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Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor –
What a wonderful weekend we
were treated to in the Snowy
Monaro. It was jam-packed with
events that attracted thousands
of visitors to the region. The
Snowy Monaro has some
wonderful events throughout
the year, and I hope you were
able to enjoy a few of them over
the course of the weekend.
The Australian National Busking Championships was
once again very well-attended with a record line up of
buskers converging on Cooma. The busking champion-
ships continue to grow and this year we saw 210
buskers perform. Well done to all.
The sound of engines was heard far and wide with 600
entrants in the Cooma Motorfest. 3500 people passed
through the Cooma Showground gates to check out the
On Friday, we saw thousands of motorbikes pass
through the region as part of annual Snowy Ride. This
charity ride raises money for the Steven Walter
Children’s Cancer Foundation. More than $200,000 was
This Sunday is the Michelago Spring Fair from 10am to
4pm, another great event for one of our towns. There
will be stalls, food, live music, children’s entertainment
and rural displays.
On the weekend of October 28/29, I was privileged to
attend the bicentennial celebrations of Tadeusz
Kosciuszko’s death. Held in the Jindabyne Memorial
Hall, the celebrations paid tribute to Kosciuszko who is
considered a Polish hero.
Polish heritage was proudly on display with two
fantastic recitals from pianists Julian Gilewski and
Krzysztof Malek. There was also Polish folk dancing and
flights over Jindabyne courtesy of the Jindabyne
Aeroclub. A great weekend was had by all.
On this same weekend, the Back to Nimmity Festival
was held. A fantastic occasion to celebrate all things
Nimmitabel. There were displays, markets, and people
were able to immerse themselves in the history of the
Finally, November is Asbestos Awareness Month and
our Council is supporting this worthwhile initiative.
Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos related
diseases in the world. It’s so very important people take
the warnings seriously and protect themselves and
their families from exposure, especially during renova-
tions and maintenance work.
The Monaro Group of the Country
Women’s Association is one of the most
diverse in NSW.
Made up of 12 branches, it includes
Monaro farming regions, the Snowy
Mountains and the four branches within
As such, it is a very lively group with a
wide range of views!
On Tuesday October 17, the Monaro
Group held its 54th Annual General
Meeting in the rooms of the Canberra
branch. State Vice President, Stephanie
Stanhope spoke about the major
evaluation of the organisation being
undertaken and urged all members to
become actively involved by sending
their ideas as to how CWA NSW can
best engage with country women in
the 21st century to join the Restructure
Mr Nev Blyth from Radio 1 RPH (Radio
Print Handicapped) gave a presentation
on the work of 1 RPH.
People who either cannot read or
who face extreme difficulty in reading a
printed page can listen to news from
home and overseas, audio books and
magazines along with items specific to
their particular disability.
1 RPH broadcasts 24/7, 365 days
of the year on 1125 kHz A.M. and is
available through live streaming for those
Monaro residents out of range of that
After the lunch break the election of
office bearers for 2017/2018 was held.
The office bearers for 2017-
2018 are: President, Carole Morris
(Jindabyne); Secretary, Barbara Daley
(Jindabyne); Treasurer, Terry Aiton
(Jindabyne); Vice Presidents, Maureen
Campbell (Gungahlin), Judy Walters
(Dalgety-Numbla Vale), Margaret
Barron (Jerangle-Peak View), Kaye
Anderson (Cooma). International Officer,
Philippa Dodds (Bredbo); Handicraft,
Judy York (Adaminaby); Cultural,
Margaret Barron (Jerangle-Peak View);
Publicity, Rosemary Stewart-Beardsley
(Jindabyne); Agriculture & Environment,
Margaret Muspratt (Belconnen); Land
Cookery, Lorraine Phillips (Jindabyne).
Above: Bredbo’s Philippa Dodds with state vice
President Stephanie Stanhope.
Right: Jindabyne president Toni Clarek accepted
the group award for 2017.
Group CWA office
bearers for 2017-
2018 (in no order in
Daley; Treasurer, Terry
Aiton; Vice Presidents,
Judy Walters, Margaret
Barron, Kaye Anderson.
Handicraft, Judy York;
Land Cookery, Lorraine
Monaro Group CWA holds AGM in ACT
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