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May 2015 newsletter (1)

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May 2015 newsletter (1)

  1. 1. CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH TOY LIBRARY INC. MAY 2015 Location: Spreydon School, Halswell Rd: Tuesdays:10.00am – 12.30am; Saturdays: 09.00am – 11.30am Contact: chchsouthtoylibrary@outlook.com or Karen, Librarian – 027 7141 335 To promote your Toy Library and see our latest updates come ‘LIKE US’ on Christchurch South Toy Library AGM - Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm The committee wishes to invite all members to join us for the AGM to be held at the Secretary’s house (Karina) at 94 Centaurus Road, Huntsbury. Come have a cuppa & cake and find out more about your toy library. COMMITTEE MEMBERS required As we have a couple committee members resigning due to other family and work commitments, to ensure this wonderful community service continues to exist the Christchurch South Toy Library are URGENTLY calling out for volunteers to join the committee. At this time we require a Secretary and fundraising coordinator. Having said this we would also welcome anyone that just wants to be on the committee to help out. Blokes don’t be put off thinking its all women, there are currently dads on the committee too! If you have any questions please feel free to email the committee chchsouthtoylibrary@outlook.com Bunnings BBQ FUNDRAISER A huge thank you to Bunnings for allowing our Toy Library to hold a BBQ fundraiser at their Tower Junction site. This was held on the 7th March and was a great success having made a profit of almost $900 for the Library. A huge thank you also to Karina and the committee for making this happen. GREEN MELON Photography Fundraiser A HUGE thank you to Megan for offering us the opportunity to use Green Melon Photography as one of our 2015 fundraisers. Thank you also to all members, friends and/or family who purchased a spot. We understand the day went well and Megan expects to have loads of fantastic photos for purchase. Please remember Tuesday 19th May at Twiggers Street Plunket rooms to view your photos and make orders. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Twigger Street Plunket for providing the rooms free of charge to us, it was gratefully appreciated.
  2. 2. Membership DU TIES Reminder We would like to remind everyone who is required to complete duties to check the roster next time you are in. To ensure we can continue to offer this wonderful service to our members it is very important that duties are undertaken as per your membership. FREE Toy Hire Please remember that at each duty completed you receive a $5.00 credit towards toy hire. We do appreciate your help. New TOYS Thanks to the Lottery Commissions donation towards new toys, we now have lots of exciting new toys for hire. We look forward to seeing these being hired out and enjoyed by your children. BAKING TIME – Banana bran MUFFINS Banana bran & walnut muffins are a good way to use overripe bananas and a family favorite! Ingredients: 100g butter, softened 1 ½ cups of plain flour ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup wheat bran 3 ripened bananas, mashed 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ½ cup chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 190°c. Grease a muffin pan or line with paper muffin liners. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter & brown sugar until fluffy. Add bananas, milk, vanilla & eggs; mix well. Stir in flour, bran, baking powder, soda & salt; blend just until moistened. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 190°c for 20 to 25 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Cool in cups for 5 mins, then remove muffins and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. 3. WINTER is ALMOST upon us – Ahh what can the kids DO!!! Remember as a child, it’s wet and cold outside and instead of ipads and movies we made our own fun. I have fond memories of making an indoor cubby and hanging out with my siblings. Sheets, cushions, pillows, boxes, dining room suite, the sofa, nothing was safe! We challenge your chi ldren to make the coolest indoor cubby ever. Post a picture of their cubby on the Christchurch South Toy Library facebook page and receive a credit of $5.00 towards your next toy hire. Following are a few ideas to get the kids thinking……. 1.

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