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White Rib­bon Day kept quiet

On Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 11, there was a press con­fer­ence held at Be­nalla Com­mu­nity Health at 10 am.

But the com­mu­nity and pub­lic were not in­formed that this was be­ing held so that any­one could at­tend.

This was a press con­fer­ence which started at 10 am, on the lists was the fol­low­ing: 1. Wel­come; 2. Joint Pre­sen­ta­tion; 3. Ques­tions; and 4. Close and thank you.

The En­sign was there and Nine News, and the sup­port­ers that were in­vited.

The pub­lic and com­mu­nity were kept in the dark of what’s go­ing on in this field.

The only way to solve do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is to have all the com­mu­nity and pub­lic kept up to date of the fo­rums, meet­ings and con­fer­ences on this mat­ter.

If we do not talk about it and get the mes­sage out there we are not go­ing to get any­where fast.

I see that at this press con­fer­ence the chair has made a date for Be­nalla to hold a White Rib­bon Day March on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 23.

Why is this? So all who at­tend will be paid from their day em­ploy­ment and school kids can get out of school?

I ask the chair to put the White Rib­bon Day March on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, so all peo­ple can at­tend and vol­un­teer their time and MAKE A STAND.

We as a com­mu­nity make a stand and come to­gether as this is not about a se­cret press con­fer­ence and the who’s who of Be­nalla, THIS IS REAL and DO­MES­TIC VI­O­LENCE must STOP. — Con­cerned pro­fes­sional lady of the

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Sup­port ap­pre­ci­ated

The Be­nalla RSL Sub-Branch ac­knowl­edge the gen­eros­ity of the many spon­sors of the prizes pro­vided for the Be­nalla RSL ‘‘Dig­gers’’ golf day — this was the 71st year of op­er­a­tion. Let­ters to the Ed­i­tor are most wel­come. Let­ters should be short and to the point, with a max­i­mum of 250 words. All let­ters must carry the au­thor’s full name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber for ver­i­fi­ca­tion pur­poses. The En­sign re­serves the right to edit let­ters for le­gal pur­poses and space re­stric­tions. To send a Let­ter to the Ed­i­tor, email ed­i­tor@be­nal­laen­sign.com.au With­out your sup­port, to­gether with the Be­nalla Golf club, we would strug­gle to con­tinue our wel­fare com­mit­ment to our veter­ans’ and ex-ser­vice­man and women. Your sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the Be­nalla RSL. — Jeff Lewis, pres­i­dent, and Ross Wal­lace, golf of­fi­cer

Car­pet of pop­pies strik­ing

Con­grat­u­la­tions once again to Mau­reen Bruzesse and Vin­nies for their win­dow dis­plays in Nunn St.

They hon­our the mem­ory of those who went to World War I and re­mind us not to for­get their sac­ri­fices and our her­itage.

I also thank the RSL for its on­go­ing sup­port of th­ese dis­plays. The car­pet of pop­pies is very strik­ing. Th­ese pop­pies were made by mem­bers of the Be­nalla and dis­trict com­mu­nity.

Many of our ‘‘pop­py­is­tas’’ created th­ese pop­pies for the events of 2014.

The pop­pies have been well cared for since then and are a fit­ting trib­ute for Re­mem­brance Day.

I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to visit the win­dows and con­vey your ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Vin­nies and the RSL. Lest we for­get. — Bron­wyn Pitty, Be­nalla An­zac

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