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Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2020 14:19
 

Michelago Spring Fair

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It is with sadness, given the uncertainty of timing for social distancing laws, that the Spring Fair committee have made the decision to not hold the fair this year. Hopefully we can come back bigger and better in 2021! 

All hope is not lost and we understand the importance of maintaining community connections. We are currently investigating options to hold a smaller community event Christmas market in December which will give the community a chance to come together, of course abiding by social distancing laws in place at the time. We know many of you are using this time at home to get crafty, making jams or get busy in the garden etc. This is a way to keep busy now and then do some Christmas shopping and support the local community later on in the year!

We will keep you updated as planning continues and we are keen if anyone wants to jump on board to help!

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2020 14:20
 

Your community association in action 2019

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What the MRCA got up to in 2019

January

  • Acquired Council funding and supported the Golden Oldies Australia Day Breakfast
  • This event has continued to grow in popularity each year
  • Leanne Thurling did a sterling job on the BBQ

February

  • Annual General Meeting: welcomed our newly elected President Di Fett and said thank you to outgoing President Romney Kelly, who moved into the role of event co-ordinator
  • Organised a community meeting with Labor candidate for the NSW election to bring attention to Michelago the forgotten village
  • Organised a community meeting with Nationals candidate for the NSW election to bring attention to Michelago the forgotten village

March

  • Lodged a submission to the Draft Snowy Monaro Destination Management Plan (Tourism Plan)
  • Submitted input into the Regional Lifestyle coffee table publication featuring Snowy Monaro. As a result, Michelago was featured as A Heaven on Earth
  • Lodged a submission to the Snowy Monaro Region Planning and Land Use Discussion Paper 2019
  • Arranged a community meeting with Council staff on the Snowy Monaro Region Planning and Land Use Discussion Paper 2019

April

  • Finalised a development application with Council for the Music Muster
  • In partnership with the Michelago Rural Fire Brigade, organised the Music Muster at Michelago Oval
  • Disappointing attendance given the great entertainment on offer, but attendee feedback was very positive 
  • ANZAC Day ceremony and morning tea - the three services were represented
  • Attendance at this event has continued to grow each year.

May

  • Mother’s Day cake raffle: proceeds to railway station. Thank you to Leanne Thurling for her generous donation of a beautifully decorated cake.
  • Cooked up Democracy Sausages for the voters at Michelago Public School for the federal election 18th May (thank you to Leanne Thurling for her help)

September

  • Arranged a meeting with Council staff to discuss possible solutions for rubbish collection for rural residents of the Michelago region
  • Succeeded in getting a $23,000 grant to paint and repair the Michelago Railway Station through the Boco Rock Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund
  • Funded a term of tennis tuition for Michelago Public School students

October

  • Organised a meeting with Mayor Peter Beer to discuss the crossing over Michelago Creek
  •  Following vandalization at the railway station, sought input sought from the community on advice for security systems 
  • Helped organise LiFE:  a seven week Falls Prevention Program for Michelago residents delivered by Grand Pacific Health

November

  • Michelago Spring Fair, run in close partnership with the Michelago Rural Fire Brigade (commenced organisation 6 months in advance, with major workload through September, October, November)

o   The Fair was featured in the Monaro Post the week before and the week after the event

o   Gate takings up 22%

o   Stallholders up 22%

o   Great support from business organisations who sponsored the Fair and donated prizes for the raffle

  • Meeting with Council on management of community assets
  • Community meeting arranged by MRCA votes in favour of establishing a new Michelago committee to manage the community’s assets.
  • Work on Michelago Railway Station commences –thank you to Adeshir and Rosco!

December

  • Lodged a submission to the Snowy Monaro Flood and Flood Plain Risk Management Study and rallied the community to make submissions
  • Formally applied for heritage approval to install security cameras and lighting at the railway station
  • Formally requested consent from TfNSW for sublicence of railway station room to a local business
Kerry Rooney has also project managed repairs to the brick walls and roof of Michelago's lovely St Patrick's church, partly funded through a 2018 heritage grant from Council applied for on behalf of local parishioners.  While the MRCA can't take any credit for this work, we're proud of it and grateful to Kerry.
We'd love to hear about other Michelago activities and achievements outside the auspices of one of our wonderful local volunteer groups!
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2020 20:24
 

MRCA Information

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The Michelago Region Community Association Inc Committee (MRCA) committee for 2019 is as follows:

President: Di Fett
Vice President: Brent Wallis
Secretary: Aleira Plath
Treasurer: Kerry Rooney

Public Officer/Events Coordinator: Romney Kelly

Other Committee Members: Tony Campbell, Jodi Finlay, Keith Howker, Sarah Lawlor, Maureen Morgan,

Contact MRCA

By mail:
Secretary
Michelago Region Community Association
c/- Michelago General Store, Ryrie Street
Michelago NSW 2620

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Suggestions can be left in the Suggestion Box at the Michelago General Store.

Monthly meetings are held in the Michelago Hall (except January) from 6.30pm. The next meeting will be on Monday 4 March at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Join the MRCA

Join the MRCA - membership form (pdf, 144Kb)

The MRCA represents the community. To continue our work, we need your support, so please consider joining.

The subscription for 2019 is $10 per person or $15 per family.

Please send your fees with the membership form to MRCA President, c/- Romney Kelly Burra Road, Michelago NSW 2620.

You can also leave the form/fees in the box outside the Michelago store or pay direct into the MRCA bank account:
Bendigo Bank, BSB 633000 Michelago Region Community Association Inc., account number 126401058.

If you pay by EFT please use your last name to identify the subscription.

MRCA Constitution

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Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2019 09:33
 



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Join the MRCA

The Michelago Region Community Association (MRCA) represents our local community and is actively involved in advancing the interests of Michelago and region. We need your ideas, so please consider joining! 

The subscription for 2020 is still a mere $10 per person or $15 per family. Just fill in our membership form (pdf, 144Kb) and email to mrca@michelagoregion.org.au or drop at the store.

MRCA Meetings

MRCA meetings are normallyheld monthly at the Michelago General Store at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.  Due to Covid-19 social disctancing rules the meetings will be held as video conferences.  We welcome your participation and will post details of the next meeting shortly.

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