Learning all things pharmacy

Barry Budarick from Hutt River (Clare) Probus with pharmacist Richard Elkhoury.
Barry Budarick from Hutt River (Clare) Probus with pharmacist Richard Elkhoury.

Hutt River (Clare) Probus has kicked off 2020 with their first meeting held on January 21 at the Barbara J long Room Clare

The meeting included a minute's silence for the loss of Vera Stephenson.

Vera was a Foundation member and also a Life Member of our Club.

To balance that Colin Ramm was presented with his badge and welcomed into our Club. Colin was previously a member at Waikerie.

Richard Elkhoury was our Guest Speaker, Pharmacist in Clare for 20 years - initially thought "Where's that" when offered the opportunity.

He covers a lot of areas of medication, minor ailments, prescriptions, Webster packs and flu injections (2000 shots).

Richard says the Rural shortage of Pharmacist is intense -metropolitan overloaded. Traditional Pharmacist communicates with customers.

Richard also has a Pilot licence which assists him with the pharmacist work he does all over the state.

He enjoys pharmacy and has joined local clubs including Hockey & Apex.

It was very interesting to hear all the wonderful things one of our local business owners offer, I'm sure we all learnt something.

Richard was thanked by Barry Budarick.