EOI – Effective Meetings for Community Groups
Learn how to run effective meetings for your community group at an interactive video conference with a professional from WA Council of Social Services (WACOSS). You can ask questions and learn what should/shouldn’t be moved, motioned and/or carried. It sounds simple but each person and club may have a different method. Let’s all get on the same page. FREE to attend and will be held in May at the CRC. Please contact the CRC on 9863 4829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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The Anzac Day Service will start at 11.30am at the Dumbleyung War Memorial, tomorrow, Thursday April 25. Veterans and people wishing to march are to form up outside the CRC (old post office) at 11.20am. The community is welcome to attend a light lunch at the Dumbleyung District Club after the service. For more information contact Gough Hughes on 0427 637 214.
Happy Birthday to the following locals/ex-locals! We hope you had/have the best day surrounded by loved ones!
April 22- Eva Gooding
April 26- Andrew Shephard
April 28- Amanda Nenke, Millie bray and Lexi Ward
Lauren Tracy Taylor married Jason Aaron Stock Friday, April 5, 2019 in the beautiful Ferguson Valley. Ceremony and reception at Ferguson Farmstay, with guests being bussed from Bunbury.
Sister Kaitlin Taylor and Jessica Smith from Dumbleyung were some of the bridesmaids, and brother Ryan Taylor was a groomsmen. Ryan's girlfriend Tori Denn sang at the ceremony and during the signing of the register. One of the old cars used was 1927 Ford Buick once owned by Lauren's great uncle Bert Abbott - restored and owned by Colin Danks, formerly of Kukerin.
Pictured inset: 1927 Ford Buick
Pictured below: Lauren and Aaron Stock and bridal party
Diamond Wedding Anniversary
A very special day was observed on Saturday when Robert Bray and Raelene Muller, better known as Bob and Millie, celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren along with their bridesmaid Vashti, Millie’s brother and sister in law, and their friends young and old, shared a very special occasion!
Good friends Barbie and Graham Gooding could not be there, but Barbie wrote a poem which covered most of their life together. The poem was read out by their daughter Deidre with help of their sons Gary and Russel.
Diamond Celebration – poem written by Barbie Gooding
Raelene Muller came across the border
From Adelaide town
Robert Bray from Merilup South, so renown
The only girl, Millie was her parents’ pride & joy
While Bob was first born Bray, each one of them another boy!
Bob soon saw Millie was a mighty fine catch
He wooed & pursed, she’d met her match
Until he made her a beautiful teenage bride
He a handsome groom, his grin so wide.
As most of the couples 60 years ago
They didn’t have very much dough
They turned a shed into a comfortable place
Millie adding the feminine touch, curtains of lace
They began married life as happy could be
With friends dropping in who stayed for tea.
After work Bob liked to enjoy a nice cold beer
Hoping to share it with this new wife, so dear
She didn’t like the taste, much preferred to pass
He persuaded her to sip, just an inch in a vegemite glass
And so its history as they say
Millie now drink like a true blue Bray.
Mouly was the centre of their social life
If they lose a match there was a terrible strife
Training session lasted half the night
Those Mouly boys played with all their might
Millie played hockey under jean Wynne
Served afternoon tea in the shed made of tin.
Garry soon came along as the son & heir
Deirdre next, such cute pigeon pair
Russel arrived, their family now complete
To visit them all was such a treat.
They enjoyed life on the farm at Merilup
Busy days as their kids grew up
The party house so often at Brays
A very warm welcome, extended always.
Mill’s favourite trick was to stand on her head
After everyone at the bar b que she’d fed
Bob would then bring the music he loved to play
We’d all dance & sing without delay.
The day finally came for them to move away
The place not the same without Bob & Mill bray
But the circle of life continued to turn
Back again to Dumbleyung they did return.
This was to retire and finally slow down
But all it did was make Bob frown
He was soon busy & useful again
Helping on farms after the rain
He’s welded sporting figures, windmills & trains
Organised cemeteries, pulled weeds out of drains
Growing vegetables & nurturing the fruit
Never enough time to go off in the van, the brute!
But he did take Millie on a wonderful cruise
So we’ll have to give him all his dues!
Meanwhile Millie keeps her house as neat as a pin
But cooking all the fruit & veg causes her head to spin
So to clear it she loves to play Mahjong
So do her a favour & ask her to play along.
Bob & Millie are such a special pair
Their celebrations they love to share
So raise your glasses, we all propose this toast
To a long & happy marriage they can boast.
Their union has truly become complete I’d say
The day the stray cat came to stay
Pictured below: A stunning Millie and Bob Bray on their Wedding Day
Pictured far below: Millie and Bob still stunning 60 years on
Dumbleyung Men's Shed
Mothers Day Street Stall
Friday 10th May, 2019 2pm
Front of Landcare
Donations for day appreciated
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