Plenty of scope for new club

THE Ballina SCOPE Club has put out a call to Lismore women to start a new Lismore SCOPE Club.

SCOPE is a non-sectarian, non-political, all-Australian service club for women that has been operating in Queensland since 1977.

The Ballina club started in 1980 and is still going strong, but it is the only SCOPE club in NSW and the women would dearly love to have a sister club close by.

The women from SCOPE raise money for charities of their choice and have the freedom to choose how they go about their fundraising.

“It's about being of service to the community. But we have a lot of fun doing it,” Ballina SCOPE founding member Maree May said.

“It's a great way to meet new friends.”

Ballina SCOPE has supported the SES, the Westpac rescue helicopter service and the surf life saving movement, to name a few. It has also held fundraising days such as 'Death by Chocolate' and champagne breakfasts.

Last year the club raised $25,000.

Lismore women aged over 18 who are interested in SCOPE are invited to a dinner at the Lismore Workers Club tomorrow night, from 7pm.

To book for the dinner call Ballina SCOPE president Marilyn Myers on 6687 6766.



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