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Yamba Evening VIEW dinner

On April 4, President Karen welcomed 36 members and nine guests, including our member and Zone Councillor, Anne Dinham, also Mr Geoffrey Beresford APM, guest speaker for the night and his wife Joanne. We have had quite a few ladies on our sick list and Welfare Officer Yvonne has been making sure they know we are thinking of them. Our membership continues to grow, with five new ladies this year, we look forward to sharing enjoyment and friendship with you. The Smith Family has been awarded the 2016 SIMNA award, for Excellence in Social Impact Measurement, at the Think Outcomes Conference. This award is a wonderful accolade and a testament to the rigour of their approach, in measuring the efficacy, of the Learning for Life Program. Today with our support there are 34,000 disadvantaged young Australians, being helped to achieve educationally, through this program. We are proud to announce that we will now, sponsor four students, with one of them Joel, successfully completing Year 10. Vice President Elizabeth, introduced guest speaker Geoffrey, retired Detective Chief Superintendent, and Director of Serious-Crime-State Crime Command. Geoffrey had us on the edge of our seat, as he talked us through one of his homicide investigations. With shear dogged hard work, intertwined with intuition and putting the facts together, they were able to bring the perpetrator to justice, job well done. We would like to thank Sgt. Darren Williams for the very apt items that set the scene for Geoffrey’s talk. The social event for April was on the 14th when 18 ladies gathered at the Marina Café, I have it on good authority that conversation and laughter was the order of the morning… hang the housework. Our next dinner meeting will be on the 2nd of May, if you need to advise, email or phone Marlene on 6645 8721, by Friday the 29th. Guest speaker for the evening will be Katie Vincent-Clayton. Katie, a Clarence Valley woman, was in senior management in the public service, until events happened, that sent her in another direction. She now works as a consultant and alongside her husband on their macadamia farm. Remember ladies you are welcome to come along and try Evening VIEW it may be for you. Marg Mahe