Welcome to Week One of Semester Two of 2009! For those of you that had time free from studies, I hope you're refreshed and ready to begin again. For those like me that barely even noticed that there is such a thing as a Winter Break, well.... more of the same doesn't hurt, especially when it's self inflicted. I mean, who made me enroll, right???
This week is week one of UNSW's second semester. This means we now return to our regularly scheduled opening hours (listed at the top of this bulletin).
Welcome Back Social Event
The event which we are putting on with the Enviro Collective as a joint welcome back BBQ and Climate Camp fundraiser is being postponed to Thursday August 13 (week 4). The Roundhouse had apparently double-booked us. It's a little annoying, but, as we're holding it outside (weather permitting), perhaps this is a good thing - we'll be holding the event two weeks closer to spring! It also gives us a few extra weeks to talk it up.
So, mark Thursday August 13 on your calendars and let everyone know about it. There will be food and (probably) chai for a small donation, and free live bands! Not to mention lots of great people to mingle with. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
Fernanda has decided to work on the garden at a regular time this semester - from 10am to 1pm Tuesdays - until further notice. If you're interested in helping out in the garden this would be a perfect time! HOWEVER - please note that this will start next week. So that's Tuesday 28th July.
Welcome back to the start of a new semester. During the winter break, the coop was cleaned from top to bottom thanks to our group of cleaning bee vollies, the shelves were reorganised and we'll have all the staples back in for you to restock the winter pantry.
Besan flour, coconut flour (both gluten free), black turtle beans.
Chana dal, oat milk, soap nuts, bhuja mix ... there's a little bit left so we have marked it down to cost price to clear on the discounts table!
Now that we're open three days a week, there are three times as many opportunities for you to volunteer in the shop! Currently, however, there is only one name on the roster for the coming two weeks! (Check out the on-line version fo the roster here.) Please, please, please come by to help out if you have some time this semester. It's really quite fun.
[And please put your name on the roster if you know in advance that you'll be coming as it helps us to have an idea of numbers throughout the day and enables up to plan tasks better]
If you haven't volunteered before we prefer that you come along to one of our training sessions. I don't think the coordinators have decided on set times for these yet but they usually run for about an hour from 11am and 2pm Tuesday and Wednesday. I'll update this notice for next week to confirm. Training sessions also count towards volunteer discount hours.
Regular Volunteer Position Available (Roster Person)
Eleanor did a great job at updating the roster board and uploading it to the website last semester but she's no longer available late on Thursdays to continue this role. If you're able to be at the shop every Thursday at about 5pm (we're flexible, though) and would like a simple but regular volunteer job, let Andrew know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he can give you more details.Regular items:
Still no yoga. Stay tuned!
Place egg orders before Tuesday and pay for them when you pick them up. If you can't make it into the shop to place your order, you can email it to email@example.com. Eggs are $3.60 per dozen and may receive a member or volunteer discount.
Please get all orders in by midday on Wednesday. All order must be paid for in advance - money placed inside order form.
Boxes can be picked up between 2pm and 5pm on Thursday. If you can not get your box before 5pm, please call the shop on 9385 6097. If you have any questions about the process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a volunteer in the shop during opening hours. Bread Bread arrives on Thursday morning and must be picked up that day before 5pm. Place orders (and pay in advance) by the end of the previous Thursday. Orders must include your membership number. Please talk to a volunteer in the shop if you'd like to place an order. If you'd like to see a price list, please see the bread page on our website (http://thoughtfulfoods.org.au/bread).
Free cycling in the city courses
Boost your confidence for commuter rides or city cycling
Cycling in the City is a free course available to people 18 years of age and over. The four-and-a-half hour program is for those who have basic cycling skills but want to learn how to ride responsibly in city traffic.
With participant numbers of up to ten people, and two instructors per course, riders are guided through a series of cycling drills to gain experience on a range of roads and practice urban traffic cycling skills. The City’s free cycling courses will run until the end of September. Bookings are essential and are available online. All participants will need to bring a bicycle in good working order to the course.
When: Weekend courses until the end of September
Where: CARES Facility in Sydney Park, Alexandria (Sydney Park Road)