Bega District Diary

The winning team: Bega Hospital Auxiliary Charity Golf Day winners David Hubbard, Wendy Hubbard, Simon Owens, Amy Bennett and Nicole Tate.
The winning team: Bega Hospital Auxiliary Charity Golf Day winners David Hubbard, Wendy Hubbard, Simon Owens, Amy Bennett and Nicole Tate.

Bega Hospital Auxiliary

At the recent Bega Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual General Meeting the executive for 2018-2019 were elected. Anne Sheedy continues as president with Sharyn Whiting and Kay Dowton as vice-presidents, and Kay is also catering officer. Gillian Wileman is the secretary with Veronica Northcott as assistant secretary. Lyn Murphy continues as treasurer and Sheila Schilling is assistant treasurer. The auxiliary has had a successful year and the president thanked all members for their efforts during the year.

The Bega Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Charity Golf Day  was held recently on one of the coldest, most miserable days of the year. The golfers who braved the weather and supported the auxiliary were truly amazing and we were very grateful.

The auxiliary was very well supported by the local businesses. LJ Hooker, Elders, Momson Motors, Tarra Motors, Woolworths, Coles, Horizon Credit Union ,Lifestyle Boutique, Pleveys Pharmacy, Discount Chemist,The Coffee House Cafe, Littleton Cafe ,Ritchies News Agency, Auto Pro, Repco, Barbeques Galore, Bakers Delight, Mitre 10, Tuff As Workwear, Candelo Books, Office Choice, Fine Line Beauty Balance and the Rose Family. The auxiliary is very grateful to each and every one of these businesses. Thanks also go to Bega News, the ABC radio, 2EC, the Country Club and Club Bega. A very special thanks has to go to Simon Owens, the Golf President, who organised the golfers’ competition and helped in so many other ways. Without his great support the auxiliary could not have had such a successful day.

It was wonderful that first prize went to a team entered from our hospital, Wendy Hubbard the general manager of the South East Regional Hospital, her husband David, Nicole Tate, director of midwifery and nursing  and Amy Bennett, manager of the surgical ward. Congratulations go to the four of them. Despite the bad weather the day proved a financial success and the money raised goes directly to our local hospital for much needed equipment.

The next meeting of the Bega Hospital Auxiliary will be held on Friday, September 21, at 10am in the usual room at the hospital.

ADRA fund-raiser

Suzie's Indian Curry Night & Cake Auction will be held on Saturday, September 22, 6.30pm, SDA Church Hall, 31 Upper Street, Bega. All proceeds to local charity ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) Bega. $35 per person, $15 3-12 yrs. Three courses - choice of main. Alcohol-free. Reservations essential. Call Janet on 0467 156 104 by September 15.

Calling all young musos

Entries are now being taken for the 2018 St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarships.The president of the committee that runs the scholarships, Mr Chris Heazlewood, said this was the 23rd consecutive year of the awards.

“I am very pleased to announce that this year the total value of the awards is $5700, making it one of the most valuable music awards for young people in Australia,” Chris said.

“There will be 12 individual awards with the two top senior awards being $1000 each.”

“Our committee was very pleased to see that last year five of the finalists were from the Bega district … we hope that the interest from young musicians in Bega continues.” 

Classical and contemporary musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 living in the municipalities of Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and the Shoalhaven are encouraged to enter the auditions.There are senior and junior age divisions. The auditions will be held at St Peter's Anglican College in Broulee on November 3 and 4.

Following the auditions 12 finalists will be announced to perform at the annual gala finalists' concert at St Bernard Church, Batehaven on Sunday, November 18, starting at 3pm.

“Mark that date and time in your diary now as it is always a truly wonderful concert,” Chris said.

Entries for this year's auditions close on Friday, September 28.

For full details,entry form, rules and guidelines visit our website at or phone our president, Chris Heazlewood on 0417 532 358.

Fibre and Clay exhibition

Narek Gallery at Bermagui currently has an exhibition of woodfired ceramics and woven textiles by two Canberra-based artists.

Moraig McKenna's woodfired ceramics are sophisticated sublime forms based on familiar domestic shapes with luscious glazes, sometimes soft celadons, pewter-like blacks or crusty ash with slips.  Vases, trugs, pourers, bowls and beakers that make the soul sing when using daily.

Jennifer Robertson's skilled weaving techniques using quality yarns of silk, linen and wool, result in beautifully inspired works for personal use such as scarves and wraps as well as three dimensional works incorporating stainless steel thread, for wall or table. The exhibition continues until October 6. The gallery at 5/3 Wapengo St, Bermagui is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

A carers’ get-together

Are you an unpaid carer looking after a family member or friend who is ageing or living with a long-term illness or disability? Want to meet other carers and share ideas and experiences? Carers ACT is inviting carers to join a ‘Community Conversation’ to hear your thoughts on what would make your caring role easier and how the Bega community can be more “carer inclusive”. Respite or transport can be organised so you can attend.

It’s on Friday, September 21, 10.30am-1.30pm at Bega Valley Civic Centre, Zingel Place, Bega. To book phone Linda on 0403 495 011 or 1800 052 222. Morning tea and light lunch provided.