Taree Legacy Laurel Club celebrates its 30th anniversary

Past presidents of Taree Legacy Laurel Club celebrate its 30th anniversary. Nita Middlemiss (seated) is surrounded by past presidents (from left) Lorna Walker, Ruby Riley, Betty Henry, Pat Austin, Sheila McMasser, Roma Woolnough and Noelle Bradley.

Past presidents of Taree Legacy Laurel Club celebrate its 30th anniversary. Nita Middlemiss (seated) is surrounded by past presidents (from left) Lorna Walker, Ruby Riley, Betty Henry, Pat Austin, Sheila McMasser, Roma Woolnough and Noelle Bradley.

For three decades Nita Middlemiss and Ruby Riley have embraced the support and friendships of women in Taree Legacy Laurel Club.

The two women are foundation members of the social club and around 40 members recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at The Waterfront Room in the Exchange Hotel in Taree.

The club is a branch of Legacy and provides an opportunity for the widows of men who served in the Australian army, navy or airforce to meet monthly to share time and social events.

Roma Woolnough is a past president of the club and says it is a welcome source of support and friendship.

 “It is a way for women to be able to connect and support each other,” Roma said.

About 40 people attended the event and Roma says the club currently has around 29 members. The meetings are held at Legacy Village on the second Thursday of each month.

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