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July 2011

An Initiative of Pomona & District Community House

Don’t forget to visit the Antiques and Collectables Fair located in the Pomona Hall - open all weekend and the Pomona Bowls Club Master Four Competition which rolls off at 9am at the Pomona Bowls Club just around the corner from the park. So come along to this Free Family Festival on Sunday 24th July at Stan Topper Park Pomona and be the first to watch all the actions live from the big screen.

This is a free community event run by the Pomona Cooroy Lions Club

WATCH ALL THE ACTION LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN... In this year's Pomona King of the Mountain Festival and Race, watch all the action live on the big screen as athletes from around the globe take on the most gruelling and historic Mountain Race in the Country in the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge at 3pm. Will Neil Labinsky make this his 5th consecutive win with a record time of less than 24 minutes? Organiser Terie Wakeham said, “This year’s event has some new and exciting components – for the first time in the history of the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge you can witness live footage of the race on the big screen in the park. We have also added a new race to the festival – the 2.8km Zinc Mountain Dash for the young and young at heart with a dash to the mountain and back. This is one of the most exciting years for the festival with heaps of activities for young and old alike, we look forward to seeing everyone on the day.” The 32nd Pomona King of the Mountain Festival kicks off at 7am with the comic outrageous bush poet Shirley Friend and her ratbag mates in the IGA Bush Poets Breakfast. Last year saw grandparents to grandkids take part in the Cooroy Rag 3km Fun Run, so get dressed up for this family fun run starting at 8.30am or sit back and watch as over 400 school kids compete in the Nestle School Relays starting at 10am. A new challenge will be set in this year’s new and exciting race the 2.8km Zinc 96.1 Mountain Dash starting at 1pm.

Registration and application forms are now open so visit www.kingofthemountain.com.au Thank you to our sponsors....

Gerry Bourke on 5485 4129 Terie Wakeham on 5485 1028 Locals Supporting Locals

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KOM Program Of Events

The Pomona & District Community House is once again partnering with the King of the Mountain Festival Committee to present a „cook-off‟ at the annual race day on Sunday, 24 July.

7.00 am

IGA BUSH POETS BREAKFAST

8.30am

COOROY RAG 3KM FAMILY FUN RUN

10.00am

NESTLE’ PRIMARY SCHOOL RELAYS

12.00pm

POMONA COMMUNITY HOUSE COOK-OFF “FAMILIES WORKING TOGETHER”

1.00pm

ZINC FM 2.8KM MOUNTAIN DASH

1.30pm

WORLD THONG THROWING CHAMPIONSHIP

3.00pm BENDIGO BANK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE RACE

This year the focus is „Families Working Together‟. As well as needing to create a tasty, family friendly, nutritious dish, three families will also be asked to demonstrate their ability to work as a team. “Collaboration, communication and having fun are an important part of this year‟s judging criteria,” says Kathryn Shewring, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Community House. “We want to demonstrate that each family member has an important contribution to make to the team.”

Special thankyou to Pomona Gitsham Prime Foods, IGA, and Your Inspiration for your support for the Pomona Community House KOM Cook Off....

The cook-off will be a part of a series of programs aimed at supporting families. This will include an opportunity to participate in meaningful conversations about modern families. In the month of August, FOCUS HEALTH, Social Worker, Aimee Stanyer will be taking time out to discuss issues pertinent to modern families.

Don't miss this fantastic workshop:

FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP

with Simone Pope

Topics included in these conversations will include:

Kin Kin Hall Sun 24th July 2 – 5pm $25 / $20 (concession)

Family – what is it all about? Navigating through the minefield: communication in families Families that play together stay together: How to look at the strengths in your family What’s going on here? Spotting signs of stress in families Practicing calm in families in a busy world.

