On the balmy evening of 11 October 2019 the Glebe Society’s Sunset Soirée for Centipede took place at the Glebe Rowing Club premises. It was well supported by both Glebe Society members and friends and family of Centipede children. Guest speaker Phil Lloyd, Glebe resident and Centipede Dad, created a fair amount of mirth while recounting his evaluation of ‘The best 10 things about Glebe’. Only a comedian and script writer of his calibre could get away with yarns such as these which may otherwise have had the good burghers of Glebe up in arms.
A successful auction of original artworks run with pizzazz by auctioneer Jane Ubrien, a ‘monster’ raffle with great prizes, a Kidz Competition judged by guests, music provided by Jordan, some parlour games, nice nosh washed down with a little vino and the much coveted door prize – dinner for two at the Boathouse, rounded out the evening’s offerings. All told a little under $7,000 was raised to support this well-known and valued Glebe institution; money which adds to the successful community outreach of the Glebe Society, but more importantly provides those valuable extras Centipede can bring to our youngsters.
Thank you to our members who continue to support this event through their attendance and renewal of their membership of the Friends of Centipede. Your generosity is noted, and particularly referenced by the ‘Thank you’ email from Acting Principal of Glebe Public School Bryce Walker to the Glebe Society, who acknowledged the important and ongoing contribution and support the Society makes to the school and Centipede.