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Yum: Nelleke Gorton shows the CWA ladies how to cook a delicious sponge.

Yum: Nelleke Gorton shows the CWA ladies how to cook a delicious sponge.

Far South Coast Writers

The Writers of the Far South Coast recently had a workshop with Melissa Pouliot. The workshop, titled, How to get Buzz for your Book Launch, was very well received by attendees, with all the writers agreeing that it was extremely informative and entertaining. "Thank you for offering this opportunity to meet and learn from Melissa,” Kerrin said. “Her insights and generosity in suggestions around establishing my brand and in networking as well as publicising the finished products provided such a wealth of heads up.” All the writers said they were glad to have had the opportunity to work with Melissa and look forward to her book launch. 

Pambula Merimbula CWA

Our CWA First Friday of the Month demonstration for July, was Nelleke Gorton certified CWA cookery judge showing us how to cook a sponge, and giving us a few tips for success. At 10am on Friday, August 4, will be an iPad general information workshop, with Terry Prowse, $10 per person, bookings please ring Marjorie 0429204467. The next monthly meeting of the Pambula-Merimbula branch of the Country Women’s Association of NSW will be held on Friday, July 21 at their hall at 24 Toalla Street, Pambula, starting at 9.30am. Members and visitors are most welcome to attend, as our guest speakers are Deputy Mayor Liz Seckold accompanied by Helen Best the secretary of SPAN, Suicide Prevention Action Network.

Insightful: Melissa Pouliot recently ran a workshop for local writers.

Insightful: Melissa Pouliot recently ran a workshop for local writers.

Garden Club

The Merimbula and District Garden Club will hold its next meeting at 10.15am on Saturday, July 22 at the Merimbula RSL Club. The Mitre 10 Yates representative will speak to us on organic pest control and fertilizers. Visitors and new members are welcome, so come and get some goodies from the trading table, have some morning tea, and maybe win the raffle prize. Visitors and new members are welcome so come and get some goodies from the trading table, have some morning tea, and maybe win the raffle prize.


Planning for refurbishment of Pambula Hospital is continuing. Plans are ready for approval, and we are hoping work will commence on schedule, providing more facilities for health care at Pambula. Meanwhile we are still meeting in the building adjacent to the former Sunshine Centre while adjustments are implemented. Some of our members were busy during the month preparing for a stall at the former Bega Hospital on July 15. This was a shared fundraiser with Bega and Tathra Auxiliaries. Pambula members appreciate the invitation to share in the proceeds from the sale of furniture from the old hospital, and the chance to have a stall, as this was out of our territory. Members are reminded that our General Meeting on July 26 begins at 9.30am, followed by the AGM, at 11am. All welcome.

Wyndham Village Market

First time stallholders will be welcomed free of charge at the Wyndham Village Market on Sunday, July 23. Support the Wyndham Pony Club who will be catering this month to raise much needed funds for their Club. Held in and surrounding the historic Wyndham Hall, this market operates from 8.30am to 1pm. Book your stall by calling Yvonne on 6494 2443. Artists are also invited to exhibit their work in the “Art on the Stage” feature of the market, so please call Yvonne to schedule your exhibition. The market is followed by the sounds of Jingera Rock Music at the picturesque sportsground with the stunning backdrop of Jingera Rock. Come all to this open mic afternoon where all musicians, poets, comedians and storytellers are encouraged to entertain the appreciative crowd.

Nethercote Market

Boost your immunity at the Nethercote winter produce market this Saturday from 8am to noon. The community fruit and veg stall, will be a glorious vista of winter citrus with enough oranges, mandarins and limes to pump up your vitamin C levels. The Nethercote Residents Association will cook up a breakfast storm, with proceeds supporting Nethercote Hall improvements. There will be yummy cakes to enjoy with plunger coffee, while listening to live music from Red Heart Blue. Join Lynn and Christine from Oz Harvest Sapphire Coast, at the 11am cooking demo in the kitchen. Their cooking demo will be based on this week’s rescued food, the recipe will go up on our website

Rotary Local Heroes

This week on Rotary Local Heroes, we'll be having a very special guest: Clinton Pryor. This young man started walking from Perth to Canberra in September, 2016, to raise awareness of the closure of Aboriginal communities and he is hoping to meet with PM Turnbull when he arrives in Canberra. Clinton will be in the studio from around 9am. At 11, fruit and veggie lovers will be keen to hear from our guest, Theo Demetriou, proprietor of Pambula Fresh Fruit and Vegetable market. Tune in from 8:30 on 97.5 FM.


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