Monday Update 3rd June

Coming up in the second semester of Activities for Portland U3A, a visit to Annesley House, including Morning Tea, on 16 July 2024 is arranged for Members. 
A flyer will be placed at Flinders Park Pavilion for names to be added for this visit to Annesley House.

The 2024 Pony Canasta Challenge is set to commence on Thursday 6 June commencing at 1:00pm.  The challenge will be scored over 4 weeks.  It is not compulsory to enter the challenge, but will hopefully provide some exciting interest over the weeks.  The scoring is based on the number of runs you are able to compile during a game, with each to their own as you play for yourself. There is NO entry fee, but a lovely overall winner prize is up for grabs.


The Mahjong group has completed their 2024 Mahjong Challenge with Ellen Linke being crowned as Winner.  Congratulation Ellen.

Free Event: Come and Try Mahjong! - Ashburton Community Centre | Ashburton  Community Centre17 Members took part in the challenge that was run over 5 weeks.  The results are as follows;

          1st Place       Ellen Linke              8904 points
2nd Place       Heather McIntyre    8740 points
        3rd Place        Trish Peters            7386 points                        

The Portland Women’s Service Club is screening the movie, The Great Escaper starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson at the Portland Arts Centre at 2pm on Sunday 7 July .

In the summer of 2014, the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, octogenarian Bernie Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines when he  staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. This is a true story that captured the imagination of the world — Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. This is definitely one for the fellas too.

All tickets $12. Available at Intimate Apparell, 66 Percy St. (correct change appreciated). We hope to see you there.
Bring some cash for the raffle and cake stall.

Proceeds to the Club’s education program for young local women.



HISTORY EDUCATION – Bookings are Essential.

Rudi de Zoete Spiero has been booked for the following sessions in 2024 to educate us on the following great men who changed the world – 

Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. 

Session 1.  Wednesday 5 June 2024 – 10:30am. 
Session 2.  Wednesday 12 June 2024 – 10:30am. 
Session 3.  Wednesday 19 June 2024 – 10:30am.
All sessions are scheduled for 1 hour and the venue is Flinders Park Pavilion

A list for names is placed at Flinders Park Pavilion for you to book into this program

ANNESLEY HOUSE VISIT – Bookings are Essential

Morning Tea will be provided at Annesley House.

When:  Tuesday 16 July
Time: 10:30am
Venue:  Annesley House, 60 Julia Street, Portland.
Contact: Lynne McNaughton – 0400 078 519 OR
A list for names is placed at Flinders Park Pavilion for you to book into this program.

Share the Warmth donations are continuing from Flinders Park pavilion.  If you are able to donate please add packaged or tin food to the bin provided.  
 Well we started winter with a “big chill”.  Wow, what a couple of wild days.
Over the weekend I was the ever supportive Mother and Nana, enduring the outdoor cold, a total of 8 hrs all up, with my Daughter and Grandchildren as they enjoyed Aus Kick, Netball and Netball umpiring and Soccer.
Yep, that is what I looked like!!!  I hope my family heard my cheers thru the face shield and my clapping thru the gloves.  Brrrrrrrr……

Enjoy your week