The May monthly meeting was conducted in a packed hall with 70 members and guests in attendance. After the Club business was completed, members enjoyed another delicious afternoon tea. The ladies who supply the varied and tasty spreads are very much appreciated by fellow members.
The guest speaker this month was Donna Falconer, who, with her friend Michelle Preston, are heavily involved with helping family members and loved ones of 'ice' addicts/users.
Donna explained that users were not worried about the consequences of their addiction or the effects of their actions on family members such as parents, children or spouses.
Donna and Michelle offer assistance/help to people having to deal with addicts.
They also visit schools to educate/warn students about the dangers of ice. They enlist the help of councillors and ex-users to illustrate the devastation ice causes to users and families.
They advise family members on how to deal with the problem. This may include issues such as guardianship of children or safe refuge from violent users.
Members thanked Donna for frank and disturbing talk.
Members are eagerly looking forward to a coach trip to Tathra on June 21 to visit nurseries and "On the Perch" bird sanctuary.
Later in the year there is a three-day visit to Mayfield Gardens, near Oberon, which is nearly fully subscribed.
The club's next meeting is on June 27, starting at 2pm in The Anglican Church hall. Guests and new members are always welcome.