Group guide: Mid North Coast
OUR president Faye welcomed 20 members to the May meeting, with a special welcome to new member, Barbara Hickman and visitor Beverly Craigie. Guest speaker, Simon Trevitt from Pollack Greening & Hampshire, discussed with members the real cost of homemade wills and will awareness for seniors.
Members have been busy gathering garments for our annual clothing run to be sent to head office via The Smith Family shop in Coffs Harbour. Members are also being involved in the People's Choice Community Lottery this year.
Eight members volunteered for the recent Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Grafton VIEW and the Grafton District Services Club. This month also saw members joining their sister club, Urunga, at Bellingen, UHA Mother's Day morning tea, Maclean VIEW's 41st birthday, Urunga's 28th birthday, Woolgoolga Day's 35th birthday and PWA annual friendship morning. A very busy and enjoyable month.
VIEW Clubs of Australia will be holding its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee in 2020 and they are looking for interesting stores from members. A reminder to bring these along to our June meeting.
Guest speaker for our meeting June 25 will be Karen Filewood who will speak on Shipwrecks on the Clarence.
Phone Vorna on 02 6642 4719 if unable to attend meeting for catering purposes or if you are interested in attending any of our meetings.
GRAFTON SENIOR CITIZENS
WE RECENTLY held a successful soup and games day. More recently, a full coach group did a most enjoyable day trip to Scotts Head, where lunch was enjoyed at local bowling club. There was sight seeing to Urunga, Valla Beach, Nambucca Heads, Stuarts Point en route. A pie and pea day is planned for mid-June, followed by a day bus trip to a mystery venue late June. A members barbecue is also planned for latter half of July.
New members always welcome and all inquiries with publicity officer Sandra on 02 6642 7720.
Port Macquarie Hastings
SENIORS in the Port Macquarie Hastings district are enjoying the many courses and social activities on offer at our U3A branch.
U3A is short for University of the Third Age, a worldwide organisation dedicated to people in their "Third Age", or retirement years. This is generally the time when seniors are now free to enjoy opportunities for learning new things, enjoy their passions for hobbies and other creative activities, and embrace fun, social interactions with like-minded people. U3A plays an important role in breaking down loneliness and isolation among older people in our community.
Seniors in the Port Macquarie Hastings Districts are warmly invited to join us. Term 3 courses/activities begin July 22. Check our website for updates for Term 3: pmhu3a.org.au. Location: The U3A Centre, Lochinvar Place, Port Macquarie.
Phone 02 6584 4192. Office hours are 9.30am- 3.30pm weekdays.