2017 Annual General Meeting – Advance Notice

Advance notice of the UKVCA 2017 Annual General Meeting and a call for nominations for the Upper Kiewa Valley Communicy Association Committee.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of UKVCA will be held on Thursday, 7th September, 2017.

Venue:  AUDITORIUM@informationcentre, Mt. Beauty.  (next to the Mt. Beauty Visitor Information Centre)

Time:  7.30pm

The current committee welcomes new members.  If you want your say into what happens in the Upper Kiewa Valley, come along.  In the past year UKVCA have worked on issues like:  the West Kiewa Open Space;  getting an official name for Hydro Park;  installing interpretive signs;  publishing Parks Vic. Planned Burns notices;  organising an annual forum where local Alpine Shire Councillors and the local State Member address the group;  organising an annual address by our local Federal member and organising Alpine Shire Council to conduct one of their monthly meetings in Mt. Beauty annually.

Nominations to be on the committee can be received before the date or on the night on the form attached – 2017 AGM Nomination Form.  Print the form and bring it to the meeting.

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Alpine Shire Council August meeting in Mt. Beauty

Here is your opportunity to see your local Council in action and meet some of the new Councillors.

The August monthly meeting of the Alpine Shire Council is coming to Mt. Beauty.

WHERE:  AUDITORIUM@informationcentre (next to the Tourist             Information Centre)

WHEN:    Tuesday, 1st August, 7pm.  ALL WELCOME

Questions on Notice about local government issues can be submitted prior to the meeting (send to info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au) and they will be addressed at the meeting.  There is a limit of 2 x Questions on Notice per person.

Questions about local government issues from the floor can also be  put to the meeting.  Again, there is a limit of 2 per person.

UKVCA hope to see interested residents at the meeting.  ASC only meet once a year in Mt. Beauty.  The Council meeting agenda can be found on the Alpine Shire site several days before the meeting.

 

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Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

At the recent UKVCA Question&Answer Evening with Federal Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, there were a number of questions on the subject of telecommunications – mobile ‘phone reception, NBN, etc.  If you have concerns or complaints you can contact the Telecommunications Ombudsman on the link below:

http://www.tio.com.au/

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West Kiewa Open Space Working Bee Report

Sunday, 23rd April was a perfect day for our first community working bee to begin clearing under the large trees in the West Kiewa Open Space.  This has been a long-standing item on the UKVCA Project List.  About 28 keen and committed community members did the hard work and Kiewa Valley Lions Club provided a welcomed BBQ afterwords.

Di clearing undergrowth

Bob working on a dead tree

Jim and Meg

Doug clearing undergrowth

This pile was cleared from under the tree that John is working on.

Ben Truen and his equipment.

UKVCA and the Lions Club sincerely thank all who helped on the day.  Look out for the notice of the next working bee (probably in Spring) as there is still more to be done.

 

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Annual Q&A with Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan

Each year, UKVCA invite the local Federal Member for Indi to address a Question and Answer forum.  Cathy McGowan, our local Federal member of Parliament  will talk of her experiences in Federal Parliament and answer your questions relating to Federal Government issues.  This invitation is to all Kiewa Valley community members.

UKVCA Chairperson, Jodee Betheras and Cathy McGowan, Federal member for Indi

MP, Cathy McGowan with Jodee Betheras and Mt. Beauty Secondary College Students

The 2017 Q&A  is on Thursday, April 20 at 7.30pm at the Auditorium@informationcentre, Mt. Beauty.  (The building next to the Info Centre)

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West Kiewa Open Space Working Bee Notice

We need your help for cleaning up the large open space opposite AGL on Sunday, April 23 from 10am to 1pm followed by a BBQ lunch provided by the Lions Club.

Volunteer helpers need to dress appropriately, with protective footwear, and bring gloves and any gardening tools which would be suitable – loppers, secateurs, heavy duty rake, small chain saw, whipper snipper, trailer (if you have one), etc., and a water bottle.  On arrival, each volunteer will need to register at the Lions Club table so that they are covered by their volunteer insurance.  For further info, ring Mary or Keith on 5754 1668

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