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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) 0407 768 020, Email: president@roleystonessfc.org.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. Craig Edmonds (Pres) 0409 114 683, Sandy (Reg) 0419 875 277 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 Vanessa Mason (Pres), Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Diane 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 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 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 Despite the fact we were temporarily minus one, our family recently enjoyed some rest and relaxation doing one of our favourite family past times; freshwater fishing. No more than 2 hours down south, you will find Waroona Dam, Logue Brook Dam and Harvey Dam, where we have been fishing for well over twenty-five years. Sadly, when we saw them this time, we were devastated to see how low the water levels in the dam had gone. Our old photographs show that once you could only just drive your cars around the tree line of the dams because the water was so high. Now, you could walk down 500m from the tree line before reaching the water. My question to the Roleystone community is what are we doing to conserve water? Mother Nature isn’t going to give us constant rainfall for a year, so it’s up to us to make sure we have a water supply for the next generations. Not tomorrow, not next week, we need to ACT NOW! Turn to page

36 for some recently taken photographs of the dams and some information on the storage levels for the metropolitan and south west dams and reservoirs. In this month’s issue of The Valley Reporter we have been able to feature a story about a local Sports Star, a young athlete who excels at his sport, and has the achievements to prove it. Read the full story on page 8. Speaking of sporting talent, check out the event organised by the Roleystone Senior Football Club for Sunday 22nd May, down at Cross Park. Grab a partner and compete against other pairs in twenty-eight different events for the ultimate test of sporting ability. If this sounds like fun for you, then go to page 32 and register your team. Featuring in this month’s issue is a business that has served the local community for thirtyseven years. Don’s Carpets, a family owned and operated business offers a wide range of

“floor furnishings” that will make all the difference in your home. Show your support for them by calling in to see these local experts for all your floor covering needs. How’s your musical knowledge? Lumen Christi College will be hosting a music quiz night and dance on Saturday 11th June, with tables of 8 and some great prizes up for grabs. All funds raised from this event will go towards supporting the music students of Lumen Christi College for their music tour to New Zealand, so grab your tickets early! Lastly, this month’s Valley Reporter saw the sad passing of Steven Rainoldi from the Roleystone Orchard. We will all miss his smiling face and his great story telling. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Rainoldi family.

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oleystone Tee-Ball R and Baseball Club Inc. On Wednesday 14th April, the Roleystone Tee-Ball and Baseball Club’s recently elected committee for the 2011-2012 season met for the first time. New President Craig Edmonds thanked the outgoing committee members for their dedication and commitment for the past seasons, before making a special mention and thank you to the committee members who had chosen to stay on for the next season. The newest members of the committee were also warmly welcomed. The new executive committee is: President: Craig Edmonds Secretary: Louise Sandiford Treasurer: Tracy Howell Registrar: Sandy Johnson Currently there are some vacant positions that still need filling. These are: Vice President, TeeBall Delegate, Baseball Delegate, Publicity Officer, Sponsorship Officer and Umpire Coordinator. All local sporting clubs rely heavily on volunteer and family support. It should not be left to the current committee to take on the vacant roles. If you are interested in assisting

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What we can do as individuals, ‘The Prepared Community’ • Being aware of local hazards and recommended protective measures; • Taking appropriate individual precautions against those hazards; • Being actively involved in community based voluntary organisations; and • Making sure that the Local Government has effective arrangements in place. This book is focussed toward the first three principles described above; however, if it generates an interest in questioning Local Government procedures the community becomes even more resilient and better prepared through participation. It is essential that each of us take responsibility to reduce the impact of fire damage. Taking the time to prepare by reading and planning is vital. A thank you goes out to local Roleystone resident Craig Edmonds for bringing this book to our attention. The Valley Reporter will regularly publish excerpts from Bushfire Prevention and Survival by Rob Forster to help get some of the information out to the rest of the community.

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partner, Shodan candidate Jesse Purser, in the Boys Open kumite, in a ‘sudden death’ finale in extra time (we look forward to your Black Belt grading too, Jesse!) A Presentation Ceremony was held the following week at the Roleystone Hall, attended by Councillor Pat Hart, Fiona Newland from The Valley Reporter, representatives from our sponsors, and members, family and friends. A cheque for $500 was presented to Roy Hamilton, Chairman of the RoleystoneG i f t Vo u c h e r s A v a i l a b l e Karragullen Bendigo Bank, for the Community Bushfire Appeal. The remaining proceeds of $3,612.85 were presented to our fire-affected family, Teena Elliot, Scott Delmage and their son, little ‘karate kid’ Aidan Elliott. The looks on their faces made us all feel that we had achieved something really special after such a terrible disaster, which was even better than the numerous trophies won on the day by competitors. We would like to wholeheartedly acknowledge and thank all of our volunteers up to and on the day, and of course our wonderful GLocal r a v e Gravel, l , R o aRoad d Bbase, a s e , Recycled L i m e s tBitumen one & event sponsors, without Recycled Bitumen. Colour, Exposed and Exposed Concrete, Red Bitumen and & which the event would not have been such a success: Stencil Concrete. Retaining Walls, Rural Concrete Curbing, Automatic Gates, Australian Universal Post and Rail Rural Fencing. Fencing. Bobcat and Truck Hire. Building Supplies, Roleystone Real Estate, C o m p l e te La n d s c a p i n g & G a rd e n Ma ke ove r ’ s Fidock & Co Real Estate Locally Owned and Operated Roleystone, Roleystone Family Meats, Brumby’s Owner/Operator Gosnells, Roleystone Supa IGA and Mane Attraction. Karen Fouweather. Email: info@creativedriveways.com.au Photographs courtesy of www.creativedriveways.com.au Bella Vie Photography Office Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm 6 days Mon to Sat (Michelle Hollings).


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Local community groups receive project grants from City Ten local groups with a special project have recently received a Community Grant from the City of Armadale. Grants of up to $1,000 have been awarded for projects and initiatives as diverse as a sports festival, birth and midwifery open day, life skills seminar for teens and lure racing equipment for the Tenterfield Terrier Club of WA. Local clubs, community groups and not-for-profit organisations applied for funding during the second round of 2010-11 City of Armadale Community Grants. Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds said it was pleasing to see a wide range of new projects being supported with grants. “These initiatives directly benefit community members and they are aimed at everyone from women to children, sports club members and teens,” Cr Reynolds said. “Nine of the 10 successful groups are receiving a City of Armadale Community Grant for the first time and we are keen to distribute the available funds as widely as possible.”

