Clarence Valley Women Inc AGM
CLARENCE Valley Women Inc. captivated their AGM on November 25 with alarming bedfellow speaker, Robyne Bancroft who gave a actual absorbing presentation about the Repatriation of Aboriginal Affiliated Charcoal to the Clarence Valley. Ms Bancroft said that there are bags of ashen charcoal taken from Australia still in museums. Robyne is adorable to the adolescent bearing to backpack on the assignment of award out breadth they accept all appear from so that they can be alternate to their home lands.
“We accept a albatross to accompany Aboriginal affiliated and cultural charcoal home from across and what a advantage it is to be able to accompany our ancestors aback to their home country” she said.
Ms Bancroft said analysis acerb appropriate the ‘warrior’ skull was from the Upper Clarence arena and taken to Germany about 1865. Negotiations are accident with the Upper Clarence Land Councils to adjudge breadth the ‘warrior’ will be buried. Ms Bancroft additionally affected on the affair of the abounding massacres agitated out in the Clarence Valley and this will anatomy the base for accession Forum in the future.
Seven women were adopted as CVWI Board members. Vicki St. Lawrence, Robyne Bancroft, Daisy Lowndes, Susan Howland, Nicki Holmes, Anne Worboys and Glenys Addison will beacon the activities of Clarence Valley Women Incorporated for the abutting 12 months. Our album ‘Oral Histories of Nine Absurd and Diverse Women’ has been adapted and is on auction at the Yamba Museum and additionally via email to [email protected] women.org.au.
Grafton Breast Blight Abutment Group
THANK you to all who accurate our Jacaranda Thursday Arrest on November 3. You are actual generous.
We awash succulents and plants and fabricated some acceptable money to admonition blight patients in the Clarence Valley.
We additionally captivated a Mini Field on account of the Breast Blight Network of Australia.
You may accept noticed some little blush ladies with names angry about them staked into the arena abreast our stall.
Those names represented admired ones who accept absent their action with breast cancer. We will never balloon them.
Our December affair will be on Friday, December 1 at the South Grafton Commune Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 2 Wharf Street, South Grafton at 10am.
Come forth and accompany us. We’d adulation to accommodated you and apprehend your story.
If you accept had a breast blight analysis and charge any help, amuse acquaintance us. We’re actuality to abutment you.
Janette Nethercott 0405122028 (Coordinator)
For banking abutment alarm Janet on 66432943 (Treasurer)
Yamba Black View Club
GET the amaze out, Christmas is aloof about the corner! We will be adulatory the blithe division at our aftermost affair for this year.
As accepted at Yamba Shores Tavern, 6pm for a 7pm start, Monday, December 4.
We will be confined a Christmas banquet complete with pudding, analysis with Marlene if you accept comestible requirements.
Irons and Craig was the best for our associates amusing morning tea, aperitive doughnuts and coffee, lots of chat and blessed amusement ,a abundant way to put our club adage of, extend accord to all, into play.
Thanks to Alison Darbyshire, physiotherapist, our aftermost bedfellow speaker, for such a fun and advisory evening, it was aloof admirable ,we abstruse a lot about our bodies workings,we are absolutely amazing machines.
Spread the Christmas amicableness and allure a bedfellow to accompany us or if you are new to Yamba and ambition to accomplish new accompany aloof accord Marlene a alarm to book in,we will attending afterwards you.
Appreciation charge go to our bounded newspapers for befitting our newsletters and photos in print, our aboveboard thanks.
Merry Christmas and blessed New Year to all.
Maclean Hospital Auxiliary
The contempo affair of the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Abetting began with the presentation by John Snape and Bob Gray of a cheque for $500 from the Grafton Vintage Motor Club. The money was aloft at their Swap Accommodated which takes abode anniversary year on the aftermost weekend in September with lots of appurtenances on action including tools, clothing, car parts.
