Horsham East Probus Ladies report, May 16

Visitor Lee Barber and guest speaker Marie Knight joined members at the May meeting of Probus East.

In a lovely gesture, with Mother's Day so close, each lady attending was presented with a small bunch of white chrysanthemums. 

Eight birthdays will be celebrated during this month, so ladies were wished well for their special days. Denise Hobson introduced Marie Knight to tell us something of the Days for Girls Feminine Hygiene program. It gives young women in Third World countries dignity, education, health and safety, therefore creating a more dignified, free and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions.

It’s a grassroots charity that has a network of teams and chapters around the world that make and raise funds to provide hygiene kits, which are then distributed by organisations in areas of need. Without basic needs such as sanitary supplies, girls are unable to attend school, lose income and cannot leave their homes for the duration of menstration. 

In Horsham, with the support of Rotary, helpers meet at St Bridget's textile rooms on a fortnightly basis from 3.30pm on a Wednesday to cut, sew, iron and pack this very essential but basic need.

Visit www.daysforgirls.org for further information if you can help financially or physically. 

Next Tuesday at 1pm, ladies are invited to join in a movie experience at the Horsham cinema. The recent Dimboola trip proved very enjoyable. Members attending the recent information day at Murtoa found it most informative. 

Lucky door prize: Marianne Brooks. 

Next meeting: June 4. Guest speaker: Kate Pollack, Horsham College chaplaincy team.