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“It’ll rip your bloody tonsils out!” If you’re still determined to try it, make sure you have a fire hose running at full flow near by, because that’s the only appropriate drink to enjoy with the Jungle Curry. For one reason or another, whenever thinking of a Jungle Curry, I often find myself humming Johnny Cash’s hit song “The Ring of Fire”. I wonder what the association could be? I don’t know about you, but I have one main problem when eating a curry. I’m convinced that there is some magical symbiosis between the curry and my clothes. Why is it that I always seem to be wearing a crisp, white business shirt whenever I’m digging into a tasty curry? Patience is not one of my stronger virtues, particularly when scoffing down a delicious curry, so good table manners are often neglected. Alas, after I have finally swallowed the last morsel of the curry, I notice that my shirt (originally a pure virginal white) now more or less resembles a polka-dotted tablecloth. “Damn” I yell. “I’ve worn my bloody curry again!!!” My clothing misfortunes, however, are not confined just to curries, but also apply to many of the noodle-based dishes from Asia, such as the ubiquitous Vietnamese dish of Pho which is really pronounced as fur. For those of you who have not experienced the culinary delights of eating Pho, I would strongly suggest you have a try next time you’re in the vicinity of a Vietnamese café or restaurant. I’m certain you won’t regret it. The basic two ingredients of pho is a delicious delicate broth and rice noodles. To all the carnivores out there, don’t worry, protein is provided by the addition of beef or chicken to the dish. A side dish which accompanies the pho will contain fresh Vietnamese mint, bean sprouts, basil, lime and cut chilli. The eater may add whatever of these ingredients to the pho. Sometimes I find making decisions in regards to food very difficult, so I just throw it all in! All in all, pho is a delicious, healthy and cheap meal to enjoy in Vietnam. When ordering, ask for either beef (pho bo) or chicken (pho ga). Your accent may make the locals giggle in amusement, but they appreciate the fact that you are having a go at communicating in their native language. Enough of this waffle - my pho has just been served. I’ve added my fresh herbs and condiments so, armed with my chopsticks, I eagerly attack my meal, taking sufficient care that I don’t slop the noodles over my clothes. I don’t want to be seen wearing pho again, dahlink!!! Pho Bo

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summary Race Report from 9th April Saturday the 9th of April saw Full Boar Racing’s last meet for the Top Comp season. It was a jam packed day full of highs and lows with Jeffrey Clarke finishing in second position and John McSweeney claiming the B final. Jeffrey Clarke and the Dragster qualified with a best time of 5.859, however was unable to progress through to the finals. During his final qualifier, a bolt came loose inside the head, seizing the lifters onto the camshaft ending Jeffrey’s chance of achieving first place in the Top Comp eliminator. John McSweeney and the Funny Car progressed into the elimination rounds with the result being some minor electrical problems. The battery powering the Racepak display was dying during John’s initial burnout, no information gathered over both qualifiers. John was sent into the elimination rounds with no actual data on his previous runs - it was time for his experience to take control! John gave the crowd another great run finishing in first position for the B final, and setting a new PB of 5.823. John continues to prove himself by smashing the current AA/FC record. However the record can only be officially broken once the Full Boar Racing team travel to the upcoming Nitro Championships in Sydney or the Winter Nationals in Queensland. Overall a great success for Jeffrey Clarke’s Full Boar Racing team for the Perth Motorplex 2011 season, we will keep you posted on our Eastern States Championship Challenge. John McSweeney Manager/Driver Class: AA/FC QUALIFYING ELIMINATION elimination PASS 1 ROUND 1 round 2 Elapsed Time: 7.633 sec 6.089 sec 5.823 sec Terminal Speed: 127.65 mph 240.00 mph 244.56 mph Reaction Time: 1.156 sec 0.075 sec 0.125 sec Competitor: NONE KEYS GREGORINI Class: - AA/AP AA/AP Result: - WIN WIN Jeffrey Clarke owner/driver Class: BB/D QUALIFYING QUALIFYING PASS 1 PASS 2 Elapsed Time: 6.065 sec 5.859 sec Terminal Speed: 187.50 mph 240.64 mph Reaction Time: 0.140 sec 0.031 sec • Mandurah • Rockingham Competitor: PRIOLO PILKINGTON • Kelmscott • Joondalup Class: T/D AA/FC Result: WIN WIN

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Funny Car driver John McSweeney’s clutch explodes instantly after launch at the meet on 19th March. Full Boar Racing owner Jeffrey Clarke will make sure it’s all fixed in prep for the Eastern States Champs.


National Leaders’ Convention 2011 Sophie Boughton, Ben Barry and Alura On Monday 21st March, RDHS students Zac Dunsire, plus sixteen leaders from RPS Cirillo, Sarah Conlin, Christopher Heavey, attended the National Leaders’ Convention at the Perth Convention Centre with Mrs Bullock, Mrs Boughton, Mr Springett, Mrs Lewis, and Mrs Conlin. This event, organised by the Halogen Foundation, is an opportunity for young leaders from PARTITIONS and CEILINGS primary schools across WA to gain GYPROCK SPECIALISTS valuable insights on what it means • Renovations & New Homes • Fancy Cornice & Ceiling Roses to be a good leader. They have the • Partitioning & All Commercial Ceilings opportunity to listen to both well known and unknown leaders in our MOBILE: 0418 943 320 community, who are chosen to speak Rod: Ph/Fax: 9496 1015 Barry: 9397 5598 to students about the life paths they

their positive experiences at the National Leaders’ Convention. Drew Gunning from Room 2 gave an interesting report on the Roleystone Bushranger cadets and encouraged everyone to join. Mr Huisman displayed some of the items of the bushrangers, such as their clothing. It sounds like they had a lot of fun learning about the natural environment, although I doubt they’d be so enthusiastic about tasting a witchetygrub though! Luke Allanson from Room5 gave a run down on the up and coming Rottnest Camp. Year 7 students are headed

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there in Week 11 for 4 days, and are all very excited about the trip. Mr Mills has a wonderful itinerary planned for them, which I’m sure they will enjoy immensely. Miss Curtis’ class (Room 6) have been learning about American history, as well as studying the culture of the Red Indian tribes. They have also been reading and viewing “The Indian in the Cupboard”, a fantastic story about a tiny Indian figurine who comes to life in the old cupboard of a young boy called Omry. The students have also researched, designed and made dolls wearing replicas of clothing worn in the early years in America. The detail of the dolls is truly amazing. Well done to everyone in A Block. You have all been working extremely hard this term and produced some wonderful work. Mary Harvey, Roleystone Community College (RDHS) Deputy Principal.

aussie of the month award winners Alura Dunsire is a co-operative class member who constantly gives her best efforts academically as well as being highly regarded and respected by her peers. Congratulations Alura! Mark Charlesworth is an organised and reliable class member who strives hard for good results and is helpful and considerate to all. Congratulations Mark!


