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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Winner will be contacted via Facebook.
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In an advertisement in Monaro Post’s last issue,
well-known Jindabyne lawyer Garry Huggett was
erroneously associated with a law firm in Cooma.
Lawyer Directors Garry Huggett and Kylie Smith and
Practice Director Alison Briscoe founded the Jindabyne
law firm Alpine Law in February 2016.
The Monaro Post unreservedly apologise for the error.
Garry, Kylie and Alison can be contacted at Alpine Law
on 6181 0277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpine Law is a proud sponsor of the Cooma Stallions.
Tickets now on sale
The Snowy Monaro community is in
for a treat with ARTiculate, a major
fundraiser for The Community Chest.
ARTiculate, a two week exhibition
at the Raglan Gallery featuring an
eclectic display of artworks created
and donated by the region’s talented
The exhibition culminates in a gala
cocktail party and auction on Saturday
August 26 with all proceeds from ticket
and artwork sales going back into our
community to help those in need.
Tickets for this inspiring community
event cost only $25 and will be
available to purchase from The Fabric
Salon, Vale Street Cooma from
Monday August 7. Ticket will include
a complimentary champagne or beer
upon arrival and finger food.
ARTiculate is the next Community
Chest fundraiser in a list of events
such as the Food and Wine Trail coach
tour, Paint the Pub and the acclaimed
‘Fashination’ fashion parade featuring
The Community Chest raises funds
through the generosity of the Snowy
Monaro community and disperses
them to those in need within the
region. Assistance is provided in a
variety of ways, tailored to suit the
Examples of assistance provided in
the last 12 months include;
Christmas hampers x 12
Paying swimming lessons, preschool
fees, guitar lessons, school camp fees
and for ballet shoes and a computer.
Safety rails for an aged person,
Respite fees, medical bills and travel
Delivery of wood, repairs to water
Community Pride at Lions, Nimmitabel
Over 80 Lions and friends
celebrated the 47th year of
Nimmitabel Lions Club and
welcomed their new committee with
a Chinese lunch at the Nimmitabel
Country Club. It was a very happy
crowd, of all ages, including older
and younger Lions and their
families, teenage waiters and
primary school children.
New President, Anthony Waldren
spoke proudly of the central role
Lions has taken in Nimmitabel’s
services, and how generations of
Nimmity folk have worked together
in Lions for the benefit of the local
John Barilaro, Member for
president John Harrington to
distribute over $10,000 to charities,
recognising that many, many people
had contributed many hours to raise
that amount in a small community
with limited resources.
also impressed that 42 loads of
wood had been distributed to local
pensioners. The local school, pre-
school and Fire Brigade, Cooma
based and regional groups such
as St Vincent de Paul, Anglicare,
MCCR, MEIS and Cooma Hospital
were on the list.
Nimmitabel Lions also reached
out to International groups such
as Lions Save Sight and Nepal
Youth Foundation. Michele Pratt
spoke of the incredible value of her
Nursing Study tour to Nepal. The
Nursing Study group took vaccines,
medical supplies and expertise,
AND learned a great deal. They
distributed over 300 pairs of
glasses, ran clinics and educational
sessions for schoolchildren on oral
health, visited and worked in an
orphanage and worked with and
provided training for mothers.
Howard Charles ably chaired
the gathering , and towards the
end, noted that the greatest thanks
must go to the partners of Lions
members and friends of Lions,
many of whom who work just as
hard and long. He noted many
achievements over the 47 years for
which Lions and friends can take
great satisfaction and pride.
John Harrington (Past President), Isabel Harrington, John Barilaro, Pat Nichols (MCCR),
Anthony Waldren (Incoming President), James Pratt (Secretary)
Anthony Waldren (new President), Peter Kobold, Rick Hain, John Barilaro
(Member for Monaro), John Alcock (Show president)
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