The Hands on Weavers Inc. recently held their annual general meeting. The committee is:
Chair/Public Officer: Sue Gilchrist
Treasurer/Secretary: Lorraine Tye
Assistant Treasurer/Secretary: Linda Elliott
The group has also changed their postal box which is as follows:
PO Box 5250
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Meetings are held Mondays, 10am to 12 ish at Ngurra: Ashmont Hub, Blakemore Street
(Sometimes we do meet on public holidays and during school holidays – if the gate’s open come and say hello!)
New members contact
Treasurer/Secretary: Lorraine – 0427 229 623
2015 – Hands on Weavers enjoyed a lovely morning mixing with members of the Wagga Senior Citizens group at this years annual Senior Citizens Week of festivities. A huge thank you to the Committee for arranging an enjoyable morning tea and making us feel so welcome.
Maryann Taliapau is a Samoan weaver who spent time with us twice last year and we helped contribute to her “One Million Stars Against Violence” Exhibition. She is still after helpers to keep weaving stars for her installation at the end of this year. Maryann would like to find 100 communities or individuals before the end of the year who can weave at least 10,000 stars.
“Weaving Communities of Courage to End Violence”.
One Million Stars to End Violence
The HOW Group enjoyed a sunny day providing weaving demonstrations at Temora’s 41st Annual Exhibition at the Temora Rural Museum. Aunty Lorraine Tye, Aunty Joyce Hampton, Linda Elliot and Julie & Jayne Christian attended on behalf of the HOW Group.
We were honoured to have our Aunty Lorraine do the official Welcome to Country at the opening of the Exhibition.
Bill Spiers of the Temora Rural Museum did a wonderful job making sure the day ran smoothly for all and even found some time to spend time with the Group in the Museum’s Aboriginal cultural room, a special room showcasing special artwork, artifacts and stories dedicated to representing Temora’s ‘little-known-about’ Aboriginal history.