December 2012 Newsletter

General News



Christmas Party - Wednesday 19th December at the South Perth Bowling Club 7.30 pm

Please bring a wrapped gift to the value of $5 marked (m) or (f) for our exchange of gifts under the guidance of Father Christmas.

Please bring an item for the Christmas Hamper to be donated to charity.  We know you will bring some lovely Christmas fare to share
Most important of all - please bring yourselves!!

Short Story! Poetry and Limerick Competition

Have you completed your entries yet? If so, bring them along to Huw on 19th December. He will accept late entries into early January 2013.
Please see the full page article with this Newsflash by clicking on Read More below..

Winners of the competition for 2012 - please return trophies to Huw at the December meeting, or no later than the February 2012 Sausage Sizzle.


Events for 2013

No Meeting in January

Wednesday 20 February - Sausage Sizzle S. Perth Bowling Club

Friday 1 March 2013 - St. David's Day Dinner R.A.A.F.A.Centre, BullCreek. More news in our next edition coming out in January.

Wednesday 20 March - "Hoy" at S. Perth Bowling Club

Wednesday 17 April - Annual General Meeting

Members' News

The Picnic at Churchman's Brook organised by Olwen and Bryce on 20th October was a  very pleasant occasion, with ten members attending. Let's do it again!

The Dylan Thomas night in November was a treat, with readings being given by Doug, Delys, Diane, Olwen and Pat, Odwyn and Mel. Sadly, quite a few members missed out, as attendance numbers were low. We had a lovely supper too!

Mavis Williams is not very well. She has to undergo some medical treatment, the exact nature of which is not clear at the moment. We will keep you posted.
Val Lagdon is in hospital, to rectify an unsuccessful hip replacement.  John Roberts has been away visiting family in New South Wales.  We are not sure whether he is back yet or not, but think he may be away over the Christmas period.

President's Message

We have had quite a busy year, and now look forward to 2013. Sadly, some of our members have been unwell, and increasing years are catching up with some of us! I do my best to keep in contact with as many of our members as possible, but sometimes, we seem to lose touch with someone. If you have any news about someone, please do let us know, so that we can keep in touch with them.

As we appreoach the end of the year, may I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

Editor's Note
Please be sure to look at the end of this Newsletter, for there you will find a gem of a joke from Hugh Bevan. How he finds them all is a wonder! I have also popped in a couple more lifted from a little book I borrowed from Enid Pryse - thanks Enid!



Be active in the Welsh Society, why not show your hidden talents, and have some fun as well? You can contribute by entering the following competitions.
Entries for the Short Story and Poetry, competitions may be in Welsh or English, and must have some relevance to Wales. The entries must be original work, and the entrant
will retain copyright.
The entries for the Short Story, Poetry and Limerick competitions are to be handed to Hugh Bevan at or before the December function of the Welsh Society on Wednesday 19/12/2012.
Late entries can be sent to Hugh Bevan, 5 Redfern Close, Hillarys, 6026 to arrive
by Friday 4th January 2013, or by e-mail here.
Judging will be carried out by an independent person who may, or may not, be a member of the Welsh Society. Entrants should use a Pen Name on their work for judging purposes. The winners will be announced, and the shields presented, at the St. David's Day Dinner 1 st March 2013.

SHORT STORY COMPETITION 700 to 3000 words in English or Welsh

POETRY COMPETITION in English or Welsh

Complete the following limerick by adding the fifth line. The last line should contain 8
syllables, and the last word must rhyme with "Dwyer" and "fire". You may enter as
many times as you like.
An energetic young swimmer named Dwyer
Really liked playing with fire
One night in the dark
He swam with a shark

This is the joke we had from Hugh:

A father passing by his son's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed 'DAD'. With the worst premonition he opened the envelope and with trembling hands, read the letter.
"Dear Dad,
It is with very great regret and sorrow that I am writing to you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mum and you. I've been finding real passion with Stacy, and she's so nice, but I know you would not approve of her, because of her piercings, tattoos, her tight motorcycle clothes, and because she's so much older than I am.

But it's not only the passion, Dad. She's pregnant. Stacy and I are very happy. She owns a caravan in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the winter. We share a dream of having many more children.

Stacy opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone. We'l! be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the other people in the commune for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want.

In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS, so Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it!

Don't worry Dad, I'm 15 and I know how to take care of myself.

Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit, so you can get to know your many grandchildren.

Love - your son, Joshua.

PS. Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at Jason's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life then my school report that's on the kitchen table.

A couple of jokes from Enid Pryse's book "Welsh Jokes" by Dilwyn Phillips

Emrys started his job as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman and managed to bull his way into a woman' home in the valleys.    

"This machine is the best ever," he exclaimed, pouring a bag of dirt over the lounge floor. The
-- -woman says she's really worried it may not all come off, so Emrys says- "If this machine doesn't remove all the dirt completely, I'll lick it off myself."
"Do you want ketchup on it?" she says. "We're not connected for electricity yet!"

Myfanwy goes to church to confess her sins to the priest "Forgive me Father, for I have sinned."
"Tell all of your sins, Myfanwy."
"Oh, Father, last night my lanto made hot, passionate love to me seven times," she says.
The priest thinks about this long and hard and says, "Take seven lemons, squeeze the juice into a tall glass, and drink it."
"Will this cleanse my soul of my sins?"
"No", the priest says, "but it'll wipe that bloody smile off your face!"

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