SPEAKERS PROGRAM - May
Speaker: Noel Phelan
Topic: Discover the history of illustrious boat building Halvorsen family.
The Hub is pleased to have Noel Phelan as our guest speaker on Tuesday 7 May at 2pm in the Waverton Hall. Noel is a long time guide and presenter from the Australian National Maritime Museum and will entertain us with the Halvorsen story. The Halvorsen family came to Australia with very little and worked very hard to build a better life. However they did more than that – they showed extraordinary commitment to boat building and excellent craftsmanship and boat design skills that made their boats highly desirable. They also demonstrated outstanding seamanship by sailing their yachts with great success. Halvorsen yachts won back to back handicap honours three times in the Sydney Hobart race and they also built and raced the first Australian challenger for the America’s Cup - GRETEL - for Frank Packer. Many people enjoyed a holiday on a Halvorsen cruiser based at Bobbin Head This was the largest hire fleet in the southern hemisphere with lots of celebrities enjoying the beautiful Hawkesbury River.
SPEAKERS PROGRAM - APRIL
WHAT HAS THE CAMINO TO DO WITH EAST TIMOR?
For more than 10 years Luke has been involved in helping communities in East Timor. In 2017 as a member of Willoughby Friends of Ossu (East Timor), Luke faced his greatest challenge – to walk 800kms on the Camino to raise much-needed funds for a large water, sanitation & hygiene project in Ossu. Hear Luke’s stories from the Camino walk and view a short video of what has been achieved in Ossu.
Walkers Programs March to June 2019
The Waverton Hub offers two walks every Monday; a 7.30 Local Area walk and a longer 9.30 Out of Area Walk.
For the 7.30 am walkers, the leader will be at the Waverton Station whatever the weather.
Note that the 7.30am Walks will now only be listed in the Hub’s eNews Newsletter published on Fridays as they will b organised/chosen on an ad-hoc weekly basis.
For the 9:30am walks, walks may be changed to a different one or cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions or lack of a leader. If so, you will be notified by email on the morning of the walk at the latest, so please make it a habit to check your email before leaving home to join a walk.
As a guide CLICK HERE for the suggested Programs for the first half of 2019.
Hub Walkers 9.30
A scenic walk along the coastline from Curl Curl to Long Reef delighted the Waverton Hub out-of-area walking group yesterday. At the end of the walk the group enjoyed lunch at the Long Reef club. Walks are on Monday mornings. Please come along.
Media Release - Grant to the Hub
A media release went out from Minister Ken Wyatt’s Office on Thursday August 23 2018 announcing a grant of $42,000 which he has made to the Hub. The Minister said the Sydney-based Waverton Hub was an outstanding example of how communities can support older Australians and combat social isolation. He has visited us twice and is a strong supporter of the Waverton Hub model.
CLICK HERE .. to see the Press Release.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt on his first visit to the Hub, November 2017.
Mural in Surrey Hills
Mural seen by 9.30 walkers in Nickson St Surrey Hills
On Sunday August 20 Hub members visited the Sydney Bus Museum in Leichhardt. Later they had lunch at the Glebe Tramsheds. Thanks to Chris for the photos.
Next Safari is on November 19. Watch for details.
Walkers lunch March 2017
Hub Manual Launch
The Hon John Ajaka launching the Hub Manual
Announcing that the Hub has reached 300 members in just 2 years of operation.