September General Monthly Meeting

For this month only our meeting day was changed from Friday to the Thursday as the RSL had a function on the Friday. Not sure if this change caught people out as we only had 61 members and visitors attended the meeting compared to 91 in August. We did have 16 apologies on the day. All reports were presented to the meeting and accepted. We celebrated September birthdays. Our guest speaker was Gordon Clark –“The Bush Poet” and he did a selection of his favourite poems which were well received by members.

YAMBA TRIP SEPTEMBER 2019

On a fine Sunday morning 31 headed off on Brian’s Coaches to Yamba for the next 5 nights. After picking everyone up, we left the Peninsula just after 9 AM and headed down the motorway. We stopped at the BP at Chinderah for morning tea early lunch and then also stopped at Woodburn for a comfort stop before arriving at our motel in Yamba around 2:30 PM. We had a very good trip down with no delays. After checking into our rooms we had time for afternoon drinks around the pool. Later another 2 couples from further south joined the tour and along with our hosts Vickie and Rick for the next few days we all headed off on the Yamba Tours coach up to the Yamba Bowls Club for dinner. Next morning we h

AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING

The President opened the meeting at 10:45 AM welcoming a record 93 members and visitors. The President then presented Dee Rennie from QIMR with a cheque for $1000 as the branch's annual donation. Treasurer gave us her report on the club finances which are looking good. All subcommittee reports were presented to the meeting. All our outings are well supported. Celebrated the August birthdays before having our morning tea. Our guest speaker was Peter Popenko from the Plant Shack at Deception Bay. He gave an interesting talk on the trials & tribulations of running a nursery and then took questions from the members. Peter and his wife had also brought along a selection of plants for people to pu

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