News from the Old Bar community

Dinner meeting: Ex-Old Bar Lion John and Margaret Pryor were special guests.
Dinner meeting: Ex-Old Bar Lion John and Margaret Pryor were special guests.

By Ian Dimmock

Old Lions History Lesson

The Lions Club of Old Bar welcomed very special ex Lions and their wives at the March dinner meeting on Tuesday March 27 at Club Old Bar.

Margaret and John Pryor, Mal and Chris Ladmore and Terry and Jan Dark gave the current membership some of the fundraising events of the past years of the long running club.

Old Bar Lions Club started mainly as a social group; however they were a dedicated group with a common goal to improve the facilities for locals and assisting specific groups in the community.

They had many fundraising ventures  and assisted the Old Bar Community Preschool in its initial stages of development. 

This assistance continues today and the Lions Club is very proud of its achievements.

The current members of the club very much enjoyed hearing about the early days of the club when Old Bar was a very different environment. 

Our commitment however remains the same: “to serve”.

Old Bar may be different today, indeed growing and changing, but our need for support in the community continues.

Think about joining this vibrant and committed group.

You can give to the community as well as get so much back in terms of your own personal growth and self fulfillment.

The Lions meet at Club Old Bar on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

All are welcome. All enquiries call Ross or Robyn on 6553 7146.

Special guests: Mal and Chris Ladmore and Terry and Jan Dark.

Special guests: Mal and Chris Ladmore and Terry and Jan Dark.

Birds of the Mid Coast Shoreline

This event occurs next week.

Hunter Local Land Services, in partnership with MidCoast Council, is presenting a free information event in Old Bar.

Come join us for an evening learning about shorebirds.

Hear about what species occur in our region and how to identify them, plus information about their biology.

Learn about the amazing migration journeys they undertake each year, threats to their survival and other interesting facts.

Alan Stuart, our key speaker, is a leading expert on birds associated with estuaries, beaches and wetlands.

Other representatives from key agencies will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

It occurs Tuesday April 17 from 6pm to 7.30pm at Taree-Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club.

RSVP via this link: /forms/zvap8891x5axla/  You can also RSVP to our Wingham office on (02) 6553 4233.

For further information contact: Reegan Walker 0429 361 781

Anzac Sunday soon

An Anzac Sunday service will be held on April 22 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Old Bar commencing at 10am. 

Taree Parish Rector, Fr. Peter Tinney will officiate at this annual event in Old Bar.

In addition to the normal holy Eucharist held that day, members of the Old Bar Beach RSL Sub-branch will be in attendance and an RSL tribute will be conducted.

Everyone is welcome. Full size medals may be worn.

Old Bar Poppy Project 2018

It's only two more weeks to Anzac Day so not much more time to assist with the white poppies.

If you would like to help your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Patterns for both knitted and crochet poppies can be collected free of charge at the CTC Old Bar (opposite Vinnies) and completed poppies can be dropped in there as well.