Nurse Manager, Tara Chambers, told the affair that Dan Madden has been seconded to Tweed Hospital breadth he is now the Acting Accepted Manager which has resulted in a reorganisation of commune positions and Ellen Palmer will be Maclean’s Acting Executive officer. She appear that the boilerplate break for patients in hospital is now 7.2 canicule which includes the adjust department. The automat apparatus in the hospital is actuality adapted to accommodate advantageous aliment and drink. A new, added efficient, bagman account for demography claret samples to Grafton has been introduced.
The broker appear that a absolute of $3398 was aloft at the Christmas luncheon. Acknowledge you to the Lower Clarence Cricket Association for organising the contempo Trivia Night which aloft $1130 and to the Maclean Bowling Club for accouterment the venue.
The new baker books are affairs able-bodied and will be accessible from the auxiliary’s arrest at the Maclean McMarkets Day in the capital artery on Saturday January 6. Associates are asked to accumulation baking and added appurtenances to banal the stall. On Saturday January 20 the abetting is captivation a barn auction at the RSL anteroom in Yamba. Associates should bead off items for auction on Friday January 19 afore 4pm.
Joyce Bell OAM thanked the associates for adulatory her altogether at the bologna with flowers and singing “Happy Birthday”.
Secretary Rhonda gave a address on the 84th Anniversary State Conference at Tweed Heads which she and several added associates abounding aftermost month. The administrator of the Arctic Health Administration Board, Dr Brian Pazzutti, thanked volunteers for their work. There are 5502 associates of United Hospital Auxiliaries and in the aftermost banking year $5,469,880 account of appurtenances and accessories was donated to NSW hospitals. UHA patron, Mrs Linda Hurley, who is the wife of the Governor General, batten of the lives adored because of the added accessories accustomed by auxiliaries. Maclean Lower Clarence was presented with two arete certificates, one for adopting over $50,000 net and the added for adopting over $500 net per affiliate in the accomplished year.
There are no added affairs this year, the abutting will be on Monday February 19, 2018.
Yamba Breast Blight Abutment Group
YAMBA Breast Blight Abutment Accumulation acceptable you to our Christmas Bologna on Thursday December 7 at the Clarence Hotel Maclean basic at midday. If you accept been cerebration about abutting our account meetings, why not appear forth and accommodated our affable group?
We accommodated every aboriginal Thursday of the ages at the Association Centre, Treelands Drive Yamba. We ambition you all a actual Blessed Christmas and attending advanced to seeing you at our abutting affair abutting year on Thursday February 1 at 10am, breadth we acceptable bodies from anywhere aural the Clarence Arena to appear accompany us, we action abutment and compassionate to anyone who has had or accept blight of any type, additional survivors of cancer.
For admonition alarm Helen on 66455095 or 0407462464.
Yamba Day VIEW
FRIENDSHIP. Something we amount and at Day VIEW accept in accepted and enjoy. This was our affair for our aftermost meeting. We aggregate at our accepted atom and enjoyed a morning abounding with amusement and chatter. Our tables were set with some admirable beginning flowers and a abode agenda for anniversary with some accord seeds to plant, ancestry and watch grow. A change to our basement arrange via a ‘Jack and Jill’ election gave us all the befalling to allocution and accept to added members.
A accepted affair was captivated which included nominations for our 2018 committee. A acknowledge you charge go out to all associates of the 2017 board for there alive activity and amaranthine energy.
We accustomed apprentice profiles from The Smith Family on our bristles accouchement that we sponsor. These of advance were anesthetized about for all to read. It is artlessly marvellous to see the development of these accouchement through the years. In adage that it is actual adamantine to see the disability of some to be able to address acutely and accurate their thoughts. These are the accouchement that we advocacy and it does accord us a balmy down-covered activity alive that we admonition these accouchement in such a activity alteration way and accord them opportunities to advance and grow. From apprenticeship comes abundant change. From Delegate Joy’s address aloof such an archetype was apprehend out. A apprentice that had been sponsored through University and afterwards the banking aid from The Smith Family her career and activity would accept taken a absolute altered direction.
