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Bega District Diary

19/06/2018 / by admin

Birthday calls
Nanjing Night Net

Happy birthday to Lucy Smith, Don Barwick, Jack Hartican, Courtney Twyford, Sally-May Ruggerio, Lewis Grainger, Kathleen Boyne, Hayley Woods, Jono Stokes, Karissa Anderson, John Nugent, Ben Cogan, Luke Apps, Tracy Blacka, Barbara O’Donovan, Ellen Went, Lisa Newton, Kate Alexander, Melissa Went and Sally Hergenhan who all celebrated birthdays during the week.


Lunch with an archbishop

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, which extends from October 13 to 17, an invitation has been extended to everyone interested to attend a lunch and seminar in Canberra with the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane.

The lunch will be held on Monday, October 13, at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Blackall St, Barton, (phone 6273 8805) at a cost of $20 per person.

Archbishop Ndungane considers the fight in South Africa against economic injustice and HIV/AIDS to be as serious as the previous struggle against apartheid.

He throws out a challenge to Australians to fight against poverty.

If you wish to attend the lunch on October 13, RSVP by October 10 to either Anglicord on (03) 9882 6517 or email: anglicord.org.au


School reunion

The Bega High School class of 1993 will hold a reunion on Saturday, November 1, at the Bega RSL Golf Club from 6pm.

The cost will be $10 per head.

Phone Heather on 4285 3721 or 0403 410 555 or Penny on 0438 289 092 if you will be attending and let them know how many you will be bringing with you.

This will help greatly with the catering and entertainment plans.

Apologies to anyone that has not received an invitation as yet but the organisers are having trouble acquiring all the addresses.

Please note that Heather’s contact number was wrong last week.


Hospital Auxiliary

At the September meeting of the Bega Hospital Auxiliary, the golf day was discussed and all those who helped on the day were thanked.

The Christmas stall will be held at the Church Street Kiosk on Thursday, November 20.

The Christmas luncheon will be at the TAFE on Tuesday, October 28, names to Betty or Dot by October 21.

The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 17, in the Education Centre.


Blacker reunion

Members of the Blacker family will be at the Bega Showground throughout the long weekend, providing a gathering point for anyone wanting to catch up.

The official Blacker family reunion will be held at the showground on Sunday with registration and morning tea from 10am to 11am.

Lunch will also be provided.

All descendants of George and Sarah Blacker, who arrived in Australia in 1858, are invited to attend and encouraged to bring any family records or old photos they may have.

The reunion is being organised by Margaret McDonnell, a great granddaughter of George and Sarah.


Winning photo

The Bega Valley Art and Crafts Society held a photographic competition as part of last Saturday’s very successful Spring Festival of Arts at the Old Bega Hospital.

The winner was David Cotton with his entry titled ‘Baby and Bear’.




Today (Friday), Lindsay and Irene Newton will celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Lindsay and Irene were married in St Patrick’s Church, Bega, on October 3, 1953, by Father Brohan.

Their son Peter and his wife Debbie will be hosting a dinner for the happy couple and all of their family, including seven grandchildren.


Gardens and Friendship

The October meeting of the Cobargo Garden and Friendship club will be held at Le Ander, the property of Noel Went on Old Tilba Rd, Bermagui, on Thursday, October 9.

Arrive at noon and take your own lunch.

This beautiful garden and property is an open garden and there is a $5 entrance fee.

The Garden Club certainly enjoyed last month’s visit to Joe and Ken Jacobs Waratah farm at the Murrah.

Many thanks to the Bermagui Garden Club for the invitation.

For more information phone Robyn on 6493 8324 or Margaret on 6493 6461.


Finnie’s fundraiser

Local identities Peter Finucane and John Perry were involved in a serious car accident at Narooma on September 19.

They are both recuperating in Canberra Hospital and could be there for up to two months.

Finnie and his wife Helen have been operating a courier business in the district for many years.

He is a legend at Tathra, having been involved in rugby league, surf lifesaving and cricket, while his fundraising expertise for the Wharf to Waves, duck races and golf days is second to none.

He has always supported his children in all their sporting events.

The strong winds have damaged his handrail at home to the point where the whole lot needs replacing.

The Tathra Sporting Club and Lions Club have launched a “DIY project, Tathra style at his home.

To offset the costs involved as well as ongoing expenses, a fundraising night has been planned for tomorrow night (Saturday).

It will be held at the Tathra Surf Club from 6.30pm onwards and entry costs $20 a head, including a barbecue dinner.

Refreshments will be available (no BYO).

Please RSVP so catering arrangements can be arranged.

There will be raffles and an auction during the night and anyone with goods or cash to donate should phone Paul Finucane on 6492-0592, Warren Kelso on 6494-1991, Raelene Price on 6494-4179 or Janene Elliott on 6494-1752.


New to Bermagui

Fisk and Nagle Bermagui welcomes a new staff member, Danielle Martin.

She may be new to Bermagui but she is not new to real estate.

Danielle has spent the last eight years very successfully selling real estate in Melbourne and has all the tools and experience to handle the sale of your property and achieve a fantastic price.

A confident, mature and experienced real estate professional, Danielle is committed to client service, treating every client’s transaction with the respect it is due.

Confirming her confidence in the local property market, Danielle and her partner are in the process of renovating their first piece of Bermagui real estate.

Danielle’s results are outstanding so if you are thinking of selling and want great service and an outstanding result, speak to Danielle.


Presentation day

Mini-Soccer recently wrapped up for another year with a presentation day.

All the kids had a feed and some games were played before the trophies were presented.

The organiser thanks everyone who helped on the day and throughout the year.

Special thanks to Darren and Cherie Mitchell, Bega Cheese, Bega West School, Fletchers Fotographics, Sportspower and the Scouts for their great support.

Thanks also to Kangarutha Nursery and the Bega RSL Club for their sponsorship for the year.

It was a huge year and next year will be even bigger.


Wheel of Fortune

Tune into Wheel of Fortune today (Friday) and you will see a familiar face among the contestants.

Damien Eyles, son of former Bega residents Peter and Sharon, is appearing on the show and, according to dad Peter, he does very well for himself.


Evening View

The Bega Evening View Club will hold its next monthly dinner meeting on Thursday, October 9, at 7pm for a progressive dinner commencing with the Asian Pearl Restaurant at the Grand Hotel, Bega.

Members are reminded to take along an unwrapped children’s gift for the Smith Family Christmas Appeal.

Viewpoint for October is “My Secret Desire”

Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend View dinners and to learn about the organisation and the Smith Family.

If you haven’t booked yet, phone Margaret Voice on 6494 4406 by Monday evening, October 6.

Don’t forget, your favourite recipes are still welcome for the recipe book.

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