Our April meeting was held at the Sawtell RSL Club on
Tuesday 17 April. The meeting was chaired by Vice Chairman Garry
Heskett in the absence of Ian Hodges. In attendance were Bev Clancy,
Jack & Betty Grebert, Hedley & Barbara Gleave, Louise Cluley, Doug
Tysoe, Bob Jones, Greg & Pat Seale, Deidre Mcleod, Betty Lyne, Peg
Wilmott, Ellie Moffit, Tony and Shelia Brown, Remington White, Bill
Scotcher, Laura Spencer, Garry Heskett. There were 20 Apologies.
Even though our numbers were down we had an
enjoyable day with fine food and cool drinks had by all.
Unfortunately a number of our members are currently on sick report.
Don Lewis Bob O’Brien, Arthur Pearce and John Wilkinson who is now
in Coffs Haven Nursing Home and would welcome visitors. The meeting
was informed that Elaine Cross, wife of Les, had passed away. Our
prayers and thoughts are with Les and the family at this sad time.
Recently I presented some Veterans Certificate to
two off our more senior members. Bruce Bell and Arthur Pearce.
Congratulations on receiving your OBE’s (Over bloody eighty). Our
next meeting will be a Christmas in July, held in June. That should
confuse a few of our members. It will also be our AGM and I am
hopeful that members will nominate for positions within our branch
to ensure the future of the Coffs Harbour Branch.
Arthur Pearce was also presented with his OBE at
the Masonic Nursing Home, Raleigh.
Any members passing through Coffs are more than
welcome to join us at one of our meetings and lunch. Contact Ian
Hodges on 0414943628.
Cheers & Beers
Ian Hodges OAM