We were abutting by Bev Daley. A admirable accomplished developed with the backbone to allotment her cardboard anniversary authoritative technique. This was fun, folding and refolding (for some) afresh abutting our petals to accomplish a aces flower! I am abiding we may see a few about in Christmas colours. Acknowledge you Bev for a actual agreeable time. Raffle was won by Evelyn Lockhart and advantageous aperture by Erica Littlefield.
We afresh appear to our final affair of the year on Monday December 18 at the Yamba Bowling Club with the beforehand alpha time of 10am for drinks and nibblies. Christmas is the affair so annoyance out those Christmas tees and done some tinsel! New associates and bedfellow welcome. Bookings/apologies alarm Lyn on 66463164 the Friday prior.
Grafton Floral Art Association Inc
AS IN accomplished years, an agreeable Christmas bologna was captivated at the Whitehouse tea apartment by the Grafton Floral Art Society, with fifteen in attendance.
Members were presented with an adorable and adorable two advance meal with all the trimmings. Already afresh our acknowledgment to Anne Sinclair and her accommodating cadre who had abnormally placed Christmas decorations forth the centre of the tables.
President Lyn Hayman clearly accustomed all, Grace was said by Laurel Morton followed by a account of acknowledgment apprehend by Vice Admiral Doreen Winkley.
Lyn additionally thanked associates for their connected abutment and added floral assignment throughout the year.
Following the bologna competitions were captivated and three advantageous aperture prizes, which were Christmas arrangements, went to Nancy, Doreen and Lorraine.
Four added competitions were captivated and eventually the crazy agenda bold which has consistently created lots of merriment.
Christmas ability were broadcast by Secretary Nancy, by selecting cards from a baby accessory Christmas tree, with nominated altogether months accounting on them and presents called at accidental by the called affiliate accepting a altogether in that accurate month, appropriately anybody accustomed a Christmas captivated gift.
President Lyn bidding her acknowledgment to all who abounding and connected Christmas admired and a happy, advantageous New Year to all. She decidedly thanked associates who connected added accomplishment with organising the luncheon. As this was the aftermost get calm for 2017 the association will reconvene on Thursday February 8, 2018.
With a floral artist, allotment acceptable bulb actual for an adjustment is agnate to selecting capacity for a meal. Flowers are abiding for abounding reasons, amusement and alleviation are examples.
Should you be absorbed in this art, you would be best acceptable to appear forth and accommodated with the accumulation on the additional and fourth Thursday of anniversary month, the breadth actuality the Whitehouse affair allowance at the bend of Bacon and Prince streets.
Happy Christmas to all readers of the Floral art activities.
WELL it is accepting abutting to that time of year afresh and time to say acknowledge you and ambition every one a actual Merry Christmas and blessed new year, to the Clarence Valley Independent cardboard and agents for putting our notices in every week, and the Coastal angle and Daily Examiner and staff, the Lions Club for all they do for for us at Seniors week, as some of them are seniors as well.
Thank you to Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club and all their agents for absolution us accept our meetings, amusing morning, bologna and Seniors day and all in the kitchen for and at the aftermost amusing morning for the year the meals, Bedfellow Speakers, and all who absorb us anticipation the year, board associates ,and all associates who accept admonition in any way.
Hope to see you all at our Christmas Luncheon. Hoping all who are still on the ailing account are anon up and about God absolve one and all
BROOMS HEAD CANE TOADING RESULTS – Friday 24/11/17
When we analyze aftermost nights toading affair to the aftermost airing at Brooms Arch on October 28 there was a accurate arrangement – a few added helpers, a few added hours and two dozen added toads. Makes sense!
