Newsletter 13 July

July 13, 2022

Important Dates

  • Thursday, 14 July 12:30pm
    Free admission (no bookings required) for a concert to celebrate the Grand Organ finally being in service again in the Melbourne Town Hall (after a lengthy repair). A second free concert will also be given on Sunday, 14 August 2 at 4:00pm. Our resident in Apt 2.01 is interested in attending, if you would like to go together please contact this resident.
    The regular monthly Resident’s Committee meeting has been delayed for one week and is now scheduled for 10:00am Tuesday, 19 July. If there is a matter you would like raised at the meeting, put it in writing and drop it off in the mailbox.

House Keeping:

  • Recently a UPS battery was installed to the remote control garage door. This means if there is a power failure the gate will still be able to open and close automatically for up to 12 hours. This function will operate with your remote control as normally.
  • Several residents has requested that the grills and gutters in their courtyard or balcony be cleaned. Tim our maintenance man will be able to do this for you; to this end if you would like to get this work actioned please add your name and apartment number to the sign up sheet in reception. (There will be a cost of $22.50 per apartment and further details concerning when this work will start will be in next week’s newsletter).
  • A gentle reminder to please remember to wear your personal safety alarms at all times- it’s your best insurance.
  • Please do not forget to fill in the Resident Rating Survey (you can do it on line or on paper and use the provided paid envelope to return to the survey organizers.) All surveys must be completed by Wednesday 20 July. Your opinion is important and both BASScare and the organizers of the survey (Resirating) do appreciate your thoughts and the time taken to complete it.
  • A second fish and chip night is scheduled for 6:00pm Friday 29 July, in the main dining room. More details to come, however it will be our usual menu selection, and BYO beverages.

Week One of the Winter Menu starts on Monday 18 July..
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

Did you know?

Fish and chips shops can be traced back in Britain to the early 1800’s and it was thought that the meal was brought to Britain by Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal, where fish was cooked in this fashion.

A fish and chip shop was opened in London in the 1860’s by Joseph Malin, who came from a family of rug weavers that needed to supplement their income. The shop was an instant success.

Sadly the shop was demolished in the 1960’s to make way for a road extension. The tradition of using newspaper to wrap an order was ruled unsafe in the 1980’s unless greaseproof paper was placed in between.

National fish and chips day is the 3rd of June.