY GREEN THUMBS OUT THERE ? The Garden Design course is returning ! Sue Davis is back with a new session of her popular garden design course. Starting on Tuesday July 7th, this seven week series runs Tuesdays from 9.30-2.30. The course fees are $180.00 and includes three field trips. For more info and to register, please contact us at the Community Centre 308 8239

PILATES & YOGA UPDATE : We received a huge response to last months request for people interested in Pilates and Yoga. Our first session of Pilates, run by Kathy from Bodymind Pilates, started on Monday May 25th. This series runs Mondays from 6 .30-7.30, $60 for the series, and allows access to classes and the studio in Masterton. A minumum of 9 are required to run the series, and latecomers are most welcome !

There was also a big response for the Yoga classes. Hatha Yoga Classes with instructor Nora Welch begin Saturday June 6th at 10.30. These sessions are $5 per class. Drop-ins welcome. For more information please ring the Community Centre

EXPANDED TAI CHI OFFERINGS ! To complement our hugely popular Thursday morning Tai Chi Classes, the Centre is now also hosting a Tuesday afternoon modified, ACC approved, class instructed by Keiko from the YMCA. These classes are from 2.00-245pm, and have a gold coin donation.

FELDY IN FEATHERSTON: After a successful initial Feldenkrais series in April, which featured a healthy back workshop, our certified tutor Rupert is starting a 6 week series on Saturday mornings from June 6th. For more information and to sign up, please email Rupert.watson@paradise.net.nz

NEEDLEWORK & CRAFT CHANGE OF DATE: Our Needlework and Craft Group now get together on the 1st Friday of the month from 10.00-12.00. Contact May Brown, 308 6912, for more information

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME: The Featherston Community Centre has been researching the viability of hosting a School Holiday Programme for this upcoming July holidays. A survey was sent out to parents through the districts school newsletters. We are now reviewing these results and examining our options.

COMMUNITY PATROLS : In light of recent criminal activity in Featherston, a group of concerned citizens are setting up a Community Patrol group that will be based out of the Community Centre. At this stage the group is in the process of organizing themselves, liasing with the local Police, and are planning a meeting in June. For more information or to get involved, please ring Porky Sexton on 027 620 2492

June 10th : Plunket is hosting 1st Aid for Babies & Toddlers Red Cross Course at the Centre . Gold Coin Donation, with coffee & cake served. To RSVP, please ring Sian 308-8921

July 1st : Start Speakers Corner, highlighting the interesting lives and experiences of your fellow Featherstonians.

July 15th : The Community Centres AGM. Details to be advertised shortly.

July 21st : Wairarapa Green Dollar Exchange Information Evening


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