Record Woody lun­cheon

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Mar­i­anne Whe­lan

The Woody Mo­tors Can­cer Coun­cil Lun­cheon held last Fri­day was a great suc­cess with a new record of $5,500 be­ing raised.

There were 170 meals served and 15 happy raf­fle prize win­ners left with a big smile.

A big thank you to ev­ery­one who helped in any way with raf­fle do­na­tions, cook­ing and help­ing set up the room, and also to the work­ers in the kitchen and most im­por­tantly the com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing the day.

Satur­day, June 17 is the Ber­ri­gan Foot­ballers Ball held at the clu­b­rooms start­ing at 7pm.

The theme for the evening is Roar­ing Twen­ties and a great night is ex­pected.

To­day is the last day of Ro­tary Bowel Scan month. Kits are $15 and avail­able from the chemist.

The United Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iaries held its May meet­ing on Mon­day last week.

Af­ter gen­eral busi­ness was dis­cussed, mem­bers were treated to a talk from en­rolled nurse Jin­ish about In­dia and tra­di­tions sur­round­ing mar­riage in this coun­try.

Jin­ish and his wife have their first baby due in six weeks and they have fam­ily com­ing to Aus­tralia for this spe­cial time.

When fin­ished his talk, Jin­ish was pre­sented with a small gift from the UHA.

Awards were then pre­sented by spe­cial guest Chris El­lis to the mem­bers with many years of ser­vice.

Ten year badges went to Betty Bur­wood, Les­lie Fankhauser, Ma­rine Dal­gleish, Rene Graham and Ma­rine Steer.

A 25 year cer­tifi­cate was awarded to Jill Ed­wards, a 30 year badge went to Mar­jorie Atkin­son, and 50 years of ser­vice to UHA pres­i­dent Mar­ion Dick­ens.

Fol­low­ing this was a lovely af­ter­noon tea.

The next meet­ing is June 26 at 2pm at the Madill Cen­tre. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

The UHA street stall on Thurs­day raised $543 and the win­ner of the trailer load of wood was Clare Har­vey.

The UHA would like to thank the Lions Club for the do­na­tion of the wood, and a spe­cial thanks to Joe and Steve for the sup­ply of bread and sausages and the IGA venue. Thank you also to the peo­ple of Ber­ri­gan for once again sup­port­ing the Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary.

Ber­ri­gan Con­ser­va­tion and Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee in­vite you to join them this Sun­day for a work­ing bee. Peo­ple are asked to meet at the Car­a­van Park rest stop at 9am, weather per­mit­ting.

Morn­ing tea will be served af­ter the clean-up, about 11am.

Please note the change of venue for the next Tidy Towns meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, June 14 at 7pm is the Ber­ri­gan Golf and Bowl­ing Club. All wel­come.

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