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Grafton Senior Citizens

Grafton Senior Citizens recently held their February meeting, with attendance 67 and apologies 17.

Birthday wishes to those celebrating during month. Best wishes to anyone on sick list, including Dot Jones. Sincere sympathy to Jean & John Mitchell, following the passing of John’s brother.

There was no guest speaker due to the annual meeting. Welcome to new members, Glenda Davis and Sandy McInnes.

Correspondence in: a magazine from Westpac helicopter; account for Post Office box; invitation from the Whiddon group for their AGM on March 16. Correspondence out: sympathy card to John & Jean Mitchell; get well card to Dot Jones; letters to new members.

General business: latest NSW & North Coast seniors papers available; reminder that annual fees are now due; purchase of defibrilator to take on trips to be investigated; tickets for the barbecue to be held on May 11 are now on sale.

The first bus trip for year was successful, although numbers were down.

The next bus trip to Glen Innes & Emmaville on 27 March 27 to view mine museum, still has spare seats.

Tickets for the day trip, on May 22 to the Coffs Harbour Clog Barn, Botanic Gardens, and Big Banana have just gone on sale, and there are still has spare seats.

The eight day tour to Moree, St George, Charleville, Roma, Toowoomba has spare seats due to cancellations.

Expressions of interest still being taken for a possible trip to the Daniel O’Donnell show on Sunday, August 30.

Comments were made on new scams, with members warned to be wary; mention made aware of solar rebates available.

A letter of thanks is to be sent to the retiring committee.

Enquiries on activities, trips and memberships, can be made with publicity officer Sandra on 6642 7720.

Competition winners: J. Hawkins; C. Lancaster; K. Whiteman; Y. Chard; J. Clapham; B. Doggett.

With Corona virus (Covid 19), seniors hope to continue activities as normal, but this could change in future. At present a bus trip on March 27 and a meeting at 10.30am on Tuesday April 14 will proceed.

Sandra Connelly

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