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Redland Snapshot – 29 July


Trees for Weeds Day

When: Saturday 1 August, 10am-4pm
Where: Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba

Exchange unruly, invasive weeds for native plants at our mainland Trees for Weeds Day. Claim a free native plant for every plastic shopping bag of weeds you bring along (up to five plants per person). Council’s weed experts will be available for advice on managing weeds. The native plant nursery will be open for sales. All weeds are welcome, however, this year’s focus is Wild Tobacco, Chinese Burr, Morning Glory and Green Cestrum.

For more information call IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.

Wellington Point community meeting

When: Wednesday 29 July, 5-6.30pm
Where: Wellington Point Community Hall 347-371 Birkdale Rd, Wellington Point

A community meeting to discuss proposed street closures on the fourth Friday of the month for the new Wellington Point Retro Markets. The closures will affect a section of Main Rd and the Village Green carpark, Wellington Point.

For more information email wendy.boglary@redland.qld.gov.au.

Library talk

South Brisbane Storm Chasers

When: Saturday 1 August, 1-3.30pm
Where: Capalaba Library, Noeleen St, Capalaba

Discover the wild world of storm chasing from experienced weather enthusiasts.

Bookings essential. Call 3843 8010 ($5 per person).

Weed control – Russell Island

When: Wednesday 5 August, 2-3pm
Where: Russell Island Library, 22 High St, Russell Island

Learn how to eradicate obnoxious weeds from your backyard ahead of the Bay Islands Trees for Weeds Day on 15 August. Bring along weeds for identification.

Family Sunday at the Gallery

When: Sunday 2 August, 10am-1pm (drop-in session)
Where: Redland Art Gallery – corner Middle and Bloomfield Sts, Cleveland

Join us at Redland Art Gallery for fun family art activities suitable for all ages. No RSVP required. Parents must remain with children while participating.

Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

The annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast will be held on Friday 28 August 2015 at Redlands Sporting Club. Tickets are now on sale from RPAC.

Visit www.rpac.com.au (Upcoming Events) or call 07 3829 8131.

Apply for a community grant today

Turn your ideas into reality with funding from Council’s Community Grants Program. Round 1 is now open with applications accepted until Friday 28 August 2015.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/grants for information and application forms.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 29 July 9.30am

General meeting: Wednesday 12 August 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 22 July


National Tree Day

Come to our community planting.

When: Saturday 26 July, 9-11am

Where: Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor, Catherine St Birkdale
Off-street parking available, UBD Ref. Map 184 A3

Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 3000 native habitat plants along Tingalpa Creek. Free sausage sizzle, displays, certificates for kids & prizes.

Bring enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water. We’ll supply the plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves.

For more information call IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.

Apply for a grant today

Round 1 now open!

Turn your ideas into reality with funding from Council’s Grants Program. The Community Grants Program offers funding under the categories of organisation support, project support, conservation and capital infrastructure for initiatives and projects that benefit the Redlands community. Round 1 is now open with applications accepted until Friday 28 August 2015.

All relevant information and application forms can be found online. For assistance with your application, book a meeting with our Grants Team (available until 21 August).

To apply visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/grants or call 3829 8912.

Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

The annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast will be held on Friday 28 August 2015 at Redlands Sporting Club. Tickets are now on sale at www.redland.qld.gov.au/events or call RPAC on 07 3829 8131.

Library talk

Talking weeds in Redlands

When: Tuesday 28 July, 10.30-11.30am

Where: Capalaba Library, Noeleen St, Capalaba

Discover what makes the Redlands’ bushland unique and how you can do your bit to keep it special. Learn how environmental weeds are impacting our environment and how you can tackle them effectively on your property. Feel free to bring along weed samples from your property for identification.

Rate notices issued on Friday 10 July

Residents are reminded rates are due Tuesday 11 August 2015. After this date, interest will accrue at 11% per annum, compound interest calculated on daily balances. If you did not receive your rates notice or you would like to discuss your payment options, please call 3829 8999.

Proposed dual name for Russell Island

Have your say on the proposal to use the traditional indigenous name Canaipa for Russell Island. Submit your feedback, either in support of or against the proposal, online www.dnrm.qld.gov.au or write to Queensland Place Names, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, GPO Box 2454, Brisbane Qld 4001, by 29 July 2015.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 29 July 9.30am

General meeting: Wednesday 12 August 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 15 July


Welcome of the Whales festival

When: Saturday 25 July, 11am-4pm

Where: Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Each year southern humpback whales journey past Straddie to the warmer breeding grounds in the north. Help welcome the whales as part of the three-month Quandamooka Festival, launched last weekend.

