The Community House auspices a range of different groups. You must have current membership to be involved. The current contacts for our auspice groups are:
Port Fairy U3A – Maureen Joyce 0418 210 011
U3A membership is open to retired and semi-retired people who are interested in continuing to learn. U3A stands for University of the Third Age. It is a university in the original sense of the word: a community of people devoted to learning. You will find all details at https://u3aportfairy.com/ or email email@example.com.
Port Fairy Garden Group – Marjorie Raetz 0402 215 187
The garden group meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the school terms at 10:00am. These like minded garden enthusiasts visit local gardens (within an hour of Port Fairy) then share a morning tea at the garden. Occasionally meetings will be held at the Community House for a plant swap or other activity.
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Tai Chi – Netta Hill 0402 439662
Tai Chi meet every Wednesday morning at 10am. Tai Chi is an enjoyable activity which helps improve mobility, balance, concentration, relaxation.
$5.00 per session
Textile Art Group – Doris Madden 0419 353334 & Maureen Stone 0427 218 129
The Textile Arts Group meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month. Participants bring their own craft projects to work on at the sessions and often work together on group projects.
Gold coin donation
Water Aerobics – Martina Murrihy 0429 195 508
Mon, Tue 6pm Wed – Fri 9am
Water allows everyone to be able to exercise no matter what size, age or fitness level & it’s especially gentle on any injury or ailment. Join the group after the Thursday session for a cuppa & chat.
$14 per person with membership options available.
Ukulele Group – Tony Bishop 0400 214 503
The ukulele group meet every Thursday night from 7.00 to 9pm.
The Uke group are in their 8th year with numbers growing slowly but steadily. No prior experience is required so if you’re feeling musical, come and join this fun group.
Gold coin donation
Belfast Bookers – Maureen Joyce 0418 210 011
The group meets monthly at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday (except for January)
Belfast Bookers is a CAE* Book group. Members enjoy reading and are interested in discussion of novels as an adult group. Everyone reads the same book sent with accompanying reading guides from CAE headquarters. At meetings we share our thoughts and views. There is no pressure to lead or speak but everyone is encouraged to have a say on the book of the month. Books are chosen across a wide spectrum. *Council of Adult Education – fee required
Waste Action Management – Fiona Phillips 0425 835 117
The Waste Action Movement (WAM) evolved after a series of conversations between members of Port Fairy Community House. The concept was to bring together a group of people with an interest in waste minimisation; those who were already working in this area (e.g. within Moyne Shire and at local schools); and a representative from the Port Fairy Business Traders’ Association.
Lots of initiatives are currently happening in Port Fairy to reduce waste. This group aims to share information and profile initiatives that will empower individuals and organisations in our community to minimise waste.
Women On Farms – Marg Watt 0400 065 001
Women on Farms Gatherings have been held annually across Victoria for over 30 years and will be holding their 2021 gathering in Port Fairy.
This gathering to be held in March 2021 will include a dairy based International Key Note Speaker, Local and State speakers each with key roles within or linked to agriculture, a Discussion Panel to share ‘Women’s Stories’, Skills Based Workshops, Moyne Shire & Local Region Tours, Great Food, Networking and Relaxation activities.
For those interested in joining the WOFG-2021 organising team, please contact Marg Watt above.