Cowra arthritis support group wraps up 2019

The Cowra Arthritis Support Group during their Christmas luncheon.
The Cowra Arthritis Support Group during their Christmas luncheon.

The Cowra Arthritis Support Group capped of their final meeting of the year with a Christmas lunch at the Japanese Garden.

Group President Christine Murphy said the group had enjoyed another successful year and was looking forward to heading into their fourth year.

"It's been a really wonderful year we've had a good consistent turn up off people, which you can see here, and a very hard working committee," she said.

"I'd like to give special thanks to Carol Nicholson our secretary she does an out standing job, Bea Brightstar who does and excellent job of catering, Christine Webb who manages our cleaning up and domestic arrangements and Joan Reynolds our historian.

"I'd also like to thank longstanding members Jenny Hays, Dawn McKay, Ray Dowd, Julie and Graham Wells, Linda Welding and Laine Blair for helping us make another successful year," she said.

Mrs Murphy said she was proud of how much the group had grown in it's three years.

"We started with a small group at one of our residences," she said.

"They (the memebers) have all been consistently coming and are very supportive of the group.

"I'm pleased to have so many people come and join us, we are looking forward to another year with lots of informative guest speakers and support for all the members," she said.

Mrs Murphy said the group had enjoyed a number of highlights throughout the year and thanked all the guest speakers who had presented to the group in 2019.

This year the group heard from Dianne Gill, BaptistCare, Australian Hearing, Roxanne Allen, Andrea Earsman, Kate Gavenlock and Fran Stead.

We are looking forward to another year with lots of informative guest speakers and support for all the members.

Christine Murphy

"A big thank you to all out guest speakers who've come in and given their time freely and with great grace," she said.

"A big highlight for the group was we got behind the support of the new hospital.

"We told Bill West we would be supporting a new hospital and hopefully that will come soon," she said.

Mrs Murphy said the group would now have a brake until March 2020.

She said the first meeting of the new year would be held on Tuesday, March 3, in the boardroom of Steel, Walsh and Murphy at 2pm. With a guest speaker yet to be decided.