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Welcome to our Newsletter for April 2021
This Community Newsletter provides information on:
  • Grants; 
  • Resources;   
  • Best practice; and 
  • Community and Club Events. 
Its purpose is to inform and unify our communities in becoming inclusive, vibrant and healthy. It is not a comprehensive resource of all available grants, local community and club events, etc. but we try our best to share what we can here! You are welcome to share this information onwards. 
 
In this Issue
  • Celebrations
  • Survey
  • Resources & Tips
  • Grants & Opportunities 
  • Local Volunteering
  • Not For Profit Law
  • Resources
  • Events
*Note: The Shire of Gingin Community Development Officer Helen Sutherland's mobile number has changed to 0419 604 101.
Local News
GUESS WHAT JUST TURNED 50?  

Congratulations to the Guilderton Country Club for their milestone 50th Anniversary. Celebrations were in order with the Shire President Councillor Wayne Fewster, past Shire Clerk Norman Wallace and current Guilderton Country Club President Sarah Goy unveiling the commemorative plaque. The Guilderton Country Club facility was built by volunteers and it is a testimony to the dedication and commitment  of past and present volunteers and the sustained support from the Guilderton and surrounding communities that the Guilderton Country Club continues to create quality life memories and a community service for all. 
Tips & Resources
Concessions WA ConcessionsWA is an easy-to-use online resource where you can search by category, concession card type or people group to find details on more than 100 rebates, concessions and subsidy schemes provided by the Government of Western Australia. For example did you know about the Hardship Utility Grant Scheme (HUGS). 'HUGS' assists customers in financial hardship with their connection to essential services. Customers may be eligible for financial assistance through HUGS where payment arrangements and other hardship strategies have been exhausted.

Are You Wondering What You Can Do Before You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine? Linking your myGov and Medicare accounts is a simple step you can take right now that will make a big difference when it comes to accessing your vaccination certificate. You can access myGov here

Need To Update Your myGovID email? If you use myGov to gain access to government services, you can now update your myGovID email address in the latest version of the myGovID app. To update your email, go to 'My identity' in your myGovID app, select your current email address and follow the prompts. If you've set up your myGovID on more than one device, you'll need to ensure the app is updated to the latest version on all devices before changing your email address. Find out more.
Covied-19 -Stay Up To Date on the measures being taken to protect the community and minimise potential impacts by visiting the WA Government website. The WA COVID-19 information line is 13 268 43.
Mask Wearing - It is not mandatory for children under 12 to wear a mask in Australia. According to the Australian Department of Health, only 4.5% of Covid-19 cases have been in school aged children. Children over 12 years of age should wear a mask on public transport.
Helping Your Kids With The Pandemic.
JobMaker Hiring Credit - The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years.Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021.Read more to find out eligibility criteria and access the payment estimator.
Win a $5,000 Family Holiday - Sign up to RAC Little Legends Club
Join Good Sports And You Could Win $1000* For Your Club! Good Sports can support you in the areas that clubs have told them were their biggest challenges post-pandemic:  
•    member and volunteer engagement
•    financial security  
•    mental health support.   
Designed for busy sports clubs, Good Sports takes the guess work out of complying with legal requirements and gives you the upper hand when it comes to attracting funding, new members and volunteers. Access the program online on any device and work through it at your own pace.  There’s no cost – Good Sports is free for all community sporting clubs.

Have A Query About Volunteer Management Issues Or Good Practice? There is free NEW Service to support your volunteer organisation. Email your queries to the Volunteering WA helpdesk, VIOHelp@volunteeringwa.org.au  / More Information.

RELEASED TODAY - THE VOLUNTEERING RESOURCE HUB - This is an initiative of Volunteering Australia. It brings together in one space all useful, evidence-based and current best practice resource, tools, research and information to support effective volunteer management. It is The One Stop Shop For All You Need To Know About Supporting Your Volunteers. A MUST LOOK!! 


Exercise During Pregnancy - What you need to know - Exercise during pregnancy has both short-term and long-term health outcomes for mum and baby. Learn how the physiological changes affect exercise. 

Free 4-lesson This Way Up Managing Insomnia course - THIS WAY UP , a provider funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing is focusing on sleep and how we can best develop the skills for a good night's kip. Whether it's restlessness, sleeplessness or chronic insomnia, they share some tips on helping you develop a healthy - and ongoing -  sleep routine. 

Discover 3 common myths about sleep that often contribute to insomnia.

