In the past 100 issues we’ve covered a lot from local news, good news stories and sporting results to promoting events and services in our Shire. The most opened link in the Quack Chat is the very exciting, who will it be next? – Local of the Week!
The very first Quack Chat was sent on February 24, 2016 and since then our local police have jumped on board sharing with you up to date from the field police news; including drug busts, sheep theft and safe driving messages. School News and Landcare Updates are also a favourite keeping everyone across our Shire informed.
This time two years ago Wuddi Cultural Tours hosted a David Wirrpanda Foundation Tour, Beyond Gardens held a seminar at Stubbs Park and local Farmer, Megan Gooding along with her business partners had their product, Three Farms Quinoa hit the shelves in Coles.
Rewind one year ago and the Cougars D Grade lost by only 4 points to Narrogin, history was made when the very first SUP Yoga class has held on Lake Dumbleyung and the Police kept the Shire safe when the Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang (50 riders) came to town.
The Quack Chat is received by over 315 subscribers and is read all over the world including America, Singapore, United Kingdom and China just to name a few. Born from the closure of the Wagin Argus the Quack Chat has become a household name and a one stop shop for local news, announcements, advertising and sporting results.
The success of the Quack Chat is thanks to you – whether it be submitting articles, opening your emails or popping into the Community Resource Centre (CRC) to read the latest news, we wouldn’t be here without you.
The Quack Chat is an initiative of the CRC committee and is collated by CRC staff. Many other CRC’s and towns have a team of volunteers' band together weekly/fortnightly/monthly to create their local newsletter. The anticipated reduction in funding to the CRC (expected to take place in early to mid 2019) may result in a reduction of services including this newsletter. If you enjoy reading the Quack Chat and don’t want to see it go, here’s how you can help:
- Write a letter of support of the Dumbleyung CRC to Ms Alannah MacTiernan MLC
- Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper (e.g. The Great Southern Herald, Narrogin Observer or The West Australian)
- Pop into the CRC and fill in a postcard or sign our petition
- Share on social media what our CRC means to you and hashtag the following tags, #dumbleyungcrc #smallinvestmentbigimpact #saveourCRCs