From the Committee – April 2016

viking-shipOur first function for the new year was the Fastelavn celebrations on 14 February. Fortunately the weather was not too hot so the children who came dressed up in costumes could manage to run around without overheating. The two winners this year in the “Tøndeslagning “(hitting the barrel) were Mia Cruscett and Jasmine Kristiansen. Well done to them both. Fourteen children and 20 adults enjoyed the delicious buns made by Henriette and thanks also to Helen for making the Fastelavnsris and to Henry for making the barrels, to Sarah for helping with the games for the children and to everyone for coming.

Although only 7 people came for the busy bee on 28 February, we still achieved most of the general jobs planned: the children’s swings were improved, house locks lubricated, much pruning done (including the lemon tree), painting/touch ups around the house, the gutters cleared, and general cleaning up inside the house. Nola had left plenty of garden bags and thanks to her for later removing them. And thanks to everyone who came to help despite the hot weather.

On 18 March, fortunately with a cooler break in the weather, 21 people enjoyed a lovely lunch with the Over 50s group, a great raffle and good company whilst fundraising for the club. Thanks to Annette and everyone for their work on this day.

On 9 April, we are holding a meeting where there is an opportunity for members to make comments and provide constructive criticism regarding the Nordic House survey which was undertaken last year. If you cannot attend, maybe you are able to put further comments in writing to the committee. However, it would be easier to respond to comments, if you are able to attend. But do keep in mind that if you want change, you also need to help make the change happen.

No-one has yet come forward to take on the role of SCANPOST editor so we are still looking for someone for that role to take over after next AGM or before if we are to see our journal continue.

The coming months look to be pretty busy so check out your diaries and see if you can attend these events. A tour of Fremantle Ports has been organised for 4 May ,whilst on 14 May, the autumn social barbecue will be held. Our combined National Days afternoon tea, complete with Icelandic pancakes, æbleskiver and other delicacies will be at Nordic house on 4 June and there is a quiz night in the pipeline for June. But with all this socialising comes the need for some work too with the next busy bee planned for 22 May. We hope to see more members attend to keep Nordic House spruced up for the winter months.

And please keep 13 August free for this year’s Annual General Meeting.

As always, we look forward to welcoming you to Nordic House and look forward to your greater involvement in the activities of the Association.

With best regards
The Committee