Trundle and Tullamore news

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Father Brian (right) celebrated his birthday in style at the Trundle Golf Club with family and friends. He is pictured with good mates, Richard Clegg (left) and Alan McRae.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Father Brian (right) celebrated his birthday in style at the Trundle Golf Club with family and friends. He is pictured with good mates, Richard Clegg (left) and Alan McRae.

Trundle’s much loved Anglican Priest celebrated his 70th birthday in style. He prefers to call it a celebration of reaching the biblical reference of three score and ten.

Father Brian had an amazing time at his party at the Trundle Golf Club.

“My parents forced me to have a 21st birthday party which I didn’t enjoy at all,” he said.

“My darling wife Judith had seriously wanted me to have a 40th, 50th and 60th.

“She was so insistent on a 60th that I booked a holiday on the south coast to escape it!

“She even rounded up a dozen or so people to surprise me in Callala Bay.”

Brian said he always planned to have a 70th if he made it.

“The beautiful thing about the celebration was having friends from all my walks of life and many of my family in the same room,” he said.

“It was a little nerve wracking, but everyone seemed to get along so well and I believe everyone had an enjoyable time.

“It was beautiful to look out over the room and see many of my friends and family’s lovely smiling faces.”

Brian sends a big thank you to the Trundle Men’s Shed for cooking the barbecue.

“It was a good job well done,” he said.

“I’d also like to thank everyone who were able to be there and also those who sent cards, texts, emails and telephoned with their good wishes. I feel amazingly blessed by all your love.

“My most important thank you is for your contribution to my beloved Parish of Trundle. Your love and generosity brought tears of joy to my eyes. 

“Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Trundle and Tullamore Carers Group

The Trundle/Tullamore Carers Group met at the Tullamore Hotel on Monday 6th November 2017 for the end of year celebration, enjoying a delicious lunch.

Everyone exchanged a Christmas gift and said how much they have really enjoyed the group for 2017. Looking forward to meeting again, starting off on the 1st Monday in February at Trundle and then the 1st Monday of each month.

Tullamore Australia Day Awards.

The Tullamore CCC is asking for nominations for 2018 Australia Day Awards. These awards will be Recognition of Community  Members or Groups of Community Members who have shown dedication to one or many voluntary actions that improve the lives for one, some or all other community members.

Examples maybe a volunteer who has made a notable difference on a committee, someone who has strived to achieve a goal or excelled in an area, a quiet achiever who has voluntarily supported a need, someone who has given above and beyond their occupation in our community or someone who positively promotes our town and surrounds. Please see Sandy Stanbrook or Cashman's for nomination forms.


Betty Capell and Daisy and Doug Knight had lots of visitors over the last few days. They included the Capells, Bill, Rosemary, Tom and Elizabeth, Angelique Lazzarin and the Somerbys, Alex, Pete, Harry and Ollie , and Lily Franklin – all from Melbourne, and Luke Knight from Sydney. I hope I got all the names right, Betty.

Royal Far West Raffle

The winner of the Royal Far West Raffle for a week’s holiday at Drummond House in Manly is Pam Pearce from Grenfell


The Royal Far West Christmas Bingo will be held on December 3 at the Trundle Golf Club. This is the last bingo for the year and it is best to get there at 10am for a 10.30am start. 

Lots of lovely prizes to win and lunch will be served. Robin’s new counting machine worked very well at the Tullamore Bingo, she said, so no more dropped bingo balls again. Come and have a great time with lots of laughs on December 3 at the Trundle Golf Club.

Jewellery/Make Up Party

The Royal Far West is holding a Jewellery and Make Up Party on November 12 at the Presbyterian Hall. Entry is a gold coin donation. Come and enjoy an afternoon amongst make up and jewellery – what more could a woman want?

Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics will start at the Trundle Pool on Wednesday, 8th November and then will be Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. Aqua is free, you only need to pay to get into the pool. You do not need to be able to swim to do Aqua, just come along for a fun filled hour of light water exercise. For more information please contact Rhonda Gray on 0447 699 256

Trundle CWA

The Annual General Meeting of the Trundle Branch of CWA will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 2.30pm at the CWA Hall. All members and interested parties are invited to attend.

Early Childhood Nurse

Will be in town every Wednesday. Please ring 6892 1051 for an appointment.

Trundle Central School

Personalised Boards – for cheese/chopping or bread board, are available from Trundle Central School. They are made from recycled timer from the old school stage.

They are $15 each and there is an order form for them in the School News. Remember this term is a NO HAT, NO PLAY term and students must wear a wide brimmed hat.

This means if they do not have a hat, they cannot participate in any outdoor activities, including lunch time play. The school keeps a small selection of spare hats for those students who accidentally forget their hats.

These hats are washed regularly but are not to be used every day by the same students. The school will endeavour to call parents to let them know their child has forgotten their hat so that it can be found.

Please make sure you put your child’s name inside their hat.Every school day from 8.30am the school has the Breakfast Club, in the Food Technology Room.

All students are welcome to come and eat breakfast for free. Toast, fruit and flavoured milk is served daily with pancakes on random occasions.This is proudly sponsored by Trundle Food Store and the Trundle Services and Citizens Club.

-by Robin Blunden and Pat Alliston