Your Country Your Voice
It was fantastic to be back in Wellington last week and I was delighted to attend the Probus Club’s monthly meeting as their guest speaker.
This is a welcoming local group who focus on events and strengthening ties within the community.
Thank you for having me Wellington Probus Club! Dragon boaters from all over NSW came together on Lake Canobolas at the weekend for the Central West Dragon Boat Regatta.
I had only planned to paddle in one race and ended up in three. Being in less than peak racing condition I was a bit worried I wouldn’t make it through the whole Regatta but got there in the end!
Dragon Boat Racing is a great sport that anyone can participate in. Give it a go if you can!
Well done to all paddlers and thank you to chief regatta official Pearl Butcher, and members of the organising committee - Jen Consadine, Kay Whitehall, June Bennett, Beth Knight and Jan Richards on a fantastic event! I’m reminding our communities that grant applications for round two of the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund close on 14 November, 2017.
Local councils and community organisations are invited to apply through this open competitive round for funding for security enhancement projects, such as CCTV, bollards and lighting. The Safer Communities Fund provides grants of up to $1 million for security infrastructure initiatives that address crime and antisocial behaviour, help reduce the fear of crime, increase feelings of safety, and contribute to the safety of communities that may be at risk of racial and/or religious intolerance.
Further information on the Safer Communities Fund is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund website at www.business.gov.au/safercommunities- fund, or by calling 13 28 46.
Andrew pictured with Wellington Probus Club President Peter Sheridan, Secretary Kaye Munro and Brian Munro.
Andrew pictured with Wellington Men’s Shed member Bill Redfern inspecting the gardens.
Andrew pictured with the One Dream Team.