Town’s health service fundraiser
Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary members hope there will be a strong turnout this Sunday to support the special fundraiser for our local health service.
Brochures have been distributed around town and hopefully every household and business has received the information about the family day of golf and bowls.
To be held at the Sports Club from 9am, bowls will start around noon.
There will also be experts in both golf and bowls to help if you feel a little apprehensive about your capabilities.
Teams and individuals should register with the Sports Club on 5886 1445 by this Friday.
The cost for golf is $30 a team for a team of four, and bowls is $5 per person.
There are lots of interesting trophies to be won, and a continuous raffle will run throughout the day with many prizes.
Thank to those individuals and businesses who have donated goods thus far.
Members are reminded any raffle tickets, sold or unsold, should please be returned to Judy before Sunday.
Lions will be manning their food caravan and drinks will be provided by golf club members. Tea and coffee will be available for a $2 donation in the clubhouse from start of the day, while an extra $2 will get you a scone or slice.
Your support will be appreciated for this event, which is being run to help provide extra care and comfort for the residents and patients at the Jerilderie Health Service.
This Sunday is going to be a busy day in Jerilderie.
The Jerilderie Fishing Club will hold its annual Kids’ Fishing Competition at Lake Jerilderie, starting at 11am.
The event is bring your own gear and bait, and there will be a free barbecue, lots of prizes, and a casting competition.
The day will end at 1pm with the presentation of prizes.
Contact Andrew Bell at the Jerilderie Bakery for more information, or just turn up at 11am on Sunday.
Sympathy is extended to Kath Ferguson and her family following the death of Kath’s husband Gordon last week.
Sympathy, too, to Polly and Adrian Fisher following the recent death of Polly’s mother, Heather Mohr, in Berrigan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Malcolm Buddle and his family, following the death on Saturday of Malcolm’s wife Denise, in the Jerilderie Health Service.
The Hospital Auxiliary members are holding their last Blumes fashion showing for the year tomorrow.
Featuring spring-summer wear, the display will be at the Community Centre, kicking off with morning tea at 10am. Entry is $5 per person, with a lucky door prize and raffle.
Jerilderie Tennis Club’s Pre-harvest Friday night tennis competition will start this Friday, October 13 and will run for about four to six weeks.
Players 16 years of age and over are invited to contact Carmen Lawton on 0427 242 148 to express their interest.
The Sir John Monash Lecture and dinner is coming up on November 24 and will feature guest speaker Ashley Ekins.
Set to start at 6.30pm at the Civic Hall, Mr Ekins is head of the Military History section of the Australian War Memorial, where he has worked as a military historian for more than 27 years.
Mr Ekins specialises in the history of the First World War, and will speak on ‘General Sir John Monash, Master of the Battlefield — an Appreciation’.
Tickets for the dinner are $50, which includes a two course meal, with drinks available.
Bookings should be made at the Jerilderie office of Murrumbidgee Council by November 15.
Entries for the Sir John Monash Education bursary, valued at $2,000, close on Friday, November 10.
Applicants should submit an essay on the subject ‘Depend upon it, the only hope for Australia is the ballot box and an educated electorate’.
Full details of the quote, and bursary application requirements, can be found on Council’s website – www.murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au.
The winner will be announced at the dinner on November 24.
A big welcome to Constable Ben Williams and his wife Brooke, who arrived in Jerilderie on September 21.
Ben and Brooke come from Sydney and are enjoying the wide open spaces of Jerilderie and surrounds.
Ben has been familiarising himself with police work in the region, under the guidance of the local/regional constabulary.
Brooke is a singer-songwriter, has experience in radio, and is also a consultant for Rodan & Fields skin care products.
The young couple are looking forward to getting to know the people of our community.
They experienced half of the Jerilderie Gold Cup meeting, and met many people on that rather warm and windy day.
latest volunteer rosters for the Vinnies shop up until Christmas are now available to be collected from the shop. If dates don’t suit, please try to change with someone else on the roster.
Jerilderie Catholic Women’s League members held their annual general meeting in the meeting room at the Colony Inn last Thursday, followed by lunch.
Executive positions remain unchanged with Mary Tinkler re-elected as president, Lucy Sweeney and Libby Coughlan as vice presidents, Chris Ellis, secretary, and Judy Ryan, treasurer and publicity.
Members welcomed Marion Skehan and Kathleen Winch from Corowa as guests, and a lively meeting was enjoyed by all attending.
Members of Catholic Women’s League will be holding a pre-Christmas raffle on Friday, December 1.
The Colony Inn Hotel had a busy morning last Thursday.
Apart from the Catholic Women’s League meeting at 11am, 10 ladies enjoyed the first of many high teas to be served at the hotel on the first Thursday of the month.
If the left-overs sampled (by invitation) by departing CWL members were any indication, participants of further high teas will be in for a treat.
Tidy Towns members are getting busy as the weather improves.
Yesterday they provided the sausage sizzle for the Wetland Wonders tour, at 5.30pm, and tomorrow there will be a working bee at 5pm to freshen up the areas around Luke Park, the Bush Tucker trail and Horgan’s walk.
With the Jerilderie Flower Show coming up on Friday, October 27, garden judging will be taking place around Jerilderie up until October 21.
Categories this year are best overall garden, best new garden, most colourful garden, best business garden, best government garden and best back yard garden (by appointment).
If you would like your back garden included, please contact Ian Sneddon on 5886 1750 or Sadie Herrick on 5886 1771.
Last weekend Ross and Irene Wells, former Jerilderie residents Tim and Aerial Arnott and Michael and Carolyn Kettlewell and their family gathered at Merricks General Wine Store on Westernport Bay.
The occasion was a triple 70th birthday celebration for Michael Kettlewell and his two sisters, Annie and Pat.
A luncheon was enjoyed by around 120 guests in beautiful weather and among convivial company.
Sunday, October 15, is a special Sunday for the Anglican Church folk as we are having an outing to The Conargo Winery and Museum.
If anyone wants to join us please contact Irene Wells by phoning 5886 1223 as we need to book in for lunch which will cost $20.
We will be having a simple church service at the winery and there will not be a service at the Church in Jerilderie on this day.