"FOSTERING babies was a precious time for her" guest speaker Enid Fuller told the July meeting of Moruya Probus Club on Tuesday.
As usual Enid spoke at the end of the meeting that was held at Moruya Golf Club starting at ten-o’clock. Before she spoke members enjoyed the monthly joke, this time by Carolyn Winters who chose a celestial theme involving an archbishop and a taxi-driver.
That was followed by a brief talk by Max Wangemann who spoke of his travels, starting with his sea journey to the UK by ship, in the days when that was much cheaper than air-travel and the departures much more touching.
He and his brothers worked in London as butchers for a while before joining the Orient line. Returning to the UK he joined some friends in travelling around Europe in an old London taxi. It took three months, staying nights in youth hostels and with a very limited diet, he said, before suddenly ending his account.
Twenty-nine of the Club’s membership of 48 were present and were told a social luncheon had been organised at the Inlet Café in Narooma on August 13.
Then’ after a tea, or coffee, break it was time for Enid Fuller to speak.
She spoke of her experiences, at first in New Zealand and later in Australia, in fostering orphans or children from difficult homes. They included babies straight from hospital, some one day old.
Babies, she said, needed lots of hugs, lots of attention and a feeling of security. She said it was a precious time to look back upon…and a worthwhile time.
There was a great shortage of foster parents in Australia, she told members, especially in New South Wales.
Moruya Probus meets at Moruya Golf Club at ten-o’clock on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
There are many advantages with being a member of Probus. Apart from meeting new friends, and sometimes some old ones, there are opportunities of being involved in outings. There are discounts for some members with restaurants and hotels and more reasonable travel insurance rates that seniors may otherwise be offered. And there are no obligations to give talks. Anyone considering membership should call President Diane Montgomerie on 4471 8629. Or turn up at a meeting.
Above: Moruya Probus Club’s new committee, left to right: Geoff Bragg, Carolyn Winters, Terry Montgomerie, Carol Imrie, Bruce Imrie, Di Montgomerie, Max Hogno and Ada Uebergang in front.