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The Waverton Hub

75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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Dear friend


When skies are grey and the clouds are dumping their water on Sydney many of us just want to curl up at home with a book or a TV show, but many also want to venture out. An intrepid bunch of Hubbers, umbrellas aloft, set out on Thursday morning to explore the renovated White Bay Power Station and discover the works of the Australian and international artists chosen for this year’s Biennale. Both were fascinating and well-worth a visit.  The Biennale will be on until 10 June and takes in other venues including the Art Gallery of NSW and the MCA. 


The trip to the Biennale was free and there are so many other events around town that we can access for the cost of a train or bus fare - or after a good walk. I have put together a short list.


The last of North Sydney’s Sunset series free concerts takes place on Sunday May 12. Held at St Leonards Park the concert is promoted as a perfect setting for a sunset concert with family and friends. So If Fleetwood Mac are your thing, you can enjoy an afternoon of their hits from 4.00 to 5.30 with a support act from 3.00 to 3.45. There’s a weather line just in case it’s raining! 9936 8272.


The following week, Tuesday May 14  the Hub Speaker is Don Napper. He will talk about the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla, whose name has become a household word with Electric Vehicles. Don is Emeritus Professor of Science and Technology from Sydney University.
Talk is at 2pm, Waverton Uniting Church Hall, 75 Bay Road - entry is Free. 


The Writers at Stanton is another series of talks that you can enjoy free of charge. On May 14,  from 1pm to 2 pm Keri Kitay will talk about her book ‘The Long Goodbye: Lessons on humanity from the grips of Alzheimer’s’. 


North Sydney Free community talks coming up


- Brain Health and Dementia

Friday 17 May, 10 to 11 am

Reduce the risk of developing dementia and learn the 8 key elements that support healthy brain function. Practical , simple and easy things you can do now.


 - Women’s Health

Friday 17 May 10.30 to 11.30 am

Essential health checks every woman needs to prioritise. Plus tips for overall well-being.


 - Aged Care: What you need to know

Friday 31 May 10 to 11 am

Discover the myths and misunderstandings around the aged care system. Find out what aged care services are available; the real costs of residential aged care; the payment options that are available and strategies you can employ to cover costs and achieve the best financial outcome.

You can book for these talks online - go to talks. Or just turn up.


There’s more coming up at the end of the month as Sydney’s Vivid Festival begins on 24 May with some extraordinary free light shows. 


Not free but a wonderful opportunity to get together two Hub dinners happen in May! First up is the Men’s Dinner at Waterview on 15th May (see below to book). At the end of the month the Member’s Dinner will be held on 29 May at the Kirribilli Club. As the Kirribilli Club’s future is in doubt this could be our last chance to take advantage of this convenient venue. (Details below).


Just to remind you how changeable our weather can be, the photo is of the Out-of-Area Monday walkers at Freshwater Beach, just before one of them ducked into the change sheds and enjoyed a warm swim!! 


Happy Hubbing,










TERM 2 2042




Monday Local Walks
May 6, 2024, 7:30 am to May 6, 2024, 9:30 am

Monday May 6 - 7,30 walk CANCELLED due to inclement weather

Click here.. to see  photos from last week.


Monday Out of Area Walk
May 6, 2024, 9:30 am to May 6, 2024, 2:00 pm

Check your emails over the weekend in case this walk is cancelled due to weather

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 

These walks are weather dependent and may not occur if the day is forecast to be hot or very wet.


Cards & Games Day (1st Monday)
May 6, 2024, 1:30 pm to May 6, 2024, 3:30 pm

On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30 -3.30 pm 

We play Mah Jong, Scrabble and 500

There is a $5 cost to cover the cost of the Hall.


2nd Thursday Book Hub
May 9, 2024, 4:30 pm to May 9, 2024, 6:00 pm


This is the Second Thursday Book club, the Book Hub

The book being discussed this month is Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

CLICK HERE .. to see the full Book List

Venue details will be emailed during the week.



Dates for your diary


Men's Dinner at Waterview Cafe
May 15, 2024, 6:00 pm to May 15, 2024, 8:30 pm

Men's Dinner 

Our next dinner is on Wednesday 15th May at Waterview Cafe.

97 Bay Rd Waverton at 6.00 for 6.30pm

Bookings are essential via the Hub to assist with catering. The number attending will be strictly limited.

We will have exclusive access and as it is not licensed it will be BYO (corkage at $2pp applies and will be added to your bill)

Please register and come.

This a good chance for men to get together. After dinner any attendee has the opportunity to address the group for a maximum 3 minutes about any topic. 

All men are welcome, including non-members.

Enquiries at Please include Men’s Dinner in the Subject.

Bookings are now open.

Please Book Online by CLICKING 'read more' below and follow the prompts.


Speakers Program
May 14, 2024, 2:00 pm to May 14, 2024, 3:30 pm

Nikola Tesla: Brilliant Inventor but Tragic Eccentric – 14 May 2024 – Don Napper

The Tesla electric car has recently brought Tesla’s name to public notice. However, it is his many inventions, especially exploiting AC electricity, that have contributed greatly to the world’s technological well-being for over a century and are at present unacknowledged in our lives every day. His personal life was that of a tragic eccentric.

Don will talk about Tesla’s life and inventions.