As part of the celebration enjoy whale-watching tours, cultural tours, traditional dance, arts and craft, weaving, workshops, food, music and an opportunity to watch the whales play.

Visit www.quandamookafestival.com.au for updates.

Follow www.facebook.com/quandamookafestival.

Vision Through Mangroves exhibition

When: 10-19 July, open 10am-4pm daily

Where: Mudlo Native Garden, near the jetty on Coochiemudlo Island

There’s still time to learn about island ecosystems with local artist Narelle Renn’s unique Vision Through Mangroves exhibition. Part of the three-month Quandamooka Festival, the exhibition includes daily guided mangrove walks and closes with Music in the Amphitheatre from 2–4pm on 19 July (Flinders Day Celebration).

For more information phone 0488 886 000.

National Tree Day

Come to our community planting.

When: Saturday 26 July, 9-11am

Where: Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor, Catherine St Birkdale
Off-street parking available, UBD Ref. Map 184 A3

Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 3000 native habitat plants along Tingalpa Creek. Free sausage sizzle, displays, certificates for kids & prizes.

Bring enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water. We’ll supply the plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves.

For more information call IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.

Pest Management Forum

When: Tuesday 4 August, 9am-4pm

Where: Moreton Bay Research Station, corner of Flinders Ave and Fraser St, Dunwich

For industry professionals, those involved in feral animal management and other interested community members.

Hosted by Straddie’s Pest Management Group, the forum brings together a number of experts to discuss techniques, opportunities and challenges in pest animal control. Guest speakers include:

  • Stuart Murphy from Philip Island, Victoria, where foxes are on the verge of being successfully eradicated.
  • Michel Dickinson, Australia Wildlife and Feral Animal Management, who has extensive experience in a range of control methods across Australia.
  • Representatives from the State Government to talk about approved methods and regulations. There will also be an opportunity to visit feral animal management sites on the Island.

For more information call 3503 1427 or to RSVP visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 15 July 9.30am

General meeting: Wednesday 29 July 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 8 July


National Tree Day

Come to our community planting.

When: Saturday 26 July, 9-11am

Where: Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor, Catherine St Birkdale
Off-street parking available, UBD Ref. Map 184 A3

Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 3000 native habitat plants along Tingalpa Creek. Free sausage sizzle, displays, certificates for kids & prizes.

Bring enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water. We’ll supply the plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves.

For more information call IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.

Family Sunday at the Gallery

End the school holidays on a high with the Redland Art Gallery’s Family Sunday. Drop into our Cleveland gallery from 10am – 1pm for art activities suitable for all ages. No need to book, but parents must remain with children while participating.

Watch out for koalas

The mercury may be falling but things are hotting up for our koalas with an early start to the breeding season this year. Not only are the adults on the move, but last year’s young are heading off to find their own space. Residents are likely to see koalas in some unexpected places, so please keep an eye out for them, especially when driving.

We’re in the ‘hearing’ loop

Amplification systems that make it easier for hearing-impaired residents to pick up the speaker’s voice and other important audio have been installed at the main community facilities across the Redlands, including Council Chambers, Customer Service Centres, mainland libraries, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), the Donald Simpson Centre and community halls at Capalaba, Thorneside, Redland Bay, Point Lookout (North Stradbroke Island), Macleay Island and Russell Island.

Contact staff at these centres for assistance using the amplification system.

Welcome of the Whales festival

When: Saturday 25 July, 11am-4pm

Where: Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Each year southern humpback whales journey past Straddie to the warmer breeding grounds in the north. Help welcome the whales as part of the three-month Quandamooka Festival, launched last weekend.

As part of the celebration enjoy whale-watching tours, cultural tours, traditional dance, arts and craft, weaving, workshops, food, music and an opportunity to watch the whales play.

Visit www.quandamookafestival.com.au for updates.

Follow www.facebook.com/quandamookafestival.

Need a friend?

Find a friend for life at the Redland Animal Shelter. All animals are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and have had a full health assessment along with flea and worm treatment.

Visit redlnd.cc/petadoptions to learn more about adopting our unclaimed and abandoned pets.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 15 July 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 1 July


Winter school holiday fun!

