Merriwa CWA

We would like to thank everyone that
came to our last kids cooking day. We
had 38 well behaved kids and a great day had by all.

NEED FOR FEED DISASTER RELIEF
We at the CWA would like to thank the Lions
Need for Feed for letting the CWA of Merriwa
to help with distributing their care kits. It was
also great to see all those trucks rolling into town
with all that feed for the stock. It was very much
appreciated by all.

We will be having an after school cooking and
decorating day on the Thursday before the
Merriwa Show. All goods will then be entered
into the show for the kids. More information will
be coming up in the next few weeks. Watch this
spot or Merriwa Connect.

NEXT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Craft will be Paddle Pop Craft and something to
cook. So far we have had the suggestions of
Biscuits or Large Cakes. Any other suggestions,
just let me know we will try almost anything.

OUR NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the CWA Merriwa Branch
will be on Monday August 13 starting at 10.00am
in the CWA rooms. New members are always
welcome.

Enquiries to: Barbara Campbell on 6548 5131
or 0428 485 131 or Robyn McAlister on 0429 487 241.

The CWA rooms are available for hire at
very reasonable rates by contacting Jean Price on 6548 2456.

Kim Clydsdale

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Merriwa Legacy

Legacy’s annual Badge Week will run from
September 2-8.
We will be running a street stall and selling
badges on Friday September 7.
Donations of cakes, slices, biscuits, vegetables
and any saleable items would be greatly
appreciated.
Thank you for supporting Legacy.
Maree Goodear
Legatee

 

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Merriwa District Progress
Association

The Merriwa District Progress Association will hold
their August meeting on Wednesday August 15
at the RSL commencing at 6.00pm. Everyone is
welcome.

For more information contact

Beron on 6548 2245.

Beron Arden-Wood

 

 

 

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Merriwa Tourist Welcoming
Centre and Men’s Shed

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
The Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre and
Men’s Shed wish to advise its members that an
Annual General Meeting date has been set.
Date: Thursday August 16
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Merriwa Men’s Shed.
Edith Shipway

 

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Merriwa Tourist Welcoming
Centre and Men’s Shed and
Merriwa Tourist Welcoming
Centre and Men’s Shed
Merriwa Rotary Club

BASH THE DROUGHT PARTY
When: Sunday October 21

We have combined to show our support for our
struggling community in these hard times by
planning a BASH THE DROUGHT party (wanted
to call it Bugger the drought but I believe that is
politically incorrect).

The date for our “bash” is Sunday October 21,
lunch time BBQ – Merriwa Showground.
This invitation is for everyone living in what we
fondly knew as the old Merriwa Shire – we provide
the food and drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks),
you bring the kids and yourselves and let us for
a short time enjoy each other’s company and
know that as a Community we are there for each other.

We will be going out of town looking for
sponsorships so our local businesses can be
assured that we will NOT be asking for help,
You do enough for our town; all we ask is that
you please join us for our party.

Please make a note in your diary and we shall
provide more details a little closer to the time – in
the meantime let’s bash the drought!
Edith Shipway

 

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Merriwa PAH and I

SECTION H – NEEDLE AND FANCY WORK
SUB-COMMITTEE: Mrs K Campbell, Mrs K Curties,
Mrs B Frampton, Mrs S Hunt, Mrs D Killen, Mrs R Munro
ENTRY FEE: Open classes $0.50 per entry Children 16 and under no entry fee
PRIZES: First $3.00, Second $2.00. Award cards for First and Second.
ENTRIES: will be accepted in the Fairfax Pavilion on Thursday September 13 from 2.00pm to
4.00pm, and Friday September 14 from 8.00am until 10.00am. Any entries not collected between
4.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday September 16 will become the property of the committee.
Entries must be collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm Saturday September 15

PRESENTATIONS: 11.00am on Saturday in the Rodgers Pavilion

SPECIAL PRIZES
Champion Piece of Knitting donated by Mrs M Llewelyn
Champion Piece of Crochet donated by Mrs D Killen
Champion Piece of Sewing donated by Mrs L Taylor
Champion Piece of Embroidery donated by Mrs D Alker
Champion Piece of Quilting donated by Mrs S Mulligan
Champion Novelty Item donated by Mrs B Frampton
Champion Novice Entry donated by Mrs B Frampton
PRIZE for Most Successful Exhibitor, Open Classes 1-35 donated by Mrs R Munro
PRIZE for Most Successful Exhibitor, Junior Classes 36-44 donated by Mrs S Mulligan

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. All care and no responsibility will be accepted
for the loss or damage of exhibits. It is the
responsibility of the exhibitor to collect their
exhibits at the end of the show. Organisers
take no responsibility for uncollected items.

2. All entries to be new, clean and exhibitor’s own handwork.
3. All entries must have been completed in the last 12 months

OPEN CLASSES
KNITTING
1. ADULT’S HAND KNITTED JUMPER, CARDIGAN or VEST, any ply
2. CHILD’S HAND KNITTED JUMPER or CARDIGAN, any ply
3. HAND KNITTED GARMENT or ARTICLE, for baby
4. KNITTED ITEM, not mentioned in schedule.

