Congratulations To Our Young Stars, Australian Italian Festival and Community Grants Now Open
2022 Volunteering North Queensland Conference
As a way of saying thank you for contributions to the community, Council are assisting 13 volunteers to the 2022 Volunteering North Queensland Conference being held in Townsville on Saturday 28 May 2022.
The conference is focused on uplifting, upskilling and revitalizing volunteers through inspirational speakers and practical workshops.
Team Wheelin for Willy – The Great Wheelbarrow Race
On the weekend 10 local mums participated in The Great Wheelbarrow Race pushing a wheelbarrow 140km from Mareeba to Chillagoe over three days.
Congratulations to Team Wheelin’ for Willy for winning the Ladies category, Sandy Butler Memorial Team Spirit Award and also the highest fundraiser raising a whopping $33,740, which will be donated towards Palliative Care.
These ladies have been an amazing inspiration to many in the community.
Australian Gymnastics Championships
Congratulations to Connor De Campo for achieving Bronze in vault and high bar at the Australian Gymnastics Championships held recently at the Gold Coast.
Australian Track and Field Championships
Congratulations to Lachlan Buckman who recently participated in the Australian Track and Field Championships and won Gold in the U17 javelin event.
Lachlan is now ranked third in the world in U17 in Javelin and 11th in the world for U18 Javelin.
Queensland Small Business Month 2022
Queensland Small Business Month celebrates the vital contribution small businesses make in driving our economy, creating local jobs and building strong communities.
There are hundreds of great opportunities across Queensland where you can connect, collaborate and network with other small business owners across the month of May.
For more information on Queensland Small Business Month, or to register your small business activity or event, please visit https://bit.ly/3liILtQ.
2022 Australian Italian Festival
The 2022 Australian Italian Festival will be held on Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June 2022 at TYTO Precinct Ingham.
For further information and tickets please visit Council's website, Events Calendar page.
Tickets may also be purchased from the Australian Italian Festival office, or directly at the gate.
Come for the food…Stay for the fun!
Community Road Safety Education Grants Now Open
Do you have an idea to educate the local community to improve road safety?
You can make it a reality by applying for funding from the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Education Grants scheme.
One-off funding is available for up to $40,000 to support Queensland communities with the development and delivery of effective road safety education initiatives that support people to be safer road users.
If you are part of a not-for-profit community group and would like to apply for one-off funding to implement your road safety education idea, visit https://bit.ly/38xBLqq to find out more.
Applications close at 5.00pm Friday 10 June 2022.
Rotary Park Playground Lights Turning Yellow
On Wednesday 29 June 2022, Rotary Park Playground lights will be turned yellow in support of World Scleroderma Day and Shine Like A Sunflower campaign.
Scleroderma Australia relies on generous donations from individuals and organisations to continue to boost awareness, engage community support, and raise vital research funds to support 6,000 Australians living with scleroderma.
In June last year, over 60 iconic Australian landmarks were lit up in golden light.
Let's help reach Scleroderma Australia's goal of 80 buildings being lit up as part of Shine Like A Sunflower campaign.
Resilient Australia Awards Submission Deadline Extended
The Resilient Australia Awards celebrate initiatives that build community resilience to disasters and emergencies, as well as images that capture resilience in action.
If you, your organisation, community or school have made a contribution to Australia's disaster resilience, you should make a submission to these nationally significant awards.
The Resilient Australia Awards is a two-tiered program.
Jurisdictional winners from each state and territory will be considered for national awards.
Entries in the 2022 awards program must relate to projects or initiatives that commenced after 1 January 2020, or demonstrate significant outcomes or enhancements since 1 January 2020.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2022 Resilient Australia Awards has been extended to Monday 13 June 2022.
Further information on the program structure and submission requirements are contained in the guidelines located on the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards.
Stinger Net Update
Council wishes to advise that the singer nets located at Forrest Beach and Taylors Beach have been removed from the water for this season.
Lucinda Progress Association
Lucinda Progress Association (LPA) met for their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22 May 2022.
Existing Executive Committee Members retired after providing many years of service.
LPA called for community members to become part of their committee as it is imperative that the Association carries on for the benefit of the community. LPA elected a new President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three committee members.
Council wishes to congratulate the new incoming committee members and looks forward to working with you in the future.
Rotary Park Fountain Dye Red
Last week Council dyed the Rotary Park fountain red to acknowledge Volunteering Australia's National Volunteer Week and recognise the vital work of volunteers in our community.
National Volunteer Week is Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteering and is held from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May 2022.
This year's theme for National Volunteer Week was Better Together.
Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone.
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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 25 MAY 2022