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Vice Presidents Report December 2019

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Vice Presidents report December 2019.                                                                Lots of people have lately lost their home due to the devastating bush fires, more often than not deliberate lit by arsonist, and we feel very sorry for all of them. It must be a devastating feeling to lose everything. I am now getting a bit of an idea how it must feel too lose your ‘home away from home” with the pending demolition of our club building.                                                                                                              But, it is what it is and we have to move on. We have been fortunate enough to find another hall not too far away and more importantly we think we can afford it, providing you, the members, are willing and able to adjust to the different circumstances. It will never be the same as it was up till now, but as they say “a change is as good as a holiday”.                                                                                                          All we need is your support. Your new committee, see last page, will do everything possible to make this change work. As our new hall is Blacktown Council property, The Old Cinema at 87 Mt. Druitt Rd. Mt. Druitt, we need to be patient with council and build up a good relationship to be able to get council on our side, this means that we cannot do straight away what we would like to do so we might need to improvise with some things, such as the meals available, the shop and the bar.                                         The other problem we have at the moment is that we do not have enough volunteers to make this work, so we are asking for anybody that is physical able to put your name down. One of the most pressing departments is that we need somebody that can take over the organisation of the kitchen. Mia has been doing this now with everything else for more than twenty years and it is time someone else takes over. Maybe it could be more than one person, so that the workload gets spread out a bit. Think about it, we need to fix this problem.                                                                                                      The very sad thing is that we cannot take the billiard tables to the new premises and we sincerely hope that we do not lose all the members from the billiard club. Please keep in touch with the Dutch.                                                                                                                                                                         You will also find in this magazine the different days and times that we are open. In January we will be still in our premises at St. Marys, but on the new days, Wednesdays from 10am till 100pm and on Fridays from 15.30 till 20.30. This will mean that the scrabble group and the card group have to re adjust their starting and finishing times. If we all put a bit of effort in, it will work. Our first day at the new premises will be on  Friday the 14th of February 2020.                                                                       May I take this opportunity to which all members and their dear ones a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.                                                                                                                                                    J. Joosten





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