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Best Small Business Award and the Most Outstanding Business Award winners Roxby Hourglass Jewellers. Pictured are (back) Member for Grey Rowan Ramsay, Denise Boylan, Jayne Grohs, Tanya Hollitt, Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan and owners (front) Leigh Malcolm and Teresa Baddeley.
and Most Outstanding Business. Autopro took out the Most Popular Business Award – taking the title from 20 businesses nominated with a massive 300 votes. Mitre 10 won the award for Best Roxby Hourglass Jewellers took out Medium Business and well known two of the evening’s ﬁve main cate- mining company Monodelphous won gories – winning Best Small Business Best Large Business.
he ﬁrst Roxby Downs Business Awards were held in style last Saturday night with seventy people attending a Grand Gala event.
Roxby Hourglass Jewellers Owner Leigh Malcolm said the dual awards were great recognition for their hard work and dedication to the community. “It is pretty humbling and we are obviously pretty excited to win both the awards, and it will set a standard we need to maintain going forward,”
he said. “It’s nice to realise that we are doing the right thing, as far as public and our peers are concerned. “It’s great for our staﬀ as well.” Business Forum Executive Steering Committee Chairperson Laura Trotta said the event was the result of much hard work and dedication
and was fantastic recognition for local businesses. “The awards recognise the hard work that small and medium businesses do in the community to bring services and sports to Roxby Downs,” Mrs Trotta said. “They add services to the town that just add to the beneﬁts of living here.” She said dual award winners Roxby Hourglass Jewellers were worthy recipients. “They are very good at what they do and it was only apt that they were recognised… they provide an amazing service and both Leigh and Teresa are very positive,” Mrs Trotta said. “Nothing gets them down. They contribute a lot to the community. They never say a negative word. “They’ve got a long term view and they have a long term vision of Roxby and where their business sits in Roxby. “They give good service, their customers are happy – they bend over backwards for their customers. We are very lucky to have them here, and they were recognised for that.” Mrs Trotta said the committee was happy with the inaugural success of the awards, and would look at further improving the awards next year by extending nomination categories to include more business sectors, such as home-based micro business. Mr Malcolm said all ﬁnalists and winners deserved acknowledgement, as well as sponsors who donated around $20,000 toward the event. “Congratulations to all the ﬁnalists and all the winners on the night and thanks also to all the sponsors for the awards – it was a great success.” Roxby Downs was also a winner at the 2012 Advantage SA Regional Awards over the weekend. Red eARTh won the arts award and Sustainababy was also rewarded for its innovative, sustainable business practices – see the full story on Page 3. For all the winners and photos from the 2012 Roxby Downs Business Awards turn to Page 7.
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Roxby Council wins award 2012 Heart Foundation Healthy Community Awards Winner
he Municipal Council of Roxby Downs has been recog- and contributing to healthy minds and bodies” Ms Hales added. Now in their 20th year, the awards were established to recognised for its contribution to tackling heart disease at the 2012 Heart Foundation Healthy Community Awards. nise initiatives from local governments that have contributed to
The award was announced at the Local Government Association of South Australia conference last week in Adelaide. The council was named the South Australian Winner in the ‘Councils with populations of 15,000 or less’ category. “The awards are important because they recognise the outstanding achievements of local governments in the continuing ﬁght against heart disease – the number one killer of Australian men and women,” said Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr Amanda Rischbieth. “Congratulations to the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs on their award. Local governments play a pivotal role in introducing structural change, implementing policies and creating supportive environments which allow people to be physically active, reduce smoking and improve their nutrition” she said. The application process required councils to nominate 3 projects which focused on positive health outcomes. “We nominated the upgrade in signage for the Emu Walk, the construction of the indoor pool and our contribution to this year’s Happy and Healthy Expo” said Michelle Hales Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support. “All of these projects were aimed at increasing physical activity
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oxby Downs business Sustainababy and community arts festival, the Red eARTh Festival were successful at the 13th annual Advantage SA Far North Regional Awards last week.
Advantage SA winners were announced at a presentation evening on Friday night at Port Augusta with more than 150 people attending. Sustainababy was awarded the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy Innovation Award. Sustainababy is an online eco-parenting resource based in Roxby Downs and is a leader in eco-retailing and eco-information in both Australia and internationally. Managing Director Laura Trotta began the business about two and a half years ago. She has a background in environmental engineering and also writes articles and daily parenting tips. Mrs Trotta told The Monitor the Advantage SA Regional Award panel were impressed Sustainababy was not just another online store, but provided parents with wide reaching information about sustainable parenting. â€œThey were quite impressed that I wasnâ€™t just a retail store. Iâ€™ve really been focusing on helping parents live more sustainably,â€? Mrs Trotta said. She said Sustainababyâ€™s customers are based all over the world. â€œThis week Iâ€™ve shipped an order to South Africa and Denmark, and to Canada last week. Between 20 and 30 per cent of my market is in Roxby
and between 70 and 80 per cent is in Australia and overseas,â€? Mrs Trotta explained. Mrs Trotta said she felt the Roxby Downs born and bred business proved how local businesses can have global reach. â€œYou can be based in Outback South Australia but your business can be world-wide.â€? Sustainababy not only provides green alternatives to conventional baby and childrenâ€™s products but also supplies information on how to reduce a familyâ€™s carbon foot-print. Sustainababy is regularly at Roxby Downs Market Days but also has a Facebook page and blog for followers. The Roxby Downs based Red eARTh Festival won the Advantage SA Dr+PC Arts Award this year and was also nominated for the Regional Development Australia Community Group Award. The bi-annual community art festival celebrates both visual and performing arts. Organiser of the Red eARTh Festival and local artist, Rachel Young said it was a honour to win the Advantage SA Arts Award. â€œIt couldnâ€™t have happened without the team eďŹ€ort. Without dedicated volunteers the festival wouldnâ€™t get oďŹ€ the ground,â€? she explained. The Red eARTh Festival includes music and drama performances, workshops, a community exhibition and a visual arts workshop which runs over a two to three week period. The 2011 Red eARTh Festival was organised by a committee of 12 people and attracted over 300 people
from towns including Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera, Coober Pedy and Anna Creek Station. Advantage SA CEO Karen RaďŹ€en congratulated all the winners from the Far North. â€œAdvantage SA is thrilled to acknowledge the remarkable members of the Far North community and their outstanding achievements,â€? Ms RaďŹ€en said. â€œWe know that there is a strong commitment to excellence in the Far North region, and we constantly see entrants and award winners of the highest quality year after year.â€? Ms RaďŹ€en encourages the community to continue to support the awards because â€œthe Regional Awards ensure that those who put in the hard work and time to promote and develop our regional areas receive public recognition for their contribution to their community and the State.â€? Port Augustaâ€™s Gulf Getaways were awarded the StatewideSuper Tourism Award and were also inducted into the 2012 Telstra Hall of Fame
BHP Billiton cut jobs
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number of Olympic Dam functional roles with BHP Billiton were made redundant last week.
