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Community Contacts Roleystone Badminton Club Trudie 9397 6920 Roleystone Hall Tues 9.15-11am, Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne 9397 5153 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061 RK Jnr Cricket Club Donna 0402 221 448, Cathy 9397 5942, in2cricket Jnrs 5-9yrs Mike 0448 878 257 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 9496 1421 Roleystone Snr Football Club Sean Kenworthy (Pres) Email: seankenworthy@dodo.com.au Roleystone Gymnastics Club Peta Costa 9496 1484 Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club Sue 9398 7426, Helen 9397 5939 / 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Jodie Hansen (Vice Pres) 9496 0120 / 0407 277 669 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wed of the mth Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redbacks Little Athletics Rodd 9397 5559, Sarah 0408 959 436 Roleystone Community Church 1 Croyden Rd Roleystone Minister David Bardsley Wk: 9397 5955 Hm: 9397 9303 Roleystone Schools P&C Amy Boughton (Sec) 9397 5559 1st Roleystone Scout Grp Karragullen Hall Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appoint 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Contact Alan Harper 9293 4805 Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup Kym Graham (Reg) 9397 9158 Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Anne Roberts 9399 1908 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Pat Hart Ph: 9496 1634 Email: pathart1@bigpond.com Caroline Wielinga Mob: 0488 900 307 Email: Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au Roleystone Netball Club Theresa Young (Pres) 0439 910 471, Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Di Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training @ Roleystone Basketball Crts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 9291 3900 Kanyana provides advice & assistance 24hrs a day, 7 days a week DEC’s Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline 9474 9055. The WildCare telephone hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hours numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Zumba Thurs 7-8pm held at the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre, Anne Marie 9397 7005 Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Development Delay, Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelmscott History Group meet at the Congregational Church Rundle St Kelmscott, Colleen 9496 1817 National Seniors Armadale Branch meet on the 1st Thurs of the mth RSL Hall Commerce Ave Armadale 10-12noon. Lots of interesting speakers all old & new members welcome.Ph: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Pearl Sibley 9496 1243 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, enquiries call Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711

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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Fiona Newland – EDITOR/PUBLISHER Mother Nature continues to hit us with the full force of her fury. Just check out the photograph The Valley Reporter managed to capture of a tree that was recently hit by a lighting strike! (see page 4). Despite all the tragedy that has engulfed our locality in the recent weeks, it’s good to know that there are some wonderful people out there, helping out in any way they can. The Armadale Rangers recently did their bit (read their story on page 8), as did 3 Roleystone Primary School girls who got busy baking for charity. And of course there’s the crew of the USS Shoup, who volunteered to help clean up some of the properties in our community that were damaged by fire. It’s a really great thing to see - keep up the good work! After thirty-five years of operation, the Roleystone Country Club Bowls Division is in crisis. The district is in real danger of losing this important and well-loved recreational facility, due to a

dwindling membership that means not enough funds for maintenance. So don’t wait, act now. This community needs you! Go to page 19 for the full story. The Rock Inne Tavern has got some great live entertainment lined up for March and May. Have a look at their full page advertisement on page 27 of this month’s issue, and try a meal from their scrumptious menu next time you visit them. Have you ever sailed on a ship that is only 55 metres in length and only holds 40+ crew members? Thanks to FESA and the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade, three of our young Roleystone Fire Cadets are about to embark on a great marine adventure. Turn to page 13 to find out who they are and where they’re headed for. The Valley Reporter looks forward to hearing from them when they return. Trudi Hodges from the Dale Cottages

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has confirmed to The Valley Reporter that the Roleystone Primary school site is being considered as the perfect location for a retirement living complex, and has lodged an expression of interest to the Minister for Education. If you wish to support their submission, then please contact your local member Tony Simpson, and pledge your support. Roleystone Tigers welcome new coach Adam Bloomer. While coaching is a new experience for Adam he comes with a strong playing history. Like all new coaches Adam has a premiership flag in his sights but believes that his key task is to get players to bond as a team. Come along and support the team at Cross Park, Round 1 Saturday 2 April, game starts at 2.30pm.

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To the person who dumped the 2 bantam roosters in Gilcoe Place on the night of Friday 25 February. You may think your conscience is cleared because you left a small bowl of water behind with them, but you now get to live with the guilt of knowing that foxes got both of them and tore them to pieces,

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leaving someone else to clean up your mess. It’s as simple as this: If you don’t want the birds, find someone that does, instead of just dumping them somewhere so they become someone else’s problem. Name Withheld. Thanks to the Roleystone Chemist! It all started when I was at my friend Shannon’s house. We had just come back from the movies, and were now on the trampoline. I double-bounced and... “Ouch!” I had to go to the hospital, then to Dr Ojo the next day, and then to see Steve at the Chemist. Steve was busy on the computer, but when he saw us he came out and looked at my big black and blue foot. First he got me some crutches, which he showed me how to adjust so they would fit me. Then Steve showed me how to put a bandage on my foot (a week and half later and it looks like a very rare colourful sock). It took about 20 to 35 minutes. Steve was great, even though he was very busy. The ladies at the chemist were very nice and Denice said “Abby have you done that horse riding?” I said “No way!” I think we have the best chemist ever. Abby Fouweather (9yo).

Imagine your body as a car, with your heart as the motor. Would you put leaded petrol in an unleaded tank? Why do you put oil and water into your vehicle? Why do you service and tune your car? What would happen if you didn’t take care of the car? Could it just keep running indefinitely? Your body is the most valuable vehicle you’ll ever own, and you only get one. Now, how are you going to treat your body’s motor from now on? Remember... Excuses Change Nothing Exercise Will – Flanagan 1998 Creator/Founder/Author of the Wake Up Call™ www.wakeupgetfit.com steve@wakeupgetfit.com Mobile: 0421 926 804

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I would like to thank the very kind lady who stopped her car to help me the other morning. While I was walking my German Shepherd, we were attacked by a black dog which was loose. I had my six week old daughter in her baby sling on my front, and if this lady had not intervened, I could have been pulled over and my tiny baby hurt. I am very angry with the owner(s) of the dog in question, which has been reported to the rangers on many occasions, one such occasion being during my pregnancy when I was walking both my dogs. The black dog came at us and I was knocked over and dragged along on my back. Luckily, all I suffered was gravel burn, but since then I have decided not to walk both dogs together because of the risk involved. People should be at liberty to walk their dogs in peace without fear, and those who refuse to take responsibility for their dogs should not have them at all. Thank goodness for my kind Samaritan, to whom I am very grateful. Julie Turner, Roleystone.

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Lauren looks forward to meeting with all her existing clients, and new clients Trained by Michael Turner of Headhunters & Co, a very talented hairdresser of renown in Perth, Lauren has come a long way in her career. Michael first introduced me to Lauren back in 2005 when she helped out with the Punk Hair Shows that were being put together for Intercosmo Italy, to be presented at the International Hairdressing Society in Perth. An all-round talented hairdresser, Lauren’s work has established her as one of the up-and-coming young hairstylists in WA. We are very pleased to have Lauren join our creative team at Billy Shears the Hair Club, where she looks forward to meeting with all her existing clients, and new clients, at the salon in Brackenridge Village. Lauren can be contacted for your hair appointment at Billy Shears The Hair Club on 9397 9219.

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testimoniAl I am so glad I saw the “Testimonial” to Maggie Burke Real Estate in The Valley Reporter. I cannot speak too highly of the enthusiasm both Maggie and Patrick had towards the selling of our property. They worked so hard, in every sense of the word. Their help was amazing – nothing was too difficult and they helped and encouraged us as if they were members of our family. We had already moved to a retirement unit in the South West, which made life very stressful. If not for Maggie and Patrick’s daily updates and understanding, it would have been many times worse! The advertising was worth every cent we paid, as they put the property right out there for all to see. They did all they promised in a very professional, happy, encouraging and successful manner.

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Normally the Armadale Police Rangers hold a variety of activities at the Armadale Arena, but recently they only had one thing on their program; how to help their fellow citizens. It was in the midst of the Roleystone/ Kelmscott bushfire tragedy that the Rangers were happy to lend a helping hand. Armadale Arena became a bustling hive of activity when the devastating bushfire raged through Roleystone and Kelmscott. Residents who could not return to their homes were able to come to the Arena for safety, and received clothing, food and a

place to sleep. Many generous locals donated much-needed clothes to help the victims, but all the donations had to be sorted into categories (men, women, boys, girls and baby goods). The young men and women from the Armadale Rangers did a splendid job in sorting all these donated clothes. Clothing was not the only goods donated. A great deal of food was supplied, but also needed sorting and distributing. The kitchen needed regular cleaning and bins needed regular emptying to cope with the number of people using them. The young rangers

were all very helpful and put in a lot of effort that night. With the help of two adult supervisors, Darryl (Volunteer) and Ben (Instructor and the PCYC Armadale) the Rangers were able to make the tragedy a little less tragic for those most affected by it. Darryl and Ben were at the Arena for up to 19 hours a day over the course of the fire evacuation to help victims with whatever they needed. Their help and empathy was appreciated by many. Ben Boekholt, Armadale Neighbourhood Watch/Armadale PCYC Mob: 0432 378 815.

