October 2023 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: October 2023

From The President: November 2023

Posted on 29th October 2023

In his message to members, the Society’s President calls for volunteers to fill important roles on the Management Committee

The Glebe Society Christmas Gathering – Friday 1 December 2023 

Posted on 29th October 2023

Party! Party! Party! It’s on again – the social event of the year. The Glebe Society’s annual Christmas Gathering. Friday 1 December – St Pauls College, University of Sydney, 6-8pm.

The Glebe Society Bulletin Editor

Fancy a job in the media?

Posted on 30th October 2023

Why not volunteer to join the team that produces the Glebe Society’s monthly Bulletin?

Visit to Glebe Youth Service

Posted on 29th October 2023

The Glebe Youth Service has been delivering projects and services with significant community engagement in the local area for over 30 years. Meet the new CEO.

This month’s mystery photo: November 2023

Posted on 29th October 2023

This one’s a bit difficult.. Yes, they’re place names. But where are they?

A successful Blue Plaque nomination for Dorothy Drain

Posted on 30th October 2023

Heritage NSW has accepted our nomination for a Blue Plaque at the former home in Toxteth Road, Glebe, of journalist, war correspondent and Women’s Weekly Editor, Dorothy Drain.

Glebe Forest Lodge Bird Survey Report 2023

Posted on 30th October 2023

The bird watchers of the Blue Wren Subcommittee were out early for the Glebe Forest Lodge annual bird survey. The brush turkeys went missing.

Seniors Christmas Reception

Seniors Christmas Reception

Posted on 30th October 2023

A Christmas reception for over 65s held by the City of Sydney. Enjoy canapes, live music, dancing and entertainment. You can register for up to two tickets. You and your guest must be 65 years or older and live in the City of Sydney’s area.

The Centipede Online Shop

Posted on 29th October 2023

Check out some ideal Christmas gifts on the Centipede online store.

The Villas of Glebe: A Glebe Society Walk

Posted on 29th October 2023

Another successful Glebe Society Walk in October took participants on a tour of the grand villas of Glebe, some still extant, others a matter of history.

The 2023 Glebe Art Show

Posted on 29th October 2023

What is the Character of Glebe? Fourteen artists attempted an answer to that question at the 2023 Annual Glebe Art Show.

Crane crash at the new Sydney Fish Market

Posted on 30th October 2023

Oops! How the mighty are fallen. Miraculously, no one was killed when a huge crane jib crashed to the ground at the Fish Market building site. Now the problem is how to remove and replace it.

Glebe Society 2023 Annual General Meeting

Posted on 5th October 2023

The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Glebe Society elected a new president and three new members of the Management Committee. Guest speaker Kobi Shetty said that the Minns Government needs to take a more proactive role in the oversight and funding of public housing.

The new members of the Management Committee

Posted on 5th October 2023

Angela Hallinan, Glen Powell and Tim Hesketh are the new members of the Management Committee, and they will bring valuable experience to the job. Here are some biographical details on each of them, as well as the new President, Duncan Leys.

President’s annual report 2022-2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

After two years as President of the Society, Ian Stephenson is stepping down. But his commitment and capability will continue in his other role as Convenor of the Planning Subcommittee. In his report to the AGM, Ian spoke of the Society’s many achievements over the past two years.

A message from the new President, Duncan Leys

Posted on 5th October 2023

Duncan Leys, the Society’s newly-elected President, offered his thanks at the AGM for the advice and support of members of the Management Committee. He said that the Presidency was an honour which he felt he had not yet earned, but committed to ‘earning his stripes’ by reaching out to people and organisations who shared common goals with the Society.

A note from Edwina Doe

Posted on 5th October 2023

Edwina was the Editor of the Bulletin at various times from 1983 to 1990 and again from 2003 to 2012. For this and her continuing service as a proofreader for the Bulletin, Edwina received a large bouquet of native flowers.

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

Now in its 54th year, the Bulletin continues to keep members informed about the activities and concerns of the Society and includes engaging articles about people and places remembered for their connection to our local community. The Society’s social media presence continues to grow and increases our reach beyond our membership.

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

The Community Development Subcommittee is planning a silent auction with proceeds going to Centipede, the out of school hours care program operating at Glebe Public School.

Transport and Traffic Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

Continuing complaints by residents about the Bridge Road cycleway, and concern about the extra traffic generated by the new Sydney Fish Market, are issues covered in this report.

In focus: monthly photo competition, October 2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

Photos of the Anzac Bridge, moon over the Tramsheds, and a Glebe streetscape were among the entries this month. The winner will be an entrant in the annual competition.

This month’s mystery photo: October 2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

The ever-popular mystery photo competition … this months’ a doozy!

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 18: Harry Hopman

Posted on 5th October 2023

This month, the Society’s continuing series of nominations for a Blue Plaque recommends the home of Harry Hopman at Minerva Terrace, Wigram Road. Harry Hopman was the successful captain-coach of 22 Australian Davis Cup teams from 1939 to 1967. As architect of Australia’s post-war tennis supremacy, his stint as non-playing captain-coach became known as ‘the Hopman era’, during which he won the Davis Cup 15 times.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee, October 2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

Glebe Public School reports a great outcome from the Craney Small Grants Program. They’ve been able to purchase new bush tucker plants and gardening equipment, resulting in a transformed outdoor space that will benefit students’ education and connection with nature.

Report on Guided Walk: Exploring Forest Lodge, with Max Solling  

Posted on 5th October 2023

Duncan Leys reports on the journey of discovery taken by members who enjoyed the Exploring Forest Lodge guided walk led with historian Max Solling.

Next Players in the Pub – 17 October 2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

‘The Admirable Crichton’ will be performed at the next Players in the Pub. Tuesday 17th October.

34th Annual Glebe Music Festival

Posted on 5th October 2023

In its 34th year, the Glebe Music Festival is just around the corner. Check out the Festival’s website for information about this year’s bumper program (nine concerts!). The Glebe Town Hall is the venue for three of the concerts.

Council refuses DA for 181 St Johns Road

Posted on 5th October 2023

The development application for 181 St Johns Road has been refused. You can read the Society’s submission and the Council’s determination here.

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