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Community Contacts Roleystone Community Youth Workers Joyce Arnott Mob: 0408 956 559 or Stuart Hight Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org 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 Katie 9496 2150, Mike 9397 7604 or Tim 9397 7313 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 0467 814 004, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 www.rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Jason Hammond (Pres) 0411 702 504, Jocelyn Jones (Sec) 0437 887 930 ww.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Nicole Smith (Admin) 9496 1484 Email: roleystonegymnastics@hotmail.com, www.roleystonegymnastics.myclub.org.au Roleystone Womens Hockey Sue 9398 7426 Helen 9397 5939,0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Sandy Johnson (Pres) 0419 875 277 & Tanya Taylor (Reg) 0409 112 373 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wed of the mth Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U5-U17’s Train Mon & Wed 4.30-5.30pm at RCC, Julie Jackson (Sec) 9496 0559 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 Community Garden Forum & Men’s Shed For more information please contact Chris Johnston on 6396 0756 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Garth Scotford 9296 1497, kdbclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup 5 sessions p/wk kids aged 0-5yrs. Janice McLean 0410 025 019 roleystone.gumnut.president@live.com.au Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Karen Anderson 9354 7806 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 Armadale PCYC 2 Townley St 9399 1091, armadalepcyc@wapcyc.com.au The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club info@akswimclub.org.au, Patty Blackwell (Pres) 9497 8197 (8am-8pm) The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.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. WildCare hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hrs numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelm History Grp Congregational Church Rundle St Kelm Colleen 9495 4963 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 Iris Milton 9397 5449 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485 Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Wildlife Assistance call Louise Hopper 9390 2288 or email: louise@kaarakin.com Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues Mel Young 9399 8493

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After waiting what seems like a lifetime, Armadale Youth Resources have finally found a home. The area’s only Youth Drop-In Centre has opened it’s doors in Armadale’s CBD, set up with state-of-the-art gaming computers, a big dropdown screen for movies, art materials and a hang out space. The centre is fully supervised, drug-free, alcohol-free and aggro-free, as well as costs nothing to young people aged 12 to 17. Turn to page 3 for opening times and other information. Karragullen resident Alf Craster is so passionately interested in the facts about his fellow countryman, Captain James Cook that he wanted to share his news with our Valley Reporter readers. Enjoy the submitted nostalgic photographs and his story on page 7. Turn to page 9 to see how our Roleystone Community College founding Principal Mr Thatcher spent his recent school holidays, you’ll be surprised and impressed! Do you enjoy exotic taste sensations from all around the world? If so, then mark the 9th of November down in your calendar as the City of Gosnells Multicultural

Food Fair, which will run from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Langford Oval. Cuisines will include Turkish, Lebanese, Sri Lankan, Spanish, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and many more. Is stress an ongoing part of your daily live? Or do you just find it an issue at particularly busy times of the year, like Christmas? Find out how to get through the holiday season in a better state of health, from Healing Solutions’ free workshop, which will help you increase your energy and vitality, and effectively reduce your stress. See page 17 for details. Go to page 20 to read how two Roleystone sisters have found success in their shared love for Childcare. Both girls have a wonderful career ahead of them as qualified Childcare workers, and The Valley Reporter wishes them both every success. The Valley Reporter would also like to congratulate Don Winstanley from the Roleystone Fire Brigade, who was recently presented with his well-deserved fifty years of service award by Tony Simpson. Good on you, Don!

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Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER The beauty of the Perth hills has been captured with great detail by local artist Irene Young, who is holding an Art Exhibition at Genesis in the Hills from the 1st of November to the 2nd of December. Next time you are there enjoying some of the quality food, cakes, coffees or teas, take some time to admire the true essence of nature in every painting on display. Get immersed in the exciting past of Pickering Brook by purchasing a heritage calendar for 2013. It’ll make a great Christmas present! if you didn’t grab one at the Karragullen Expo, then check out page 26 for all the contact details. Lastly, this month’s front cover is a timely reminder and coincides with FESA’s Bushfire Action Week. It is about raising awareness in the community, and calls for people to prepare for hazards, as the State heads into another tough bushfire season.

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After relocating several times in the past 24 years, Armadale Youth Resources, a much-loved nonprofit community organisation has finally found a home for themselves. They say that good things come in small packages, and there have certainly been some musicians and bands such as Splinta, who started their careers from the old couch in the tiny lounge room. Continuing the tradition of staying small and cosy, the 68 square metre centre is situated in the Armadale CBD, next to McDonald’s and behind Dominos. The centre is set up with state-of-the-art gaming computers, a big drop-down screen for movies, art materials and a hang out space. CEO Debra Zanella said “We are so pleased to open this facility for young people. It’s the perfect location, and close to the new skate park. Our youth committee are busy plotting and planning some exciting activities including girl’s nights-in, mobile climbing walls and music workshops. Of course none of this would be possible without the volunteering effort of many local tradespeople and supporters of AYR, so we thank them for their efforts.” “Young people will be able to access information, support and referrals from our qualified youth workers, and regular special guests will be on hand to discuss important youth issues such as health, legal assistance and career advice. We are looking forward to securing funds and sponsors for our second stage, called the “The Audio Lab”, which will be a music studio for bands and digital youth radio shows. We hope to have this open mid-2013.” The drop-in centre is fully supervised, drug-free, alcohol-free and aggro-free, as well as costs nothing to young people aged 12 to 17. The centre is open from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Enquires can be made on 9497 1722 or email: info@ youthresources.com.au. Check out the YouTube link (http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2 5tWu2FYto&feature=youtu.be) to see our open day photographs.


