Newsletter 3 July

July 9, 2019

Important Dates

  • July Birthday Celebrations: Friday 12th July 10.30am
  • Hester AGM: Wednesday 24th July 10.00am
  • Christmas in July: Thursday 25th July 12noon for a 12.30pm start
  • Upcoming Monthly Dinner Dates:
    28th August, 25th September, 30th October & 27th November

Housekeeping Notices

  • The driveway to the car park will be pressure cleaned later this week. Please be cautious when driving in and out as cleaning staff will be on site in this area. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
  • If you are in possession of one of the following wine cellars, please contact Alexia: #11, #12, #17, #21, #23, #24, #26, #28, #29, #33.
  • Please welcome our new staff member, Geraldine to Hester. Geraldine comes to us with a wealth of experience in Hospitality and we look forward to having Geraldine on board in the role of Retirement Living Assistant.
  • Found – A pair of Ralph Lauren blue/grey spectacles. Please collect from one of the Hester staff.
  • The slideshow of the Kimberley that was interrupted by a faulty external hard drive will be shown again, for those interested, in the cinema, on Wednesday 10th July at 11.15am.

*** We now have the new defibrillator (AED)
*** The operating instructions and the AED can be found in the mailroom opposite the letterboxes. No formal training is required however please do familiarise yourself via the below link: Our appreciation to all involved in the acquisition, particularly Margaret Gill and John Fitzgerald.

Look both Ways (2005)

Tuesday 9th July, 7.30pm

Director: Sarah Watt Stars: Mary Kostakidis, Justine Clark, William McInnes

After a horrific train crash, three newsman in Adelaide, Nick, Andy and Phil are forced to take stock of the challenges in their lives. At the dame time Meryl, and artist, witnesses a train accident in which a man is killed. At the crash site she meets Nick. In the following days the lives of all the characters intersect, sharing sorrow, but also offering hope. (With captions)

Did you know…

There is a room so dazzling it has been described as the 8th Wonder of the World. The Amber Room made and covered totally in ornate wooden panels, embellished with jewels, Amber and gold leaf were gifted to Tsar Peter the Great in 1716 by the King of Prussia.

  • Estimated to be worth at least $280 million (U.S).
  • During the invasion of the Soviet union in 1941 the room was disassembled by the Nazis and reportedly conveyed to Konigsberg.
  • When the Germans were faced with losing the war and an advancing Red Army, the Amber Room panels were supposedly hidden or spirited away.
  • Since the 1940’s treasure hunters have been unsuccessfully searching for the Amber Room. (The panels were supposedly buried in an underground tunnel along with other Nazi loot).

Week three of the new Winter Menu starts on Monday 8 th of July. Please place any orders by Thursday lunchtime. Bon Appetit!