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Mayor's message 16 February 2010

Mayor John Procopiadis
Cr. John Procopiadis
Mayor of Randwick 

Get involved in your precinct!

I encourage you to get involved in your local precinct. Precinct committees are a great chance for you to make a contribution to the Council's decision making process. Local precinct meetings are also a good way to raise local community issues and concerns.

In total we have 12 precincts in our City. Any resident or property owner is welcome to attend and take part in discussions and vote on resolutions.

For a list of precincts and meeting information, visit the Council's website.

International Women's Day 2010

The Councils 6th International Women's Day Art Competition and Exhibition is on again. This very successful event is organised to celebrate International Women's Day and highlight the invaluable contribution to our community by women in Randwick City.

The competition is open to all females over 12 years of age living, studying or working in the Randwick City.  Artwork may be of any medium e.g. painting, drawing, textile, ceramics, sculpture and photography.  

All entries must be delivered to the Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick on Monday 1 March between 10.00 am and 6 pm. An awards ceremony will be held at the Randwick Community Centre on Saturday 6 March from 10 am - 12 noon. The exhibition will be open to the public for viewing on Tuesday 9 March 2 - 5 pm, Wednesday 10 March 4 - 6 pm and Thursday 11 March 12.30 - 4 pm at the Randwick Community Centre.

Please visit Council's website for the competition entry form and guidelines or contact Council's Community Programs team on 9399 0902.

The Irish Vanguard: Researching the first Irish transported to Sydney

On Saturday 20 February, the Randwick & District Historical Society and Randwick City Library Service will be hosting a talk by historian, Barbara Hall, author of several books including her latest publication, The Irish Vanguard.  

Barbara will explore the experiences of Irish settlers in the colony of New South Wales. 

Come along and hear about this fascinating history at 2pm at Bowen Library and Community Centre, 669 - 673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra. This is a free talk and bookings are not required. Refreshments will be served. 

Migration to Surf

Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club are holding a session of Migration2surf on Sunday 21 February between 9am and 1pm. This is a free beach and sea safety course aimed at people who have migrated to Australia from countries where there is not a strong beach culture.

The session will include a one on one practical session with a lifesaver and will cover water safety issues. If you would like to build your water confidence and have fun, register your name along with your date of birth to migration2surf@gmail.com


Free tickets to Haiti fundraiser

In the wake of the recent earthquake devastating the small Caribbean Island of Haiti, many children have been left without parents. To help the orphans of Haiti, the Springtime Greek Glendi Committee has organised a fundraiser to be held at South Sydney Juniors Club on Wednesday 3 March.

Randwick Council has contributed $3000 to this worthy fundraising initiative and is giving away 100 free tickets to the first people who contact the Council and would like to attend the event.

There is a limit of two tickets per person. Phone lines open at 9am on Friday 19 February, so get in quick if you would like to support this fundraiser. For tickets, please contact the Council's Customer Call Centre on 1300 722 542.