Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Nav charity golf day to go ahead this Sunday

- Brush off the golf clubs and do your bit for Navorina Nursing Home this Sunday.

The annual Navorina Golf Fundraisin­g Day will be hosted at the Deniliquin Golf Club, from 11.30am to a midday shotgun start.

The four person ambrose event will see prizes for winners and runners-up, with balls for nearest to the pin on all par 3 courses.

The entry fee is $25, which includes a sausage sizzle lunch, and raffle tickets will be available for $1 each.

Teams must be registered with the Deniliquin Golf Club Pro Shop, on 5881 3333.

As per the NSW Government guidelines regarding vaccinatio­ns, the Deniliquin Golf Club can only host golfers who have been vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated members and guests can play in fours and access the clubhouse as normal, after presenting proof of vaccinatio­n.

Players with only one dose of a vaccine will be restricted to playing in pairs, and will not be able to enter the clubhouse.

Medical exemptions will be accepted, but proof must be presented.

Navorina Auxiliary publicity officer Cheryl Bradley said the golf day is an important fundraiser for the group, last year raising more than $3600.

Navorina Auxiliary president Shirley Willis said paired with other fundraisin­g initiative­s in the last 12 months, the result allowed the group to provide significan­t support to Navorina despite COVID-19 impediment­s in the 2020/2021 year.

‘‘Our Christmas raffle raised $3835, the Easter street stall $3552 and Mother’s Day stall $4173,’’ the recently re-elected auxiliary president said in her report to the September AGM.

‘‘We thank the Deniliquin Golf Club and the sponsors for another successful golf day in 2020, which raised $3612, and Mary and Laurie Dawson for holding a garage sale at their home and raising $3390.

‘‘We also received contributi­ons from the Deniliquin Community Group, Edward River Council and the Deniliquin RSL Club.

‘‘All this has allowed us to purchase two princess chairs (chairs designed specifical­ly to cater for elderly patients or those with special needs or mobility issues) and a high low bed.

‘‘The auxiliary contribute­d $2089 toward the high low bed and $1500 toward a Robot Coupe vitaminise­r, and two special wheel chairs at a cost of $5350 were also purchased.

‘‘The balance of our fundraisin­g will go towards the needs and comfort of the residents of Navorina.’’

Ms Willis took time out at the AGM to thank the committee for all their hard work over the last 12 months, particular­ly while the community was coping with constant changes during the Coronaviru­s pandemic.

The pandemic is still impeding on some activities, with the annual garage sale planned for October 9 postponed because of the COVID-19 situation in Deniliquin. The auxiliary is yet to confirm a new date. For the 2021/2022 financial year, Ms Willis will be supported by Merilyn Jamieson as vice president, Dol Pollard as secretary, Norma Hughes as treasurer and Mrs Bradley as publicity officer.

 ?? ?? ■ Golfer Pauline Sherwin (second from left) with Navorina Auxiliary executive members (from left) Merilyn Jamieson, Cheryl Bradley and Shirley Willis.
■ Golfer Pauline Sherwin (second from left) with Navorina Auxiliary executive members (from left) Merilyn Jamieson, Cheryl Bradley and Shirley Willis.

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