Hospital Auxiliary presents service badges

August 30, 2017

At the Hospital Auxiliary AGM held last Thursday afternoon the following were re-elected to executive positions:

Nancy Locke (president), Lucy Sweeney and Leslie Earsman (vice presidents), Chrissy Ellis (treasurer), Judy Ryan (secretary and publicity).

During the meeting regional representative Marion Dickins presented years of service badges to Leslie Earsman (30 years), Judy Taylor (30 years), and Lucy Sweeney (50 years).

Nancy Locke and Betty Sweeney will be presented with their service badges, 30 and 20 years respectively, at a future meeting, as they were unable to be present at the AGM.

Total gifts from the Auxiliary to the Hospital this year amounted to over $20,000, which included a carport for staff at the west end of the hospital building.


Local people were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Lena Brennan on August 25, aged 89.

Sympathy is extended to her daughter Margaret, and her sons Graham and Chris, and their families.

Lena’s husband Doug, and a daughter Elizabeth, predeceased her.

A Requiem Mass for Lena will be celebrated today at 11am in St Joseph’s Catholic Church.


At the August monthly meeting of the Hospital Auxiliary there was discussion about the Novelty Golf and Bowls fun day planned for Sunday, October 15, at the Sports Club.

Hospital Auxiliary and Golf Club members invite families to participate in the day; Golf events will start from 9am.

If you aren’t a golfer you might like to join in the bowls which will start from noon.

There will be novelty events in both golf and bowls, and in junior and senior categories.

There will also be a continuous raffle run on the day.

Offers of goods for prizes/trophies have already been gratefully received.

Anyone wishing to make donations, either cash or gifts, towards the day might contact either Judy Ryan 58861241 or Chris Ellis 58861415.

Auxiliary banking details are available for direct debit, on request.


The AGM of the Jerilderie Tennis Club will be held on Monday, September 4 at 6pm at the Sports Club. Everyone welcome.

Contact Sally on 0414412388 for further information.


Don’t forget to make your site booking for the Town Garage Sale which will be held in Jerilderie on Saturday, September 16.

The function is to raise money for the Finley High School students who will travel to Timor in 2018.

Site fees will be $30, which includes advertising and signs.

Application forms and further information may be obtained by contacting Janine A’Vard on 0428577304 or email [email protected]


Congratulations to Keisha and Chris Marshall following the safe arrival of their baby daughter, Norah Anne, on August 16. Norah is a sister for Jobe. All well.


St Joseph’s School community will be taking part in Book Week tomorrow, August 31, with children and staff taking part in a parade of their favourite book characters.

It is understood the staff costumes will be something to write home about!

Pages of Cobram will have books for sale in the school library, and morning tea will be available for the adults attending.


St Joseph’s will be hosting a Fathers’ Day barbecue and Footy Colours Day this Friday.

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and special men in the lives of the school community are invited to go along to the school and enjoy a delicious breakfast, and join in some fun and games with the children.

Apparently there is to be a ‘students versus fathers’ football match, which is to be umpired by Des McRae.


The Finley High School Homework Centre will be at St Joseph’s Jerilderie next Wednesday, September 6, from 4-5pm.

Students in years 5 to 12 in the Jerilderie area are invited to go along and work on their homework or assignments. Students can stay for Sporting Schools, and then join the homework club.

Teachers from Finley High School and St Joseph’s will be on hand to assist with any questions.


The Jerilderie races are coming up on September 23.

The two primary schools and pre-school have been invited to assist with providing food and help in the canteen on the day, as a shared fundraiser for their communities.

Please contact Carmen if you can help.


The Jerilderie Apex Round Up ball will be on this weekend at the racecourse.

It is a case of all hands on deck, with local organisations helping to man the gate and feed the masses.


Lucy Sweeney has enjoyed a visit from her grandson Josh and his wife Kate and son Henry.

The young Sweeneys were travelling to Adelaide from Canberra, and stopped off for a few days to see Lucy.

Another recent visitor for Lucy was the former Val D’Aran and her husband Peter.

Val is the daughter of George and Joan D’Aran. George was the manager of the Jerilderie branch of the Bank of NSW about 40 odd years ago.

Val went to school locally, and wished to be remembered to all her old school friends.


The Jerilderie Library will be having a 50 cent sale of discarded items on September 8. It will be set up on the verandah of the library from 10am to 5pm.

Just a reminder that library hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 5pm; closed Tuesdays; Wednesdays 10am to 6pm. Not open on Saturdays, and closed daily for lunch (noon to 12.30pm).


Jerilderie CWA held a street stall recently for Daffodil Day and raised $746.80. Thanks have been expressed to all the people who helped with the stall and to those who supported this great effort.

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