World Red Cross Day coming up

On Wednesday 8 May 2019 Red Cross groups around the world will come together to celebrate World Red Cross Day.

World Red Cross Day is held annually around the globe on 8 May, the day that Red Cross and Red Crescent founder Henry Dunant was born. Red Cross members are part of a global and independent network of around 14 million active volunteers and 450,000 staff, in 190 countries.

Together they reach more than 160 million people every year providing a diverse and innovative range of impartial services.

In celebration of the day, the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Zone will hold a high tea from 3:00pm at Café Boulevard, Victor Harbor. Cost is $20/head. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the day and can be booked by phoning Bronwyn Tasker on 0414 693 376 or by email; bronwyntasker@hotmail.com. 24 Members  recently attended the Port Elliot Red Cross Monthly meeting on Thursday 7 March.  Members discussed the successful display and trading table at the Zonta Expo on Sunday 3 March which was very well attended and thanked Zonta for their efforts in putting the expo together.  

Guest speaker was Rose Fletcher on the topic of ‘birds you can see in your garden’.  Unfortunately, technical issues made viewing all her photography difficult, but members enjoyed Rose’s knowledge of local birds.  A shared afternoon tea was enjoyed following the meeting. 

VOLUNTEERS: Red Cross Members Gill Muller, Shirley Leinert, Mary Perry and Bronwyn Tasker at the Zonta Expo in Victor Harbor.

VOLUNTEERS: Red Cross Members Gill Muller, Shirley Leinert, Mary Perry and Bronwyn Tasker at the Zonta Expo in Victor Harbor.

Port Elliot Red Cross Branch members meet at 1:30pm on the first Thursday of each month except December and January at the RSL Hall, The Strand, Port Elliot, new members and visitors are always welcome. For further information contact Secretary Bronwyn Tasker on 0414 693 376.