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Newsletter - 16th September 2023

Happy weekend to you 🙂


What a difference a week makes in the weather… This week, despite the sun, the RSL was still freezing, so I sat in my car instead! Eventually, I will be complaining about the heat…



A Couple of Massive Thank Yous


A very big 'Thank You!' goes to Mark Bell from RB Services & Equipment in Pakenham, who has very generously agreed to have our deliveries go to his warehouse. This is a very big stress taken off my shoulders, and has made a world of difference from last month's deliveries. Last month I had to coordinate with poor Vickie for when someone was home at their place, and then she had to load them all into her car in Ferntree Gully and drive them down to me. So a very big thank you to Vickie and Rob, too, for being willing to do this for as long as it took for us to find a solution. This really is a team effort!



Orders Permanently Open


A reminder that the following orders are always open and available for purchase:


  • Mango Fundraiser - this will be permanently open until mid to late October. More information can be found in the 2nd September Newsletter.

  • Cheeky Monkey - Heat bags made from 100% cotton fabric and thread, with removable, washable covers. They contain corn instead of wheat, making them suitable for people with wheat allergies. You can read more about them on the product pages;

  • Olive and Bee Intimate Cream - recommended by one of our members who has been using it for a couple of years. It has uses as a moisturiser and massage oil as well as a personal lubricant. It has two ingredients - olive oil and beeswax - and is Australian made and owned by a small business. We have some tester tubes coming soon. You can read more about it on the product page;

  • There are always items available in Fills. Fills are important because they let us buy items in bulk (by the carton) so we can continue to get big discounts, but items do need to keep moving through there to keep us financially viable 🙂 So if you need anything, or want to treat yourself to something (there’s always cheese!) head over and check out Fills.



Orders Currently Open


The following orders are currently open (links open each order page):

  • Bass River Dairies - amazing milk, bottled on the farm, and artisan cheeses, made on the farm;

  • Eggs - certified pastured, free range eggs, fresh from Thriving Foods Farm, an organic regenerative farm in Koo Wee Rup;

  • St David Dairy - microdairy in Fitzroy that produces butter, buttermilk, cream and yoghurt; and

  • Blue Pumpkin - different brands of organic fridge, freezer and pantry items, including frozen fruit and vegetables, Meredith Dairy sheep and goat yoghurt and cheeses, Coyo coconut yoghurt and ice cream, sugar free organic dairy yoghurt, cheeses, Byron Bay Gourmet Pies, Bio-Grape range and many more.



Save the Date


We will be holding our 2023 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26th September at 7pm. You will be able to attend in person as well as via Zoom, and we will once again be combining it with a Social Evening! We hope to see you in person if you are able to make it.



Order Collections from Pakenham


Please make sure you read the minutes from from Monday 14th August’s urgent meeting. It is important that those collecting from Pakenham are aware of the changes we have had to make. We have a permanent (for now!) collection time and place, with a HUGE thank you to Pakenham RSL for letting us use their space completely for free. If you are looking to make a monetary donation somewhere this year, please consider them, as they struggle as much as we do to pay their rent, bills, and help their members.


Pakenham collection details:

Place: Pakenham R.S.L., 1 Snodgrass Street, Pakenham

Collection times: Saturday mornings 8.45 am to 10.15 am.


You will be notified if you have an order available for collection in the current week. Please respond with a time you will be collecting so I know to pack your order into my car.



Temporary Change to Bass River Dairy Order


A reminder that the Bass River Dairy order will be open fortnightly for the foreseeable future. It will open in the same week as the other dairy and fridge/freezer goods suppliers (Blue Pumpkin and St David Dairy). It is open this week.


Please get in touch with any questions.


Have a lovely week and happy shopping!


Pavlina

Melbourne Wellness Hub Inc

Ph. 0438 233 414



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