Slim Dusty Centre volunteers feted

JOB WELL DONE: The beaut team of volunteers at the Slim Dusty Centre

JOB WELL DONE: The beaut team of volunteers at the Slim Dusty Centre

THE SLIM Dusty Centre at Kempsey celebrated National Volunteer Week with the wonderful team who ensure the facility is all that it can be.

“Our volunteers are at the heart of our museum, bringing life and energy into each and every day,” centre manager Michele Atkinson said.

Joy McKean was on hand to help celebrate and congratulate the volunteers with a ‘thank you’ brunch.

“The highlight of Volunteers Week is to be able to see large groups of our volunteers, all at the same place at the same time,” Ms McKean said.

“Our volunteers all over Australia are the backbone of so many community and welfare projects and I would like to thank them for their dedication.”

The volunteers were also eager to express why they enjoy volunteering at the Slim Dusty Centre, a place that is not only enjoyable to be at, but also a place to meet new people and make wonderful friends.

“As soon as I put on my badge I feel like I’m Slim’s mate!” long-time volunteer Meryl Howarth said.

Another volunteer, Sandra Bull, has just returned to help out and said “it feels like coming home and being with friends”.

The centre’s volunteers all share the feeling of being in one big family along with the staff, with everyone supporting one another.

Joy McKean and volunteer Sandra Bull at the Slim Dusty Centre where volunteers are treasured

Joy McKean and volunteer Sandra Bull at the Slim Dusty Centre where volunteers are treasured

Meeting like-minded people, providing a new direction in life, especially after retirement, and a place where you can forget life’s problems are all reasons that volunteers work at the Slim Dusty Centre.

If you would like to join the friendly team, you will be more than welcomed at the Slim Dusty Centre. Either drop into the Slim Dusty Centre at South Kempsey or call 6562-6533.

Story tellers

DO YOU enjoy writing? Have you got a story to tell but just can’t nut it out on paper?

Perhaps it’s memoirs, family history, fiction? You will benefit and enjoy the South West Rocks Writers’ Group which meets on the first and third Monday every month at 9.15am to 12.30pm in the front conference room of SWR Nursing Centre in Gregory St.

This friendly group includes published and unpublished authors and those who just enjoy writing. Beginners welcome. For inquiries, phone Desley on 0426 593-226.

Hat Head lunch

A BIGGEST Cuppa luncheon will be held at the Hat Head Bowling Club from 11.30am tomorrow.

Come and enjoy friendship, entertainment and lunch. There will be trading tables, a cent auction and raffles. Tickets available at the club or call Anne 6567-7520, Margaret 0409 659-885 (bookings essential for catering purposes).

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