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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Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh are expected to make a significant and long-awaited bridge announcement tomorrow.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
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A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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