The wonderful Lucy Mack has been acknowledged for her 70 years of membership to Tenterfield Red Cross during one of the club’s regular gatherings at the Courtyard Cafe.
Miss Mack dedicated her award to her mother and grandmother, also longterm Red Cross members who signed her up as a baby. At the age of 11 she joined Junior Red Cross under her own volition, graduating to become a senior Red Cross member after high school.
Over her career with the charity Miss Mack has been branch president and filled a number of roles of the committee. She continues today as awards officer, the ideal person to keep track of how long members have served.
She well-remembers working in the Red Cross tea rooms during WW2, and taking part in the many other Red Cross activities like Meals On Wheels, Red Cross Calling and taking her turn in the canteen at every fourth cattle sale.
With membership dwindling the local branch was demoted to a club last year, and new active members are desperately needed to keep the club going. Members meet in the Courtyard Cafe at 10.30am every second Tuesday, so anyone interested can come along even if it’s just for a coffee and a chat. There’s no discrimination and blokes are welcome.
Alternatively contact committee members Helen Taylor on 0418 220650 or Barbara Brown on (02) 6736 2013.