Community News

President Faye Stone (left) and new member Barbara Hickman. Image: contributed

Grafton VIEW Club

President Faye welcomed members to the August meeting, with a special presentation to new member, Barbara Hickman, with her membership badge and officially welcomed her to our Club.

Guest speakers for the month were Sue Chapel and Narelle Saunders from the local SES who spoke on spontaneous volunteering and corporate volunteering, encouraging members to consider being a spontaneous volunteer, some jobs being taking photos, helping remove debris caused by floods, fire and logistic support. It was very interesting learning how the SES assists other emergency services.

During the month members attended a Soup and Crusty Bread Day at the Christ Church Cathedral hall; our thanks to Vorna and Margaret for providing a beautiful meal, with much fun and laughter.

Members are gearing up for our 52nd birthday which will be held on Friday November 1 at the Grafton District Services Club commencing at 10.30am. Tickets are available at the Hope Chest in Prince Street, cost $30. There will be entertainment, raffles, tombolas, lucky door prizes and even crowning our own Jacaranda Queen and Princesses. Get a group together and join us on this fun day.  Or just come along and make new friends.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday September 24, with guest speaker Brett Sahlqvist, physiotherapist.

Please contact Vorna on 6642 4719 if unable to attend meeting for catering purposes or if you are interested in attending any of our meetings.

Helen Smith