Friday, 2 September 2016

Charlton Community Bank grant success for Wycheproof Tennis

The Board of the Charlton Community Bank has announced successful grant recipients for the latest grant round as:
· Charlton Traffic Safety Education Centre for the replacement of Charlton Community Bank car - $12,900
· Wycheproof Lawn Tennis Club for sponsorship grant for new synthetic courts - $15,000

Board Chairman, Robin McRae, said the Board was very pleased with the number and amount of grants to be processed and evaluated. “This is the eighth year of the program and in recent years the number of applications far exceeds the amount of money available”.
He said; “The Australian economy is struggling at the moment and the banking sector is no different. In  particular ,Community Banks in rural areas are suffering from two years of drought”. He thanked all of the clients of the Charlton and Community Bank for their support. “By banking with our bank it allows us to produce the profits that go firstly to the shareholders but then to programs like the grant’s program. The more business that is placed with our bank then the more the board is able to assist local organisations in these important projects for each one.
Charlton & District Community Bank has supported significant projects in Wycheproof in recent years and Mr McRae said he was please to add the support of the Tennis Club, to these other projects including: the Men’s Shed, Wycheproof Field & Game, and Wycheproof Bowls Club. He also noted that the Community Bank provided sponsorship, most years, to the Football, Netball, Tennis, Bowls and Golf Clubs as well as Field & Game, A&P Society, Wycheproof VISION and Wycheproof P-12 College.
Mr McRae has called on the Wycheproof community to support the bank agency in Wycheproof so that the current level of support continues. “We appreciate all those customers who have brought their business to our agency since the other bank closed. However, we need many large businesses; from the farming and retail sectors to bring their business over to our bank”. The Bendigo Bank provides a full range of banking services including Rural Finance, Rural Bank as well as business banking.., Mr McRae said. Please contact our Manager, Brett Schofield to discuss all of your future banking needs.

Wyche on Track September 2016 Opps & Ads

Wyche on Track September 2016 - NEWS Snippets and What's On

Solos & Supper
Wycheproof P-12 College

Music Room
Thursday 15 September at 6.30pm
All welcome

Volunteers from  Wycheproof and District  are needed to mentor young drivers. Training and ongoing support is provided plus the use of a late model vehicle for driving sessions. This program provides a great opportunity to share your experience as a good driver with young people. Please contact Matt Bennett on 0467 787 328 for further information.
L2P is a state-wide initiative funded by TAC,  managed by VicRoads and jointly coordinated by Buloke and Loddon Shire Councils.

The next Locals who Lunch will be held on Friday 16 September at 12.30pm at Terminus Hotel.   Please RSVP names and numbers to Amanda phone M: 0407 844 904. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend or if you have visitors bring them along.

Chamber Chatter with Tracy
Coming in September … Chamber Bingo week!. This is ‘shop local’ initiative by the Chamber of Commerce.
 To enter, make a cash or card purchase at a participating local business (minimum spend $5) during the week starting Monday 5 September; get your Bingo Card  stamped and dated. Complete a single line in any direction to enter the $10 draw, or complete the whole card and enter the $50  draw. Cards to be left in the entry box at WCRC before the 5pm draw on Friday 9 September.
Ask for your Bingo Card at participating shops.  

Kids & Worry: a workshop for parents, grandparents & carers
Monday 5 September 2016 at 10.15am at the Wycheproof Community Resource Centre, 280 Broadway Wycheproof . During this workshop we will explore the reasons why children worry and ways parents and carers can support them. It will include ideas, as well as practical tools, to assist children to manage their worries. To book  phone WCRC on 5493 7455. 

Community courses
 Term 3 at Wycheproof Community Resource Centre continues with great classes and activities for September .
¨ To keep fit there is a choice between Body Bar, Yoga, Step Box and Boxercise.
¨ To keep up with the latest see the beginner courses on how to use Facebook and Instagram. 
¨ To enhance your work skills learn the art of coffee Thursday 8 September 5-10pm and safe food handling Friday 9 September.
¨ Looking for a career change a Cert 3 in Individual Support (Ageing) 12-month course will be offered through Murray ACE at WCRC in October.
For information call into the WCRC, see info on Facebook or phone 54937455.

Wyche on Track September 2016 -- School news

Wycheproof P-12 College
Brains at school
By Demi & Keely

On Thursday 11 August  the Years 2, 3 & 4 Integrated Studies class went to the science room and looked a sheep brains, which we got from the butchers. . We have been learning about the skull and bones in the body. At the science room we put on coats and goggles. Each table was given some brains on a tray. We looked at the nerves in the brain and the grey matter which we use to think with. We also talked a little about how the right side controls the left side and vice versa. Demi and Amara got to flip the brains first . The brain felt really cold and felt like jelly. We really liked the day. It was fun. Thank you Chalmers Butchers for donating the brains.

Dates to remember
Monday 5 September: NCD Athletics, Charlton
Thursday 8-9 September: Years 3-4 Camp Billabong Ranch, Echuca
Thursday 15 September: Solos & Supper 6.30pm
Friday 16 September: end of term. Student Leadership Team Footy Colours Day & BBQ Lunch .

