You Can Assist: Can Assist in Parkes fundraises to support people in the area with cancer helping with expenses towards medical appointments, accommodation, treatment and pharmacy bills. The funds are raised from street stalls, Bingo, wakes, garage sales at the Parkes Showground and donations from fundraising events. All money raised in Parkes goes to helping people in the shire and all details are kept confidential. There are currently 200 people on their books with at least 100 receiving assistance at any one time. The amount paid towards cancer assistance is $150,500 annually in the Parkes area. A big thank you to everyone for your support and generous donations. The Can Assist committee members are: president Sylvia Glendenning; vice-president Zelma Fisher; secretary Patricia Bailey; assistant secretary Carol Southwell; treasurer Adrianne Brown; assistant treasurer Trevor Southwell; publicity Betty Huntly; contact person for assistance Patricia Bailey on 0447 051 946.
Name Change for NSW Business Chamber: The NSW Business Chamber has changed its name to Business NSW. “The new name and identity build upon our 194- year history and reflect our role as the peak policy and advocacy body representing businesses in NSW,” said Business NSW, Regional Manager – Western NSW, Vicki Seccombe. “As we have in the past, Business NSW will continue to publicly campaign and to work directly with government, stakeholders and the media on behalf of business owners, their employees and the broader community. In the coming month, we will launch Business Australia, a nationwide free-to-join membership-based organisation that will offer advice, support, products and services to all businesses operating in and entering Australia.
New Awning For Aero Club: The official dedication of the awning over the deck at Parkes Aero Club took place last Thursday. President Wade McConnell mentioned the tremendous support received in realising the project. A $20,000 grant was received from the Community Building program with strong suppport from the Parkes Shire Council, construction by Dale Redfern of Forbes and Parkes Readymix Concrete, and voluntary labour provided by club members. Mayor Ken Keith, congratulated the club on providing this asset to the Parkes Airport complex for visiting aviators and supporting the overall master plan for future aviation development.