Find out which milk is best suited to you and your family? With so many different types of milk on the market, it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. Learn all you need to know to make an informed buying decision.

Make The Right Call! - Water based recreational activities are a great way to stay mentally and physically active, but it is important to Make The Right Call before you jump in, set sail or cast a line. Access Royal Life Saving WA’s new Make The Right Call  campaign to learn about good decisions to make around the water to make sure you keep yourself safe.

Walking Bingo - Discover and connect with community. Click here to find out more and to download examples.
WATER SAFETY SURVEY Are you a grandparent of a child aged 0-4?
If you are a grandparent of a child aged 0-4, you are invited to complete a survey about children’s water safety. The feedback you provide will help to improve education and awareness programs. Get in quick to enter the draw to win one of two $100 Coles Myer gift cards. FIND OUT MORE
GOT SOMETHING THAT FLOATS? Don't Forget To Download Deckee for the latest weather conditions, safety information and alerts for WA. The app also shows your vessel’s position, speed zones, activity areas, boat ramps, courtesy moorings, port and marine park boundaries, and you can set expiry reminders for safety equipment, access coast cams and the official WA maritime safety hub. If you’re on the water in WA get Deckee now!
Double the Fun with KidSport
The State Government has doubled KidSport vouchers to ensure WA kids have the greatest opportunity to participate in year-round sporting activities. This will see more WA families get involved in kids participation in organised sport with up to $300 assistance for each eligible family, in the form of two $150 vouchers to assist with sports fees. Targeting low-income families, the second voucher will become available on the 1 July 2021. Read more.
Welfare Support &
Emergency Services Contacts
YOUTH ONLINE AND PHONE COUNSELLING SERVICES
Feeling disconnected, stressed or anxious? Back to school season and COVID-19 coverage can cause a whirlwind of emotions. Here are some Youth services that are offering online or phone counselling at this significant time:
  • HelpingMinds – 1800 811 747. Free mental health support services. Make an appointment between 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday. Video or phone chat is available 7.00am - 7.00pm.
  • Headspace – 1800 650 890 or chat online at eheadspace.
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 or online chat.
  • Butterfly Foundation – Call 1800 334 673, chat online or email. Open 8.00am - midnight, seven days a week for anyone in Australia affected by an eating disorder or body image issue.
  • YouthFocus – Call 6266 4333 to access support. For tips on staying mentally well please visit their website.
  • ReachOut – Visit the ReachOut forums to browse an anonymous, supportive safe space and connect with like-minded liked-experienced people.
  • For emotional support targeting children and young people under the age of 25, call Kids Helpline anytime on 1800 55 1800. 
PARENTING SUPPORT
Ngala Parenting Line - The Ngala Parenting Line is a free support service for parents of children aged 0 to 18 years. Their trained professionals are there to provide support to your questions and concerns. Contact the Ngala Parenting Line on 9368 9368
 
ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT
Road Trauma Support WA - Individuals can access free phone counselling if they have been impacted/affected by a motor vehicle accident or fatality. Phone - 1300 004 814  / Website .
Coping After Trauma Fact Sheet  Witnessing Road Trauma Fact Sheet Supporting Someone Fact Sheet  / Helping A Child After Road Trauma Fact Sheet

 
SUPPORT FOR FIFO
 This FIFO Life - This website is useful for anyone who works with the FIFO community and features blogs with tips, links, articles and videos about a wide range of topics that raise awareness of mental health with a searchable directory of services and resources. 
 
FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
COVID-19 may lead to increased rates of family and domestic violence with additional risks for women and children, particularly with the introduction of necessary movement restrictions and isolation measures. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, please be assured that family and domestic violence services are still operating. Some services may provide support in different ways as required under health directives.
 
EMERGENCY
If an emergency or if you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger call the police on 000.

If it is not an emergency, there are 24-hour helplines available to provide support. Please visit this Family and Domestic Violence Help page for more information.
Beware of Snakes

CAN YOU NAME THESE SNAKES? (picture a)

There is no shortage of venomous snakes in Western Australia - so why are so many of us unable to identify those which can kill us and those which are harmless? According to Curtin University research, almost half of survey participants across rural and urban areas of WA were unable to correctly identify the different types of venomous and non-venomous snakes. “Western Australia has more than 600 species of reptiles, of which 14 per cent are venomous,” Dr Wolfe said. “Misidentification may be a fatal mistake for either the person or the snake.


