Long term members may be aware that for over 15 years, a subgroup of Permaculture Central Coast has been meeting regularly. The group is called the Craft-teas. They meet on a Tuesday morning at each other’s homes. There they partake in lots of chatting, laughing, sharing of stories, ideas, and sometimes even get some craft done! Members often bring their own craft to work on, sometimes a member of the group will host a workshop, and regular outings and excursions are also organised. The main aim of the group is to encourage community and share skills and ideas of a crafting nature.
In recent times, our group has been expanding with lots of lovely new members and meeting in our homes has become a little difficult. To be able to expand our group and the crafts that we can do, Craft-teas President, Pauline Clark has been looking for an alternate venue. She has managed to source a very homely, cosy little hall for the low cost of $25 a week, which PCC has kindly offered to fund the cost of for this year! It is at Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, Corner of Lisarow and Ourimbah Streets, Lisarow.
The hall is perfect for us and includes a full kitchen, air-conditioning, undercover outdoor area, level access with parking, disabled toilet and access, a piano (for those sing alongs can anyone play?) The church is very welcoming and community minded which fits in beautifully with our Permaculture ethics.
The new structure of our group is as follows:
- All financial members of PCC are welcome to join us on Tuesdays during school terms for Craft-teas from 10am to 1pm.
- Due to the nature of some crafts requiring small parts and sharp tools, young children are no to attend for safety reasons.
- There is a fee of $20 per term for members attending on a regular basis. This will cover our morning tea expenses, workshop expenses, occasional group craft supplies and anything we need for our new hall. A portion of this money will be kept aside to help PCC with future hall rental.
- OR a $2 fee per attendance for casual “drop in” members that cannot come on a regular basis.
- A donation of a monthly raffle prize for PCC meetings made by the group or a member of the group.
- Feel free to bring morning tea to share if you wish.
- All attendees need to bring their own cup for morning tea.
- There will be a weekly share table, ( items must be taken home again if no one takes them) and
- A drop off point for PCC members to leave seed bank/ raffle prize donations.
Outings and excursions will still happen but on different days other than the Tuesday.
If you would like more information, or have any questions, please feel free to contact Craft-teas President Pauline Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Michelle Robinson