Wondering how to entertain the kids during the school holidays?

Redland Art Gallery, IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Libraries have a jam-packed program of activities on offer for all ages.

Kids can try their hand at creating jewellery from natural materials on Wednesday 1 July or learn how to transfer their own design on to a timber block on Tuesday 7 July at Redland Art Gallery. Bookings essential. A small fee applies. Phone 3829 8463.

Come along to Seek Unearth Explore at IndigiScapes on Friday 3 July, a free family fun day packed with outdoor, environmentally focused activities, including scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, plant bingo, face painting, biscuit making, weed weaving and a sausage sizzle.

Make a video game, a music video or a fairytale film at Redlands Libraries. With technology projects, art, craft, stories and song, their holiday program offers loads of creative and engaging activities for youngsters aged four to 16 years. Activities are free. Places limited for some activities.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/SchoolHolidayActivities for further details and booking information.

Quandamooka Festival opening

Join the opening celebrations of the inaugural Quandamooka Festival on Saturday 4 July at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, a date which commemorates the 4th anniversary of Quandamooka Native Title Determination. From July to September, the festival will showcase more than 60 events and activities acknowledging the culture, country and people of the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) region.

Visit www.quandamookafestival.com.au for the calendar of events and details.

2015-16 Budget

Council handed down its 2015-16 Budget last week, which included a modest rates increase of 0.5 per cent or about 31 cents a week for a typical Redlands household (Category 1A, land value of $280,000).

To see what the Budget means to you visit Council’s website www.redland.qld.gov.au.

Need a friend?

Find a friend for life at the Redland Animal Shelter. All animals are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and have had a full health assessment along with flea and worm treatment.

Visit redlnd.cc/petadoptions to learn more about adopting our unclaimed and abandoned pets.

Are you going away on holiday?

Did you know that you can turn the water off while you’re away on holiday? This may prevent any unexpected water usage from a leak in your water service or internal plumbing fixtures. First check your household appliances to ensure that it is safe to turn the water off. Then turn the water off at the stop valve on the meter.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 19 July 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 24 June


Winter school holiday fun!

Wondering how to entertain the kids during school holidays?

Redland Art Gallery, IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Libraries have a jam-packed program of activities on offer for all ages.

Make a video game, a music video or a fairy tale film at Redlands Libraries. With technology projects, art, craft, stories and song, their holiday program offers loads of creative and engaging activities for youngsters aged four to 16 years. Activities are free. Bookings required for some activities.

Kids can try their hand at creating jewelry from natural materials, weaving baskets from garden cuttings or learn how to transfer their own design on to a timber block the Redland Art Gallery’s workshops local artists. Bookings essential. Fees apply. 3829 8463

Come along to Seek Unearth Explore at IndigiScapes on Friday 3 July, a free family fun day packed with outdoor, environmentally-focused activities, including water bug discovery, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, plant bingo, face painting, biscuit making, weed weaving and a sausage sizzle.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/SchoolHolidayActivities for further details and booking information.

Watch out for koalas

The mercury may be falling but things are hotting up for our koalas with an early start to the breeding season this year. Not only are the adults on the move, but last year’s young are heading off to find their own space. Keep an eye out for koalas in unexpected places, especially when driving.

Whale survey in progress

Scientists from the University of Queensland are currently on North Stradbroke Island as part of a long-running research project to monitor humpback whale migration. Based at Point Lookout, an internationally recognised site for observing the migration of humpback whales, this year’s survey will run for eight weeks during June and July, which is the peak period for the northward migration of whales to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef where they breed.

One of the two Council viewing platforms at Frenchman’s Beach Foreshore Reserve, off Timbin Road at Point Lookout, will be closed to the public until 9 August for the project. Follow the whales on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/straddiehumpbacks

Water meter reading

We need access to your water meter for quarterly meter readings, ongoing maintenance and replacement. If you are considering building a retaining wall, installing a new fence or adding locked gates to an existing fence, please call us on 3829 8999 to discuss accessibility options.

Open meetings

Special meeting: Thursday 25 June 9.30am
(Adoption of 2015/16 Budget)

General meeting: Wednesday 19 July 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 17 June


Local school holiday fun!

With the school holidays fast approaching, the Redland Art Gallery, IndigiScapes Centre and Redland Libraries have plenty of fun-filled activities planned to keep the kids entertained over the break.

