New faces needed

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE peo­ple be­hind the South Perth Learn­ing Cen­tre are look­ing for younger peo­ple to breathe fresh air into the in­sti­tu­tion.

An AGM will be held this Fri­day dur­ing which a new chair­per­son, sec­re­tary and com­mit­tee mem­bers will be elected.

The meet­ing will be Kevin Trent’s last as chair­man as he is mov­ing to York af­ter 10 years as a mem­ber and two years as chair­man.

Mr Trent said he was sad that he was mov­ing on but keen to re­cruit more peo­ple for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“It started as a place where peo­ple could make friends and so­cialise; one of those peo­ple might have been a pot­ter and so they taught pot­tery,” he said.

“It has grown from be­ing at the back of a church to a home and now at the re­fur­bished civic cen­tre, where we are able to hold four or five classes at a time.

“There are arts, lan­guages and even a group who get to­gether to talk about in­ter­na­tional af­fairs.”

Mr Trent said the com­mit­tee was look­ing for younger peo­ple to get in­volved with the cen­tre.

“There is a bit of con­cern from the City of South Perth, who are our land­lords, that the top­ics that are be­ing de­liv­ered are more for peo­ple at se­nior cit­i­zens cen­tres,” he said.

“We are look­ing for younger peo­ple to come in and help out and al­though we have some­one lined up to be the next chair­per­son, we are open to other peo­ple.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d457736

Kevin Trent with vol­un­teer Ros Raabe at the learn­ing cen­tre.

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