Bogan Gate CWA: Eight members were present at the February meeting after the long break over the festive period. President Marion McIntyre welcomed Maria Buchanan. Heather Veal, International Officer presented very interesting facts on Poland, which is CWA’s country of study this year. Events for the year: The Bogan Gate Branch will host the Oxley Group Handicraft/Land Cookery Day on Tuesday, 6th March. The branch will host the annual
Bridge Day between Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin on Sunday, 15th April. Planning is well underway for the Orange Male Voice Choir to be back in Bogan Gate on Sunday, 3rd June at 1.30pm. The next meeting is on Thursday, 15th March at 1.30pm at the hall. Any new visitors are most welcome.
It’s On Again: For over 35 years Healthy Harold and the Life Education Van have been providing an invaluable service to our community through education around healthy living and positive lifestyle choices. A new committee for the Parkes Life Action Group was elected recently with Glen Westcott from Parkes Christian School chairing the committee that includes representatives from the schools, Parkes Quota Club, and sponsors Northparkes Mines and the Parkes Shire Council. To ensure the Life Education Van continues its valuable work, the committee is once again organising its annual fundraiser in the form of the Healthy Harold Swim Relay on Sunday, 18th March at the Parkes Aquatic Centre between 10am and 4pm. All schools, business houses, community and sporting groups, and anyone else wishing to participate are welcome. If you cannot do your laps on the day, you can do them at any time up until 18th March. Entry forms available from the Champion Post, Absolutely Hair (207 Clarinda St) and the Parkes Shire Council Office. For enquiries ring Wendy on 0418 469 294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Charger in March: Cancer Council NSW is encouraging everyone to set themselves a walking or running challenge for the month of March. Funds raised from The March Charge will help support Cancer Council’s research for all cancers, provide practical and emotional support and information for anyone affected by cancer, and run prevention programs to reduce cancer in the community. Charge as an individual or join other Chargers and compete as a team. Sign up at www.themarchcharge.com.au