CLUB NOTES for March 8, 2018

Victor Harbor Floral Art and Garden Club

Ph: 8552 4448 or 0413 301 370.

Monday February 26: what a fantastic meeting. Edith, Barbara and Jill were visiting for the first time and our newest member, Janice Welsh, also came along. A special welcome back to Jenny and Faye who have been sick. We wished those who have birthdays in March the happiest of birthdays: Linda, Jill and Betty. Margery spoke of our upcoming car tour around the local area this Monday coming, meeting at 9am. A committee meeting will be held March 19 at 1pm in the boardroom.

A reading by Gail reminded us how seeing things through the eyes of our children is sometimes so much sweeter. Ann Richardson will give next month’s reading. Anita spoke of a new little shop in Little Burke St worthy of a visit and Jan Staben spoke of the Cancer Support Group's upcoming Flea Market in April. Ann Overall had the best looking Bloom. Faye Payne had the Best Garden Cut, while Margaret Biggs won in the Fruit Section and Sandy Williamson won in the Vegetable. Our Floral display this month Minerva was analysed by Maureen and they were beautiful indeed. Well done ladies. A fantastic talk on our Little Granite Island residents… the Penguins. Steve Hedges was so very informative. Meeting closed at 4pm.

Meetings held on the 4th Monday of the month at Carrickalinga House. Floral Art 12-1:30pm and the Garden Club follows at 2pm.

PORT ELLIOT AND MIDDLETON PROBUS CLUB

Probus Club’s second VP Alan Bodger with guest speaker Trevor Henschke.

Probus Club’s second VP Alan Bodger with guest speaker Trevor Henschke.

When it comes to helping and guiding young people in a new direction from a troubled life, there is a way through according to guest speaker Trevor Henschke at the Probus Club’s February meeting.

A retired police officer, Trevor is a leading member of SA’s Young Offenders Operation Flinders, a special organisation quietly achieving results in helping young people. He gave an informative insight into the group’s growing operations concentrating on Adventure Therapy, where groups travel to the Flinders Ranges to new experiences and guidance in responsibility for themselves and interaction with others.

The organisation began in 1991 with limited resources but has grown with funding and government assistance to an incorporated body with a Board and administration staff.

Five exercises are held each year with 10 young people in 10 teams selected for each exercise.

With a team leader, they set up camps and walk up to 20 kilometres a day to selected points. They learn how to be self-sufficient, overcome obstacles and have a lot of fun.

Trevor said it changes their lives returning with a better outlook. Several have continued to become team leaders.

The next meeting on Monday, March 26, will be the Annual General Meeting at the Uniting Church Hall, Port Elliot. A barbecue sausage sizzle lunch at Lakala Reserve will follow.

PORT ELLIOT PATCHWORKERS

Port Elliot Patchworkers Treasurer Caroline Smith with President Trish Rees.

Port Elliot Patchworkers Treasurer Caroline Smith with President Trish Rees.

On February 27, Port Elliot Patchworkers hosted a sewing day to raise funds for Bedford Industries. The day was led by Lessa Seigl and her very capable helpers - Valda Pedder, Deb Nichol and Helen Sparkman.

The club was joined by quilters from the McLaren Vale, Yankalilla, Southern Belles, Fleurieu Quilters and Inman Valley groups to create wonderful quilts from the packs provided and as a result, raised $1700 for Bedford Industries.

A big thank you to all the quilters who took part and to Lessa and her team for creating such a great day.

Fleurieu Bridge Players

Results for Monday, February 26: North/South - 1st Pat Burgess and Jenny Campbell, 2nd Judy Johnson and Callers, 3rd Sylvia Smith and Peter Ashby. East/West - 1st Graham and Jenny Packer, 2nd Brian and Lee Neville, 3rd Takami Milne and Joan Gregory.

Thursday, March 1: North/South - 1st Anna Kiernan and Ian McCallum, 2nd Judy Johnson and Callers, equal 3rd Sylvia Smith and Glenda Sutherland and Garry Elks and John Manifold. East/West: - 1st Heather McQuade and Jenny Vincent, 2nd Barry Ganguly and Rita Oudendijk, 3rd Phill Cooper and Jenny Campbell.

Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation

Plans to hold a Plant sale, Flea Market and BBQ on Saturday, April 7 from 9am to 1pm at Carrickalinga House, Victor Harbor are well advanced.

Event Organiser Lesley Hancox advised that sites can be purchased at $20 each. Lesley said already sites have been booked for a large craft stall, white elephant, plants, scrapbooking and card making. Site application forms are available either through the FCSF office (in Carrickalinga House) or by phoning Lesley on 8552 1269.

Donations for the FCSF Mother’s Day raffle are being sought and can be left at the FCSF office week days between 10am-4pm. Tickets for the raffle will be on sale at the Flea Market.