ONE OF THESE SNAKES IS POISONOUS. WHICH ONE? (picture a or picture b)

Lead researcher Dr Ashleigh Wolfe said that despite the high number of venomous snakes in WA, there was little knowledge of which were deadly or how to best manage a snakebite.

ANSWERS: At the end of this newsletter.

 

(picture b)
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? 

Slither and Sliders - An educational reputable Reptile organisation is providing information and a reptile display on the YOUTH DAY IN GUILDERTON WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL IN THE GUILDERTON COMMUNITY HALL. Commencing from 11.00-1.00pm. Entry is free due to sponsorship from the Guilderton Roadhouse, the  Guilderton Country Club and the Guilderton Community Association. 
St. John Ambulance Lancelin is also providing, at this time and same location, snake bite education and a free practical session on snake bite procedure which includes a hands on 'How to bandage for a snake bite.'
THANK YOU TO ALL GROUPS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND TIME IN SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY. 
ABC Reading Eggs was created by experienced Australian teachers to help your child learn to read and prepare for school. Guided lessons are easy to follow and match your child's ability. They also have an, ABC Mathseeds designed for kids aged 3⁠–⁠9. This fun‑filled learning adventure is designed to teach essential early numeracy skills while nurturing a love of maths.
What is NewAccess for Small Business Owners?
•    A free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue.
•    Designed to support small business owners (like you) manage life stress so they can move forward
•    The structured six session program will give you practical tools
•    You'll work with a coach who has experience running their own small business. They will guide you through a tailored, personal program
•    No doctor’s referral or mental health treatment plan required - so you don't have to visit a doctor first
•    It’s available via phone, video call from 8am to 8pm.
NewAccess for Small Business Owners will be available nationally early March. If you would like to be contacted when the program is ready please register.
AWARD NOMIINATIONS AND VOLUNTEER GRANT
WA Youth Awards Nominations -  Closes 5 March 2021

The WA Youth Awards recognise young Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years for their achievements and contributions to the community.  
2021 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards - Closes 5 March 2021
Do you know a volunteer, or organisation who goes above and beyond? 
National Volunteer Week - Recognition Grants - Closes 7 March 2021
Up to $1,000 to organise an event which recognises and thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week (Monday 17 - Sunday 23 May 2021)
The Betterlink Group  have been engaged by the WA Dept of Primary Industries and Regional Development to run an Aboriginal Business Leadership Program (ABLP) across the Wheatbelt. This program provides business support services to existing or emerging Aboriginal Wheatbelt businesses through a tailored program for up to 15 participants to develop their business through intensive mentoring and training supports over a 4-5 month period. For more information or to contact Paul 0405 702 123  / email.
Swimming for All - Swimming for All is a free learning package of four video modules and some downloadable resources; developed to help you enhance your skills around supporting people with disability including those with complex needs, to enjoy the pool and learn to be safe in the water and swim. Swimming for All Course Outline • Developmental Disability WA - DDWA

Foundations to Understanding Behaviour - Foundations to understanding behaviour is a free learning package of five video modules, developed to help you enhance your knowledge and skills around supporting people with disability and complex communication needs.Foundations to Understanding Behaviour Course Outline • Developmental Disability WA - DDWA. For more information on our online courses contact 94207203 or email.
Covid Support Hotline for people with disability and their families. 1800 031 093
It’s not something we often think about, but certain swimwear colours should be avoided for safety reasons. Though practically impossible to see, there is a child swimming under the water in this photo, showing just how easily a child wearing the wrong coloured swimwear can literally disappear from view (he was wearing pale blue shorts). This image has been circulating online recently and highlights the importance of children wearing brightly coloured and visible clothing while swimming – along with the importance of always actively supervising children around water! Read More.
Grants & Opportunities
FREE GRANT DIRECTORY  - https://rdawa.grantguru.com.au/ 
Arts Grants Available 
Heart Beat Club grants / Royal Life Saving WA Heart Beat Club grants for Terms 1 & 2, 2021.
The Heart Beat Club grants are an initiative of the Keep Watch toddler drowning prevention program and aim to increase access to CPR training among high need parent groups. Applications to host a free Heart Beat Club session are invited from Western Australian community organisations which support parents who may have barriers to accessing first aid training.

Building Better Regions Fund Closes 5 March 2021
Local communities, particularly those impacted by loss of regional tourism, can apply to receive project financial support. For new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional areas. From $5,000.