They will be a mix of information sharing, strategies for change, storytelling and socializing .They will not be group counselling sessions but an opportunity for parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles & significant others to look at how others work through the challenges of being in a modern family and how families work together. „Family Conversations‟ will be held from 1.00pm-2.30pm, every Wednesday in the month of August at the Pomona Community House. Tea and coffee will be provided. Mark Your Diaries - Wednesday’s 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug TIME; 1.00pm - 2.30pm

For more information & to book contact Pomona Community House

Simone Pope is choreographer & principal soloist with Australia’s only national Flamenco company Flamenco Fire, performing regularly at QPAC, Woodford Folk Festival & in extensive tours around Australia. Tune your feet, arms and body into the beat of Flamenco rhythm and music. Come along, stamp your feet and shout “Ole!” as you explore traditional Flamenco moves with Simone. We will work through clapping techniques, feet progression, and body movements towards dancing a gypsy Rumba. This workshop is geared towards beginners (no experience is necessary). What to wear: Ladies - this is not Tango or Salsa, so don’t wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don’t have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine. Gentlemen, no high heels either, but a heeled shoe or boot would be perfect!

on 54852427 email: linsey@spiderweb.com.au to book a place 2

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Bookings Ph: 5447-1766 July 27th “Winter Wonderland” Aug 24th “Boot Scooting Country” Bus available for Hinterland Residents **conditions apply**

Time: 11am - 1pm

Future Dates 2011 30th July 10th September 15th October 3rd December @ 7.30 Cooran Hall

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‘One quarry truck through Pomona every five minutes’

“Families Working Together” 30 Minute Meals

One large quarry truck As part of our “Families Working through Pomona every Together “ initiative we are offering a five minutes for at least course of 6 fun-filled cooking lessons the next 20 years – that based on Jamie Oliver‟s 30 Minute Meals. We encourage is the prospect facing parents and their children to get involved with this fabulous hinterland residents as series of classes with local dietitian Kate Moroney. The cost Neilsen‟s Quality Gravels plans to escalate production of rock for the series is $30 per head with a weekly cost for food. from its site off Sheppersons Lane, Kin Kin, following the

Venue: Lawson Shed

collapse of a community appeal to the Planning & Environment Court seeking to overturn the original quarry approval.

Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm While considered by many as a Kin Kin issue, Pomona is set to become the town most impacted by the transportation of rock from its source through the village heart in Reserve St (Children MUST be accompanied by an adult) and along Pioneer Rd to the Bruce Highway. Potentially, up to Dates: Thursday 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, 240 extra trucks could be forced to use narrow local roads daily. The resulting dust and noise adversely affecting a 25th August, 1st September, 8th September peaceful rural residential environment, as well as road safety Places are strictly limited so book early!! concerns, drew about 200 protestors to Pomona‟s Stan Topper For further information or to book ring 54852427 Park on 25 June. Brandishing placards reading „hands off our hinterland‟ and „save Pomona‟, protestors sang specially composed songs.

Ages: Adults & children over 10

Allan Bonsell, whose house is located along one of the routes to be taken by the quarry trucks, said he was very concerned about the lack of transparency and community consultation that had allowed an original approval for a small scale quarry to be relied upon for the extraction of one million tonnes of rock every year. He and the Kin Kin Community Group want the scaled-up quarry operations to trigger a material change of use revision by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Bonsell urged people to voice their concern to local and state politicians. Protest organisers noted the absence of Mayor Abbot and Cr Brennan. “If we allow this mega-quarry and don‟t find a way to get our politicians to listen to what we are saying, we are effectively trashing the economic base of this area,” Mr Bonsell said. Public scrutiny of the Neilsen‟s site already has resulted in a curtailment of operations, including a show cause notice issued by the council to force compliance with requirements of the approved plan. The Dept of Environment & Resource Management also found cause to suspend quarry activities while the company met directives to contain contaminated run -off into Wahpunga Creek. Signs on display at the June protest meeting highlighted the fact that 34 per cent of water in the Noosa River through the Noosa Biosphere comes from the Kin Kin catchment. Neilsen‟s Quality Gravels has yet to start extraction from the 60ha Sheppersens Lane property. It must meet various operational standards before quarrying can start. Meanwhile, the Dept of Transport & Main Roads continues to monitor likely impacts of quarry truck operations along the Pomona–Kin Kin Road, which remains a major issue for quarry opponents. Locals showing their support......... 4

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NEWS FLASH........

