Friday, 29 July 2016

News items August

Chamber Chatter with Tracy
Well, now that the election is behind us, and the rain is still with us, it is hoped that the foot traffic and travellers’ dollars will be back with us.  There have been good reports on successful market days and I congratulate the business houses giving the shoppers these great specials.  If anyone is interested in having a meeting about how to generate more cash into the town feel free to call in, or phone me at the cafĂ© or call in and talk to Bernie at the WCRC.  
Remember: ‘ YOU CANT BUY HAPPINESS BUT YOU CAN BUY LOCAL’.  And that's kind of the same thing.

Portsea  camp opportunity
Buloke Shire Council is offering limited paid places for young residents aged 13 to 16 years to attend the Portsea Camp in September. The five-day camp is from 19 to 23 September. Portsea Camp is a not for profit organisation and provides teenagers with a great camping experience full of challenging and exciting activities, in a safe, stimulating, educational and recreational environment. For details contact Buloke Shire’s Community Development Officer phone 1300 520 520.

Bras and bloomers for a good cause
During August Wycheproof  Post Office is a collection point for good second-hand and new bras, including maternity, mastectomy, crop top bras. Or new knickers and new or good second-hand swim wear to be donated to women in the Solomon Islands by the Uplift project. Uplift  works with Rotary Australia World Community Service. More information is at

Landcare grants
The North Central CMA has announce the 2016-17 Community Grants program is open for applications.  Under the community grants program there are three grant types available: Maintenance (up to $500/group or network) and Start-up Grants (up to $500/group or $1000/network) for groups and networks. Project Grants (up to $10,000) for individuals and groups. Landcare Network Grants (up to $15,000) for Landcare Network.  A copy of the guidelines is available at

 Census night 2016 is 9 August  You can fill in the census on paper or on line. Households will received information from 1 August and this includes log in instructions or paper form. See for information.