Remembrance Day and Melbourne Cup day were marked by the Tinonee community

Red Cross Melbourne Cup 

Stylish: Best dressed lady Helen Halsey of Taree Red Cross and Carol Ericksson of Taree Quota Club wearing best hat at Tinonee Red Cross Melbourne Cup Day.

Stylish: Best dressed lady Helen Halsey of Taree Red Cross and Carol Ericksson of Taree Quota Club wearing best hat at Tinonee Red Cross Melbourne Cup Day.

Once again Tinonee and District Red Cross Branch was thrilled with the response to their annual Melbourne Cup Day luncheon held at the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall last Tuesday.

The colour theme was blue and yellow, many of the ladies attending dressed accordingly and it was a hard task for our judge, Mt George Red Cross member Pam Nipperess to select the Best Dressed Lady, Helen Halsey of Taree Red Cross as the winner whilst Carol Ericksson won the Best Hat.

Well done ladies and to everyone who participated you were all wonderful ambassadors for you organisations. 

During the luncheon and before the big race began, former Zone 4 representative Noreida Fotheringham of Wingham Red Cross represented current zone representative Eugenie Williams (who was unable to attend due to a golden wedding function in Sydney) made a number of special presentations to Tinonee and District Red Cross Members.

Firstly, recently invited patron Helen Kerville received her badge as well as her 30 year bar to her long service medal, current treasurer Bev Clancy received her 30 year bar also whilst Alma Murray was presented with her 20 year bar. Long service medals for 10 years service were presented to president Judith Cluss, vice president Dawn Case, and members Anne Gribble and Mary Zagame.

Congratulations to these ladies for their dedicated service to the branch and Australian Red Cross. Red Cross branches who attended were Taree, Wingham, Mt. George and Forster-Tuncurry together with Wingham and Taree CWA, Taree Quota Club, Kimbriki Craft Group and a number of Tinonee locals making up the 60 persons present.

Remembrance Day at Wingham

Unfortunately John and I didn’t make it in time to attend the Remembrance Day service at the Wingham Town Hall at 10.30am on Saturday, as we had a funeral to attend at 10am at the Manning-Great Lakes Crematorium.

But we did make it just as it broke up and we were able to join a large number of attendees for the morning tea served by the Wingham RSL Ladies Auxiliary in the hall supper room.

It was pleasing to see so many young school children in attendance joining the RSL Sub-branch members and other organizations that were in attendance. 

The most impressive ‘waterfall’ of handmade red poppies hung again from the front of the Town Hall and was a talking point and the lovely wreaths and books laid at the cenotaph were numerous. Lest we forget.