There were fourteen members and four Legatees present at the recent meeting of the Lower Clarence Laurel Club.
A warm welcome back was given to Elizabeth Wallace who has had heart surgery to implant a pacemaker. She thanked everyone for their cards and good wishes.
At the suggestion of President Marie it was decided to cease having Spinners at each meeting and replace them with a raffle with three prizes to be organised by the president.
Elsie Balfour told the meeting about the work done by her scientist son-in-law to rid Norfolk Island of its rats and make it safe again for the birds.
The Annual General Meeting followed, beginning with a report by President Marie. She thanked the committee for their work and all members for their friendship then gave a brief summary of the guest speakers and activities undertaken during the year. Legatee Margaret Bailey took the chair for the election of officers, with the following results: president – Marie Young; secretary – Ann Richards; assistant – Maggie Combley; treasurer – Lee Small; assistant – Elizabeth Wallace; publicity – Maggie Combley. All were elected unopposed.
The next meeting will be held on Monday August 19 when the guest speaker will be Gus Young who will speak and answer questions on the NBN.