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Ben Clarke is a very considerate and reliable student who is always willing to oblige in whatever is requested of him. He is well received by his peers and his positive enthusiasm and motivating attitude influences all who interact with him. Congratulations Ben!

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Monitoring stations set up in & around fire damaged area The demolition and cleanup process for the recent Roleystone/ Kelmscott bushfire is underway. As part of that process the City will be undertaking air monitoring. Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds said, “Air monitoring is standard practice with any large scale demolition. “Residents will see shoebox size containers on a stand that takes regular samples of surrounding air. “These monitoring stations will be placed in and around the fire damaged area and will be moved around by our contractors.

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On Saturday 26 February, the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre celebrated it’s 21st Birthday with a free Family Fun Day. There was a huge water slide, sausage sizzle, drinks, community displays and the unveiling of a commissioned artwork piece to especially commemorate the day. Long time local Roleystone resident and artist Jackie Hoeksema was asked to come up with something special to grace the front entrance of the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre. With such a large canvas to paint, Jackie set upon capturing the lovely natural bushland with a typical Australiana theme. Gum trees, blossoms, grass trees and a multitude of native creatures can be found in Jackie’s masterpiece, which is sure to entertain guests as they go to and from the Centre. On the day a good crowd of people came through the doors of the Centre to help celebrate this milestone occasion. A special thank you to Peter Hine for helping with the mounting of the mural for the day. Photographs courtesy of Douwe Hoeksema.


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Armadale Mayor, Linton Reynolds said, “We are very pleased that work on the temporary bridge has progressed so efficiently, allowing Brookton Highway to be re-opened on schedule. “I would like to congratulate Main Roads WA and the Minister, for their great efforts to restore this road to local and through traffic as quickly as possible. “A return to normal traffic conditions will be a boon for road users, with only heavy vehicles still required to detour to Welshpool Road, in the short term. “The month following the bushfire has been traumatic for

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+ Partnerships + Company + Family Trusts Transport Minister Troy Buswell along with Tony Simpson MLA Member for the Darling Range opened the Buckingham Bridge on Friday 4th March and praised the efforts of Main Roads WA and its contractor Keslake Nominees in establishing the link so soon after February’s devastating bushfires in the Kelmscott-Roleystone area.

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Three Roleystone Primary School girls have raised and donated $130 for the Bendigo Bank Bushfire Appeal. Kimberlee Cheers, Jasmine Jeronimo and Emma Hirschmann got busy making cup cakes, muffins and gingerbread men in Kimberlee’s kitchen, before selling them door to door around the neighbourhood. The girls felt a strong need to do something after seeing the aftermath of the terrible fire that swept through our beautiful community. The girls would like to thank all the lovely people who purchased their baked treats and participated in their idea with such great enthusiasm.

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Young Roleystone Fire Cadets, pictured above L-R Aaron Newland, Michael Adams and Storme Green will set off on the adventure of a life time on April 4 when they sail up the West Australian coast line on board the Leeuwin II. Thanks to FESA and the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade, the youngsters have been given the opportunity to sail on West Australia’s own tall ship, a three - masted barquentine with over 810 metres of sail and an overall length of 55 metres. During their 7 days on board the Leeuwin II, our cadets will become involved in every aspect of operating a traditional square rigger. Through setting sails, standing watch, climbing the mast, and taking the helm, they will work as a team to sail towards their destination. In addition to onboard training they will have the benefit of experiencing the West Australian coastline and the magnificent Indian ocean. If the weather allows it, the cadets will also visit onshore to further enrich their adventure. The voyage isn’t a holiday and the cadets will be involved in interactive workshops designed to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills whilst living in a micro community. This includes living in a shared confined space with different personalities and cultures. The Valley Reporter wishes all three crew members the best of luck for the voyage and we look forward to hearing from Aaron, Michael and Storme when they return from their adventure.

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BUSHFIRE aftermath issues Following the extreme bushfire event on 6 February, I have received many enquiries on a number of issues relating to fire prevention. For those concerned about making it easier to access applications for burn off permits, there is going to be a meeting of the Cities Bushfire Advisory Committee in a few weeks. Recommendations from this committee will then go forward to the Council for formal discussion and endorsement. Additional passes for the green waste site or additional green waste pick-ups was the topic of discussion at a recent Technical Services committee meeting bought forward by Cr. Wielinga. We both spoke on Roleystone community concerns and a number of issues were identified: 1. The tonnage of green waste picked up during the street collection was lower than what was expected from this community, indicating perhaps the locals are not using this opportunity fully.

2. Approximately 25% of tip passes were not being utilised by the Roleystone and Karragullen community. 3. All households throughout the City of Armadale pay the same Waste Management rates (apart from businesses). As there is a cost for additional street green waste pick-ups and additional tip passes, why should others have to subsidise Roleystone residents? Additional green waste passes are available for $17. 4. As residents who live in the new areas of North Forrestdale have to pay additional local area rates for their streets and parks to be kept at the high standard they require, then perhaps all properties in high fire prone areas should pay increased waste management rates to cover additional support for the removal of their green waste. An Officer’s report on this issue will come to our next Technical Services committee meeting. We will keep you informed.

SENIORS HOUSING UPDATE The community committee which was set up to navigate the way forward for the Seniors independent living housing to be constructed on the Primary School site feel reasonably confident that we are on the right track to seeing this become a reality. Elders (for Landcorp) called for expressions of interest (EOI) to gauge the level of commitment from parties in such a development. We have been advised that 7 EOI’s were received, which will add pressure on the Government to agree to allow use of the site for this purpose. The EOI will be analysed and, if received in a positive light, discussions will be held with the City of Armadale to determine its views on the proposed scheme amendment. A scheme amendment will then be initiated. This is where community will have the opportunity

to voice their opinion on the proposed scheme amendment. Once the re-zoning is in place, an evaluation of the site will be called for. An agent will be appointed to manage the marketing process possibly calling for tenderers. All prospective tenderers will be encouraged to discuss their proposed development ideas with the City as part of due diligence. This will be another opportunity for the community to make sure its voice is heard by the City, ensuring any development application is agreeable. A panel of 3 people (LandCorp, RDL and a solicitor) will review the tenderers and make a decision. If all goes as above, marketing will not commence for at least 15 months, due to a number of clearances required for the Crown Land. We will continue to keep you informed. Cr. Pat Hart.

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Our next field day will be a dieback treatment day on Sunday 20 March on the Peet Road Bushland Reserve, starting at 9am and ending at 12 noon. The meeting place is a laneway off Peet Road (opposite Hall Road). Signs will be on the road. Newcomers are welcome, and morning tea will be provided. If it is raining, check the website that morning at 8.15am. For extra information go to www.roleybushcare.com.au or see the Roleybushcare notice board located in the Roleystone shopping complex.


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ARMADALE LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY Armadale Detectives are seeking information in relation to a robbery on an Armadale liquor store where a staff member was assaulted when he confronted the thief. On Monday 7 March at about 5pm a young man entered the Liquor Barons liquor store on Jull St Armadale. He took a carton of Jim Beam from the cool room and ran from the store without paying. A member of staff followed the young man from the store and confronted him in the Armadale Shire carpark on Jull St. A second man then appeared and punched the staff member to the head whilst the other ran off with the stolen liquor. No injury was sustained. The two young men sought by police were last seen heading towards Albany Hwy and are described as: 1. Male, light skinned, approx. 18-20yrs, 183cm, wearing jeans and a striped orange/red shirt. 2. Male, light skinned, approx. 1820yrs, 160cm with short, light brown hair. Offences similar to this one are becoming commonplace and police are keen to convey the message that it is unacceptable and they will go to all lengths to apprehend offenders. TAXI DRIVER’S ASSAILANTS SOUGHT Armadale Detectives are investigating an incident where two men assaulted a taxi driver and stole his taxi. The taxi has since been

recovered however police are keen to identify the men who assaulted and threatened the driver. At about 1.10am on Thursday 10 March a taxi was dispatched to an address in Mornington St, Armadale. On arrival the driver saw two men standing outside. They entered the taxi and directed the driver to Petrel Cls, Armadale where they asked him to stop. The driver asked for the $20 fare and one of the men got out of the taxi and stated that the other man would pay. The man outside the taxi then punched the driver in the head through the open window while the man who had remained in the taxi (in the front passenger seat) started to kick the driver resulting in bruising to the face and a cut mouth. The driver got out of his taxi and approached the man who told him he had a machete and made threats towards him. The driver backed off and saw the man, who was still in the taxi, get into the driver’s seat. The second man got into the front passenger seat and they drove away. Detectives are seeking two men described as: 1. Dark skinned male, 18-20yrs, stocky build, short stature, light hair, facial hair, wearing a dark jacket and shorts. 2. Dark skinned male, 18-20yrs, medium build, medium height, short dark hair, facial hair, wearing a green hooded jumper.