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Felicia Lowe was delighted to receive the Public Choice Award at this year’s Royal Show, for her painting of “Indigo” the blue heeler. The Public Choice Award is selected by hundreds of daily visitors to the Open Art Award at the Perth Royal Show. This is the second time she has achieved this award, the first of which was in 2007, for her larger-than-life painting of a rooster. Felicia regards this Award as significant acknowledgement of her work and appeal to the general public, which is a key part of her arts practice. Earlier this year, Felicia held a solo exhibition at the new Zig Zag Cultural Centre Art Gallery in Kalamunda, and was hailed as Highly Commended at the Cossack Art Award. The local artist has lived in the hills for the past 7 years, and continues to develop her style with local content and imagery, which is further enhanced by the addition of hand-finished recycled Oregon frames to compliment the artworks. More information on Felicia’s arts practice can be viewed at www.artfulflowe.com.

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Craig Alford, from Armadale Mower World, is a man on a mission to make a difference. In March of this year, he rode all the way from Perth to Kalgoorlie on a Hustler lawn mower, to raise funds for Rotary Club projects. Along the way to Kalgoorlie, Craig made a number of stops at schools and men’s sheds, where he participated in more fundraising events, including some delicious sausage sizzles. He was even able to distribute a few new basketballs to school students. Craig was fortunate enough to have Fremantle Dockers player Aaron Sandilands promote the ride but due to Football commitments was not able to join him on the road. Craig had long been on the look-out for a fundraising event with a difference, and first got the inspiration to ride a lawn mower around the state whilst at a Hustler museum in America. Despite initial accusations of being mad, Craig’s proposal was eventually organised and supported by the Rotary Club. The 2012 “Ride for a Reason” was considered a great success by all, especially for its first time. According to Craig,

following the sale of the mower he rode on, he will have raised somewhere about $65,000 to $70,000, which will go towards research for mental illness. Having known many people from his own hometown who committed suicide due to mental issues, Craig considers this cause to be an especially important one. Craig is already planning ahead for next year’s “Ride to the Other Side”, a mower trip which will take him from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide, a distance of about 2188 kilometres. Since the trip will be conducted over about 2 weeks, Craig will be riding about 150 kilometres per day. While the ride is still being organised, it is hoped that Craig will be joined on his trip next year by V8 Ute superstar Craig Dontas. Looking even further into the future, Craig has a 7 year plan which involves riding his mower all around Australia, and fundraising to reach his goal of $1 million. He said “It’s a great thing to be in a position to make a real difference to people’s lives”. The Valley Reporter wishes him all the very best in his exciting and unique endeavours. Elise Kelly.


Everyone in Australia knows the name Captain Cook, and for good reason. Captain James Cook sailed across the globe for many years on his ship the Endeavour, before arriving at the shores of Australia. He was born in 1728, in the small town of Marton-in-Cleveland, which is now a southern suburb of Middlesbrough. About a century after Cook’s birth, two men called Henry Bolckow and John Vaughan discovered tonnes of iron ore in the Cleveland area, which led to the establishment of a steelworks industry. The resulting rise in population eventually caused the small town to be expanded into the more well-known city of Middlesbrough. Both Bolckow and Vaughan went on to become Mayors of Middlesbrough after its establishment. Karragullen resident Alf Craster, along with his wife Hetty, were both born in Middlesbrough. Mr Craster, a former builder and paratrooper, comes from a long line of “smoggies”, including his father, a Middlesbrough blacksmith who fought in the first World War, and his grandfather, a Middlesbrough-born shipyard worker. Like many others from his hometown, Alf is quite proud of his connection to the famous Captain Cook, and has researched extensively into his history. “Everybody from there knows about him”, he said. Before the octogenarian couple moved from England to Australia over 20 years ago, they often visited Stewart Park, a large public garden in Marton originally landscaped by Henry Bolckow, Pictured (top-bottom): Alf Craster’s father, also called Alf, which encompasses (right) in WWI military uniform. Alf Craster Senior (centre) at the location Captain work with other men. A monument dedicated to Captain James Cook’s birthplace, as Cook in Stuart Park, situated where the house he was born in well as the Captain Cook once stood. The inscription on the monument. Museum. The cottage where he was born in was disassembled brick life of Captain Cook, which were by brick, and rebuilt in Melbourne, Australia unfortunately erased from his hard in the 1930’s, where it is now a popular tourist drive by accident. Regardless of attraction. The spot where the house once stood this loss, it is truly wonderful to see is now occupied by a large granite monument a Valley resident so passionately dedicated to Captain James Cook. interested in the facts about his Mr Craster had until recently been in fellow countryman, Captain James possession of 4 recorded films focussed on the Cook. Elise Kelly.