There have been numerous queries from residents about the Peet Road - Brookton Highway intersection. A turning lane from Brookton Highway onto Peet Road would invalidate the earth works completed on Brookton Highway that reduced the verge bank to improve sight lines down the highway. It must be remembered that the aim of the intersection modification was to improve the view for motorists coming down Peet Road, not to improve the flow of the traffic along Brookton Highway. Therefore a turning lane, full with vehicles, would reduce the sight lines and be far less safe for motorists than the intersection had been previously. Although this is obviously going to be an unpopular decision for those living further along the highway, it was the decision of Main Roads in response to their investigation of the intersection. There are many roads located in seemingly strange places, the more so in places with longer histories. They obviously cannot be moved and in some cases cannot be improved much either. Although Brookton Highway’s easement is for a four lane carriageway, it should be obvious to most people that this would require significant, probably unpopular earth works, meaning that it may be better just to accept what we have in the form we have it in. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, after all.

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constraints” for verge maintenance. When it comes to your verge, not being aware of what is or isn’t allowed (for example, planting and cleaning etc) is a very common problem. A publication that clarifies the rules on this and other issues, such as weed treatments and plant species lists, will make maintaining your verge so much easier. The verge is often considered a “grey area” because of the complexities of ownership, management and use. It is owned by the Crown, vested in the local government for management and accessed for use by the service providers (power, water, phone, and where applicable gas and sewerage). Although the verge is vested in the local government for management, it is considered a low priority that is easy to overlook. There are hundreds of kilometres of ‘verge-land’ vested in local governments, but very little funds available for their maintenance, and limited control over the service providers. In other words, local governments are not financially capable of maintaining all the verges and would struggle to justify maintenance where damage could occur from service providers. However, it is not all doom and gloom! Most verges see very infrequent activity from service providers and so investments would not necessarily be wasted. Since the main beneficiaries of verge care are the adjacent property owners (you), the local government is aiming to encourage these owners (you again) to care for some of the verges where required. It is hoped that these guidelines will help make it easier for more residents to care for their verges at the same time as they care for their yards. Communal verges, which n have no single property frontage, can also be looked after by willing n volunteers (“Friends of Verge-land”) so long as n activities are appropriately coordinated for the location. Caroline Wielinga.


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The committee of the Roleystone Country Club Bowls Division has been greatly heartened by the Unit 1, 9 Wygonda Road, Roleystone WA 6111 number of new faces Ph. 08 9397 7122 Fax. 08 9397 7132 caring for the total man... seen at social bowls on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, as well as ART CLASSES Established W.A. Artist Friday nights. Several HAVE Established W.A. Artist people have indicated Susan Angwin RESUMED Established W.A. Established W.A. Artist Artist their intention to join WITH TWO Susan Angwin Invites you to join her VACANCIES Susan Angwin the club for the coming Susan Invites youAngwin to join her AVAILABLE..... year. To complement this, Invites ENQUIRIES Invites you you to to join join her her there have been some WELCOME wonderful achievements 0400 037 818 Instruction in painting Oil, Acrylic, for our club over the last Alan Mazzucchelli (above) and George Martin (below) Instruction in painting Oil, Acrylic, month. were two of the winning skippers who, along with Watercolour, Pastel, Mixed Media, Instruction in painting Oil, Acrylic, In Tuesday pennants, our Charlie Brookshaw, saw the club gain promotion. Watercolour, Pastel, Mixed Media, Instruction in painting Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal & Drawing Skills Watercolour, Mixed Media, fourth division women’s CharcoalPastel, & Drawing Watercolour, Pastel, MixedSkills Media, team triumphed in the last round of For both beginners & advanced Charcoal & Drawing Skills Charcoal & Drawing Skills the year by gaining maximum points For both & advanced 5x 3beginners hour Classes $115 For both beginners & advanced against Valley, who were on top of $115 5x 3beginners hour Classes $125 For both & advanced the ladder. The win took our team Wednesday, Thursday, 10am-1pm 5x 3 hour Classes $115 5x 3 hour Classes10am-1pm $115 to outright second, gaining them a Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10.30am-1.30pm promotion into the third division for Wednesday, Thursday, 10am-1pm Saturday,Thursday, 10.30am-1.30pm Wednesday, 10am-1pm next year. 2Saturday, Mount Street Roleystone Saturday, 10.30am-1.30pm 10.30am-1.30pm In Thursday pennants, our top men’s 2 Mount Street Roleystone Old Church Hall Cnr Croyden Rd & Brookton Hwy E: susan.angwin@bigpond.com team also finished second after a 2 Mount Street Roleystone E: susan.angwin@bigpond.com 2 Street T: Mount 0400 037 818 Roleystone thrilling finals series, in which they E: susan.angwin@bigpond.com T: 0400 037 818 E: susan.angwin@bigpond.com overcame Belmont in the semi-finals T: and then Manning in the promotion T: 0400 0400 037 037 818 818 play-off final. As such, they have advanced into the fourth division for next year. All of these wins were recorded away from home, making them all the more meritorious. of the plate. After taking out our own On an individual level, club Novice Singles Championship, the club is extremely Melissa has now entered the Women’s proud of the efforts of one Champion of Club Champions Novice of our first-year bowlers, Singles being held on 30th April and Melissa Rickman. 1st May. Driveways & Carparks in Hills Gravel On April 2nd and 3rd Due to her work commitments, & Recycled Bitumen • Shed & House Pads Melissa contested the Melissa is unable to play mid-week State Open Novice pennants, but her outstanding first Septic Tanks & Leach Drains: New & Repaired Singles Championship, season has prompted the club to Landscape Development • Swimming Pools where she was the winner seriously consider the possibility

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Perth people have big hearts, which we want to prove once again by getting everyone to show support “Cash for Ashes”, a benefit gig for the Roleystone Fire Disaster that occurred at the beginning of this year. Local artists Siobny, Miche Suite, Heath Marshall, and Ryan Webb and the Method, will be donating their time to perform at the Manhattan’s Bar in Victoria Park on Friday 6th May. Ryan Webb and the Method are a folkrock outfit, who are currently working on studio album number two; the follow up to 2008’s debut “Symphony of Symmetry”. Ryan has recently returned from an extensive European solo tour, which he undertook after taking out the Festival4Songs International Worldwide Song Contest. The first single from the forthcoming album is ‘Sing me to Sleep’, which the band will release within months, with an accompanying film also in production. Siobny, acoustic folk singer songwriter, first started gigging around London and Europe where she also hosted open Mic nights. She is now living and gigging in Perth, finishing up her first album recording with local producer Pete Renzullo. Heath Marshall is a self taught, singer,