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oleystone Tee-Ball R and Baseball Club Inc. The bats, gloves, balls and tees have been put away after the conclusion of another successful season for Roleystone Teeball and Baseball Club. More than 100 tee-ballers and baseballers played their final games for 2010-11 this month, including the club’s fantastic u-12 Tee-ball State Championships team. The state titles were held in Perth over the recent long weekend and Roleystone – promoted to B grade this year – performed courageously against much larger clubs. Coached by Amanda McRae-Lea and Jodie Hansen, with assistance from Peter and Wendy Mays and family helpers, Roleystone won one game from five. Mrs Hansen said: “Amanda and I are very proud to have been able to coach such a wonderful bunch of children throughout the season and we enjoyed all the carnivals we attended.” Three Little League baseball players – Jordan Howell (1) and Jack Warrington (2) (Southern Hills Warriors) and Leighton McDonnell (3) (Combined All Stars) – also represented Roleystone with pride at the Little League State Championships metropolitan qualifying tournament at Willetton during the long weekend. These boys will continue training until they compete in the State Championships tournament at Easter. Roleystone’s Annual General Meeting was held in March, with the current committee stepping down and a new committee voted in. Vice President Mrs Hansen, who ably led the club this year in the absence of a president, praised all teams, coaches, committee members and sponsors for their contributions. “All of our teams have had a fantastic season, especially the under-9’s – I’m sure they are a States team of the future,” she said. “I would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors – in particular Roleystone Real Estate and Sam Saffioti. Because of you, we are a successful club. “I would also like to thank the wonderful committee for all their help this season. As we haven’t had a president, everybody has pitched in and as the saying goes ‘many hands make light work’. “Finally I would like to wish the new committee all the best for the 2011-12 season.”

Our u-15’s have made it into the Grand Final, so come & shout for our team Sat 19 March 1pm Gosnells Hawks Baseball Club Tom Bateman Reserve, Cnr Nicholson & Wilfred Roads

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Congratulations go to former Roleystone 200-game player, Aaron Newland, who has been selected in the Perth Heat Colts baseball team that will tour northeast America for a month in June 2011. Aaron’s determination, talent and hard work on the diamond is an inspiration for all of our club’s young tee-ballers.


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The basketball season is well and truly underway and we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back for another year of basketball! Over the last few weeks the Roleystone Basketball Cub held a raffle to raise money towards the Roleystone/Kelmscott Bushfire Appeal. We are happy to report that it was a great success and we managed to raise $404! We would like to thank everyone for their support and donations. First prize went to Jill Brierley and second prize to Trina Ziedas. Congratulations! The Roleystone & Districts Basketball Club can be contacted by phoning Chris Webb 0414 166 401 or Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449. Training is at the Roleystone Basketball Courts Fridays at 5.00pm.

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Roleystone Netball Club, proudly supported by Roleystone Real Estate, has a new President – welcome Vanessa Mason! Proudly sponsored by The club elected its 2011 committee  at the AGM on 19 February, with many 2010 office bearers staying for another Young for her year’s service as President. year and some new parents coming Roleystone has all-but completed aboard as well. registrations for the new season, although Thanks to all who have volunteered to some senior players are still required. assist with their child’s netball club – If you’re over 18 and would love a with you we are a stronger group and Saturday afternoon run around the indoor better able to provide a fantastic netball courts at Ray Owen Reserve, Lesmurdie, experience! during winter, please contact Sharlene The 2011 Committee is: Warnes ASAP on 0419 955 643. President: Vanessa Mason Parents and players are reminded that Vice President: Heather Quinlan payment for fees is required by the start Treasurer: Bill Keays of the season (May 7): Netta (Yrs 1-4) Secretary: Diane Bunten $115, Sub-junior (Yrs 5-7) $125, Junior Registrar: Amy Boughton (Yrs 8-12) $146 and Senior (18yrs +) Property Officer: Tianah Fallon $156. In addition, new twice uniforms, Consistently selling morethethan the a Media/Sponsorship/Photos: which cost $55, must be paid for in full local property other Heather Quinlan before you will than receiveany them. Pleaseagen Trophies Coordinator: Sharlene Warnes contact committee member Tianah Fallon Wind-Up Coordinators: Theresa Young on 0418 932 455 or ltfallon@iinet.net.au and Stacey Lochmuller with uniform queries. General Committee: Tania Conlin, Huia For more information about Roleystone Gibbs, Lynne Blackman and Netball Club and registration enquiries, Michelle Meads. please contact Sharlene Warnes Thanks are also extended to Theresa 0419 955 643.

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something stronger by coming down to the club on a Friday evening or a Saturday afternoon to join in our open events. You can play barefoot or with flat soled shoes, and we will provide the bowls and coaching where needed. Without a boost in membership, the bowls club has reached the stage where it will no longer be viable to continue and this wonderful sporting facility will be lost. Once gone, lawn bowls may not be easy to bring back and Roleystone will be the poorer without the social benefit it brings to our community. Don’t wait - act now. We need you! Contact any of the following members of the Roleystone Country Club Bowls Division: President: Gerry Chapman – 9397 5730 Secretary: Phil Deas – 9496 1086 or 0419 041 170 Club Captains: Shirley Thomas – 9390 5839 or 0401 081 714, Dave Locke – 9397 6805. Or, simply make direct contact with the Roleystone Country Club, situated at 6 Wygonda Road, Roleystone – 9397 5665.

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Have Your Say The State Government has organised a public inquiry into bushfire risk management. This means that anyone and everyone can have their say and make written statements about what they think in relation to bushfire risk. Generally you can make comments on anything you think is done well or not, including any ideas you may have. To guide you there is a template available and it is preferred if comments could be grouped roughly to the following headings - prescribed burning, local laws/practices/policies, resident’s responsibilities, communication mechanisms and coordination. You can say as much or as little as you like. Further information regarding the “PERTH HILLS BUSHFIRES FEBRUARY 2011 REVIEW” is available on the government website - http://wa.gov.au/ perthhillsbushfirereview/. The closing date is the 15 April 2011 and submissions should be emailed to PerthFireReview@dpc.wa.gov.au or mailed to Locked Bag 10 Cloisters Square Perth WA 6850. All comments will be reviewed and if enough comments highlight similar issues changes should be considered. So if you have any gripes or complements - send them in - a public inquiry needs public support! Caroline Wielinga.


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General Start Saturday 19th March Roleystone Community Hall, Wygonda Rd (corner Jarrah Rd) Casual $16, Package 10 Class $130, Full-time Students $10. Prior packages purchased redeemable, bring your card. YOGA EVENT On Saturday 19th March 9am - 11am I invite you to attend our first open Yoga morning at the Roleystone Community Hall. This will be a 2 hour session for you to enjoy the various ongoing delights of the practice of yoga including, relaxation, sense withdrawal, breath awareness, physical postures and light meditation. This inaugural event is a special treat for all, past, continuing and new students and a time to reconnect socially, physically, and spiritually. All proceeds and donations from this event will go towards the purchase of new props, mats and stock for the yoga students to continue to use and enjoy! $16 casual rate, further donations welcomed. For further enquiries call Shannon Beech from Yoga to Roleystone on 0421 255 074. The Glades Arts & Produce Moonlight Market This is a free community event held every month featuring well over 80 stalls of local arts & crafts, fresh produce plus entertainment and great food! This month’s market is featuring the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band and a Shadow Puppetry Show featuring our fantastic theatre artist, Fleur Hockey. Great food and drinks to purchase too! Stop by and create your very own shadow puppet and once the sun goes down we’ll use storytelling to bring your creations to life behind our puppet screen! All activities are suitable for the young and young at heart! The Glades, 131 Abernethy Rd, Byford contact Mandi Parker on 0409 115 880. Desperate Acts Don Russell Performng Arts Centre, Thornlie Saturday 9 April 7.30pm This performance showcase of original scenes, with an entire female cast, is the result of nine weeks of Desperate Acts Drama Workshops for Women facilitated and directed by Frog Prince Productions. All scenes, written by Yvette Wall, revolve around women’s themes and lives and take place in diverse settings such as 1950s, a fairytale world and the year 2592. Desperate Acts originated to encourage women in the community to nurture their creativity and provide an opportunity and space for that creativity to unfold and grow - so vital for wellbeing. Tickets are $16. Go to : www.frogprinceproductions. com.au/desperate-acts.html.


are held every month (can be every 2nd) on Monday nights with Roleystone Meetings a 7pm start time. Attendees are not limited to committee members as a interest is warranted. Anyone wishing to attend can call Evie Molson Community public on 0418 956 519, www.onelifewa.com.au. ROLEYSTONE Alive Group

Research Participants Needed The Sellenger Centre at Edith Cowan University is currently conducting research in partnership with Centrecare to assess your community wellbeing as part of the One Life WA Suicide Prevention Strategy (2009-2013). We would like to hear from members of your community about their perceptions of individual and social well-being. If you are interested in this research, you will

be asked to take part in a short survey and a face-toface interview. Your participation will be private and confidential and will take about 1 hour. If you are interested in participating in this research or if you have any questions, please contact Karine Hamilton on 6304 5418 or by email on k.hamilton@ ecu.edu.au. The Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this research. All information will be

treated as confidential and no names or identifying information will be used to ensure privacy. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time. If you are interested in speaking to someone independent of this study please contact the University Research Ethics Officer on 6304 2170 or email on research.ethics@ecu.edu. au.