A BHP Billiton spokesperson said less than 50 positions would be cut. Those employees impacted by the decision will be able to participate in a selection process for ongoing roles. The spokesperson said, â€œPut simply if we reduce a particular function from four to two roles, four people are impacted but may still choose to participate in a
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ABOVE: Sustainababy Managing Director Laura Trotta with her Advantage SA Award. RIGHT: Red eARThâ€™s Rachel Young at the Advantage SA Awards Night with David Raffen, Group Managing Director Dr+PC.
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selection process for the remaining two roles.â€? â€œThe decision follows a review of Olympic Damâ€™s functional requirements and will include roles both at Olympic Dam and in the Adelaide oďŹƒce. Like all parts of the business, Olympic Dam is continuing to focus on reducing our overheads, operating costs and non-essential expenditures to ensure we remain competitive. No decisions have been made regarding further headcount reductions.â€? ROXBY DOWNS & ANDAMOOKA RSL SUB BRANCH
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Strings and Voices Family Concert By Vanessa Switala
he Strings and Vo i c e s Fa m i l y Concert will be held next month involving various Roxby Downs’ musical groups. The concert will be held at Saint Barbara’s Parish School Hall on Friday, November 9 from 6.30pm. The concert will involve the Roxby Youth Orchestra, Roxby Folk Club, Roxby Downs Sing Australia Group, St Barb’s School Choir and the Roxby Downs Area School Choir. Entry is a gold coin
donation with the opportunity to donate further for two violin students attending the Summer Strings music camp in Wagga Wagga next year. Organiser O wen Lewis told The Monitor, “The concert will give an opportunity for the St Barb’s kids in the Youth Orchestra to present a concert in their own school. We practice at RDAS and have performed there a few times.” “The concert also gives opportunity for the other groups to perform.” He added, “I guess each group has musi-
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cal items ready but not quite enough for a whole concert of their own, so performing in a mixed concert is better.” Dr Lewis said it is a family friendly event and all should be involved. “Babies may join in the chorus but please ask grandparents not to embarrass the children by being too enthusiastic,” he joked. “It is a great thing to present local musicians as a community encouraging event. It is especially important for students to have that experience but it is also a stimulus for the adults performing too.” Dr Lewis added, “Parents and friends will be impressed and proud of the achievement. All the work that has gone into preparing the school choirs for Adelaide events can get some extra mileage locally.” Dr Lewis said he hopes more people will be inspired to join the Roxby Folk Club and Sing Australia Roxby Downs Group. “Instrumentalists with acoustic, traditional or Celtic bent can come along to folk club on Tuesday evenings in the Dunes Café from 7pm to 9pm. Similarly anyone who would like to sing (you don’t have to be good) is welcome at 7pm to 9pm Sunday evenings in the Community Church (corner of Burgoyne and Tutop Streets),” he said. At the Strings and Voices Family Concert each group will present individual pieces and some songs involving audience members will also be performed. For more information contact Owen Lewis on 0434 085 269 or owen_d_ email@example.com.
Kindergarten Food and Wine night a hit
Andamooka Primary School Principal Angela Turner, Roxby Downs Kindergarten Director Kerryn Jones and RDAS Special Needs Teacher Kylie Ingram with their friends Rox and Bee at the Kindy Food and Wine Night.
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he Roxby Downs Kindergarten has raised almost $5,000 to help upgrade their outdoor area. The Kindergarten held a Food and Wine night on Friday, October 19 to a sold out crowd of 100 people. Wines from the Margaret River region of Western Australia including Greedy Sheep and Alchemists were available for tasting and purchase along with cheese from La Vera Chesses and other gourmet delicacies from Stoney Creek Olives and Inspiration at Home. Local band ‘Who’s on First?’ provided free entertainment on the evening and various raﬄes and door prizes were up for grabs. Roxby Downs Kindergarten Director Kerryn Jones told The Monitor, “The evening was a huge success. Both the Governing Council and staﬀ were thrilled with how well the night went.” “We hope it will be enough to upgrade the kitchen and outdoor area,” Ms Jones explained. “To set up our very own mine and that’s
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not so we can dig and make money from that, but so the children can actually mine and dig out there in the red dirt,” she said. Ms Jones said the Kindergarten rely on fundraising events to provide exceptional kindergarten services. “On the night a father of one of our children at the Kindergarten (who is an electrician) oﬀered to provide his services for free with the kitchen upgrade which is just fantastic,” Ms Jones said. “This is the kind of oﬀer that really makes living in Roxby Downs a fabulous place!” Ms Jones said she loved the fact that the band Who’s on First? played in the sandpit outside. “It was a lovely Roxby spring night and people could relax outside with a wine and listen to the band which made the event all the more beautiful,” she explained. “There was much singing and dancing along to the band until the wee hours of the morning and everyone has told us what a wonderful evening they had, although some people reported they weren’t at their peak performance for the Relay for Life the next day.”