Come along to IndigiScapes on Friday 3 July and Seek Unearth Explore, a family fun day of outdoor, environmentally-focused activities, including waterbug discovery, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, plant bingo, face painting, biscuit making, weed weaving and a sausage sizzle – all free of charge!

Make a video game, a music video or a fairytale film at Redlands Libraries. With technology projects, art, craft, stories and song, their holiday program offers loads of creative and engaging activities for youngsters aged four to 16 years. Bookings essential and most activities are free of charge.

Visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/SchoolHolidayActivities for further details and booking information.

Meet author Helen Harrison

For the past four years, Helen Harrison has been running the Live Your Best Life workshop for the Redlands Centre for Women and her book Full Esteem Ahead grew from this experience. Come along for an informative, interactive session and learn some tools and techniques for improving your quality of life.

When: Saturday 20 June, 2-3pm
Where: Capalaba Library, 19 Noeleen St, Capalaba
Bookings: 3843 8010

Minor home modifications

Redland Home Assist Secure can help improve your safety and access at home.

  • Are you under 65 years of age?
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • Do you have a disability or need assistance with daily living activities?

You may be eligible for financial assistance for minor home modifications that improve your safety and access in and around your home. Additional funding is now available but only until the end of June 2015.

More information call 3383 3030.

Water meter reading

Did you know that checking your water meter regularly can save water and money?

It’s easy to do – turn off all taps around your home and record all numbers from the water meter. Do not use any water for at least two hours then check to see if the meter dials have changed since your first reading. Check it every week or month to help monitor your usage and detect water leaks early.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wedneday 17 June 9.30am

Special meeting: Thursday 25 June 9.30am
(adoption of 2015/16 Budget)

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 10 June


New artwork celebrates reconciliation

The Quandamooka Statement of Recognition has been officially unveiled at the entrance of Council’s administration building in Cleveland.

Designed by local artist Sandra Delaney, the two sculptural metal panels provide a unique insight into Quandamooka culture and heritage and stand as a permanent acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners of the lands, winds and waters of the Redlands.

Where: Redland City Council Cleveland Administration Building, corner of Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland

Proposed dual name for Russell Island

Have your say on the proposal to use the traditional indigenous name Canaipa Island for Russell Island. Submit your feedback, either in support of or against the proposal, online www.dnrm.qld.gov.au or write to Queensland Place Names, Department of Natural Resources and  Mines, GPO Box 2454, Brisbane Qld 4001, by 29 July 2015.

We’re in the hearing loop

Amplification systems that make it easier for hearing impaired residents to pick up the speaker’s voice and other important audio have been installed at the main community facilities across the Redlands, including Council Chambers, Customer Service Centres, mainland libraries, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), the Donald Simpson Centre and community halls at Capalaba, Thorneside, Redland Bay, Point Lookout (North Stradbroke Island), Macleay Island and Russell Island.

Contact staff at these centres for assistance using the amplification system.

Water meter reading

We are reading water meters in Victoria Point this week. Please ensure meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

A double dose of Depp!

Come to Raby Bay for FREE MOVIES in the park and see two Johnny Depp blockbusters:

  • 4.30pm-6.30pm – Charlie and the Chocolate factory (PG)
  • 6.30pm-8.45pm – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (M)

When: Saturday 13 June 2015

Where: X marks the spot – Raby Bay Harbour Park, corner of Harbour View Court and Shore Street West, Cleveland (near Cleveland train station)

In true Willy Wonka style there will be sweet treats available for purchase and plenty of food available from nearby restaurants and cafes.

Bring your blanket and chair but leave ye treasure and golden tickets at home – this adventure is free.

This night of big screen entertainment is presented by Redland City Council.

Wear your onesie and support St Vinnies homeless appeal.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wedneday 17 June 9.30am

Special meeting: Thursday 25 June 9.30am
(Adoption of 2015/16 Budget)

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 3 June


Indigi Day Out – FREE family fun

  • When: Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am-8pm
  • Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba

Learn to cook with bush tucker flavours, weave with weeds and meet a koala at Indigi Day Out. From market stalls, native plant sales and native animals, to arts and craft, kids’ activities and music and food, this popular annual event has something for the whole family. Stay after dark for a bush dance hosted by Folk Redlands and a fundraising barbecue.

Visit indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au for the program events.

