Shepparton’s Blue Ribbon Foundation committee has renewed its commitment to the community.RIAHN SMITH June 5, 2014 4:34am
Emmett Dunne, Superintendent Mick Sayer, Goulburn Valley Health chief executive Dale Fraser, Shepparton Blue Ribbon Foundation vice-president Gail Jenkins, president Dean Lloyd, and committee members Dave Bajada, Brent Ward and Glenn Gibson.
The revamped body that raises money for the community in honour of fallen police officers was yesterday relaunched at Shepparton Police Station.
Committee member and Freers Panel Works manager David Bajada joined the group in 2004 to make his community contribution, but said movement of committee members meant it had not been as active as they would have liked for some time.
‘‘It’s been a couple of years since we’ve really been in full swing,’’ Mr Bajada said.
‘‘It hadn’t fallen apart, but over the last three months it’s started to take off again.’’
Committee president and Youth Services Officer Senior Constable Dean Lloyd said the new Blue Ribbon team would be making themselves more visible in the community.
‘‘There’ll be a Blue Ribbon football match later this year and a community safe plate day at Bunnings,’’ he said.
‘‘The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia are a great supporter and they’ll be hosting a Blue Ribbon shoot as well.’’
Sen Const Lloyd said a recent appearance at a Shepparton Rotary Show earned about $1700 for the fundraising coffers.
He said the aim of the committee was to promote awareness about the role of police and to raise funds for Goulburn Valley Health.
‘‘It’s about us remember fallen members through donating to our community,’’ he said.
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The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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