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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.

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