INCOMING COMMITTEE: Helen Cashel, Jeanette Calvi, Betty Caldwell, Faye Stone, Elaine Stephenson, Vorna Cooper, Sandra Simpson and Suzanne Gibson from Grafton VIEW club.
INCOMING COMMITTEE: Helen Cashel, Jeanette Calvi, Betty Caldwell, Faye Stone, Elaine Stephenson, Vorna Cooper, Sandra Simpson and Suzanne Gibson from Grafton VIEW club.

Group guide: Coffs and Clarence


WE RECENTLY held an open day for Senior Citizens Week and a very successful bus trip to the Daniel O'Donnell stage show at Twin Towns. Next bus trip is to The Farm, Byron Bay, on April 5, with seats still available.

More activities and trips will be organised after the March AGM, and will be put on sale progressively.

New members are always welcome. Phone publicity officer Sandra on 02 6642 7720 for more information.




Coffs City Inc.

OUR next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour at 9.45am for 10am. At the conclusion of the meeting a thumbnail sketch will be presented by one of our members. Morning tea and the AGM will then follow. This is a very friendly mixed gender club and visitors and new members are always welcome.

For further information, phone Brian on 02 5619 2484.



HERE is an offer you can't refuse. How would you like to take up an opportunity to support children in need? Grafton VIEW Club is on the lookout for women whose New Year resolution is to improve their social life and give back to the community. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and& Education of Women. It is one of Australia's leading women's volunteer organisations and supports the education of disadvantaged children through its charitable fundraising. Grafton VIEW Club is part of a network of over 300 clubs around Australia. Joining our VIEW Club is the perfect opportunity to meet regularly with other like-minded women, establish new friendships and help children in need. At the February AGM meeting a new committee was established. Elizabeth Birch, the NM03 Zone Counsellor, announced the incoming committee and the new office bearers read out the club pledge. The Zone Counsellor then read the code of conduct to members.

The office bearers are: President Faye Stone, vice president Betty Caldwell, secretary Helen E. Smith, assistant secretary Vorna Cooper, treasurer Helen Cashel, assistant treasurer Elaine Stephenson, delegate Helen Cashel, program officer Sandra Simpson, program officer 2 Suzanne Gibson, publicity officer Jeanette Calvi, lavender lady Merrille Trill, who will take over the position from Helen A. Smith after March 19. Badges were distributed by the Zone Counsellor, and a photo taken of the incoming committee. The raffle was won by Suzanne Gibson, and lucky door prize went to Barbara Franks, a new member. Following this, Betty Caldwell read some inspiring lines from the club Thought Book.

All are welcome to come along to our friendly March meeting. The guest speakers, Francis Keane and his wife, Narelle, will spark up some adventure for you in sharing their experiences on the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea. So enjoy the satisfaction of making new friendships at a yummy luncheon, and sit back to listen and become part of a great adventure.

This interesting meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at Grafton District Services Club, Mary St, Grafton commencing at 10.30am. Enter this into your diary and come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

Please phone Vorna for catering purposes on 02 6642 4719.


JOIN us on Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1 at Macksville Railway Station. Plans are in full swing to celebrate 100 years of the sixth link from Kempsey to Macksville. Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum are hosting a two-day history celebration and we are seeking anyone with information of former station masters or assistant SM, or railway workers from the early days, or any photographs or memorabilia at all to help in the town's celebration. From 10am-2pm on Sunday, June 30, a book launch of 100 Years of Macksville Railway will be included. Phone Leanne Welsh on 0407 682 179 or Geoff Minett on 02 6568 1265 or email macksville

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