SPEAKERS’ CORNER 2009: Our second installment of Speakers’ Corner was a great success and featured Muay Thai Kickboxing fighter, trainer, coach & mentor Sue Latta.

Our September Speakers’ Corner evening, September 2nd, is going to feature team and leadership coach David Savage. Mindset and mental agility are the starting point for every achievement, says David, director of Elevate Coaching. Better known as “Sav”, he has been a Professional Coach for six years, and has made Featherston his home for the last two and a half years.

“I help people and organisations clarify what their goals are and create pathways to get them there,” he explains. Drawing on a combination of neuro science and sports psychology, Sav has worked with clients as diverse as singer-songwriters, businesspeople, competitive athletes and government ministries.

Speakers’ Corner, running the 1st Wednesdays of the month at 7.30 from July – December, offers a chance to find out more about the interesting people who live in your Community. Each night has a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a question period and supper. Gold Coin donation greatly appreciated.

CLEAN UP FEATHERSTON: The 3rd Annual Clean Up Featherston is scheduled for Saturday September 12th 10am-Noon. Come out and spend the morning being part of the Great New Zealand Spring Clean. A yummy Potluck lunch follows.

S.W.A.L.A CAR WASH & SAUSAGE SIZZLE: S.W.A.L.A., the South Wairarapa Adult Learning Association will be holding a Car Wash and Sausage Sizzle at the Community Centre on Saturday September 19th from 9am-2pm. $5 per car with proceeds going to support their courses & programmes.

GARDEN DESIGN COURSE: Looking for ideas for this year’s garden? Spring is in the air & Sue Davis is returning with her 7-week course starting the week of September 21st. Classes are Mondays 6.30-8.30 and $100 for the Course. For more information & to register, contact the Community Centre

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS? Keen to brush up on your French ? Come join Kartini Mondays @ 7pm starting September 7th. This conversational class is designed for those who have done a bit of French already and are looking to maintain or improve on what they’ve already learned. However, if you are a total beginner you will be sure to find this useful as well. Classes are by Koha, & feel free to bring along goodies to share ! For more information contact the Community Centre.

DANCERCISE: Looking to shape up for Spring ? Join Lara on Tuesdays from 7-8 for an upbeat & fun workout. With great music, she definitely puts a ‘spring’ in your step!

TAI CHI: Michael has returned from his training in Australia and has resumed his Tai Chi for Health series. Newcomers most welcome! These classes are offered on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

RED CROSS 1ST AID COURSE – CHANGE OF DATE: After some discussion with Red Cross regarding expected class sizes, we are changing the dates for the Featherston 1st Aid Course. This course will now be held on Monday October 5th and Friday October 9th. Monday October 5th, Day 1 will cover the Basic 1st Aid, and Friday October 9th will be the Day 2 refresher/re-certification. To register, please phone 308 8239

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: Broadcasting of Featherston recorded content begins October 18th on 92.7 Arrow FM. A training session is scheduled for Saturday September 26th 10.00-3.00pm for those interested in hosting their own programme. If you didn’t make it to our 1st Speakers Corner, this evening was recorded. As part of Southern Exposure the Community Centre will be broadcasting its Speakers’ Corner Series as well as information relating to the Centre. Tune in on October 18th to hear Dr. Troy Baisden & his talk on Easter Island.


October 7th
Speakers Corner presents Mark Fenwick

October 5th & October 9th (Mon & Fri):
Red Cross 1st Aid Course, 9.00-4.30
Contact the Community Centre to register your interest.

October 18th
Sunday Southern Exposure
Launch of Featherston produced content on 92.7 Arrow FM

October 29th
Calm Abiding Meditation Series
With Venerable Ngawang Lhatso


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