Coming Soon…..Fun at Tottenham Golf Club, Tottenham Historical Society News and More…………

Check the Totty Golf Club Facebook page

This weekend the Totty Golf Club are planning a big day out on Saturday the 23rd of April! Finish off the school holidays with a Family Day Out.

A four person Ambrose starts at 12:30 with the Ambrose catering for players of all levels, so come along and enjoy the fun. This will be followed by a DJ starting at 7 p.m.

A fun day for the whole family.

You can find out more info about the goings on at the Tottenham Golf Club by checking their Facebook page by clicking This Link

 

The Tottenham Historical Society will be launching their new publication ‘TOTTENHAM DISTRICT SOLDIERS OF WWI’ on ANZAC Day. You can find out more info about this book and other Historical Society news by clicking here

Those wishing to march in Tottenham on ANZAC Day are asked to assemble at the Post Office at 10:30, the ceremony will follow in the Tottenham War Memorial Hall at 11 am.

 

If you are a member of a community group with an event coming up or other news you would like to share, please contact us! We are always happy to help promote local content. Please email tottenhamwelfarecouncil@gmail.com

Congratulations Tottenham-Tullamore Healthy Towns Challenge

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Richard Clegg

Well what an amazing turn of events that has led to Tottenham and Tullamore as a joint initiative have taken out Top honours in the inaugural Healthy Towns Challenge.

 

Richard Clegg who played a large part in the organisation of the program in Tottenham, said that we were lucky to have been involved at all as initially it had seemed we could not meet the criteria to be part of the program.

After much discussion with one of the organisers of the program, Richard managed to get support for a “joint” entry into the program, with Tottenham joining forces with Tullamore.

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(Lft-Rgt) Margaret Greig, Janelle Hopkins, Therese Jones – Receiving the Award.

 

The two towns then secure 1 of the 5 available spots.

With Janelle Hopkins, Margaret Grieg and a host of others getting involved and showing their support for the program, the locals got involved in both towns and here we are.

 

Tullamore Recieving their award

Barbara Newton (Recieving Award for Tullamore) & Therese Jones

Winners of the Inaugural Healthy Towns Challenge.

 

Watch the video by clicking the link below to see a few snippets from the Awards ceremony held in Tottenham.

A quick winter update from Tottenham NSW The Soul of the Centre

 

The year has started to get away on us again, and here we are it’s winter already; and thee rain has been falling.

2015 Tottenham Community Expo Report

Tottenham Welfare Council Volunteers and supporters again held a very successful Community Expo on the 14th of March. Great weather, great teamwork and a great crowd contributed to making this our best Expo yet.

There was a diverse array of stalls and exhibits and a plethora of activities for the kids, all free. We had workshops with Circus West, a magic show, model aerobatics display, pet show, vintage vehicles, fencing demo, gas cutting demo, health checks, cattle, sheep and alpacas, machinery and motorbikes. There was something for everyone.

We also ran our inaugural “Waste to Art” competition; this was very popular and well supported by Tottenham Central School and the broader community, the entries were very clever, and very artistic. It looks like the “Waste to Art” competition is here to stay.

Our special guest this year was Jane Milburn, a natural fibre champion and rabid upcycler. Jane held a two day upcycling workshop in the lead up to the Expo as well as bringing her display along on the day. Jane had a lovely day meeting the locals and sharing her project with them. We are very grateful to Arts Out West for the funding which enabled us to bring Jane to Tottenham.

A number of other not for profit community groups worked with the Welfare Council to help make the Expo a success, these groups were all able to use this opportunity to raise some funds for their organisations: This year we would like to thank the Tottenham Poolies for running the BBQ, The Tottenham Early Childhood Centre for their refreshments, the Tottenham Youth Club for meeting and greeting our visitors as they came through the gate and the Tottenham Picnic Race Club for operating the bar. Well done everyone.

The Tottenham Welfare Council are happy to inform the community that our overall profit for the day was just over $7500, with $1800 of this committed to the pool amenities upgrade, the remainder will be used for various community projects including the ongoing maintenance of the Yallambee units.

A massive thank you to our major sponsors: Lachlan Shire Council, Western Farm Machinery and Three Rivers Machinery, days like the Expo just don’t happen without this type of support.

Thanks again to our volunteers, supporters, visitors and locals. We had a terrific day.

After much deliberation, the next Tottenham Expo will be held in 2017. More details soon!

 

Totty kids enjoying Circus West

Totty kids enjoying Circus West

 

Jane Milburn with Expo coordinator Geoff Chase

Jane Milburn with Expo coordinator Geoff Chase

 

Waste to art winning entry, open section Dee Adam

Waste to art winning entry, open section Dee Adam

 

2015 ANZAC Service & Parade.

 

ANZAC Day is as quintessential Australian day of Remembrance. The “Rights” which we enjoy today are through the sacrifice of the generations who came before us and sacrificed their life and lives to uphold an ideal of ‘freedom’. As a nation we continue to embrace this annual tradition, it is the memory of the losses of our past, that hopefully save us from the same mistakes into the future to come

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Though we take for granted on many occasions the comfortable existence the 21st century has bought us.  Lest we Forget.
As conflict around the world continues, and those same freedoms are on the line, the society they now protect, is one that was fought for long ago.

 

We sometimes tend to forget that the path that the society we live in, is on, has been paved with the blood and lives lost to the wars the world has fought in times past. It’s in this sacrifice of life that we come together each and every ANZAC day to commemorate. That though time has passed and life has moved on, we continue to pay homage to the Soldiers, the hero’s,  the everyday people who became something more, for the promise of a brighter, safer future for the world that there children would be bought into.

Lest we Forget.

 

Tottenham Honours the past on ANZAC Day.