Red Cross standing strong in Gayndah
OVER 100 years is a very long time for an organisation to be running, however the Australian Red Cross in Gayndah has passed this milestone and continues to run.
The organisation hosted their annual general meeting on Thursday, August 9 in order to make the new committee official.
This year's committee for the Red Cross was declared by Boyd Baker and consists of John Stott as president, Shaleen Prygoda as vice president, Sandra Stott as secretary and Fay Miller as treasurer.
The Red Cross hosts raffles and money boards throughout the year in order to raise money.
Money raised by the Red Cross goes to the breakfast club, to the Red Cross headquarters and some goes back into the organisation at Gayndah.
The key note speaker for the event was Nikki Stevens who is the Place Based Lead for the Red Cross in the Central Wide Bay Burnett area.
President Mr Stott has been a member of Red Cross for over 20 years.
Mr Stott said that he enjoys being in the red cross as he used to donate blood many years and he enjoys helping out.
One of the things that the Red Cross prides itself on is Trauma Teddy's.
These teddy bears are given to first response organisations and are used as a comfort for children.
"It's a comfort teddy bear,” Mr Stott said.
There are currently 16 members of the Red Cross however the organisation has put the call out for more.
"We are seeking new members,” Mr Stott said.
If you wish to join the red cross in Gayndah, you can do so by contacting the secretary or any members of the organisation.
Red Cross Gayndah meets at the Showground Hall on the last Thursday of every month at 10am.