The following message was sent via email earlier this evening. Apologies if you get it twice.
COVID-19 AND CANBERRA QUILTERS
In view of the most recent announcement of the Prime Minister, the Committee and I have sadly decided that all Canberra Quilters’ activities at Cook will be suspended for the time being. Regretfully the increasing risk to our members has now reached a point where this action needs to be taken.
This suspension will take effect from today and relates to all Special Interest Groups, drop-ins, sew-ins and friendship group meetings. This also includes all night and day meetings, and includes the AGM which was scheduled for 2 April. Janice Nangle our Workshop Coordinator will be in touch with members booked to undertake workshops.
For members who are not aware, our Exhibition dates have moved to 10-13 September 2020 which coincides with Floriade. Further information will be circulated by the Exhibition Coordinator regarding any date changes for entries.
The length of this suspension of activities is uncertain at this time. Once the Committee has had an opportunity to consider the impact of the directive on the closure of non-essential activities, a further Bulletin will be circulated.
I encourage members to stay in contact with each other either by email or by phone or by virtual means. This may be an opportunity to use Messenger to chat to each other or to use one of the other platforms such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Discord etc. to keep in touch.
I would like to thank Canberra Quilters members for cooperating with, and implementing changes, as they have been put in place.
The normal Thursday drop-in for tomorrow (25/4) has been cancelled – ANZAC Day.
To all members using the CQ room and the Hall at Cook – there has been a change in the company monitoring the security at Cook Community Hub. It is now CXI – on the very rare occasion a member may need to speak to the security company phone 1300 798 365 and quote site name Cook Community Hub and site number 8609000 They will ask for a password and the volunteer in charge of the room at the time will have that.
The names of who in Canberra Quilters to contact when things go wrong – e.g. power outage, are on a list on the whiteboard to the right of the sink in our room.
For those volunteers who were unable to get to the November sessions some additional times have been scheduled. On Thursday 14th at 10am and Thursday 21st at 7:30pm Helen Rose will be in Canberra Quilters room at Cook to go through what volunteers need to know about our rooms. RSVP would be appreciated to Helen.
Due to A/C problems the drop-ins for Friday 18 Jan (today) and Saturday 19 Jan (tomorrow), have been cancelled. 40 degrees is too hot for just the fans!
The drop-in for the evening of Monday 28 January has also been cancelled.
SECURITY CODE CHANGE
The codes to arm and disarm the security for our room will be changing in mid to late December.
The lovely volunteers who take responsibility for opening and closing the room for our many get togethers will be notified of the new codes either at the Volunteers Supper being planned in the next few weeks or via an email.
BUT please note – only ‘trained’ volunteers will be notified. These are people who have been through a familiarisation session on how to arm/disarm the security, and what responsibility they take on by volunteering to help take care of our room. This is not onerous but such things as who to call and where to go in case of an emergency evacuation are important to know.
If you want to volunteer but haven’t been trained or you need a refresher Helen Rose has scheduled two separate sessions:
- Tuesday 13 November at 7:30pm and
- Thursday 22 November at 5:00pm.
These will each take about 1 hour. Please contact Helen via email or on 0410 170 176 if you want to attend. If these times don’t suit you please contact Helen and another arrangement can be made.
This Saturday, 29 July, is the day members deliver the items entered in the annual members’ exhibition. The delivery venue is the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub, between 9am and 4.30pm.
Please be aware there is some maintenance going on at the site starting this week, but it is not close to our building:
- Thursday 27th pm Install Temporary Fencing – Pollution set up- mark out saw cutting
- Friday 28th am Saw cutting of all concrete / pavers areas / concrete pathways / UST area
- Monday 31st start exploration and removal of oil / vent / boiler room feed lines / UST pump out and removal
- Tuesday 1st finish UST removal
- Wait for test results before remediation works commence
Due to the Tentmakers workshop being conducted in the CQ room the regular drop ins on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (26 and 27 July) are cancelled.
The Small Japanese Projects group are meeting off site at the National Library at 10am. They are going to view Melodrama in Meiji Japan – woodblock illustrations If you want to join them, meet up in the foyer of the library at 10am.
At the moment the air conditioning in the CQ room is out of order. It has been reported for attention. You will be notified when it is operational again.
The wall mounted power points in the CQ room are now back in service. Please report any further outages to Wendy