Membership dropped again to 105.

A very notable benefit night to assist Pat Thompson to undertake another overseas tour was arranged by the Down South Jazz Club Inc., at the Merimbula Bowling Club on 6th June. The sum of $2,100 was raised to help Pat.

The Club address was changed from PO Box 646 Bega to PO Box 346 Merimbula.

50 new Club windcheaters were ordered from Tulgeen Industries.

In December, it was decided to increase the base payment of musicians at the Willows from $20 to $40.

The first of many Christmas parties at the Willows was held, with virtually all local musicians who had performed for the Club during the year being invited (and paid) to play at the function.

In December, Walter Brunton invited the Club to have a jazz picnic on his farm. Music was provided by local musicians.

Apart from Pat Thompson’s benefit night, the only visiting musicians were:

18th October – Black & White Ball – Society Syncopators – RSL auditorium, Merimbula.