A quarter of a century for Tin Can Bay Craft Club

The first members of the club in 1992: Rae Morton, Elenor Woodrow, Bern Vantilburg, Lisa Cohn. Jean Rowe , Robyn Loft,  unknown, Patricia Smith, Shirley Sharper, Dulcie Sollaye and a visitor on the day, taking the photo was president Margaret Robinson Image supplied

The first members of the club in 1992: Rae Morton, Elenor Woodrow, Bern Vantilburg, Lisa Cohn. Jean Rowe , Robyn Loft, unknown, Patricia Smith, Shirley Sharper, Dulcie Sollaye and a visitor on the day, taking the photo was president Margaret Robinson Image supplied

Over 60 attended the 25th Birthday celebrations of the Tin Can Bay Craft Club on Thursday August 10.

Jan Low said, “It all started with 12 crafty people getting together to enjoy their various crafts.

It has now grown to 104 members, with on average about 70 members attending each Thursday morning.

“The group originally met under the old cricket grandstand near the Sleepy Lagoon Hotel. As it was used for kindy, we used to sit on the small kiddies’ chairs to do our craft, with much chatting and laughter.”

Jan said the fun definitely remains in the present club, “Naturally craft clubs are not only for learning new skills, it is the companionships that are formed, especially when people first come to our friendly area.”

Activities at the celebration included best themed table, best dressed – which was won by the black, white and silver table, with Marcia Midolo from that table also taking out best dressed.

Said Jan, “Fun items were Monica Foster’s poem on recycling, plus each table was asked to sing a song depicting the theme of their table, which included The Teddy Bears Picnic, Black and White Minstrels, Mammy, Mary, Mary how does your garden grow, to name a few.”

The ukulele group played three fun songs with audience participation, plus an encore.

Naturally the luncheon provided by the members was up to its high standard, and the delicious birthday cake made by Secretary Patricia Grieg was cut by one of the original members, Bern Van Tilburg. Unfortunately another original member Patricia Smith was unable to attend due to ill health, and she would also have been invited to cut the cake. We wish her a speedy recovery.

President Louise was presented with her 20-year membership certificate during the morning by Vice President Penny Melton, there are several others to receive theirs when they next attend in the future.

If anyone wishes to try this active club, simply call in any Thursday morning from 9am, at the Community Complex which is situated on the corner of Tin Can Bay Road and the Cooloola Cove turnoff.

You are sure to find something to suit your craft or just have a chat. For further information call Louise on 548644621.