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PORT OF GOOLWA MIXED PROBUS CLUB

Ph: 0487 217 266.

The first meeting for 2020 was held at the Goolwa Hotel. President Margaret Brinsley welcomed members back for our Christmas bread.

Guest speaker officer Josie Schapel introduced Deb Robinson from Junction Australia, an outreach service with offices in several areas, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Alexandrina council areas.

They manage and assist underprivileged people in the community, and victims of domestic and family violence, which exists in many forms such as emotional, physical, sexual, social and financial.

Deb let members know there is not accommodation but motels and caravan parks are available. Church groups donate furniture and food, and food vouchers from Foodland come in handy.

Their support includes counselling, support groups and community development activities, and connecting to other relevant services. Assistance for indigenous and non-English speaking women all receive specialist support for children and young people.

Anyone requiring assistance can ring Domestic Violence Support (SA) 1800 800 098, Emergency 000, Police attendance 131 444, or National Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 RESPECT (available 24/7).

Deb explained they have a good connection with schools - they will often let them know if any youth is in need of assistance and support children if required.

Deb took several questions and she was given a gift of appreciation for her interesting talk.

Visitors are welcome, with meetings held in the garden room at the Goolwa Hotel at 10am on the first Monday of the month.

Victor Harbor Contract Bridge

Results: Thursday, Feb 6

North/South: 1. John Cunningham/Peter Carpenter, Anthea Faul/Heather McQuade. East/West: 1. Helen Anderson/Carol Wadham, 2. Gary Elks/John Manifold.

Results: Friday, Feb 7

North/South: 1. Ozzie Osborne/Marilyn Crighton, 2. Mary Todd/Rae Judd, 3. Anna Kiernan/Barry Ganguly. East/West: 1. Bernie Ashfield/Pat Ashfield, 2. Heather McInnes/Jean Jacobs, 3. John Cushway/Patricia Newell.

Fleurieu Bridge Players

Results: Monday, Feb 3

North/South: 1. Judy Johnson and Dorothy Lord, 2. Peter Ashby and Michael Kay, 3. Jenny Campbell and Nancy Speirs. East/West: 1. Jenny and Graham Packer, 2. Kathy and Ken Carter, 3. Sandy and John Powell.

Results: Thursday, Feb 6

North/South: 1. Anna Kiernan and Ian McCallum, 2. Judy Johnson and Betty Lockwood. East/West: 1. Jenny Vincent and Lyn Smyth, 2. Jill White and Lynn Hague.

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