Jaycettes committee has five new members for 2018

6th December 2017 12:19 PM
The Mundubbera Jaycettes held their end-of-year Christmas party at Gayle and Dudley Pott's place. The Mundubbera Jaycettes held their end-of-year Christmas party at Gayle and Dudley Pott's place. Philippe Coquerand

THE Mundubbera Jaycettes committee is looking forward to welcoming five new members in the new year.

The club held their ground this year with 23 members in the Jaycettes committee.

President Gayle Pott said the year had flown by quickly and thanked all members who helped out with numerous events.

"The club has had many members come and go over the years and has brought friendship and fellowship to newcomers to the area as well,” Mrs Pott said.

The committee meets every month.

"Jaycettes has 23 lady members in 2017 from various parts of the community joining together at meetings, held the second Thursday night of the month,” she said.

Mrs Pott said Jaycettes was formed in the late 1960s and was a good way for members to socialise and to serve the community.

"Jaycettes was formed in 1969 by the wives and friends of the Jaycee Club members (men's club), so the wives thought it would be good to form a little community service/social club. It kicked off with around 15 members,” she said.

Dot Ford is the longest serving member of the club and was the first president when the committee was formed in 1969.

Mrs Ford has been a member for the past 48 years.

Mrs Pott said the highlight for the year was getting to help out the Mundubbera community.

"This year saw our members undertaking a couple of catering jobs where we volunteered in the canteen for the campdraft weekend,” Mrs Pott said.

"We also catered at Soiree for the Showgirl judging night and assisted with baking for the biggest cup of tea in May.

"We set the tables for the Long Table Brunch and held our annual girls' night in raising $820, and finished the year off with our Christmas party with husbands and partners on Sunday night.”

The Mundubbera Jaycettes have donated money to various

charities, such as Care Flight, Mundubbera State School, Cancer Council Queensland and the Hospital Auxiliary.

The group held its Christmas party at Gayle and Dudley Pott's house on Sunday.