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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 27 NEWS Cash reward for the community Burwood PCYC manager Gary Davies (left) Burwood RSL Club president John Messenger and RSL general manager Andrew Anderson. THE community is reaping the benefits from Burwood RSL Club's donation of more than $612,200 to community projects. Club general manager Andrew Anderson said: ''The club not only wants to provide subsidised amenities such as entertain- ment, functions, meeting rooms, dining, etc, but also aims to assist as many local people and charities as possible through targeted funding to the community.'' This year's major beneficiaries were Burwood Police Citizens Youth Club, which received a courtesy van worth $10,000; Point Zero Youth Services, which received a $10,000 donation; Burwood Community Wel- fare Services which also received a $10,000 donation and Mary McKillop Outreach, which received $12,000. Other beneficiaries were: Asian Women at Work $7300; Aunties & Uncles Co- operative $2310; Australian Korean Welfare Association $4000; Burwood Council (vari- ous community projects) $35,510; Burwood Senior Computer Club $5000; Burwood Sub Branch -- Women's Auxiliary $3900; CAN Mental Health Inc $1000; Catholic Centre for Hearing Impaired $2000; Chalmers Road School $3000; Child & Family Interagency $3000; Chinese Australian Services $3545; Chinese Elderly Welfare Association $2850; Chinese Parents Association $4000; Ethnic Child Care Family & Community Services $4500; Eurella Community Services $5000; Inner West Disability Network $5000; Inner West Circle Inc $2600; Inner West Neigh- bourhood Aid Inc $4000; Inner West Skills Centre $4500; KU Burwood Pre School $1865; Mary MacKillop Outreach St Vincent De Paul $5000; Rosemount Good Shepherd $1270; Sunnyfield $600; Sydney Tamil Re- source Centre $2000; Technical Aid to the Disabled $2320; The Ella Centre $4849; The Schizophrenia Fellowship $3950; various community organisations and in-kind do- nations $412,866 and West Harbour Rugby Union Football Club $32,500. Community organisations can apply for funding through the Community Develop- ment and Support Expenditure Scheme. Collective effort to impress ABC TV's Collectors host Andy Muirhead chats with Helen Stevenson about her shopping bag collection. THE Botanic Gardens Trust in Sydney may employ the largest number of individual collectors in Australia, with 45 workers putting their ware on show in the Red Box Gallery at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. The collections are a diverse lot and includes Royal Botanic Garden's memor- abilia, antique chocolate moulds, shopping bags, pop-up books, nautiluses and ammon- ites, pigs, jugs and earrings, shaving mugs and razors, waratahs, comics and figurines, owls, biscuit cutters and more. Botanic Gardens Trust graphic designer Helen Stevenson, of Ashfield, collects shop- ping bags. Botanic Gardens Trust executive director Dr Tim Entwisle said he was not surprised so many of the Trust staff were collectors. ''The Botanic Gardens is all about collec- tions,'' he said. ''We have nearly 200,000 plants in our three botanic gardens and the Domain, representing 20,000 different kinds of plants from all other the world. These collections are enjoyed by eight million visitors each year. ''And there is much more behind the scenes. The National Herbarium of NSW has over 1.2 million preserved collections representing the discovery of our flora right back to the time of Joseph Banks. ''There are over five million seeds in our Seedbank at Mount Annan Botanic Garden and a rich collection of books, archives and artworks in our library.'' Dr Entwisle said it was hard to not be infected by the collecting bug. He collects algal specimens from around the country. The Botanic Gardens Trust Collections caught the eye of the ABC TV Collectors program that will showcase some exhibits. Host Andy Muirhead officially opened the exhibition last Thursday. Collectors believes its the first time the show has encountered so many collectors in one organisation. Our Hidden Collections Exhibition is on weekdays until Friday, December 19, at the Red Box Gallery, National Herbarium of NSW, Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. Free entry. Phone 9231 8171.
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