From the Chairman - Term 4 2019

Westcoast Community Centre recently received a letter from Soroptimist International, South Perth, thanking our Knit & Crochet for a Cause group for donating a large number of beanies towards the 2019 Beanies for the Homeless Project. Approximately 10,000 people experience homelessness in WA every night and the beanies go some way towards easing their burden.

On behalf of WCC, I would like to add our thanks to this wonderful team of volunteers who “do good” while enjoying their hobby: Linda Doonan, Diane Fisher, Helen George, Yvonne Hart, Diana Hurley, Gwen Manser, Mary Maye (facilitator), Mari Noffsinger, Maggie Schwann and Janice Whiteaker and others. We look forward to seeing their display of work on Enrolment Day.

Term 3 was jam packed with interesting and diverse events and talks. Our Getting to know you Morning Tea, hosted and catered by Julie Cutler and a team of volunteers, allowed us to welcome new members and catch up with familiar faces. Clever Phone Settings with Fay Gerhard was also very popular, with an additional session required to meet demand.

Term 4 presents another great round of talks, activities and outings, as well as our regular groups and a free Seniors Week event. I am particularly looking forward to Measure for Measure – Pop-up Globe Theatre, at Crown Perth in November. It will be an event to remember! This term WCC will be supporting the Grove Library in collecting non-perishable food for the Salvation Army. Boxes will be provided throughout the library precinct for non-perishable contributions from the 1st of December.

In closing, I would like to thank all the wonderful WCC volunteers who stepped forward to help make things happen this year. In Term 1 alone our members, Management Committee and Planners contributed 2,220 hours of volunteer labour – and all with a smile. It is this commitment that enables WCC to operate so effectively and to produce such a varied and interesting programme for our members.

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

Anne McCrudden,  Chairman.

WCC Management Committee 2019

Anne McCrudden (Chair), Jeni Owens (Treasurer), Dianne Martin (Secretary), Carole Crommelin (Hon Member and Patron), George Sulcs, Anita Norris, Jeanette McQueen, Norman Clough and Sally Hincks. Melissa Frey (Administration) and Nicky Macdougall (Media) complete the team.

Rules of Association - Update

The WCC Rules of Association (Constitution), lodged after acceptance by special resolution at the AGM on 27 March 2019, were accepted by the DMIRS (Consumer Protection) and may be downloaded here