Mark Zagorski – Order of Australia Medal (OAM) recipient

Upper Kiewa Valley Community  Association congratulate Dr. Mark Zagorski for being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours for receiving an Order of Australia Medal for his services to the Mt. Beauty and Upper Kiewa Valley community as a General Practitioner.

Dr Zagorski is a gen­eral practitioner at Mount Beauty Medical Centre and the Trauma Centre at Falls Creek Medical Centre, as well as a visiting medical officer at Alpine Health and a current member of the medical consultative committee.

He is also a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Re­mote Medicine, a medical trainer with Falls Creek Ski Patrol, treasurer of the Rural Doctors Association Victoria, coordinator of ‘Pit Stop’ Men’s Health Night at Mount Beauty & District Men’s Shed, past Hume General Practitioner representative with Medical Displan Victoria (now Emergency Management Victoria) and is cur­rently field emergency medical officer for the NE Hume.

Dr Zagorski was awarded the Rural Doctor of the Year Award by Rural Doctors Association of Australia in 2008 and received a long service award from Rural Workforce Agency Victoria in 2017.

Dr Zagorski said the nomination came as a surprise.

“I didn’t expect anything like this. I don’t consider myself any more special that anybody else who does a full-time job in the community,” he said.

Beyond getting three new letters to put at the end of his name, Dr Zagorski said the award simply meant I,000 Facebook messages from well-wishers.

”There will be a medal presentation ceremony later in September or October, and maybe a nod from the Victorian Governor General but I’m not sure what else,” he said.

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All About Solar Expo

If you are considering Solar Energy, local suppliers will be manning displays to talk through renewable energy options for homes and business in Bright this coming weekend, Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15 .  Check out the Expo Schedule on the link below….

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Big Hill Mountain Bike Park Consultation

Have your say on the upgrade to the facilities at the Big Hill Mountain Bike Park , Mt. Beauty

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Alpine Shire Council’s Community Grant Program

The Alpine Shire Council’s Community Program for 2019/2020

Applications are now open

Community groups and organisations provide vital services and support to Alpine Shire residents and Alpine Shire Council is committed to supporting these valuable activities by providing $80,000 in funding opportunities to assist groups in the areas of arts and culture, sport, recreation, community events, community strengthening and the environment.  The application and guidelines for the Community Grants Funding Program can be accessed on the Alpine Shire website or via the following link:

To ensure your application is eligible, please read the guidelines, address the assessment criteria and complete all the compulsory sections on the application form.

The Community Grants Funding Program is now hosted by the SmartyGrants system. All submissions will be completed online and any attachments uploaded along with the application, you will have the ability to save your application as you go and come back to it at a later date to complete or to allow other people to check your application before it is submitted by sharing your log in details. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email along with a PDF copy of your application, if you do not receive a confirmation email, you should assume that your application has not been submitted. You will be prompted to create a login before you can start an application, this login will also keep track of any submissions you have made through SmartyGrants. More information about how to use SmartyGrants to submit funding applications can be found via this link:

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019, we understand this is a shorter timeframe than usual however we hope to have responses to applicants immediately following the August Council meeting so that projects can commence sooner.

If you have any questions about your application or the process, please contact Jenny Corser at Alpine Shire Council (03 57550555)


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Volunteer’s Week

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A Community Event — John Maher – Sharing Carmen’s Road Safety Message

The Bendigo Bank is inviting the public to a community event* that it is organising on Thursday 16 May 20195:00 pm for a 5:30 pm start at the Mt Beauty Information Centre Auditorium.

Refreshments will be provided. For catering purposes please RSVP to Mount Beauty & District Community Bank® Branch on: • Telephone (03) 5754 4484 or • Email <>

*John Maher – Sharing Carmen’s Road Safety Message — This is a free event. You won’t want to miss this, John’s true life story. You will never take life, your role in life or road safety for granted again.

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