news - october 2008

Progress Association · Newsletter November 2008


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Experience Gidgegannup · Programme of Events 2009

Planning for our events is well under way. Check out our page on the community website for information updates or in the Gidggegram. Also we are profiling members' businesses on this site.

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Experience Gidgegannup · Membership now due

Membership now due and thank you to all those members who have paid their dues. Invoices have been sent out to existing members. For new members please contact Penny on 9574 7211 or Sally on 9574 7065, or send us an email.

Membership is $50 and provides a Business Directory on the website, profiling of your business on our web page, a place in the Experience Gidge Marquee at the Show and a place at the Small Farm Field Day at a much reduced rate in the Gidgegannup Growers Market.

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Junior Football Club · Looking for committee members

Gidgegannup Junior Football Club is looking for committee members, in particular a Secretary. If you can help with this or in any other way, please let Augie Vallelonga 95746020 know.

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Progress Association · New Mobile Tower

Telstra's new mobile phone base station was turned on today, 22 October.

Telstra will be represented at the Gidge Show to demonstrate Next G wireless broadband and provide assistance for other fixed and mobile issues as well.


Gidge Show · Volunteers needed to write award cards

The Gidge Show is this Saturday and volunteers are needed to hand write the award cards at the Hall on Friday night.

For further details contact Allan Lockwood on 9574 7104.

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Progress Association · Latest Minutes

Minutes of general meeting 20 October 2008..

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West Gidge Fire Brigade · Hazard reduction burning at Red Hill

Please be aware thet the EMRC plan to do hazard reduction burning at the Red Hill site over the next week under a permit issued directly by the City of Swan. This involves approx 25 Ha cut up into 3 blocks on the ENE side of the complex. Doubtless this will generate fire reports from the public. This permit expires on 26th Oct.

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Netball Club · President's Report

Gidgegannup Netball Club registered 119 members for 2008, submitting 13 teams into the Eastern Hills Netball Association competition, consisting of 2 Netta, 4 Sub-Junior, 5 Junior and 2 Senior teams.

We were excited to see 6 out of the 7 Junior teams reaching Semi Finals: Smurfs, Care Bears, Gidge Gangsters, Blue Bears, Mad Dogs and Ragamuffins, with 3 of these teams reaching the Grand Final.

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Gidgegannup Development · Letter from DPI

Letter to GPA about development applications in the North East Corridor.

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Gidgegannup Development · Port Bouvard looks for new chiefs

Article in the West Australian reports Gidgegannup as core asset.

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Recreational Club · Swap Meet

Sunday 23 November at Percy Cullen Oval. For more information contact Allan on 9574 7104.

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Recreational Club · New Functions Building

An in-principle agreement has been made with the City of Swan planners that will see the present building retained at the Percy Cullen Oval and a new Functions building with improved kitchen and bar facilities built. Work could commence as early as March 2009.

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Cricket Club · Players Needed

The cricket season is due to start. Training has started on Fridays at Percy Cullen Oval. Gidge plays in the Hills Cricket Association on Sunday afternoons. Games are one-day encounters, 50 overs a side, with a series of 20/20 fixtures in January.

If you enjoy the game and would like to join, then contact Dave Proudmore on 9574 6540 for more information.

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Agricultural Society · Gidge Show Busy Bee

19th October at 9.00 am. Please come along and help tidy the grounds for this community-run event.

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Agricultural Society · Wanted for Gidge Show

Ladies and girls to take part in our Fashion Parade sizes 10-24. Volunteers for the Dunk Tank. Knitting Competition with a difference using Broomsticks - teams of 3 required.

Contact Rachelle Davies on 9574 6576.

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Agricultural Society · Perth Royal Show

The Coastal Display was placed 3rd overall at the Royal Show with first place in "The Best Educational Value" and first in "The Best Display" of Eggs, Wine, Fruit, Vegetables, Jams, Preserves and Honey.

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Playgroup · Now opening 3 mornings a week

Gidgegannup Playgroup is now opening 3 mornings a week. Monday and Wednesday morning 9.00am - 11.00am for 0-5 years old. Thursday morning 9.30am - 11.00am for a new mothers' group with babies around 3-6 months.

We are located at the Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Hall, off Toodyay Road. Cost is $10 per term for 1 session a week or $15 for 2 sessions per week per term. Children under 1 are free, however a gold coin donation to cover hall costs is required.

