Community news, notices

Secretary thanked: Joy Dawson the retiring Pambula-Merimbula CWA secretary, with president Marjorie MacKnight.

Secretary thanked: Joy Dawson the retiring Pambula-Merimbula CWA secretary, with president Marjorie MacKnight.

Auxiliary

Generosity recognised: Merimbula Marine Rescue unit commander Bill Blakeman presenting Eve O’Brien with a certificate of appreciation.

Generosity recognised: Merimbula Marine Rescue unit commander Bill Blakeman presenting Eve O’Brien with a certificate of appreciation.

The Pambula Hospital Auxiliary ran a cake stall Saturday, November 11 in Pambula plus a raffle of a fresh fruit tray donated by Woolworths Merimbula. It was won by Tania from the Pambula Milk Bar and Take Away. The committee thanks everyone for their support with cooking donations and those who purchased items or tickets on the day.

The next auxiliary meeting is Wednesday, November 22 at Pambula Community Health in the building adjacent the Sunshine Centre. We are hoping the nurse manager can attend as this is the last meeting for this year. New members welcome. 

CWA

The October meeting of the Pambula-Merimbula branch of the Country Women’s Association of NSW saw a new committee elected with Joy Aitken as the new cookery officer, and Jan Humphreys as the new secretary. Members attended the Far South Coast Group AGM, Batemans Bay where Alison Jenkins was elected treasurer and Ursula Viebcke, international officer.

Our worshops and coffee mornings, first and last Friday of each month are proving to be very popular. The November meeting is the annual cookery competition judged by Barbara Smith, CWA Land Cookery Judge from Moruya. Section winners will bake again for the group competition next March. This next meeting will be on Friday, November 17 at 9.30am at the CWA Hall, 24 Toalla Street, Pambula, all are welcome to come along to enjoy a cuppa and some cake. Would members please advise at this meeting how many will be coming to our Christmas luncheon at Wheelers Restaurant on December 15. Cost will be $27, please bring along a friend and let’s make it a great celebration to finish the year.

Marine Rescue 

Marine Rescue Merimbula has been humbled by an unexpected and generous donation from Eve O’Brien of Eve O’Brien Properties. In recognition of the financial support, unit commander Bill Blakeman presented Eve O’Brien and Craig Smith with a certificate of appreciation at a special ceremony.

Mr Blakeman said the donation was put to use to pay for the replacement of a multi-functional display unit on the rescue vessel, Merimbula 30. “The replacement and upgrade of the display unit means that Marine Rescue Merimbula and the rescue vessel, now have better coverage of our waterways, which in turn will lead to a more efficient and speedy response to any requests for assistance,” he said.

Marine Rescue NSW is emphasising the importance of logging on and logging off with Marine Rescue when going out on the waterways either by using the Marine Rescue NSW smartphone app or contacting the base via marine radio or telephone.