RUOK DAY: Cook Alicia Nye, dressed as a yellow fairy (standing), with Fay Mueck and Lola Miller (seated).
RUOK DAY: Cook Alicia Nye, dressed as a yellow fairy (standing), with Fay Mueck and Lola Miller (seated). cONTRIBUTED

Community notices


HELLO readers, to enable us to respond to your request for publication of more Community Notices, we ask that you keep your notices short and to the point (100 word maximum). If you would like to submit a photo please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi of peoples faces and nice and bright. Club notices deadline for the next issue is October 12, 2016. Inquires to Nicky or Chris via email communitynotes@seniors


THE Duke Street Extension will be closed to traffic on Monday, September 26, for the completion of works.

Traffic controllers and signs will be in place, as motorists and pedestrians are asked to follow their directions.

The Duke Street extension is due to finish in mid-November, weather permitting.


NORTH Coast Porcelain Painters Annual Porcelain Art Exhibition is on until Sunday, October 2, at the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, Hardacre St, Coffs Harbour. The 16th Annual Porcelain Art Exhibition will feature members' hand painted work in a range of different styles, using traditional to modern techniques. The exhibition is open from 10am to 3pm each day until October 2.

Items on display, and for sale, include large to small plates, coffee mugs, vases, dishes, and much more.

North Coast Porcelain Painters meet monthly at the Botanic Gardens for a workshop and new members or interested people are welcome to attend.

If you interested, or would like more information about the exhibition, workshop dates or group, call Maxine on 041964266 or email



COFFS Day VIEW Club will celebrate 49 years as part of The Smith Family on October 11 at the Coffs Ex Services, from 11am.

Formed in 1967, the Coffs Day Club was the first on the mid-north coast with clubs in Sawtell, Bonville Boambee, Korora, Woolgoolga Day and Evening, Urunga, Coffs Evening and Nambucca all being formed in the years between.

Visitors are welcome to join us on the celebration, call Anne on 66513622, by October 6 to book.


KORORA VIEW Club Will celebrate 23 years on Tuesday, October 4.

Come along and help celebrate at Coffs Ex Services Club at 11am.

It will be a fun get together with lunch and fashion parade.

For bookings and more information please call 66537078.


RESIDENTS and staff at Taloumbi Garden Villages, Coffs Harbour, took part in RUOK day on September 8.

Residents had an afternoon chatting and eating, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


WITH 126 members attending, David Thomson was elected president at Grafton U3A's annual general meeting in August.

David Abrahams and Maree Burrows received presentations acknowledging their years of service on the committee and life membership was awarded to Vreni Voigt.

Our guitar, ukulele and Good Vibes singing group provided entertainment as well as a recital from Dorothy Hillis of the Creative Writing group.

For more information, visit www.grafton.u3anet., or call secretary Carole Cairns on 66424615, or email secretary@grafton.


NOMINATIONS are open for the 2016 Grace Roberts Community Development Awards.

Previous winner Reuben Robinson has no doubt of the importance of the Awards for the local Aboriginal and wider community - and is calling for people to nominate now.

"A lot of our people contribute so much to the greater benefit of the whole of Coffs Harbour and it's so great we can put them up there on a pedestal for something that they think is so minor, but has achieved so much,” he says.

Coffs Harbour City Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee will host the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards Presentation Night at Pacific Bay Novotel Resort on Saturday, October 22.

This year there are three nomination categories, including Community Worker of the Year, Community Organisation of the Year, and the Grace Roberts Community Development Award.

Nominations close on September 30.


ELAINE Broadfoot might be 83 years of age and a little restricted in her computer skills, but that didn't stop her making a successful application on behalf of the Grafton Gem Club for funding from the Clarence Valley Council's Community Initiatives Program.

The club is one of 47 not-for-profit community groups who were successful with their applications for assistance from the program in the latest round, and Elaine said her club could not have been happier.

"It is only the second grant for the club,” she said.

"At our monthly meeting, I held the announcement until the last item of correspondence. The committee and club members were surprised and gave me a round of applause.”

Another surprise was the help she got making her funding application, with the council's community projects officer arriving on a bicycle to offer assistance.

"I think it is just wonderful that the community projects officer is preserving the environment by making at-home appointments on her bicycle,” she said.

"I really appreciated the assistance. The club will definitely be applying to the community initiatives program again and would like to thank council for making funds available for non-profit organisations.”

The Gem Club meets Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am-4pm in the club shed next to The Barn, Grafton Showgrounds. New members welcome to come along, especially young people.

Contact Elaine on 66435659 or email

Any not-for-profit organisations or individuals wanting more information on funding opportunities through the Community Initiatives Program are welcome to contact the community projects officer by email to sammy.lovejoy@clarence. or telephone 66420957.

The next funding round opens on September 1, 2016, for projects/initiatives from mid December 2016 to June 30, 2017.


ACCESSIBLE outdoor event We Care Day on October 8 is the newest offering from innovative Coffs Harbour based non-profit organisation Community Care Options.

Community Care Options has won a raft of awards for its refreshing approach to assistance and inclusion.

It won seven of the 20 categories in the Coffs Coast's Sunny's Business Awards, including the Business of the Year award and the special judges' Young Executive award for CEO Debra Ryan.

Ms Ryan was recently described by a former colleague as vivacious and charismatic.

Community Care Options took out the Sunny's awards for Employer of Choice; Business Leader of the Year; Excellence in Business Ethics; Community Services and the Achieve Anything Award. The government-funded, community-based organisation has 175 staff providing personal services for more than 2000 people each year, allowing them to remain independently in their own homes and as community members. Clients include aged people; carers; those leaving hospital; people with dementia; those with disabilities and financially disadvantaged people in the Nambucca, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour local government areas. The service has proved agile and adaptable, supporting people to make and maintain community connections through a range of value added programs and activities.


COFFS Harbour Reserve Naming and Memorial Policy Council is seeking comment from the community on the proposal to name the park at the Nana Glen Sportsground, Nana Glen after Mr Len Towells as Len Towells Oval.

Mr Towells was a long term resident of Nana Glen and throughout his life made an outstanding contribution to club cricket in the Orara Valley.

Submission must be in writing and addressed to the general manager, or email coffs.council @chcc.nsw. by close of business September 28 2016.

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