CROCHET
5. ANY CROCHETED ITEM
6. CROCHETED ITEM, including handkerchief edgings in fine gauge
7. CROCHETED ITEM in wool, any ply
8. CROCHETED ITEM for BABY

SEWING
9. MACHINE SEWN GARMENT, adult
10. MACHINE SEWN GARMENT, child or babies garment
11. ARTICLE IN HEIRLOOM SEWING, hand or machine sewn

EMBROIDERY
12. ARTICLE in COUNTED or PULLED THREAD EMBROIDERY
13. ARTICLE in FINE EMBROIDERY
14. ARTICLE in WOOL EMBROIDERY
15. EMBROIDERED PICTURE, or wall hanging
16. ARTICLE in LONG STITCH
17. PIECE of TAPESTRY, mounted or unmounted
18. ARTICE in SURFACE EMBROIDERY, including Crewel work
19. ARTICLE in CROSS STITCH
20. ARTICLE in SMOCKING
21. EMBROIDERED ARTICLE, not previously mentioned

QUILTING
22. PATCHWORK QUILT – Machine quilted
23. PATCHWORK QUILT – Hand quilted

NOVELTY
24. COAT HANGER
25. CUSHION
26. NOVELTY ITEM, suitable for gift

27. PATCHWORK machine sewn
28. APPLIQUE, article, machine sewn
29. ANY ARTICLE or GARMENT, not previously mentioned

NOVICE CLASSES
PLEASE NOTE: Open to those who have not won
a prize in Open or Junior divisions of the Needle
and Fancy Work section at any show.

30. ARTICLE, in embroidery
31. HAND KNITTED GARMENT
32. CROCHETED ARTICLE
33. PATCHWORK or APPLIQUÉD ITEM
34. ITEM not previously mentioned, hand or machine sewn
35. NOVELTY ITEM, suitable for a gift

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
16 YEARS AND UNDER
36. HAND KNITTED or CROCHETED ITEM
37. EMBROIDERED ITEM
38. ARTICLE in PATCHWORK or APPLIQUÉ, hand  or machine sewn
39. ANY ITEM, not previously mentioned, hand or machine sewn
12 YEARS AND UNDER
40. HAND KNITTED or CROCHETED ITEM
41. EMBROIDERED ITEM
42. ARTICLE in PATCHWORK or APPLIQUÉ, hand or machine sewn
43. ITEM not previously mentioned, hand or machine sewn
44. NOVELTY ITEM

8 YEARS AND UNDER
45. ARTICLE made by a child 8 years and under
46. ANY ITEM, machine sewn.
Sharli Mulligan

 

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Merriwa Parkrun

Merriwa parkrun has been growing stronger as
the week’s progress, with our number of runners
and volunteers slowly building. We love meeting
new people from around the state and of course
more than anything, we love seeing Merriwa
locals participate as well. It has been great to
see more locals participating in parkrun.
We would like to give a big thank you to last
week’s volunteers: Anne Carrigan, Ashleigh
Golden, Carol McLoughlin, Matthew West,
Micaela McDonald, Nyssa Caban and Rev Pat
Kirkby.

The following volunteer positions are needed for
the coming weeks:
• Run Director
• Timekeeper
• Finish Tokens
• Barcode Scanning
• Tail Walker
• Marshal x 2
• Photographer

In order for Merriwa parkrun to happen, it relies
solely on volunteers. We are in a great need for
more people to volunteer. If you could spare
your time for even one week, it would be greatly
appreciated. Please contact Matt West at
merriwahelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Merriwa Parkrun
Don’t forget, parkrun is held every Saturday at
8.00am at the picnic tables near the bridge at
Rotary Park.
Matt West

 

 

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Merriwa Rotary

THE CHANGEOVER

The transition from Will Mulligan’s year to
the year of our new president, Mark Whale has
gone smoothly. We are set to enjoy Year 51 of
the Rotary Club of Merriwa.

The first event for the club’s new year was one
with which we have much familiarity…the
running of a barbecue, this time at the request
of the Shire Council as part of the gathering to
mark the opening of the new library.

We had the pleasure, recently, of listening to
guest speaker Edith Shipway who addressed us
on behalf of the Welcoming Centre. The centre,
working with the Merriwa Mens’ Shed is working
on some way in which some assistance and
support could be given to our many drought
stricken farmers. Edith was there to ask Rotary for
help with the effort.

She painted a grim, realistic picture of the effects
of this extraordinary drought on many of rural
community.

Plans are being made for a lunch/barbecue at
the Showground, organised by all three groups,
to demonstrate our community’s support for
those who are going through an extremely
difficult time. The date will be Sunday October 21.

Our three sponsoring bodies will provide food
and drinks… wine, beer, soft drinks…. at no cost
to those who attend.

