KERRY Sprigg is the newly appointed President of Port Stephens Busy Bees.
Established in 1988 with six ladies who wanted to contribute to various schools and groups who support children with special needs.
Today, the money raised is distributed to 12 schools as well as Ronald McDonald House, Dogs for the Blind and TAD (makers of special desks and chairs for children).
Kerry, who is considered one of the babies of the group, was invited to recite bush poetry at one of the Busy Bees meetings.
“I was so impressed with the history, friendship and generosity of the group I became a member.” she said.
“I look forward to each meeting where I can replenish my stock of jams, pickles, lemon curd and be inspired by these wonderful ladies.” Kerry told News Of The Area.
With one hundred paying members, there is never any less than 35 ladies at a meeting where nothing less than $350 is raised.
The group of ladies meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Anglican Church Hall, Nelson Bay.
Everything is donated and purchased by the “Bees”, raffles play a big part in their money raising efforts, even the prizes are donated by members.
The meeting is open to the public, who are welcome to purchase some of the yummies craft on sale and enjoy the entertainment.
A $3 entry fee, which includes entry raffle ticket, and an invite to stay for lunch (if staying for lunch), please BYO plate.
Kerry would like to thank the previous President, Anne Simmonds, 83 years old, who did a marvellous job during her four and a half years at the helm.
If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please feel free to call, Kerry 4981 4214 or email: email@example.com.
By Mandy ELLIS