Agricultural Society Update October 2018

On Saturday 27th October we look forward to the 72nd Gidgegannup Show which is designed as a community event for the whole family. With moderate entrance fees this event is a must.

Show booklets have been circulated at various outlets through the community and beyond. Should you have not obtained one, exhibition sections are available on the Gidge Show page.

Exhibitors are reminded that entry forms need to be in the hand of the Show Recorder not later than 17 October. Late entries will not be accepted.

See you on Saturday 27 October.

Regards,
Colin Mecalf
President – Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Inc.

Vale Robin May

Recently the Gidgegannup community lost a great friend to many.

Robin joined the Agricultural Society Committee in 1999 and in 2000 accepted the position of Chief Ground Steward which she held for 6 consecutive years. From 2011 she held the position of Chief Hall Steward for 3 years.

Robin is well remembered for her friendly demeanour and dedication to any task at hand.

Sincere condolences to her family and friends from the committee & members of the Gidgegannup Agricultural Society.

Craft Workshop

A fun craft workshop with projects in patchwork, mosaics, soft toy making, felting & “war-on-waist”. Something suitable for beginners or advanced.

All proceeds to Koolkuna Women’s Refuge.

Sunday 14 October 2018, 9:00 am thru to 3:30 pm, at the Boya Public Library, Cnr Scott St & Clayton Rd, Boya.

Cost $25, includes lunch, morning tea & afternoon tea, plus fellowship! A wide range of kits available or bring your own

Contact Joy Gregson on 9294 3642 or email.

Community Spring Dinner

Have you got your tickets yet for this year’s celebration of spring in Gidgegannup?

Saturday 13 October 2018. 5:30 pm start to mingle for drinks and nibbles, 6:30 pm sit down to dinner. Includes wine and soft drinks. Held at private home in Gidgegannup.

Tickets are $60.00 pp.

To book please call Penny Morgan 0427 747 210. Address will be given on booking.

Showgrounds Masterplan Information Meeting

Don’t forget this important meeting on Monday 2 October 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Agricultural Hall.

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Community Website Receives EMRC Community Grant

To allow the Gidgegannup Community Website to move from using an older offline database software, we recently applied for an EMRC Community Grant to help fund a change that will allow a number of approved Editors to be able to help our Webmaster in better keeping the website up to date.  Fortunately, we have been advised that we were successful in our application.

Some of the funds will also be used in training some of our Committee to take over some of the day to day content editing.  We are most grateful for this assistance from the EMRC in the form of a cheque for $1,500 that will be presented as part of a small award ceremony at the Red Hill Waste and Recycling facility on Friday 19 Oct 2018.

Brand New Facility for West Gidge Fire Brigade

The WA Government has today announced a record $1.13 million will be invested in a brand new facility for the West Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade.

The funding is the largest ever investment in a stand-alone volunteer bushfire brigade facility in Western Australia’s history.

The new purpose-built facility will house four appliances and include incident control and radio rooms.

It will be spread across 400 square metres and was a result of a collaboration between the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the City of Swan and the West Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade.

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