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(l-r front) Yamba Seniors foundation and still active life member Coralie Bantoft, Yamba Seniors president Shirley Drum and Joy Lauder (Yamba Lions); (l-r back) Yamba Lions president and Yamba Seniors patron Ian Lauder, Yamba Bowling Club manager Phil Boughton, Yamba Seniors life member Norm Greenup, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis, Yamba Bowling Club president Tom Kelso and Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson. Image: Fran Dowsett.

Yamba Seniors celebrate 30 years; new members wanted

(l-r front) Yamba Seniors foundation and still active life member Coralie Bantoft, Yamba Seniors president Shirley Drum and Joy Lauder (Yamba Lions); (l-r back) Yamba Lions president and Yamba Seniors patron Ian Lauder, Yamba Bowling Club manager Phil Boughton, Yamba Seniors life member Norm Greenup, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis, Yamba Bowling Club president Tom Kelso and Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson. Image: Fran Dowsett.
(l-r front) Yamba Seniors foundation and still active life member Coralie Bantoft, Yamba Seniors president Shirley Drum and Joy Lauder (Yamba Lions); (l-r back) Yamba Lions president and Yamba Seniors patron Ian Lauder, Yamba Bowling Club manager Phil Boughton, Yamba Seniors life member Norm Greenup, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis, Yamba Bowling Club president Tom Kelso and Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson. Image: Fran Dowsett.

 

Yamba Seniors’ members celebrated their 30th birthday at the Yamba Bowling club last week.
However, the longstanding community group is appealing for new blood to join as the existing membership ages.
“It’s got to the stage where we don’t have the people to take on official roles,” said president Shirley Drum, who has worn the president’s ‘hat’ for the past 12 or so years.
“I’m getting too old, but I still love it. Our secretary, who has done more than her share, cannot continue and we have no one to take her place.
“Any senior, 50 and over, is welcome.”
The group meets once a month on the last Friday of each month at 9.30am and social mornings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9.15am for hoi and carpet bowls.
“We have two outings to Twin Towns each year and other little day trips around the place for lunch, etcetera,” Shirley said.
“We’re having a big day on October 11 when we’ll be hosting seniors groups from Grafton to Murwillumbah.”
Shirley had high praise for the Yamba Bowling Club, which provides the venue free of charge, and the Yamba Lions, which took care of catering at the state seniors day held in April and provides general support.
“If we didn’t have Yamba Lions to help out we couldn’t exist,” Shirley said, “and the bowling club’s generosity, too.”
Contact Shirley Drum on 6646 2112 for more information.

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