Our branch held a very successful cake stall at the Bunning’s Country & Western Fun Day in their car park last weekend. Thank you to Bunning’s for this opportunity and the Grafton community for supporting our stall.
July is AGM time and we held our meeting at Legacy House on July 18. President Maureen welcomed members and guests from other community organisations as well as Bernadette Daley from Telecross in Lismore and Helen Kliendienst from Red Cross Emergency Support. Our long term Patrons Shirley and John Adams sent their apologies but we welcomed Patron Bob McFarlane and wife Lesley as well as Denise from our Legacy office.
Woolgoolga members David and Annette Dodsworth attended to read the report from Judy Jackson, our Zone 3 representative who sent an apology. David also presided over the election of executive for the coming year.
Election resulted as follows: President – Maureen McLennan; Vice Presidents – Marlene Carey and June Evans; Secretary – Barb Green; Assistant Secretary – Janice Balenzuela; Treasurer – Pat Sharman; Publicity – Barb Green.
Maureen presented her report and highlighted the functions held during the past 12 months to raise funds for the continuing work of Red Cross in Australia and overseas. Bernadette Daley spoke of the work of Telecross and Telechat and the valuable contribution they make to the elderly and vulnerable people in our community. More volunteers are always needed for this great service.
Helen reported that the Clarence area has not had an emergency for 3 years but training is continuing and hoped to be able to build on the 26 members already available for activation.
Members and guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at the end of the meeting.