The past efforts of the Anglesea Needlework & Embroidery
Club went on display on Saturday 02/11/02, at the RSL Clubrooms.
This annual Needlework & Embroidery Exhibition is organised
by the club to raise money for the Royal Victorian Institute
for the Blind (RVIB) Anglesea Auxiliary.
According to the Anglesea Auxiliary President, Perl Pickett
the day was a great success. "Absolutely wonderful",
she said. "We raised $1,181 from door takings and the
raffle. We've never done that before."
"A big thank you to Jenny Bubb and her team for all
their efforts" said Perl.
The Auxiliary members were the catering staff and they also
provided the scones and cream. This lovely Devonshire Tea
could be purchased and eaten in the shade of the backyard
Members of the Anglesea Needlework & Embroidery Club
meet every second Saturday of the month at the RSL Hall to
develop skills and share ideas. The exhibition showcased the
projects completed during the past year. The Club welcomes
people of all ages.
The RVIB Anglesea Auxiliary has 25 members and meets on the
first Monday of each month. They not only raises funds for
the RVIB, but also provide support and services for visually
impaired local residents.
The Anglesea Auxiliary operates a Talking Book Library which
has a wide selection of narrated novels. Members of the Library
make their selection from the catalogue and the books are
sent down once a month from RVIB Head Office in Melbourne.
If you suffer from visual impairment and need help, the Anglesea
Auxiliary can organise an RVIB assessor to come down and conduct
an interview to assess your needs. The RVIB also sells many
helpful household utilities specially designed for visually
Raffle Results: W. Lee, Norma May, Margaret Dickie and Jean
RVIB Anglesea Auxiliary - Perl Pickett: (03) 5263 1929
Anglesea Needlework & Embroidery Club - (03) 5263 3035
by Nicholas Soames