Willandra Trophy on show at Sports Club

May 17, 2018

Members of Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary and Jerilderie Sports Club holding the Willandra Perpetual Trophy (from left) Richard Wright, Faith Bryce, Laurie Blackmore, John Bryce and Judy Ryan.

The Willandra Perpetual Trophy for the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary and Jerilderie Sports Club Novelty Sports Day is now residing in the display cabinet at the Sports Club.

The inaugural event was held in October 2017.

Thanks have been expressed to Ross and Irene Wells of Willandra for their generous donation of the trophy, for organising the engraving, and for their ongoing support of the day.

Thanks to Chris Ryan for carving the wooden base on which the trophy sits.

The engraved trophy, with the inaugural winners shield on the base, was “officially” presented to the 2017 winners, Laurie Blackmore, Faith Bryce, John Bryce, and Richard Wright prior to the board meeting at the Sports Club on Tuesday last week.

The next Novelty Sports Day to raise funds for the hospital will be held on Sunday, October 7, so practice your putting, polish up your bowls and keep the date free.


In August last year members of the Jerilderie Public School community were busy making Boomerang Bags, 70 of which were placed in our local IGA.

The purpose of the exercise was to reduce the number of plastic bags being used.

The ‘Boomerangs’ allowed a shopper the opportunity to ‘borrow’ a bag and bring it back when next down the street.

It hasn’t quite worked that way as the Boomerangs haven’t come back!

They haven’t been available in the store for some time.

As our local IGA is now joining the push to phase out plastic shopping bags, perhaps it would be a good time to check whether you have a Boomerang Bag at home, and drop it back to IGA, so the circle can begin again!


Jerilderie Tennis Club winter competition starts Friday, May 25 at 7pm.

Names to Janine on 0428577304 or [email protected]

This competition is suitable for adults and high school students.


Jerilderie library is a busy place! Take yourself and a friend along to this month’s movie, Murder on the Orient Express, today at 1pm.

Wednesday mornings at the library are for the younger members of the community with Storytime starting at 10.30am.

Thursday mornings are Yarn Mornings. Enjoy a cuppa and a yarn while knitting, crocheting or stitching. Everyone is most welcome.

Rhonda and Catie will be hosting the Biggest Morning Tea at the library on Thursday, May 24 from 1pm to 3pm.

There will be the opportunity to win many raffle prizes and a lucky door prize.

Donations for the continuous raffle of brand new, unopened goods (in original packaging) may be left at the library anytime during opening hours.

Donations of food for the morning business deliveries can be left at the library from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday, May 23, or from 8am to 8.30am Thursday, May 24, in the Monash Room.

Please bring a plate of food to share for the afternoon tea.


Because the May meeting of the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary is on the same day as the Biggest Morning Tea, the Auxiliary meeting for May 24 has been cancelled.

Any business will be held over until the following meeting, on Thursday, June 28.

Members are reminded the auxiliary will be running a raffle stall on Friday, May 25, outside IGA.

Judy and Chrissy will start at 8.30am, Tania and Betty will take over from 10am, and Chic and Leslie from 11.30am until close.

Members of the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary held a successful Blumes fashion showing last Thursday, with a happy group of ladies attending.

Winner of the lucky door prize was Leslie Earsman, and the raffle was won by Helen Sleeman.

Thanks to everyone who provided the delicious morning tea, and to the Wednesday Morning group who set up for the show the day before.


This Sunday parishioners of the Jerilderie Anglican and Uniting churches will join together for a combined church service at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Brown St.

This is a new venture and the combined services will continue to be held on the third Sunday of each month, with the next one being at St Andrew’s Uniting Church in June.

The services are followed with morning tea and everyone is welcome to go along and join in.

For more information contact Reverend Stephen Davis on 0429845525.


Friends and family gathered at 103 Jerilderie St on Saturday night to join Rhiannon Roe in celebrating the first birthday of her business ‘Hair by Rhi’, which opened on May 2, 2017.

Best wishes for the next 12 months.


Hats off to the members of St Stephen’s Anglican Fellowship who braved the wet and wintry weather last Friday to hold their annual Mother’s Day stall.

Thanks have been expressed to the people who contributed goods for the stall, and to those stoic souls who helped on the day.

The many bouquets of flowers were a hot favourite!

Winner of the Mother’s Day hamper, which included a $100 gift voucher from IGA, was Laura Ham.


Sad news was received recently that Professor Neil Moore, formerly of McCaughey Institute (now Old Coree), had passed away. His funeral was held in Forster last Friday.

Back in 1963 Neil was a force in the Jerilderie football team, playing in that year’s premiership side.

One of his greatest legacies is his contribution to research at the McCaughey Institute, some of which led to the IVF program.

At Easter this year Neil, his family, and close friends and associates, gathered at Old Coree for lunch.

Prior to this, the family had held a private ceremony in which the ashes of Noel, Neil’s wife who died in January 2017, were scattered over the rose garden at Old Coree.

Noel had worked tirelessly in her garden when she lived at the Institute, and later wrote a book called ‘The Men in My Garden’, a copy of which is at the local library.

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