NAIDOC Grant  Closes 15 March 2021 
From $200 to $1000 for NAIDOC Week activities that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to the country and society.

COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants Closes 18 March 2021
Up to $10,000 to implement projects that engage young people (10–25 years) in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes for young people in the community.

Coles Nurture Fund  Closes 19 March 2021
Up to $500,000 to help small to medium Australian producers, farmers and manufacturers to innovate and grow their business.

Festivals Australia Closes 26 March 2021
This program seeks to celebrate the intrinsic capacity of the arts to engage, inspire and make meaning for all Australians, while supporting the celebration of place and promoting a sense of community identity. This program is available biannually which generally opens in February and September each year.

NAB Foundation Community Grants Closes 31 March 2021
Grants of up to $10,000 to fund local projects aiming to: help people and places prepare for natural disasters, assist in short and long-term recovery efforts, build community resilience against future disasters, strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters, and/or help communities reduce their climate risk. 

Coastwest Grants Closes 31 March 2021
To support coastal land managers and community organisations to undertake projects to rehabilitate, restore and enhance coastal sites.    

Budget Direct Sponsorship Closes 31 March 2021 
$1,000 - $5,000 to help create happy and healthy communities.


**NEW Community NRM Funding  Expressions of interest closes 5 April 2021
New Community Collaboration Grant category for National Resource Management supports collaborative projects between three or more natural resource management groups.  


Community Stewardship Grants Program  Closes 17 May 2021   
$1000 to $450,000 to support community-based projects that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area, conserve WA’s biodiversity and maintain or build the capability of NRM community groups across the State. 

Caravan Park Defibrillator Subsidy Program  Closes 30 June 2021
Up to $1,000 per unit available on a dollar for dollar matched funding basis to encourage caravan park operators to install the devices.         

2021-22 Saluting Their Service Closes 8 February 2022
Preserve Australia’s wartime heritage, a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation. Two types of grants available. Community and Major.

Synergy This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Suitable for Innovative energy programs, projects or organisations which deliver lasting economic, social or environmental benefits.Projects and events that educate and raise awareness of energy management knowledge and skills within schools and the wider community.Local programs that have a lasting benefit and value to the community (whether it be social, environmental or economic value).

Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme - This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Aims to provide a rebate to commercial broadacre farmers for an audit of their water supply to improve the sustainability of their water usage. $1,000 Max.

Construction Training Fund – Employer Grants Program - This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Aims to support employers to reduce the cost of employing an apprentice or trainee in a range of construction occupations in WA. $25,000 Max
Disability Employment Services (DES) Wage Subsidy Scheme - This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Provides a financial incentive to encourage an employer to give a DES participant an opportunity to demonstrate their suitability for ongoing employment.

Does Your Organisation Need More Volunteers?  Volunteering WA can support you!
Step 1. Check to ensure you have Public Liability and Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance in place
Step 2. Register to become a (FREE) Regional Affiliate today
Step 3. Complete the Position Description template and email it to us
If you wish to take full advantage of Volunteering WA's many other benefits you can visit their membership webpage. The Shire of Gingin is registered with Volunteering WA, this means you are registered too. 
Volunteering
Volunteering is a proven pathway to participation and social connectedness and provides a wealth of opportunities, including contributing to the social fabric of our communities. The Shire of Gingin would like to offer an invitation to you to participate as a volunteer in the Gingin Triathlon. Brilliant, brilliant family and community day. Contact Shire of Gingin Events officer Amy via email9575 5162  or events@gingin.wa.gov.au
Are you in the process of applying for a Shire of Gingin grant and have not ticked the box - 'Have you volunteered in your community or for the Shire of Gingin? The Gingin Triathlon is an opportunity for you to tick a box and have a fun time. For more details please contact Shire of Gingin Events officer Amy via email /   9575 5162  or events@gingin.wa.gov.au
Working with volunteers app - This tool will help organisations with volunteers to understand the key legal obligations they have towards volunteers. The key topics include recruitment, safety, unlawful workplace behaviour, managing performance and ending the volunteer relationship.After you complete the app, you'll be able to print out a report with an overview of the legal issues, recommendations and links for further information all based on your answers.
How Exercise Can Help You Recover From Cancer - Exercise may feel like the last thing someone wants to do during cancer recovery, but research shows it could make all the difference by helping to boost energy levels, minimise side effects and even enhance the recovery process. Read More.
To help provide education as to the benefits of physical activity in cancer care, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) published a free eBook. This eBook covers common cancer types and discusses how exercise provides varying benefits, with the help of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
The ESSA also includes active information for all ages living with chronic conditions, injury or illness who want to experience the true benefits of exercise in their recovery journeys.
Not for Profit Law
Working With Children Checks - A few specific points -
•    The WWC Check is a strategy aimed at protecting children. It is one element of the National Principles of Child Safe Organisations.
•    Employers and organisations have responsibilities under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004.  Visit the WWC Check website for more information.
•    It’s important that employers and organisations keep records to demonstrate their compliance. Visit the ‘Record keeping’ page on the WWC Check website for guidelines and tools.
•    Only people engaging in child-related work are eligible to obtain a WWC Check. See our ‘Do I need a WWC Check?’ video or visit the Who Needs a WWC Check? page on the WWC Check website.
•    The WWC Screening Unit has a range of resources available to assist organisations:
o    WWC Check Compliance Toolkit
o    WWC Check Compliance Toolkit for Sport and Recreation;
o    Factsheet 5: Information for Employers and Volunteer Organisations
o    Factsheet 18: WWC Checks in the Sport and Recreation Sector.
•    The Screening Unit also has its own YouTube Channel, WWC Check Western Australia - YouTube, where you can access a number of WWC Check infographic videos.
MORE CHANGES TO COME - WATCH THIS SPACE !!