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Dale Cottages says “Yes, we are interested!” to manage the development. If the State Government wants to make money from the sale of the site they will go out to a private developer, which will disable Dale Cottages as a contender for ownership of the land. However, in their submission, Dale Cottages encourages the WA Government to see beyond simply turning a profit. Support services and ongoing care is the core business of Dale Cottages, and should be the primary interest of the State Government too. In the closing paragraph of their expression of interest, Dale Cottages says “We believe development and management of properties lacks substance and limits success, if it is not combined with providing services and support to the residents on a long term basis”. If you wish to support their submission, Ms Hodges has urged all concerned citizens to please contact their local member, Tony Simpson, and pledge your support.

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Trudi Hodges, Chief Executive of Dale Cottages Inc. has confirmed that “The Roleystone Primary school site is (being considered as) the perfect location for a retirement living complex, and Dale Cottages has lodged an expression of interest to the Minster for Education”. Since 2004, Dale Cottages has been working with several community groups and local representatives in an effort to respond to the community’s call for improved housing opportunities and choices for the older citizens of Roleystone. “Being a provider of care and services in the City of Armadale for over 50 years gives us an unique perspective on the aspirations of this community – and we know the residents of Roleystone want a quality, affordable development that does not compromise on lifestyle or the beautiful bush land amenity” Ms Hodges said. As always, the matter rests on funding, so Dale Cottages has asked the WA State Government to consider a grant of land, which would enable the organisation


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HELLS BELLS, which has often been described by die-hard fans as the best AC/DC tribute band in Australia, (perhaps even in the world) will be bringing their electrifying two hour pub concert for the sixth time to the Rock Inne Tavern on Friday 25 March. Now with one of WA’s most respected vocalists Wayne Curnow, the AC/DC cover band is at the top of its game. You could say it was a match made in Heaven or Hell, because the chemistry between all members on and off stage is on fire. “We’ve found our match and the long lost brother we never knew we had in Wayne” said guitarist and manager Mal Osborne. “He just blends in so well, and what a voice! He doesn’t need a microphone.” Wayne’s ability to effortlessly switch between classic Bon Scott era songs (in which he delivers a

chilling likeness to Bon’s vocals) to the most recent Black Ice album, gives fans of all ages something to relate to as he mimics the nuances of both singers to a tee, while interacting with the crowd to ensure they feel a part of the show. The other members of HELLS BELLS are a bunch of professional musicians and long time friends who have played together in original bands for the last 15 years. They include one of this town’s best rock lead guitarists Todd Brindley, rhythm guitarist Mal Osborne, Paul Eckermann on bass and drummer Glenn Warber. Supporting HELLS BELLS on the night will be local favorites Waiting 4 Andy with their typical Aussie story-telling rock folky blues. Tickets are available from the venue for $15 pre-sale, online at www.heatseeker.com.au or $20 at the door on the night.

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Armadale Volunteer Services Management Network - 29 March 2011 Armadale Volunteer Services is thrilled to host Dr Megan Paull from Murdoch Business School at our next Volunteer Management Network. Dr Megan Paull will be presenting “Barriers to Newcomers.” Do you find that some new volunteers fade away too quickly? Are you having trouble finding new people to take on established roles in your organisation? Have you recently (or not so recently) heard people lamenting the lack of new people to do things in your organisation? “It’s always the same faces, and always the same hands.” “We need some new blood.” If so - this workshop is for you! You or your organisation may be inadvertently placing roadblocks in the way of new volunteers. These roadblocks can mean that volunteers who come along to a single session or meeting may not come back. Come along and find out about some recent work that has been done with newcomers. This work identifies what sort of

roadblocks newcomers encounter, why some may not ‘put their hand up’ for increased responsibility, and why some may decide not to continue volunteering in an organisation. Be a part of a discussion with other organisations that are experiencing the same difficulties and help us explore options to remove some of those roadblocks. The Volunteer Management Network will be held in the City of Armadale’s Function Room on Tuesday 29 March from 9.30am – 11.30am. As parking is especially difficult at the City of Armadale at the moment I would suggest you park at the Armadale Town Hall in Jull Street and walk down. Please RSVP for catering purposes by Friday 25 March. ALL WELCOME! Kind regards, Wendy Stanley Coordinator Volunteer Services volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au Phone: 9399 0629.


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Celebrating 80 Years of School Banking Roleystone Primary School is amongst twenty-three local schools from Roleystone, Armadale, Kelmscott & surrounding suburbs that will each receive $300 from their local Commonwealth Bank branch in recognition of the schools participating in the Bank’s School Banking program, which marks its 80 year anniversary this year. The $300 is part of Commonwealth Bank’s $1.5 million School Banking Fundraising Kickstart for primary schools, with the $300 contribution being used to kick start the schools’ fundraising efforts for 2011. Until the end of March, all eligible 2010 Gold Plate Finalist Australian primary schools can apply The for one of 80 Fundraising Kickstart’s of $8,000. The funds are open to all active AwArd winning B.Y.O. restAurAnt and newly registered School Banking schools that transact before Thursday, 31 March 2011. Commonwealth Bank has a proud tradition of helping generations of young Australians learn about the importance of saving and smart money management. School Banking gives new schools an easy, fun and interactive way u n me to teach children money management 2009 & 2010 2009 Gold Plate Award Finalists skills they’ll use for the rest of their GoldRestaurant Plate Restaurant Award Finalists ServingServing only the best cuisine in a only the best cuisine in a Categories; Unlicensed Dining & Family Dining Categories; Unlicensed Dining & Family Dining superbsuperb rustic rustic setting 2010 Restaurant & Catering Award Finalists 31 C hurCh A vesetting lives. Through the program, kids can 31 C hurCh A ve The The • Fine Dining • 3 Rooms • Children Meals A rmAdAle AC rmAdAle • Fine Dining • 3 Rooms • Children 31 C hurCh A ve 31 hurCh A ve bank at school, giving them hands-on • Romantic Evening • FamilyMeals Dining • Gift Vouchers • Romantic Evening • Family Dining • Gift Vouchers 9399 6078 A rmAdAle restAurAnt A rmAdAle Open: Dinner Tues-Sat 6.30pm till late 9399 6078 banking experience in a fun Open: Dinner restAurAnt Tues-Sat 6.30pm till late (Sun & Mon by Appointment) Lunches by Arrangement (Sun & Mon by Appointment) Lunches by Arrangement and interactive environment. www.themanse.theguide.com.au www.themanse.theguide.com.au According to Lynne Trethewey, Branch Manager at the Commonwealth Bank Kelmscott, “2011 marks our eightieth anniversary of School Banking, so to honour this significant milestone we have launched the

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School Banking Fundraising Kickstart initiative which will help primary schools launch their 2011 fundraising programs.” To be eligible for the $8,000 Kickstart, primary schools need to: • Participate in the School Banking program • Answer the question: “In 80 words or less, how you would spend $8,000 to make the biggest difference at your school?” and • Submit their response at www. commbank.com.au/schoolbanking by Thursday, 31 March 2011 Ongoing fundraising opportunities: Commonwealth Bank’s School Banking program also provides ongoing fundraising for schools. Each participating school receives a $5 commission for every new Youthsaver account opened and a 5% commission for each deposit made (with a maximum of $10 per individual deposit). For more info visit: www.commbank. com.au/schoolbanking. Above: David

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour. In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative. On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings

and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30pm (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up. So save the date and sign up now, go to http://www.earthhour.org.


Roleystone Theatre Inc. Auditions for the 2011 July Pantomime “Grumble Bum and the Tricky Witch” Written and Directed by Linda Roads

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Is proud to announce it’s 2011 season: WaItIng for godot (Play) Mar 11, 12, 16, 18, 19 Influence (Play) May 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 grumble bum & the trIcky WItch (Pantomime) July 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23 one-act-SeaSon (Plays) Sept 2, 3, 9, 10 lIttle Women (Musical) Nov 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, Dec 2, 3 Bookings 9397 5730

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For Violet and Prince Rupert it is love at first sight... until Violet’s stepmother Maude finds out and banishes her, calling her a witch. Violet flees to the evil forest to find the Tricky Witch and discover if she is really a witch. Along the way she meets many fun characters, in a story with lots of twists and turns. Pantomimes give our theatre a great opportunity to cast a large range of performers, from seasoned veterans to fresh-faced ‘newbies’. For you, it’s an opportunity to get involved in your local community theatre in a fun and light-hearted manner. The writer and director, Linda Roads, can be contacted for an interview if you would like to pursue the story. She was a director at the Acorn Theatre in Gosnells and is making a welcome return to Roleystone Theatre. Thank you for your support! AUDITIONS: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March 2011. SEASON: July School Holidays July 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (2pm), 20, 22, 23 (All shows at 8pm except July 17 at 2pm) Fairy Goodness Gracious Any age CAST LIST: Tree 1 and Tree 2 Any age Violet Crumble Mid 20’s Singing Role King’s Footman Preferably young child Prince Rupert Mid 20’s Singing Role Chorus All ages King Grumble Bum 50’s For further details, or to book an audition, contact the director Maude Crumble 50’s (Dame) Linda Roads Phone: 9398 2835 Tricky Witch 40-50 Email: linda.roads@bigpond.com. Larry the lost boy Pre-teen to early teens (10 to 15), male or female


Raising Girls – A workshop for dads Tuesday 29 March 2011. Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Fee: $25pp Find out how you can build a rewarding father-daughter relationship. As the primary male role model in a girl’s life, fathers play an important role in the development of their selfconcept and self esteem. This affects how they relate to others, particularly to boys and men. This workshop will discuss: • common myths and mistakes around father-daughter relationships • the importance of the father-daughter relationship • what daughters need from their dads • practical ways to improve and maintain a positive and rewarding father-daughter relationship.

