Celebrations at the Lantern Club in February

Goulburn Lantern Club – raising funds for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) supporting families in the Goulburn area – hosted an afternoon tea at Wollondilly Gardens Community Rooms on Sunday afternoon, February 26.

During this year, the club has five members celebrating their 90th birthdays, and two members who are already in their 90s. To celebrate the occasion and honour the work they have done for Goulburn Lantern Club, family members and friends were invited and served a delicious afternoon tea.

During the afternoon we were entertained by vocalist Charlotte Jordan-Butt of Crookwell: grand daughter of Barry and Marion Jordan and great niece of Lantern Club member, Lee Oxley. Charlotte is 16 and in Year 11 at Crookwell High School, is a student in Contemporary Voice at the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium. Charlotte sang three pop songs: I’m Not The Only One, by Sam Smith; Photograph, by Ed Sheeran; and the Green Day hit Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

Birthday ladies Joyce Whitelaw (over 90), Betty Rose (inaugural member and life member), Betty Burgess, Betty Thorburn and Joyce Halls were all presented with beautiful arrangements of flowers. Rita Bowden and Val McLean were unable to attend.

A special thank you to Wollondilly Gardens for the wonderful venue and Anne Hockey and Goulburn Lantern Club members for a delicious tea.​