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Elaine Stephenson and President Faye Stone cut the Christmas cake. Image: contributed.

Grafton VIEW Club celebrates Christmas

Grafton VIEW Christmas celebrations were held at the Grafton District Services Club on Tuesday November 24. Around the brightly decorated tables members sat, ready to celebrate and enjoy the final meeting for 2020.

A tasty homemade Christmas cake was cut by Elaine Stephenson and President Faye Stone. The special cake was shared and savoured by the members.

Several lucky door prizes were won, and the raffle prize went to Sandra Simpson.

Instead of a guest speaker this month, several members spoke about happenings within their lifetime. Norma Merlino spoke about the war years, and how her father had built an air raid shelter under the house. Sandra Simpson had everyone rolling with laughter with her stories about night duty in the nursing wards. Joyce Campbell told rewarding stories of her experience in Special Schools. Finally, Helen Cashel read a funny poem about lack of rest and sleep in hospital.

The next social outing will be held at the Crown Hotel for a lunch, overlooking the beautiful Clarence River, on Tuesday January 19 at midday.

The first meeting for 2021 will be held at the Grafton District Services Club, Mary Street on Tuesday February 23, commencing at 10.30am.

We truly believe that supporting a child’s education through VIEW is the best way to help break the cycle of disadvantage, and impact on generations to come. You can help by simply coming along to VIEW Club meetings to enjoy a meal with entertainment, which is usually an interesting and motivated guest speaker. At the same time, you can make new friends and renew the old ones.

You are warmly invited to please come along and join us for the first meeting for 2021. Simply ring Vorna at 6642 4719, no later than the Friday before the meeting for catering purposes.

Members who are unable to attend, please remember to phone Vorna.

Jeanette Calvi