HAPPY PEOPLE SHINE BRIGHTER:
This Banksia Bulletin is flipping massive, and there’s so much more that COULD and SHOULD be in it, but there are only so many pages a printer can handle and so many pages it can throw a staple through! For a moment I considered stapling by hand with the jaws-of-life looking contraption I think might be in the cupboard, but then I remembered I have a life (and technology rulez).
We all claim we’re busy all the time, but surely this proves it? Between sporting fixtures and club fundraising events, social outings, school activities, meetings (ugh, meetings) and on a less light note, funerals - there’s hardly even any time to stress about why it’s not raining properly.
Tagged Around Town is absolutely off chops this month (I assure you, that’s a good thing) taking up a double page spread! Or a centrefold, as I’m sure many of the subjects will claim. It warms my millennial heart to see so many savvy Instagrammers using the hashtag #quairading and spreading the love (I go on a little more about why hashtags are good for all of us on the bottom of page 9).
Four of our local businesses nominated themselves and are finalists in the upcoming Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards. The kudos are in order for Loose Stitches, Quairading Pub, Quairading Tyre & Battery and RG Bumbak & EM Grundy. If you’re looking for a night out and want to support these guys, grab a ticket and head along to the awards dinner which is in QUAIRADING next Friday (7th). Info on page 25.
If you like hearing me telling you what’s what (and it’s fine if you don’t!) and you have been charged with the duty of running a Facebook page for a business, club or community group in our thriving little town, you should totally come to our How to Facebook Workshop on Wednesday 12th July at 6pm. I promise you though, I’ll keep the telling to a minimum and I’m looking forward to an interactive session where we can all share what we know and what we think works and doesn’t work, to get you lot engaged.
You’ll be glad to hear our most recent trainee has successfully flown the coop and has landed safely at the Woodanilling Tavern! There are a few words and a happy snap from Taneika on page 54. A traineeship with a Community Resource Centre is like a stepping stone into a new career and are offered to help individuals build their workplace skills and experience, whilst also completing a certificate through TAFE (or similar) making them ready to take on the world. Taneika’s departure and other staffing changes here at the Quairading CRC mean we are in the market for a new team member! All the info can be found on page 13. If you know a brilliant person, we’d love for you to share the ad with them.
Oh, by the way—it’s my birthday month. YEE HAA!
Coordinator, Quairading CRC
Editor, Banksia Bulletin
1 Parker Street
Quairading WA 6383
PHONE: (08) 9645 0096
FAX: (08) 9645 0098
Written by Jill Hayes, CRC Coordinator