Retirees' Club

The Retirees’ Club at Wesley Uniting Church meets on the
second Friday of every month, usually from 5 pm to 7 pm.
(except January and December)

The time was chosen to enable those attending to be available to "baby-sit" grandchildren if so required. There are over 80 people who have attended the meetings in recent times, with an average attendance of 50 to 55.
The meetings take the form of either a speaker or some appropriate activity - and we have a lot of laughs. We conclude the meetings with a shared basket supper brought by those present.
All retired people are welcome to attend whether linked with Wesley or not.

 Contact person for enquiries: Brian Wigg, 9871 3497

Program of meetings for 2018
(time 5pm to 7pm
unless noted)
Activity Meal arrangements
8th February Guest Speaker Doug Minty
'All you ever wanted to know about clocks'
12th April Guest Speaker Ambre Hammond, Girl Piano Truck

Ambre completed her Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Piano as an 11-year old, while being home-schooled in Moss Vale. Her debut with orchestra at age 16 was playing the Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninoff with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Cordoba in Argentina as part of her first prize in the International Music Competition of Cordoba. In 2016 Hollywood based composer Lalo Schifrin composed the Double Concerto for Classical Piano and Jazz Trumpet for Ambre and James Morrison. They presented the world premiere of this work in 2017 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House to considerable acclaim.

Ambre’s mission is to bring the thrill of beautiful, classical music to people in places where such joy is missing. Under the auspices of her Girl Piano Truck initiative, Ambre has travelled by truck with a keyboard, giving concerts for the inmates of a mental asylum in Belarus, to the destitute living at P’ayatas’ - the largest inhabited rubbish dump in the Philippines, to orphanages in Africa and to those living in the poorest conditions in India, East Timor and Thailand.

This year, Girl Piano Truck heads to outback Australia.

Bring and share a meal
(Remaining 2019 meetings as they come to hand)

Past speakers have included Myrna Dodd, ‘Golden Days of Radio’; Steve Walker, ‘Magician Extraordinaire’, and Steven Carruthers, ‘Japanese Submarine Raiders, Sydney 1942 – A Maritime Mystery’. All were excellent.

Activities have included ‘Talking Heads – Who Am I’; ‘Bingo With a Difference’; ‘Line Dancing’, and a ‘Trivia Night’.

Committee for 2019

Chairperson, and Dinner Coordinator Brian and Virginia Wigg
Secretary Warren Charlton
Treasurer Elaine Charlton

Updated 10th April 2019