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Overview President of the United States, Janus Shar, is ambitious - a bad thing? His subordinates think so, and so does the longest surviving Republic in the world, America. A self-appointed ‘Star Chamber’ demands of General Richard Pascalo, head of the Presidential National Guard: ‘Rid the Union of this madman.’ Together with fellow conspirators he picks up the cast gauntlet and in so doing, causes the unthinkable, a second Civil War - not between North and South of the United States, but North and South of the American Continent. As the rest of the world scurries to takes sides, WW III rears its ugly head. Amid deadly conspiracy and treason, the world’s greatest love affair develops. In the arms of US Vice President, Maxwell Tunney, Cloirina Braganza, heiress to the whole of Brazil, furthers her own ambitions, and in the bargain Max finds the love of his life “If I had just one day left on Earth and I could spend it with you, I’d think myself a goddamn lucky guy.” Among the vices and ravishes of war, their love blossoms into a canker - a canker that brings the planet to the threshold of Armageddon. * When the Star Spangled Banner is flown upside-down it is a distress signal. About the Author P J Searle is an advertising art-director/copy-writer: principal client, The Times Newspaper. He has had a long association with the West End theatre world: his play ‘Waiting’ was short-listed in the Westminster Prize. He is now resident in Perth, Western Australia (Roleystone), where he feeds parrots and possums every day. Purchases of the book can be made at www.iuniverse.com and it’s also available as: e-book.

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Consistently selling more than twice the local property than any other age Roleystone Netball Club, proudly supported by Roleystone Real Estate, will launch its fantastic new uniform on Saturday 7 May. The start of the 2011 winter season will see 12 Roleystone teams taking the court in a modern black, blue and green tunic over black shorts. The new uniform is designed for comfort and durability and retains the existing club colours. Any players who have ordered but not paid for their uniform need to do so immediately to receive it in time for the first game of the season. The easiest way to do this is by depositing the money straight into the club’s account at the Roleystone Bendigo Bank branch (BSB 633-000, Account 130455074). Please remember to include the player’s name in the transaction. In other news, Roleystone will once again field a senior team in the Kalamunda and

Districts Netball association (KDNA) competition – over 18s, many of them mums of junior players, are keen to get back into the fun and fitness of netball. Well done all! More than 110 Roleystone netballers will be playing at the KDNA courts at Ray Owen Reserve, Lesmurdie, ranging in ages from 6 to adult. Reminder for players (and parents): • Finger nails must be cut short before arriving at the courts, • Hair is to be tied back off the face securely • Proper lace-up sports shoes – not casual or skate shoes – must be worn for games and training, • Arrive at least 15-20 minutes before the scheduled start time of your game, for team warm-ups. For more information about Roleystone Netball Club, please contact committee member Sharlene Warnes 0419 955 643.

When it comes to selling your hom there is only one choice. Last month’s issue of The Valley Reporter got the chance to travel far and wide. It was located recently at the Sydney Airport then onto the Island of the Long White Cloud - New Zealand, proving it to be a must read for everyone to enjoy!


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Fully qualified climbers with 50ft Cherry picker available age category? Some say 60, when you can Fully insured with efficient and professional services apply for your Seniors Card. Others say 65, when most retire from the workforce. Whatever time you believe it to be, it doesn’t change who you are or your role in the community. Many people continue in the workforce, while others choose retirement COMPETITIVE PHONE: to voluntarily assist the community, or just RATES 0408 399 922 focus on their own individual needs. As time moves on, some Seniors stay more active than others, while others may need extra Western Power Authorised Contractor Office: 9397 9752 support in their golden years. It all depends THE TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL SPECIALISTS on their individual health and fitness levels. Here we could be talking about you, your parents or your grandparents. Darling Range Tree Magnets.indd 1 27/1/10 5:29:31 P No matter how you describe the process of time, the simple fact is that Seniors SpecialiSt of all categories have lived many years, contributed significantly in many ways to society, and through their journeys, have garnered amazing knowledge and Roger Brickwood experience. Senior members of our 0419 955 749 community have contributed financially brickwoodceilings@bigpond.com through many years of paying taxes and rates, ensuring the many assets within our community and the State are there for those of the next generations, who are reaping the benefits. Seniors should expect their needs, expectations and aspirations to have the same level of recognition as those of younger years. As we know, many of our older Seniors sometimes find it difficult to have their voices heard, so I am calling on all those younger Seniors to be advocates for those who are not heard, and need your support. The services and needs you will be advocating for will be for your benefit in the future. Cr. Pat Hart.

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Games will include a chocolate wheel and water dunking, while bric-a-brac, secondhand toys and books, CDs and DVDs, arts and crafts, and plants will be for sale. A pet show will allow entrants to show off their cute and cuddly companions. A sausage sizzle, hamburgers, Devonshire teas, cakes, fairy floss and popcorn are sure to satisfy hungry tummies. A Hyundai Getz and cash prizes will also be raffled. The official Fun Run warm-up will be led by fitness group Step Into Life at 8.45am before the starting gun for the 3km and 6km walk or run sounds at 9am at the nearby Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. People interested in participating in the Fun Run can download a registration form at www. jwacs.wa.edu.au or call 9495 8100 before Friday 13 May, or register on the morning of the event from 8am (although late fees apply). Pet show registration forms are also available on the website. John Wollaston Anglican Community School is located on Centre Road, Kelmscott. More information about the May Fair and Fun Run is available by telephoning 9495 8100 or clicking the News and Community Events tabs at www.jwacs.wa.edu.au.


Don’s have you covered Sadly, Don passed away suddenly in July 2008, but we have endeavoured to continue his dream of providing the friendly family service that our community deserves. We have professional tradesmen and stock on hand to install your floor coverings. We supply a wide range of carpets, including the Feltex Range, Minster, Redbook, Invicta, Westwools, Tuftmasters,

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Cavalier, Bremworth and Quest carpets, just to name just a few. We also supply vinyls by Armstrong, Karndean, Novilon, Gerflor and Kenbrock. Come on in and see our large range of carpets, vinyls, laminates, rugs, mats, accessories, over locking services and room size remnants. Our staff are ready to help with your selections and colours.

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Don’s Carpets have been in business, serving the local community (and beyond) for the past thirtyseven years. We would like to thank our past and present clients for their loyal ongoing support. Don started the business from the back shed at home, then brought the 3 units now on Gillam Drive opposite Mazzega’s Mitre 10, where he continued to build the business with his loyal staff members.


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Armadale Wargames hosts Quick March Tournament

A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

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Tournament Winners with Coordinators Gary (far right) and Owen (front).

