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Editor: Peter Herriman 0429 811 958
Welcome to another local newsletter,
Eudunda is a wonderful place to live, work and play or to visit. We try to give you some of the local news here. There is still so much more news being missed out. You might have a story to tell, seen something worth sharing, want to tell everyone about your organisation or business.
This newsletter could do that for you. Peter Herriman - Editor.
The Regional Council of Goyder wishes to consult with the community regarding the current Australia Day Award Policy and the opportunity to present a One Goyder approach with Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year nominations sought for the whole Council rather than each of the four wards.
You are invited to consider the proposed changes to the current policy and provide written submissions which should be sent to Chief Executive Officer, Regional Council of Goyder 1 Market Square Burra SA 5417; or sent via email@example.com and be received prior to 4.00pm Wednesday 28 April 2021.
During 20th to 26th March 2021, riders raised funds for Canteen during thier 5th tour.
Every year, another 23,000 young people are affected by cancer, whether it’s a close family member’s diagnosis or their own. That’s 63 young people every day.
Over the past four years the Road Raise event has raised over $650,000. These vital funds have provided more than 16,000 hours of vital support to young people aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer.
The Journey sounds simple: On Day 1 the riders left Adelaide for Normanville. On day 2 they made Goolwa, day 3 Harndorf, day 4 Tanunda, day 5 Clare, day 6 Rowland Flat (Barossa), day 7 Back to Adelaide (via Mount Lofty)
Local cyclist Luke Herriman caught up with the cyclists when they called in to Eudunda On Day 6 of the Clare to Rowland Flat (Barossa Valley) section which was also the longest day at 202 kms with 1,832 metres of elevation.
Overall, the average day was between 121km and 202km, and overall the riders travelled 1,000 kms and faced 11,800 metres of climbing elevation.
This was an amazing feat as the riders were not professionals, only enthusiasts wishing to raise funds for Canteen, and they rode the equivilent of Mt Everest AND Mt Kosciuszko combined!
Also amazing was that the ride started out to raise $200,000 and the amount currently raised is $298,106. Well Done Everyone!
Volunteers at the Eudunda Community Op Shop have been thrilled with the response from both locals and afar, embracing the new shop with gusto.
Comments on how nice the shop has been set up, and how bright and airy it is with room to move have been greatly appreciated by all.
Op Shop Coordinator Annie Wilson explained, “We appreciate all those comments, it has made all the hard work worthwhile. There are still more things we want to do, especially painting, both inside and out, and this will have a major impact on the outlook of the shop.
“We are amazed with the generosity of the community, and this includes neighboring townships who have been donating fantastic goods for the shop. It has been a very busy time for our volunteers, as many times the goods are flying off the shelves as quick as we can place them there. This definitely has shown there has been a need in the community, and we are thrilled to be able to fill it.
“I would like to thank our small group of amazing volunteers who have managed to keep the shop going, and flourishing”
The Eudunda Community Op Shop is open every Wednesday to and including Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
This year the Regional Council of Goyder have announced their Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget & Long Term Financial Plan incorporating Asset & Infrastructure Management Plan 2021-2031 is available for review.
Council will meet on Tuesday 18th May 2021 to consider the draft 2021/22 Annual Business Plan.
Interested persons are invited to forward written submissions to the address below (prior to 4.00pm Tuesday 11th May 2021), attend the Council meeting to present submissions, to ask questions and to address Council on the draft business plan.
Council have set aside up to one hour on Tuesday 18th May 2021 from 1.30pm for questions and presentations.
The draft annual business plan is available for inspection at Council Offices and by clicking [ here ]
Submissions should be sent to Chief Executive Officer, Regional Council of Goyder 1 Market Square Burra SA 5417; or sent via firstname.lastname@example.org and be received before 4.00pm on Tuesday 11th May 2021.
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HAVE you ever considered becoming a volunteer driver?
Are you recently retired or do you find yourself with some spare time. Are you unemployed and looking to get back into the workforce?
Becoming a volunteer driver could be for you!
The Mid North Community Passenger Network (MNCPN) is seeking volunteer drivers to help in and around the local community.
All you need is a current driver’s licence and some spare time. A basic accreditation is required to become a volunteer driver which is free. All volunteers are fitted with a uniform and only drive the allocated network car.
The Network provides a vital service transporting people of all ages for medical and specialist appointments.
The Network has increased its services to the Mid North Region by 45 per cent since October 2008 and is growing rapidly.
Network Coordinator, Damien Graham said, “More volunteer drivers are always needed for this vital community service to keep going.”
Currently there are only 4 drivers in the Eudunda area. The Eudunda area is the most used area in the Mid North and having more drivers helps share the load.
Damien continued, “Volunteer drivers get to meet and talk with people who they would not usually come in contact with.
“It’s a confidence boosting experience and many drivers come back with interesting stories of their experiences.”
And it’s not all work.
“There is often an opportunity to socialise or do some shopping or sight-seeing while waiting for the passenger to finish their appointment,” Damien said.
“Being a volunteer driver is a very rewarding experience.”