Printing/Copying Prices

Pomona Community House Black/White 20cents per page

has a NEW

Colour $1.00 per page

Colour Copier......

Pricing available for bulk copies.

Colour printing & scanning

Newsletters, booklets

available through reception....

price on application.

ADVERTISE IN COLOUR in Cooroora Connect

BABY HEALTH CLINIC Child Health Nurse Deb Daley When: Monday Mornings 9.30 - 12.30pm Where: Pomona Community House

Colour Business Card 5.5cm x 9cm $25.00 x 4 editions = $100 Colour Banner 5.5cm x 18cm $50 x 4 editions = $200 Colour 1/2 Page $100 x 4 editions = $400

Appointments are necessary Ring Noosa Community Health Phone 5449 5944

POMONA & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOUSE GROUPS & SERVICES PH: 54852427 Find us on Facebook

COLOUR & BLACK/WHITE PRINTING & PHOTOCOPYING , INTERNET, COMPUTER LESSONS, ROOM HIRE, LAMINATING, FAXING, LIBRARY FOR MEMBERS, RESUME SERVICE, REFFERAL & INFORMATION CHILD HEALTH CLINIC MONDAY 9.30AM - 12.30PM FOR APPOINTMENT CALL 5449 5944 CREATIVE WRITING TUESDAY 9.30AM - 11.30 AM

Advertising with Pomona Community House - Cooroora Connect helps fund our community newspaper......

CHOIR Monday 10.30AM - 12.00PM FORTNIGHTLY FREE LEGAL ADVICE TUESDAY 6PM - 7.30PM FORTNIGHTLY 54437827 FOCUS WEDNESDAY 9AM - 3PM 1300880574 MAHJONG WEDNESDAY 1PM - 3.30PM MUSIC LESSONS Piano/Guitar.... Cost Donation THURSDAY 9AM - 4PM

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SELF PACED COMPUTER LESSONS TUTOR AVAILABLE SCRABBLE FRIDAY 9AM- 12NOON

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICE FRIDAY 1PM—3PM

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Call for better rail services to hinterland The enthusiastic reception locals gave the new return daytime train service to Gympie North from Brisbane on 6 June has been followed by calls for the state government to advance planning for track duplication of the Sunshine Coast and North Coast lines. Rail Back On Track, a passenger rail advocacy group, says the single track line north of Beerburrum, supplemented by passing loops where trains can pass each other at stations, acts as a bottleneck that restricts passenger and freight train efficiency while affecting reliability of services. Cooran and Pomona are often the location of these train passing manoeuvres, with trains having to stop while another passes in the opposite direction. The convenor of Rail Back On Track, Mr Robert Dow, responded warmly to the community‟s genuine support for the new service. “Many people came out to welcome the new service with signs, and were supported by their families,” Mr Dow said. “This additional service will provide an important communication link and travel option for local citizens as well as being of considerable benefit to the tourist sector. More services are needed between Gympie North and Nambour particularly, but this is a welcome beginning,” he said. Mr Dow urged government to provide more inter-urban rail services across South-East Queensland, linked to coordinated bus timetables, such as the 632 service linking Cooroy, Pomona and Cooran with Noosa Heads

