War Memorial history head booked for Monash dinner
Bookings for the Sir John Monash Lecture and dinner, which will be held November 24 at the Civic Hall, close on November 15.
Guest speaker will be Mr Ashley Ekins, head of the Military History section of the Australian War Memorial.
Tickets for the dinner are $50, which includes a two course meal, with bar available.
Bookings should be made at the Jerilderie office of Murrumbidgee Council.
Students are reminded that entries for the Sir John Monash Education bursary, valued at $2,000, close on Friday, November 10.
Full details of the 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.
Although numbers were down a little for this year’s Jerilderie Flower Show, people came out last Friday to enjoy the lovely weather, the floral displays, and support the organisers and stall holders.
A demonstration on how to make a posy was given by Karen Daniel, and the show was officially opened after lunch by Steve Dalgliesh.
Pre-schoolers and students from the two primary schools entertained with individual items.
Thanks have been expressed to all the wonderful volunteers who help to make the show run so smoothly.
The major winners in the floral categories at the flower show were: Most successful exhibitor – Beth and Roy Champion rose – Joan Blackmore Norma Rankin Memorial prize – Abbey A’Vard
Keith Brew Memorial prize – Harry Sleeman.
The main raffle for the day was won by Merv Adamson, while Joy Sturrock won the Christmas Cake, Lyn Baker took out the produce store raffle, Judy Ryan won the cake stall raffle and the Le Reve gift pack went to Alison Newton.
Winners of the Tidy Towns garden judging were announced at the Flower Show by Ian Sneddon.
Apparently the results were very close. They were:
Best Government Garden – Rural Fire Brigade.
Best Business – Sue Neilen, Fairways B & B.
Best New Garden – Kay Huggins; runnerup was Mick & Pauline Pastuovic.
Most Colourful – Peter & Jill Anthony; runner up was Annette Kelly.
Overall garden – Greg & Carmen Lawton & family; runner-up was Cath Rorato.
Back garden – Ian & Chris Girdwood; runner-up was Annette Kelly.
Tidy Towns members will meet at the Luke Park office tomorrow night, November 2, from 6pm to 7pm. New members are always welcome.
Happy birthday to Ethan Mortlock who was 16 on October 29.
The beautiful three-tiered sponge won by his grandmother at the Flower Show proved to be a delicious birthday cake.
Members of the Hospital Auxiliary are reminded to reply to the invitation to join staff and residents for their Christmas lunch on Wednesday, December 13 by phoning 5888 6700. Please RSVP by December 8.
The November meeting of the auxiliary will be held at Rita & Guy’s Chinese Restaurant at the Sports Club on Thursday, November 23.
Lunch will be at 12.30pm followed by the last auxiliary meeting for the year.
Please advise Judy by November 17 if you will be attending for lunch.
The Jerilderie Lions Calcutta for Melbourne Cup Day will be held at the Sports Club on Monday, November 6.
A courtesy bus will be picking up people without transport, starting at Balmaringa units at 6.30pm.
The draw for horses will be at 7pm followed by the auction. Refreshments and finger food will be available at the club.
Tickets for the calcutta are available in most business houses in town — $2 each or a book of six tickets for $10.
Results from the recent Fishing Club raffle are: Jeremy Barlow, 1; Chris Lee (Victoria), 2; ‘Rolf’ Knight, 3; Cherie Wadeson (Victoria), 4.
Members of the Fishing Club are grateful for all the support received for this and other fundraisers.