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Friday 2 December 2022

Wamboin Community Christmas Carols

The annual Christmas carols sing along at the Wamboin Community Hall, commencing at 7.00 pm, with an appearance by the jolly gentleman in red himself! The 'formal proceedings' will be followed, as is the tradition, with a sausage sizzle for all the family. All welcome, young and old, with proceeds to the Salvation Army.

As is also the tradition, there will be a Giving Tree, for Christmas gifts and non-perishable food also to be distributed by the Salvation Army. Cuddly toys are nice, but spare a thought also for those who are often overlooked: mums and adolescents. The most convenient presentation is a Christmas bag, rather than wrapping paper, as all gifts have to be checked before passing them on.

Everyone is invited to come along and:

Join in the singing of Christmas Carols (both traditional and modern), ably led by our local musicians
Listen and watch our local children perform on this special occasion
Experience the Christmas Story, as presented by the children of Wamboin
Give generously to the Giving Tree, for distribution by the Salvos
Say Hi to Santa when he arrives on his special transport, a Fire Truck
Enjoy the traditional free sausage sizzle (There will be a donation box with all proceeds going to the Salvos)
Soothe your tired vocal chords with a cold drink

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Sunday 4 December 2022

The Wamboin Christmas Cup

The Wamboin Golf Club will hold its annual Christmas Cup on Sunday, 4 December. Tee off from the Clubhouse (the Wamboin Community Hall) from 12.30 pm. All welcome.

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Saturday 17 December 2022

Wamboin Home Produce Market

As usual, the Produce Market is held at the Wamboin Community Hall, 9.00 am 'til noon.

The Fire Shed will also be open, and members of the Wamboin RFS will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have relating to preparing for the summer fire season.

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Tuesday 20 December 2022

WCA December General Meeting

The WCA monthly meetings provide a forum for not only members of the WCA, but all residents of Wamboin, plus local community, social and sporting groups to update on their activities and discuss local issues and concerns. Additionally plans for WCA events such as Bonfire & Fireworks Night or Meet the Candidates sessions are made. The monthly meetings are a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, learn from others and become active in your local community.

When:Third Tuesday of every month (except January)
Time:7:30 pm
Where:Wamboin Community Hall, 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin
(next to the Fire Shed)

In colder months, the fire is pre-lit and roaring by the time the meeting starts. The ‘formal’ meeting is always followed by a much less formal gathering, sharing stories that may become part of Wamboin’s folklore.

Members of the community can seek advice or support from the WCA in matters of local interest or concern. If you wish to raise a subject at a meeting, please initially contact any member of the committee.

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BYWONG and WAMBOIN
SPRING GREENWAY WALKS ARE BACK!

The Building Community Resilience program are supporting themed Greenways Walks and community get-togethers throughout Spring 2022.

Sunday
18 September
Sunday
23 October
Sunday
19 November
Guest speakers will discuss birds in our local area and caring for injured wildlife. Preventing loss of valuables and personal items in a disaster. Bring your dog and learn about responsible dog ownership in rural areas.

Commencing at 10am from the Bywong Hall along Greenway 1, through Birchmans Grove to the dam on Birchmans Creek and return to the hall for scones and a cuppa!

For people who prefer not to walk drawing classes will be held in the hall. Please contact John-Pierre jsfavre@gmail.com. Max 15 people.
Commencing at 10am from the Bywong Hall to Millpost Hill along Greenways 1,3 and 4 and return.

Bywong Community Association will host a FREE BBQ lunch. All welcome.
Meeting at 9am at the Wamboin Hall, we will then drive along Bingley Way, and park opposite lot no. 241. From there we will walk, with dogs on leads through the Wamboin White Gum Forest Reserve.

All welcome to return to the Wamboin Home Produce Markets following the walk.

Want to know more?

Keep an eye out in local media and community Facebook pages each month for our articles on upcoming events.

To view Greenways maps go to https://www.bywongcommunity.org.au/greenways/maps-and-walks/ and https://kowen-trail-run.com/greenways/.

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BUILDING
COMMUNITY
RESILIENCE

A BIG THANK YOU to the 70 or so locals that came to the October Greenway Walk, drawing class, and Health and Family Fun Day. Another great turn out. Thanks also to QPRC, Bywong Community Association, John Pierre and volunteer walk leaders Kathy and Mel for supporting this event.

THE LAST WALK FOR THE YEAR will coincide with the Wamboin Home Produce Market. Please note the earlier start time. In addition to the forest walk we will be hosting a shorter walk on a dirt road (not a bush track). All welcome.

RESILIENCE PODCAST SERIES over the coming months we will continue to partner with local people, emergency services personnel, not for profit organisations and QPRC to speak on a range of topics helpful to those living in the region. To listen go to https://www.resilientbywongwamboin.net/podcasts.

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The BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PROGRAM is about improving resilience against future natural disasters by extending and expanding the reach of the social connections in our community. We do this by:

  • Hosting Greenway Walks including guest presenters and local experts speaking on issues identified by community members
  • Sharing information and increasing awareness of local emergency management services and preparedness activities through our podcast series, and
  • Supporting community events such as the QPRC Health Family Fun Day and the recent fire simulation demonstration at the Wamboin Fire Shed.

To join our mailing list please register your interest at https://www.resilientbywongwamboin.net/join.

Did you know that the Building Community Resilience program is run by locals for locals, and so far, around 170 LOCALS RANGING IN AGE FROM 10 - 80 have come along to events hosted or supported by the BCR program? A big THANK YOU to everyone that has joined us.

The BCR Program was setup by locals for locals, including people like Nora Stewart who was instrumental in securing grant funding for the program and Robyn Neilsen and the volunteer steering group who bring ideas and direction to ensure the program continues to meet our needs.

The RESILIENCE PODCAST SERIES was started by the BCR program and that now has seven recordings featuring local people, emergency services personnel, not for profit organisations, and QPRC representatives speaking on a range of topics helpful to those living in Bywong and Wamboin. The series looks to open up new sources of information, views, opinions and ideas as we share stories, wisdom and encouragement. To listen go to https://www.resilientbywongwamboin.net/podcasts.

Planning for AUTUMN GREENWAY WALKS is underway with walks to take place March - May. These will be advertised in local media, FaceBook pages and on community notice boards in the week leading up to the walks. If you have come along to a walk in the past please bring a friend or neighbour along next time.

Safe holidays everyone, looking forward to catching up next year.

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27-11-2022