On the 26th of March, Armadale Wargames ran a Warhammer 40,000 tournament, Quick March, at its usual venue at the Harold King Community centre in Westfield. The tournament drew 28 competitors to the venue, who competed for the whole day. The purpose of the tournament was to give players the opportunity to show off their armies and painting skills as well as improve on their tactics and generalship, but most of all to have fun. Tournament legal armies were fairly small and restricted to 1500 points, which made it open to a wide range of gamers. For those who didn’t read the article in The Valley Reporter a few months ago, Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop wargame played with miniatures and diceessentially a cross between chess (with guns), science

Sunday 1st May 2011 10am to 4pm at 120 Gilchrist Road Lesmurdie

fiction and gothic fantasy. The tournament ran for seven hours over four rounds, with participants competing for several awards including Generalship, Sportsmanship, Best Army, Tournament Champion, Best-Painted army and Blood Claw (for those under the age of 16 or new to the tournament scene). This year’s tournament champion was local Mike Basc. The tournament attracted gamers from around the state with one player even coming from Mt Newman to play! All in all it was a fun day enjoyed by all and thanks are due to event organisers Gary Danaford and Owen Davis. The next tournament, Mayhem will be running in (you guessed it) May. Armadale Wargames Inc. meets every Saturday 10am-3pm at the Harold King Community Centre in Westfield. Call in to say hello or contact Gary Danaford on 9497 2917 or 0439 945 576, e-mail: gdanafor@bigpond.net.au. By Luke Fouweather.

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Blue Shaddy are an independent, unsigned band which began its humble existence in the small town of Kellerberrin in Western Australia – www.blueshaddy.com Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jim McClelland, his brother Belly (harmonica) and Sandra (bass guitarist and wife of Jim) were born and bred in WA’s remote wheat belt – a harshly beautiful environment complete with dust and flies, but with not a lot else to do but focus on their shared love of music. When you listen to Blue Shaddy’s songs you get a strong sense of where these three come from and it is very much apparent that their heart still lies in their country roots. Arunachala (known simply as Arun) Satgunasingam grew up in Kuala Lumpur, immersed in the sights and sounds of cultural and religious family events, where he would soak up the South Indian rhythms and street beats in a childhood that led him to end up studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Perth, studying contemporary percussion and Latin jazz. Arun has

played for artists of the calibre of Michael Franti, Jeff Martin, and acclaimed London beat maker Mark De Clive Lowe. A chance meeting with Jim McClelland at a local music store in Perth led to Arun filling in for an absent Sandy at a few low-key acoustic gigs. A friendship started, and from

this point, Jim and Arun began to craft a new sound for Blue Shaddy – one that infused world beats and contemporary percussion into the Shaddy’s existing blues/ roots sound. After a couple of years with this line-up and an album later, friend and fellow percussionist Kanchana

Karunaratna was invited to add essential percussive elements to the band. Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Kanchana is an exponent of traditional Sri Lankan Folk music. Kanchana has contributed towards promoting traditional Sri Lankan drumming and dancing in Perth as a teacher and choreographer. In 2006 Kanchana promoted a sold out international tour of Sri Lankan folk artists called Rhythms of Sri Lanka. Since relocating to Australia Kanchana has expanded his repertoire by learning West African and Afro Cuban percussion under Melbourne based Master Percussionist Ray Pereira. Kanchana and Arun share a common knowledge and passion for the rhythms of their ancestors and present day influences. Their talents bring an unmistakable and essential ingredient to the Blue Shaddy sound. The end result of this combination of musicians is something very special!

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard visits one of the many fire affected families

On Wednesday 30th March, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Senator Louise Pratt, WA Opposition leader Eric Ripper, and ALP local representative Tony Buti attended the property of the Burge family on Brookton Highway in Kelmscott to inspect the damage from February’s fire. The home, studio and sheds were all completely destroyed in the blaze. All of the family’s possessions were lost, save for a few items that Jenine managed to throw into the car as David attempted to fight the fire. The Prime Minister accompanied David and Jenine and their three children Ryan (28), Danyon (16) and Erin (10) on a walk amongst the debris and remains of what had been the family’s home for over fifteen years. David reports that: “The Prime Minister related to us in a warm and sincere manner,

showing genuine interest and empathy when speaking to our family and walking through the ashes to see the remains of our kitchen. Ms Gillard understood the breadth of the damage in the district and that our story was but one that could be told by seventy other families in the same situation”. Had it not been for their evaporative air conditioner, the Burge’s would not have lost their home. It was turned off as the authorities recommended, but still represented a real hazard, especially in the very windy conditions at the time. Issues relating to the safety standards required for evaporative air conditioners were discussed during the politician’s visit, with a focus on hopefully reducing their inflammable characteristics. By David Burge.

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Pictured at the assembly on 11th March from left: Reece Lougher, Sally Mutton, Chloe Stoakes with Natasha and Debbie from the Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank© Branch.

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Training session and workshop with Paul Hasleby and Andrew Brown In association with the Roleystone Community Alive Group, the Roleystone Senior Football Club held a training session and workshop at Springdale Oval on Monday 28 March.

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The group of 25 players was trained by one of the football greats, ex-Fremantle Dockers midfielder Paul Hasleby, who was named AFL’s rising star in his debut game, and has finished in the Top 10 of the Fremantle’s Best and Fairest Award every season that he has played. Adding to the valuable advice he gave on the biggest issues affecting football clubs, Paul also talking about team effort, both on and off the field, and depression awareness. Andrew Brown was

there to talk about his personal experiences. Paul described how common the silent killer is, and how important having a caring and supportive culture in football clubs is essential to stopping it. The Roleystone Junior Football Club didn’t miss out, as they had their opportunity to meet and greet Paul Hasleby and Andrew Brown on Wednesday 6 April. Considering the positive feedback received, it looks like similar training sessions and workshops maybe in the cards.

