So­cial group puts fun in fundrais­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Jaycettes group was orig­i­nally formed in 1969 by the wives of the then-Mun­dub­bera Jaycees men’s group.

The women de­cided if the men could have a so­cial group, so could the ladies.

Mun­dub­bera Jaycettes pres­i­dent De­bra Kim­ber said it was a group of about 20 lo­cal ladies who aimed to en­joy each other’s company while rais­ing much-needed funds to ben­e­fit lo­cals and peo­ple abroad.

“Apart from our own fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, we are of­ten kept busy help­ing other lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and char­i­ties with their vol­un­teers,” Ms Kim­ber said.

“We work with World Vi­sion to spon­sor a child, which is very re­ward­ing for all our mem­bers.”

Char­i­ties and in­di­vid­u­als in need of as­sis­tance of­ten call on the Jaycettes to help.

Mun­dub­bera Jaycettes has also pro­duced a cal­en­dar for 2015 and there are not many left for sale.

The cal­en­dar was the brain­child of past pres­i­dent Julie Mauger, who in 2013 started plan­ning for the pro­duc­tion.

Lo­cal herb grower and Jaycettes mem­ber Lor­raine Maskell took the pho­tos and gave her time to the cause.

All pro­ceeds from the sale of the cal­en­dar will go di­rectly to CareFight, a res­cue ser­vice that is al­ways look­ing for as­sis­tance – as we are so de­pen­dent on their as­sis­tance.

The pub­li­ca­tion is for sale through­out Mun­dub­bera.

Monthly meet­ings are held at the homes of mem­bers and the main fo­cus is food and friend­ship.

Ask your lo­cal mem­bers how you can join and where the cal­en­dar can be bought or phone Chris­tine at Burns Drap­ery on 4165 4472.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

CAL­EN­DARS: Chris­tine Vi­cary and De­bra Kim­ber.

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