Clarence Valley Independent

Osprey RSL Day Club

What a triumphant return it was on Friday to the River Boat room. Early birds were in the door at 9.30am which is always a good sign, and there was a crush of happy enthusiastic members at the door when the bus arrived.

Once everyone was seated….and there was a lull in conversation. Leanne welcomed everyone back and introduced our newest member Robyn. I was lucky enough to be on Robyn’s table this week and she just fitted in so well to our routine as if she had always been there. Welcome Robyn.

There were a few apologies as we had Col on the sick list, but I believe he is now sparking on all cylinders; Joe and Tom on home duties. It was extra special to welcome Heather back after her nasty fall late last year and to see the amazing improvement she has made.

The first meeting back is always  hectic; a bit like “speed dating”. No, I have never done it, but I have witnessed it on TV, and it is a great way to get all the news of the off season in a hurry. It was so obvious that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and many fun conversations.

Leanne and Paul must be the best grandparents ever. They mind their grandchildren every holiday so the parents can adhere to their work commitments. It is a win win situation from what I can see. Leanne is a whiz with craft and she finds simple, thoughtful and time consuming activities to keep the kids busy. This year they made a beautiful small envelopes containing a wee gift for each member, AND then she must have tied them to the chairs again and they produced gorgeous labels to attach to the Lucky Door prizes for the entire year. Much appreciated by all.

The day took its normal format of morning tea, exercises, quiz, cards and Rummikub followed by lunch and Bingo. It was a full day and seemed to be over before it began. See you next week.

Ring Leanne on 0413 101 518 if you want to be a part of this dynamic group.

Sue Gunning

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