Review of Council electoral divisions

The Queensland Change Commission is undertaking an independent assessment of Redland City Council electoral divisions. Interested community members can submit formal suggestions to the Commissioner before 5pm Friday 5 June 2015.

For more information, visit Local Government Reviews on the Electoral Commission Queensland website at www.ecq.qld.gov.au/electoral-districts.

Dredging of Weinam Creek

Dredging of Weinam Creek will commence this month as part of Council’s commitment to providing safe, reliable access to Moreton Bay. The eight-week project is part of Council’s regular maintenance schedule and will involved two dredge vessels operating in the creek. Minor disruptions may be caused during this period. Work is expected to be completed early August, weather permitting. For more information contact Council on 3829 8999.

New bypass lane at Birkdale

Construction of a bypass lane at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station has commenced and will be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting. The bypass lane will enable vehicles with green waste to pass the queue of traffic to the gatehouse during peak periods, significantly reducing delays for all vehicles.

To avoid delays during construction, Council recommends residents minimise visits to Birkdale Transfer Station or use the Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station at 761-789 German Church Road. Please note Redland Bay station accepts all residential waste, however, can only accept commercial green waste.

A double does of Depp!

Come to Raby Bay for FREE MOVIES in the park and see two Johnny Depp blockbusters:

  • 4.30pm-6.30pm – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
  • 6.30pm-8.45pm – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (M).
  • When: Saturday 13 June, 2015
  • Where: X marks the spot – Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cnr Harbour View Court and Shore Street West, Cleveland ( near Cleveland train station)

In true Willy Wonka style there will be sweet treats available for purchase and plenty of food available from nearby restaurants and cafes.

Bring you blanket and chair but leave ye treasure and gold tickets at home – this adventure is free.

This night of big screen entertainment is presented by Redland City Council.

Wear your onesie and support St Vinnies homeless appeal.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 3 June 9.30am

General meeting: Wednesday 17 June 9.30am

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Redland Snapshot – Wednesday 20 May


Redlands Animal Shelter – Looking for a friend for life?

The RSPCA can no longer take our unclaimed and abandoned animals so council is adopting them out ourselves.

Visit our webpage to see our gorgeous animals currently available. Then drop in to the animal shelter at 264 South St, Thornlands for a meet and greet and to finalise arrangements. You can also follow us on Facebook for regular updates.

All animals are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and have had a full health assessment along with flea and worm prevention (unless there is a medical reason not to). Animal adoption fees are set to cover these costs.

For more information call 3829 8663.

Free business workshop – The Road to Marketing Success

  • When: Tuesday 2 June, 7 – 9am
  • Where: Capalaba Sports Club, Ney Road, Capalaba
  • Light refreshments will be served.

Learn about the basics of market research, how it can be the cornerstone of your marketing strategy and how to leverage your findings through advertising.

RSVP: 29 May 2015. Bookings are essential:

Indigi Day Out – Free family fun

  • When: Saturday 6 June 2015, 10am-8pm
  • Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
  • Entry and all activities free of charge.

From market stalls, native plant sales and native animals, to arts and craft, kids’ activities and music and food, this popular annual event has something for the whole family. Stay after dark for a bushdance hosted by Folk Redlands and a fundraising barbeque.

More information: 3824 8611.

Redlands Bike Week 22-29 May

Council is hosting a range of FREE activities to celebrate bike week so come along for the ride!

  • Sunday 24 May, 7.30-10.30am: Redlands Track Park Trail Care bike network restoration
  • Wednesday 27 May, 6.30-7.30am: Ride the Redlands Track Park free guided scenic tour
  • Friday 29 May, 7-8.30am: Redlands Bike Week Community Breakfast

For more information, locations and to register for activities visit www.redland.qld.gov.au and go to Recreation and facilities then Cycling.

Standing together – the art of reconciliation

FREE art activity for National Reconciliation Week 2015

Council invites you to create canvas art panels to symbolise our community support for reconciliation, rights and respect. All ages are welcome. The sessions will be held at the Cleveland and Capalaba Libraries, 10.30am-2.30pm, weekdays from Wednesday 27 May to Tuesday 2 June.

For more information call Tina Marshall, Indigenous Partnerships Project Officer on 3289 8736.

Water meter readings

We are reading water meetings in Sheldon and Thornlands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to the water meter.

Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 20 May 9.30am

General meeting: Wednesday 3 June 9.30am

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