Group donation a big Help for school
St Joseph’s Primary School principal Veronica Braybon would like to extend a huge thank you to the Finley Community Help Group for the kind donation given to the school recently.
Each year this voluntary group contributes $2000, which is used to subsidise the cost of excursions.
This year, the school has sent students to Bendigo and Ballarat to explore our nation’s history and how the gold rush era impacted Australia’s growth.
Last Thursday, the Year K/1 class headed off to Altina Wildlife Park to meet some of the worlds most amazing animals.
The students, families and staff of St. Joseph’s appreciate the support of the community in many wonderful ways.
Finley Regional Christian Men’s Fellowship will once again be hosting a dinner meeting, with politician John Anderson appearing as guest speaker.
John began his political career in 1989 and served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the rural-based National Party of Australia from July 1999 to July 2005.
An invitation is extended to all men in the local and surrounding communities to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Finley RS Club on Monday, July 25.
Those attending are asked to be there by 6.30pm for 7pm sitting.
Cost is a donation and bookings are essential. Call John Everingham on 0407 830 030 or Ben on 0459 830 239.
This is a great opportunity to hear from a very informative speaker while enjoying the company of existing friends and meeting new people.
Please RSVP by Monday, July 18.
Well known local identity Betty Bevan was saddened by the passing of her son-inlaw Terry Whelan recently.
Terry is the husband of Betty’s daughter Dallette with the couple residing in Kaleen, ACT.
Terry is survived by his wife and sons Kirk and Paul and their families. He was particularly close to his grandchildren Emily, Samantha and Sarah.
He is the son of Irene and John (dec.) of Berrigan.
Terry and Dallette were returning from an overseas holiday when he was suddenly taken ill and passed away.
Sympathy is extended to Betty and her family — Dallette, Ken, Keith, Bob and Peter.
Just a reminder that the St Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting a street stall today and support from the community is very much appreciated.
There is always an increase in the need for assistance during the winter months and this is an opportunity for all to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Joanne Dean was the winner of last Saturday’s Finley Lions Club wood raffle which she very generously donated to a worthy recipient.
It is not unusual for Joanne to help others as she is very active in fundraising for Cancer Council Australia.
She has many activities coming up in the near future, including a Pink Day golf event and Biggest Morning Tea.
The Nimb Dental Clinic team invites you to a free screening of That Sugar Film, this Sunday from 3pm at the Finley RS Club.
Dental professionals will be on hand to answer any questions.
For more information call 5883 1633.
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St Joseph’s School student Courtney Lunn (centre) was delighted to receive a cheque from Finley Community Help volunteers Gwen James, Jim Elliott, Peter Larsen and Joyce Lewis.