Adult Girl Guides ready to explore our great city
VICTORIAN members of the Australian Trefoil Guild, an adult section of Girl Guides, will gather in Wangaratta today and tomorrow for their annual conference.
They will have an informal dinner tonight at the Quality Gateway Hotel, featuring a welcome to Wangaratta by mayor Ken Clarke and a comic performance by Judi Walker.
Members will attend the Remembrance Day memorial service at the Cenotaph tomorrow at 11am.
Tours of local attractions including the Wangaratta Art Gallery, the museum and the Wangaratta Cathedral will be offered throughout the day.
A formal dinner again at the Quality Gateway Hotel will close the conference, where Northeast Health Wangaratta chief executive officer Margaret Bennett will be guest speaker.
Victorian Trefoil Guild Adviser and Wangaratta resident, Rhonda Wiedemann, wanted to show members the beauty of Wangaratta during the conference.
AN elderly Wangaratta couple outwitted a phone scammer posing as a Telstra employee on Monday evening.
Leading Senior Constable Lucy Smith of Wangaratta police said the couple received a call around 5.30pm by a man who claimed there was a problem with their bank account.
“He said something like ‘I’m from Telstra and we may have accidentally overdrawn some money from your account - please tell us your bank details so we can reimburse you’,” she said.
“The woman refused to give her bank details and the caller instantly hung up.”
Lead Sen Const Smith urged locals to be careful of scammers, especially those targeting vulnerable people in the Wangaratta community.
To report a suspicious phone call, contact Wangaratta police on 5723 0888 or visit www.scamwatch.gov.au/.
Alternatively, call the hotline on 1300 795 995.