A large crowd turned out for the Club Christmas Party and farewell to Joe Corby who has done an excellent job at the Club for over 12 years.
Club vice president, Glenn Elliott, spoke about Joe’s generous commitment to all members and organisations.
Speeches and a presentation from the footballers was made by Tom Croker and Sam Hand.
Paul McIntosh spoke on behalf of the Fishing Club and presented a gift.
Lisa Francis also expressed her thanks for Joe’s assistance.
The December meeting of the Historical Society was a social meeting at the home of John Stafford. Michael Chalker, in his President’s Report, said, “The major event, since my last report, was the official opening of the Fernbank School. It was estimated that in excess of 250 visitors came through the gate on the day. A common comment was ‘we had no idea of the size of the complex and excellent presentation of the exhibits. We will be back.’
“Ken Vaughan unveiled a plaque commemorating the bi-centennial anniversary of the planting of the original oak tree.
“Ken Fleming gave a wonderful presentation on the history of Taralga which was followed by the opening of the Fernbank School by Goulburn Mayor, Bob Kirk (officially representing Veolia Mulwaree Trust) followed by the cutting of ribbons by ex-students Sue Weeks (nee Lang), Russell Chalker, Jim Lang, Gloria McAlister (nee Lang), Cecil Lang, Joan Morgan (nee Brown), and Margaret Keg (nee Lang). Also in attendance were councillors and ex councillors from Upper Lachlan and Goulburn Mulwaree.
“Memorabilia produced for the day and still available for sale include a book on Fernbank School by Maureen Long with mugs and postcards produced by Graham Lambert.
“A big thank you to all those members and non-members for the exceptional commitment and hard work in making the day such a huge success.”
The next meeting will be on the AGM which is set down for Sunday, February 4. The Museum is open on Sunday between 1-4pm or by special arrangement. Phone 4840 2084.
Most organisations have recess over January but the Australia Day Committee find it necessary to finalise last minute details so they have a meeting on Thursday, January 18 with a working bee on January 13 and 14.
The annual Campdraft will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21.
Friday 26th. Children’s Novelty Events – 10am-12pm. Yard Dog Trials 9.00am- 4.00pm; Cattle Dog Trials- 2.00pm -4.00pm. Australia Day Ambassador Address.
Sunday 27th. Gymkhana. 9am -12pm. Yard Dog Trial -8am.-4pm. Junior Rodeo – 2pm-7pm. Jamie Agius entertains- 8pm-12am. First class Rodeo – 9am- 4pm.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COMPETITION
The judges were very impressed with the lights in Church Street and awarded the prize to the Peden Family for an outstanding display. Thank you to all who made the effort to celebrate Christmas with their displays.
RED CROSS RAFFLE RESULT
Elizabeth McIntosh won the Red Cross Raffle. Other prizes went to Peggy Mills, Kevin Partridge and Heather McIntosh.