Bega district community notices, January 13

Bega Valley Can Assist

Bega Valley Can Assist has had another very successful year.  Lots of fund-raising events have been held and many people assisted financially during their battle with cancer.

This was made possible by the hard work of a small dedicated group of members who work tirelessly throughout the year to organise and run the fund-raisers.

Funds are also boosted by donations from very generous sporting clubs, organisations and individuals.  All of these kind gestures are greatly appreciated. 

CAN ASSIST RAFFLE DRAW: Jan Horneman, Irene Hetherington and Sarah Bond. The first prize of a $2000 travel voucher from Bega Helloworld was won by Donna Snowden.

CAN ASSIST RAFFLE DRAW: Jan Horneman, Irene Hetherington and Sarah Bond. The first prize of a $2000 travel voucher from Bega Helloworld was won by Donna Snowden.

A very successful raffle was drawn recently with a total profit of $3194. The first prize of a $2000 travel voucher from Bega Helloworld was won by Donna Snowden and second prize of a quilt made and donated by Narelle Russell won by Roma Whitby.

Over $465,000 has been paid to patients since the branch was formed about 11 years ago.

Can Assist is an organisation that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and carers who are suffering hardship while receiving treatment.

This branch covers the whole Bega Valley Shire and is desperately seeking new members.

Help can be given in many ways such as selling raffle tickets, baking cakes, assisting at fund-raising events or generating new ideas for raising money.  It only takes a small amount of time.

Meetings are held at Club Bega on the first Wednesday of every month commencing at 7.30pm. For further information please phone Peter on 0439321945.

If any cancer patients are in need of assistance please contact the liaison officer on 0439 328 634.

Fundraiser for nuns’ visit

A street stall to help raise funds for the visit of two Carmelite Sisters from Timor Leste, will be held outside the Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Tathra on Sunday, January 15, from 8.45am.

Delicious cakes, jams and other produce will be on sale. (Any donations of goods or garden produce you may have to sell would also be most welcome.)

Come along, enjoy the tasty treats for sale and help support the worthy sponsorship of the two Timor Leste visitors.

They are here for three months to learn English, promote friendship and cultural relationships and will teach students at SCAC and Lumen Christi the language and customs of Timor Leste.

This is all part of the Friendship Agreement between Bega Valley Shire and the people of Barique-Natarbora in Timor Leste which has been in place for over 10 years now. For more information contact Janny Daly 6494 1446.

Documentary screening

Sunday, January 15, will be the next monthly community documentary screening in the Old Cobargo Butter Factory at 3.30pm.

The doco is Alexandra Seddon - Being Change. Alexandra Seddon will be present and will take part in a Q&A after the screening. Donations will go to Potoroo Palace.

Alexandra Seddon – Being Change is a new documentary by acclaimed local filmmaker Toni Houston about the life and legacy of one of the South Coast’s most inspiring visionaries.

Described by audiences as ‘inspirational’ and ‘fascinating’ and a ‘remarkable film’, this is the compelling life story of the woman behind native animal educational sanctuary Potoroo Palace, the stunning 77 hectares of wetlands at Pambula ‘Panboola’, and Candelo’s iconic 40-year-old community farm, Cowsnest.

Alexandra Seddon has dedicated her life to conservation, education and community but little is known about this remarkable woman.

Humble, gently spoken and quietly driven, Alexandra Seddon is now aged 72, her Bald Hills home guarding one of the last flying fox sanctuaries in the Bega Valley.

Despite suffering great loss and challenges throughout her life, she continues to put community and conservation first and work tirelessly to create a better world.

Produced with a team of local film industry professionals, and with a soundtrack by Kate Burke and Pete Wild, Alexandra Seddon - Being Change is a film about hope and the power of one individual to make change, and will inspire, move and transform all to protect and preserve our planet.

Coffee and tea provided - Bring your own mug. To cover the costs a $5 donation is much appreciated. Please come in big numbers to keep more documentary screenings possible.

Birthday celebration

Many local friends and family, along with some from as far away as Ipswich Queensland, Armidale, Yamba, Bateau Bay, Nowra, Sydney and Canberra, helped Rosemary Brittliff celebrate her 60th birthday at Tathra on Saturday, January 7. A great time was had by all.

60 years young: Rosemary Brittliff celebrated her 60th birthday at Tathra on Saturday, January 7.

60 years young: Rosemary Brittliff celebrated her 60th birthday at Tathra on Saturday, January 7.

Fishing competition

Members of the Bermagui Country Club Social Anglers’ Club are reminded that the fishing competition is on from this Friday to Sunday, January 13-15 ending at noon. 

The fishing calendar does not show this event and was suggested by members at the last meet in 2016 – so make it a date.  The very friendly barbecue will bring members together on Sunday – see you there!

Free legal advice

On Wednesday, January 19, a solicitor from Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre will be visiting Bega to provide free legal advice to women with booked appointments.

Shoalcoast is situated in Nowra but is funded to provide free legal services to women living in the South East NSW communities of Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma, Queanbeyan and Palerang Shires.

Shoalcoast solicitors are experienced in resolving many types of legal problems. Advice clinics provide residents with a good opportunity to get free professional advice regarding their legal problem.

If we are unable to help we will ensure people contacting our service are provided with an appropriate referral to another service which can assist them.

Our next Bega free legal advice clinic is on Thursday 19 th January 9.00am-3.30pm at the Women’s Resource Centre, 14 Peden Street, Bega.

Appointments must be made to ensure the matter is one in which our service can give advice.

Shoalcoast deals with most non-commercial areas of law, including consumer credit and debt, family law involving children, Centrelink problems, employment, tenancy issues, power of attorney and guardianship, discrimination and victim’s compensation for childhood assault, sexual assault or domestic violence.

To make an appointment or inquiries as to whether we can assist you with your legal problem telephone Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre on 1800 229 529 or 4422 9529. 

Shoalcoast also provides weekly telephone legal advice sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and noon and community legal education for workers and community members.

Former soldier to visit

One of Australia’s most distinguished former soldiers, retired Major General Jim Molan will meet local supporters and work alongside Liberal volunteers on the Liberal Party stands at the Pambula and Candelo Shows next weekend.

When: Pambula Show, Saturday, January 14, from around 11am (as he is driving down from Queanbeyan). Candelo Show, Sunday, January 15 from 9am.

Where: Pambula Showground, Pambula Beach Road, Pambula  Beach; Candelo Showground, Candelo-Bega Road, Candelo.

Why: Jim Molan is active in NSW Liberal Party affairs. As an Eden-Monaro resident, he is assisting local branches with events like country shows.

He has been appointed to the high-level committee organising the “Party Futures Convention” scheduled for the first half of 2017. The Convention is open to every financial member to participate and vote in a democratisation reform process.

The aim is to empower all rank-and-file NSW Liberal Party members with the right to an equal and free vote in selecting their Liberal candidate in their home electorate.

Wanderer help

The Wanderer Replica Committee needs help from the community. 

Along with helping to promote the rebuild they need people to seek sponsorship, assist with firewood delivery at Boydtown Caravan Park, split and sell trailer loads of firewood and to sell raffle tickets and ship planks.

Upcoming fundraising days include the Pambula Country Show on Saturday and the Merimbula Markets on Sunday.

To help contact Morrie Lynch on 0438 805 684. 

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