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Alstonville Probus Club Activities!

Alstonville Probus Club Activities!

Alstonville Probus Club is happy to have a wonderful quartet organising the outings. Once again they didn’t disappoint!

In August, they visited the Lismore Rescue Helicopter Centre, the Clothing Recycling Centre at Goonellabah and managed to squeeze in a delicious lunch at The Terrace Bar in the Richmond Hotel.

The new premises housing the helicopter were found to be very impressive, as was the new helicopter - AW139. Members learnt that this machine can fly for longer and faster periods, covering greater distances. The crew consists of pilots, doctors, paramedics, nurses and rescue crew, depending on the situation they are covering. The Club's region is very fortunate to have this charity/community-based service available 24/7.

The visit to the Recycling Centre was a real eye opener to the level of discarded clothing.

The clothing is sorted and graded, the best of the items being sold in Vinnie’s Bargain Shops, followed by exportation to African countries. The next level is turned into reusable rags and a small balance turned into land fill.

The Club found it fascinating to watch the resorting, compacting and method used to cut the clothing into rags.

Overall, it was an insightful, educational day helping make everyone aware of what keeps the community ticking.