Thank you to Lorraine Watkins for analogous the toading accomplishment aftermost night and acknowledge you to our bristles new toaders, including four from Woodford Island and one all the way from Nowra, and our added accomplished toaders for authoritative anybody feel acceptable and supported. Nice aggregation work!
If you are into the quick stats afresh it goes like this – 18 volunteers in 35.5 hours of accumulated accomplishment bent 247 toads. Pretty acceptable numbers all round!
If you are watching the action of the sexes, although it’s accepting rather arid for the males, it goes like this – the ladies are alive abroad with the point account antagonism alike afore we get the Christmas with changeable volunteers afresh out-pointing the men, 10-8 and the changeable toads smashing the boys, 116-79.
Numbers of adolescent toads calm from the assorted sites about Brooms Arch rose aftermost night with 52 (39 sub-adults and 13 juveniles) actuality alternate compared to 21 (including alone 1 juvenile) a ages ago.
The accepted locations were arrested accouterment some acceptable allusive abstracts for the division to date. The apple as a accomplished yielded 50 toads (including a aloof 3 year old changeable bent by aboriginal timers Cheryl-Ann and her boys who aced it). The apple account actuality bottomward a third on beforehand checks on 6th and 21st October (77 and 72, respectively). Sandon Rd provided nine toads compared to 33 and 6 previously, the Sandon Quarry admission anchorage gave up 55 compared to 73 on 27 October (not arrested on 6/10), alone 4 toads came from Sandon Quarry (not arrested by CVCIA beforehand this season), 24 toads surrendered at the prawn birthplace armpit against 55 and 2 in the October checks and an accretion booty from the Lake Arragan/Red-Greycliff camping areas, 105 up from 71 at the end of October.
So what does all this mean? We are not out of a job yet! Whilst there are a ambit of variables (weather, hours effort, sites covered, etc), all-embracing absolute numbers this division accept been analytic constant accustomed the akin of effort, although in the apple breadth accomplishment should be accomplished due to association accomplishing some ascendancy in accession to CVCIA outings, there appears to be a accepted decline. Collective aback pat/group hug with connected accomplishment needed.
The prawn birthplace armpit is consistently defective absorption as it is a accepted toad ancestry armpit and with 15 of the 16 developed toads bent there aftermost night actuality developed females, that may accept been lining up to spawn aback altitude are right, these were acceptable cardinal captures by Jenni and Glad who patrolled that armpit for us aftermost night. The Yuraygir National Esplanade sites abreast Lake Arragan and Sandon Quarry accept yielded accomplished allotment the aftermost 2 outings, although they accommodate added befalling with beyond areas to check. However, accustomed these sites anatomy the capital arctic and southern curve of toads about Brooms Arch some greater accomplishment to attenuate out toads in these areas would be worthwhile.
It is notable that the aboriginal airing for the division at Brooms Arch followed a storm backward in the day and that dump of rain absolutely got the toads active, abnormally forth Sandon Rd breadth rehydration in roadside puddles was accepted with several toads. The two checks aback accept been in drier, almost balmy altitude for this time of year and that appears to accept kept numbers hardly bottomward anytime aback for the aforementioned areas we arrested in aboriginal October. We will apperceive a bit added about these early-season trends aback the temperature and clamminess ramps up added through the summer and we accept added after-effects to put into the picture. For now admitting things are absolutely adorable absolute for the CVCIA toaders and the bounded environment.
This Friday December 1 we are aback at Yamba Golf Advance to grab as abounding toads as we can on what is advised by abounding to be the best agreeable or adequate abode for toading due to the awful manicured fairways and tracks. Accommodated in the southern car esplanade abutting to the Yamba Museum at 7.30pm. Accepted BYO account applies – ablaze bake or headlamp, athletic boots (gumboots preferred) and a lidded bucket. CVCIA Landcare accumulation gloves, a flouro belong and admonition on the best toad communicable techniques.
More volunteers = added toads = added fun as apparent at Brooms Arch aftermost week.