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A big season of netball has been celebrated with outstanding Roleystone Netball Club players Lilly Dalton and Sophie Boughton taking out the major awards for 2012. Lilly won her sub-junior team’s Best & Fairest Proudly sponsored by • Giftware • il gelato Ice cream prize and the coveted Club Champion • Helium Balloons  trophy – awarded to the Roleystone player Now selling Universal Mind Magazine who accrues the most 3-2-1 Best & Fairest Medium & Reiki Healer avail Sundays 11-4pm votes throughout the winter competition. or weekdays by appt only Sophie was named the Junior Club Wed – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm Brackenridge Village Person of the Year in recognition of her 2001, Agent has totally 0404 908 399 superbSince contribution to one the club as a player for Roleystone and the Kalamunda District, herdominated coaching and umpiring. Lilly and estate Sophie were among more than 100 netballers who the local real scene! enjoyed the club’s annual trophy presentation at Roleystone Country Club on September 23. The end-of-season function recognised the achievements of all 2012 netball participants  and their families and was held with the generous sponsorship support of the Consistently selling more than twice the amount of club’s principal sponsor,than any other agent. local property Roleystone Real Estate. Netta players received participation medallions while merit awards were presented to players in senior, junior and sub-junior grades. Best & Fairest winners were: Cherrie Hoskin, Heidi Blackman, Abbey Jones, Tina Willock, Selena Grieves, Paris Graham, Stephanie O’Connor, Eleni Arotis, Lilly Dalton, Jaime Hodges, Courtney Lindgren and Christine Young. The club also highlighted the efforts of its brilliant band of umpires, When many it comes tohours sellingevery yourSaturday home…. and who volunteered extra at Sunday carnivals to officiate andchoice. enable players to there is only one enjoy their netball matches. In another achievement, 11 Roleystone players represented Kalamunda District this year and three wonderful netballers achieved selection in the Darling        Range regional squad: Kate Bunten   (13s), Eleni Arotis (12s) and Caitlin Williams (14s).Congratulations to all these players! The Senior Club Person of the Year trophy was awarded to club committee member Heather Quinlan. (top) Major award winners L-R: Sophie Boughton (Jnr Club Person of the Year) and Lilly Dalton (Club Champion) and (right) Kate Bunten.

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New Spiritual Medium and Healer in the Hills Carol is a medium and reiki healer who was born and raised in England. Since a young age, she has felt an awareness of the spirit world, and has developed her skills over time to become the reader and healer that she is today. Confident in her healing abilities, Carol has also received her Level 2 qualification in reiki. As an introductory offer, Carol will be doing 15 minute readings for $10, and 30 minute healings for $20 on the 14th of November, so that people can see

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Not many individuals would care to put themselves through a gruelling 12 day Muay Thai training bootcamp during their well deserved holidays, but the College’s founding Principal Mr Thatcher did. PARTITIONS PARTITIONS and CEILINGS and CEILINGS During a recent stay at the internationally acclaimed G Y P R O C K S GP YE PC RI AOLCIKS TSSP E C I A L I S T S Rawai Muay Thai Gym in Thailand, Mr Thatcher trained twice a day and completed 500 3-minute rounds, one• Renovations of •&Renovations New Homes & • Fancy New Homes Cornice • Fancy & Ceiling Cornice Roses& Ceiling Roses • Partitioning •& Partitioning All Commercial & All Ceilings Commercial Ceilings the many rigors professional Thai fighters experience and endure on a daily basis. He trained in all aspects MOBILE: 0418 MOBILE: 9430418 320 943 320 of Thailand’s national Rod: Ph/Fax:Rod: 9496Ph/Fax: 1015 Barry: 9496 9397 1015 5598 Barry: 9397 5598 combat sport, including technique, grappling, sparring, strength and conditioning, and also learned the sport’s history and origins, which date back several hundred years. EC: 007510 Mr Thatcher has indicated Domestic that there are some Commercial similarities between the Industrial Roleystone Community • Bore Pumps College’s Rock and Water • Stoves Program and Muay Thai, • Hot Water Systems since they both emphasize • New Homes the need for respect, self • Safety Switches discipline, resilience • Smoke Alarms and focus. I am sure his • Meter Box Upgrades experience will help to bring some positive ALL GENERAL ELECTRICAL WORK changes and improvements Contact Marius to Roleystone Community College’s various fitness programs. Congratulations Email: highpointelectrical@ssbs.net.au Mr Thatcher. PO Box 197 Maddington WA 6989


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Times are changing, and modern children are spending more time indoors than any other generation. As playing outdoors is a crucial part of a child’s development, we have integrated Nature Play as a part of our Buddy program this year. Children from Year 1 and 6 are able to come together each week and complete one of the activities from the “Things to do before you turn 12” checklist. This term, in dedication to Father’s Day, students were able to design, build and work as a team with their special Dads to create a cubby house with recycled materials. Year 1 student Laura said, “It was really fun working in a team with my big buddy Sebastian to make our cubby”. It was very enjoyable to see children discuss, problem solve and question their plans and design, and great to see the fathers supporting their children in their task.


