Sep 182022
 

Our morning teas

From time to time, we organise morning tears, either for the whole membership or for new members. Thanks to Carole Meade, Dianne Parslow, Pam Griffith, Rhonda McPhee and Suzanne McNally for organising. Here are some of the morning teas over the past few years.

Sep 122022
 

On Monday, 12th September, we held our footy morning tea at Eltham Central Pavilion. Around 50 people attended and, from the comments received, it is clear that everyone had a great time. Tony Shaw, ex Collingwood player and coach, was very entertaining and had the audience in the palm of his hand as he shared stories of his upbringing and his footy career. Tony is a local (Doreen) and kindly donated his time freely for this event, so thank you Tony!

We held a raffle with the proceeds of $170 being donated to the Eltham Junior Football club, who expressed thanks for our donation. Thank you to the Greensborough Hotel and Dan Murphy’s of Eltham for the prizes. Maureen Meaney was the lucky winner.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the event and a special thank you to the volunteers who assisted with setting up, serving and then cleaning up at the end.

Jul 202022
 

On 20th July, we held our second new members’ morning tea for 2022. Anyone who has joined us since November 2020 was eligible to come along and many did. As before, well done to Dianne Parslow and Pam Griffith for organising.

Jul 142022
 

On 14th July, we held our second morning tea for 2022. Although it was only a relatively small gathering, those who attended were pleased with the chance to socialise, share stories of their heritage and sample some treats from other cultures. The Persian love cake and English eccles cakes deserve a special mention. Thanks to those members who sent their apologies for not attending. Nillumbik U3A member Gillian Essex shared some of her involvements with different cultures and helped create an awareness and appreciation of how multi-cultural Australia now is. Thanks to both Gillian and to our volunteer helpers!

Jun 012022
 

Carole Meade and Suzanne McNally organised our 2022 Biggest Morning Tea on 1st June.

A huge thank you to:

  • Everyone who battled the freezing weather to attend.
  • Those who were unable to attend but who donated online.
  • All those who donated china cups and saucers (a lot of people commented on how lovely it was to have a fine cup and saucer).
  • the helpers who assisted with setting up, serving food and then cleaning up at the end.
  • Our speakers Renee and Mel from the Cancer Council, who spoke about the many services that the Cancer Council provide.
  • Serone McNally and Kirsten McNally, for their generous donations.

We raised $715, much of it from our raffle.

A few members wanted us to tell you a little more about some of the services that the Cancer Council provides. They include cancer education programs, cancer support groups, one to one support program, counselling, wig service and financial, legal and work related advice. For information, support and to confirm eligibility for these services, contact the cancer nurse on 13 11 20 during working hours or email them. All discussions are, of course, confidential. If you would like to keep up to date with initiatives of the Cancer Council, you can subscribe to their e-newsletter.

May 182022
 

On 18th May, we held our first post-Covid new members’ morning tea. Anyone who has joined us since November 2020 was eligible to come along and many did. The feedback was very positive. Well done to Dianne Parslow and Pam Griffith for organising.

May 262021
 

Rhonda McPhee reports in on our Biggest Morning Tea event held on 26th May: "A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Biggest Morning Tea. Thank you as well to those unable to attend but who left donations at the office. We raised around $350. A special thank you to the helpers who assisted with setting up, serving food and then cleaning up at the end."

May 232019
 

A number of us gathered in the Old Eltham Courthouse for a morning tea that was organised by Dianne Parslow to raise funds for the Cancer Council. It was part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea initiative, during which thousands of organisations and individuals ran morning tea functions, all with the goal of gathering together over a cuppa and raising money to help beat the disease that affects so many people.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council’s most popular fundraising event. Last year $12 million was raised to fund research, prevention and support services for those affected by cancer. Our event raised $308. Thanks to those who attended the event, who made donations to the cause, who provided the food, and who set up and packed up the venue.