MSWPS Christmas Lunch
This was the usual joyous occasion. Thanks to Carmel O’Connor and the Committee for setting up and decorating the table and room. Carmel also entertained us by reciting a poem ‘The Man from Ironbark’ before we feasted on the delicious treats members had brought. A selection of donated goods were for sale, money goes to MSWPS funds. glasses of Sparkling wine, punch, tea and coffee supplied by the society were well received and finally a Kris Kringle gift for all who attended.
Constance Wu Award
Susan Sambell was announced as the worthy winner of the 2018 Constance Wu Award. Sue had also received The 2018 Annie Davison Oliver Award for this painting, ‘Timeless Land’ in mixed media. Most of us agreed with the judge, Jock Clutterbuck. Well done Sue!
Carolyn Yong presented the award. Carolyn has for the past seven years generously donated this award in memory of her mother, Constance Wu. Carolyn gave us a moving account of how prayer and a Bulletin article had directed her to make this gift to the society. Her generosity has been greatly appreciated by members. Sue Jarvis, a joint, recipient of the award in 2017, spoke on behalf of members and in particular recipients and presented Carolyn with a little painting. Other recipients also gave her personal gifts. This is the last year of this award and we thank Carolyn for this wonderful support and for sharing her Faith.
Recipients of the Constance Wu Award:
2017 Liz Moore Golding and Sue Jarvis
2016 Roz McQuillan
2015 Vicki Sullivan
2014 Marg Gurney
2013 Anne Finkelde
2012 Heather Ellis
Thanks to Jan Martin for Images from the 2018 Christmas Luncheon.