Name: Nicole Taylor
Occupation: Community Development Officer, Shire of Dumbleyung
How long have you lived in Dumbleyung? 6 months
Pink or White Marshmallows? I don’t like them
Morning or night person? Night
Favourite TV Show? Friends
You can invite one person to enjoy a coffee (past or present), who would it be? My Husband, Jonny Taylor
How do you eat a Kit Kat – snap or eat whole? Snap in half then eat one half and keep the other half in fridge to enjoy over the next couple of days.
Thanks Nicole (pictured right in the photo) for being this week’s ‘Local of the Week’! If you’d like to nominate someone for ‘Local of the Week’ please contact Ally on 9863 4829.
Are you looking to challenge your child and develop their strength, balance and coordination? Click here Kindergym is back for term 4 and the first session of the 6 week program saw the children enjoy a sea theme.
This term the hour sessions are being held every Thursday from 9:30am in the Wool Shed at Nenke Park in Kukerin. With fun the name of the game, children aged 0-4 are able to develop their balance, strength and coordination in exciting interactive sessions.
If you'd like to try a free one-off session please contact Amanda Nenke 0427 646 924 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There have been changes to the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and it impacts all clubs, community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The new Act, Associations Incorporation Act 2015 requires all groups to review and update their constitution. A variety of items/rules will need to be updated including financial reporting, governance and privacy.
The changes came into effect as of July 1, 2016 with a three-year transition period for clubs to comply with the new Act. Are you asking yourself what happens if you don’t update your constitution? Well…
Have more questions? To help clubs and community groups with the transition, the Dumbleyung CRC will host a free workshop on 3rd November, from 5.30pm til 7pm. The session will be led by Caroline Robinson from the Wheatbelt Business Network and will cover constitutional changes and practical solutions to club problems. A light supper/dinner will follow and provide attendees with an opportunity to ask more questions.
Registration is essential-contact Ally at the CRC on 9863 4829 or email email@example.com by Monday 31st October. This workshop has been made available thanks to the Department of Regional Development.
Friday night tennis is proving popular with new players dusting off their tennis racquets, donning their tennis gear and coming along to play. Friday, the Solariscare day sponsored by Sportspower was once again a great success and thank you to the Kukerin players coming over to support this event, you are always good value, witty and we notice that we have a new paparazzi photographer in Marnie West.
Ashley Clarke and family over many years have come to Dumbleyung to support our small but fantastic club and it is always great to see them. One day they might have a game. The cold weather and some small spots of rain did not deter with 5 teams of 4 players playing the Hopman Cup with great skill, finesse, encouragement, hard luck comments, oohing and aaahing- no "quiet please” on these courts-and of course the ever popular burgers and beverages. Eat your hearts out people, not many get ringside seats to watch the prowess of the Hopman Cup players.
Final winners were Tom Pearce, Carmen Bairstow, Rowan Morris and T Bartram with runners-up Scott Jefferis, Greg Bairstow, Ethan Henry and Petronella - pictured with sponsor Ashley Clarke. Winning the Best Racquet of the Cup would have been the ‘Head’, as at least 8 players have these. A big thank you to our kitchen staff, Captain Drew Roberts, all players and the crowd for making it a fantastic night. Next week, Friday 21 October, is Social with the Pennants having a bye.
Article by T. Bartram
Pictured above: The community gather for a delicious breakfast at 'the tank'.
On Friday 14th October, over 60 people enjoyed a delicious pre-harvest breakfast at ‘the tank’ on Fence Road. Nothing was spared off the breakfast menu, with a full breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, pancakes and caramel sauce available for all to enjoy. Coffee was flowing with many lending their at-home coffee machines so all could enjoy perfectly frothed milk.
The longer than normal cold spell brought some very unwanted frosts and the pre-harvest breakfast was an opportunity for everyone to get together and boost morale. The shire motto rang true – we may be small but we’re strong!
