At our May meeting at the Goulburn Soldiers Club, our guest speaker was Dr Andrea Harvey, veterinarian and wild horse researcher.
She gave a very interesting talk about wild brumbies including rescue, history, ecology, research and training of brumbies found in various National Parks.
Some of the ways to keep track of the horses are camera traps and direct observation.
Several brumbies from the Blue Mountains area are now living on Andrea's property near Wombeyan Caves where she is helping to train brumbies to re-home them.
There were 23 members present, and several apologies.
Four of our members have birthdays in May, including Jenni Aubrey, Wendy Strauch and Carol Olsen.
The welfare ladies visited Judith Roper, Iris Roberts and Margaret Walcott recently.
Anne Hockey and Helen Bradley were presented with 10-year member badges and congratulated by all.
We have had a new banner produced so we can display it for community events as well as luncheons if required.
It has a plaque attached on the bottom: 'Donated in loving memory of Beryl Bales".
Beryl, a long-time member of VIEW, is no longer with us.
The winners of the raffles were Marie Pedlow and Joan Scott, and the lucky door prizes were won by Maria Kenk, Kathy Hunt and Jenni Aubrey.
The lucky newsletter winner was Kayleen Tremble.
We are not having a social day this month, but members are invited to join our Taralga friends, who support our functions, at their Richlands Taralga Red Cross Luncheon on Friday May 31, noon for a 12.30pm start. Admission $20.
The guest speaker will be Keith Brown. RSVP with name and money to president Margaret by May 27.
The next meeting will be Thursday June 6at the Goulburn Soldiers Club. Guests will be very welcome. Our guest speaker will be Gail Davies from headspace. Cost of lunch will be $25.
Please call Margaret Gooch on 4822 1859 or 0409 904 917 before 7pm the Monday before the luncheon if you wish to attend.
You can also text or email your acceptance to firstname.lastname@example.org
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