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Canberra Inc Charter Date: 01/04/1955
Meeting Time: 3rd/5th Tues 6.30pm Members: 36
Correspondence:   PO Box 9559, Deakin, ACT, 2600 Australia Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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SIC August guest speaker - AHQPrintE-mail
Written by Carol Johnstone  
Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) is an online community organisation that focuses on sending mostly personalized quilts and laundry bags to our Aussie soldiers, sailors and airmen serving overseas.

AHQ started in 2012 and have sent over 4500 quilts and 6800 laundry bags since then to the men and women who serve our nations in far flung places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and which ever ship is deployed to the Middle East.

AHQ products “reach into the bed spaces and put smiles on soldiers faces at the end of often very hard and tiring days”. AHQ remind them that Australians, other than family and friends, care about them and appreciate their service and the sacrifice that service asks of them.

The quilts provide that extra layer of warmth, but also add colour in what is often a very latte and camouflage coloured world. The laundry bags make finding their laundry at the end of a hard day much easier and quicker, but they are also conversation starters providing insights into individual personalities, hobbies, interests and passions. 




Quilts are specially sized to fit into a B2 sized post box, that can be posted for free and are small enough for recipients to fit into their luggage if they are required to move unexpectedly and fit on a navy bunk at sea.

We invite you to get involved in some way to show our troops that their contribution is valued. You can get involved in a number of ways - creating blocks, making laundry bags, making quilts or attending sewing days. A block of the month program is also run each month. These blocks are then turned into kits sent out to volunteers to make up or are made into quilt tops at sewing days.

If you cannot sew there are other ways to be involved - donate money, B2 boxes, spotlight vouchers, pre-paid 500g and 3kg postal satchels are always handy for sending quilt pieces around to volunteers to put together, donations of 45mm rotary cutter blades, or buy Coles or Woolworths vouchers so that the quilters can buy the goodies to go into the boxes along with the quilts.

To help out contact AHQ at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or check out their blog at for more information. The blog has lots of information including a history, sizing instrucutions and tutorials for making quilts and laundry bags along with plenty of picutures of what has been sent.


SI Canberra Honorary Life Membership - Heather DouglasPrintE-mail
Written by Carol Johnstone  
Friday, 10 April 2015

The tremendous achievements of SI Canberra Inc, now and over the past 60 years, are only made possible by the contribution of its all members working together.  It was a fitting end to the SI Canberra Inc's 60th celebration Cocktail Reception, on Friday 27 March 2015, that the club confered Honorary Life Membership on Heather Douglas to recognise her exceptional contribution to the club and its life.





















SI Canberra Inc celebrates 60 years of servicePrintE-mail
Written by Carol Johnstone  
Friday, 10 April 2015

What a fabulous range of celebrations we had over the 25-29 March 2015 period! From Canberra sightseeing with our Japanes guests, Cocktail Reception, Japanese Cultural and friendship afternoon to morning tea and sausage sizzle lunch. All in all, it was a busy weekend which left all involved proud of our club’s achievements and contribution to improving the lives of women and girls’ here and abroad. We all look forward to continuing and increasing our contribution over the next 10 years and into the future.




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