Paramedic entertains our CWA members
KYABRAM Ambulance team leader Amelia Kohn spoke of her experiences since training 11 years ago as a paramedic.
Amelia grew up near Numurkah and attended the local High School, trained in Melbourne and spent time in Shepparton and Swan Hill before coming to Kyabram eight years ago.
The station was then staffed with five but has expanded to 15 full-time staff but covered by 22 in total who work in 12 hour shifts.
Amelia is married with two primary aged boys.
The new ambulance station was built in 2010 and currently has 3 vehicles.
Demands to cover a huge radius around Kyabram sometimes can leave the town without a car which can cause alarm, however there is always help from neighbouring towns made available in the shortest possible time frame.
Advice to those with private health cover, is to check with your provider regarding availability of interstate cover.
At the conclusion of her talk, Amelia was thanked and given a small gift in appreciation.
Members have attended Harston 60th and Rodney branch 50th birthdays, baptist church soiree and manned a successful stall on bush market day.
The final branch craft for 2016 was at Berrie McMillan’s place when bookmarks were made.
All enjoyed a shared lunch culminating with a traditional Christmas pudding thanks to Berrie. Berrie was presented with a small gift in appreciation of her efforts throughout the year.
At Group Craft Polymer, brooches and Christmas fabric wreaths were made.
This day too was followed with a shared lunch among members of other GV West branches.
Since all branch annual general meetings have been completed, sadly both McEwen and Murchison branches have closed due to lack of numbers.
Plans have begun for a Christmas stall at the Kyabram P-12 College Christmas Fair tomorrow, between 5.30 and 7.30pm. Four helpers will attend and sellable items are required.
The branch Christmas dinner is at Jen’s on December 7, starting at 6pm.
Gifts to the value of $5 for exchange and the Christmas bowl appeal will be supported.
Many Christmas goodies were donated by members and will be given to St Vincent’s for distribution near Christmas time.
Sheridan was successful at the Kyabram Show with both entries from the branch winning first prizes.
Several individual awards were gained and stewards.
Sheridan will host the GV West Group annual meeting and conference at St Andrew’s Hall, Kyabram, on February 14, starting at 10am. A shared lunch will be provided.
International Officer Melva Kightly spoke about Denmark, the new country for study for 2017. Copenhagen, the capital, now home of Princess Mary and Hans Christian Anderson. We look forward to further information about this interesting country. others acted as
Competition winners Handmade Christmas card: B McMillan 1, A Roberts 2 and D Napier 2.
Six pieces shortbread: D Napier 1, B Berner 2. Bloom: D Napier 1, M Kightly 2. On behalf of president Ann and members, we extend Christmas greetings to our readers and wish all a happy and safe new year.
I personally wish to thank the Free Press and staff for their loyalty in printing our monthly reports and wish all a safe and happy festive season. We will be back in 2017. Doreen Napier, Secretary Sheridan/Kyabram branch of The Country Women's Association of Victoria.