Wednesday May the 8 welcomed World Red Cross Day celebrations, with 28 members and some friends from the Fleurieu and K.I. Zone meeting at the Boulevard Café in Encounter Bay for High Tea.
Mayor of Victor Harbor, Dr Moira Jenkins, joined in wearing red for Red Cross, in what was an South Australian attempt to have 5,000 people actively participating in the day. May the 8th is the birthday of Henry Dunant, the Founder of the Red Cross Movement in 1863. The decision was made to celebrate World Red Cross day on that date in the Centenary year of Red Cross, 1963.
The Fleurieu Zone covers Strathalbyn, Milang, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Inman Valley and Yankalilla, with each branch being well represented. Alan Tasker and John Muller did an excellent job of selling raffle tickets, which was drawn by Dr Jenkins.Thia van Kuyk from Inman Valley Branch won first prize, with Alison Byrnes and Sue Brennan from Port Elliot Branch winning second and third.Zone Coordinator, Gill Muller spoke briefly thanking everyone for coming, then Dr Jenkins spoke of her admiration for the work the branches and Australian Red Cross do. The High Tea itself was a huge success, and attendees enjoyed catching up with different zone members. A second High Tea was held on Wednesday May 15 at Inman Valley, for organisation's 60th Annual Zone Conference. For more info on the Red Cross Fleurieu & K.I. Zone, contact Gill Muller on 0419469831.