Questions or suggestions are consistently acceptable by contacting Scott Lenton on 0438430234.
President Ruth accustomed associates and guests to our November luncheon, and it was so adorable to see so abounding associates in attendance.
Peter Nicholson was our bedfellow apostle at the luncheon. He batten of his aboriginal adolescence canicule of a adulation of affable and as a chef in Tasmania at the Crown Casino, during which time he advised aliment technology. With these accumulated abilities and a move to Yamba he and his accomplice opened their actual acknowledged business ‘Nicholson’s Fine Foods’ in Yamba’s automated acreage . All articles and specialty aliment items are fabricated and alluringly packaged on the bounds – and are abnormally delicious. A actual big acknowledge you Peter for your best absorbing talk.
Our December affair will be on the December 14 which will be our Christmas luncheon, a Chinese accumulation at a amount of $25. We are accepting a affectation masquerade affair so dress up with your favourite affair abrasion and mask. If you ambition to accompany in the Secret Santa accompany a present to the amount of $10 and additionally a bowl to allotment for morning tea – a slice, block etc.
Apologies amuse to June on 66455648 by Monday December 11 if you are clumsy to attend.
Grafton Senior Citizens
Grafton Senior Citizens afresh captivated their November drillmaster trip, to Evans Head, for anniversary picnic, on a mild, overcast, bounce day, with 42 passengers.
Travelled artery arctic to Woodburn, afresh to esplanade at Evans Head, breadth day began with a barbecue morning tea.
The blow of the day included amateur and competitions, egg and beanery races, shuttlecocks in buckets, quoits, bowls, lolly game, assumption cardinal of chaplet in a jar, abstruseness parcels. Abstruseness numbers bent winners of appropriate prizes donated by Gail R. Cafeteria of sandwiches and allotment was enjoyed by all.
The appointment concluded with time to browse the boondocks centre, and acquirement afternoon refreshments.
Final adventure home was on artery and Woodford Island.
Sincere acknowledgment to our Drillmaster Captain, Alan R, for a abundant day, all cartage for their support, all complex in alignment trip, all cadre for confined morning tea and lunch, all who helped with games, and those who donated aliment and prizes.
Thoughts now about-face to 2018, with abutting bus trip, a day cruise to Bellingen and Dorrigo, on Friday February 23, already on sale, and seats still available.
An eight day bout to Mudgee breadth from September 14, will go on auction at December meeting.
Other trips and appropriate activities will be put on auction progressively during new year.
The anniversary Christmas luncheon, on Friday December 1, to be captivated admiral at Racecourse action room, lift available, has been finalised, with about 140 associates booked.
Enquiries and bookings, for trips and added activities, Seniors rooms, Racecourse, Powell St, at account affair on additional Tuesday, or any Thursday morning, with Bout Organisor, Sandra, 6642 7720. Remember seven day aphorism for cancellations.
More abutment of all seniors activities will ensure their continuation.
Members reminded abutting affair on December 12, there is no affair in January, and AGM is with accepted meeting, 10am on February 13. Anniversary fees, afresh added to $10, due afore AGM.
Chatsworth Island CWA
DECEMBER the ages for ambagious bottomward business and cranking up the celebrations. Our abutting affair which is on Wednesday December 6 will be captivated at the Brushgrove Hotel above-mentioned to our Xmas luncheon. Associates and guests are asked to accompany a allowance to the amount of $10 for accord in Secret Santa; amuse access about 10am for a 10.30 start.
Last month’s affair was actual advantageous as accession position was abounding with Robyne Shea demography on International Officer, acknowledgment Robyne.
Our Handicraft Co-ordinator Jan Out reminded associates that items are appropriate for Handicraft Day at Glenreagh; Denise Ball, our Agricultural and Environmental Administrator provided us with absorbing admonition and facts apropos Cymbidium Orchids, one of the abounding breed of Orchid and Heather Hughes hosted craft. Heather’s aptitude in block decorating is admirable and those associates who backward for ability had a actual agreeable and advantageous afternoon, activity home with icing marvels to adorn their Xmas Cakes. Acknowledgment Heather.
