Grenfell meeting of Probus opened at 10.15am on a very pleasant day.
Last month's minutes were read by our secretary for the day.
Ruth McKellar followed the minutes with the correspondence.
The treasurers report was read by Brian McDonald reporting cash of 59 members for the day.
Please take note that the Probus news is now published in the Wednesday paper of the week before the meeting.
Country Club quote for the December meeting on December 9 at 12-12.30 has a subsidy of $12 for lunch.
At the end of business we settled down to listen to Mark McLeich.
We went on a very interesting journey on the Kokoda Track, Port Moresby and the cemetery.
When Mark was finished he, and the TV operator, were presented with a gift in appreciation.
Meeting closed at 12.05pm.
Next Meeting November 18.
Morning Tea Roster - Meg Makin, Barbara Bean, Helen Watt, Judy Mitton.
Door Roster - Meg Makin, Barbara Bean.
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants of Grenfell
The Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Grenfell Branch members are asked to please note our next meeting will be at 11am Wednesday November 13 at the Melyra Street meeting room.
All members are encouraged to try to attend this meeting.
Everybody welcome feel free to come and join us if you have an hour to spare.
We back head office in their campaigns for better deals for the older generation.
Margaret. Ph 63431237.
Gunyah Craft Shop news
At Gunyah Craft Shop's last meeting it was decided to donate $500 to Drought Aid as our farmers are in need of as much help as we can contribute.
All members and contributors of the Gunyah Craft Shop are welcome and invited to attend the meeting at the shop on Wednesday November 13 at 1.30pm.
This will be our Christmas get together after a quick meeting, can members please bring a small plate of goodies to share for afternoon tea.
Christmas will be here soon and we have a variety of items at reasonable prices that are suitable gifts for all ages.
Paintings by a local artist have been marked down to half price.
Hand made shopping bags to replace the plastic, there are various sizes.
Quite a few mens gifts and beautiful dolls clothes and knitted animals for your little girls and boys.
Home cooked Christmas Cakes will be available after November 13. For the busy parents, we help by having a good variety of home cooked jams, pickles, cakes biscuits and slices. As always we have fresh eggs and seasonal produce.
Please feel free to come in and browse. We open seven days a week, please note we now have a new phone no. 0497 118 456.
Senior Citizens Welfare Committee
The October meeting of the Grenfell Senior Citizen's Welfare Committee took place with President Dennis chairing the meeting with 13 members present and two apologies.
During September we held another very successful Drum Muster with over 2000 drums received.
President Dennis is negotiating a project manager for the new development in Parkes Street.
A discussion was also had regarding changes to the Tenancy Agreements.
A working bee will take place to remove a tree at the Forbes Street Units.
There is a one bedroom unit still vacant at the George Street Units. If anyone is interested please contact Glenice on 6343 1326.
We will be holding a street stall on November 22 and any goods would be most appreciated.
Our last meeting for the year will be held on November 26 and we will finish the night with a light supper.
Champion bush poets to visit region's primary schools
Former Australian champion bush poets will visit a number of schools across the region this month and November.
Champion yarnspinners Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary will host sessions at 15 primary schools and give 22 presentations between October 21 and November 1.
Ted Webber of the Wombat Bush Poets helped organised the initiative. He said it's an opportunity for schools to promote learning through poetry.
"Poetry promotes aspects of history, literature, creative writing and performance," he said.
The Wombat Bush Poets organise and present poetry for the annual National Cherry Festival Sunday morning breakfast. Mr Webber hopes the school visits boosts participation this year.
"It could have a flow on effect to National Cherry Festival as the project could lead to individual students or school groups showcasing their creativity during Wombat Bush Poets festival on the Sunday morning," Mr Webber said.
Schools from Young, Bribbaree, Boorowa, Jugiong, Koorawatha, Maimuru, Monteagle, Murringo, Murrumburrah, Rye Park, Wombat plus Greenethorpe, Stockinbingal and Wallendbeen are participating. Each session will between 45 and 60 minutes. Two public concerts are also scheduled.
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