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Young sportspeople in the Canning electorate have until October 31 to apply for this year’s Round 2 Local Sporting Champions Grants. Canning MHR Don Randall is encouraging individuals and clubs to apply and said the $3,000 grant he presented to the WA Tanks canoeing team at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre on the weekend showed how the grants could benefit young athletes with big dreams. “The WA Tanks are a team of four canoeists and Champion Lakes is one of their main places of training,” Mr Randall said. “With nine Western Australian canoeists, kayakers and rowers at this year’s Olympic Games, it’s an exciting time for the WA Tanks and the future of these sports, both for competitors and spectators.” Mr Randall said while the Olympics could be another eight years away for the Tanks team, the Local Sporting Champions Grant would help pay for equipment, club fees, training and transport to assist them in achieving that goal. “This grant went towards the cost of getting the Tanks to New South Wales for this year’s AC National Sprint Championships,” he said. Local Sporting Champions Grants of $500 for eligible individuals and $3000 for eligible teams are available to successful applicants. Decisions


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Held at the Roleystone Hall, and catered for by The Manse Restaurant, the Club awarded Best team players, crowned a new Club Champion, inducted five new Life Members and celebrated the mighty Y8’s as the 2012 Grand Final Premiers and Minor Premiers being undefeated all season. New President Adam Hancock thanked all the players, coaches, support staff and parents for a Adam Hancock (President) fantastic season, and said he is keen to continue that success both on and off the footy field. He is very enthusiastic in his new role, and welcomes any support from members/parents of the club. Y11’s player Oliver Sexton was named Club Champion 2012, with Y9 players Jarrod Johnston and Luke Gava in a tie for Runner-up. Y8 Best and Fairest was Bevan Hargrave, with Clayton Morfitt Y8’s Runner-up Clayton Morfitt, as Runner-up. Y9 Best and Fairest L-RFairest & Best Bevan Hargrave was Jarrod Johnston, with Luke Gava named Runner-up. Y10 Best and Fairest was Jake Spanjers, Y9’s with Travers Neillings as RunnerFairest & Best up. Y11 Best and Fairest was Jarrod Lochlin Luckens, with Bryce Johnston, Runner-up McRae-Lea named Runner-up. Luke Gava Y12 Best and Fairest was Oliver (absent) Sexton, and Luke Bradford was Runner-up. Teammates from Auskick and 2007 13’s Premiers, Michael Saffioti, Sean Campbell, Cody Spanjers, Monty Sallur and Tony Salpietro were named Life Members, in recognition of the 150 RJFC games they have each played. In his speech, Monty thanked Coach Sam Saffioti for his guidance, and for being a great mentor and a fantastic bloke. He said his successful and fun years in junior footy were a credit to L-R Y10’s Runner-up Travers Neillings, Sam, his teammates and the Club. Fairest & Best Jake Spanjers

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This year, the Roleystone Gymnastics Club is celebrating its 25th year of operation in the Roleystone/Karragullen area, and would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the club for their hard work and commitment, which has gotten the club to where it is today. The Roleystone Gymnastics club has just hired a new Head Coach/Administrator, Nicole Smith, who has 2 children attending the club, and is delighted to be filling the role. Nicole used to run a childcare centre, and will use her knowledge to push the club to new heights in the future. Nicole has been a great leader and mentor to the coaches and committee over the past term. The Roleystone Gymnastics Club has classes available for any age and ability, and spots are available in the following classes: Come and Play Gym Fun Girls Levels Boys Cheerleading

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This year the Roleystone Gymnastic Club will also have its first Cheerleading team enter into their first competition at the Gymnastic WA Centre in November. Good luck to them all! Our Cheer program teaches basic cheerleading skills, such as stunts, jumps and tumbling in a fun and safe way. Cheerleading is one of Australia’s fastest growing sports and we can give your child the opportunity to work as an individual but also learn many team skills. If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9496 1484, at roleystonegymnastics@hotmail.com, or you can visit our website www.roleystonegymnastics.myclub.org.au. We hope to see you at Roleystone Gymnastics Club in Term 4!

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Community Noticeboard City of Gosnells Eco Walks & Talks Experience Nature at its best with our guided walks. Provided by the Friends of Ellis Brook Valley, Friends of Mary Carroll Park & Friends of Brixton St Wetlands. Mary Carroll Park Fri 23 Nov 7-9.30pm Join local naturalist Marc Lane for sights and sounds of a wetland at night. Watch birds go to bed, catch a glimpse of a black cockatoo then look out for the diamond eyes of spiders, listen for a frog chorus and bats on high. Bookings are essential, call 9397 3111. Don Russell Performing Arts Centre Diving for Pearls - Thurs 18 Oct 8pm This social drama from an award winning Australian playwright is convincing and clever, as it explores the heroic struggle for a meaningful life, amidst the turmoil of change. Sleeping Beauty (Pantomime) by Wembley Theatre Co - Sun 4 Nov 1pm This witty take on the classic fairy tale from Tony Nicholls, charts the story of the famous princess from a life with over protective parents to the threat of a nasty witch hell bent on causing her demise before she turns sixteen. Add to this mix the hero Prince Meridian and his dog Pug, who are equally hell bent on protecting the princess from all possible threats. Can the prince change the course of history or will the princess succumb to her fate? The cast stars Peter Niblett, a professional actor from England who has starred in many pantomimes. This fun filled show has something for the whole family. Visit our website – www. gosnells.wa.gov.au, the Centre is situated on Murdoch Rd, Thornlie, next to Forest Lakes SC, office hours 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Ph: 9493 4577. Roleystone Boys Brigade If you have boys and are looking for an activity for them to do after school next term. Boys Brigade is on a Wednesday afternoon 5pm- 6.30pm (not school hols) contact Bruce Waddell 0410 088 324. Armadale Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 27 – 28 October 10am-5pm Community Hall Jull Street Armadale. All mediums on show. Demonstrations, Door Prizes & Devonshire Teas. ROLEYSTONE SCOUTS QUIZ NIGHT – A fundraiser for Jamboree Where: Roleystone Country Club. When: Saturday 3

