Manning Clark House is back in running for 2016. All MCH work is now being done by Committee members.
We do have lots of great events planned or in the pipeline.
Dr Libby Çonnors spoke wonderfully well on the Aboriginal Frontier Wars on 22 April, at MCH
The Dymphna Clark Lecture held on 28 April with Drusilla Modjeska speaking on PNG colonial history was a great success.
There will also be poetry readings through the course of the year. Details of these events will be progressively released and promoted. See below
Committee members are working hard on fixing up our financial base and so many other aspects of MCH. The garden has been wonderfully transformed and the bedrooms spring cleaned.
As you’re possibly aware we have lost many of our financial sponsers over recent years. Your membership financial support is appreciated more than ever. All members contributions will be receipted.
Communication with MCH can be a bit difficult at times. If you have any difficulties you can try ringing Bas Clark on 03 9329 1696.
On financial matters contact Marisa Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org
POETRY AT MANNING CLARK HOUSE
Our 2016 Poetry Co-ordinators, Al Hope, Paul Hetherington and Kathy Kituai are facilitating a wonderful program over the year. A number of events have already been pencilled in. Contact email@example.com
OTHER EVENTS all very successful and well attended
Jen Crawford, Poetry Book launch,
Dawn Casey, Whitlam and indigenous peoples,
Linda Weste, Poetry Reading,
Dr Bidda Jones, Chief Scientist RSPCA,
Poetry Readings, Judith Crispin et al, .
Manning Clark Lecture, George Megalogenis, Wither Australia?, 6pm, 20 July, National Library, $20 and $10 for MCH members and low income earners.
Musical Afternoon of Opera, Fleur Millar, 3pm, 25 July, MCH, $20 and $10 for low income earners and MCH members. Refreshments provided.
Toby Fitch, Poetry Launch, 7.30pm, , 28 July, at MCH, $10 and $7 for low income earners and MCH members. Refreshments provided.
Dr Andrew Glikson, The Climate Titanic and the Melting Icebergs, 6pm, 2 August, $10 and $7 for low income earners and MCH members. Refreshments provided.
Poetry Readings all at 7.30 at MCH, 25 August, 22 September, 14 October, 24 November, $10 and $7 for low income earners and MCH members. Refreshments provided.
An Evening of Haiku and Tanks Poetry featuring Japanese Tanka poet, Noriko Tanaka. And with Dr Carole Hayes from the ANU launching bi-nation anthology, Poems to Wear. Music accompaniment provided by Rupert Summerson. 7.30, Friday, 14 October.
Refreshments and food provided. $20, $15 for MCH members, $10 for low income earners.
MCH CHRISTMAS PARTY all are welcome, 5pm, 15 December
President Bas Clark
Deputy President Paul Hetherington
Treasurer Marisa Gonzalez
Secretary Alana Mahon
Public Officer Frank Bongiorno
Geoff Lazarus, Jen Webb, Ernst Willheim, Andrew Clark, Greer Versteeg, Vicken Babkenian, David Headon, Dionie Mcalary.
OTHER IMPORTANT PARTICIPANTS IN MCH
Ron Fraser, Brett Odgers, Kerrie Nelson, Al Hope.
House Infrastructure- Roland Clark, mb 0400 889 853
Website Information- Geoff Lazarus, 0419 369 206