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Northern NSW : Spring 2011
Norma’s contribution Norma Young is just one of the many hundreds of supporters who play Helicopter Housie in the region’s registered clubs. Norma has just turned 91 years of age and has been playing Helicopter Housie at the Belmont 16 Footers for the past 5 years on both Mondays and Thursdays each week. She plays with her cousins and uses the time as a regular catch-up with them. To get to the club, Norma leaves home in Hamilton at 8.00am to catch two buses to the 16 Footers. She does it because “It’s a day out, I love the lake and we can see the helicopter when it flies past and we know it’s helping someone”. On the way home it’s another bus to Charlestown Square (often for a spot of shopping) before a bus home around 4.00pm. She ‘invests’ $20 for each of the housie days, often going home with some winnings. Norma has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Her family complain that she’s never at home!! Helicopter Housie Venues: The Adamstown Club: Brunker Rd, Adamstown Belmont 16ft Sailing Club: The Parade, Belmont Cardiff Panthers: Cnr Munibung and Pendlebury Rds, Cardiff Club Macquarie: Lake Rd, Argenton Club Taree: Wingham Rd, Taree Easts Leisure & Golf Club: Tenambit St, East Maitland Forster Bowling Club: Strand St, Forster Halekulani Bowling Club: Natuna Ave, Budgewoi Maitland City Bowling Club: Melbee St, Rutherford Mingara Recreation Club: Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi Nelson Bay Diggers: Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay Panthers Port Macquarie: Bay St, Port Macquarie Soldiers Point Bowling Club, Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point Wauchope RSL Club: Young St, Wauchope West Tamworth League Club: Phillip St, Tamworth Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri SAT Sun 10.45am Wauchope rSL Club 11.00am Belmont 16ft Sailing Club 11.00am halekulani Bowling Club 11.00am Mingara recreation Club 11.00am Belmont 16ft Sailing Club 11.00am Maitland City Bowling Club 11.00am easts Leisure & Golf Club 11.00am The Adamstown Club 11.00am nelson Bay diggers 11.00am West Tamworth League Club 7.00pm Cardiff Panthers 1.30pm halekulani Bo wling Club 12.30pm Soldiers Point Bo wling Club 11.00am Club Taree 7.00pm Forster Bowling Club 7.00pm Panthers Port Macquarie 7.00pm West Tamworth League Club 11.30am Panthers Port Macquarie 7.00pm Club Macquarie Black = Cash housie sessions - all cash prizes. red = Club Bingo and Cash housie sessions. Prizes include vouchers for Club Bingo (max $30 value) and cash. 7.00pm Thursday 29 September at Forster Bowling Club 11.00am Friday 14 october at West Tamworth League Club 11.00am Thursday 10 november at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club 7.00pm Wednesday 23 november at West Tamworth League Club 11.00am Wednesday 30 november at Club Taree BIG BUCKS BINGO dates: Norma Young with the Service’s Housie staff Venessa Hyham and Janine Fenton Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Rescue Spring 2011 Page 5