November 7pm. Tables of 8. $10 per head (Pick up and pay on the night.) Call Karen 0423 881 134 to book your table. Always a great laugh, and a great night out! Business Armadale Armadale Region Business Association Tuesday 13 November Business Showcase at Brackenridge Village, Roleystone, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Email: events@businessarmadale.com.au Call us on 0427 422 540 www.businessarmadale.com.au PSYCHIC & HEALING FAIR Come along to your local Psychic & Healing Fair and support the Cancer Council WA. Sunday 25 November 9.30am-4.30pm Agonis Function Ctr 2232 Albany Hwy, Gosnells (near coffee shop entrance) Entry $5 – All raffle proceeds will go to Cancer Council WA. There will be Spiritual Mediums, Reiki, Tarot Readers, Reflexology, Aura Photographs, Egyptian Oil Reader, Crystal and Gift stalls and much more Coffee Shop next door, open all day for your convenience. For more info call Kathy or Michelle, 0414 898 179 or 0412 944 550. Hot Rod Show & Open Day Armadale Auto Parts • Sausage Sizzle • Live Music • Prizes • Product Demo’s Unit 7, 23 Gillam Drv Kelm, 9495 1932 www.armadaleautoparts.com. Roleystone Country Club Melbourne Cup Luncheon Tues 6 Nov Scrumptious Smorgasbord Lunch, Free $2 Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes, Watch it on the big screen TV, Best Hat Competition & Prize, Complimentary glass of champagne or wine on arrival, Raffles, Live Band “A Touch of Blue”. Fashion display by Veducci. Tickets $50pp, doors open at 10.30am, race starts at 12noon. Bookings essential 9397 5665 or call Lester North (Pres) 9397 5645, 0417 970 935. grand bazaar Roleystone Snrs 46 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Sun 21 Oct 9-1pm • Cake Stall • Tombola • White Elephant Stall • Homemade Soaps • Sausage Sizzle Come and join us for a fun day and grab a bargain! Bingo – Lumen Christi College Sports Centre, via Mills Rd East, Martin (follow the signs) Supporting student Ambassadors visiting Matrix Mission, India. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Cash Prizes, play from $3 per book – 20 games. All welcome, children must be over 12 to play. Date: Friday 26 October. Roleystone Community Garden Open Day Sun 28 Oct 10-3pm Robin Rd (old Primary School) Demonstrations, guest speaker, displays, free face painting and sausage sizzle, membership information, kids activities and a raffle. Join us and learn about our community garden and how to become involved. Laurie 0419 929 367 or Wendy 0408 920 817.


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The Grow Project is a local non-profit initiative that educates kids about the importance of living a sustainable life, encourages and promotes buying of local produce, eating fresh and healthy, growing your own vegetables and being environmentally friendly. Roleystone Community College is renowned for their leading film education program, but they are now branching out by growing a garden to emphasize the need for healthy eating as a part of the curriculum. The Grow Project attended the Karragullen Show on the 13th of October, demonstrating their healthy pizza making skills, which attendees were able to sample, along with receiving a recipe card. The next endeavour for these budding gardening enthusiasts is to raise money to build a kitchen where the kids can grow and cook their own food. “Our goal is give this remarkable community gift to the school for Christmas. If we raise enough funds, the kitchen can be completed over the school holidays, and will be established by the start of the 2013 school year in February,” said Caroline Legg, Vice-Chair of The Grow Project. To raise the $20,000 needed to make this possible, raffle tickets are being sold, with all prizes donated by Elaine Anfield from The Good Guys in Cannington. For only $2 a ticket, you can be in the draw to win a $4,000 gift card to spend at The Good Guys in Cannington this Christmas. “My real desire is to have kids learn where and how fruit and vegetables are grown. By making that personal connection with food they produce themselves, the kids will also be promoting healthy eating. I am just so proud to be a part of this wonderful project,” said Elaine Anfield, proprietor of The Good Guys in Cannington. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the school from Kindergarten to Year 10, on Facebook, throughout the Armadale Shire and at The Good Guys in Cannington.


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the girls are only 15 years of age, I asked if they would like to job share, which they eagerly agreed to. Their mum brought them along, as she wanted to find out about the traineeships. They settled into our centre very quickly, forming meaningful relationships with the children and their families. Their assessor from SMYL, Amanda, agreed with me that they were naturals. They soon got their Certificate III, and went on without hesitation to do the Diploma Traineeship. After running my Centre for the month of July, designing the program, helping children develop their individual interests and supporting other staff, children and their families, Demi and Taylor had their final assessments in August of this year. I was their age when I achieved my NNEB qualification in England, and after nearly 50 years in the childcare industry (30 of which were spent in my own Centre), I will be retiring at the end of the year. Demi and Taylor have a wonderful career ahead of them as qualified Childcare workers, and I wish them both success and happiness for their futures. Linda Edwards, Owner/Coordinator Magic Moon Childcare Centre.

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Quenda Survey exceeding all expectations! the Department of Environment and Conservation will use to map quenda habitat across Perth and the region. We’ve also learned that Perth folks are keen observers of animal behaviour, which is contributing to our knowledge of this species. Many people have reported that their resident quendas can be active at any time of day, not just at night time or at dusk. And i n t e r e s t i n g l y, many quendas don’t seem to mind sharing a backyard with a cat or a dog, even going so far as to steal their biscuits. Predation is still definitely a major threat to this species, but we think the really important thing to help the quendas survive in the presence of cats, dogs and foxes is good habitat for the quendas to hide in – low, dense vegetation for preference, although people are also reporting them using log piles or even sheds. Stay tuned for more quenda news. July 20, 2012. Posted by Kath Howard. Ref: http://blog.wwf.org. au/2012/07/quenda/.

