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Volunteers’ News – March 2021

What better way to start our 201st issue but in the Year of the Ox, and all of the other good things happening in March, including Mardi Gras, St Patrick’s Day on the 17th, National Close the Gap Day on the 18th, March Equinox and the official start of Autumn on the 20th, Harmony Day on the 21st and Earth Hour on the 27th.

Thank you, Sue!
Sue Dahl has been a volunteer distributor in Erskineville for more than 23 years – since the very first day of Trevor’s community newspaper ventures: The Roadrunner, Chippo News, Redfern-Chippo Herald, and South Sydney Herald. On the occasion of Sue’s retirement from active distribution work, we thank her for helping to build and sustain a network of news sharing, political engagement and community support. We wish Sue every good thing, always.

International Women’s Day – March 8
The theme for this year’s IWD is “Choose to Challenge” and Sydney’s theme is “Recognising Women Working (including unpaid)” and Sydney’s IWD event this year will be a gathering behind Parliament House in the Domain at 5.30pm.

Registration is essential due to Covid restrictions at https://eventbrite.com.au/e/sydney-international-womens-day-2021-tickets

ARTEXPRESS 2021 Art Gallery of NSW until Monday April 5
ARTEXPRESS is a selection of outstanding student artworks from the 2020 HSC, and is in its 21st year. There are 48 artworks of many art forms from 8,617 submitted. Open from 10am-5pm daily and this exhibition is free. Masks are strongly recommended.

Chair Yoga with Claire – Fridays to March 26 from 10-11am
Gentle exercise, great for older adults and is disability inclusive. This is a Zoom event and to register contact: https://events.humantix.co./chair-yoga

Rediscovering Sydney – Cartographia, Darling Square Library, Wednesday March 17 from 1-2pm
Calling all map enthusiasts! City of Sydney curator Margaret Betteridge will conduct this talk to explore ways that Sydney has been mapped, from Indigenous people’s use of tracks, language stars and seasons to C19th and C20th cartographers and illustrators. This is a free event, places at the Library are limited, but there can be 200 Zoom participants. To register phone: 02 9265 9333 or https://booking.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/new-booking

SSH Fundraiser
We are happy to announce that the fundraising started at our Celebrate Community online event held on December 11 raised $5,260, exceeding our target. A big “thank you” to our donors and everyone involved. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Volunteer Agreement 2021
Dear Volunteers, don’t forget to complete your 2021 Agreement and return to distribution@ssh.com.au or mail to South Sydney Herald, PO Box 3288, Redfern NSW 2016.

Until next time,
Pat Clarke


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