Please note: in light of the Covide-19 issue, the Westcoast Community Centre Management Committee has decided to cancel all remaining events for Term 1, effective immediately. This includes events from 17 March - 9 April. More information will go out to members on Tuesday 17 March.

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Covid-19 (Cornavirus) Update to all WCC Friends and Members

All the experts apcovid 19 symptoms graphicpear to agree that the Coronavirus will be with us for some time. Although the risk in Australia is low, it is an evolving situation and therefore vitally important for all members to follow a strict hygiene regimen and to stay away from the Westcoast community room or events if feeling unwell.

The Shire of Peppermint Grove has advised they have placed posters on best practice for hand washing in the public toilets at The Grove Precinct. They have also ordered bulk hand sanitisers for everyone to use as they enter the building foyer.

Please note that hands must be washed for a minimum of 20 seconds and dried using the paper towels provided. If you sneeze, please do so into a tissue and immediately throw it in the bin and wash your hands. If you feel a cough coming on, please cough into your elbow - not your hands. And do try not to touch your nose except when using a tissue.

If you have recently returned from overseas, particularly from a cruise or from a visit to China, Italy, Iran or South Korea, then you are most at risk of having been in contact with the virus. We suggest you visit your doctor before returning to any Westcoast events.

We rely on your good judgement to help keep our community centre safe and thank you for adhering to these measures.

Westcoast Community Centre remains open and we will continue to monitor the situation. Members will be advised immediately should there be any change to this status. More information on the virus is available from the WA Health Department web page.

Kind regards, Anne McCrudden (Chairman). 9th March 2020.


Thank you for your support

In December 2019, the Management Committee asked WCC members to support The Grove Library in collecting food for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. The response from our WCC community was heart warming and greatly appreciated. A huge thank you to everyone involved - and to The Grove Library for coordinating this initiative.

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From the Chairman - Term 1 2020

I can’t believe it’s 2020 already and 27 years since Westcoast Community Centre Inc. (WCC) was founded in 1993 by our Patron Carole Crommelin, OAM and Annie Gregg.

I trust everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that you are ready to start 2020 with enthusiasm and energy. This term WCC is offering a programme jam-packed full of new, exciting and different outings, talks and activities. I am especially looking forward to Prof. David Mackey’s (2015 Churchill Fellow) talk on Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Diseases. Many of your favourites have also returned, with Pony Canasta, Knitting and Crochet and Mah Jong being just a few.

2020 01 18 Post article re rent GrovePrecinctIt was a long wait, but negotiations for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between WCC, the Shire of Peppermint Grove and the Towns of Cottesloe and Mosman Park for the use of the Grove Community Room have now been resolved. The cost per annum to be paid by WCC has been increased from $4,292 to $9,000. WCC agreed to pay this amount in good faith if the MOU was for five years and the councils and shire gave an undertaking to provide an alternative venue should the Community Room no longer be available. For those interested, there will be a detailed report on the negotiations in the Chairman’s report at the AGM.

On Wednesday, 25 March 2020 WCC will hold its Sundowner and Annual General Meeting. This is the one gathering all members should try to attend. Please make every effort to join us in socialising and helping to guide the Management Committee by electing management committee members.   If you feel that you have the skills, time and commitment, or know someone who might, please think about nominating for the Management Committee. WCC needs you.

As previously mentioned in other newsletters, WCC is unique in that it is managed, the programme planned and all activities delivered by volunteers.

Please take time to read your newsletter, choose what is of most interest to you and enrol in person, online or by posting your registration form. And don’t forget to renew your membership if it is due.

On behalf of the Westcoast Management Committee, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you all safe and sound in 2020.

Anne McCrudden,  Chairman.