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Wow, we have had an amazing response to the quenda survey recently launched by the Department of Environment and Conservation and WWF. It turns out Perth residents really love their bandicoots! Hundreds of people have called or emailed to let us know about the quendas in their garden, near their work or in their favourite bushland reserve. Since the story hit the papers, we have had over 800 sighting reports to date – and over 200 of those came in the first two days! It was just lucky we could call on Rebecca Boyland, our new Quenda Survey Assistant, to come in and handle the load. Rebecca at WWF and John Hudson at DEC have been busy taking phone calls and responding to hundreds of emails. If you have reported a quenda sighting and you haven’t heard back from us yet, please be patient. It will take us a while to process the back log of sighting reports. They’re also beavering away entering the sighting reports into a database that

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“On the other, Abbott’s comments today show Crook’s opinion carries no weight with the Coalition. “Tony Crook has just been the most recent in a list of critics of Tony Abbott’s stand on this issue. “Premier Barnett and Christian Porter have also pointed out that a lack of leadership from Tony Abbott will hurt WA wheat farmers. “What is becoming clearer by the day is that the Federal Coalition is a dysfunctional rabble who will put the interests of WA farmers last,” Senator Sterle said.

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Karate Camp 2012 – Fun on Wheels The Queen’s Birthday long weekend meant that the time had come around again for the annual Kofukan Karate Roleystone camp held in Pemberton. We had a strong number of families join us, including some visitors from our new Mandurah Club. The weekend included a range of activities, from mountain biking and 4WD-ing, to a communal dinner held on the Saturday night. Mountain biking provided the group with some adrenaline-pumping fun. It took some time for the riders to head to the top of the mountain but it was all worth the 2-3 minutes it took to make it back down. As the group met at the bottom of the mountain to discuss what parts of the track provided challenges and who nearly “hit the dirt”, Ben Clarke notified the group that he fell off and ended up being stuck upside down in the fork of two trees. Luckily, he was okay and ready to do it all again. The communal dinner held on Saturday night was a big success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the meals provided. I believe (ahem)

that the highlight of the dinner was the chocolate coated, bite- size cake balls provided by Brooke Williams. Sunday provided a wonderful day to go 4WD-ing to the beach. We left camp with a convoy of seven cars and took to the sand dunes. After a steep descent to the beach, most of the drivers were left wondering how on earth they were going to make it back to the top of the dunes. Comments flew around as to what tyre pressures everyone was running and what gear the car should be in. After all of our cars made it back to the top of the dunes, there was one person who had a smile that ran from one ear to the other: Wally McWalter, who thought that his car was too old to match it with the rest of the group. After 6 hours on the dunes it was time to head back to camp and crack open a celebratory drink. After a fun and busy weekend had by all, everyone is already looking forward to next year and an opportunity to further explore the region. Story and photographs by Brooke Williams.

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The Roleystone Tee-ball and Little League SponSor teams kicked off their seasons mid-October with U8’s tee-ball being played Saturdays at Springdale Park, U9-U13’s tee-ball down at AK Strikers Ground in Armadale, and the Little League team playing Wednesdays on a home and away season. In their first game, the Little League team put up a great fight, but went down 11-8 to the AK Strikers. The team played extremely well, well supported by pitchers Harry Conlin, Dylan Taylor and Matthew Sandiford. First time player David Lori produced the hit of the game, and Kayn Millersmith and Keanu Mills showed some good discipline base-running to score at the conclusion of the game. Both the tee-ball and baseball kids attended skill sessions during the October school holidays. A group of our teeballers attended Perth Heat development sessions at Baseball Park, and Perth Heat Development Officer Owen Reid conducted a 2 hour skill session with the Little League team on Monday the 8th of October. The club would like to acknowledge the Roleystone-Karragullen Bendigo Bank, which has once again agreed to another 2 year team sponsorship, which will enable us to get all new shirts for the “Bendigo Braves” Under 9’s team. In addition to the Telstra Grant reported last month, the Club has also been successful in securing a Healthway Healthy Club Sponsorship grant, which will be used to assist with coaching courses and purchasing new safety equipment for the U8 teams, such as batting helmets, pitchers’ helmets and chest protectors. This has allowed the club to donate surplus tee-ball, baseball gear and old uniforms as part of a care package to South Africa. The care package will supplement a Club which has only one bat.

(top-bottom) RTBC were recently awarded a $1000 grant from the Telstra Kids Grant. Pictured Lana, Dean, Ryan and Dave Reilly who nominated the club with the U13 Tee-ball Team. Roleystone kids who have attended the Perth Heat Tee-ball camps. Kayn Millersmith, Keanu Mills and Conner Oelsen waiting to bat.

(left) Harry Conlin, Hugo Palma, Owen Reid, Jaime Hodges & Dylan Taylor (Perth Heat Clinic 8/10/12).