Step Family Challenges Saturday 2 April 2011. Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm. Fee: $35pp / $50 per couple Stepfamilies and blended families operate in a different way to intact biological families. The dynamics of a stepfamily are more complex and there is a need for special understanding and management from both biological and stepparents working together for a healthy stepfamily growth to happen. In this workshop you will: • find out what is and what isn’t helpful • learn how to grow a strong and loving couple relationship • learn how to manage discipline and understand the needs of the children • have an opportunity to address particular issues within the group.

Communication Skills for Men Tuesday 5 April 2011. Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Fee: $25pp This seminar acknowledges that men and women often communicate differently. It provides an environment in which these differences are acknowledged and valued and shows how men can improve their communication with others – girlfriends, partners, friends, work colleagues and family members. This seminar identifies: • components of communication • barriers to communication • possible gender differences in communication styles • and time is allocated for individual practice of new skills.

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The City of Armadale has taken the lead to be the authority responsible for the co-ordination of the urban demolition and cleanup after the Roleystone/Kelmscott bushfires, which started on Sunday 6 February 2011. The Council has appointed the City of Armadale’s former engineer, Mr Ken Brown, due to his intimate knowledge of the built environment in the region where the fires took place. Ken will oversee the co-ordination of the urban demolition and cleanup. Armadale Mayor, Linton Reynolds said, “Early on, we looked to what happened in Victoria in the bushfires, and our discussions with the City of Whittlesea, revealed that it was important to have an overall co-ordinator. “We have managed to gain additional funding to cover the cost of demolition for those properties thought to have asbestos or CCA (treated pine) under the WANDRRA scheme, which is

jointly provided by the State and Federal governments. This is a great outcome for those whose properties were badly damaged or destroyed by the fires.” “The City is treating all dwellings constructed prior to January 1989 as potentially containing asbestos building products. We are taking a cautious approach.” “The Council has engaged an independent organisation to monitor the air in the region, to test for dust particles during demolition and to come in after the demolition is completed to check that the sites are all clear. “We will oversee a number of accredited and certified demolition companies to undertake the largescale cleanup. “The benefit is that we can manage and ensure the quality of the demolition work, in order to protect not only the individual fire victim but also the broader community”, he said.

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People whose homes were destroyed or damaged in the February 6 bushfire are encouraged to apply for assistance from the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF). Application forms can be accessed on the City of Armadale website www.armadale.wa.gov.au, by calling the City on 9399 0197 or by visiting the Administration Centre, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale. LMDRF assistance is available to City of Armadale residents who suffered personal hardship due to the loss or damage to their residence, property, furniture or personal effects as a result of the bushfire. The assistance aims to help people repair their homes and restore normal living conditions as quickly as possible, said Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds. “The LMDRF Perth Hills Fire Appeal was established once it became apparent that many families had suffered significant hardship as a result of the bushfire,” Cr Reynolds said. “Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses,

community organisations and the State Government, the funds raised can now start to be distributed. “The City of Armadale, which is coordinating bushfire recovery actions, is managing the application process for LMDRF assistance. “However, the final decision regarding the extent of assistance for each application rests with the board of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund.” Assistance is not available for repairs to damaged cars, boats or caravans, or to business operations affected by the bushfire. Completed application forms can be lodged in-person at the Administration Centre, by email info@armadale.wa.gov.au or by post addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, City of Armadale, Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund, Locked Bag No 2, Armadale WA 6992.


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Recently, Julie Pheasant’s Yr 6 and 7 Art classes expressed their feelings about the devastating bushfires in the best way they know how - in their artwork! Here are some of their masterpieces for you to enjoy.


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time of their lives on the waterslide and in the paddling pool. The farm animals were also a hit! This year another new committee of volunteers have come forward to help things run along more smoothly. One of our biggest tasks (which we’re looking forward to very much) is organising our Family Fun Day, to be held this year in November. As the name suggests, this is another wonderful day out for Playgroup members and their families, which we are hoping will also be a great success! Playgroup teams have spent the last couple of weeks working on creating their own individual banners to represent the members that attend on each day, which has been great fun and (luckily) not too messy either. The kids got involved with paint and footprints and an enjoyable bubbly clean-up afterwards! Ellie Fairweather.

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JUST DAYS AWAY… ARALUEN’S FREMANTLE CHILLI FESTIVAL 2011 presented by Go for 2&5 On the Esplanade, Fremantle – weekend of 19/20 March, 2011

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• Non-Chilli lovers will also be well catered for. Most stallholders also offer mild and non-chilli or products • SmokeFree Event We have been made to feel very welcome in the Port City through the excellent support of the City of Fremantle and the vibrant local business community, many of whom are introducing initiatives to leverage off the ‘Chilli’ theme over the festival weekend. The Araluen Botanic Park Foundation sees this event as an excellent fundraising and promotional opportunity to assist its important cause at Araluen Botanic Park. Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of a special Araluen Botanic Park entry offer that will be provided as they enter the festival. The ‘chilli’ theme will continue into April at Araluen with a wide variety of fruiting chilli plants on display. We are delighted to acknowledge that this event is proudly sponsored by Healthway to promote the Go for 2&5 message. For the health and comfort of others both this event and Araluen Botanic Park are Smoke Free venues. A 16-page lift-out magazine will appear in The West Australian on 17 March and 720 ABC Perth will be running a competition to win an outstanding Experience Perth getaway package, including weekend accommodation, meals, festival entry, attractions and even flights (for winners located in regional areas). The 2011 Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival entry prices continue the tradition of offering great value and remain unchanged from last year at just: Adults $15 / Child (5-15) $8 / Family $40 (includes 2 Adults and up to 6 Children) Like to learn more? Simply phone 9496 1171 or visit – www. araluenbotanicpark.com.au.

Statistics for December 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 13.8 C Maximum: 28.7 C Total Rainfall 18.2mm Statistics for January 2011 Temperature Average Minimum: 16.8 C Maximum: 31.5 C Total Rainfall 36.6mm Statistics for February 2011 Temperature Average Minimum: 17.9 C Maximum: 32.6 C Total Rainfall 0.4mm Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo Disclaimer; This product contains real-time data, loaded automatically with only limited quality control. The Bureau does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the currency, correctness, accuracy, reliability, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the information presented. The user accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of this product, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied. in no event shall the Bureau of meteorology be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action contract, negligence or tort, rising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this product.

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It’s now just days away… the iconic Chilli Festival and the excitement is reaching fever pitch. Now relocated at the Esplanade, Fremantle, the ‘Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival’ presented by ‘Go for 2 & 5’ will be held on the weekend of 19 & 20 March. Opening times are… Saturday, 11am – 6pm and Sunday, 10am – 5pm. “The Chilli Festival event has grown enormously in popularity since inception due to its unique character and culture of sensational taste treats, infectious vibrant entertainment, plants, produce, demonstrations and reputation for great value. These elements contributed to it taking out Gold at the 2007 WA Tourism Awards (Festivals & Events) and being a finalist in 2008, 2009 and 2010”, says Araluen Botanic Park Foundation general manager, Rod Ross. “The move to Fremantle from Araluen Botanic Park in 2010 facilitated an expansion of the popular cultural theme and offers visitors greater accessibility options. The proximity of public transport plus the day-of-entry festival passout availability will allow patrons the opportunity to explore and experience all that this great port city offers, “ he adds. Here’s what’s on offer: • Around 80 stallholders offering a diverse range of chilli plants, foods, beverages (including exotic beers, wines and spirits), tastings, products and information • A comprehensive range of chilli plant varieties on display (including some of the world’s hottest) • ‘Masters of Menu’ interactive cooking demonstrations from a central stage all weekend, involving a number of WA’s leading chefs and ABC Radio personalities • Non-stop entertainment all weekend in the liquor licensed area and roving • Family-friendly ‘Carnival’ atmosphere


Upcoming Events

Club Championships March 19, 20, 26 & 27 Bushfire Appeal Quiz Night Friday 11 March SSTA Windup Dinner - Saturday 2 April Christmas in July - Saturday 2 July - Doubles Event - Social Tennis Upcoming Events Club Championships - March 19, 20, 26 & 27. Once again its time for the club champs, and this is the perfect time for people to try out there skills in a competitive environment. This year we will be playing it over two weekends, however it has not been decided which events will be played when. We ask that people put their names down for the events they wish to compete in well in advance so that we have time to work out fixtures that accommodate everyone’s situations.

