SA Weight Watchers Association come to the SE

TWO-HUNDRED members from the SA Weight Watchers Association enjoyed seeing the sights of the SE last week.

They were in Naracoorte for their annual meeting, which was held in the town hall on Saturday, but they allocated a few extra days on their itinerary to get out and explore the region.

Most arrived in town on Thursday afternoon and enjoyed some free time with many shops in the CBD open for extended trading hours.

On Friday they went on a mystery trip to Kingston, Millicent, Robe, Beachport and Penola before the official convention on Saturday.

Two guest speakers - Dr Sarah Mott from Mount Gambier and Teatrick Lavender Estate's Liz Ballinger, from Wolseley - entertained before topics went up for discussion.

Sunday consisted of a visit to Struan House before the journey home - which for some was quite a distance as members travelled from all over the State to attend.

Association president Mary Meyer said it all went well.

"These are always great weekends," she said.

"The members just love them. They save up all year to come. It's great.

"Over time we have covered the State pretty well (to hold the annual convention), we're actually running out of places to go."

All 10 SA zones were represented and the group from Kingston helped to organise and coordinate the weekend.

The SA Weight Watchers Association started in 1968 and is a not-for-profit organisation made up of volunteers.

"At the moment we're down in numbers but spirits are still strong," Ms Meyer said.

"The one thing about this association is that members have to have a doctor's certificate to join.

"That's what makes us different to the others."

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