Charity Annual Information Statement Checklist - A helpful checklist to ensure you have everything necessary to complete your charity's Annual Information Statement.
Employment and Volunteering Vaccination Requirements - As Australia plans a vaccine rollout in 2021, some employers are already thinking about whether they can require their workers to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Organisations that work with vulnerable groups or have direct contact with the public might have a greater sense of urgency to vaccinate their staff. As we still await guidance from state and federal governments on this issue, organisations should be cautious about requiring vaccination as a condition of employment. The safety benefits need to be balanced with other legal issues including:
•    Unfair dismissal claims - Employers might have difficulties defending unfair dismissal claims in situations where their workplace can be reasonably regarded as COVID-safe by using other means such as social distancing, masks or even personal protective equipment.  
•    Discrimination claims - Employers need to consider whether vaccination should be an inherent requirement of the employment and what would be considered a reasonable basis for refusal; watch out for discrimination on the basis of medical or religious grounds.
•    Workers compensation claims - Employers may face workers’ compensation claims from employees who experience harmful side effects from the COVID vaccine if the vaccine is taken as an employment directive in work environments where vaccination is not mandatory.

What about volunteers? - If your organisation has volunteers you may want to start thinking about your approach to the vaccine – this may depend on factors like who are your service-users, the size of your volunteer workforce, other COVID-19 precautions in place, and how volunteer work is currently being performed. As we wait for further government advice, you may want to start thinking about your messaging to volunteers around vaccines. If you want to put mandatory requirements in place (for example, making vaccination a requirement for volunteering), you may need legal advice. Note: Each organisation will have to take an approach based on its own circumstances and in line with government advice.  The Justice Connect Not for profit Law will follow developments on this issue and publish updates on their website.
Income Tax Exemption App - Find out if your organisation could be eligible for income tax exemption, or remains eligible (if already accessing the income tax exemption). This app will ask you questions about your group and produce assessments as you work your way through. You can use the tailored report to discuss the income tax exemption with your group and advisers (a lawyer or tax accountant).
Getting Started App - This app can help your not-for-profit group decide whether it should incorporate. It covers the benefits and obligations of incorporating and the legal structures available. This app also considers whether your group is eligible to register as a charity with the ACNC. You'll be able to download a tailored report after you complete the app.
Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines – In-Language Resources - Information about COVID-19 vaccines has been translated into multiple languages.Find out more here: COVID-19 vaccine information in your language | Australian Government Department of Health


Neighbour Day – Sunday 28th March 2021 - Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with their neighbours. Neighbours matter (whether near, far, or online), and now, more than ever, is the time to make creative connections and to stay connected. Knowing your neighbours, and your broader community has never been more important. We are asking everyone to get creative, reach out, and to encourage social connection. Connected people connect communities. The Neighbour Day 2021 theme is ‘Every day is neighbour day’ – building on the growing movement of people taking neighbourly actions every day of the year.
Download full Event Host eKit https://neighbourday.org/e-kit/ND-e-kit-2021-for-hosts.zip