 On Wednesday 31 August the Wycheproof P-12 college community will farewell Cr Stuart and Nucia McLean at the morning school assembly starting at 8.50am. All welcome

Wyche On Track September 2016 News with Jacinta

Ahh...September! The magpies are swooping, the days are longer, the sunshine warmer, the crops are growing, the annual golf tournament is nigh, and the winter sports are in finals mode. There’s a lot to look forward to during Spring in Wycheproof.
For many of us it is annual general meeting (AGM) season, and clubs and organisations are looking for committee members. Wycheproof VISION is one of them, with the AGM scheduled for 6.30pm Tuesday 27 September at the Wycheproof Railway Station. All positions are vacant and nominations must be received by 19 September. Another organisation holding an AGM this month is the Wycheproof Lawn Tennis Club, Monday 12 August at 7pm at the Royal Mail Hotel. A committee position in a volunteer organisation is something to be seriously considered by young volunteers; it looks great on a resume and you can learn valuable skills that can be used in the workplace.
Volunteering is vital for our community. Volunteering is a great way for new residents to learn more about our town and meet new friends. Several groups are urgently seeking volunteers including: Wycheproof Op Shop, Wycheproof Cancer Support Group, Friends of EWHS– Wycheproof, and Wycheproof Community Museum. If you can help call in to WCRC.
Speaking of volunteers, one of our most prominent volunteers who has served the community over many years is Cr Stuart McLean. He and Nuccia, who served as president of Wyche 2010 for two years 2007-2009, will be guests of honour at a community farewell on Friday 9 September from 6.30pm at the Royal Mail Hotel. All are welcome.
Take some time this month to prepare for the 125th annual Wycheproof A&P Society Show on Wednesday 19 October. Schedules are out and there are many great events to enter. Wycheproof VISION is again hosting the Scarecrow Competition and we hope to see many creative and colourful entries from individuals, families and community organisations.
Congratulations to all the football, netball and hockey teams on a competitive 2016 season. All the best for Wycheproof teams in finals over coming weeks. 

Friday, 29 July 2016

News items August

Chamber Chatter with Tracy
Well, now that the election is behind us, and the rain is still with us, it is hoped that the foot traffic and travellers’ dollars will be back with us.  There have been good reports on successful market days and I congratulate the business houses giving the shoppers these great specials.  If anyone is interested in having a meeting about how to generate more cash into the town feel free to call in, or phone me at the café or call in and talk to Bernie at the WCRC.  
Remember: ‘ YOU CANT BUY HAPPINESS BUT YOU CAN BUY LOCAL’.  And that's kind of the same thing.

Portsea  camp opportunity
Buloke Shire Council is offering limited paid places for young residents aged 13 to 16 years to attend the Portsea Camp in September. The five-day camp is from 19 to 23 September. Portsea Camp is a not for profit organisation and provides teenagers with a great camping experience full of challenging and exciting activities, in a safe, stimulating, educational and recreational environment. For details contact Buloke Shire’s Community Development Officer phone 1300 520 520.

Bras and bloomers for a good cause
During August Wycheproof  Post Office is a collection point for good second-hand and new bras, including maternity, mastectomy, crop top bras. Or new knickers and new or good second-hand swim wear to be donated to women in the Solomon Islands by the Uplift project. Uplift  works with Rotary Australia World Community Service. More information is at

Landcare grants
The North Central CMA has announce the 2016-17 Community Grants program is open for applications.  Under the community grants program there are three grant types available: Maintenance (up to $500/group or network) and Start-up Grants (up to $500/group or $1000/network) for groups and networks. Project Grants (up to $10,000) for individuals and groups. Landcare Network Grants (up to $15,000) for Landcare Network.  A copy of the guidelines is available at

 Census night 2016 is 9 August  You can fill in the census on paper or on line. Households will received information from 1 August and this includes log in instructions or paper form. See for information.

What's on in Wycheproof in August

Community courses
The Term 3 Wycheproof Community Resource Centre flyer is brimming with information on courses and activities in Wycheproof  in August.
  •  To keep fit there is a choice between Body Bar, Yoga, Step Box and Boxercise.
  •  To keep up with the latest see the beginner courses on how to use Facebook and Instagram. 
  •  To enhance your workplace skills there is First Aid certificate and CPR training from MADEC
  •  Looking for a career change a Cert 3 in Individual Support (Ageing) 12 month course offered through Murray ACE at WCRC.
  •  Also on offer are work skill workshops on areas from office computer software programs, to barista training  and food handlers course.

For information call into the WCRC, see info on Facebook or phone 54937455.

Quiz night                                           Girls' Night

Wycheproof Uniting Church Friday 12 August Wycheproof Uniting Church will hold a stall and competition. All proceeds to the Wycheproof Kindergarten .

The next Locals who Lunch will be held on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm at Mt Wycheproof Café.   
Please RSVP names and numbers to Amanda on M: 0407 844 904 . Everyone is welcome. If you have visitors bring them along; the more the merrier.