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Membership renewals now due

Posted by bob on June 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Annual memberships expire on June 30.

Please continue your support and renew your membership now.

Application forms are available at the Woodville general store and Iona Public School - or you can contact us by e-mail and we'll send you one.

Individuals - $20

Households $30

Members get big discounts on hall hiring and reduced entry fee for events.

Woodville's 200th birthday

Posted by bob on June 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

We're excited to be able to confirm that the "Woodville: Living History" 200th birthday celebrations for our beautiful little town will be held on the weekend of October 20/21.

We're putting together a major historical exhibition in the hall (please contact us if you have any old photos or memorabilia related to Woodville, or bring them along to be scanned or photographed at the hall on Saturday June 16 between 11am and 4pm).

Exhibitors will include local food producers, we'll be selling local heritage plants and there'll be an auction of historic artworks.

And, of course, we'll have some talks on the area's amazingly rich history - not to mention a special open day at the fabulous gardens of Albion Farm.

More details will be provided closer to the time. Meanwhile, we'd really like your support in planning this major community event, so if you can volunteer some time, labour, skills or materials please contact us. We've had strong interest and encouragement from Iona Public School, the Paterson Historical Society and Tocal College. We'd be very happy to hear from any local businesses or service clubs out there who'd like to be involved.

Our Cape Chestnuts are in flower

Posted by bob on May 5, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Bunnings has donated a shed

Posted by bob on April 21, 2012 at 1:05 AM

We are very grateful to acknowledge Bunnings Maitland for donating a garden shed to house a ride-on mower.

The donation is part of Bunnings's community involvement program.

The hall grounds are quite large and mowing is a continuing maintenance issue. 

Happily, we have a good crew of volunteers on our mowing roster. 

All we need now is a new mower! Anyone got a good used zero-turn to spare?

We've got a new roof and kitchen

Posted by bob on April 9, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Thanks to diligent and persistent work by the previous School of Arts committee, the hall has had some much-needed updates and maintenance in recent years.

With help from NSW Government grants (and many thanks to former local MP and Woodville resident Frank Terenzini) and fund-raising events, the improvements include a new galvanised iron roof with battens and, at long last, insulation. As well, the hall has been rewired and has a new water tank and associated pipework.

But wait, there’s more: we have a complete new stainless steel kitchen, including a water heater and a shiny new urn for all those cups of tea.

We all owe a special thanks to Wayne Patfield, Allison Cox and Janine Thomson for their wonderful legacy.