Chit Chat from Eden’s community groups

Volunteers: Wolumla Red Cross president Carol Newton gives a warm welcome to new member Kay Dowton at the club's recent meeting.

Volunteers: Wolumla Red Cross president Carol Newton gives a warm welcome to new member Kay Dowton at the club's recent meeting.

Red Cross

Wolumla Red Cross welcomed new member Kay Dowton at their March meeting, when their upcoming Easter raffle was organized, as well as discussion on the need for increased membership to keep the Wolumla Branch viable.

Wolumla members observed one minute silence in memory of their much valued member Maureen Cochrane who passed away recently, and members voted to donate to the annual Red Cross appeal which goes to general funds.

Red Cross has been supporting those who have suffered disasters such as bush fires and flooding in Australia, plus humanitarian causes overseas, and many families have benefited from the 460,000 Australians who donate blood each year.

Wolumla Red Cross meetings are held bi-monthly at the Wolumla Hall, with enquiries for the May 8 meeting to president Carol on 041452235.

100s club

Winner of Eden’s Australasia 100s club, drawn February 9 was Meg Bartley with number 49. Numerous attempts to contact her have been unsuccessful. If you know Meg, please ask her to email If there is no response this competition will be redrawn on April 13 at 5pm. 

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels roster beginning Monday, March 20 is: Monday, June Whalley and Judy Bateman; Tuesday, Jan and John Polak; Wednesday, Anna Clarke and Ena Anderson; Thursday, Sue Kelly and Flo Young​; Friday, Margaret Sheaves and Mary Hoodless.


The Eden View club ladies will be having there next meeting at the Eden Fishermans club on March 27 at 10.30am for committee and others 11.30am for 12 lunch, see you there.


For five years the Bega Valley Seed Savers, a member of South Coast Producers Association, have paid for bait used in Bega Valley to help control Queensland Fruit Fly - with some success we think. We are now paying for our own supplies of bait and other necessities,  $12 covers 12 months of bait card use.

This year Eden will continue baiting over winter,  but at fortnightly intervals. Please join us in our efforts to reduce the numbers of flies and therefore the damage they do. Even if you do not have fruit or vegetables using bait cards can help others in your neighbourhood.

More information may be gained at the Access Centre each Tuesday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Thanks goes to Chris Wilson who has offered us some discarded real estate for sale signs from which we will cut more bait cards.