The Gundaroo Community Association is February’s community group of the month. With a strong and active membership read on to find out about what GCA does for you and your community.
The GCA Committee would like to congratulate Peter Firth for his Citizen of the Year award from the Yass Valley Council presented on 26 January. Peter was a founding member of the GCA in the 70s. This award recognises Peter’s ongoing contribution to many community groups over the last 40 years. Well deserved Peter!
The first GCA Committee meeting of the year is on 10 February 2021 to plan for the year ahead. We hope to hold a community Expo in Spring this year, similar to the one held in the Gundaroo Hall in 2019. The village is unusual in that the village is responsible for many of its assets including Gundaroo Park, the Common, the Soldiers Memorial Hall and The Literary Institute and rely on volunteer committees to keep them operating. This will be an opportunity for all residents particularly those new to the village to learn about the range of community groups in the village and how you may become involved in helping with these committees and many others in the village. This year we will open the Expo to businesses as well.
The GCA also has a number of sub-committees that operate under our constitution:-
The Gundaroo Police Sub-committee provides agistment for village residents with horses.
The GCA Arts & Culture Sub-committee is looking into starting up the popular Fireside chats again in 2021 as a COVID-safe event series, with a potential scheduling of a Concert at the Courthouse later in the year.
GCA Village Monuments Sub-committee is responsible for maintenance of the memorials in Cork St.
GCA Community Website Sub-committee has responsibility for managing the newly established Gundaroo Community Website (www.gundaroo.org – this site).
GCA is also responsible for the Community Defibrillator (AED) installed in the safe on the outside front wall of the Gundaroo Post Office & Shop. The AED is regularly checked and is ready to use should we have an emergency in our local area. The AED has both adult and paediatric pads available. We have several responders who can help you out if required. Their contact details are on the safe and are also listed in the monthly Gundaroo Gazette. You never know when you may be called on to save a life.
The GCA committee along with interested members of the community is currently looking into grant opportunities to help establish a bike/skate park at the Gundaroo Park to cater for our growing population of young people. It’s very early days in this project in terms of planning but we will keep you posted on the progress.
The GCA Committee is also in regular contact with the Yass Valley Council regarding development and other issues impacting on the community.
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