Ms Jones added, “After the success of the event two years running, I think this might have to become an annual fundraising event – although maybe next year we won’t have it the same weekend as Relay for Life!” The Roxby Downs Kindergarten would like to thank everyone who came along on the night and supported the Kindergarten. They would also like to thank sponsors; Roxby Hourglass Jewellers, Workpac, John Crane Australia, Roxby Downs Pharmacy, RoxFM, Olympic Dam Transport, Woolworths, Sportspower, Sodexo, Lunch on the Run, D and S Smith Haulage, Tandales, Big Sky Building Society, MPS Building and Electrical, Raine and Horne, Roxby Leisure, Mensland, Olympic Dam Football Club and Nextra Newsagent. Four cases of wine are still available for purchases and a few blocks of La Vera blue cheese. If these are sold the Kindergarten will reach their ﬁnancial target. To purchase wine or cheese contact Kerryn Jones on 8671 0455.
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RoxFM receives new equipment By Vanessa Switala
o c al radio station RoxFM recently received new studio equipment and furniture with the Roxby Downs Community Foundation Grant they received last year. The studio upgrade came in two stages. The grant enabled RoxFM to purchase a new mixing desk, two new studio quality CD players, new microphones and headphones as well as a portable digital recorder for off-site interviewing. Station Manager Julian Tregenza said, “RoxFM then decided if we were going to have all of this shiny new equipment we should upgrade the rest of the studio and had a custom-made, studio-speciﬁc desk designed and manufactured.” “This also coincided with needing to get the carpet replaced due to water damage during previous storms,” he added.
Presenter of weekly segment The Lowe Down, Jason Lowe, said the new studio looks professional and is user friendly. “It feels more like a specialised space for radio, having a more spacious area is conducive to having guests that can feel comfortable and relaxed, there’s even enough space to have muso’s come in and do a live performance,” he said. “The equipment and furniture means we can concentrate more on presentation and less on the mechanics of the operation.” Mr Tregenza added, “Because of the equipment working the way professional studio equipment should – the ease of use will make training less daunting for beginners, and a much smoother operation for existing presenters; in addition – we are looking at using the old equipment to set up a training studio – and if we get in a position to expand our premises it can be used to outﬁt a second studio.”
Mr Tregenza said the setup was very labour intensive taking a long period of time. “In the first instance we had to gut the entire studio and front oﬃce of RoxFM for recarpeting then reassemble the lot. This process took several volunteers a total of about 35 hours spread over several days,” he said. “Unfortunately, the new studio furniture hadn’t arrived so two weeks later we had to do the whole studio again! The old mixing desk was hard wired so that was a complex task – in terms of installing the new furniture it took nearly 14 hours on the Saturday of last market day to complete – again with the help of RoxFM volunteers.” RoxFM has a back-up system so during the whole process the station was only oﬀair for four minutes in total which was the time of changing the transmission location. When Mr Tregenza was asked if there are any other plans for RoxFM he said,
Volunteer Leroy Doran using the new equipment.
“Oh there’s still more exciting things in the pipeline for RoxFM to get us more involved in the community of Roxby Downs and Andamooka so stay tuned!” Mr Tregenza said the studio make-over was thanks in part to the Roxby Downs Community Foundation and a whole lot of volunteers. “A huge thanks must go out
to the Roxby Downs Community Foundation for enabling us to get the new electrical equipment; and to several RoxFM volunteers that donated a lot of time to make this all happen – Christine and Sean Doran, Travis Hague, Jane and Richard Gloster, Jason Lowe and Vanessa Switala all came and helped out during this time and thanks to Kerryn
Jones who was always behind the scenes massaging my temples at the end of each day!” To volunteer either on or oﬀ the microphones at RoxFM email firstname.lastname@example.org. au or call 8671 2545 or drop into the station on Richardson Place Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.
Chives re-opens By Vanessa Switala
he popular Chives restaurant re-opened its doors last week after closing recently when an administrator was called in to manage the aﬀairs of the business. It has been reported Chives has been sold to a local company and will retain their existing staﬀ members including management. Amanda Martin will be assisting with the re-opening, liaising with suppliers and looking after accounts as the business development consultant. “I’ll be assisting with getting it up and running, working alongside Joe,” she said. Mrs Martin told The
New employee Amanda Martin and Chives manager Joe D’Arrigo will be working side-by-side to re-open Chives. Monitor, the restaurant will have new opening hours from 4pm until late seven days a week to cater for young families. She said Chives will have a similar menu and are also considering home deliveries. The restaurant will be holding themed such as wine tastings, cocktail nights and live
acoustic music. Chives will also focus on catering for private and work end of year dinners as well as other functions. According to the new owners a three month window has been scheduled to get the restaurant up and running successfully and will be gauged
by community support. The licenced restaurant has been operating in Roxby Downs for the past three years and was a popular venue with many of the BHP Billiton management and visitors as well as many other regulars.
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hilst it might be easy to blame the carbon tax and Mineral Resources Rent Tax (MRRT) for the cancellation of projects and downsizing of labor forces on mines across Australia, the evidence might not support this.
Just travelled overseas and found the customs staff in Australia abrupt and unhelpful. Can’t imagine what tourists think of this negative attitude. If they don’t like their jobs they would be doing Australia a favour by getting out.