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Former Roleystone Theatre performer skates in for Australian musical premiere ‘We Can Make It’ and ‘Coloured Lights’, later featured in the Kander and Ebb musical revue “And The World Goes Round”. Flood plays Anna, the feisty, strong and determined single mother. “It’s a dream role to be playing,” she said. “Life has thrown many challenges Anna’s way and she’s been left to run a rollerskating rink alone. There are times when she’s angry about her plight, to the point where she questions her faith in God, but she never loses her fighting spirit or sense of humour. I love ‘The Rink’ for many reasons; my first introduction was listening to the music, which captivated me with lyricism so much that I found myself wanting to find out more about the story. Once I read the script, I was hooked on the clever blend of humour, nostalgia, and the fascinating dynamics of the mother-daughter relationship.” Involved in theatre on and off for most of her life, Flood has performed with Hayman, Roleystone, Garrick, Melville and Limelight Theatres, as well as the Graduate Dramatic Society, most recently appearing in “Mindgame” at Playlovers. “Most of my experience is in plays, so taking a lead role in a musical is pushing me way out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I’m looking forward to Former Roleystone Theatre performer Susan the challenge, with a Flood (second from left), and Mirella Renel play The Roleystone Autumn Festival organisation is underway, mixture of terror and mother and daughter trying to let go of the past, in the date has been set for Saturday 13th April 2013 10am-3pm. the Australian premiere of “The Rink”, with Kate exhilaration.” The event meetings in the lead up will be at Director Alida Chaney Sisley and McKinley Severson alternating as the 7:30pm on the last Friday of each month, said she has wanted to young girl. at the Roleystone Country Club. stage “The Rink” ever since she heard the song ‘The Apple Doesn’t Fall For more information about the Roleystone Autumn Festival Very From The Tree’ featured in the show. “This play is a musical with many highs and lows,” she said. “It’s a tricky show because the men all play several roles, and the two women have to be brilliant all-rounders. or contact Fraser Williams, My youngest daughter Amy is the choreographer, and even though not all fraser@roleystonerealestate.com.au. We invite you to the men are natural dancers, her patience and determination is now paying come along and be a part of a first-class event that raises over dividends. The roller skating hasn’t been easy either, but Ian Cross, who was $10,000 for the Roleystone Community College. in the English and German productions of “Starlight Express”, is endowing This community event is proudly supported by the cast with his vast skating and theatrical knowledge. “I am excited by this show, because it has no benchmarks to live up to here in Australia. Our show will be setting the standard, and I feel it will be a hard one to follow.” The Rink will play at 8pm on November 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th and December 1st, with a 2pm matinee and following high tea on November 18th, and a 7pm show on November Welcome to our third edition of 25th. Tickets $25 adults, and $20 our heritage calendar for 2013. concession. To book, call 0415 777 The development of the timber 173, go to bookings@playlovers.org. industry and the establishment au or go online at www.playlovers. of mills towns and settlements org.au. Playlovers is located at Hackett Hall on Draper Street (off in the Darling Escarpment was Underwood Ave), in Floreat.

This November, former Roleystone Theatre performer Susan Flood is appearing in the Australian premiere of a musical, written by the team behind “Chicago” and “Cabaret”. Written by Kander and Ebb, and directed by Alida Chaney from Playlovers, “The Rink” is set in a rundown 1970’s rollerskating rink on the US east coast. The story follows a mother and daughter, characters played by Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli in the original Broadway production, who try to find forgiveness and a way to let go of the past. Some of the songs featured, such as ‘The Rink, ‘Marry Me’,

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Author Anna Jacobs visits Seville Grove This special event will give you a chance to hear Anna discuss her books, writing process and allow you to ask questions. Tues 23 Oct, Seville Grove Library 2-3pm. Bookings are essential call 9399 0800. Photo care and conservation Cristina Albillos is a Snr Conservator at the State Library of WA and will teach you how to care for your family photos so the memories do not fade. Thurs 25 Oct, Armadale Library 10-12pm. Bookings are essential call 9399 0125. Free housing seminar A representative from Senior’s Housing WA and Independent Living will provide information for older people looking to find out more on various housing options available. Modifying Your Home Wed 31 Oct , Southside Care, 10A Gilliam Drive, Kelmscott 10-12pm. Bookings are essential call 9399 0642.

Hundreds of local residents are expected to bring along their canine friends to the City of Armadale’s Dogs Day Breakfast on Sunday 28 October from 9am-1pm at Rushton Park, Kelmscott. Rushton Park will be bustling with plenty of free activities and pet advice with stallholders ranging from obedience trainers, “We hope the sun will be shining dog groomers, agility demonstrators, local veterinarians and pet product to welcome the day” so COME TO companies. Stallholders at this year’s THE FAIR. Lots of lovely things Dogs Day Breakfast will include to buy for Christmas gifts. Great Perth Staffordshire Bull Terrier raffle prizes including a Christmas Association, Bark Busters, City Hamper, Books, Plants, Cakes and Farmers, Better Pets and Gardens Produce etc. and many more. There will also be Enjoy a selection of refreshments attractions for children including whilst listening to music by “ face painting, bouncy castles, iceClassic Sounds”. creams and food stalls. Children don’t forget the colouring “Armadale is one of the highest dog competition, a picture on A4 size ownership regions in Perth, due to paper of what you will be doing our unique outer-metro lifestyle, and on Christmas Day. we need to encourage responsible We look forward dog ownership” said Armadale to seeing you all. Mayor Henry Zelones. Maybe Father Christmas will “Dogs Day Breakfast is an put in an appearance. opportunity for the City to promote responsible dog ownership and care The VALLEY Reporter in the community. The City’s rangers proudly supports will be in attendance and will happily st christophEr’s church answer questions residents may have regarding their dogs. Dogs are required to be on-leash at all times.

