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Lower Clarence Laurel Club

At last month’s meeting of the Lower Clarence Laurel Club there were thirteen members and four Legatees present.

President Marie Young thanked those who had attended the celebration and remembrance of Norma Pascoe’s life. It is sad to report that member Gwen Roberts, who had recently become a resident in Caroona Nursing Home, has passed away.

The movie day organised by Legacy was well attended. The movie shown was “Ride Like a Girl” which everyone enjoyed.

It was announced that the Legacy Christmas lunch will be held at Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club on Monday November 25.

The guest speaker was Susan Howland who won this year’s Citizen of the Year Award for her contribution to the community as an advocate for mental health and women’s wellbeing.. She works roughly twenty hours a week in a volunteer capacity on several health service committees and mental health in particular. At present she is co-chair of Our Healthy Clarence committee which is working to improve mental health and wellbeing by providing mental health training for community members. Anyone wishing to get involved should email or phone 6640 3800. Susan is also a founding member and president of Clarence Valley Women Inc (CVWI) , an organisation devoted to developing and promoting the roles and opportunities for women. They hold about four events a year and sponsor the Women’s Health Clinic which provides services and organises a Wellbeing Day each year in May.

The raffle was won by E Balfour, A Richards and F Stephens.

The next meeting will be on Monday November 18 which will be the Christmas lunch and the last meeting for the year.

Maggie Combley