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War Widows NSW eNewsletter – Remembrance Day edition

War Widows NSW eNewsletter – Remembrance Day edition

Dear Members, Welcome to a special edition of the members’ newsletter, dedicated to Remembrance Day. This is a poignant day for us and our families, as we take the time to pause and remember the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. To remember and show our appreciation to loved ones no...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear Members, It is amazing to think we are already nearing the end of October, and the holiday season is just around the corner. It is a very exciting time for War Widows NSW, as Jill Deering joins the organisation as our new CEO. Jill has extensive experience in the health and ageing sector, you...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear Members, Daylight savings has finally arrived! Take advantage of the extra daylight hours by getting active in your garden or enjoying a walk. This edition of the newsletter features some wonderful spring gardening ideas, as well as some fantastic stories from our members about the various...

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Join our new programs using Zoom!

Join our new programs using Zoom!

Online video calling platforms like Zoom, are a popular way of keeping in touch and engaging in activities, especially when you cannot participate in a physical space or due to restrictions such as mobility, transport or time. Over the next few weeks we welcome you to join our exciting...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear Members, As we enter spring, now is a good time to pause and think about how we can ensure we maintain our social connections and stay as active as possible. As jacaranda season is approaching, keep a look out for the beautiful blossom in bloom! Send us photos of your gardens or any spring...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear Members, During such uncertain times, it is reassuring to reflect on the past and look to the future with hope and determination. We were inspired by the recent address made by Jennifer Collins (Non -Member Director and former Deputy Commissioner NSW, Department of Veterans' Affairs). She...

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

The latest AGM took place on Thursday 27th August, our first ever meeting via Zoom. During the meeting we heard a speech from Rhondda Vanzella OAM, President & Chair, War Widows NSW you can read the full speech here. We were also delighted to welcome Jennifer Collins (War Widow member and...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear member, Thank you for sending us your memories of VP Day, some of which are shared in this week’s newsletter. The past couple of weeks have been very busy in preparation for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 27th August. I appreciate your calls and curiosity about participating at the...

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eNews – VP Day 2020 Special Edition

eNews – VP Day 2020 Special Edition

Dear Member, This e-newsletter, a special edition on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day, is particularly poignant for us as we remember the men and women who served in the Wars. I encourage you to share memories - photos, memorabilia, narratives - with us so that we can keep alive...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear Member, August is turning out to be another of those defining months in 2020. On 15 August, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific. In 1945, VP Day was gazetted as a public holiday. Today, we can only remember that defining moment. The growing crisis of older people in...

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Cancellation of the War Widows’ Walk & Picnic

Cancellation of the War Widows’ Walk & Picnic

Dear Members, In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 War Widows’ Walk & Picnic in Concord is deemed as a high-risk event due to the virus’ potential to spread among our Members who are more vulnerable. Therefore, it is with great sadness that I write to you about the Board’s decision to...

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