If you haven’t already seen it, check out our RCLC Christmas Party: 29 Nov 2013 Photo Album on our Facebook page to find out what happened last Friday!
Come along to this meeting and view the plans for the landscape gardening for the proposed facility.
Learn the layout of the garden and the types of plants that have been chosen for the site. This is an opportunity to meet the Landscape Architect and discuss the proposed plan for the site.
When: Saturday 07 December 2013, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Burnley Backyard Facility, 49 Tudor Street, Burnley VIC 3121
Download: Flyer [PDF, 208Kb]
Come and learn how to:
The RCLC Christmas Party then starts at 5:30 pm. If you are staying for the party with your kids, please bring a light supper and a wrapped gift valued under $10 labelled with your child’s name for distribution by Santa later.
Download: Workshop flyer [PDF, 76Kb]
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The RCLC Christmas Party is only eleven days away and thanks to the individuals and families who have RSVP’ed through our online bookings system – we look forward to seeing you at this fun community event
As an extra thank you we are offering everyone who makes an online BOOKEO booking for our FREE Christmas Party, a chance to get a $50 discount off a party hire at Richmond Community Learning Centre. To be in the running you must:
Oh, and keep the donations coming for our hampers – we need more fabulous items!
NOTE TO FIRST TIME USERS OF OUR ONLINE BOOKINGS SYSTEM: If the bookings system indicates that your email address is already in use this means that you have had a free account set up by our administration staff because you are an existing or past user of our centre. In this case, please click the “Sign in” button, then click “I forgot my password!” and reset your password so you can log in with your new password. Any issues, please contact our office.
Since the Community Information Session back in September, there has been much activity behind the scenes to move along the project.
The list below gives residents some indication of what has been happening:
Once the costings have been approved and the planning application granted, tenders for the building of the facility in Tudor Street will be called for. At present the project is running a little behind schedule, but it is hoped that the tender process will be completed by next March/April.
A Lease for the site needs to be developed and signed by RCLC and the City of Yarra prior to access being granted to commence work on site. So the project is moving along behind the scenes even though the site remains deserted.
Any Burnley residents or members of the community are welcome to make contact with me to discuss the project, or to become a volunteer of the Burnley Backyard (BBY) and thereby be contacted and kept informed of the progress of the project. So I look forward to hearing from residents.
At the Community Information Session in September, residents signed up as members of the Richmond Community Garden Group (RCGG) and indicated their interest in renting a garden plot. The membership has slowly increased and a meeting of members was conducted at the end of October. About 12 residents attended to hear Trish Pringle outline the activities to be undertaken by the Garden Group in addition to looking after the garden plots at Tudor Street. Trish indicated that workshops on gardening would be presented to garden club members and any community members who would like to attend. Fundraising events will be organised to raise funds for the improvement of the community garden, with the first being a barbeque at Bunnings in Hawthorn on 28 December 2013, and volunteers to assist Trish would be welcome.
Pat Grosse, a consultant, who is assisting the RCGG with meeting its governance obligations, was also present at the meeting to provide members and prospective members with an outline of the role of the Committee of Management to be elected at the Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2013. A number of people indicated an interest in joining the committee which will enable the garden group to run effectively. Five new members joined the garden group, the evening was a relaxed informal meeting, and the information provided was appreciated by all.
So the next step for the Garden Group is to hold its AGM on 19 November at 7:00 pm at ‘The Stables’ in 19 Duke Street, Richmond. Hope to see residents at that meeting as all will be welcome and there will be an opportunity to join the Garden Group on the night.
With Christmas almost upon us (and RCLC busy with its Christmas Party preparations – see below), I wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas. Due to the closure of most organisations for some time over the December-January period, I will endeavour to provide further information on the project early in the new year.
Burnley Backyard Project
Come to Richmond Community Learning Centre’s free end-of-year celebration for families and individuals in the local community. Bring a picnic rug and light supper to hear terrific singing of Christmas Carols from our childcare kids, win amazing hampers and be part of a special visit from Santa.
NOTE TO FIRST TIME USERS OF OUR ONLINE BOOKINGS SYSTEM: If the bookings system indicates that your email address is already in use this means that you have had a free account set up by our administration staff because you are an existing or past user of our centre. In this case, please click the “Sign in” button, then click “I forgot my password!” and reset your password so you can log in with your new password.
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It’s that time of the year again so mark it on your calendars! Come to our end-of-year celebration for families and individuals in your local community.
Bring a picnic rug and light supper to:
(Please bring a wrapped gift, valued under $10, labelled with your child’s name for distribution by Santa later)
More info and Christmas carols to download at: Christmas Party
You are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting at 7:00pm on Monday 11 November at RCLC. At the meeting, we will elect a new Committee of Management, review and celebrate our achievements and consider new rules.
Nominations for our Committee of Management are open to all members. The Committee meets monthly and is responsible for governance, setting the directions and employing staff for RCLC. It is a responsible position where you get to make a difference in your community. If you think that you might be interested in being a Committee member, or just want to know more about what happens on the Committee, please contact me on (03) 9428 9901 or Susan Gair on (03) 9429 9943.
In November 2012 the old Victorian Associations Incorporation Act 1981 was replaced with the new Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. As an incorporation association, RCLC is bound by the new Act and our Rules must meet the legal requirements of the Act.
RCLC currently has rules based on the old Model Rules for Incorporated Associations. Our Committee of Management looked at options for replacing them and decided that the new Model Rules for Incorporated Associations would best meet our needs and legal obligations.
The main changes in the new rules compared to the old are:
Thursday 07 November 2013
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