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The cut-off point for event enrolment will be Saturday 5 March. Events will be the usual Mens and Ladies Singles and Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Price for competing will be $10 for the first event, with each consecutive event costing $5 per person. There will be Trophies and Medallions for the winners and runner ups, along with a Plate up for grabs. Each of the weekends we will have a supper where people bring a plate of food. For all events, contact your Club Captain Brendan Diss at roleystonetennisclub@iinet. net.au or on mobile: 0422 408 843. Fiona Newland Club Champs Sign-Up sheets are in the Clubrooms. Bushfire Appeal Quiz Night - Friday 11 March SSTA Windup Dinner - Saturday 2 April The end of season dinner for the South Mobile: 0400 428 119 Office Hours: 8am-4pm 5 Days Mon to Fri Suburban Tennis Association will be Fax: 9397 5465 Email: fngrafix@ozemail.com.au held at Langley Hall at the Bullcreek Website: www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au RAAF Association. The event costs 23 WYGONDA ROAD, ROLEYSTONE WA 6111 $30 per person, which includes live

Real Estate News Release - Roleystone 10th Edition

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by Fraser Willi

roleystone - is your property accurately insured?

Many people have contacted us post the recent fires for an update on the value of the improvements on their property for insurance purposes. We have found that there are large number of people who only have their main residence insured – you may find that you are the same.

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The following items must be considered for you to be totally covered by your building insurance policy should a fire happen again. - Main Residence - Site Works

- Any other structural improvements

- Workshop

- Fencing

- Water Tanks

- Pool

- Pumps

- Costs of Clearing Site

- Retaining Walls - 2nd Residence - and many other items…….

One of Roleystone Real Estate’s agents would be pleased to provide an update on the value of your improvements to ensure that your building insurance is accurate. If you would like to comment on this article, please call Fraser Williams on 0439 092 248.

entertainment and a buffet dinner. We will be trying to get a table together and if you are interested please contact Wendy on 9397 6620, email at wendytucker64@yahoo.com.au or put your name down on the sheet at the Tennis Club. Doubles Event - Saturday 12 September We are planning to hold a one night only event in April/May to bridge the gap between our Club Championships and Our Christmas in July event. It will be a doubles only event, and more information will follow as we decide on a date. Christmas in July - Saturday 2 July After the success of the Christmas in July party last year, we will be holding the event again. However, last year took a great deal of effort from our committee. This year we will be examining the prospect of having the event catered. More information to follow. Social Tennis Monday Nights - 7:00pm - 8:30pm Wednesday Mornings - 9:00am onwards (10.00am in the Winter) Friday Mornings - 9:00am - 11:00am (conducted through the RNFC with Creche) Sunday Afternoons - 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

FARM alert forum

My husband and I watched “The World According to Monsanto” DVD and were horrified. I have the book titled the “Truth According to Monsanto”, and the film seems to loosely follow the format of that book. (I confess I’d only read 1 or 2 chapters prior to seeing the DVD ). Monsanto, the great designer of experiments which provide evidence to their choosing is on our doorstep! It’s all about using chemicals to make profits, as well as the lies, and false promises of increased yields and money for farmers. I heard Steve Marsh’s story and my heart went out to him. I was also stunned (considering what we know about this company) that our own Government has now decided to allow farmers to grow GM canola in WA, and to add insult to injury, also sold out a 20% share in “Intergrain” (a crop breeding company which is part owned by government) to Monsanto for a paltry $10.5m! I’m sure most of the stakeholders (taxpayers) in Intergrain would not have been made aware of this. It was reported on the website of Gene Ethics that in February 2010, three European grain traders sent a letter to Premier Colin Barnett advising that they would not buy WA grain if GM canola was grown in WA. More money for farmers, I think not, I think we will lose the total wheat market in WA. Nothing short of madness on the part of the Barnett Government. It’s a sad reflection on our state when compared to other states such as South Australia - with Japan signalling their commitment to GM free produce, after signing contracts with the South Australian growers after the SA Govt extended its ban on GM canola up to 2014. Sometimes one has to wonder whether there is much hope left for us! It truly seems we are on a road to destruction. Forget about rising mortgage interest rates, housing prices, shares and stocks… because it is our actual food supply that is being corrupted. What is happening now will impact on all our future, and something needs to be done. Farm Alert Forum, Monday 21 March, from 7pm to 9pm, and hear Steve Marsh, an organic farmer who was decertified over GM contamination, and in a legal battle. The Grove Community Centre, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove (350 metres from Cottesloe Station). To RSVP, call Maggie on 0412 836 777, or email her on mlilith@iprimus.com.au. I intend to go to the Farm Alert Forum. I hope you can make it too! Jo – a concerned mother, practicing vegan and taxpayer (meaning stakeholder in Intergrain).


ALEXANDRA MAKES LADIES W.A. STATE HEAT TEAM “Baseball-mad” is probably the best word to describe Alexandra Worth, who at the age of 14 has already managed to cram so much into her Baseball career. At the age of 9 Alex started her career playing Tee-Ball with the A.K. Strikers, before making the natural progression to Baseball with the Kelmscott Bulldogs for a season. Wanting to take advantage of a better Junior

Development Program, (as well as play at the top level in her age group) Alexandra moved to the State League Club Melville Braves, where she currently plays in their 15.1’s side, a team mostly made up of boys. Competing with boys has never phased Alexandra, who believes that working that little bit harder to be competitive is a welcome challenge. Alexandra also represents Melville in the clubs women’s team, and plays in the Angels all-girls team. Alex even manages to fit some baseball into her normal school day by attending the Darling Range Sports College’s Diamond Sports Program. Without a doubt, the highlight of this young woman’s career so far would have to be her recent selection in the ladies W.A. State Heat side. The side will

travel to Narrabundah, Canberra in April to defend their title at this year’s Australian Championships. The Valley Reporter would like to wish Alexandra all the best for this tournament and the rest of her career. Photographs courtesy of JB Photos.

AARON SELECTED FOR PERTH HEAT COLTS TEAM 08/09 season, in which he won the team’s MVP Award. This season, Aaron’s eagerness to learn more about the game took him to Swan Districts, where he and Roleystone teammate Liam Turner have been playing in the club’s 17.1’s side. Aaron started the year off well at the elite level training with the State Under 16 Squad, until the squad had to be cut down from 22 to 18 weeks later. Despite being cut from the squad, Aaron really enjoyed his time

training with the top kids of his age group, and was acknowledged for his pitching and encouraged to keep trying. Aaron’s development received a big boost recently when he was selected for the Perth Heat Colts team, which will tour North East America in June/July. Aaron will be joined on the trip by another past Roleystone player Jake Anderson, who was also selected to make this trip of a lifetime. The squad will be away for a month, spending

time in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and many places in between. As well as playing up to 16 games of Baseball, they will attend many Major League Baseball games at all

the big ball parks in that area, and visit places like Niagara Falls, the White House, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Time Square. All the best to Aaron as he embarks on what will be the trip not to be missed.

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Although only 15 years of age, and still learning the game of Baseball, Aaron Newland (a.k.a Azza) has a wealth of natural ability that has served him well in his first three seasons of the game. Aaron started his career playing Tee-Ball with the A.K Strikers at the age of 5 before coming up to Roleystone to eventually play over 200 games of Tee-Ball. Aaron has since then progressed to Baseball and played a big part in Roleystone’s return to the game in the


Former Roleystone performer gets some good company this April Former Roleystone Theatre performer Julia Hern is helping bring a sensational Broadway musical alive this April. Written by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Dannielle Ashton at the Old Mill Theatre, “Company” won six Tony Awards – including Best Musical – when first produced in 1970. The plot revolves around the extremely good-looking Bobby who, after celebrating his 35th birthday, still can’t commit to a steady relationship, despite his desire to share his life with someone. Looking at how he interacts with his three girlfriends and five married couples, Company was one of the Pictured: Former Roleystone Theatre performer Julia Hern is Susan with first musicals to deal with adult problems through its lyrics Tim How as Peter and Scott Burns as Bobby in Company. and melodies. Hern plays Susan, a gracious southern belle. “She and her Ashton chose to direct “Company” because of her love for musicals husband Peter happily announce their divorce and find they love and challenges – and the fact that Sondheim musicals always deliver single life – although they’re still spending most of it with each the right combination of both for her. other,” she said. “Any Sondheim musical is a challenge and this one “It [Company] was one of the first contemporary musicals of its time is no exception. I knew it would be hard work but we’ll have such a and was critically acclaimed for its rare honest representation of how sense of achievement when we nail it.” Hern has been a singer, actor marriage and relationships are stereotyped in society,” she said. “It’s and dancer for more than 30 years and has performed with Melville, a difficult piece of theatre both musically and theatrically but we Limelight, Old Mill and Roleystone Theatres and the MS Society in have a very talented cast and production team, so it will definitely be shows such as The Boys, Into The Woods, Chess, Nunsense and Les one to watch out for this year.” Miserables. “The main task ahead of me in “Company” is getting the Company is brilliantly written, with a superb musical score and a southern American accent right,” she said. piece of theatre that anyone who’s ever been in a relationship can Sondheim, famous for creations such as “West Side Story”, “Sweeney relate to. The show plays at 8pm on April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 Todd”, “Into the Woods” and “Gypsy”, says that “Company” deals and 16 with 3pm matinees on April 3 and 10. with upper middle-class people and their problems. “Broadway Tickets are $25, $20 concession – book on 9367 8719 or theatre has been, for many years, supported by those people,” he said. oldmilltheatre@iinet.net.au. “They really want to escape and here we’re saying we’ll bring it right The heritage-listed Old Mill Theatre is on Mends Street, South Perth, back in their faces.” opposite the Windsor Hotel.

