Grafton VIEW Club president Faye Stone and new member Barbara Hickman.
Grafton VIEW Club president Faye Stone and new member Barbara Hickman.

Group guide: Mid North Coast



PRESIDENT Faye welcomed members to the August meeting, with a special presentation to new member, Barbara Hickman, of her membership badge and she was officially welcomed her to our club.

Guest speakers for the month were Sue Chapel and Narelle Saunders from the local SES who spoke on spontaneous volunteering and corporate volunteering, encouraging members to consider being a spontaneous volunteer, some jobs being taking photos, helping remove debris caused by flood and fire, and logistical support. It was very interesting learning how the SES helps other emergency services. During the month members attended a Soup and Crusty Bread Day at the Christ Church Cathedral hall.

Our thanks to Vorna and Margaret for providing a beautiful meal, with much fun and laughter. Members are gearing up for our 52nd birthday which will be held on Friday, November 1, at Grafton District Services Club at 10.30am. Tickets are $30 and available at the Hope Chest in Prince St. There will be entertainment, raffles, tombolas, lucky door prizes and even crowning our own Jacaranda Queen and Princesses.

Get a group together and join us on this fun day. Or just come along and make new friends. The daytime meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 10.30am at Grafton District Services Club, Mary St, Grafton. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a lovely lunch, friendship and entertainment. At the same time you will be making a huge difference in the lives of disadvantaged students. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 24, with guest speaker physiotherapist, Brett Sahlqvist.

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.


Coffs City

OUR next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25, at the Cavanbah Centre Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, at 9.45am for 10am. The guest speaker will be Margaret Cameron the manager of the Coffs Harbour Bunker Cartoon Gallery. Morning tea will follow the guest speaker. This club is a friendly mixed-gender club and visitors and new members are always welcome.

For further information, phone Brian on 07 5619 2484.


WE ARE a group of women who meet every Friday at 10.30am for fun and exercise while dancing. We all move around to the best of our ability and dance as individuals to rock, jazz, blues, etc. We are based at Grafton RSL Club, Mary St but visit several Aged Care homes every month to entertain the residents who join us on the floor if they can or sing, clap or keep time to our music with rattles, tambourines and so on. There is no charge and we get such pleasure from it all we would welcome any other women (or men) to join us. If you want to keep fit with fun at the same time.

Phone Jackie on 02 6642 2284 before 5pm.


OUR club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 1pm in a meeting room at the Cex Club Coffs Harbour. We plan a day trip each month and 2-3 times each year we plan a 3-5-7-day trip away together. Do you like to travel, get out of the house and meet new people, perhaps this is for you. Come and join in. All welcome.

For more, phone Gwen on 0266537151 or Betty on 0414 666 685.

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