What is EyeGuide? - EyeGuide provides state-of-the-art eye tracking technology to help capture important data about the athletes brain health. It's a quick diagnostic portable device to determine concussion for contact sports. EyeGuide is for coaches, managers, doctors and sports trainers invested in the wellbeing of their team members.
Eventbrites Covid-19 Satety Playbook for Events - This is an essential resource for determining what risks are likely to be present at your event and how to minimise these risks.
A Guide To Participating In Zoom Meetings
Protecting Animals in Emergencies.  How Can We Do this?
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has published an article with helpful toolkits and resources about protecting animals (including companions, livestock and wildlife) in an emergency. The article includes information on the following; emergency plan, emergency kit, removal of hazards around your property, evacuation and relocation (safer areas), and animal identification. The article can be accessed here.
Local Events
Moore Arts Annual Easter Exhibition to be held on Saturday 3rd April 2021 in Guilderton. 
Community Celebrating Youth 
APRIL - FREE YOUTH ROADSHOW COMMENCES - SATURDAY 10TH  TO FRIDAY 16TH APRIL
Saturday 10 - Arts in the Park /Wangaree Park /  Lancelin /  10.00-3.00pm
Monday 12  - Free Entry and Activity /Gingin Aquatic Centre /  Pool Open Hours

Tuesday 13 - Free Activities, Entertainment, Demonstrations /Gingin Football Oval /  10.00-2.00pm
Tuesday 13 - Free Tennis Fun Activities / Gingin Tennis Courts  / 9.00 - 1.00pm
Tuesday 13 -
Free Painting Workshop Dadaa /  Lancelin / 10.00-12.30pm
Wednesday 14 -Free Activities, Entertainment, Demonstrations /Guilderton Foreshore and Gabbadah Park Guilderton / 10-2.00pm
Wednesday 14 - Free Bus from Gingin to Guilderton Event Available for Youth only 12 years+. ** Conditions apply
Thursday 15 - Free Activities, Entertainment, Demonstrations/Wangaree Park Lancelin / 10.00-2.00pm
Friday 16
- Free Activities - Rocket making, Space Explore program / Gravity Centre /  Military Rd Yeal /10.30-4.00pm
Friday 16 - Free Tennis and Netball fun activities / Gingin Tennis and Netball Courts / 9.00am-1.00pm
All activities were chosen by Youth with support and sponsorship by the Department of Communities, Road Safety Commission, local businesses, the Shire of Gingin, Community Associations and Resource Centres. More details to come. 
If you would like to sponsor or support activities or request further information  please contact Helen Sutherland Shire of Gingin Youth Officer / 0419 604 101.

One-off World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour event at Rottnest Island. The 12-day Rip Curl Rottnest Search will be held at Strickland Bay from May 16-26  and attracts the world’s top professional surfers. Read more.
Do you know a local community or craft group that may be interested in joining the Purple Road to help raise awareness of Elder Abuse? It’s a fantastic, creative way to engage and support our older community. The Purple Road is a community awareness campaign facilitated by the Older People’s Rights Service at Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre to raise awareness and provide support for older people experiencing abuse. The Purple Road now extends over 20 metres, so this is an opportunity for more groups to create their own personalised section of the growing road. All the groups who have joined the Purple Road will be invited to come together on 15 June on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Seniors Week (November) to display and join the road as one. Available upon request, are on-line packs which includes a Purple Road video and instructions to get you started. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Email / 9440 1663
SNAKE QUESTION ANSWERS:
(picture a) Baby Dugite - Poisonous
(picture b) Legless Lizard - Not Poisonous
Enquiries
Helen Sutherland
Community Development Officer
Mobile: 0419 604 101
Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5162
Email: Helen.Sutherland@gingin.wa.gov.au
Amy Gibbs
Community Events & Services Officer
Direct Tel: (08) 9575 5162
Email: Amy.Gibbs@gingin.wa.gov.au
Disclaimer - The Shire of Gingin does not endorse any other website and the information contained herein is not intended to be a source of advice or credit analysis with respect to the material presented and the information and/or documents contained in this newsletter do not constitute investment advice. 
 
In relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the information contained in this publication is generic and should not replace professional advice concerning individual circumstances. The pandemic continues to evolve rapidly and the accuracy of the information contained in this newsletter cannot be guaranteed should the situation have changed following the date of issue for this newsletter.
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