Helping Children Cope with Natural Disasters

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When a natural disaster, (such as the recent Kelmscott/Roleystone fires) strikes, people may be directly or indirectly affected. Experiencing a crisis affects one and all, including children, even if they do not fully understand what has happened or is happening. A better understanding of trauma and strategies for dealing with the effects of trauma can help adults understand how

they impact on children, and how to help them cope with crisis. An event is considered a trauma when it involves an experience which creates an abnormally intense and prolonged stress response. Natural disasters are considered an ‘acute’ or ‘single incident trauma’. The impact

they can have on children’s feelings, thoughts, behaviour and bodies can vary according to their age and stage of development, as shown in the table below. These reactions may be present at the time of the trauma or emerge some time later after following the event. Often, children may wait to see that their adults are okay before expressing their own feelings and thoughts.

Age birth to 5

Age 6 to 11

Sleeping/eating disruptions Withdrawal/lack of responsiveness Intense separation anxiety Developmental regression (loss of skills) Increased aggression/impulsive behaviour Anxiety/worries about safety (personal, home, pets, friends)

Nightmares & aggression Difficulty with peers & concentration Withdrawal Emotional numbing School avoidance/truancy Anxiety/worries about safety (personal, home, pets, friends) Inability to cope with change or personal problems

Symptoms can often resolve in a stable, supportive and caregiving environment, meaning that long-term effects are relatively few. Strategies for creating such an environment include: • Answer questions in an age appropriate, factual way which assists the child to make sense of what has happened and the changes in their lives • Listen to a child’s feelings and thoughts without judging • Establish routines and family rituals to provide a sense of stability. • Have fun and relax together • Talk to children about positive things that are happening (in family and community) to foster optimism and hope • Share information about your safety plans

• Encourage children to be proactive in addressing their own fears/ worries • Let children know you are okay and are taking care of yourself • Seeking professional help can also be useful in addressing the short term effects of trauma and preventing the development of long term problems. References: NCTSN (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network). (2010).

Domestic violence: ages and developmental stages: Symptoms of exposure. Available on-line at http://www.nctsnet.org/nccts/nav.do?pid=typ_dv3 Harris, W., Putnam, F., & Fairbank, J. (2004). Mobilising trauma resources for children. Available at http://www.zerotothree.org/maltreatment/trauma/ traumaresources.pdf.


ACCOUNTANTS Araluen Accountancy 57 Ridgehill Rise Phone/Fax: 9397 9253 Jacqueline T. Hunt Phone: 9496 1886 jackie@mytaxaccountant.net.au Stokes & Associates 10 Wygonda Road Phone: 9496 1247 AIR CONDITIONING AKA Airconditioning Daniel Faranda 0400 211 453 Australian HVAC Services Please call LEONIE on 9497 1244 Season Makers Call Nigel Bray now on 0400 074 844 AIRPORT TRANSFERS Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638 davidmackey@iinet.net.au

ANTENNAS Roleystone Antennas Ph: 0411 536 883 Antenna Home Theatre Install/Repairs ARTIST Susan Angwin Classes to be held at the Old Church Hall Cnr Croyden Rd & Brookton Hwy. Phone: 0400 037 818 ART WORKSHOPS Jackie Hoeksema Phone: 9496 1537 jackie@topazedesigns.com AUTO-MECHANICAL A Grade Mechanical 11 Wygonda Road Phone: 9397 5244 WJ & KS Automotives 447 Chevin Road Phone: 9397 5666 BANK Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Open M-F 9-5pm Sat 9-12pm 9397 7466 BEAUTY THERAPISTS Holly’s Skin & Beauty Shop 1, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm. Ph: 9390 0583 Pure Indulgence Unit 6 1 Soldiers Rd Brackenridge Village 9496 2922 blinds / trimming All Out Blinds www.alloutblinds.com Paul Liva 0408 721 937

BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK Roleystone Bobcat 0418 625 925 Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860 Stonybrook Contractors Phone: Sam 0407 381 440 Over 20 Years Experience Terry Close Enterprises 0428 853 591 25 Years Local Experience T.L.H. Contracting Services Call Terry 0433 895 551 BRAKE REPAIRS AAA Mobile Brake Repairs Unit 1, 15 Gillam Drv Kelm P: 9390 0277 F: 9390 0388 Mob: 041 993 4142 BRICKLAYING S & LJ Rigby Contractors Stan Mob: 0418 920 148 A/Hrs: 9397 5768 BUILDER David J Willis Building Phone: 9496 1262 Mobile: 0408 959 340 White Rose Building Co David Fowler P: 9498 3843 Mob: 0402 785 894 BUS CHARTER Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638 davidmackey@iinet.net.au

BUTCHERS Roleystone Family Meats Phone: 9397 5580 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone CABINETMAKER Cabinetmaker-Frank 9496 0037 (after 5pm) CAR DETAILING Once Over Mobile Car Detailing – Call Jason 0411 654 119 CHILDCARE Magic Moon Childcare Phone: Linda 9399 1838 101 Forrest Rd Armadale CHIROPRACTOR Roleystone Chiropractic Josh Morton 0451 675 100 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone COMPUTER REPAIRS Bigsi Computer Solutions call Simon 9397 9046 Mobile: 0433 838 394

CONCRETE Decorative Concrete Resurfacing System Transforming Crete Designs Call Pete now 0438 979 582 K & K Concrete Kevin Campbell Mobile: 0433 728 478 CONFERENCE VENUE Waterford Executive Conferencing Phone: 9399 7272 deli & general store Roleystone Deli & General Store Ph/Fax: 9397 5845 Shop 2, 508 Brookton Hwy (Opp. Peet Rd) Roleystone DIEBACK Dieback Treatment Services Ph: 1300 785 311 info@diebacktreatments.com DOG GROOMING WA Dog Grooming & Clipping Academy Phone: 9390 1009 DOGWASH It’s A Dogs Life Call Monique on 0413 261 352 DREAM CONSULTANT Jenifer’s Pillow Talk Mobile: 0417 945 988 pillowtalk.zzz@bigpond.com DRIVEWAYS Creative Driveways & Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 EARTHMOVING Dingo Guru Ph: Colin 9397 5769 Mobile: 0429 383 275 F & M.J. Armenti Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 EATERIES Genesis in the Hills Phone: 9397 7799 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone Kim Valley Restaurant 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm Phone: 9495 1188 Roleystone Deli & General Store Ph/Fax: 9397 5845 Shop 2, 508 Brookton Hwy (Opp. Peet Rd) Roleystone Roley’s on the Ridge Cnr Soldiers Rd & Brookton Hwy Phone: 9496 0666 The Manse Restaurant 31 Church Ave Armadale Phone: 9399 6078

ORGANIC PRODUCTS ELECTRICIAN Catabree & Magnolia Darling Range Electrical 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Call Glen Weaver Phone: 9399 2992 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 Earthbound Organics High Point Electrical Open 7 Days 9.30amCall Marius 0419 004 475 5.30pm Ph: 9397 7899 Fax: 9497 8596 PAINTER Roleystone Property Maintenance Brush Worx Terry Griffiths Call Alex 0401 979 866 0430 115 178 FENCING Brush_Worx@bigpond.com Armadale Fencing PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Ph: Marcel 0408 957 987 Jacmo Partitions & or Ph/Fax 496 3142 Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Fence Heroes Ph/Fax: 9496 1015 (Rod) Pat Childs 9397 5160 PERSONAL FITNESS Mobile: 0407 470 673 TRAINER Rural Fencing Call John Stephen Flanagan 0418 953 591 or www.wakeupgetfit.com Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 steve@wakeupgetfit.com FIREWOOD supplies Mob: 0421 926 804 Roleystone Firewood pest control Free Local Delivery SWAT*A*PEST Call Simon on 9397 6313 Daniel Bremer 9313 8484 GARDEN SUPPLIES 0411 808 383 Karragullen Gravel & PIANO TUITION Garden Supplies Simply Music Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 Emma 0424 630 813 HAIRDRESSING www.simplymusic.com Billy Shears The Hair Club plastering Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Garry’s Plastering Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Obligation Free Quote 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 0438 399 464 Catabree & Magnolia Roger Brickwood 0419 955 749 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Plasterboard Specialist Phone: 9399 2992 brickwoodceilings@bigpond.com Enve Me Hairdressing PLUMBING at the Roleystone SC ABM Plumbing Phone: 9496 3950 Call Andy 0419 986 923 Karizma Hair Studio Office: 9293 7524 2, 198 Brookton Highway Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone: 9390 7506 Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 jeweller Mobile: 0409 297 939 Paul Amey PRINTING Phone: 9525 4220 FN Grafix, Call Fiona www.eroticjewellery.com on 0400 428 119, 23 jewellery designer Wygonda Rd, Roleystone Olil Jewellery Design REAL ESTATE 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone Maggie Burke Real Estate 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 P: 9496 1111, F: 9496 1120, LAWNMOWING M: 0419 939 110 Bee Jay’s Garden Services Roleystone Real Estate 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 Cnr Brookton Hwy & massage therapist Soldiers Rd Roleystone Ph: John 0419 912 469 Mensana Professional Ph: Fraser 0439 092 248 Massage Service Steven Phone (Office): 9397 6300 Rouse 0438 955 419 ORCHARD Raeburn Orchard Phone: 9397 5325 4 Raeburn Rd Roleystone