Emeritus Professor Don Napper was educated at Sydney and Cambridge Universities in molecular chemistry. He retired from Sydney University in 2003 as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences & Technology), where he is now Professor Emeritus.   

Come to our Waverton Hub Speakers’ Presentation:

2pm at the Waverton Hall, 75 Bay Rd, Waverton

Tuesday 14 May 2024.

No need to book – free entry – all invited.



Hub Members' Dinner
May 29, 2024, 6:30 pm to May 29, 2024, 10:00 pm

This is a Social event for Hub members and their friends.

Date and time : Wednesday May 29 at 6.30pm

Place:               Kirribilli Club

Book here

Dinner and drinks are at your own expense.

Places are limited so be sure to book early

Note that there is parking on site. Cost $12 for members, $24 for non-members. There is limited street parking. Milsons Point Station is a 10 minute walk






Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park,  

The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica 


Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Bar Quattro


Boules - Thursday 2.30pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader





This is an interesting link for all Hub members but particularly those enrolled in the Strength & Balance classes.
Stephen ran S&B classes for the Hub when they first started. He now runs online classes.

Repairs are free of charge.


Donations in cash or by credit card are welcomed!

Next Openings: Sunday May 5 and 12  (always first and second Sundays)

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Address: 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

For more information please go to Repair café website or email us on
CLICK HERE .. for details


The Petrov Affair – 07 May 2024 – Geoff Pritchard


In 1949 ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) was set up to try and monitor the ‘Cold War’ which was secretly occurring around the world after the end of WWII. ASIO discovered that a young Russian doctor practising in the Wollongong area of NSW had been actively involved in espionage in Europe during WWII. They convinced the doctor to move to Sydney and set him up discreetly in practice in Macquarie St close to ASIO headquarters. He was then cultivated as a spy for Australia specifically against Russia who he despised due to their treatment of his family who had fled from Ukraine to Poland at the start of the war.


He was able to infiltrate the Russian embassy in Canberra by befriending their so-called third Secretary, Vladimir Petrov, a recent arrival to Australia and, as it turned out, a KGB agent.  He was given the job of seducing the doctor to spy in Australia for Russia……a typical double agent.


The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am. Breakfast is served during the talk.

Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club
internet -
mobile - 0411.109.158





Tuesday May 7 at 7.30pm

Waverton Hall

Waverton Precinct – Waverton community website




ASSISTANCE at Airports and elsewhere



Invisible disabilities Australia is part of an international network providing assistance to the many people whose disabilities are not apparent. 


They provide a lanyard with a card requesting assistance, available on their website for $25 p.a.

The idea is that if you find yourself needing priority etc, you pull out your lanyard to signal this. It was started at Gatwick airport, & is used by airport staff & many others. It is available on request, with no need for a doctor's certificate.




Northside Produce Market  Saturday 4 May 8:00am to 12:00pm
Coal Loader
  • North Sydney Art Prize May 11 - June 2 at the Coal Loader
  • Artists talks at the North Sydney Art Prize May 18 and 25
  • Check here for coming activities at the Coal Loader.
  • The Coffee Shop - Silvia @ The Coal Loader is now open 


NS Community Centre Talks

  • Brain Health & Dementia Friday 17 May 10:00 to 11:00am
  • Women's Health Friday 17 May 10:30 to 11:30am


Refugee Week Gathering on Wednesday 26 June,
at the Crows Nest Centre 6.00 to 9.00pm

The LNS Multicultural Network invites you to a celebration in recognition of Refugee Week and the resilience of refugees:

  1. Hear about the work of the Refugee Council of Australia and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
  2. Hear from Shokufeh Kavani on the Iranian Freedom Movement
  3. Hear from Tahera Nassrat on her journey from Afghanistan and the current situation for women
  4. Enjoy the sounds of the Setar and Tombak with Eshan Koochei
  5. Listen to Kaveh Akbari - Performance Poet
  6. Take in information on our Multicultural Communities, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, and
  7. Partake in a delicious supper of savouries and sweets

ALL INFORMATION ON ATTACHED FLYER – open to members of the community and organisations





WHERE:          7 Russell St, Wollstonecraft

WHEN:           20 May 2024

TIME:             10.00 AM – 12.00 PM each Monday

COST:             $150.00 for 10 Lessons


More details 

Crows Nest Uniting Church at 3pm
Followed by Afternoon tea

What Made You?


'What made me' is the theme for the Seniors Stories competition 2024. If you love to write or have always thought you would like to write down your story for your children, or grandchildren - or just for history, this is a great incentive.


Stories are limited to 1000 words or less (this could be a challenge in itself!) and entry is free. If you are a NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holder you can enter. You need to complete an entry form and attach your story in a Word document. The competition closes at 5.00 pm on 2nd June.


The top 100 stories will be featured in Senior’s Stories Volume 10 and launched in November 2024 by the NSW Seniors Card, coordinated with the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc.


For full terms and conditions visit the website.


If your story is chosen don’t forget to tell us at the Hub! We would love to be able to let other Hub members know that they can read about ‘What Made You’!  


Details of these courses are now available in the in Advice section of Members Section of the Website. You will need to Login. You can reset your Password yourself if you have forgotten it by using the Forgotten Password  link.









Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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