CWA Tribute and Celebration this Sunday
On Sunday 14 July members of the CWA Orange branch will host a community afternoon tea from 2pm to 4pm to celebrate the retirement of Dr Tony Luscombe after 50 years serving the community as a General Practitioner. Dr Luscombe is well known in Orange and an open invitation is extended to former patients and members of the community who know him to celebrate his retirement with his family and friends.
Dr Luscombe, Tony, has worked at Apple City Family Medicine for the past 11 years. Before that he was a GP in private practice in Liverpool, Sydney and he also served for 20 years as a Medical Officer in the Australian Regular Army. In the army Tony dealt with trauma, emergency and tropical medicine. In General Practice his focus has been on gastroenterology, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, diabetes and paediatrics. In retirement, according to his daughter, Georgina, who is a member of the CWA in Orange, Tony is now looking forward to spending time in his garden and having more time to make jam and bread.
Members of the CWA Orange branch leapt at the opportunity to host this event both to honour Tony’s service and to showcase the recently completed renovations to the CWA hall kitchen and adjacent ‘mother’s room’. The new kitchen includes more bench space, deep sinks, a new cooker with a large oven and two new microwaves to enhance catering possibilities for hall hirers. The work, which was completed by local tradespeople, was financed with a Stronger Country Communities grant and with donations of material and in-kind help. In particular, members would like to thank Haimish Karrasch from Laminex for the donation of materials for cupboards, bench tops and splash backs which allowed the budget to be stretched further with quality products and finish.
Much needed renovations to the floor in the mother’s room were also completed using a Community Building Partnership grant. This room now sports new footings, flooring and carpet tiles. An intrusive internal brick wall has also been removed giving more usable space and better access.
Members of the CWA Orange branch would like to thank all contractors and tradesmen who accomplished this work in a tight three-week schedule. They also thank the NSW Government for its grant programs that financed the work and local MP Philip Donato and Orange City Council for supporting the grant applications. That’s plenty to celebrate as Dr Luscombe retires, join them!