A great effort by the Kukerin-Dumbleyung Football Club, the Shire of Dumbleyung and Regional Men’s Health who made the event possible.
If you want or know someone that needs help or would like to have a chat to someone external then you can contact, Rural Link 1800 552 002 or Lifeline 13 11 14.
Kukerin Bowling Club
Cool windy conditions greeted bowlers for opening day of the 2016-17 bowling season on Sunday last week. A small but dedicated group of bowlers turned up and after a quick working bee to tidy the surrounds and set out rink markers, captain Graeme Smith organised teams and a couple of social games were played to complete the day.
The pennant competition is upon us early this season and Kukerin will be travelling to Newdegate next Saturday for the first game of the season. There will be pennant practise on Friday afternoon from 4.30 pm for those that can make it. Hope to see a good roll-up and teams will be announced after practise.
Best wishes to Matthew King for a speedy recovery from recent surgery on a knee and hope he will be back with us soon. Also best wishes for the future to our youngest member Paul King and Aimee Parry who were married recently.
Next Sunday there will be social bowls commencing at 1.30 pm.
Article by P.Adams
Dumbleyung Gymnastics Club
Would like to invite all children aged 0-4 to join us for another term of fun Kindergym. Gymnastics is a great way to develop balance, strength and coordination, in an exciting environment.
Starting - Thursday 13th of October for a six week program, finishing - Thursday 17th November
Time - 9.30am
Location - Nenke Park - wool shed.
Come along for a "free one off" have a go, if you are not sure.
Contact - Amanda Nenke for any queries, 0427646924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Article by A.Nenke
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
On Friday October 7 the ‘in’ place to be was the Dumbleyung Tennis Club. The place to enjoy tennis on grass courts, catching up with your mates, a schoolies convention with the young men and women (not kids anymore) giving some of the more mature players a lesson in tennis, the best burgers in town cooked by the professionals -Tara Ball and Carmen Bairstow, welcoming our new players and social troops, play dates for the youngsters and future tennis champs - you name it the Dumbleyung Tennis Club will supply it.
30 players enjoyed the almost, near perfect night, - no rain, no wind but plenty of mosquitoes on number 6, laughter and tennis. A clock tournament was run with play for 15mins, the eventual winner being Daniel McDougall for the men and a 3way tie for the women, Tara Ball, Carmen Bairstow and Tiffany Gossage with Tiffany picking the lucky number.
Friday 14th October will be the SolarisCare Fundraiser Hopman Cup style, sponsored by SportsPower who will have the usual array of items to buy, commencing at 5.30pm, so find a team of 4, bring your chairs, nibbles, tennis racquets, some mosquito repellent and come along for a great night. If you can't find a team, and would just like to enter please give your names to either Tara Ball, (email@example.com) or Captain, Drew Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will allocate you a team – please notify either Tara or Drew by Wednesday if possible. Those who are in town we’d love to see you there as we have managed to plan it on the same weekend as the Justins’ wedding - an early congratulations to Brynn and Sophie who will wed this weekend.
Wednesday ladies pennants starts on the 12th with a home game. The 1st weekend pennant match will be on Sunday 16th October at Kukerin commencing at 1.00pm. If you are interested in playing pennants for the season please give your names to Drew or Glenn Ball 0407612094. Still looking for a ladies captain, let Jamie know if you are keen! Otherwise, maybe Tara can talk Glenn into it as a sort of vice/ ladies!
Thanks to our helpers for marking the courts at the busy bee last Friday.
Article by T.Bartram
Dumbleyung Bowling Club
The Dumbleyung Bowls Opening Day held on Sunday 9 October commenced with a great rollup of 18 keen players vying to get their photo in the Quack Chat and making sure that they were showing the paparazzi their best side, smiles and styles on the day.
