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.
A local driver took the sign ‘‘drive through’’ a bit too seriously on Monday night when he crashed into the Cricketers Arms Hotel bottle shop at Mooroopna about 8pm.
In a tight tense affair, the Yarrawonga Pigeons have defeated the Wodonga Bulldogs by 28 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
Sam Lowndes might have been the youngest member of the North-Eastern Knights under 13 hockey side, but he still made a big impact at the Junior State Hockey Championships in Melbourne last week.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
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Scores of local farmers and concerned community groups will travel to Barham today to protest the Murray Darling Basin Plan in front of key Senators and Members of Parliament.
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Last week work began on dismantling the historic Cobram Saleyards, marking the end of an era.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The second annual National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was in action at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre last Wednesday and Thursday.
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