Our Newsletter: The Southern Yarn
Staying in touch with things down under is one of the functions of the Down Under Club of Winnipeg.
In addition to contributions from many club members, editor Charlie Powell gleans the web and other sources for tidbits of information that might slip through the cracks of the usual sources, then prints them in our newsletter, The Southern Yarn.
Below are issues of our newsletter in PDF format. They differ from the printed version in that they are in color and may contain additional pages of information and photos that did not fit in the print version. To view them you require the Acrobat Reader software that runs on almost any computer system and can be downloaded free from Adobe.
Members of the DUCW receive their copies by email, or regular mail on fabulous yellow paper! Learn more about becoming a member.
This year’s issues of The Southern Yarn,…
- December 2018 – January 2019
- October November 2018
- August September 2018
- June 2018 (no July issue)
- (no May issue in 2018)
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
The 2013 issues of the Southern Yarn will be combined into a single big PDF next, so check them out above before they get archived into one file.
The 2012 issues of The Southern yarn have been combined into a single big (10.5 Mb) PDF file. You can download the 2012 Yarn collection here (be patient) and then scroll through 89 pages. Paper copies of back issues are available from the club, and we have a few of the previous years on disk as well.
Submit a story
We welcome contributions of all kinds to our monthly issue of The Southern Yarn, as long as they are related to club activities or interests pertaining to ‘Down Under’ themes.
- We will edit your piece for length and content.
- We can’t guarantee we will be able to fit it into the newsletter, but we’ll do our best.
- It’s all the news that fits into print, or all the news that is fit to print.
There are several ways for you to send us a story:
- write it up as an email message and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- drop off with any club executive member
- send it through the postal system to
Stn Main PO Box 1655, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3C 2Z6
The type of content we enjoy receiving from members and contributors includes:
- kids items
- member updates
- news items
- music, book and film reviews
EDITOR: Charlie Powell writes and researches the bulk of the content for the website and our monthly newsletter, The Southern Yarn.
Tel: 1-204-275-7083 • email: email@example.com
DESIGNER: Brian Hydesmith designs and manages the website and our newsletter. He is a graphic designer (Hydesmith Communications), located in Winnipeg. • Tel: 1-204-487-0067
We would like to acknowledge the members of our club along with many web sites that have provided us with excellent material for our site. We also thank Jenny Gates for her many years of work as Editor for The Yarn. Please review our links page for reference to extensive list of sites we refer to. We welcome your feedback in keeping this site current, accurate, interesting and useful.