Both the MRRT and the carbon tax came into force on July 1 this year, and in the ﬁrst quarter of this ﬁnancial year mining companies have cancelled and cut back on many projects, leading many people to say the Australian mining boom is over. However, the ﬁrst quarter’s payments for the MRRT were due last week, and media reports are intimating that not a single cent of revenue was received for the tax. The opposition and the Greens are now referring to the tax as “Wayne Swan’s monumental failure”. An amendment to the highly controversial Resources Super Proﬁts tax, The MRRT is levied on 30% of annual proﬁts over $75 million, a measure designed so as not to burden smaller mining companies. The tax is only on iron ore and coal. Mr Swan stood by this week’s Treasury projections for the tax, but mistakenly said it would raise $9 billion, rather than the revised ﬁgure of $6.5 billion. He did not reject media reports that none of the big miners had any mining tax liability during the September quarter. The tax was designed to collect more during price booms and less during slumps, he said, and the weakness in commodity prices had been factored into this week’s budget update. ’In the past few months, we’ve had a real crash in commodity prices which has not only aﬀected the resource rent taxes, but it’s aﬀected company tax as well,’’ Mr Swan said. BHP and Rio Tinto say their weaker proﬁts in recent months have cut their mining tax liability. A mining analyst at Citi, Clarke Wilkins, predicted the tax would raise $600 million this ﬁnancial year. This compares with government estimates of $2 billion for this ﬁnancial year. Mr Wilkins described the mining tax liability for the big miners as almost a ‘’rounding error’’ when compared to their overall global proﬁts. ‘’The Aussie dollar moving by one or two cents is going to have a bigger impact on BHP and Rio with current commodity prices than the MRRT,’’ he said. Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey claimed the doubts over the mining tax meant the government’s pledge to deliver a $1.1 billion budget surplus were in tatters. ‘’I have never heard of a tax that doesn’t raise a dollar. Even the most incompetent governments anywhere in the world would not introduce a tax that raises no money,’’ he said.
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ith the next Federal election due sometime in the coming 12 months we have to decide who is worthy of our votes and lead this nation for another three years.
At the moment voters are vexed about the style of politics displayed by our leaders and their respective parties. None seemingly deserve to lead our country and the constant attacks on personalities are over-riding more important issues we need them to address. It shouldn’t be about Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott. It should be about their policies and what’s in the best interest of Australia, water security, foreign investment, refugees, renewable power investment, welfare, health, education and more. These ideals are being lost in the campaigns of hatred among politicians of all parties. Will Gillard’s 43rd Australian Government survive the next election after relying so heavily on independents to govern in a hung Parliament? Will Abbott be able to overcome his abrasive negativity to lead the coalition into government? Will the Greens be able to hold balance of power in the Senate? NONE have shown enough to deserve our respect or our votes. Statesmen (respected leaders) of years gone by have been lost to our parliaments. Too many politicians today are born out of the trade unions or the law profession. They will never agree on anything even if it was for the good of all. Others are there for personal gain and too many are now being exposed as carrying too much baggage and damaging
It will take women to change the ancient and barbaric ways of Islamic fundamentalists. For centuries men have not, weak governments have not and the military forces both local and international have been unable to change their ways. Women can make that change through education and that is exactly what the Taliban is afraid of. No guns, no force, just an understanding and belief in their fundamental rights as human beings. If the UN is serious about making changes for the better in countries controlled by fundamentalists - educate the women. Schools in the name of Malala could be a great start. JF So when is something going to be done about the crows in the mall, I am really sick and tired of dodging bird poo when I go shopping. Sue So now it looks like Miners won’t get Kurt Tippet but what are you going to do about Josh Rose??? If you’ve put him up for trade bait – let’s talk! Merv Rogers for Josh Rose sounds like a fair trade? Local Devil
our image. After recent performances of our current leaders and that of the Greens, holding this country to ransom on many issues, there will have to be some changes next time around. It appears only a handful of politicians from all sides really deserve to represent us, and if they were united under one banner this country could shed its hatred, petty, ﬁnger pointing past and elect people who understand and listen to the people who put them in oﬃce. We need more Nick Xenophons, Malcolm Turnbulls, Tony Windsors and the often touted maverick Bob Katter. These people speak their mind, are not bound by strict and often inept party lines and above all else act in the best interests of all people Liberal, Labor, Green or purple. Unfortunately, politicians like them are too few in Australian parliaments. In a country of just 23 million people Australian is over governed and as is increasingly more obvious day by day we are over legislated. Current polling indicates a big swing away from Labor, but the mess Queensland and New South Wales are in under the Liberals could see that swing back before a Federal election is called. Gillard will remain in oﬃce at the whim of the independents and should they continue their support we have 12 months to make a decision and politicians have 12 months to change their ways. It is worth remembering how much damage a bad choice can make in just three years. Our votes are worthy of better.
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Business Awards Major Sponsor Bianco Construction Supplies Adrian Callisto presents the Medium Business Award to Tamara Schutz and Andrew Mangan.
Best Medium Sized Business Award Roxby Traders Mitre 10
ABC North West presenter David Bone with Dave Pattenden from Monodelphous with the Large Business Award.
Outlaw Coatings and Conveyors Best Large sized Business Award Monadelphous
Christine Doran and Tina Trice.
Kylie Fenwick from Big Sky presents Roxby Hourglass Jewellers with the Big Sky Building Society Small Business Award.
Ahrens Most Outstanding Business Award
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What’s happening at RDAS?
M k Muc-Up Day
By Vanessa Switala ichael Cantell moved to Roxby Downs just over a month ago as the Roxby Downs Area School Christian Pastoral Support Worker.
The father of two has a diverse background, also owning his own plumbing business in Roxby. He said he completed a plumbing apprenticeship with his father but has always been interested in helping others. Mr Cantell relocated with his family from Port Pirie where he was running his plumbing business. Previous to running his business he worked at John Pirie Secondary School for seven years as the Christian Pastoral Support Worker. “I’ve always wanted to help people and make a diﬀerence in people’s lives,” Mr Cantell told The Monitor. Mr Cantell is also involved with the New Life Christian Community Centre. He said he and his family are enjoying Roxby Downs. “It’s a nice community and very community orientated,” he explained. “There always seems to be events happening.”