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REIKI / REFLEXOLOGY Intuitive Energy Healing Physical-Mental-Emotional once letterbox deliveries have been completed extra copies of Call Julz 0407 756 752 The Valley Reporter will be available at these very convenient locations • The Grape Gallery • Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital Kiosk ROOF restorations • Gull - Karragullen • Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Total Roof Care • Armadale Visitor Centre • Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre • Roleystone Auto Centre • Armadale, Kelmscott & Seville Grove Libraries Ring Steve 0419 854 587 • Roleystone Real Estate • Roleystone - Karragullen Seniors Club totalroofcare@westnet.com.au • Cellarbrations - Karragullen • Pickering Brook Primary School • Tomeo’s Service Station • Pickering Brook General Store SEPTICS • Earthbound Organics • Pickering Brook Sports Club • Roleystone Fish & Chips • Raeburn and Roleystone Orchard’s Care West Liquid Waste • Roleystone District High School • BWS - Roleystone Domestic or Commercial • Roleystone Primary School • The Rock Inne Tavern • WJ & KS Automotives • Araluen Nursery & Garden Tearooms 9525 1704, 0408 093 073 • WA Classic Sounds • Kim Valley Restaurant SHOPPING CENTRE • Araluen Botanic Park • United Petrol Station • Roleystone Theatre • The Roasted Bean Café Roleystone Supa IGA • Araluen Golf Resort • Roleystone Newsagency • Roley’s On The Ridge • Roleystone Recreation Centre 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone SC • Feedman Stockfeeds • Roleystone Deli & General Store Ph: 9397 5549, 9397 5585 • Genesis in the Hills Restaurant • Bedfordale Child Care Centre • Valley Grower Supermart • Roleystone Fire Station SIGNWRITING • Roleystone Country Club • Hills Appliances - Armadale • City of Armadale • Lesmurdie Senior HS (Community Library) Fineline Signs • The Manse Restaurant • John Wollaston Anglican Community School Ph: Adam 0401 781 341 These various locations are NOT distributors but have kindly made the Phone/Fax: 9397 7877 latest issue of The Valley Reporter readily available for you to enjoy! STOCKFEEDS The FEEDMAN Stockfeeds 70 Mills Rd West Martin P: 9398 2242 F: 9398 3051 TAVERN A fresh new approach with what’s happening in Roleystone... The Rock Inne Tavern ©Kiwi Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd ACN: 121 488 515 as Trustee for the Newland Family Trust trading as The VALLEY Reporter ABN: 25 121 579 862 Phone: 9397 5964 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION 1360 Brookton Hwy Karragullen for as little as5424 $35.00 per $40.00 Fionayear Newland Telephone: 9397 TRAVEL AGENTS Editor and Publisher Please send TheROAD VALLEY Reporter subscription to: (please print) 23 WYGONDA ROLEYSTONE mrs/ms/miss/mr name/initial Travelways Ph: 9490 2100 Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Email: fngrafix@ozemail.com.au Facsimile: 9397 5465 Website: www.thevalleyreporter.com.au Fax: 9490 3622 surname 1, 2223 Albany Hwy Gosnells address Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 suburb state postcode alley Reporter b-cards.indd 1 29/8/08 12:20:34 PM Fax: 9497 2949 tel fax mob 2/182 Jull St Armadale email TREE SERVICES Post form to: 23 Wygonda Road, Roleystone WA 6111 Fax: (08) 9397 5465 Email: fngrafix@ozemail.com.au JMC Tree Services Website: www.thevalleyreporter.com.au Phone: 9497 1596 Payments can be made by by Cash, Cash, Cheque, Cheque, Credit Credit Card, Card or Deposit EFTDirect or Paypal Mobile: 0409 118 912 Bank Details: Bendigo Bank, BSB (Branch): 633000, RESIDENTS OF ROLEYSTONE & SURROUNDING AREAS

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YOGa Yoga to Roleystone Inner Calm Yoga for Everyone, call Shannon Beech 0421 255 074 have you got a special occasion... School Ball, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Birthday or a Wedding, then advertise it here in The Valley Reporter

CLASSIFIEDS FREE 10+ Cardboard boxes, A4 size, strong, sturdy, clean, ideal for packing or when moving call Fiona 0400 428 119

XBOX old style (black box), extra memory chip, various demo games, 2x cord controllers $40 the lot call Fiona 0400 428 119

Carers position available in the crèche for Kofukan Karate - Roleystone Dojo Tues 6-7.30pm. If you’re interested and can help, please call Stacy Brooke on 9397 5688 or email: stacy12@iinet.net.au for further details

WANTED handyman, suit retiree for household repairs, range of small jobs, call Fiona 0400 428 119

WANTED Cleaner fortnightly 3x1 home, pol clearance & ref’s required, must be reliable & efficient approximately 2 hours work WANTED casual wk 0400 428 119 avail approx 2.5hrs 1p/ wk (Thurs). Suit male as some heavy lifting maybe required. Person needs to be keen, enthusiastic, reliable, strong & trustworthy. Call Anita Having a Garage Sale? Then let everybody know with 0433 521 342 an advert in The Valley Reporter Classifieds

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other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre 13 11 26, Fire & Emergency Services 1300 657 209, SES 132 500, Western Power 131 351, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 132 203, Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services (Robbie van Uden) 9397 5406, CoA Ranger Services 9399 0111 or 1300 886 885, Smoky Vehicle Reporting 1800 076 659, Synergy (faulty street lights) 1800 622 008, Water Corporation 131 375, FESA Information Line 1300 657 209, Mensline 1300 789 978, Family Helpline & Domestic Violence 1800 643 000, Samaritans 9381 5555, Life Line 13 11 14, Relationships Australia 1300 364 277, Quitline 13 78 48, Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099, Suicide Helpline 1300 362 787, Cancer Helpline 13 11 20, Drug Info 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599., For passenger assistance on Transperth train services call 1800 800 022 (Freecall)


What’s On

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Your not-for-profit event or activity can be listed here FREE and is open to local community and sporting groups courtesy of The Valley Reporter

Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au

KARATE-DO KOFUKAN KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL

ROLEYSTONE DOJO Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Confidence, Respect & Discipline Improve your personal well being & Improve your social awareness Enquiries 9397 Enquiries Ph. 9397 Ph. 5688 or5688 0419 946 661 KIDS ADULT www.karateroleystone.com.au or 0419 946 661 CLASSES Qualified Karate Instructor & NCAS Accredited CLASSES Free créche available Training Days Training Times Roleystone Hall Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays & Thursdays Rds, Roleystone Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE

ROLEYSTONE COUNTRY MARKETS HELD ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH 9am till 12noon Roleystone Primary School

• Plants • Toys • Gift Ideas • Sausage Sizzle • Music • Clothes • Cakes • Jams, Pickles & Chutneys • Bric-a-Brac • Books • And many more....

Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Corner of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts & crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery. Karragullen Expo October 2011 Ph: 9293 7152, Hills Orchard Improvement Group. Email: fennell@iinet.net.au Kelmscott Annual Show October 2011 Ph: 9495 4001, info@kelmscottshow.com.au www.kelmscottshow.com.au Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2011 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Holds weekly day & evening sessions 10wk beginners course, 1st sess free. Starts 7 Sept 7pm, Alan Harper 9293 4805

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Roleystone Toy Library

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we are open Tues 1.45-2.30pm & Sat 9.30-10.30am during the school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email roleystonetoylibrary@yahoo.com.au

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EVIE MOLSON

Community Coordinator E: Evie.molson@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0418 956 519 Phone: 08 9496 0035

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JANE HAWKINS

Co-Community Coordinator E: prjmhawkins@bigpond.com

Mobile: 0407 445 473 Phone: 08 9397 6534

Meetings are held every month (can be every 2nd) on Monday nights with a 7pm start time. Attendees are not limited to committee members as a public interest is warranted. Anyone wishing to attend can call Evie Molson on 0418 956 519.

Roleystone Community Alive Group

www.onelifewa.com.au Supporting a Community that supports each other This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX – www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au.

If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to fngrafix@ozemail.com.au.

ROLEYSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH A Church of Christ

SUNDAY SERVICE 9.30am Youth Group, Sunday School, Craft Group, Bible Study, Prayer Group, Missionary Support

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade Jarrah Rd every Monday 5-8.30pm or phone

Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail: rksc@iinet.net.au

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Bingo • Book Club • Lunches • Whist • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

TenniS played aT The club • SocialSocial Tennis Monday nightsiS7-8.30pm • Wednesday mornings 9am adulTS; morningS from(run 9am onwards (10am inWedneSday Winter time) • Friday mornings 9-11am through Family Centreand with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2-4pm Junior TenniS

COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT

Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au Wendy Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 93976620, 6620,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053 Helen & Brendan Virginia Diss Bird (Club Capt.) Capt.) 9397 93906280 7668 HelenMantle Mantle (Treas.) (Treas.) 9390 2335 &

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