For the first time in more than a decade, Two Wells Red Cross branch hosted the annual South Australian Red Cross Barossa and District Zone conference.
As Red Cross celebrates 100 years across the country, TWRC president Val Vercoe said the conference, on Monday, May 12, was well attended with more than 40 people from across the region taking part.
District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, welcomed members and opened the conference, while long-serving volunteer and Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, later spoke about his volunteering involvement in a number of groups.
Local musical and drama identity, Anne Arbon, provided musical and singing entertainment prior to lunch, with members joining in on many of the old-time favourites from years gone by.
“It was a very good afternoon and we were very pleased with the attendance,” Val said.
“I think everybody had a good day and it was great to hear about all the current projects Red Cross are doing and its work overseas helping in disaster zones.”
Val said Two Wells Red Cross membership is steady at around 40, many of whom are associate members and happily contribute when called upon to bake a cake, make sausage rolls or man the trading table at fundraising events.
TWRC meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Catholic Church Hall in Two Wells at 1.30pm.
If you have some spare time drop in for a cuppa at one of the group’s monthly meetings or contact Val Vercoe on 8380 9223 for more information.