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ABOVE: Year 12 students (not in order) Roxanne, Sam, Mardi, Hannah, Elyshia, Rebeca, Keren, Centaine, Bowde, Jordan and Cameron put the school up for sale on Muck-Up Day. RIGHT: On Muck-Up Day RDAS Year 12 students claimed in snowed in one of the buildings.
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n Friday, October 19, the Year 12 student s f rom Roxby Downs Area School held their formal at Andamooka. All students dressed up for the occasion, some of the girls becoming dizzy due to their shoe height! Photographs were taken with the Old Cottages as a backdrop, and then proceedings were conducted
at the Tucker Box. The room had been decorated to provide pleasant surrounds and the food was outstanding. Teachers were presented with “special” certiﬁcates from the students and Mr Evans gave each student a small farewell gift. Special thanks to the Tucker Box for the venue and Mr Hudson for the photography.
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UraniumSA remains flexible on Samphire uranium
outh Australian-focused u r a n i u m d e v el o p e r, UraniumSA Limited says it retains a ﬂexible attitude to development options for the company’s 100 per cent owned Samphire uranium project near Whyalla. Addressing shareholders last week at the company’s 2012 annual general meeting in Adelaide, Managing Director, Mr Russel
Bluck, said the project boasted a signiﬁcant drilled Inferred resource and as such, oﬀered a “real asset of real value” at a time sector forecasters held a consensus view that there was an emerging deficiency in supply meeting global demand. “This global environment delivers a number of factors which underpin the real value of Samphire,” Mr Bluck said. “The ﬂagship deposit, Black-
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bush, contains high grade mineralisation and with all else being equal, it is grade which will be king as it allows a supplier the opportunity to ﬁt tonnages, grades and production costs to the market price proﬁle,” he said. “Samphire is also unique in that it hosts its uranium deposition in both sediment layers and granite layers immediately beneath the upper level mineralisation so again, that offers development options. “Certainly Samphire can more than hold its own when its current tonnages and grades are compared to operating international uranium projects as we are already almost equal if not equal to the resource base proﬁle for the lower quarter producers.” Mr Bluck acknowledged UraniumSA was in the classic “orphan period” where speculative investors punting on the upside of exploration outcomes had left but where the project had to make the transition through the lower risk but necessary feasibility study and development periods inevitably marked by a low in the share price cycle before moving to production start-up. “Full value for a uranium developer is inevitably only ever realised once mining commences,” Mr Bluck said. “However, if you look at the forecasters’ outlook, there are estimates of a net 93 new reactors coming into the global market by the end of the decade so the situation of supply not meeting demand now, is not going to change.”
Maximus gears up for New Year entry into Woomera Prohibited Area
ne of the most prominent exploration targets in the previously restricted Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) in South Australia is likely to be accessed by early next year for maiden exploration work. Maximus Resources Limited announced at its annual general meeting in Adelaide last week it expected a Deed of Access with the Federal Defence Department would be ﬁnalised before the end of 2012. This would allow the Peeweena Dam gravity anomaly within the WPA to be subjected to a ground gravity survey early in the New Year to conﬁrm the validity of the feature. The Peeweena Dam IOCGU (Iron Oxide Copper Gold Uranium) target is part of the Billa Kalina joint venture between Maximus and fellow Adelaide-based explorer, ERO Mining Limited. Maximus Managing Director, Kevin Malaxos, told the Annual General Meeting (AGM) while the access to the tenements had been a long time coming, approval for the Deed would allow an initial ﬁve year window of opportunity for exploration within the WPA under the new Deed of Access. “Our primary focus is Peeweena Dam in EL4854 as it exhibits the highest amplitude of any untested gravity feature that we are aware of within the Gawler Craton,” Mr Malaxos said. “It is also located on the trend line
almost midway between OZ Mineral’s producing Prominent Hill copper mine to its northwest and the giant Olympic Dam mine to its southeast,” Mr Malaxos said. “We simply need access to the tenement to get out there and test it,” Mr Malaxos said. The joint venture has planned a multi-staged exploration program commencing with a ground gravity survey to conﬁrm the validity of the Peeweena Dam feature. Positive results from this survey would lead to the next stage which involves drill testing the target. “Gaining access to the Woomera area has been a long drawn-out affair for Maximus and its Joint Venture partner. It has essentially been three years in the making, but our persistence has paid oﬀ,” Mr Malaxos said. “Expectations were high in 2011 that an Access Deed would be ﬁnalised when access was quarantined under the Federal Government’s moratorium on any new Access Deeds pending a revision to the conditions of entry to the WPA,” he said. “However, with the moratorium being lifted earlier this month, Maximus has been able to engage with the Department of Defence and we have done so with the view to ﬁnalise a Deed of Access by year’s end.” “As a result, the company has completed a ground gravity survey and a two stage Reverse Circulation drilling program on the two highest priority targets.”
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UTand A BOU T Enjoying the Relay for Life were Kelly Spillman, Kim Bruce and Bon Opie from The Bolly Wobbles team.
Members from The Dream team at the Relay for Life.
The Miners led the first lap after the candlelight ceremony at the Relay for Life.
Christine Doran and Vicki Magachie at the Kindy food and wine night. Michelle Sparrow and Laura van der Hucht at the Kindy food and wine night.
Caroline and Erika from the Relay for Life Jocks team.
Survivor Rooster was the Postie for the Relay for Life. Lisa Wilson and Adam Christie provided wine tastings at the Kindy food and wine night.
Ashleigh and Khystal from Headings Heroes at the Relay for Life.
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UTand A BOU T Team Old Skool at Relay for Life.
Some of the Sleepwalkers at the Relay for life.
The Coates Hire Crew at the World Food and Music Festival; AJ Marshall, Natas Corpus, Emily Prause, Jade, Gary Prause, Jordan Albanese and Jason Albanese.
