Bushfire Bulletins

Listed here are CURRENT bulletins. For archived material, go to the 2019/2020 Bushfires page.

  • DONATIONS – Scroll down for information on fund raising for a critical response kit for the Red Head Villages.

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Volunteers and army reservists backloading donated goods, Thursday 16 January 2020.

REMINDER – RHVA AGM & GENERAL MEETING

RHVA Annual General Meeting
Saturday 25th January, 2020

3pm Yulunga Hall
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since we emailed you in December to advise the RHVA Annual General Meeting (AGM) date. The worst bushfires our little coastal villages have ever seen…

Needless to say, our minds have been on things other than the upcoming AGM! But now to business…

AGM agenda

  • Welcome – President’s address
  • Apologies
  • Ratification of 2019 AGM minutes
  • Business Arising
  • Outgoing Committee Reports (with any questions from the floor answered after each)
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of new Executive Committee

A general meeting will follow the AGM for which one agenda item has been received (no surprise here) :

  • Gary Barton – local RFS wishes to address the community
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For your information, the outgoing committee are :

  • President – Neil McGuckin
  • Public Officer –  Karen Weinert
  • Social & Community Co-ordinator –  Tony Buchert
  • Treasurer – Kevin Millar
  • Secretary –  Jorj Lowrey
  • Minutes Secretary – Patti Bartlett
  • Environmental Co-ordinator – Steve Dewhurst
  • Development & Planning Co-ordinator – Lexie Meyer
  • Webmaster – Corinna Klupiec
  • Infrastructure Co-ordinator – Mick Cvetkovic

There have been only 6 nominations for committee positions (just received) and each person has stated the position they would like to hold. As our constitution states “if insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the committee, the candidates nominated are taken to be elected…” we will be welcoming in as :

  • President – Paul Mansfield
  • Public Officer –  Karen Weinert
  • Social & Community Co-ordinator –  Neil McGuckin
  • Treasurer – Kevin Millar
  • Secretary –  Lexie Meyer
  • Minutes Secretary – Robyn Ralph

Further nominations will be received at the AGM in the hope of filling the positions of :

  • Environmental Co-ordinator
  • Development & Planning Co-ordinator
  • Webmaster
  • Infrastructure Co-ordinator

So if you feel like doing your bit for the community, remember, you can even nominate yourself on the day.  🙂

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Naturally, we are currently running a few fundraisers

Donations are welcome directly to our bank account, but please ensure you reference what you would like your money to go towards.

Account Name : RHVA Inc
BSB : 032 701
Account Number : 186 246

1. Local Rural Fire Service. (Ref. “RFS”)

2 Community Critical Response Kit (Ref. “CR Kit”) (For more information see : https://www.gofundme.com/f/nsw-south-coast-fires-red-head-villages-recovery)

3. Helping the local families who were injured or sustained property loss (Ref. “Community”)

Sincere thanks to those who have already given so generously!

Membership fees are also due at the AGM

While you have your internet banking open, please consider paying your annual membership fee at the same time. (Ref. “Membership”). It’s $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. This will save time and effort prior to the AGM. (If you prefer to pay on the day, please arrive early so we can start the meeting on time.)

Please email rhva.puboff@gmail.com with your details, including amount paid and date of payment and request a receipt if required.
RHVA AGM – 3pm next Saturday 25th January (Australia Day long weekend) Yulunga Hall, Manyana
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Red Head Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Fund

Our community has faced one of its toughest times. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing people who have contributed in so many ways to the protection of our homes and our safety, and who have swung into action to ensure that our recovery begins as swiftly as possible.

While we are currently deep in the recovery phase, it is important to prepare for the future to ensure that we are better prepared to handle any future crises. Thank you so much to all who have already donated funds to our community for this purpose.

One of our goals is to establish a critical response kit which includes solar power, satellite phone and internet connectivity, hand-held radios and other specialised equipment that would have been of enormous benefit to assist the teams striving to protect people and property during the crisis. Better communications and access to power would also have supported residents and tourists during and after the emergency.

In any future crisis, immediate access to a robust and reliable critical response kit will provide significant support for the community, help speed the recovery phase and further enhance the resilience of the region.

Here are the bank details for anyone wishing to donate to this important initiative:
BSB: 032 701
Acc: 186 246
Reference: Crisis response

NB This is the same cause that money is being raised for via the Go Fund Me campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/f/nsw-south-coast-fires-red-head-villages-recovery. Money donated via either channel will be used for the same purpose.

Sincere thanks to all.

Bendalong Rd 2019/2020

RHVA Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the RHVA will be held on Saturday 25 January at 3pm in the hall at Yulunga Reserve.

At the AGM we will give you a run down on what’s gone on in 2019, answer any questions you may have, then all positions on the executive are vacated and a new committee will be elected.
 
If you have not served on the RHVA committee and would like to do your bit for the community, we encourage you to nominate. Many of the executive do not intend to run again in 2020 (and the rest are probably only filling the role as no one else has put their hand up!) so we NEED YOUR HELP!
 
Executive positions :

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Public Officer
  • Planning & Development Co-ordinator
  • Environmental Co-ordinator
  • Infrastructure Co-ordinator
  • Social & Community Co-ordinator
  • Webmaster

 
If you’d like to know more about what a particular role involves, please don’t hesitate to have a chat with the current office bearer. Contact details can be found at: https://rhva.org.au/commitee-members/
 
An office bearer nomination form can be downloaded from https://rhva.org.au/rhva-meetings/ or obtained by emailing the secretary at rhva.secretary@gmail.com
 
Nominations must be received in writing at least 7 days before the AGM (i.e. by the 18th of January). They must be signed by two current members of the association and endorsed by the nominee. You can also self nominate.
 
As nominations come in, they will be posted on the RHVA website.



Hooded Plover update

Unfortunately, the chick that hatched recently at Inyadda beach did not make it, but the hoodie pair has laid more eggs, expected to hatch around January 4.

PLEASE HELP ensure their survival by keeping dogs on leashes and giving the birds a wide berth.

Thank you!