news - october 2010

Experience Gidgegannup · Members' Achievements

Jan Pittman, Gidgegannup's well-known local artist, was delighted to be approached by the Premier's Department recently with a request to use the image of one of her paintings (Nuytsia floribunda) on the Premier's 2010 Christmas cards. She was happy to give her permission for Colin Barnett to use the image, and is acknowledged as the artist on the back of the card. Jan would like to thank Angie Whife and Michelle Zimmel for providing the flowers for her to paint, Remy Maassen for his work in putting the image on Jan's website, which is linked to the Community website and Sandra Harms for her help in scanning and sending the image to the Premier's Office. Well done Jan.

Congratulations also to Penny Morgan of Felicity’s Garden on her National Award from the Australian Olive Association of a Bronze medal.

And yet more talented producers, Kay and John Leevers of Hampton Estate who won Gold and Silver at the Perth Royal Show for their Olive Oil – their wine is pretty good as well.

All these talented people and more at the Gidge Show.

Jan Pittman's web page..

Experience Gidgegannup · At the Gidge Show

The Experience Gidgegannup Marquee will be at the popular Gidge Show on Saturday, 30th October, 2010. Come and see, taste and buy local produce on sale, including Olive Oil and products, Wine, Macadamia products and Gourmet fungi. Also locally produced plants and our artist in residence, Jan Pittman with her acclaimed plant paintings.

Gidgegannup tourism information will be available and seating available for those who want a rest and a chat whilst they sample our fabulous local products. In the car park, next to the hall.

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Agricultural Society · Busy Bees for Gidge Show

Busy Bees to get the Showgrounds spic and span for the Gidge Show on Sunday 10th October and Sunday 24th October from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Gidge Show page..

Recreational Club · AGM

Annual General meeting on Monday, 11 October 2010 at 7.30pm.

Recreational Club page..

Cricket Club · Hills Cricket Competition

The Club is looking for interested players to join and help them go one step further in this years Hills cricket competition.

One-day games (40 overs) are played on Sunday afternoons with the first game on Sunday, October 10th. Training is at the Percy Cullen Oval on Wednesday evenings at 5pm.

Contact Noel on 0409 574 120 or Dave on 9574 6540.

Cricket Club page..

Wildflower Society · Tow Artists' Journeys

Next Meeting Friday, 22nd October at 7.30pm. Speakers Jan Pittman and Lorita Schmitz on the topic of Tow Artists' Journeys.

Octagonal Hall, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest. Visitors welcome. Call 9295 4249 or 9294 1044 for further details.

Wildflower Society page..

West Gidge Fire Brigade · End-of-year Party

The West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade is pleased to invite you and your family to our End of Season Party which is to be held as follows: Saturday 27th November 2010, Gidgegannup Recreational Club, 6.00pm.

New members always welcome. Please ask one of our friendly brigade members for more details if you are contemplating joining the Brigade.

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Gidge Fire Brigades · Restricted Burning Season

Please be reminded that the Restricted Burning Season commences this Friday 1st Oct and continues to 30th Nov (unless shortened). The total Fire Ban will commence from 1 December.

Please follow the link below to see the strict conditions and permits that apply to restricted burning.

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Netball Club · New Committee

We recently had a changing of the guard at our AGM for Gidgegannup Netball. Please click the link below to see our new committee.

Netball Club page..

Experience Gidgegannup · See us at the Gidge Show

Come and See us at the Gidge Show in the car park outside the hall - local produce on sale and tastings. Wine, Olive Oil and associated products, macadamias, plants, fine painting and a place to sit down, have a chat and look at the Tourism information.

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Progress Association · Newsletter October 2010

In this issue : Next Meetings - Directions 2031 - Solar Power - Waste Survey - Peter Brock Tribute Rally - Federal Issues - Signs on Water Courses - Verge Fire Hazard reduction - Parking of Commercial Vehicles Discussion Paper - EMRC Resource Recovery Facility - Boral PER - Victorian Bush Fire Report - Landcare Building - Agricultural Society Hall - Overnight Camping at Noble Falls - Post Mark

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Progress Association page..

City of Swan · Bushland Reserve Gates Smashed

Last week, the gates at Baskerville’s Joshua Mews Bushland Reserve were ripped out – the third time in the past year; the latest incident leaving the City of Swan to pay a damage bill of $4400.

Residents who see suspicious activity, unauthorised entry, vandalism or criminal damage, or notice cars in City reserves, should take the vehicle’s registration number and then call the police on 131 444. After that, they should call the City for repairs and maintenance on 9267 9267.

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City of Swan · Community Group Training

What you need to know about being a member of a community group and management committee.

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EMRC · Red Hill Open Day

Please join us on Saturday 6 November 2010 between 10am and 1pm for a behind the scenes look at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility located at 1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill.

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EMRC · Eastern Region Public Transport

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), in partnership with Curtin University and its member Councils - Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan - will be hosting seven public transport forums throughout Perth's Eastern Region during October and November 2010.

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WA Government · Fresh Food Link

A new network to help small landholders get their produce to market has been launched by Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman at the Subi Farmers Market.

Its role is to match potential partners and help both parties come up with innovative solutions to capture market opportunities.

Fresh Food Link also complements the Buy West Eat Best program, which labels and promotes locally grown, farmed, fished and processed WA food.

More info..

City of Swan

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