Rylee learns to play the drums during the African Soul workshop at the Food and Music Festival.
Jasmyn and William from Katie’s Birthday Bash sprayed walkers as they went past at Relay for Life.
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ROXBY COUNCIL Roxby Council refreshes their environmental focus
he Roxby Downs Environment Forum has been successful in securing funding from BHP Billiton and the Roxby Downs Council to support the employment of an Environment Oﬃcer.
This role will be crucial in helping the Forum, the Community Board and the Council achieve the community’s aspirations for Roxby Downs to be recognised as a model environmentally friendly town. The Environment Ofﬁcer is employed by the Council and will be developing, managing and promoting a range of environmental initiatives. Council and the Community Board are pleased to announce that Bree Galbraith has been appointed to this position. Bree has lived in Roxby Downs for over ten years, after relocating from Ipswich, Queensland. She has a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Protected Area Management) and extensive experience in environmental based community engagement, working as a project ofﬁcer and volunteering for local ecosystem restora-
tion initiative Arid Recovery and held various roles as Environmental Scientist within the Olympic Dam Mine’s Environment Department. Much of her previous work focused on native flora, fauna and introduced species monitoring and management, environmental education and awareness and environmental policy and planning. But in particular, she said she ﬁnds the ecosystem of the arid zone fascinating. “I think from an environmental or ecological sense the arid environment is so unique and versatile in comparison to a lot of other ecosystems,” she said. “I think that attracts so little attention and people tend to disregard the complexities within this environment so improving upon people’s understanding of it really interests me.” Bree’s new role at Roxby Council will focus on all aspects of the environment, and will help manage and implement initiatives both in the community and internally within Council. “I’m a ﬁrm believer in leading by example and
the council have already committed through their new Environment Policy to take on a lot of new initiatives as well,” Bree explained. “That will go a long way to showing the community or leading the community into a change in behaviour towards a model environmental community.” She will work with the various department managers within Roxby Council to tackle a reduction of waste to landﬁll, power use, water use and general environmental management. She will also work closely with the Environment Forum and Community Garden Forum to help progress the Community Board’s environmental initiatives. Bree feels as a community, Roxby Downs has a vital role to play to reduce the environmental imprint, and that can be controlled through the whole community’s actions and behaviours. “Our role to play in that is really important, we need to get it right because otherwise we’ll leave a negative legacy for future generations,” she said. A major focus for Bree
will be in developing and supporting an Environment Forum as a branch of the Community Board, and a sub group for the Community Garden. In previous years the Environment Forum was very active and received three awards from Advantage SA for its various community initiated environmental programs. Unfortunately, many key forum people left town and the forum has been in recess. She said she anticipates a major challenge will be maintaining committee members, due to the town’s transient workforce; however each individual’s eﬀorts for the time they are involved is invaluable. “It has the opportunity to become a really powerful group because they will have access to funding through grants to enable implementing their actions - we’ve shown that we’ve done that before with previous forums,” she said. “There has been a lag, unfortunately, through transition we have lost a lot of the core group of the forum people but my aim is to get another one up and running that func-
tions just as well and get some good environmental initiatives running.” “Anyone interested in being part of the environment forum and being able to shape the way this community approaches environmental change and reform, are strongly urged to become involved.” Through the forum, Bree also hopes to rek indle a pre v iously award winning ‘Outback Smart’ program and other successful initiatives designed to assist local residents to live more harmoniously within our environment and reduce their reliance on precious resources such as water and power, saving on dollars also. “There are already a number of great initiatives occurring within this community and continued small changes over time focused on long-term environmental sustainability is achievable through individual and coordinated eﬀorts.” Bree can be contacted on 0448 168 167 for further information about the Environment Forum.
Bree has started at Roxby Council part time as the Environmental Officer.
NEWS IN BRIEF
eptember 2012 quarterly water accounts have been issued.
Accounts are due for payment by Thursday, November 15, 2012.
inancial aid is available to those experiencing ﬁnancial diﬃculty.
For information on Government concessions and free ﬁnancial counselling services, visit the Government of South Australia’s website, www.sa.gov.au. Roxby Council encourages all customers to contact them immediately on (08) 8671 0010 if they are under ﬁnancial stress.
Safety in (house) numbers A R recent Neighbourhood Watch meeteeting in Roxby Downs outlined ed the t importance of household street reet numbers, particularly in an emergency. cy. y
The Neighbourhood Watch program m is a service administered by the South h Australian Police in partnership with h Neighbourhood Watch Association (SA) A)) Inc. and local community members. The program uses a problem solving ap appproach to enhance community safety and nd examines any issue that negatively impacts acts ts on a community member’s ability to enjoy njoyy wheree they live. Additional dditional iss issues that have been managed ged successfully cessfullly l under the Neighbourhood th ood Watch p ro Wa have gram am ha ave iincluded in clu udeeed environenvvir mental meen and an n nd public pu u hygiene hyg hy issues, iss sue traﬃ ﬃc management, agemen nt, as well as traditional trradit crime crim me an and disorder ord der issues. issu An easily visible house vi isible h number has thee ability tto cut
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dow down d wn respon response time ffor fo or emergenc eme y sservices makservices, ing in ng it easier ea for them th hem to find th he intended in the household. ho ouseh No Not ot on only is the vvisibility vi sibi bility of street numbers nu umb important for port po emergency eem sser services, but als o bu b everyday ev ve ser rv service ssu es such as Australia Austra ali Post, taxis, couriers taxi c and visitingg ffriends riends and family. There are a couple of options that are recThere ommended by Neighbourhood Watch SA, including reﬂective and solar powered house numbers. Reﬂective house numbers, such as Australian product ‘Flashback Numbers’ is designed to make the street number of a premise easily visible at night. The front face of the numbers use holographic technology, which reﬂects the smallest ambient light, illuminating the number. Alternatively, another Australian product ‘DS numbers’ oﬀers solar powered street numbers. This high visibility option is maintenance free, weatherproof and comes with
a 12 month guarantee. In the absence of a highly illuminated house number, a large, well exposed street number is better than nothing. By law, house numbers should be clearly displayed on a property. It is also suggested numbers are at least four inches tall, that numbers are aligned horizontally and optimally placed near the front door of the premise. Anyone interested in becoming involved in Neighbourhood Watch are invited to attend the next meeting at the Police Station. For more details contact Roxby Downs police on (08) 8671 4200.
LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities. Toddler Story Time 9.30 am Tuesday and Thursday.
oxby Council would like to remind all vehicle drivers that the Service SA service oﬀered is available ﬁve days a week from 9am until 4:30pm. As the Service SA Rural Service Agent, Roxby Council oﬀers licence renewals, vehicle registration and transfers, driver licence, boat licence theory tests, personalised and custom registration plates and the sale of the driver’s handbook.
ire Danger Season started on October 15, 2012.
lectricity notices were posted last week and are due on Wednesday, November 7.
For information on guidelines surrounding ﬂammable objects and ﬁres during this period, contact Roxby Council on (08) 8671 0010.
Quarterly credit card autopayments will be processed on Wednesday, November 7and quarterly direct debit payments will be processed on Tuesday, November 20.
or all enquiries surrounding waste and recycling collection, contact the Waste management contractors BSH Waste Solutions.
Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154
Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides transport services including: • Vehicle registration • Boat registrations • Licensing transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084.
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Community Board Profile: Gaylene Crane
fter spending over ten years with the Gold and Nickel sections of WMC (Western Mining Corporation) in Western Australia, my husband and I made a conscience decision to live, work and raise a young family in Roxby Downs.
Local sponsorship strong for inaugural awards
If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people.
New members are always welcome.
ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 Thursday, November 22 @ 7.30pm 88 Stuart Road, Roxby Downs
BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964 Thursday, November 1@ 6.15pm Council Boardroom
SPORTS and REC FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784
Arriving in Roxby Downs in 1998 to a new house and a new chapter in our lives, it didn’t take long to make new friends and become involved in community based interest groups. Being a new mum at that stage there were plenty of programs available - volunteer work with the SA Ambulance and Strengthening Our Families ﬁtted perfectly for me at that point in time. Participating in local programs is something that I still follow onto this day. Being involved in the community on a number of levels has just added to my personal enjoyment of living and working in Roxby Downs, with my membership on the Community Board and Health Forum being the most rewarding.
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COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrick Ibele (08) 8671 0168 Thursday, TBA @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom
ENVIRONMENT FORUM Bree Gailbraith 0448168167 Thursday, November 22 @ 7pm Council Boardroom
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Roxby Hourglass Jewellers the Big Sky Building Society Best Small Business Award and Ahrens Most Outstanding Business Award, Roxby Traders Mitre 10 the Best Medium Sized Business Gaylene said becoming involved in Award, Monadelphous community groups in Roxby simply added to The inaugural event the Outlaw Coatings and her personal enjoyment of living in Roxby. awarded local businesses Conveyors Best Large sized Business Award and Autopro the Raine and Horne Most Popular Business Award. The awards drew a high amount of public interest, with over 70 nominations submitted in favour of over 20 local businesses. Local media outlets The Monitor Newspaper and RoxFM supplied the event with in-kind advertising sponsorship, providing the event with exposure right across the far north region. Feature articles and live interviews on air have given the community an insight to thrills featured on the night. Local businesses Big Sky Building Society, Bianco Construction Supplies and Outlaw Coatings and Conveyors sponsored the Small, Medium and Large Business Awards respectively. Additionally, Raine and and Ahrens PreciNomination forms for Volunteer of the Month can be found at Horne sion Engineering sponRoxby’s website www.roxbydowns.com/community or at the Roxby sored the Most Popular Council office front desk at 6 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs. Business and Most Out-
he re cent 2012 Roxby Downs Business Awards Gala Dinner was sponsored by over $20,000 of cash and in-kind support, largely by local companies.
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standing Business Awards respectively. Ahrens Precision Engineering also sponsored a raﬄe on the night, oﬀering a Barossa Kingsford Hotel accommodation package worth in excess of $2,500. South Australian winery Kilikanoon provided guests with a range of specialised wines, and Dulux Paints and BHP Billiton offered cash sponsorship. The time and dedication oﬀered by the organising committee members of the Roxby Downs Business Forum Executive Steering Committee has been a testament to the event’s success. “We have some really great businesses here in Roxby, it’s so important for us to recognise their great work, especially at a time when the local economy is in such a state of ﬂux,” said Business and Cultural Development Consultant, Vivienne Holloway. “I was especially impressed by the number of people’s choice votes that came through.”
Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, November 8 @ 5.30pm Council Boardroom
MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Wednesday, November 21 @ 11.30am Council Boardroom
WOMEN’S NETWORK Kath Messner 0438 871 153 Wednesday, November 19 @ 730pm in the Council Boardroom
CONTACTING THE BOARD For further information, advice or general questions please contact: Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email: email@example.com
WHO’S ON THE BOARD Teresa Baddeley • Leigh Morrow Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Liz Rogers • Cindy Harrichund • Michael Esposito Chad Menzies • Heath Murry Bill Boehm • Kath Macalister
BOARD MEETINGS Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.
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If you have experience in one of the following areas, have a high regard for safety in the workplace and prepared to undergo a full medical and drug screen, we would like to hear from you! The position is fulltime, permanent and offers an excellent chance for the successful applicant to build on a solid career and become part of ODT Australis. The successful applicant will be responsible for the coordination of the HSEC company systems. You will ensure the operation meets its business, statutory and social obligations.
