Port Stephens Veterans Visit Maritime Museum

The group together on their journey.
The group together on their journey.

 

NELSON Bay Diggers Bowls were recipients of a $1470 ANZAC Community Grant.

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A group of 31 members and friends travelled to the Maritime Museum Darling Harbour.

Prior to arriving at Darling Harbour, they were provided morning tea by the Coach Company “FUNCOACH4U” at Girrakool Park in Somersby Falls National Park.

Patricia Janes told News Of The Area, “The tour of the Museum was excellent and very informative, we found the replica of Captain Cook’s Endeavour very interesting and thought provoking.”

“Unfortunately two of our oldest members, Norm Glover, aged 93, and Laurie Gordon, aged 94, both WWII veterans, were unable to attend on the day due to health reasons.”

“We would like to thank our local Member, Ms Kate Washington MP, who recommended us for the grant which covered the costs for the day and Mr Davis Elliott, MP Minister for Veteran Affairs, who approved the grant,” she said.

Kate Washington told News Of The Area, “It’s terrific to be able to support our RSL and returned service people and to enable them to participate in activities which they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.”

The Nelson Bay Diggers Bowls are an Intra Club of the Nelson Bay Wests Diggers Group.

There are 100 members, the majority are veterans.

Nelson Bay Diggers Bowls bowl at Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club on the third Sunday of the month.
They also organise visits to other bowling clubs during the year and they in return visit us.

The group also enjoys luncheons and a Christmas Party where some of our non-bowling members can join in the fun.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

 

Laurie Gordon, aged 94, is a member of the Nelson Bay Diggers Bowls and WWII veteran. Norm Glover, aged 93, is a member of Nelson Bay Diggers Bowls and WWII veteran. (left) Laurie and Norm were unfortunately unable to attend the outing.(right)
Laurie Gordon, aged 94, is a member of the Nelson Bay Diggers Bowls and WWII veteran.
Norm Glover, aged 93, is a member of Nelson Bay Diggers Bowls and WWII veteran. (left)
Laurie and Norm were unfortunately unable to attend the outing.(right)

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