Awareness of men’s health is becoming more prominent, and the Finley community will benefit from a visit of a MHERV (Men’s Health Education Rural Van) next week.
It will be in town on Wednesday, April 20 between 11am and 3.30pm, and Thursday, April 21 between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
The van will be stationed in the CBD on the corner of Murray and Pinnuck Street, opposite Boomerang Motors.
The Men’s Health Education Rural Van is a Rotary project.
It is a purpose-built caravan with two consulting rooms which, since 2017, has toured through well over 100 centres in NSW, many of them more than once.
It has a full time registered nurse who conducts health tests among rural men.
Rotary’s MHERV project offers a free, 10 minute, non-invasive group of tests – blood pressure just to check the heart isn’t too stressed and blood sugar levels and cholesterol. Just a few pin-pricks.
Men of all ages are invited to take advantage of this free health check which could possibly save lives.
Anzac Day prep
Members of the community are reminded that 2022 Anzac Day is fast approaching, and the Finley RSL Sub-branch will be once again holding the traditional sale of badges and ANZAC tokens.
Many thanks to IGA for allowing the sales to take place from Wednesday, April 20 until Saturday morning, April 23.
The sub-branch will also be holding a street stall on Friday, April 22 and donations of saleable goods would be most welcome.
The organisers would also like to advise that the draw for the Easter eggs raffle which has been conducted over the past few weeks will take place on Good Friday.
Meet the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to the Finley RS Club on Sunday morning, bringing cheer to both the young and the old.
The club management would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period.
Sunday lake service
All members of the Finley and surrounding area are invited to attend the annual Easter Sunday Sunrise Ecumenical Service to be held at the Finley Lake commencing at 6.30am. Please BYO chair.
Should there be any inclement weather, the service will be held in the Uniting Church.
The service will be followed by cooked breakfast at the Uniting Church Hall.
Good Friday service
Members of the community are invited to a special service on Good Friday, commencing at 10.30am, following the Ecumenical Stations of the Cross in St Joseph’s school grounds.
Auxiliary meeting cancelled
Members of Finley Regional Care Auxiliary are advised that the April meeting has been cancelled due to the Easter holiday period.
The next meeting will be held on May 15 commencing at 2pm, at Finley Regional Care. COVID-19 restrictions in place.
New members are most welcome to join the group with meetings held on the third Monday of each month.
Members of the community are advised that a street stall will take place on Wednesday, May 4 and donations of saleable goods would be much appreciated.
At the Finley Combined Probus Club meeting held on April 5, it was decided to have a Mystery Bus trip.
Unfortunately the date chosen was not suitable for one of the venues and it has now been changed to Wednesday, May 25.
It will leave the Finley Uniting Church Wollamai Street at 9:30am, so please be there 15 minutes beforehand. Parking is available.
Cost of the trip is $60 per person, payable by May 17.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Myra Cowell on 0428 836 338.
Guest speaker at the April meeting was Linda Wiley, who gave an extremely interesting account of her time nursing in remote areas of Northern Territory. Thank you Linda.
The next meeting will be on May 3 at Finley Uniting Church Hall commencing at 10am.
Pinot and Picasso
The Finley Art Network conducted their first ‘Pinot and Picasso’ two weeks ago, and it went over very well.
The members supplied a platter each of assorted sweet and savoury dishes.
Halina Wultz supplied a template of a bird, which was used to start everyone off, and all members and guests began to create their own interpretation of a masterpiece.
All enjoyed the challenge, and some extremely pretty pieces were created.
All the attendees seemed to have a great and at times gleeful time with this challenge.
The equipment was supplied by the members along with the delightful smorgasbord; members and guests supplied their own choice of tipple.
A reminder to all interested persons, the Art Network is a most relaxing way to spend an afternoon or a day, and all levels of experience, or none at all, are welcome.
The gallery is open at 10am on Saturday mornings, and 1pm on Tuesdays.
Surprise yourself, you may really love it.
There are some very capable artists among them, and all are willing to lend a hand.
Just come along, there will be plenty of materials available to get you started, and give you a taste.
Situated next to the Courthouse in Denison St, all new faces are welcome. All that’s required is $2 each week for a cuppa and a biscuit. Bring a friend, if you’re a little bit shy.