Our regulars, Ken, Margaret, John, and Karen from Katanning made their way over for the afternoon. One member, Karen Hall, a hot air balloon enthusiast, enjoyed the sights from a great height in Northam earlier that morning (3.30am to be exact) then raced to Dumbleyung to play at the opening day- that is what one would call keen.
Great to see newcomer Marcia Kemble, who was visiting her sister Karen, getting into the swing of things and even, I think, having a few drives, but the best drive was probably the one coming up from Mandurah. The teams were well matched, in talent and voice, with the eventual winners being Captain Russell Hall, Tania Kirk, playing in the magnificent bowls shirt & winning the best dressed for the day, Helen Gooding and Margaret Ennis 2 wins +13.
Fridays will be training/ practise/ social bowl for those wishing to play pennants, play bowls and to enjoy the atmosphere at the Dumbleyung Club for the night. The 1st pennant match for the men will be on Saturday 15th October at Wagin 1.00pm start. If you are interested in playing pennants this year please give your name to Russell or a club member.
Pennants for the women commence on Tuesday 18th October at Dumbleyung against Kojonup Gold. Names and dates that you are available are to be given to Pennant Captain, Karen Ward, or to our regular Captain Audrey Bateup. Subs to be paid immediately and are $75, non-members (of the Dumbleyung District Club) $90 but please check with Treasurer, Owen Dare or President Karen Ward. There will be a committee meeting on Wednesday October 12 at 7.00pm.
To conclude the bowls open day Karen thanked everyone for making it an enjoyable afternoon and informed everyone that jobs will soon be given to members to lighten the load for all. So if you would like to offer your help in a particular area please speak or email Karen.
Article by T.Bartram
As of the 1 July 2016, fees now apply to DAFWA applications for a range of permits, including permits for restricted chemical products such as 1080 and strychnine.
Application and processing fees for a new restricted chemical products permit is $77 and amendment to a current existing permit is $38.50 (both GST inclusive). A permit is specific to each property. Therefore, fees apply for each property.
Landholders can apply for permits for up to five years; however the duration of the permit granted to the landholder may vary depending on risk factors such as frequency of land use changes, potential subdivision in the region and others.
A risk assessment will be undertaken and will only be approved by the biosecurity officer if DAFWA is satisfied that the risks are mitigated to an acceptable standard. Applicants may be required to provide further information to demonstrate that the risk of using these restricted chemical products is mitigated to an acceptable level.
Amendments to permits apply to changes to nominated retailer, receiver, layer, product quantity or interval and baiting dates. If there is a change of applicant, target species, and/or significant changes to product types and quantities, or extension to the permit duration, a new permit application will be required.
Applications are to be submitted to:
Fax: (08) 9368 2958
Post: RCP Applications, Invasive Species, Sort Bin 18, Locked Bag 4, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983
An invoice will then be raised accordingly with regards to the number of properties being assessed for the permit/s. Once payment has been received, processing of the permit application will proceed.
Landholders are encouraged to lodge their permit application well advance of the date they are planning to bait as processing the permit can take up to 10 working days from the date payment is received.
Thanks to C.Hadlow for supplying this article.
Spring has sprung and to welcome warmer weather the third Dumbleyung CRC Market Day will be held on Saturday November 5 from 9am til 12noon. The markets will be held in Dumbleyung on Dawson Street between Absolon Street and Violet Lane with a variety of stalls already confirmed.
Enjoy homemade Trent Street Chocolates whilst smelling the beautiful scents of Roma and Kay Candles! Plus, browse the following stalls – Enjo, Jamberry, Scentsy, and a variety of homemade baby and school items.
Do you have an at home business, create unique handmade/homemade items or have preloved items you would like to sell? Then register today to hold a stall for only $15. Each stall includes a trestle table and we ask stall holders to bring any additional tables or props to make their stall their own!
Contact the CRC to book a stall or for more information on 9863 4829 or email email@example.com. To avoid confusion from previous promotion please note the date has changed and the market day will now be held on November 5.
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter