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Pam and Gordon Hunt cut the 23rd anniversary cake at Probus.

Pam and Gordon Hunt cut the 23rd anniversary cake at Probus.

U3A Sapphire Coast

Alan (right) of Merimbula Marine Rescue shares some of the stories of his volunteering with Chris of U3A during an outing to the Marine Rescue bases at Merimbula.

Alan (right) of Merimbula Marine Rescue shares some of the stories of his volunteering with Chris of U3A during an outing to the Marine Rescue bases at Merimbula.

U3A Sapphire Coast has recently seen its membership grow to over 530 members who are enjoying a wide range of interesting classes. As well as the regular classes run throughout previous terms, a few new classes were added to Term 4, as well as eight exciting one-off event classes.

One of them was a visit to the Merimbula Marine Rescue Base on October 22. Members had a chance to visit the base at Spencer Park, see the training and radio rooms and the rescue vessel MB 30, learn about their history and rescues, see how boats are logged in and out of the bay, and gain an understanding of their policies and procedures and the role of the volunteers.

U3A Sapphire Coast, along with our sister organisation, Bermagui U3A , covers most of the Bega Valley Shire and is a great way to meet other retired people and make new friends in a friendly, non-political, non-sectarian atmosphere.

No educational qualifications are required to join U3A; your ‘school of life’ experience is all that is required. Because everyone is a volunteer, being a member and taking part in our program is extremely affordable.

To enrol or for more information, go to our website https://www.sapphirecoastu3a.org/ or contact our Secretary, Carolyn Smith, on 0491 099 570 or email: u3ascsec@gmail.com.

Probus

Tura Beach Probus Group celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the inauguration of the club on Friday, November 2 when Pam and Gordon Hunt, the couple still with us since that memorable occasion, cut the multi-coloured celebratory cake. 

We also appreciated the fascinating details of a month long trip to Africa, in a presentation given by our guest speaker, Margaret Evans.

Our next event is an outing later in November, on Cat Balou, with a fish and chip or picnic lunch. The group meets at Tura Beach Country Club, on the first Friday of each month, when we have guest speakers, also an outing on the third Friday of each month. All are welcome as guests or potential members.  Contact Martin Cowley 64950915

Aglow meeting

Michael Wood is our guest speaker at this month’s Merimbula Aglow meeting. Michael has lived in the Bega Valley all his life and is well known to locals, owning and running Tarrawood Native Nursery for the past 20 years. 

Having studied Christian ministry and being involved in youth and church ministry for many years, Michael and his wife Melissa are now ministering elders at Bega Christian Fellowship. It is their desire to see the Lord move mightily in the Bega Valley and we are delighted that he can share with us at our upcoming meeting.  

Please join us on Thursday, November 8 at 10am at the Merimbula RSL Club, (lower level function room). Cover charge $7. For more information call Shanne 6495 2220.

Garden Club

Bees and their honey was the theme for the Merimbula and District Garden Club at the last meeting, and Graeme Jones the guest speaker accompanied by Trish and Bev showed off the delicious cakes featuring honey with little bees.

Garden Club members are having an outing on Saturday, November 10, meeting at the Wolumla Cactus and Succulent Mecca at 11am, then visiting Potoroo Palace for lunch. Inquiries to Susan on 64957770.

Day View Club

The next meeting of Merimbula Day View Club will be 11.30am for a noon lunch Friday, November 9 at the Merimbula RSL Club. Steve Sass and Linda from On the Bird Perch Bird Park at Tathra will be guest speakers. Book with Iris on 0449940752. 

The final brunch for the year is Thursday, November 15 at Helen Cook’s house, telephone Helen on 0431142770. The Zone Christmas function and conference is on Wednesday, November 28 at the RSL Club. Visitors are always welcome.

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