It was good to see such a strong turn out for Tony Brooker’s funeral. It was a very emotional day for us. Tony’s partner Cherry and his many friends organised a warm and fitting tribute to him. His friends were legion and a common refrain from people he has been helping out for a long time was “What are we going to do now that Tony is gone?” He is sadly missed.
Too much of a good thing?
Luke’s goes from strength to strength. We had 58 people on the 25th February and 56 on 3rd March. We are a little concerned that we don’t grow too much bigger.
Although we want to maintain our welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the terms of our agreement with Kingston Council are that the hall is limited to 60, so we are not actively recruiting new members at the moment.
We have completed 2 of our 6 planned sessions on Thursday evenings.
If you are quick, it’s not too late to join this small group to learn the basics.
These classes aren’t compulsory for newbies. You can still attend on a Tuesday evening with no experience. See the News & Events page of the website for more details.
Thanks for those who have asked to be members of LEGS.
The dowloadable list of those who put their hand up is ⇒ LEGS 2020 Members
Free electrical tagging.
Electrical equipment used in our hall should be tagged.
Andrew has arranged to have this done at no cost to you on Tuesday 10th March. So bring along your amps and stuff.
New Leaders for Tuesday Nights
Tatyana will be approaching a few people to lead our Tuesday nights.
We like to vary our Tuesdays with different formats and song lists. We offer technical, vocal or instrumental support for those interested in leading Tuesdays. Our next free nights are 7th and 14th of April.
LUKES April Committee Meeting - Wed 15th April (not 16th )
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I’m looking forward to another great year at LUKES in 2020.
We have a variety of things planned this year.
LUKES performs at Retirement/lifestyle villages, Probus clubs as well as Council and other events. We have a group who are interested in performing (often on weekday afternoons), known as LEGS (LUKES Entertainment Group).
If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact me.
Please note: We are starting the list from scratch so any member interested must notify Peter.
We can’t always fit everyone in at every performance, but we can always put you down for next time. We usually have a rehearsal in the week before a performance.
As well as having a good time ourselves, we also cheer up our audience, and that’s got to be a good thing!
I lead a number of LUKES performances, but If anyone else is interested in leading this year please contact me. We need to update this because people’s circumstances have changed.
At LUKES we like to give our members lots of opportunities to play, sing, get involved, lead. We have a wonderful group of creative friendly people and they constantly amaze me.
We also welcome and encourage new people in leading a Tuesday night event and we can certainly assist you in this.
Peter Grigg firstname.lastname@example.org
The pdf Plan for the year can be downloaded under News & Events
Tuesday 11th February People’s Choice with Carolyn
Bring Books 1,2,3. Write your favourite song on the whiteboard when you arrive.
Tuesday 18th February Book 3 with Tatyana
Getting familiar with Book 3 songs. Bring Book 3. Copies available at $15 if you need one.
Tuesday 25th February Unsung Hero Award – recognising our quiet helpers behind the scenes.
In The Round with Jill (format to be announced) and “Unsung Hero” award.
Wednesday Daytime Sessions which ran last year at Don & Meredith’s home during the winter months will not continue this year. If you are interested in a daytime session both Kingston and Bayside U3A have ukulele groups on a Wednesday afternoon.
Newsletter - This will come out every month following the Committee meeting.It will include:
Beginners’ Classes will be held on six consecutive Thursdays, twice a year.
The first session will start on Thursday February 20th at 7pm - 8pm at the Carrum Activity Hub.
Different tutors will take each session.
Participants must be members of the Club ($10) but will not pay extra for the classes.
A Beginners’ Booklet will be available for no charge.
The Annual Membership of $10 is due this week. This membership allows us to keep an accurate list of members and provides you with access to the website which has all our music available, discounted entry of $5 on Tuesday nights, member discounts at Guitars Plus and other offers such as the Christmas Party held last year.
Would you feel able to run a session? It only needs to be as simple as preparing a songlist and keeping things going on the night. You don’t have to lead all the songs!!!
Please talk to one of the Committee if you are interested in finding out more.
Andrew Hesketh has very kindly organised two tours of the Maton Guitar Factory in Box Hill on Thursdays 19th and 26th of March.
There are two spots available for the 19th and six spots available for the 26th.
As you know Maton are renowned for their high quality Guitars and Ukuleles and much desired by players.
These tickets are free to you because you are member of LUKES.
The Factory is at 6 Clarice Rd BoxHill South.
Arrive at 10.15 am for 10.30 start. Finishes at noon.
Contact Jonno to book your spots . Email Jonno
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