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The Association’s Annual General Meeting was held on 25 October 2017, the annual report (click here) was tabled and members for the upcoming term were elected. They were Greg Deimos President/Secretary, Julie Benaim Vice-President, Frank Peiffer Treasurer and Tammy Martin Public Relations Officer. Other committee members are Lynne Habner, Pat Lee, Alison Hargreaves, Tammy Martin and Thomas Jackson.
The Unconfirmed minutes are also available for viewing (click here).
The committee is continuing its work as the community planning group and at its November 2017 meeting advised Council of proposed allocated funds to the Open Air Gallery Project, Donaldson Park Redevelopment Project, Caravan Park update, town entrances and a look into outdoor exercise equipment.
The committee will also be finalising the purchase and installation of two all-weather shelters at the Hard Hill Reserve in late 2017 to early 2018.
A grant from the Association has been made to the Wedderburn Community Centre Committee of Management to paint the Eucy Display room and the external classroom at the centre.
The annual wine tasting event will be held on Friday 9 March 2018. See the flyer (click here).
Another project to be undertaken in the new year is to develop a proposal to purchase and install outdoor exercise equipment in Wedderburn, location and type is yet to be decided.
All members of the community are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the WDA at the Wedderburn Community Centre on Wednesday 25 October 2017
commencing at 7pm.
Only members of the WDA are eligible to vote or stand for office. If you are not yet a member but interested in standing for a committee position please make sure you join the WDA no later than 14 October 2017. Contact Greg Deimos or Frank Peiffer for joining information.
All positions will be declared vacant including president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, public relations officer and six other committee members.
The WDA also plays a vital role as the Community Planning Group and is responsible for the execution of the Wedderburn 2015—2025 Community Plan http://bit.ly/2vYBaJP. If you are interested come along and play your part of this important aspect of the WDA.
Please come along and show your support for the role the WDA plays in your community as a WDA member or a community representative.
In addition to the development and administration of the community plan the WDA is intent on:
- fostering a spirit of socio-economic wellbeing for the community
- promoting Wedderburn as a great place to live, work and visit
- lobbying local, state and federal governments for funds to improve the
economic sustainability of Wedderburn.
The Wedderburn Development Association is holding its third annual wedd’rwinefest on Friday 10 March 2017 at the Wedderburn Hall, between 7pm and 10pm.
The event will bring together some of the regions winemakers, brewers and food producers to sample and savour their products in a friendly relaxing atmosphere. See the flyer for the event by clicking here.
Read more by clicking here
The Wedderburn Development Association held its AGM for 2016 on Wednesday 26 October at the Wedderburn Community Centre. The following office bearers were elected:
- Greg Deimos (President)
- Julie Benaim (Vice-President)
- Lynne Habner (Secretary)
- Frank Peiffer (Treasurer)
- Alison Hargreaves (Public Relations Officer)
- Dale Jackson
- Patricia Lee
- Thomas Jackson
- Geoff Maxwell
- Leigh Randall
- Tammy Martin
The 2016 Annual Report was tabled and adopted by all members. The Annual Report can be read online by clicking here.
Minor changes were agreed to the Constitution, they included:
- the inclusion of the word “live” in the Purpose – this insertion was made to fix an omission from the earlier Constitution.
- removal of any reference to the Wedderburn Ward Councillor being a required position on the committee – the committee felt that it had no authority to require the Ward Councillor to hold a formal position on the committee. The position has no voting rights and was excluded from a quorum count. The Ward Councillor is an invitee to all meetings and as such provides a report on the progress of Council projects affecting Wedderburn. The amendment also removes any conflict of interest that may exist between the Wedderburn Development Association and the Loddon Shire Council.
- clarification of “quorum” – this modification was made to explain that a quorum includes both “executive” and “ordinary” members of the committee.
The Constitution can be viewed by clicking here
Luscious, seductive, smoky, full-bodied, flabby or liquorice. Are these words you would use to describe some of the region’s wines?
If you’re not sure, why not find out for yourself and come along to wedd’rwinefest on Friday 3 June 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at the Mechanics Institute Hall in Wedderburn.
Want your own unique town entrance sign?
Then this is for you!
The Wedderburn Development Association is moving to deliver two more items from the 2015 - 2016 Wedderburn Community Plan:
- Establish town entrance signs depicting Wedderburn's unique environment
- Establish Wedderburn's uniqueness by defining and establishing a brand
The WDA believes these two items are linked and should be completed together.
So what do you think?
How would you like the town to be identified?
The Loddon area Progress/Development Associations Network had its second meeting on 4 May 2016 at the Bush Nursing Centre at Dingee and shared successes and challenges. The meeting was hosted by Alan Newbold and Julie Beck from the Dingee Progress Association.
The meeting was well attended with representatives from Wedderburn, Inglewood, Bridgewater, Newbridge and Pyramid Hill Progress/Development Associations all of whom enjoyed frank and open discussion about current and future projects within their areas.
Wendy Gladman (Director Community Wellbeing) and Allan Stobaus (Manager Community Support) attended the meeting and provided an overview of Council's new structure and spoke briefly on community planning. Wendy and Allan invited and responded to a number of questions from Network members and indicated their preparedness to link into the Network to disseminate information when appropriate and possible.
Iems discussed included:
- outdoor gynasiums
- town entry signs
- distribution of newsletters
Tne next meeing has been scheduled for Wednesday 10 August 2016 in Inglewood. If you have any matters that could be addressed by the Network please contact your local Progress/Development Association members and ask them to raise the matter with the Network.
The latest in news and activities from your WDA.
The AGM was held on 28 October and the committee is now represented by
- Greg Deimos (President),
- Julie Benaim (Vice-President),
- Frank Peiffer (Secretary/Treasurer) and
- Pat Lee (Public Relations Officer).
- Geoff Maxwell, Thomas Jackson, Leigh Randall, Alison Hargreaves and Robyn Vella were elected as ordinary committee members.
The AGM also adopted an updated Constitution to keep in line with regulatory requirements.