RSFC Reserves Round 1: 2nd April, 2011

Grab a partner and compete against other pairs in the ultimate test of sporting ability. Participate in 28 different sporting activities during the day to find out Who’s Got Sporting Talent? Date: Sunday 22nd May 2011 Time: 11am - 3pm Venue: Cross Park, Jarrah Rd, Roleystone Cost: $30.00 per pair – Sausage sizzle included Held by: Roleystone Senior Football Club To register your team please contact: Lisa on 0400 980 116 or Danni on 0427 885 977 3 Divisions of Competition: Males, Females, Children 10-15

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Roleystone Sporting Club (Inc) Home of Roleystone Tigers

FIXTURES 2011 SEASON Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16 Round 17 Round 18

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Welcome to the April newsletter for the Roleystone Country Club! Some people O INC UN may have noticed LU T RY C that there have been some changes at the club in the last few months, due to new management taking over. Wednesday and Friday night meals are back on again with live music every Friday night. The bands, which are varied, and suited to fit all musical tastes, start at 7:30pm. The menu is extensive, extremely well priced, and offers something for everyone. We have new caterers who run Baileys Coffee and Cream in Gosnells, who also specialise in all kinds

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of functions. If you’re planning a wedding, engagement, birthday, or any other kind of big event, give Andy a call at the club. They’ll organise everything for you from start to finish. The last four Friday nights have been well attended and it has been fantastic to see so many new faces in the club, especially the young family’s. We hope to see you again, and also encourage you to consider joining the club if you intend to come around again. We have got “Chase the Ace” starting on Wednesday nights from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, bingo coming up in the next few weeks and a Day on the Green on Sunday May 1st, from 2:30pm onwards. A Day on the Green will

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feature 3 live bands, so join us with your family to have a great time! If you need any more information, feel free to give Andy a call on 9397 5665. Hope to see you all soon!

Is proud to announce it’s 2011 season: 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 The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the ROLEYSTONE THEATRE

Please contact the College on 9394 9300 for further information

Lumen Christi College

Music Quiz Night and Dance

Saturday 11th June 2011, Time: 7.00pm held at the Lumen Christi Sports Centre, Entrance via Mills Road West, Martin

Lumen Christi College

• Live Band “Deja Vu” • Tickets $10 per person • Tables of 8 • Great Prizes to win! BYO Nibbles and Refreshments available to purchase (No Alcohol Permitted)

The talented music students at Lumen Christi College are currently STUDENTS OF LUMEN CHRISTI COLLEGE FOR THEIR MUSIC TOUR TO NEW ZEALAND preparing for a tour to New Zealand, to be held from the 4th to the 10th The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the LUMEN CHRISTI COLLEGE July this year. The College’s Senior Concert and Swing Bands, along with a Vocal Ensemble, will participate in the “Rhapsody Rotorua” Music Festival, a weeklong celebration of music that includes musical concerts, adjudication, school performances and cultural events. The thirty-eight students and staff are looking forward to the experience, and are carefully PRINTED IN FULL COLOUR preparing with regular rehearsals Two popular sizes and performances in the lead up to the tour. Members of the community * are invited to support the group by participating in the College Bingo * Night on Friday 20th May, and the Music Quiz Night on Saturday 11th “Give your customers something they are more likely to keep” June, both being held in the College Sports Centre. You can also attend “First chance to make a lasting Impression” the Annual Music Concert, to be Call Fiona now on 0400 428 119 held in the College’s Performing Office Hours: 8am-4pm 5 Days Mon to Fri Arts Centre on Wednesday 29th Fax: 9397 5465. Email: fngrafix@ozemail.com.au June at 7.00pm. Please contact the www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au College on 9394 9300 for further 23 WYGONDA ROAD, ROLEYSTONE WA 6111 information.

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Wildwest Comedy Festival 150 Performances, 12 awesome days... World Comedy Perth 18 - 29 May go to www.wildwestcomedy.com.au for the full program of events. Armadale Senior High School Dance Fit School Holiday Workshops Week 2 Wednesday 27th April 9am till 4pm 5 styles in 1 day; acrobatics, hiphop, musical theatre, contemporary & commercial jazz. $30 per student lunch provided, limited spots, please register and pay with Megan if possible before Friday 15 April at the Dance Department of Armadale Senior High or Cecil Andrews Senior High, otherwise phone Megan on 0400 093 325. Girlz Night Out Ladies Only Comedy Night at Rosie O Grady’s Northbridge Tickets availabe now for the next show on Friday May 6. This is a very popular comedy night for the Girlz, get your tickets early as this show will sell out. Stand-up comedy, 4-6 comedians! Friday 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Platters + 2 drinks + show = $50. Ticketek Ph: 132 849 Ph 1300 livecomedy. Check out www. girlznightout.com.au.

Step Up for MS Step Up for MS is a unique vertical challenge open to people of all walks of life. It takes place on Sunday May 29 at Perth’s tallest building, Central Park. Join this unique event and feel the reward and exhilaration of climbing 1096 steps to the top of Central Park whilst knowing you have helped make a difference to the thousands of Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis. Enter as a team of four or go solo. You can have as many teams as you like from the one company,

school or group as long as you each have four members, a unique team name and captain. Register on-line at www. stepupforms.org.au. Perth Mothers Day Classic Langley Park Beginning in 1998, the Mother’s Day Classic is now Australia’s largest national charity event, providing support to women and families touched by breast cancer, and vital funds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s research programs. More than $7.8 million has been raised by the Mother’s Day Classic since its inception. Last year the Mother’s Day Classic attracted more than 3,600 participants in Perth This year is set to be the biggest and best yet at its new home, the picturesque Langley Park in Perth! Registrations are now open at www. mothersdayclassic.com.au. lesmurdie senior high school Welcomes you to OPEN DAY - Friday May 20 Tours at 9.30am and 11.15am Phone 9291 1200 for further details. THE PERFECT SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY at Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone Just an hour from Perth – yet worlds away, Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone is the perfect location for indulging the kids in a fun, wholesome, educational and environment-friendly adventure during the spring school holidays. From 10am to 2pm each Thursday, 28 April & 5 May, our dedicated team of qualified volunteers will conduct a range of “Wanderer Butterfly” themed activities, including Discovery Trails, Clay Modelling and Craft. The fantastic value remains with fees at just $4 adults and $3 children, includes: park entry and all materials. Children are required to have their own adult supervision and it is strongly recommended that closed shoes, hat and sunscreen be worn. For more info call Araluen Botanic Park on 9496 1171, www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au. Nearer to Nature Nature-based activities in and around Perth They provide the community with unique, enjoyable activities that help participants discover marvellous natural areas in and around Perth. Nearer to Nature’s overall aim is to increase the community’s environmental awareness, knowledge and skills, including the related heritage of Indigenous and European cultures. The best way to do that is by getting out into nature and having fun! For more info contact The Perth Hills Centre, Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring by calling 9295 2244.

