Historical information

Newsletter created to share information between branches, staff and volunteers on achievements at the AFB. This issue includes: Wendy Bateman and her role as an Elanora nurse, volunteer June Day receiving the Citizen of the Year award for Murchison on Australia Day, Victoria's triumphant blind bowls team who, when tied with their SA competitors, decided to share the Catchpole trophy by keeping it for 12 months then sending it back to South Australia for 12 months, Julie Deutscher has won the tender to clean Kelaston, staff members Margaret Caldwell, Ada Fox, Maureen Gleeson and Lorelle McGain have completed five years of service with the AFB, Gale Burns, Glenys Drewitt, Fiona Jackson, Gena Kyne, Anne Menzel and Margaret Tozer have completed 10 years of service and Margary Paynter has completed 15 years of service with the AFB, Dennis Smith from the George Vowell Centre helping out as barman and waiter, RPH volunteers David Ditchfield and wife Janet received a special award for their service to the station, Judy Sutherland, Chrisi Tsafso and Jo Sisley were present for awards handed to police who had held a self defence course for vision impaired, the AFB boat in the Moomba Dragon Boat Race, Sherry Cuthbert and James Nevein toast to Ernie Stewart's 102nd birthday, Susan Marshall with her children, Dorothy Cleeland and John Dowdle hand of a $25,000 cheque, Easter Bunny promoting the world's largest Easter Egg hunt as part of the Tattersall's Kooyong fair, Elenoar Scott and her mum Julie and Roberta Ashby, the use of teleconferencing by Palm Mitchell, with Shane McCarthy and Joy Lindsay in the background, aims for the year ahead including a possible name change, staff members Esther Lalor and Alex Capporilli learning Braille, and the Braille and Talking Book Library party with Mieke Mellars, Rose Blustein, Julia Simmons, Beryl Simmons, Emma Pritchard, Lorna Hayter and Alison Forbes.

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8 pages of text and images about AFB clients, staff and volunteers

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For Staff & Volunteers of the Association for the Blind
Inter Link
Print Post No. 327855/00001
Association for the Blind A.C.N. 007 428 284
7 Mair Street, Brighton 3186
Autumn 1998