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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 2 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 3, 2008 NEWS BRIEFLY Crisis centre funding A PROJECT to educate tertiary students in NSW about rape and sexual violence had been allocated a State Government grant of $8500, Drummoyne Labor MP Angela D'Amore said. Ms D'Amore said the funding had been given to the NSW Rape Crisis Centre to produce an information kit that would reach all new university and TAFE students. Help cancer patients BURWOOD residents can buy a lavender product at the CUA (Credit Union Australia) Burwood branch during Lavender for Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Week from July 7 to 13. The Burwood branch will sell a variety of lavender merchandise including teddy bears, lapel pins, lip balm, potpourri and soaps. All funds raised will help the Leukaemia Foundation continue providing free care, accommodation, practical, emotional and financial help to patients and families. For details call 1800 620 420. Give hospice a lift WESTS Ashfield is getting behind a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Randwick, which is hosting a three-course dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Sail Adrift for a New Lift, on July 31, aims to raise more than $130,000 for a new lift to be installed in the house. The Whitlams will entertain on the evening. Tickets cost $195 a person. To buy a ticket call Tamara on 8752 2062 or email Tamara.Clayton@westsashfield.com.au Revolutionary study YOUNG people and adults in the Inner West experiencing social anxiety may benefit from a revolutionary new Sydney University study. The study's lead researcher, Dr Adam Guastella from the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute, said the treatment involved a combination of cognitive-behaviour therapy and d-Cycloserine (DCS), an antibiotic commonly used to treat tuberculosis. The treatment trial will take place at the institute's Camperdown Clinic. Phone 9351 0881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Venture into business APPLICATIONS are now called for NSW Pitch '08, a major event designed to connect innovative business ventures with development capital as part of Small Business September. There is also the chance to win prizes to the value of more than $60,000. All 10 short-listed businesses will receive business mentoring as well as access to presentation, pitch training, audio-visual resources and a free consultation with Davies Colliers Cave to assess their intellectual property requirements. NSW Pitch '08 will be held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on Saturday, September 6. The application deadline is Monday, July 7. Applicants and attendees can register online at www.pitch08.com.au Playground upgrade MONTAGUE Park is under construction as a new playground for Drummoyne youngsters. Canada Bay Council is building and upgrading playgrounds as part of its let's play strategy, which aims to have playgrounds within reach of everyone in the community. The council has already upgraded numerous parks in the area and plans to develop new playgrounds at Henry Lawson Park in Abbotsford, Timbrell Park in Five Dock and McIlwaine Park in Rhodes. PLC goes global PRESBYTERIAN Ladies College has been expanding world ties. Principal Dr Bill McKeith has just returned from China, having made new contacts with Chinese educators. The Croydon school believes in strong global ties and currently has exchange students from New Zealand, Vietnam, France and Britain. Dr McKeith said a global experience was imperative for schools. ''Young people must know as much as possible about their world community, and must be confident in interacting as global citizens,'' he said. STRATHFIELD Council 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. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Plannining Committee at 6pm Standing Committees Environment Standing Committee; Social Standing Committee; Economic Standing Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Multipurpose Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of Standing Committee meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) email@example.com w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au our Community news Cr Paul Barron, Mayor Mayor's message For further information contact Linda Seeto on 9748 9999. Meet Your Councillor Sessions 2051990i iww wk52 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL On 24 June Council approved the Strathfield Council Management Plan 2008-2010. The Plan provides the community with a summary of activities that Council has planned or is currently undertaking for the long-term benefit of our community. A copy of the Plan is available for viewing at www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. On another note, Local Government Week is taking place at the end of the month and we'll be celebrating by holding a number of free activities, displays and giveaways. One of the events we're going to hold is a Council open day on Wednesday 30 July. This open day will provide an opportunity for community members to speak directly with Council representatives and find about more about Council services and facilities. I look forward to meeting many residents in the community at the various events over the course of the week. Council, together with the NSW Police Force and The Smith Family, will start for the first time in the Municipality, a Korean Mothers' Playgroup from July 22 for a trial of 10 weeks. For more information regarding the playgroup, contact Kate Abbott of Council on 9748 9999. Korean Mother's Playgroup Sunday 20 July 9.30am-12.30pm Rotunda, Strathfield Park FREE World Youth Day Papal Mass Telecast SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM Saturday 5 July - Sunday 20 July Contact Kate Abbott of Council on 9748 9999 What's On The Strathfield Library is inviting community members to join a book discussion group which meets on the first Thursday morning of each month. For further information contact Yan Zhang at the library on 8762 0222. Reading Group At The Library From 8-17 July, Strathfield Library will host free activities for school aged children in the Municipality. The activities include two visits from the Questacon Science Squad, a drama workshop and a gift box making workshop. Bookings are essential. To make a booking visit the Reference Desk in the library or contact Robyn Simms on 8762 0212. School Holiday Fun Mayor of Strathfield Paul Barron was on hand for the official book launch of "Odysseya" by Alexander Vassilieff at the Russian Club recently. Pictured are Nick Maximov, Mr Vassilieff and Cr Barron.
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