10 reasons to shop local … things to let your customers know. Local shops sell a wide variety of great products at affordable prices. You’d be surprised by the range of products and gifts available at your local stores. Shopping local saves you money. Out-of-town shops have done a great job convincing us that sole trading = expensive, but the evidence doesn’t back this up at all. If you consider how much it costs your wallet (and your watch) to travel to shops further away, plus parking, and the fees to transport larger items home, the overall cost is much higher. Shopping locally retains our communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns and villages, but often neglect to show this in how they spend their money. Shops will only survive if customers spend locally, so if you want to keep your vibrant town centre, where people can socialise as well as shop, make sure you shop locally. Shopping local retains our uniqueness – no clone towns allowed! Many town centres across the country can start looking the same, what with certain recurring franchises and multinationals. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences, and keep traditional local products in stock. They respond more quickly to the needs of local customers, providing products to meet the changing population’s needs. They can also be more innovative! Shopping local saves the environment. We are all aware of CO2 emissions and the impact we have on our environment. Local shops, which stock a high percentage of local sourced goods and products do not require long car and bus journeys to get to, meaning that shopping local helps reduce your carbon footprint. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town

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centres and villages generate local employment and self employment for people, who in turn spend their money in the local economy. Over half a million people are employed in retail in our rural towns and villages. Local independent shops invest more in our community. Sole traders and independent stores are proportionally more generous in their support for local charities, carnivals, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial return for our community. Local shops are for everyone! Even the elderly, the very young, or those without access to transport can get to their local shops easily. Keeping your shops open by buying locally helps the whole community. Local shops value you more. Evidence shows people receive better customer care and service in local shops, where their individual needs can be catered to. Traders often survive solely by their reputation and repeat business - so shopping local means that you get a higher standard of service. Shopping local saves services. Private, voluntary and public sector services cluster around shops. The loss of the high street often corresponds to a reduction in these services. As shops disappear, so do hairdressers, vets, dentists etc. SO… shop smart, shop local


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NATIONAL O- BLOOD STOCKS CRITICALLY LOW

Days remaining: Type National VIC NSW QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT O- 2.4 1.5 1.5 2.1 1.8 2.3 3.9 5.3 3.7 A rapid spike in demand has severely depleted Australian Red Cross Blood Service stocks ahead of the Easter long-weekend, prompting an urgent call for people to give blood. The Blood Service has just over two days’ worth of stock of the universally-compatible O- (O negative) blood type that can be used in an emergency to save lives when the patient’s blood type is unknown. Australian Red Cross Blood Service spokeswoman Kathy Bowlen urged people to give blood now to shore up stocks ahead of Easter. The Easter long-weekend will be challenging for us with people going away. Our O- blood stocks are already at worrying levels. We aim to have at least 6 days’ supply available, but currently we have just over two days nationally, and in the two biggest states, supplies are even lower. The need for blood never takes a holiday. We want to bolster our blood stocks now, but we need people’s help urgently. 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime, but only one in 30 Australians donate. People should give blood even if they were not O- type. We are always in need of new donors, and while O- is the universal type, it is only used universally in life-threatening situations. Cancer patients, people undergoing surgery, pregnant women and unborn babies all require donated blood that is their own type. To donate, contact the Australian Red Cross Blood Service on 13 14 95 or make an appointment on-line at www.donateblood.com.au.

Old man on a hill Oebele Wielinga 9th of July 1939 31st of March 2011 Old man on a hill From where did you come? Born little boy Oebeles In cobbled street sun.

Old man on a hill Who was your family? Married Anneke Lok & girls in Lesmurdie.

Old man on a hill How did you grow? With five siblings through war In Netherlands snow.

Old man on a hill Where did you go then? From Spearwood to Stratton To Wannamal Glenn.

Old man on a hill Where did you go? From Rotterdam boat To Witternoom plateau.

Old man on a hill What did you do there? House, tank, shed & fencing And woodcraft to share.

Old man on a hill What did you do there? Fitter mechanics Electric trade ware.

Old man on a hill What did you love? Dreaming and planning All you could think of.

Old man on a hill Where did you go next? Down to Perth City For career prospects.

Old man on a hill We’re sorry you’re gone. Brother, Uncle & Dad And especially Opa.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries Tuesday 10 May 2011. Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Fee: $25pp In order to experience satisfying connections with other people – whether familial, work colleagues or love relationships – we need to set healthy boundaries. This seminar looks at the difference between healthy and unhealthy boundaries and explores skills that help with good boundary setting. By end of seminar, participants will have: • Explored what constitutes boundaries and learned difference between healthy and unhealthy boundaries • Looked at levels of personal boundaries and explored elements that contributed to same • Verbalised personal goals and objectives of change • Learned skills to help in setting healthy boundaries.

Understanding Angry Emotions Tuesday 21 June 2011. Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Fee: $25pp Rather than being a destructive force, anger can be our greatest ally. This one night seminar helps you understand anger and turn it to your advantage. We also look at: • identifying common patterns while feeling anger • understanding anger as a constructive power and learning the five fundamentals of anger • learning strategies for positive resolution of anger • ways to deal with other people’s anger. This seminar is a useful starting point for a comprehensive exploration offered in the eightweek Anger Management courses for men and women. All of the above workshops are held at the Lotteries House, 2232C Albany Highway Gosnells.

Places are limited so book now on 9489 6322.

This community group is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter

Real Estate News Release - Roleystone 11th Edition

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INTEREST RATES ON HOLD!

Interest Rates - As you may be aware the Reserve Bank of Australia recently decided to leave the ‘cash rate’ at its current level, meaning that interest rates have remained unchanged for the past 5 months running. This of course has been very welcomed by the real estate industry as a whole and is confirmation again that the market is progressing nicely with the expectation of increased prices and turnover of property. FIRST HOME BUYERS AGAIN EYEING MARKET!

First Home Buyers (FHB) - Some say the beginning of the property market cycle is with the FHB. FHB purchase entry level homes allowing existing sellers to upgrade and so on. An example of this in Roleystone would be a FHB purchasing a 3 x1 for sale in the current Roleystone market (being sold by a young family). This young family would upgrade to a 4 x 2 allowing the seller of the 4 x 2 to purchase an acreage property in and about Roleystone, the seller of the acreage property may downsize to a 4 x 2 or 3 x 1 further stimulating our market. Bankwest’s retail head of specialist banking Ian Rakhit has claimed that, FHBs are currently eyeing the property market for an entry point in part due to interest rates being stable. “First home buyers are quietly confident at the moment.” he stated. Genworth Financial’s latest Home Buyer Confidence Index have also found that first home buyers are more confident than they were a year ago. In addition, the Index found that FHBs are more comfortable with higher debt levels than other buyers and are happy to take on an LVR of more than 80 per cent. *Genworth are a company that provide Lenders Mortgage Insurance to financial institutions who write lending scenario’s with an LVR over 80 per cent. If you would like to comment on this article, please call Fraser Williams on 0439 092 248.

