About 50 NSW Ambulance: volunteers from across the state took part in exercise ‘Extreme’ at Northparkes Mines (NPM) on Sunday dealing with several mock accidents and casualties requiring treatment. Pictured above is Linda Snyman of NPM who volunteered as a casualty.
Budget Boosts Stronger Communities: The Federal Budget delivered funding for an additional round of the popular Stronger Communities Program, meaning local community organisations are set to share in $150,000 made available for the Riverinaelectorate. The grants, ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, help sporting clubs, community groups and volunteer organisations continue their vital work. “If you have a group or a public facility which needs an upgrade, or which can help boost tourism, local volunteerism or build a stronger local community, please have a look at the criteria and share your idea,” said Riverina MP Michael McCormack.
Craft Corner News: At the recent AGM the following committee members were elected: President, Rosemary Mitchell; Vice-President, Shirley Michalk; Secretary, Margaret Tanner; Treasurer, Kerry Buerckner, Treasurer Assist., Bev Dawson; Public Officer, Rhonda Redenbach; Roster Leslie Fischer; Shop Secretary, Carol Lee; Publicity Officer, Ann Reginato.
Winners of the Mother’s Day draw are: 1st prize Angela Crowley and 2nd prize Ann Gehrig (she ceded her prize and May Woods’ name was drawn as the winner). Please note the Knit and Natter day has been changed to 26th July at 10:30am All are welcome. Please like us on Facebook. Any enquiries contact President Rosemary on 6862 2570 or Secretary Margaret on 686 23240. The next meeting is at 10am on 14th June – newcomers welcome. You can also visit the shop in Clarinda Street if you are looking for a special gift.
Can Assist Benefits From Aero Spectacular Profit: With over 2,000 people attending the Parkes Aero Spectacular in April, the Parkes Aero Club celebrated its 70th anniversary and was able to make a little profit. The celebration included a thrilling display by the RAAF Roulettes with their aerobatic stunts and manoeuvres. Last Friday club members Warwick Tom and Greg Rout handed over a $2,000 cheque to Can Assist to help them with their vital work in the community. Can Assist Secretary, Pat Bailey said every contribution helped to reach their goal of $100,000 plus per year, which were all spent locally to help families affected by cancer. She said the local branch had about 40 volunteers who spent a lot of time on fundraising. The Parkes Aero Club has a fully serviced club house at the airport, which Warwick said was available to the community to hire.