Les Dwyer with granddaughter Bronte Baldwin at the Gympie National Seniors dinner meeting.
Les Dwyer with granddaughter Bronte Baldwin at the Gympie National Seniors dinner meeting. CONTRIBUTED

Seniors get in the spirit

ROMANCE was in the air as Gympie National Seniors members marked Valentine's Day at its meeting last week.

Forty members enjoyed an interesting meeting before sitting down to a scrumptious dinner provided by the Gympie RSL.

Guest speaker was Bronte Baldwin, granddaughter of member Les Dwyer.

Bronte, who spent last year in France as a Rotary exchange student, followed up her address with a slide show of some of the foods, places and people she met and experienced.

She also travelled to London, where she slept overnight on the ground outside Buckingham Palace to see the Royal Wedding.

After spending the summer vacation touring Europe and catching up with her family, she spent six months in a French cooking school.

National Seniors member Dick Parker thanked her for coming with a small gift.

At the meeting, president Col Wessling presented Dawn Hatherell with her OBE (Over Blooming Eighty) to mark her 80th birthday this month.

The winner of the fruit and veggie tray was Margaret Tompkins.

The next meeting is on Thursday, March 8, and a two-day trip has been organised for March 29-30.

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