Cooroy Pomona Lions Club Presents

The history of how the Pomona Sewing Goddesses came to be…. By Annette Mole Its about 14 years ago when I was in my Haberdashery shop, the Australian Sewing Guild was formed, along the lines of the American Sewing Guild. I joined immediately, as I believed it was a great idea to share skills and keep the craft alive. I formed the Tewantin Sewing Guild Neighbourhood Group the following year with the help of Caroline Lorking and Mary Smith, two keen sewers and by recruiting several of my customers who were also passionate sewers. Three years ago I started the Pomona Sewing Guild Neighbourhood Group, and as all groups are encouraged to have a name and after a great deal of consideration we settled on The Pomona Sewing Goddesses, because Pomona was the Goddess of Fruit. As in all things prices increase and the National Sewing Guild had increased their annual membership to $50 our members decided it was too expensive and we did not get value for the money. They asked “why can’t we just be a community sewing group?” The only problem was the insurance. As we meet in the Lions Den and two of us are members of the Lions Club, I approached the President to see if it would be possible for our group to run under their banner and be covered by their insurance. Our group is now under the auspice of the Cooroy Pomona Lions Club and we currently make “Care Quilts” for disaster victims. We have completed 13 quilts and they will be dispersed by the Lions Club to help those in need. So we are the Pomona Sewing Goddesses and we meet once a month on the third Saturday of the month. We do have a membership fee of $30 per year and this will be used to do the charity sewing. We pay $20 each to donate to the Lions Club for use of the facilities and we contribute $2 per day for tea, coffee etc.

Friday July 29

And yes! We are looking for new members, so if you are interested in any craft, not just sewing, like embroidery, knitting, crochet come along and join us for a day.

Doors open 6.30 Film 7.00 $6.00 Film only

You will be very welcome.

$10 Film + Snack Pack

Contact Annette Mole

(Chips, choc, and drink)

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Ph 54852572 Mob. 0418192365 Email: snazzymole@gmail.com

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Need Help with your TAX??? Starting Thursday 21 July 2011 9am to 3pm Pomona Community House 1 Memorial Av, Pomona

What a great start to the day!” says Faye.

Bookings are essential

For more information please call Faye: PH: 5485 2383.

Ph: 5485 2427

Daily Walking: Bring your husband, friend and dog. Meet us in front of the Pomona Community House (across from the chemist shop).

Brenda White Tax Volunteer

When? 7.00am Monday to Friday for about 1 hour of easy to moderate walking. Wednesday and Friday we have coffee afterwards.

Low income $50,000 families/individuals No businesses.... Education tax refund available for families..... Service available till the end of

Moon walks: Tuesday 12th July Tuesday 16th August Tuesday 13th September

October 2011 Donation of Art Supplies

Copy Deadline the last day of the month..... 30 July 2011 Distribution Points: Pomona/Cooroy IGA, Pomona Post Office, Pomona Newsagents, Cooran General Store, Kin Kin Post Office, Boreen Point Shop.‟

for Dabble N Paint Workshops..... old towels, buckets, craft paint etc. Donations of kitchen items Stainless steel saucepans, frypans, bowls etc....

Cooroora Connect is also published on Facebook..... check out Pomona & District Community House Facebook Page

Contact Pomona Community House 5485 2427

FREE LEGAL ADVICE & REFERRAL

NORTHERN HINTERLAND OUTREACH @

Pomona & District Community House 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona Tuesday evenings fortnightly 6.pm – 7.30pm (please arrive early for your appointment)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 07 5443 7827

Next Dates

PROVIDE FAMILY & GENERAL LAW

19 July 2011

ADVICE & REFERRAL SERVICES

2 August 2011

By $5 Donations

16 August 2011

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** 20 Aug to 28 Aug **

Sunday 21 August 8.15am arrival for 8.30am breakfast Finish by 11am (aprox)

Cost $10.00 for bowls and breakfast

The Lawson Shed Open DAY

POMONA & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOUSE INC

1 Memorial Ave, Pomona 4568

PHONE: 5485 2427 | FAX: 5485 1702 | ABN: 86 583 189 320 President - Dawn Gwynne

Vice President - Debbie Schouten

Manager - Brian Lawson

Treasurer - Ben Stoffl

Coordinator - Heather Manders

Secretary - Kathryn Shewring

Coordinator - Kathryn Shewring

Cooroora Connect is published by Pomona & District Community House Inc. The material published in Cooroora Connect may be reproduced only with appropriate authorisation & acknowledgment. The views expressed in Cooroora Connect are not necessarily the views of the editor, publisher or Pomona & District Community House.

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WEBSITE: WWW.pomonacommunityhouse.com

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Cooroora Connect July Edition  

This feature concentrates on the King Of The Mountain Festival on Sunday 24 July and Senior Week 20 - 28 August 2011

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