To be successful in this role you must possess: 5HOHYDQW+6(&RU2+ 6WHUWLDU\TXDOLÀFDWLRQVRU diploma • Quality systems management • Auditing experience • Experience with AS 4801, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 systems • Min 2-5 yrs experience in similar role • Knowledge of current legislation • Risk assessment and formal incident investigation experience • Ability to work autonomously and as part of team with a team focused, dedicated, adaptable and forward thinking approach
Annual General Meeting Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm in The Club Board Room
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ODT Australis is a major contracts provider to the Olympic Dam mine site with a number of employment opportunities available for experienced personnel to join their team.
The responsibilities also include: • Implement and maintain the HSEC management system • Continually improve the business performance in the areas of HSEC • Report on performance, achievements, compliance, events, budget and trends
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All positions available, all welcome. For more information call Julian on 8671 2545
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The following experience is advantageous: • Writing safe work procedures • Construction/mining background • ICAM – Incident Cause Analysis Method 7$(TXDOLÀFDWLRQV A competitive remuneration package will be offered based RQTXDOLÀFDWLRQVDQGH[SHULHQFH Please email your resume to the Recruitment Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper
Monitor SPORT The
Roxby men champions
The Where’s Wandas Linda Evans, Mardi Hendry, Tricia Hendry and Paula Innes.
Deceiving in the Woods mistresses, wives and ex wives Mikaela Wedding, Fiona Hooper, Kara (Tiger) Wedding, Rachael Sheppard and Paige Aldenhoven.
Scott Phillips, Nick Backhouse, Duane Parker, Todd Bishop, Tim Thomson, Roger Ianson, Preshan Pillay, Matt Parish and Simon Parker were tournament champions.
The Randon Breast Testers - Sarah Chinner, Bec Tayler, Jeanette Taylor, Teya Parker and Kirby Hobbs.
Bow-a-licious team members (back) Ann Shields, Suzanne Crafter and (front) Bev Roberts and Anne Gray.
Team Hope for Hooters, Kylie Aspery, Francesca Nistico, Jess Hunt, Millie Thomas, Alex Kohler, Louise Kohler.
Roxby Downs Golf Association Xylem Closing Day Ambrose OVERALL WINNER ROBIN PASSMORE SECOND
Beth Moyses, Cindy Harrichund, Jacqueline Quilliam Taute, Joanne Lill and Claire Munyard at the tournament.
25-20, 25-15, 25-16. he volleyball tournament to the semi-ﬁnals. The men’s team were undeThe women’s team defeated was held at the Braddock Stadium in Port Augusta feated all through the tour- Norwood 25-19, 24-25 to adon October 20 and 21. nament, seeing oﬀ Tea Tree vance to the semi-ﬁnals where The Roxby Men’s team won Gully, Port Lincoln Sharks, and were the champions of the and facing Port Augusta in the Grand Final. tournament. The Women’s team made it They defeated Port Augusta
they were defeated by Tea Tree Gully’s Northern Knights, who went on to win the competition.
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The Roxby Downs Community
The Roxby Downs Community
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ABOVE: Winners Dotty and Disorderly - Sharon Richardson, Shana Wilton, Karry Wild and Michelle Davis. LEFT: Alana Dubowik, Megan Lewis, Ruby Daw, caddy Cam McLeod, Nikki Nagin and Narita Nagin.
aturday saw yet another successful Think Pink Ladies Golf Day held by the Red Sands Branch of the Cancer Council in aid of cancer research. Michelle Davis, Shana Wilton, Kerry Wild and Sharon Richardson were the Winning Team Front Seven and called themselves, Dotty and Disorderly. The Runner Up Front Seven were the Where's Wally team; Louise Reid, Janice Reid, Jen Kelly and Michelle Luckett. Naga Front Seven were the Cru-
RIGHT: The Silver Vixens Gertie, Vera, Peg, Pearl, Thelma and Mona. sader's including; Pat Coombes, Helen Freeman, Karen Russell and Grace Sellick with the Longest Drive Front Seven going to Mikaela Wedding. The Worst Drive Front Seven was awarded to Millie Thomas. The Winning Team Back Seven was the Bow-A-Licious team; Ann Shields, Bev Roberts, Anne Grey and Suzanne Crafter-King and the Runner Up Back Seven was the Swinging Sixties; Jane Jones, Claire Munyard, Sarah Gilbert and Andrea Freeth. Naga Back Seven went to the Nerd Heads; Rachel Williams, Mel Wil-
liams, Ashleigh Hall, Kim Russ and Britt Norsworthy. The Longest Drive Back Seven went to Linda Evans and the Worst Drive Back Seven was awarded to Karen Gabbedy (also known as Thelma). First prize for Best Dressed went to the RBT's (Sarah Chinner, Teya Parker, Kirby Hobbes, Bec Taylor and Jeanette J). Deceiving in the Woods (Paige Aldenhoven, Fiona Hooper, Kara Wedding, Mikalea Wedding and Rachel Sheppard) claiming second place for Best Dressed and third place went
to Baking Divas (Fiona Bilney, Clare Wilton, Vicki Hamblin and Karen Adams). The organisers would like to thank the Rotary Club of Roxby District and Surrounds for cooking breakfast, and to the Cancer Council Red Sands ladies for serving lunch. They would also like to thank Merv Rogers and Graham Warren for being the auctioneers and announcing the winners. Thank you to all the caddies for supplying great fun and support to the ladies on the course during the
day. More than half the money raised on the day was due to the Caddie Auction. Thank you also to Nick and Freddie for their support on the course in supplying long drive hits on the par ďŹ ve hole. Thanks to Joel Roberts, Don Shields and Tubby Gray for bar-tending and driving the booze bus and a special big thanks to Kimberley Teare, Andrea Freeth, Carmen Jackson, Fiona Bilney and Ann Shields for organising the day.
Published on Oct 30, 2012