Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Public exposure

Tuesday 15th April 2014: It's been an exciting few days with interviews with Mayor Jan McWilliams, and with federal parliamentary member, Bob Baldwin yesterday Monday and NBN news coverage today. We appreciated the time our mayor and parliamentary member give to tell them about the project and they were both very supportive. Bob Baldwin also added this photo to his Facebook page as soon as we finished our interview. Thank you.

  Both the mayor and our federal parliamentarian were given poppies to wear. The RSL sub-branch committee members have also been given a variety of small poppies to wear on ANZAC Day this year. Frank Brady, the president, was spotted later wearing his poppy!
Then today NBN news people from Taree came unexpectedly and recorded a short bite for the news tonight. Both Julie Davies and our rector, Les Forester, were interviewed about the project.
We now have over 500 poppies finished too and they looked wonderful mounded on the tables this morning with ladies busily working. NBN included people making poppies at our weekly Crafty Tuesday mornings in the news clip. This is a link to the clip aired last Tuesday night.
With 10% now made, we feel the 5,000 target is possible. Another Probus group is also keen to support us after Margot did a presentation to them today