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Home library volunteer, Sheryl Drummond delivers books, DVDs and talking books to residents at a nursing home in Bega.
Home library volunteer, Sheryl Drummond delivers books, DVDs and talking books to residents at a nursing home in Bega.

CWA

Pambula-Merimbula branch of the Country Womens Association welcomes back everyone to the coming CWA 2018 calendar year, starting on Friday, February 16 with our monthly meeting beginning at 9.30am.

This will be held at the CWA Hall at 24 Toalla Street, Pambula. Our guest speaker will be Kerrie de Waard, the village coordinator at Bimbimbie and Sanananda Park.

Mark your diaries because Friday, February 23, is coffee morning at Oaklands, 10.30am and then on Friday, March 2 we will have a workshop with Heather Marshall from Roads and Maritime Services covering 65+ road users, which will be held at the CWA hall at 10am.

The second Friday of each month will be ‘open day’ and there will be demonstrations and discussions on cookery, craft etc. The next one is on Friday, March 9.

Visitors are very welcome to all of these functions.

Birdwatchers

On Sunday, February 25 the Far South Coast Birdwatchers will meet at Bermagui at 9.15am on the north side of the big bridge across the Bermagui River (near the little group of shops).

We will be exploring at least four sites keeping close to the coast. Bring lunch and chair. 

Can Assist

Bega Valley Can Assist cake sales to Bega businesses will continue to happen this year on the second Friday of every month.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30 pm at Club Bega. If anyone would like to join please come along so that this assistance to cancer patients and carers can continue.

Library helpers

Programs and partnerships officer at the Bega Valley Shire Library, Scott Baker, said that the library is looking for more volunteers from the Bermagui, Bega and Merimbula/Tura areas for the home library service.

The service provides library materials to residents who are house-bound for medical reasons and who are unable to visit a library; without volunteers this service would just not happen. Full training and ongoing support is provided for home library volunteers, which involves selecting materials, delivering them to a client and collecting them for return. Normally, three hours once a month is required.

To find out more about volunteering or if you would like to use the home library service, please email Scott Baker at sbaker@begavalley.nsw.gov.au or phone 6499 2172.

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