As a member of Parliament there are a number of highlights that I am privileged
to experience. I experienced one last Monday in Dimboola. I had the great
pleasure in being able to congratulate one of the oldest women in Western
Victoria Region on her birthday. Dorris Trainor turned the amazing age of 104
years; she is mentally alert, physically capable and continues to love a natter.
Dorris is a living testimony of active country living, good care and good
I also take this opportunity to thank the residents at the
Allambi Elderly People’s Home for their hospitality and the conversation which
we shared over afternoon tea. I thank Norma Elsom, president of the committee,
and the wonderful staff who are so dedicated to the professional care of
residents, and the affection that they give each day at the centre and in the
The Allambi Elderly People’s Home is very much part and parcel
of the daily life in Dimboola. Everyone in town knew it was Dorris’s birthday. I
join with all those who know Dorris, and I am sure all here in the chamber, in
wishing Dorris a healthy and comfortable journey towards her 105th birthday.