news - june 2013

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter July 2013

Newsletter July 2013..

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Community Website · Tenth year in Gidgegannup

Just a reminder that Business Directory renewals are due from 1st July 2013. This, and donations from user groups is our only income. If you wish to renew your Business Directory please email us. Receipts will be sent out by email.

Thank you to all the associations and groups who reviewed their web pages. Virtually a 100% response.

If you wish to subscribe to updates on the website: We have installed new mailing list software which should make it easier for our website visitors to subscribe to our email notifications. Each email that we send out will include an "unsubscribe" link and a link where you can change your email address. Just click here and follow the prompts to sunscribe.

Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 7.00 pm at the Recreation Club. The agenda is as follows:
  1. Minutes: Confirmation of Minutes of Meeting held on 4th September, 2012
  2. Treasurerís Report and Accounts
  3. Chairpersonís Report
  4. Election of Committee Members: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary/Editor, Treasurer, Two Committee members
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Closure of Meeting
The community website is an important part of our community and we hope you are happy with it. Please let us know how we can improve it.

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Fire Brigades · Fire News & Advice June 2013

- Restricted Burning Season
- Safety with doing your own burning
- Trains and Fires
- Town Planning Scheme Amendments - Bushfire-prone Areas

Read all in Fire Safety Newsletter June 2013..

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

East Gidge Fire Brigade page..

Progress Association · Newsletter June 2013

Newsletter June 2013..

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Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter June 2013

Newsletter June 2013..

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Basketball Club · Season End

The Gidgegannup Basketball Club ends its 2012/13 season on a high bringing home a number of awards from the HRBA competition:
- F&B: Dylan White-Kiely - 14/u Boys A Gidge Dragons
- F&B: Kye Barker - 14/u Boys B Gidge Globetrotters
- R/U: James Sullivan - 14/u Boys Gidge Allstars
- F&B: Sara Robson 18/u Girls Gidge Gangsters
- Most Outstanding Junior Player: Dylan White-Kiely
- Most Outstanding Junior Referee: Dylan White-Kiely
- Outstanding Rookie Referee: Aiden White-Kiely
- 500 Games Refereed: Paul Carroll

Players and families enjoyed a great trophy presentation day at the recreational grounds with a range of activities including monster balls, sumo wrestling and bucking bull. In addition to trophies awarded for each team, the following people were recognised for their outstanding contributions to our club:
- Youth Achievement Awards: Wader Pickering, Josh Carter, Joseph Skehan,
  Logan Russell, Heidi Middleton, Josh Malloch, Jackson Hansson
- EMRC Club Person Award - Brad Pearce
- Life Membership - Robyn Hansson

We encourage you to become part of a team. Help improve not only your fitness and basketball skills, but develop life skills such as good work ethic, co-operation, self-confidence and knowing how and when to have fun.

Basketball Club page..

Community Church · Have you got the music?

Have you got a musical group, band, ensemble, garage rock group, choir or The Voice?

The Gidge Community Church (Anglican/Uniting/Roman Catholic) are keen to update the image of the church to include modern music. We would love to hear from you if you have a group that would enjoy playing at a 9.30am service on Sunday morning (weekly, fornightly, monthly or whenever).

If you want a place to practise with your group we can negotiate times with you for using the auditorium of the building and can offer a Roland keyboard and a sound system if needed.

Please contact Barb Slater on 95746114 or 0400947573. Leave a message and Iíll get back to you pronto. (And no, you donít have to be a church goer and we are an all-inclusive church regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.)

Community Church page..

Community Church · Progressive Dinner

The Gidgegannup progressive dinner will be held this year on Saturday, 3rd August, commencing at 6.00 pm from the Church.

Tickets will be available after 6th June from Mary Davis on 9574 7010. Price $50.00 (which is the same as the last two years!).

Community Church page..

Football Club · Quiz Night

Quiz Night, Friday 28 June 2012 at the Showgrounds Hall. $5 per person. Arrive 7.30 for 8 pm start. Bar operating, BYO supper. Enquiries Allan on 9574 7104.

Recreational Club page..

Scouts and Cubs · Upcoming Camps

Cubs meet on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 8.00 pm - boys and girls. Scouts meet on Tuesdays from 6.45pm to 8.45pm - boys and girls.

The cubs enjoyed having a campfire recently and cooking damper. The scouts assisted and made an interesting desert from marshmallows, biscuits and chocolate!

Cubs recently had a 'bring a friend' night with plenty of games and a market place activity.

Scouts will be having a camp at Gingin together with other groups from the Bilgoman District.

Another camp is also planned for scouts to plan meals and cook using a haybox together with night activities to improve skills.

For any enquiries please contact leader Donna Feehan on 9573 6707 or by email

Scouts and Cubs page..

Wildflower Society · Meeting with Eric McCrum

Next meeting on Friday 28 June at 7.30pm, Octagonal Hall, McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest.

Eric McCrum will speak about the Little Sandy Desert.

Visitors welcome. $2 door fee. Further details 9295 3344 / 9294 1044

Wildflower Society website..

Naturalists Club · Meeting

Next meeting on Friday 14 June at 7.30pm, CWA Hall, Central Rd, Kalamunda.

Members' Night: Bring along your slides, techno devices, anecdotes, etc. to entertain other members.

Visitors welcome. $2 door fee. Further details 9293 1676 / 9194 1044.

Naturalists Club website..

City of Swan · Emergency Services Review

Letter from the City of Swan to the Department of Fire & Emergency Services. Download here..

EMRC · Community Grants Programme

Supporting communities in and around Red Hill is extremely important to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).

The 2013-2014 EMRC Community Grants Programme opens on 2 July 2013, with a total pool of $15,000 allocated for this yearís programme. Grants of up to $1,500 are available for programs, activities, events or facilities that assist in the development or maintenance of the recreational, social, cultural and/or sustainability needs of members of the Gidgegannup, Hovea, Parkerville and/or Stoneville communities.

A copy of the EMRC Community Grants Guidelines and Application Form for 2013-2014 can be obtained by contacting EMRC on (08) 9424 2222 during normal business hours, or by visiting the EMRC website between 2 July and 16 August 2013.

Applications for community grants must be provided on the EMRC Community Grants Programme Application Form 2013-2014 and must be received by close of business on Friday, 16 August 2013.

EMRC website..

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