For more information please call Lisa on 9574 6494.

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Horse and Pony Club · 40th Birthday

Gidgegannup Horse and Pony Club is 40 years old and we would like to invite all past and present members to help us celebrate.

The club would like to put together a display of photos and/or interesting club history. If anyone has anything we could use for the display or wishes to register their interest in joining us for the evening in November, they can get in touch with the club by contacting Jan on 0402 760 860 or sending an email.

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Gidge Show · Horses in Action

Click the link below to go to the Gidgegannup Horse and Pony Club website where you can download the program and entry form for the Show Jumping event at the 2008 Gidge Show.

Horse & Pony Club website..

Agricultural Society · 62nd Gidgegannup Agricultural Show

The Country Show on the city doorstep. Heritage style show exhibitions will take place side by side with quirky new events at the 62nd Gidgegannup Agricultural Show on October 25, 2008 at Gidgegannup Showgrounds. Located 15 minutes from Midland along Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup provides a taste of the rural lifestyle on the doorstep of the city.

The 2008 Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Show will showcase all the customary aspects of an Australian country show, plus launch some new events with a twist! The sheaf toss, a traditional Gidge Show event, will see both male and female participants test their dexterity and strength, pitching a burlap sack over a high bar until one victorious competitor is left. Jack Russell racing is a chance to see this popular family pet in a new speedy light. The wide variety of food and drinks on offer will round out a great country-style family day.

Over 2500 exhibits will feature in 24 competition sections including Art, Home Produce, Floriculture, Cattle, Goats and Poultry. Pony Club events, a petting nursery, sideshow alley and live performances will entertain visitors of all ages.

The 2008 Gidgegannup Agricultural Show is taking place from 9am to 7.30pm on Saturday 25 October, at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds. Free off-road parking is available to the public off Old Toodyay Road (Opposite Bunning Road). Entry to the show is $8 for adults, and only $2 for primary and secondary school students.

The 2008 Gidgegannup Agricultural Show is proudly supported by Port Bouvard Ltd, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, City of Swan, Riseley Investments and Woodsome Management.

Gidge Show page..

Clydesdale Horse Society WA · Fund Raiser Day

19 October 2008, 10.30 am - 5 pm, at Redbrook Farm, 4254 Toodyay Road, Morangup.

Harness demonstrations, horse-drawn machinery, wagon rides, log snig demonstration, the ridden Clydesdale, farrier demonstration (12 noon), sausage sizzle, raffles, Clydesdale merchandise tent.

Gold coin donation for entry and all proceeds go towards the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society of WA.

Enquiries 9574 6625 or 0409 518 655.

Mt Helena · Inaugural Whim Festival

Mt. Helena Pioneer Park, Sunday 26 October, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm.

Bendigo's pavement art competition, sausage sizzle, juice dog wash, exhibitions, face painting, activities, demos, bands, belly dancing and much more.

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Boral · Red Hill Quarry Newsletter

In this edition, you will find a brief explanation of the proposed Boral Gidgegannup Quarry (Red Hill) development, a project update, a summary of the information sessions held in August and the next steps in the consultation process.

Boral Newsletter September 2008..

City of Swan · Rating Methods UV - GRV

The Swan Valley Progress Association have requested a review of the use of Unimproved Value and Gross Rental Value methods for calculating council rates in rural areas.

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City of Swan · Australia Day Awards 2009

The City of Swan invites nominations for the City of Swan Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of Western Australia.

Nomination form available at the link below. Nominations close on Friday 28th November 2008. Awards will be presented at the City of Swan Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on 26th January 2009.

Additional information from Jayne Rogers at the City on 9267 9104.

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City of Swan · Council Agenda 15 Oct 2008

See link below.

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City of Swan · 2008 Swan Art Awards

One of Perthís most prestigious arts awards the 2008 Swan Art Awards is about to open in the historic Midland Town Hall.

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EMRC · Red Hill Open Day

Saturday 1 November 2008.

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City of Swan · Pick up a spooky show bag

Itís Showtime again and the City of Swan libraries have showbags during the October school holidays.

(Due to maintenance on the City of Swan websites the link below will only work after 5pm, Saturday 4 October 2008.)

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City of Swan / EMRC

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