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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 13th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 14, 2009 MB NEWS Don't knock the volunteer's efforts THE Salvos are in an unenviable position: as the recession bites corporate donations dip while at the same time demand on its services increase. The Salvation Army says this year they will rely more than ever on individual donations from their annual doorknock, the Red Shield Appeal. They hope to raise $73 million across Australia during the annual doorknock appeal on May 23 and 24 and have appealed for volunteer doorknockers. At the launch of the appeal, patron Governor-General Quentin Bryce said giv- ing to the Red Shield Appeal was a chance to reach out to help those who were most vulnerable and disadvantaged. '''It's giving shelter, help, food and clothes, the most basic necessities, helping women and families, youth work and rehabilitation, caring for the aged and disabled,''' she told 400 business leaders at the launch. ''In everything I do I see the very best of human endeavour, right across our country people from all walks of life, some strident leaders, others quietly in the background. ''People who selflessly think of others, get involved, make things hap- pen. ''Wherever I go, the Salvation Army is always there.'' Gaming Minister Kevin Greene, who donated $200,000 on behalf of the State Government, said: ''The community is very generous in their financial support of the Salvation Army, but in many cases they can't give that financial support if there's not a generous volunteer there to knock on the door. ''It would be an absolute tragedy if someone was willing to give financially and it didn't occur because we didn't have the volunteers out there to bring in those donations.'' To volunteer ring 13 72 58. Donations can also be made at www.salvos.org.au or look for the donation envelope inside this edition of the Inner- West Weekly and send it off today. Salvos appeal for volunteers CANADA Bay residents are being urged to take part in the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal doorknock on May 24. Nearly every home in Australia will be doorknocked by volunteers to help the Salvo's raise $9 million. Lance Brooks from Canada Bay charity Communities for Communities is organising the local effort. ''The Red Shield doorknock appeal is a great day where volunteers are out in their community, meeting their neighbours, making new friends and building com- munity,'' he said. ''We need to have about 300 people of all ages doorknocking on the day.'' To volunteer, phone Lance on 0407 223 939 or email info@communities forcommunities.com.au 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 Area Community Forum Strathfield South area 27 May 6.30-8.30pm FREE Belfield Bowling Club Light refreshments served E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2127351i iww w46 First Tuesday of the Month -- Ordinary Council at 7pm, Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Second Tuesday of the Month -- Planning Committee at 6pm Iron Bark meeting room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush Third Tuesday of the Month -- As required • Environmental Committee • Social Committee • Economic Committee Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Mayor's Message This week celebrates National Volunteer Week (11-17 May) and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful volunteers in our community who generously donate their time and services to many local organisations. Through your support, dedication and commitment your volunteer work is helping many people in our community across a broad range of areas including heritage and arts, environment conservation, emergency services, education, social justice and sports for the benefit of the Strathfield community. In Australia there are over 5 million people who volunteer and without their support many charities would struggle to survive. So this week, if you know someone who is a volunteer say thank you as their contributions are helping to make a difference in society. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in our community please contact Council. Cr Keith Kwon Mayor of Strathfield STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Community Forum Strathfield South Council invites 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 Kwon, councillors and Council staff. Unit Occupancy Potential health and safety issues can arise when residential flat buildings are over-occupied. These concerns can include a potential hazard for dumping of illegal waste, reduction in on-street parking and increased noise in a residential unit building as a result of over crowding. If you have any concerns with residential flat buildings in our community or need further information please contact Council. Spring Fair Planning This year Council is hosting its Spring Fair on Sunday 27 September and community members are welcome to get involved either as a volunteer, stallholder or entertainer. If you would like to be part of Council's largest outdoor event of the year contact Nicole Andary of Council on 9748 9999. Charity Soccer Match Council supported a charity soccer match last Friday at Bark Huts, Belfield with local businesses and the community generously donating over $11,000 to the Strathfield SES. Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 2112014i iww wk46 Shopping made easy .... You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza Centre Trading Hours Monday 9am-5.30pm Tuesday 9am-5.30pm Wednesday 9am-5.30pm Thursday 9am-9.00pm Friday 9am-5.30pm Saturday 9am-5.00pm Sunday 10am-4.00pm INFORMATION FROM YOUR COUNCIL 1a Marlborough Street, Drummoyne NSW 2047 Tel 9911 6555 Fax 9911 6550 www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au Tuesday, 26 May 2009 Concord Community Centre 6.30pm At this free seminar, a panel of planning of cers and local experts share their knowledge. Visit www.renovatersdestination.com.au to nd local businesses and the renovating events that are scheduled this year. For further information contact Council on 9911 6555.
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