Group Guide: Coffs and Clarence
WE WERE pleased to welcome students from William Bayldon School at our monthly meeting on September 13. The recently formed debating team presented their views on the topic of whether school uniforms should be compulsory. This was the first time the team had presented in front of an audience but after some initial nerves, they were able to present interesting views on the topic.
GRAFTON SENIOR CITIZENS
WE RECENTLY completed an eight-day coach tour to the Mudgee area, with 42 passengers, taking in tourist attractions in Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, Rylstone, Hill End and Sofala. Day trips to Eungai Creek Buffalo in October and annual picnic at Brooms Head in November will complete bus trips for this year. Annual Christmas luncheon, including entertainment, in December has just gone on sale and it is expected over 100 will book for this popular event. Plans for 2019 trips and special activities are currently being considered and will progressively go on sale. Regular weekly activities continue. Members are encouraged to support all these activities to ensure their continuation. Phone Sandra on 0417 464 946.
BOWRA REGIONAL WRITERS' EXPO
MEET local authors, book signings, workshops, second hand book sale, raffle and refreshments. From 9am-4pm on Sunday, November 18 at Pioneer Community Centre, 70 High Street, Bowraville. New parts of the event include poetry, songs and book readings on the pub veranda - spaces available if you'd like to participate. Phone (02) 6564 7908 or 0400 828 471. Email bowra.writers.expo @gmail.com.
THIS a new online space and app for the local community to find out what's on, join a group, or access events and services. During the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan consultation, people were very keen to have an easy-to-use online platform to support the Community Vision of being "connected, sustainable and thriving". MyCoffs Connect is an easy platform for community groups and service providers to list their details and also create and manage events. We want MyCoffs Connect to become the place to go locally to join a group, find a service or discover what's on. MyCoffs Connect Directory, mycoffsconnect.com is available both online and via the Access My Community app and is free of charge to community members, groups and service providers. If you are part of a community group or a service provider, go to mycoffsconnect.com, create a login, list your group or service and get your events in the diary and become a part of this online directory.
THE Probus Club of Coffs City Inc will hold its October meeting on Wednesday, October 24 at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour at 9.30am for 10am. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Bananacoast Credit Union speaking on scams in the community. Morning tea will follow the speaker. This is a friendly mixed group and visitors and new members are always welcome. Phone Brian on (02) 5619 2484.