The successful Greyhound Adoption Program explained.LYN HADFIELD July 11, 2014 3:16am
A visit from Jenny Layton and greyhound Paddy from The Greyhound Adoption Program Seymour was the highlight of the recent Seymour Probus Club meeting.
We were enlightened as to how GAP operates. It is a not-for-profit organisation and the only one of its kind in Victoria dedicated to finding good homes for greyhounds no longer able to race.
They have 60 dogs at any one time awaiting adoption, and have passed the 6000 mark for dogs through their care.
Dogs are fostered out for three weeks training in homes, to get used to being inside, with children, cats and other animals.
They are gentle, loving couch potatoes, sleeping up to 22 hours a day. The other two hours they can go at full speed. They don’t bark and make great companions.
Volunteers are welcome to visit the centre and walk the dogs. If you would like to help, phone Jenny on 5799
A fun morning was had at ten-pin bowling. It seems the older you are the more competitive you get. A new bloke to the team was the winner of the amateurs — well done Jim Hadfield.
A lovely lunch was enjoyed at the Highland Hotel in Craigieburn, followed by a visit to the new shopping precinct nearby — quite impressive.
Tuesday is our next Probus meeting: guest speaker John Phoenix will speak on the Vietnam War. Following this is our Christmas in July luncheon at the Seymour Club — 40 members are attending.
On August 20, members and friends are invited to lunch at Shearers restaurant. Cost from $10.
September 15, Morning Melodies — tribute to Bing Crosby. More people needed for this event.
Probus members and guests wishing to attend an event, phone Moira on 5799
We wish all members who are unwell a speedy recovery, and keep warm.
— Lyn Hadfield
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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