I can see a light, shining in the distance. I think it’s November, down the end of the dark tunnel that October has felt like. Or maybe it’s a big ol’ star a top a Christmas tree, because FYI Christmas is only sixty one sleeps away (few less if you’re one of those mid-month Bulletin readers)!
I’m excited for November. While many of you gear up to drive round in circles in your paddocks all day, or drive to town and back in your least comfortable vehicle six times a day, or play social sport like a full-time job, or lose your mind watching the countdown to the end of the last school term, or just live in small town pre-summer bliss; I’m going to get some work done. Ag Show is done, Curtain Raisers is (almost) done. I’m looking forward to just having a day job and that’s it! Bets on for how long that lasts...
I have trust in the local postal service that you all would have received a little invite to a community workshop we’re hosting on Monday evening at the Quairading Club. We invite every single person to come along to Thrive to Survive and participate as much or as little as you like. We’ll be watching a couple of short films about “enterprising” rural communities around Australia and then having a good chin wag about what extra we as a community might be able to do. The Quairading CRC has been very lucky to jump on the tail end of some funding from RDA (Regional Development Australia) Wheatbelt to make this possible (which includes dinner for all attendees too!). If you need more reasoning than that to validate your excuse for hittin’ da club on a Monday night, just get in touch!
The Banksia Bulletin has heaps of great reading material this month! Including, three pages from our OIC John Hancock on all that is happening in the local policing world, local election results (congrats again to all those who were not only elected, but nominated), a quick update from Main Roads and a couple of sporting club updates. Don’t forget, if your club or organisation are a member of the Quairading CRC, you can submit a full page of content for the Banksia Bulletin every month!
Opening soon will be the new (it’s totally still new) Quairading Pool, for it’s first full length season! According to some that means it’s time for a wax and a tan (they must have good intentions of attending early morning lap swimming sessions!). Keep an eye on the Passion Sheet in the coming weeks for entry pricing and opening hours.
Alright, I think I’m out of content, for now.
See you from the stage!
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