news - june 2016

Football Club · Quiz Night

Quiz Night on Friday 8 July 2016 at Percy Cullen Oval.

$10 per person. Tables of 6. Licensed bar. BYO supper.

Enquiries: Allan on 9574 7104.

Football Club page..

CWA · Update June 2016

Gidgegannup Primary School invited our President to their Anzac Day Service. Terrianne made a homemade wreath out of native leaves and 3 CWA knitted poppies. She laid the wreath with pride representing CWA. Terrianne reported the service was really good and a great job was done by the young bugler - well done everyone!

The ladies from the Hale Hostel in Melville came for the day and thoroughly enjoyed their home made lunch and outing.

Unfortunately our soap making was cancelled and has been re-scheduled for a later date.

Some of our members enjoyed a big morning tea for Cancer at Wundowie's "Silver Wings" club. Fantastic morning tea, endless amounts of food and great raffle prizes. All proceeds going to Cancer Research.

Our little red riding hood Shelley has been out and about again with her basket of goodies selling our wares. Also she delivered some nighties to the Anchorage Aged Care Centre at North Mindarie - she sure does get around. The residents loved the nighties - a nice comfort with the cold weather approaching.

We are all busy little bees at present gearing up for the Small Farm Field Day, Sunday 29th May. We will be having a lunch service of soup and bread roll from 11.30 - 1.30pm. Cost will be $4. Also our great scones with jam and cream, tea/coffee on offer all day. Our stall, along with our poppy display will be on the verandah of our hall which is situated just right inside the main gate. Our op shop will be in a marquee near our hall.

We have premie baby outfits, beanies have been re-stocked, blankets, shawls and ponchos, plus preserves and much more. We can't forget our homemade cakes etc. We are happy to take any orders.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to call us.
Lorraine - 9574 6335 or 0439 906 696
Terrianne - 0435 394 157

CWA page..

Agricultural Society · Update June 2016

Its full speed ahead for this year's Gidge Show to be held on Saturday October 29th.

We're hoping that amateur photographers who are planning to exhibit in the Photography Section at this year's Gidgegannup Agricultural Show will continue to enter their own "selfies". In the Open Section exhibitors can submit two "selfies" while in the Children's Photography Sections, children aged 6 to 16 can enter up to five "selfies", with prize money for the best exhibits. The photography section is always well patronized with upwards of 300 exhibits.

The high number of groundspace applications has been very encouraging with our Chief groundspace steward, Steve Williamson, saying that applications are well ahead of last year at this time.

This year one of our major exhibitors, Trak Mach, will be providing something special for our 70th Anniversary Show.

Entertainment bookings are also going well and there will be plenty to interest young and old alike.

The Society will be meeting with engineers from the City of Swan shortly to discuss improvements to Burgo's Bar.

More Show news in the next Gidgegram.

Pat Harding
Media Liaison/Entertainment Coordinator
Gidgegannup Agricultural Society

Agricultural Society page..

Wildflower Society · Meeting June 2016

Meeting on 24 June 2016 at Octagonal Hall, McGlew St, Glen Forrest.

Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30pm start. Note earlier start time due to the winter darkness. $2 entry.

Dr Christine Allen will be speaking about her recent PhD research on several critically endangered Stirling Range plant species and their response to habitat fragmentation.

Visitors always most welcome.

We are on Facebook.

Contact Cathy Car by email.

Wildflower Society page..

Progress Association · Newsletter June 2016

Newsletter June 2016..

Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter June 2016

Newsletter June 2016..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Fire Brigades · Fire News & Advice June 2016

Fire Safety Newsletter June 2016
  • Important dates
  • Ferguson Enquiry
  • Thanks to the community
  • End of Season debrief
  • Current fire restrictions
  • Whom should you notify
  • Why the Restricted Season was terminated when it was
Download the Fire Safety Newsletter June 2016.

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

East Gidge Fire Brigade page..

City of Swan · Walk Trails

There are 44 bushland and 73 foreshore reserves within the City of Swan's boundaries. Some of the metropolitan area's most significant communities of flora and fauna can be found in these reserves.

There are a number of activities freely available in our reserves where the unspoilt beauty of natural bushland areas and opportunities to appreciate the local flora and fauna can be enjoyed.

Walking in natural bushland areas provides opportunities to appreciate the local flora and fauna, and reflect on the unspoilt beauty that is still available for all of us to enjoy. Bushland walking trails within the City of Swan's reserves include Noble Falls, Bells Rapids, Wandoo Heights, Gidgegannup (also wildflower drive), and the F R Berry Reserve.

More info..

More info at City of Swan..

DFES · Bushfires and Animals Survey

I am seeking your help in distributing the link to my survey in regards to Bushfires and Animals.

This is for a university assignment that I am currently completing. However the results may also be helpful to other authorities that have a responsibility for assisting during emergencies.

It won't take long and will help me a lot.

Kind regards,

Mel Cooper
0419 924 942

(Editor's notes: Mel Cooper is a DFES District Officer / textual corrections applied)

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