SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: Mundubbera Jaycette Christine Vicary.
SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: Mundubbera Jaycette Christine Vicary. Alex Treacy

Have a girls night in to celebrate 50 years of Jaycettes

TO be a Mundubbera Jaycette, you need to be two things, according to long-term member Christine Vicary: "a good talker and a good eater".

These attributes will be on display next Saturday, as the women's social club celebrates its golden jubilee of existence with its annual 'Girls Night In' event.

"It's about socialising, having a fun night out with a group of friends," Ms Vicary, who has been a member for 38 years, said.

Not only that, but raising money for a good cause while they're at it, whether that be World Vision Australia, a special fund for Mundubbera State School students who can't afford to go on camp, or other worthy local charities.

Ms Vicary said the age bracket of Mundubbera Jaycettes ranges from 36-83 and the group has definitely "matured and mellowed" from its wilder earlier days.

"In our younger days, it would be 11-12pm before we finished socialising, now we are normally home and in bed by 9pm," she laughed.

"We're a little bit older."

Next Saturday's event will feature a pair of guest speakers.

 

Last year's 'Girls Night In', which riased $1550 for Cancer Council Australia.
Last year's 'Girls Night In', which riased $1550 for Cancer Council Australia. Lorraine Maskell

The first is Cairns-based producer, Filipino-born Stella Chiu-Freund, who will be sharing tales of her adventures during the filming and production of Woman - The Movie.

The second is inaugural Jaycette Jill Vicary, who, despite retiring to Burrum Heads, still pays her membership faithfully each year, according to Ms Vicary.

"Her speech will be on all the funny things we've been up to over the years," Ms Vicary said.

"She's got rubbish on a few of us."

Ms Vicary said she expected the famous pyjama parties the Jaycettes hosted to pop up in Jill's speech.

Tickets to the 'Girls Night In' at the Mundubbera Bowls Club are $40 and include entertainment, such as a stand-up comedy act and fashion parade throughout the years, music, finger food, raffles and prizes.

Message the group's Facebook page by today to secure your ticket.


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