It will be an opportunity for those most affected
by the drought, to have a little respite from the
daily grim grind as well as a chat to others facing
the same problems.

More information will appear in a separate
article from the Welcoming Centre.
It is well to remember the words of Dorothea
Mackeller:

CORE OF MY HEART, MY COUNTRY!
Her pitiless blue sky.
When sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die.
But then the grey clouds gather
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army
The steady soaking rain.

Let us hope and pray that much sooner than
this planned event, the grey clouds WILL have
gathered and HAVE DONE everything hoped of
them and that we shall, on October 21 be all
there celebrating!
Mark Smith

 

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Merriwa Anglican Parish

YULETIDE DOWN UNDER

Where: Anglican Parish Hall
When: August 12
Time: 12.30pm

Tickets: $25.00/pp or $20.00 concession
Children under 12 $10.00
Come along and enjoy a delicious Yuletide
Lunch. BYO is available.

Entertainment details will be provided at a later
date. Tickets can be purchased at Di’s Clothing
Patch and Trinity Markets.

For more information please contact Deidre
on 0429 320 821. We invite everyone from the
community to attend.
Deidre Peebles

 

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SAVE THE DATE!
Melbourne Cup
“Long Lunch”

Brindley Park, Merriwa
Tuesday November 6, 2018
Proudly supporting Merriwa Country
Education Foundation
Courtesy Buses will run (kindly sponsored by
Cowan’s)
Limited tickets available October
Contact Amanda Kemp for more details.

 

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Merriwa Tourist Welcoming
Centre and Men’s Shed

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
The Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre and
Men’s Shed wish to advise its members that an
Annual General Meeting date has been set.
DATE: Thursday August 16
TIME: 2.30pm
VENUE: Merriwa Men’s Shed
Edith Shipway

 

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 SAVE THE DATE!
MERRIWA ANGLICAN PARISH

will be holding a
High Tea Afternoon
on Melbourne Cup Day
Advance invitation to prepare your fine hats
for a fun filled afternoon.
Held at the Parish Hall from 1.30pm
More information to come.
CONTACT DEIDRE PEEBLES

 

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merriwa.nsw.au Community Portal Committee

call for not-for-profit Merriwa Organisations to Apply for small Grants

 

To raise the profile of Merriwa, the Merriwa Community Portal Committee is making available to Merriwa community organisations small grants to help enhance and promote Merriwa locally and beyond. 

As part of receiving a Grant, your organisation will be expected to advertise and promote the Merriwa Portal (Visit merriwa.nsw.au) in your communications through signage or when advertising the organisation’s activities or assets for which the money is used.

Depending on the number and quality of the applications received by the closing date the committee may decide to allocate one or more grants this time depending on amounts requested.  Please note the successful applicante(s) may receive less than requested.

Applications close on the 31st August 2018, the committee hope to make funds available to the successful applicants in October 2018.

 

How to Apply

To apply send an email or letter to below (limit to one A4 page) which must contain the following information:

 

  1. Organisation’s Name
  2. Applicant’s Name
  3. Organisation Address
  4. Phone No.
  5. Email Address
  6. Why you are applying for the Grant
  7. Amount requested

 

For more information contact Kim Fenley, Ph: 0418 570 743 or 6548-3060 or merriwaportal@gmail.com.

 

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Businesses save fees with Upper Hunter Country branding

There’s also $1000 grants for a shopfront make-over

 

The simple act of adding an ‘Upper Hunter Country’ sticker to an A-frame, chalkboard or tables and chairs on the footpath, will save a business its 2018/19 annual footpath trading licence fees in the Upper Hunter Shire.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is also offering financial assistance to business owners to help revitalise streetscapes in towns across the Shire by way of a grant of up to $1000 to refurbish shopfronts.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund is to provide one-off assistance to businesses in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone central business districts (CBDs). Council will contribute a one-off allocation of up to $1,000 ex GST (or 50% of project costs – whichever is the least) per standard 15-metre shop front.

These initiatives are part of Council’s strategy to encourage shop owners to promote tourism as well as improving the look of Upper Hunter town’s CBDs.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund Application Form and Guidelines are available on Council’s website www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au under Do It Online / Apply for It / Community Grants.

Live link: http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/f.ashx/a-zdocuments/Scone-CBD-Shop-Front-Assistance-Program-Guidelines-and-Application-Form-June-2017-Fields_distributed.pdf

Copies are also available from Council offices.

To find out more about Upper Hunter Country branding contact Council’s Environmental and Community Services department on 6540 1100.

 

 

Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)Fax: 02 6545 2671Email: dhealy@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU  A Quality Rural Lifestyle – in a vibrant, caring and sustainable community

 

 

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Routine X-Rays available at MPS Again

 

Routine X-Rays are available in Merriwa again, as of last Wednesday, at the MPS, and every Wednesday from then.

If you are a patient of either of the local GPs they can make a booking for you. If you go to an out of town GP or would like to make your own X-Ray booking phone 6542 2093 and ask for an appointment in Merriwa.

 

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