Newsletter 15 January

January 15, 2020

Important Dates

Australia Day BBQ
Our traditional Australia Day BBQ will be held at lunchtime on Sunday 26th January. The kitchen will be supplying a meat pack (lamb chops and sausages) with salads, followed by Pavlova for dessert @ $18 per person. The sign up sheet is at the Reception Desk.

History of our Victorian Parliament
Wednesday 12th February @ 10.45am – 12noon
Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Rd
Journey through the 163 year history of our State Parliament, its beautiful building, and the people who have made a difference and some of their present work.  Presented by the Parliament of Victoria’s Community Engagement Team. Cost: Gold coin donation

Housekeeping Notices


Scheduled cleaning of bins and rubbish chutes
Hester Canterbury bins and rubbish chutes are scheduled for cleaning on Friday 17th January. Notices will be posted on each floor as cleaning is being done.

Australia Day Public Holiday
As Australia Day falls on Sunday  26th January, the public holiday will be observed on Monday 27th January, therefor no staff will be working at Hester Canterbury .

Hester Monthly Craft Group
Due to the last Monday of the month (the 27th) being a Public Holiday there will be no craft group being held this month.   Looking forward to a great attendance in February though…

Did you know….
BASScare offers a variety of fantastic day trips on a weekly basis. All very reasonably priced (on average $15 plus lunch), and all residents are most welcome to attend.
Visit ‘What’s on” on the BASScare website for further details:  https://www.basscare.org.au/whats-on/.
Alternatively contact 9880 4709 or socialsupport@basscare.org.au for bookings or enquiries.

This is the Story of Australia;
the story of an extraordinary nation.
The Story begins 60,000 years ago. New chapters are written every day.  On Australia Day, we reflect on our history, its highs and its lows. We respect the stories of others. And we celebrate our nation, its achievements and most of all, its people.  We’re all part of the story.

Movie Matinee

2pm Thursday 16th January 2020

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Stars: Judy Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson
Comedy – Drama
British retirees travel to take up residence in what they believe
is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless begins to charm in unexpected ways. (With captions)

Order of Australia Honours…

The system of Australian honorus was established in 1975. It replaced the previous Imperial system of British honours that commenced in 1901 and was phased out by the late 1980s.   The highest honour the Order of Australia is to recognize service to the nation or humanity.

Australian honours are unique in that they were designed for the community to make nominations.  The Australian honours system is free of  patronage  or political influence. Anyone can nominate an Australian citizen for an honour, with a total of 58 awards.

The Order Of Australia Medal

The design of the Medal of the Order of Australia is a badge with a gold plated silver insignia of the Order in the center. The central insignia is inscribed with the word “Australia” in gold letters. The circle also contains two gold sprigs of  mimosa (wattle).
The insignia is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The medal is hung from the ribbon of the Order. It is royal blue with a central band of mimosa blossoms.

Week Three of the Summer Menu starts on Monday 20th December.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

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