Have you considered joining Tinonee Red Cross? Now is the time.

Welcome: John and Lyn Campbell of the Central Coast who visited the Tinonee Museum researching Abbott Family relatives.

Welcome: John and Lyn Campbell of the Central Coast who visited the Tinonee Museum researching Abbott Family relatives.

Well winter has certainly made its presence felt especially on Sunday with a bleak and miserable day, hope everyone was able to keep warm and out of the cold.

At least the cooler weather has ripened and sweetened up the many orange crops people have in their backyards.

Tinonee School 

A second attempt by Tinonee Public School to stage their Inter House Athletics Carnival was successful on Friday, June 22. 

The day was a reasonable one for students and parent supporters who attended the event on Tinonee Recreation Ground and the Bob Collier Oval.

Years 4/5T welcomed Uncle Russ and Uncle John for art lessons and playing the didgeridoo as a lead up to NAIDOC Week being celebrated at the school this week.

Tinonee Red Cross 

President Judy Cluss welcomed Taree Red Cross members Lyn and Don MacInnes to the July meeting, which only attracted four members due to various reasons.

The discussion was about the possibility of the Tinonee Branch becoming a club due to declining and aging membership.

Those present found out what is involved, and this proposal will be further investigated after the 82nd AGM on Tuesday, July 24.

It is not just Tinonee branch facing this change as both Taree and Mt George Red Cross have gone this way a couple of years ago. The branch would love to see some younger ones but this doesn’t seem to be the case.

The branch hopes to have a couple of members attend Wingham Red Cross’ AGM on Monday, July 9, at the WSC at 2pm.

Historical Society

The June monthly meeting of the Historical Society was on Thursday evening with a number of items discussed including the upcoming Bunnings barbecue on Saturday, July 21, and the AGM on Saturday, July 28, when our guest speaker will be Bert Dawson.

It is also planned to have a garage sale on Saturday. August 25, to assist with funding for the upkeep and maintenance of the Museum.

Passing of Peter Frazer

News was received last week that former Tinonee resident Peter Frazer had passed away.

Peter and his family had lived on the Taree side of Tinonee, on the Bucketts Way, for many years, but had moved on as the years passed.

I remembered Peter from his days with the CES and his involvement with Taree SES, as I was with Oxley Division SES when I returned home from my UK working holiday in 1971.

School holiday fun

Another fun-filled Crafty Kids Workshop is being hosted, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall, for youngsters aged 6-18, on Wednesday, July 18, from 10.15am until 1.30pm.

The cost is $6, which includes morning tea, however, participants are requested to bring their own lunch. RSVP, by July 16, to Kara on 0427 437 478.