A HAPPY and very talkative group of local auxiliary members got together at Tathra recently, all in the name of friendship.
Three hospital auxiliaries met at Cliff Place Café for a luncheon hosted by the Tathra Hospital Auxiliary.
The ladies from Bega and Pambula hospital auxiliaries were treated to a lovely afternoon of food, fun and friendship.
Tathra Auxiliary publicity officer Helen Watson said this is a very busy time of year for the Tathra members.
“We have the Christmas fair coming up which draws in the tourist dollar for us,” she said.
“We make the most of this opportunity as Tathra is a small community and we can’t keep holding our hand out all the time asking for local support … it’s a big ask, even though they are always very supportive,” Ms Watson said.
“We make huge quantities of Christmas cakes and puddings, which do sell.
“We also have the Melbourne Cup fundraiser coming up at Tathra Beach Country Club.”
The event price includes lunch and a glass of bubbly, sweeps and raffles and a vision of the racing on a wide-screen television.
There will also be betting available.
“It’s one of the few lunches that the men also come too, as they can bet on the races and watch them on a wide screen.”
Wednesday’s friendship lunch also acknowledged the many years of voluntary service some of the longest serving members of their respective auxiliaries have made.
Those ladies are Barbara Law who was a charter member of the first Tathra Auxiliary committee 23 years ago, Nella Bown who has been a member of the Tathra Auxiliary for nearly 20 years, Margaret Boller 22 years and Betty Rose who has served on the Tathra Auxiliary for 18 years; Shirley Cameron has been a member of the Bega Auxiliary for 17 years, Viola Sherlock 30 years and Joyce Bennett has been serving on the Pambula Hospital Auxiliary for 15 years.