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Bureau of Meteorology Statistics for November 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 13.6 C Maximum: 27.8 C Total Rainfall 12.2mm Statistics for December 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 13.8 C Maximum: 28.7 C Total Rainfall 18.2mm

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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 Statistics for March 2011 Temperature Average Minimum: 16.2 C Maximum: 30.5 C Total Rainfall 4.2mm 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

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Logue Brook Dam Storage Levels for South West Dams & Reservoirs, April 2011 Waroona Dam Storage capacity 15,173ml, current storage 688ml, % capacity 4.53% Harvey Dam Storage capacity 56,441ml, current storage 6,850ml, % capacity 12.14% LOGUE BROOK DAM Storage capacity 24,321ml, current storage 3,840ml, % capacity 15.79% Storage Levels for Metropolitan Dams & Reservoirs, April 2011 CANNING Dam Storage capacity 90,353ml, current storage 19,007ml, % capacity 21.04% Churchman Brook Dam Storage capacity 2,241ml, current storage 645ml, % capacity 28.78% WUNGONG DAM Storage capacity 59,796ml, current storage 30,916ml, % capacity 51.70% Ref: www.watercorporation.com.au. Going by the above figures it looks like our south west dams are in big trouble, 3 out of the 23 south west dams listed below 7% capacity, and then 2 out of the 13 metropolitan dams listed below 9%. Logue Brook, Waroona and Harvey Dam’s are all open to activities including low or non-powered water craft, fishing and swimming. Unfortunate for some, water skiing is now not permitted because of low water levels.

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Enjoy the experience Landscape Painting Lessons of painting landscapes in a small and friendly group. Learn how to construct a painting in oil or acrylic paint, using simple colour mixing and tonal theories. Lessons are held at the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre on Tuesday nights, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, commencing on 10th May and concluding on 5th July. Cost is $160. Your teacher is Roleystone artist Ian Dickinson, who has been a professional artist and illustrator for twenty five years. For more information, contact Ian on 9496 0034.


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 CARPETS, VINYLS, RUGS & REMNANTS Don’s Carpets 57 Gillam Drv Kelmscott P:9495 1104 F: 9495 1597 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 F & M.J. Armenti Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 EATERIES 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

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Retravision-Hills Appliances Armadale Shop 1-3, 40 Fourth Rd Phone: 9399 5577 ELECTRICIAN Darling Range Electrical Call Glen Weaver 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 High Point Electrical Call Marius 0419 004 475 Fax: 9497 8596 Roleystone Property Maintenance Call Alex 0401 979 866 FENCING Armadale Fencing Ph: Marcel 0408 957 987 or Ph/Fax 496 3142 Fence Heroes Pat Childs 9397 5160 Mobile: 0407 470 673 Rural Fencing Call John 0418 953 591 or Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 FIREWOOD supplies Roleystone Firewood Free Local Delivery Call Simon on 9397 6313 GARDEN SUPPLIES Karragullen Gravel & Garden Supplies Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 HAIRDRESSING Billy Shears The Hair Club Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 Catabree & Magnolia 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Phone: 9399 2992 Enve Me Hairdressing at the Roleystone SC Phone: 9496 3950 Karizma Hair Studio 2, 198 Brookton Highway Phone: 9390 7506 jewellery designer Olil Jewellery Design 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 LAND SALE Rare Land Release of 2.5-5 acre lots Ph Paul 0430 099 343 or Ricky 0430 099 317 LAWNMOWING Bee Jay’s Garden Services 9397 6264, 0412 509 526

massage therapist Mensana Professional Massage Service Steven Rouse 0438 955 419 mini loader hire PJC Hire 9397 5173 A/H 0408 094 146 (Paul) Email:pjchire@iinet.net.au ORCHARD Raeburn Orchard Phone: 9397 5325 4 Raeburn Rd Roleystone ORGANIC PRODUCTS Catabree & Magnolia 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Phone: 9399 2992 ORGANIC PRODUCTS Earthbound Organics Open 7 Days 9.30am5.30pm Ph: 9397 7899 PAINTER Brush Worx Terry Griffiths 0430 115 178 Brush_Worx@bigpond.com PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Jacmo Partitions & Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Ph/Fax: 9496 1015 (Rod) PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER Stephen Flanagan www.wakeupgetfit.com steve@wakeupgetfit.com Mob: 0421 926 804 pest control SWAT*A*PEST Daniel Bremer 9313 8484 0411 808 383 PIANO TUITION Simply Music Emma 0424 630 813 www.simplymusic.com plastering Garry’s Plastering Obligation Free Quote 0438 399 464 Roger Brickwood 0419 955 749 Plasterboard Specialist brickwoodceilings@bigpond.com PLUMBING ABM Plumbing Call Andy 0419 986 923 Office: 9293 7524 Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 Mobile: 0409 297 939 PRINTING FN Grafix, Call Fiona on 0400 428 119, 23 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone

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TRAVEL AGENTS Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 Fax: 9497 2949 2/182 Jull St Armadale TREE SERVICES Darling Range Tree Services 9397 9752 (Office) Mobile: 0408 399 922 JMC Tree Services Phone: 9497 1596 Mobile: 0409 118 912 WA Treeworks Phone: David 9496 0306 Freecall: 1800 088 733

water SUPPLY Five Star Water Supply Ph: Nathan 0439 983 884 water tanks Waterwise Tanks Phone: 9495 2828 Mobile: 0417 171 998 WROUGHT IRON/REPAIRS McAuliffe’s Wrought Iron Metal Art 9496 1348, 0417 966 599 YOGa Yoga for Roleystone Karragullen Hall Thurs 7-8.30pm Bronni 9496 0528

CLASSIFIEDS repair work specialising in wrought iron, wood, mosaics, sml steel fab, sculpture, fences, gates, balustrading, handrails, sec doors Steve 9496 2099 / 0418 916 366 FOUND Black cat, no collar or markings on Contour Road Phone Sandy Johnson 0419 875 277 for sale PSP slim (black) hardly used 4 gigabytes comes with charger and PSP hard case all for $150, Games; Grand Theft Auto $25, Ratchet & Clank $15, God of War $25, Lego Batman $15, Tekken $15, Killzone $20, buy games individually or get all 6 games for $90 Phone Fiona on 0400 428 119

for sale Motorbike gear RXT Helmet size: L $20, Knee Pads Fox Racing size: kids $2, If interested call Fiona 0400 428 119 all gd condition – hardly worn WANTED Australian Bureau of Statistics is looking for more than 29,000 community-minded people to fill Census Collector positions right across Australia. If you’re looking for a part-time, homebased and flexible job, and can work between 1 July-8 September, then apply now & make a difference to your community. Applications open 9 April & close 5 May. You can apply online at abs. gov.au/census or by calling 1800 420 182

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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

– your local community calendar

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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A FANTASTIC WAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN  TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF FUN AND SAFE TOYS, PUZZLES & GAMES

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joinNOW! now! JOIN

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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