We are entering one of the busiest months for creativity and crafts on the Wycheproof calendar with major events the annual A&P Society Agricultural Show on Wednesday 19 October, the Races Arts and Crafts exhibition on Thursday 27 October and the Mt Wycheproof Cup—Derby Day in the Country on Saturday 29 October. Each of these great events relies on the community to come together and support them. Another major event on the calendar in October is the Friends of East Wimmera Health Service-Wycheproof Open Garden Day on Sunday 23 October.
Each of these events require the dedication of volunteers in planning and assistance on the day. As said before, volunteering is vital for our community and is a great way for new residents to learn more about our town and meet new friends. Several groups―Wycheproof Op Shop, Wycheproof Cancer Support Group, Friends of EWHS: Wycheproof, Wycheproof VISION and Wycheproof Community Museum―need to boost their membership and welcome new volunteers. If you can help, call in to WCRC and be put in contact with organisations.
Wycheproof VISION held its AGM on Tuesday 27 September. Guest speaker was Matt Bennett who provided an interesting insight into the Buloke-Loddon L2P program for young drivers. The program is urgently seeking volunteer driver mentors from Wycheproof. Committee members for 2016-2017 are: President, Jacinta Miller; Vice-President, Caroline Sullivan; Treasurer, Lee-Anne White; and committee members Andrea Coatsworth and Tracy Pardella. As several of the sub-committee are currently in recess, those projects will be overseen by members taking on portfolios. Caroline Sullivan has the Wycheproof Swimming Pool group portfolio and Tracy Pardella has the Chamber of Commerce portfolio. We are waiting on the Friends of Mt Wycheproof to hold a meeting to confirm convenor for that group. The town forum is an important central point for contact in Wycheproof and we ask all clubs, organisations and individuals to support Wycheproof VISION by providing information to the newsletter, social media and website and attend meetings which are held on the third Tuesday of each month.
Looking forward, we seek nominations for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Event and Ambassador awards. Nominations close 31 October and can be left at the WCRC, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to PO Box 8 Wycheproof.