The Batemans Bay RSL Sub-branch auxiliary recently held their AGM. The new committee is president Tricia Wheeler, 1st vice-president Chrissy Knight, 2nd vice-president Sharon Cutmore, secretary Anita Barnes, treasurer Noreen Bain, publicity officer Kim Giannasca and patron June Brooks.
Outgoing president Ruth Field was presented with some beautiful flowers and thanked for her 14 years of dedicated service. Ruth also mentioned her husband Denis, thanking him for the ongoing support he has given her and the auxiliary.
We would like to welcome Sharon Danhel to the auxiliary. We always welcome new members. Anyone interested in joining can contact Tricia Wheeler on 4472 1343.
The auxiliary celebrated its 70th birthday with a luncheon at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on June 26. President Tricia Wheeler was presented with a plaque by Pauline James, President of Central Council. We were also joined by guests from Huskisson, Sussex Inlet and Callala Bay Auxiliaries.
We are in the process of sending care boxes to the Australian troops currently serving in Afghanistan.
Our main fund-raising event, the Cent Auction, is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm in the Soldiers Club. Our first for the year is on Wednesday, August 21. Everyone is welcome to attend. Cost is $5 and that includes auction tickets and afternoon tea.