Recently several members of the Lower Clarence Laurel Club enjoyed the Friendship Day held at the Casino RSM Club.
About ninety members from clubs all over the region attended and were welcomed by club president, Robyn Spruce.During morning tea musical entertainment was provided by ‘Mike’s Minstrels’ whose choice of popular songs had some of the ladies up on their feet dancing. Casino mayor, Robert Mustow, also welcomed everyone and referred to the problems caused by the recent drought, bushfires and floods.
After lunch, Alan Maclean gave a very interesting Powerpoint presentation about his early life and adventures when he travelled out west in primitive conditions to visit his uncle.
It was announced that next year’s Friendship Day will be held at Ballina.
At the meeting on May 17 members were told that the Traveland Mystery Trip has been organised for Monday September 6 and were advised to use their government travel vouchers to pay for it. The vouchers must be taken to Traveland by the end of June.
Members of the public can be invited to come in order to fill the bus.
Legatee Wendy pointed out that the roll of presidents in Legacy House needs updating.
Unfortunately, the planned guest speaker could not attend but at the next meeting on June 21 the speaker will be John Hogg from the Home Aids business. This will also be the last official meeting due to falling numbers and the difficulty of filling executive positions. In future, social friendship meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month. The first of these will be on July 19 at Iluka, making use of the ferry to get there.