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Once upon a time, Roleystone resident Graeme Cross had a wish – to appear in a madcap fairytale that adults would enjoy. Presented by A lad in sane productions at the Midland Junction Arts Centre this October, “Fairytale of Sorts” is partly inspired by the films “A Knight’s Tale” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Cross plays three characters; a guard, a peasant and a servant named Archibald. “Archibald is a servant who thinks of himself as a step above his master and everybody else,” he Roleystone resident Graeme Cross (right), plays said. “The main challenge several characters in “Fairytale of Sorts” with is delivering his Cockney Stuart Porter. accent. I also haven’t played more than one role in a play before, so creating different characters for each part will be fun to do.” First stepping up to the stage in a 1994 production of “The Glass Menagerie” in Queensland, Cross has since performed in numerous productions with Ipswich Little, Nash and Townsville Little Theatres, and appeared earlier this year in “Who Knows” at Garrick Theatre. In 2000 and 2001, he was named Best Actor at the Cement Box Theatre’s annual BugFest held at the University of Queensland. “Fairytale of Sorts” appealed to Cross because of the risk-taking element in the writing. “I’ve always been a fan of theatre that is somewhat left-of-centre,” he said. “I like scripts that take risks and aren’t afraid to enter uncharted waters – or even charted waters full of piranhas!” Writer and director Johnny Grim, who also acts in the play, said audiences should expect nothing but pure fun. “It may differ from many plays in that there’s no ‘take-home’ message,” he said. “It’s a play for those who adhere to the old saying about laughter being the best medicine. In a time long ago, in days before TV, Facebook, and X-Box 360’s, villagers gathered in the town square to listen to the fanciful tales of the storytellers. This play harks back to those medieval times, as we join the good folk of Partridgedale and meet with a host of lovable misfit characters. Besides a love of writing comedy material, I was also inspired by watching the hilarious television show Horrible Histories with my son.” “Fairytale of Sorts” plays at 8pm on October 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th, as well as at 5pm on October 21st and 28th. All tickets cost $15. To book, call 0430 889 789 or send an email: fairytaleofsorts@gmail.com. The Midland Junction Arts Centre is at 276 Great Eastern Highway (near the corner of Cale Street) in Midland.


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House Cleaning Services Are you an experienced Available Honest, reliable, Babysitter and need hard-working. References some more employment Contact Geraldine opportunities? Have 9498 2798, 0425 047 092 you recently celebrated Have you got something to a special occasion? sell,or are you looking for Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary or Christening something inparticular? then let everyone know by Then let everyone know by putting it in putting your details in The Valley Reporter The Valley Reporter other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: Armadale Police 9399 0222, 13 11 26, Fire & Emergency Services 1300 657 209, SES 132 500, Western Power 131 351, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 132 203,

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volunteers wanted Radio Lollipop urgently requires volunteers for the Armadale Hospital Children’s Ward. If you have a spare 2hrs p/wk, are over 18 and would like to bring some happiness to a child’s hospital stay. Ph: Helen 9390 8850, 0458 888 498 or Radio Lollipop on 9340 8835

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, Womens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, For Passenger Assistance on Transperth Train Services call 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline: 1300 766 541


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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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we Sat Weare areopen openTues Wed1.45-2.30pm 11.30-12.15 &&Sat 9.30-10.30am the school term. 9.30-10.30am during school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email roleystonetoylibrary@yahoo.com.au

Roleystone Toy Library

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

Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale

 Ph: 9399 0410 www.visitarmadale.com.au

 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 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 Saturday 13th October – Book your site online at www.karragullenexpo.org.au, email: romaspiccia@ hotmail.com Ph 9293 7132 A/H 0418 939 134 www.onelifewa.com.au Supporting a Community that supports SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show 19th & 20th October, Rushton Park, Kelmscott. Phone: 9495 4001 each other – Life line 13 11 14 email: info@kelmscottshow.com.au This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX – www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au. Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 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 for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences in October 7pm. Contact Garth Scotford 9296 1497 or email: kdbclub@bigpond.com If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to Email: thevalleyreporter@ 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone iinet.net.au. 

Roleystone Community Alive Group

Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail: rksc@iinet.net.au

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

ROLEYSTONE GUMNUT PLAYGROUP

A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL Registrars’ Ellen Southgate on 6396 2498 contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 & Marie Hoffmann on 0404 996 670 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

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

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Social TenniS iS7pm-8.30pm played aT The club • Social Tennis Monday nights • Wednesday mornings adulTS; WedneSday morningS from 9am 9am onwards • Friday mornings 9am-11am (run through Family Centre with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm and 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 6991. E: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. Wendy Tucker Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 Graham Boase(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 94966620, 3220,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053, Helen Mantle (Treas.) Virginia Bird (Club (Club Capt.) Capt.)9397 93906620 7668 John Meharry (Treas.)9390 9397 2335 6536,&Wendy Tucker

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Buffet Luncheon $55.00 per person Araluen Golf Resort, Country Club Ave, Roleystone e: views101@araluenresort.com.au www.views101.com.au Open 6 Days Lunch Tues – Sun 11.30am - 3pm, Dinner Fri from 6pm

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