A big thank you to Peter and Dot Newman, Kim Bleeker, Lexia and Ian Mattner, and John Osborne for assisting with tree planting. Surplus money from the CGVC community asset grant has been used to purchase two marble urns which will be placed on the Stone niche wall. A very big thank you to D R Cook Memorial Works of Balaklava for their generosity in supplying the urns at a substantial discount. they will also be installing them at no cost in about six weeks.
The next ACDC Open Meeting is to be held on Thursday 16th August. Representatives from local groups have been invited to attend.The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas, hear about other local groups’ activities, network, and support one another in local endeavours. A light meal will be served at 6.30 pm, with the meeting starting at 7.15 pm. Please RSVP to 88492389 or 88492555 by Monday 13th August, for catering purposes.
Thank you everyone from our community who attended the re-opening of the Auburn Institute. What a great night it was! ACDC was pleased to have the elders and young people from the community involved in the Opening Ceremony. We also wasnt to express sincere thanks once again, to all volunteers and businesses, who supported the event with food, rinks, organisation, flowers, music and cleaning.
The contractors are in the final stages of work at the Institute; attending to a few minor aspects of the project. ACDC wishes to acknowledge the work of both Greg Pulford and Damian MacKenzie, throughout the maintenance project, working professionally and close to the time schedule.
ACDC agreed at its last meeting to submit an application to CGVC for Community Asset Grants. If your organisation has a project in mind, contact Lol Hill at CGVC to discuss your ideas and the application process. In last Year’s allocation of the Community Asset Grant funds, ACDC was able to install additional overhead kitchen cupboards, purchase two vacuum cleaners for the Institute (a large one for the main hall, and a smaller one for other areas) and purchase plants for the cemetery. We thank the CGVC for the funds for our projects, and commend them on continuing to support local groups and projects through the allocation of these grants.
The Friends of the Auburn Cemetery have been busy with more tree planting, completing the tree avenue across the cemetery to the new stone niche wall. Well done volunteers!