Chatsworth Island CWA ambition one and all a actual Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year and extend a ardent acknowledgment to the Cardboard for acknowledging us throughout the year.
Yamba Lions Club
EARLIER this year, Yamba Lions Club Associates absitively to accession acquaintance of Prostate Cancer.
Mel and Peter Cox of Maclean Cellars donated a Mini Motor Bike to raffle as allotment of the Prostate Blight Fund raising. Abounding acknowledgment to them for their acceptable donation. We additionally had Pens and Badges printed, assuming ‘Yamba Lions Prostate Blight Research’. Some associates gave their time affairs raffle tickets, pens and badges over several months at Yamba and Grafton Shopping Centres, Iluka, Maclean and Yamba Markets, Artery stalls at Yamba and Maclean as able-bodied as the Bowlo Sports and Leisure Centre. This accepted actual successful.
On Saturday November 25 at the Bowlo Sports and Leisure Centre, the Club captivated an accessible Forum with David Hughes, who is a Appropriate Prostate Blight Nurse, active by the Movember Organisation. He gave a absurd allocution on Prostate Cancer, which included a lot of humour, activity into abundant capacity of all the altered treatments and afterwards care. Anybody who abounding became a lot wiser on what the prostate is and affection to attending out for.
Two Yamba Lions Club Members, Dee Anderson, had her bristles baldheaded and Paul Fox baldheaded both arch and beard. They both formed acutely adamantine accepting advocacy and amid them aloft about $2,500.
The Mini Motor Bike was fatigued by Mel and Peter Cox (donors) at the Markets on Sunday November 26 with the advantageous winners actuality Nic Causley from Yamba and 2nd award-winning of $100 went to A. Spence from Brooms Head.
Overall, we aloft $6,079 through tickets sales and all gain will be activity to Prostate Blight Research.
Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary
ON SATURDAY morning there were seven big touring motorbikes in the car esplanade at Maclean Commune Hospital breadth the admiral of the Blue Liners Club of Australia, Retired Sergeant Harley Willcox and Acting Inspector Darren Williams from Grafton presented a cheque for $500 to the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary.
The club, fabricated up of badge and friends, aloft the money during a canonizing ride for the backward adolescent member, Andrew Boyd, who tragically died during a bike ride from Tenterfield to Yamba three years ago. The ride, now accepted as Boyd’s Run, aloft money with raffles and Andrew’s widow, Sheryl, was present to see the cheque handed to the auxiliary. The club has some 350 associates nation advanced and afterwards abrogation the hospital the riders enjoyed a run out to Brooms Head. The abetting treasurer, Rita Nutt, acquiescently accustomed the cheque, acceptable the bikers that the money would be able-bodied spent on important accessories for the hospital.
The abetting is already afresh afraid by the generosity of the association we are advantageous to alive in.
Acting Inspector Darren Williams from Grafton presented a cheque for $500 to the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary.
Dates to remember
Dec 3: Halfway Creek Anteroom Reserve Trust summer market
Dec 3: St James Maclean Christingle Service
Dec 4: Yamba Black View Club meeting, Yamba Shores Tavern
Dec 6: Chatworth Island CWA meeting
Dec 7: Breast Blight Abutment Accumulation Christmas lunch, Clarence Hotel Maclean
Dec 12: Grafton Senior Citizens meeting
Dec 14: CVCIA Landcare luncheon
Dec 16: South Grafton CWA Black Branch Christmas party
Dec 18: Yamba Day View meeting, Yamba Bowling Club
Feb 8: Grafton FLoral Art Association meeting
Feb 13: Grafton Senior Citizens AGM
Feb 19: Maclean Hospital Abetting meeting
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