Friday, August 2, 2013


The Esk Community Choir at Alkira

It was standing room only for all the people sitting around the rec. room at Alkira for the last of our "Aged Care in July" performances and a privilege it was for us to sing our songs and solos for some "old" Alkira friends and acquaintances who, from the looks on their faces, were equally moved.  Conspicuous by their absence were recent residents and ECC Life Members, Joy and Warwick Grewcoe both of whom will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as Joy slowly recovers from yet another term in hospital.

Mingling with friends
Shirley catching up

Bob Hardy
Carolyn King
Kathleen Watts

No complaints about hunger before  choir practice as we headed down to the Esk RSL for a second round of sustenance supplied by the lovely ladies and a gent of the RSL Auxiliary who had an epicurean selection of  delectable treats all tastefully set out in a colourful display for our 'OAM Celebration for Alexis' afternoon tea. 
It is always difficult to put into words the gratitude we feel for the brilliance of Alexis and how, with her generosity of spirit and gift of music, she has enriched us as individuals, as a choir, as a community. 
However, this Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM), acknowledged and approved by a Committee representing our Country, has expressed it in a way we will never be able.  The greatest honour so richly deserved and one which justified a celebration and on this day we did just that.... followed by choir practice!
by: Sue Walker

Alexis FitzGerald OAM
Celebrating at the RSL Esk. 

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