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Week Starting 25th July 2022

Merriwa Community Portal

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Merriwa Community Portal AGM merriwa.nsw.au will be held on Thursday 11th August at 6pm, at the Merriwa RSL.
We look forward to seeing anyone interested in promoting our community or becoming a member.
 
 
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Upper Hunter Shire Council

MEDIA RELEASE – JULY 25 2022

Upper Hunter Shire Council last night voted to approve the relocation of the Scone Visitor Information Centre from Kelly St to Hunter  Warbirds.
 
The relocation of the Scone centre aims to ensure tourists receive the information and services they require as the Kelly St roadworks begin.
 
“The co-location of Hunter Warbirds will allow a concierge approach to service delivery with visitors welcomed and directed to relevant areas within the attraction or within the Upper Hunter,” Mayor Maurice Collison said.
 
“There will be many efficiencies gained through this model of service delivery.”
 
The Visitor Information Centre is expected to relocate next month.
 
Council also endorsed Cullingral Rd, Merriwa as the new site for the Merriwa Transfer Station.
 
Councillors voted to ensure the mixed waste would be placed in secure bins to ensure litter would not be affected by weather.
 
Issues during the consultation had been around odour, wind-blown litter, traffic and impacts on property values.
 
Cr Collison said the transfer station would have to prioritise cleanliness.
 
“The waste transfer station has outgrown its current location,” he said. 
 
“By relocating to Cullingral Rd, we are ensuring the viability of the station but we understand it is paramount to ensure residents’ concerns around litter are mitigated at every opportunity.”
Council approved donations to Scone Grammar School, Scone Public School and St Mary’s Primary School to help with a variety of projects.
 
The Mayor and Councillors will also receive a 2 per cent rise after the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal released its annual  determination.
 
Councillors will be paid $12,650 a year with the mayor receiving an additional fee of $27,600.
 
Council will also pay superannuation to all councillors.
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Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

With the proposed restructure and incorporation of the Festival of the Fleeces (FoTF) committee, we are seeking expressions of interest for committee members and the election of office bearers at an annual general meeting (AGM).
 
The meeting will be held on the 9th August at 6pm at the Merriwa RSL (in Squatters Corner). The current working group and committee would appreciate as many people as possible at the AGM.
 
The AGM is being called by the Chairman, Ron Campbell, in August in order to give the newly formed, independent committee maximum time to plan and progress next year’s festival.

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Merriwa RSL Club

TICKETS ON SALE NOW 

Tickets are now on sale for the Jason Owen sings John Denver tribute concert at the Merriwa RSL Club, August 5th 2022 from 8pm. 

(02) 6548 2157

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DIRTY DICKS THEATRE RESTAURANT

Playing at:  MERRIWA R.S.L. CLUB

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On:  FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST, 2022
BOOKING/INFO: Phone: 6548 2157 or Email: mwarslclub@bigpond.com

Come and enjoy a brilliant night of Medieval mirth and merriment featuring a spectacular ALL NEW 50th Anniversary stage show with sidesplitting comedy, witty and wacky songs, madcap parlour games and hilarious audience involvement PLUS a most magnificent 3 course sumptuous feast; hearty home-made vegetable soup with crusty bread, plate served prime roast beef with jus, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, followed by tasty apple pie or sticky date pudding with custard sauce

Tickets: Just $65.00 pp Includes brilliant stage show AND 3 course dinner
Bookings essential. 6.45pm arrival for 7pm start – Information for members & guests

DIRTY DICK’S – “IT’S SO FUNNY, IT HURTS” www.dirtydicks.com.au

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St Joseph’s P&F Merriwa 

JUNIOR CAMPDRAFT & FETE

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Can Assist Merriwa

VARIETY & DINNER EVENING

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Can Assist Merriwa are hosting a dinner and variety evening with the one and only PIXIE JENKINS.
 
WHEN: 13th August 2022 from 6.30pm with DINNER commencing at 7pm
WHERE: Merriwa Sports Club.
CATERER: EAT@153 with 2 courses of delicious
COST: $50.00 per head, tables of 8 available
 
18+ as content may be a bit OTT 😆
 
LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS…LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS…
 
Contact Marlene Rogers 0478847064 OR contact Sheree Kelly for Can Assist bank account details. Tickets will be dispatched upon receipt of payment. We are hoping to give Dave a bit of a rest if that’s even possible.
 
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN FOR A FEW LAUGHS.
 
Marlene for Can Assist Merriwa
 
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Crazy Beanie Day 

HOSTED BY THE MERRIWA TOURIST WELCOMING CENTRE & MEN’S SHED

 
Raising funds for those who are fighting the battle and those who have sadly lost the war.
 
Hi there! We have decided to fundraise for this campaign as CRAZY BEANIES to make an even bigger difference! If you would like to support our fundraising efforts it would be amazing! Any donation, big or small, would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
 
EVERYONE is invited!! Help us raise money for a cause that is close to many of our hearts.
 
Join us on Sunday 7th August from 11.30am for a Snag and a great time – make sure your sporting your crazy beanie, as there are some prizes up for grabs!!
 
Click here to go to our facebook event page and hit the ‘Interested’ or ‘GOING’ button so that we can guage how many amazing people to expect (we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on a snag!)
 
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Merriwa Gallery

CALLING ALL CONTRIBUTIONS

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Calling for contributions for the opening of the new Gallery. The aim is to have the Gallery filled with art the residents of the Merriwa area have created.

If you’ve made it, it’s got a place in the space!

Drop off is Tuesday and Wednesday 26th and 27th of July. Official opening is Friday July 29/7 at 5pm, contributing or not, all invited!

Checkout the June/July Newsletter here.

Any questions merriwagallery@gmail.com or Instagram

Merriwa Gallery – 133 Bettington Street, Merriwa

 

 

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Local Land Services 

CULTURAL BURN DEMONSTRATION – MERRIWA

Farmers and land managers are invited to one of our free field days to learn about traditional cultural burning land management practices and how these might benefit restoration and management of woodland remnants and understorey on farms! The field days will include an information session with Den Barber, a Cultural Burn Practitioner at Yarrabin Cultural Connections, followed by a cultural burn demonstration within remnants of Box-Gum Grassy Woodland. Each field day will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and understand the benefits of traditional land management practices for modern farming and woodland restoration.

Details of events:
Wednesday 24 August or Thursday 25 August 2022
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Golden Highway, Merriwa

Locations of the field days will be provided on confirmation of attendance.

RSVP by Friday 19 August 2022 via this link.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided (free)

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Royal Hotel Cassilis

MELBOURNE CUP LADIES DAY 

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The Melbourne Cup Ladies Day is back and better than ever!
 
Not only the race that stops the nation but also a perfect day out to catch up, with entertainment, fashion, good food, and drinks.
Join us for the Royal Hotel’s Classic Melbourne Cup lunch.
Prizes for best dressed, live coverage of the big race, sweeps, and some lucky door prizes!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

With the proposed restructure and incorporation of the Festival of the Fleeces (FoTF) committee, we are seeking expressions of interest for committee members and the election of office bearers at an annual general meeting (AGM).
 
The meeting will be held on the 9th August at 6pm at the Merriwa RSL (in Squatters Corner). The current working group and committee would appreciate as many people as possible at the AGM.
 
The AGM is being called by the Chairman, Ron Campbell, in August in order to give the newly formed, independent committee maximum time to plan and progress next year’s festival.

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Upper Hunter Community Services Inc 

TOYBOX

Click here for further information on Toybox by Upper Hunter Community Services Inc. 

You will also find a brochure with information here

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