Club notes: Dec 6, 2018

Fleurieu Quilters

Pat Collins, Christine Hoffman, Judy Morden and Margaret Beaumont with placemats.

Pat Collins, Christine Hoffman, Judy Morden and Margaret Beaumont with placemats.

At our last meeting we presented over 80 Christmas placemats and table runners to Judy and Pat of McCracken Views. Over the last three years we have chosen to make place mats for Ross Robertson and Kirribilli in Victor Harbor, and for West Park in Goolwa. They have been made to the specific measurements required to suit the tables the residents use for meals. Nearly all materials have been donated, with members going in to their own stash of fabrics where necessary. We are planning to make them next year for another local home.

VICTOR HARBOR SENIOR CITIZENS BRIDGE GROUP

Ph: 8552 5668.

Results of games: Wednesday November 28.

North/South; 1st Hillie Heymann/Ron Armstrong 57.64%; 2nd Adrian Hill/Ian Collins 56.25%; 3rd Margie Paull/Barry Fowler 45.83%.

East/West; 1st Jenny Wright/Garth McKenzie 56.25%; 2nd Joan Gregory/Tony Barnes 52.08%; equal 3rd Pat and Bernie Ashfield 45.83%; equal 3rd Julie Lindsay/Shiela Edwards 45.83%.

The Senior Citizens Bridge group meets Wednesday at Carrickalinga House. Hill St, Victor Harbor at 12.45pm for a 1pm start.

PORT ELLIOT AND MIDDLETON PROBUS CLUB

Ph: 0430 011 457.

Port Elliot Middleton Probus' Rod Wilson, speaker Anthony Smith, and Graham Carter.

Port Elliot Middleton Probus' Rod Wilson, speaker Anthony Smith, and Graham Carter.

With the issues of power supply in the news, the history of the Electricity Trust of South Australia, better known as ETSA, was a timely subject of a talk at Port Elliot and Middleton Probus by former ETSA electrical engineer and club member Anthony Smith. Anthony was an engineer with ETSA for 35 years and played a significant role in major ETSA developments especially the construction of the Port Augusta Power Station. His talk implied that “ETSA kept the lights on” through stability and reliable distribution of power. Early power supply in SA was provided by privately owned stations but had become restricted and inefficient. Anthony pointed out that power supply in SA had moved through a complete circle. Private companies built and operated the first power stations in Adelaide, followed by ETSA and now are back in private ownership. Among the first of the power stations was the Electric Light and Power Company in 1897 with others at Osborne and in the suburbs. A power station was also at Victor Harbor. 

The next meeting will be in the new year on Monday, January 28 at 10am at the Uniting Church Hall, Port Elliot.

Fleurieu Bridge Players

NOV 29 – North/South: 1st Sylvia Smith and Glenda Sutherland, 2nd Anthea Faull & Bidders, 3rd Garry Elks & John Manifold, 4th Jenny Campbell & Bill Richards. East/West: 1st Julie Lindsay & Julia Thompson, 2nd Rita Oudendijk & Barry Ganguly, 3rd Eileen Love & Jenny Wright, 4th Pauline Ashforth & Peter Ashforth

NOV 26 – North/South: 1st Garry Elks & John Manifold, 2nd Sylvia Smith & Peter Ashby, 3rd Rita Stevenson & Glenda Sutherland. East/West: 1st Nacy Spiers & Pat Burgess, 2nd Lorrie Faull & Caller, 3rd Jenny Packer & Graham Packer

The Christmas Party to be held at Chiton Lake House, Hayborough on December 10 at 5pm. Contact Glenda for more info on 0432 688 274.

We play: Mondays 6.15pm, Chiton Lake House; Tuesday 9.30am, The Old School House; Thursday, Chiton Lake House Hayborough