Christmas 2015

Hi everyone,

School is over and summer is here! Yesterday was quite the scorcher.

Annual General Meeting
Sumner Bays Union Trust held its 6th AGM on Tuesday 24 November 2015. We farewelled Bruce Reilly as treasurer and re-elected Denny Richardson as chair. Jon Harcourt was elected treasurer and Peter Croft, Lydia MacKinnon, and Deborah Rhode were re-elected trust board members. We have a great team. Thank you to all of you for your commitment to the trust and its work.

Community Carols
Congratulations to everyone who made this such a great success. A big thank you to Eddie Simon, Peter Croft, Vickie Ward, the Sumner Silver Band, Rebekah McCullough and the Mt Pleasant Ukulele Band, Stig Eldred, Paul Groufsky of the Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade and everyone else who helped. The weather was the best we’ve had for this event.

Important Dates

 Wednesday 23 December 2015, 12 noon: Sumner Bays Union Trust office closes for the holiday period.
 Wednesday 6 January 2016, 8 am: Sumner Bays Union Trust office reopens.
 Monday 11 January, 10.30 am:  Tea & Talk group resumes at the old Sumner school hall kitchen on Wiggins Street.
 Thursday 14 January, 10.30 am:  Coffee & Conversation resumes at the Uniting Church, 4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
 Tuesday 2 February, 9.30 am: Mini Music resumes in the kitchen of the old Sumner School hall.
 Thursday 4 February, 9.30 am: Mini Music resumes in the hall at the Uniting Church, 4 Augusta Street, and Redcliffs.

From the Muse Community Music Trust:
Do you love singing? You are warmly invited to come along to the Rockers of Ages choir, who meet Wednesdays at the Sumner Bridge Club. The choir is aimed at meeting the needs of older people, but sing songs to impress your grandchildren. It is a fun, social and stimulating group where great friendships are forged and beautiful singing takes place. You don’t need to be a strong singer to join. There are no auditions and the wide range of abilities means strong singers can support those with less strong voices. Reading music is also not a criteria. We use written music and teach by ear. New members and visitors always welcome. The choir is run by The Muse Community Music Trust, who also run a singing group for people with memory loss (The Keepsake Singers) and many other activities around town.

  • ROCKERS OF AGES CHOIRS for elders and aspiring elders with Nikki Berry & Gary Easterbrook
    A chance to sing contemporary and world music in four part harmony in a welcoming, fun environment.
    Cost: Donation. (Suggested range: $2 – $10.00 per week)
    Sumner – Wednesdays, 10.00am – 12.00pm, Sumner Bridge Club, 57 Dryden Street, Sumner map
    Bookings helpful.  Book Here or Phone The Muse, 0800 THEMUSE, (0800 843 687) or email us

All the best for the holiday season. Keep safe and enjoy your break,
Eddie Hayes