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TIME IS TICKING: Jessica Tomlinson is one of many generous donors to leave a gift under the Merimbula News Weekly's Christmas tree as part of the annual toy drive.

TIME IS TICKING: Jessica Tomlinson is one of many generous donors to leave a gift under the Merimbula News Weekly's Christmas tree as part of the annual toy drive.

VIEW CLUB

The Christmas dinner meeting for Merimbula evening VIEW club will be held at Club Sapphire on Tuesday, December 5. Arrive at 6pm for the 6.30pm start. The Red Hat Ladies will be joining VIEW for this special meeting, which will feature the talented Willis Twins – Geoff and David.  A ‘make it, bake it, sew it, grow it’ stall will be present, so any items in that category would be welcomed.

Dress code for the evening is to wear something red on your head. Meetings for 2018 start on Tuesday, February 6. This will also be an AGM. Perhaps you could consider standing for the committee. Please contact Barb on 6495 1642 by Friday, December 1 if you wish to attend the Christmas meeting.

PAMBULA MEN’S SHED MEETING

A general meeting will be held at the Pambula Men’s Shed on Saturday, December 2 at Merimbola Street, Pambula. Doors will open at 8am for an 8.30am start for the breakfast meeting, which is a chance for attendees to express their ideas. The informal meeting will let all members and friends know how the shed is progressing and to let members see the equipment that has generously been donated.

A $5 donation will be received on arrival for breakfast and a fill-in-your-interest form. The president will speak at 8.45am about the progress of the shed, before a Q&A on what members want from their shed before closing about 9.30am. Bacon or sausage and egg rolls, coffee and tea will be served afterwards before the shed is closed at noon. For more information contact John Hanley on 0400 579 218.

EAST COAST CLEAN CANCELLED

The East Coast Spring Clean scheduled for Merimbula on Friday, December 1 has been cancelled.

Merimbula Visitor Information Centre tourism manager Chris Nicholls said a number of factors, including low potential turnout of volunteers to help on the day and the proximity to Christmas means the event has been postponed for at least six months.

The information centre will meet with organisers in March to plan it properly and work with the service clubs, RFS, council and the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce to ensure a great event.