Auxiliary receives fundraising trophy
At the last meeting of the year for the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary, deputy regional representative Chrissy Ellis gave a report on the recent State Conference of UHA (United Hospital Auxiliaries) held in Bankstown.
She also came home bearing the Andrea Mulligan Trophy for the auxiliary that raised the most money for an MPS (multi purpose service), in 2012.
Jerilderie members were surprised and delighted to win this trophy, which will reside in pride of place in the Jerilderie Community Centre for the next twelve months.
Members were also pleased with the final financial outcome of the November 4 Hospital Fete, which was nearly $6000, thanks to the terrific support of the wider community.
Members are asked to advise Loretta or Sara by December 5, if they will be attending the Christmas luncheon being hosted by the staff at the hospital on December 12, at 11.30am.
The Auxiliary Christmas dinner is being planned at the Colony Inn Hotel for Monday December 10, for members and husbands/partners/friends.
Names for catering purposes to be in to Judy Ryan by December 3, please.
●●● Betty Dale had a wonderful time celebrating her 80th birthday in style.
An early family celebration in Melbourne with most of her family was followed by a private function with around 16 friends, at the Blue Door in Berrigan, on Wednesday November 21.
She was thoroughly spoiled, and enjoyed every moment. Happy birthday to Betty for November 30.
●●● Organisers of the Anglican Christmas Fair were delighted with the support given to the annual event on Friday November 23.
There was a wonderful array of stalls, offering a variety of useful, lovely and unusual gifts, and 115 delicious lunches were served over the day. Winner of the lucky door prize was Chris Ellis, and the enormous Christmas cake was won by Ali Trezise. Thanks have been expressed to everyone who worked or supported the fair, and for past support given.
The hamper raffle will be drawn at the Carol Service on Sunday December 16. Tickets will be on sale outside IGA this Friday.
●●● Just a reminder that nominations for 2013 Citizen of the Year, Junior Citizen of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year awards should be submitted to the Jerilderie Shire by December 3.
●●● Jerilderie Cricket Club 20/20 DDCA cricket match will be played on Saturday December 8 at Monash Park. The under 12s, Jerilderie vs Tocumwal, will play at 9am, followed by two games of Sambo’s Super Slammers vs Hay starting at 1pm. Entry is free, with the canteen, barbecue and bar facilities available.
●●● Jerilderie Public School’s production of ‘Go For Gold’ last Wednesday was a great success, with the dress rehearsal during the day and the evening performance providing a wonderful showcase for so much talent. Congratulations to all the children and teachers for an enjoyable production.
●●● Great to see that Jerilderie Public School won the ‘Great Wall of Dairy’ competition, in which other district schools participated. The winning banner will be on display at the school over the next few weeks.
●●● On Tuesday November 20, the children and staff at St Joseph’s school had a fun day to mark Universal Children’s Day.
Students organised their own novel stalls, and showed off their talents in the Talent Quest, helping to raise money for the Missions.
Parents were invited to participate in the fun on the day, and dads cooked the sausage sizzle provided.
All the students were invited to wear clothes indicating the occupation they would like to follow when they grow up, with some clever and amusing results.
Chrissy Ellis (right) accepts the Andrea Mulligan Trophy on behalf of the MPS Auxiliary from Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health Melinda Pavey.