Newsletter 20 September 2023

October 5, 2023
    The Special Meeting to vote on the resolution for a 5% increase on top of the 7.25% CPI to the monthly maintenance fee will take place on Friday 13 October at 10:30am in the Dining Room. You will receive further information in your mailbox soon.
    If you rode the emotional rollercoaster watching Turner & Hooch, you’re going to love this feel good movie, ‘Rescued by Ruby’. Based on a true story, this charming tale sees an aspiring State Troopers’ life collide with that of hyperactive shelter dog Ruby and their struggle to join the elite K-9 Search and Rescue squad. Ticket box opens at 7:15pm Tuesday 26 September in Hester Class.
    Prepare for work boots all over our roof Monday 9 October at around 11am as we welcome back Exterior Clean Melbourne to clean out gutters.

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Think back to your art class at school and all the different projects you were exposed to. You must have been good at something! Well, why not revisit your inner child and join the Craft Group next Monday 25 September at 2pm in the Private Dining Room. Bring a sketch pad, a darn of oatmeal thread, or some coloured paper for some therapeutic origami, or just for the social interaction. Start crafting your time, gentlemen welcome.

Your laughter probably won’t be measured on a richter scale, however, this weeks Funny Friday Matinee is by request. The beautifully Australian produced ‘Ladies in Black’ is full of late 50’s humour that won’t have you rolling in the aisles, but will definitely entertain you. Screening at 1pm in Hester Class.

Your newly elected Residents Committee Members are wasting no time planning for the year ahead with the first meeting taking place Wednesday 27 September at 3:30pm in the Private Dining Room. Therefore this room will be unavailable for roughly an hour on that day.

Week Three of the Winter Menu starts on Monday 25 September.
Please place orders anytime prior to 1pm the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

As you may be aware, Boroondara Council recently invited feedback on 2 options for improvements to Maling Road precinct. They received 836 survey responses from the community and local business, including 21 traders. They also received 23 written submissions, with both street upgrade options receiving significant support. The community survey focused on, traffic implications, parking considerations, public space and pedestrian safety benefits.
Though the traders voted for Option 2 and staying with two way traffic, on 11 September at the Service Delegated Committee Meeting , councilors decided to progress with Option 1 with a 5-3 vote.
Option 1 would create a new one-way section on Maling Road from Canterbury Road to Bryson street. It is said that this option would improve safety to the area by, reducing the amount of traffic, slowing traffic possibly through pavement treatments and reducing speed limits. In addition, creating new raised pedestrian crossings while invigorating the area through developing new public space for greenery, public seating and outdoor dining, and redesigning the entrance from Canterbury Road for new seating areas.
However, don’t grab your purse or wallet just yet as it may be 3-5 years away.

Though I will not be gracing Hester Canterbury on the AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday 29 September, I’ll be on hand for a Special Friday Eve Fish ‘N’ Chip Night, Thursday 28 September at 6pm in the Dining Room.
But wait, there’s more! Ann.S is looking to celebrate the Grand Final with yummy fare pre match, so don your proudest Guernsey, BYO your favourite beverage and head to the Club Lounge on game day.
Sign-Up for the Fish ‘N’ Chip Night will appear at Reception soon.