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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 29th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 30, 2009 MB NEWS Pit stop for cyclists on epic charity ride Cyclists taking part in the Great Australian Bike Ride are greeted by members of the Breakfast Point Rotary Club. CYCLISTS taking part in the Great Australian Bike Ride sampled some local hospitality when they took a few pit stops in the Inner West. The epic 17,800km charity cycle is to raise funds for mental health research and education programs supported by Australian Rotary Health. Burwood Rotary Club president Steve Cookson and other club members provided refreshments for some of the cyclists in Burwood Park. Mr Cookson said his club was a longstanding supporter of Australian Rotary Health. ''This year we've already raised over $5000 for Australian Rotary Health through a Christmas harbour cruise,'' he said. ''We're confident that through other activities we'll surpass the $10,000 the Rotary Club of Burwood donated to Australian Rotary Health last year.'' The cyclists also received a welcome drink from members of the Breakfast Point Rotary Club. NEWS Garden party for kids Ron Delezio at the fundraiser. A CHARITY garden party in Five Dock last week raised $1500 to help critically in- jured children. The money will go to the Day of Difference Foun- dation -- the charity founded by the parents of Sophie Delezio, who suffered life- threatening burns when a car crashed into her Fairlight childcare centre in 2003. Sophie's father, Ron Delezio, was a special guest at the party, which was organised by Five Dock fundraising queen Joyce Duncan. ''He went around and talked to everyone there, which was lovely,'' Mrs Duncan said. ''It was a fantastic event and we were really pleased we didn't have any rain.'' Mrs Duncan first met the Delezio family through her work as a volunteer at The Children's Hospital. She now organises two garage sales and one major fundraising event for the foundation annually. ''I'm very grateful to everyone who helped or do- nated something to the garden party,'' she said. And Mrs Duncan, who is in her 70s, is already plan- ning her next fundraiser. ''I'll be holding another garage sale in the second week in November,'' she said. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 P: 9748 9999 F: 9764 1034 postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday STRATHFIELD COUNCIL WHAT'S ON Computer Club Every Tuesday until 23 June Strathfield Library 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2127351i iww w44 First Tuesday of the month -- Council Meeting Second Tuesday of the month -- Planning Committee Third Tuesday of the month -- Committee meeting as required Council meetings are held at 7pm in the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. Planning Committee meetings are held at 6pm at Strathfield Library and Information Centre, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. Meeting business papers are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, Library and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov. au on the Saturday prior to each meeting. Charity Soccer Match Council is supporting a charity soccer match with all proceeds to be donated to the Strathfield SES pictured here at last year's Spring Fair. Council is supporting a charity soccer match to be held on Friday 8 May from 4pm at Bark Huts, Belfield. Community members are welcome to attend as spectators and all proceeds will be donated to the Strathfield SES. For further information about this event please contact Council. Community Forum Council is inviting residents of Strathfield South, Greenacre and Belfield to come along to the Area Community Forum on May 27 at the Belfield Bowling Club from 6.30pm. It is an opportunity to hear about Council's latest projects and initiatives and to provide feedback to Mayor Keith Kwon, councillors and Council staff. New Meals on Wheels Menu Now Available The Homebush-Strathfield Meals on Wheels has launched a new menu which now includes a range of meals such as salads, soups, traditional meals and dessert favourites like apple crumble and pecan pie. Additionally mini-meals are available which are delivered frozen direct to your door. If you would like to find out more about this service please call 9746 7801. Michael Gordon Community Volunteer Community Voice I was most honoured to be awarded a 2009 Youth Achievement Award under the category of Community Service for my work as a volunteer at Cub Scouts Greenacre. As a young person I decided to give something back to the community and through volunteering with Cub Scouts I have learnt many new skills and also had the opportunity to act as a mentor to children aged 8-11 years. I enjoy volunteering as it gives me a chance to share my Scouting experiences which span over nine years with other people and also enables me to actively participate in community life. Additionally to my volunteering I have successfully completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Community newspapers are essential when seeking information on local products and services to buy -- they are often where people start their search. The Inner West Weekly puts your advertising message in front of people actively seeking to purchase products and services. Looking for some action? Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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