GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.
   

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held on Wednesday, 16th February 2005 commencing 8 pm
Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA
The formal agenda of the meeting will be on public display in the noticeboards outside the Chemist, at the bus stops, and in Greenwich library.
Amongst other things, agenda items will include receipt of GCA's Annual Report; Financial Statements; Auditor's Report and, most importantly, the election of office bearers for 2005.
Please note :- Meetings start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm (or earlier)for supper.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Did the GCA do enough for you in 2004?
What more would you like us to do to help enhance this community in 2005?
Be sure to come to our AGM this year to stay informed about the issues which may affect you, and voice your hopes and concerns for the community for the year ahead.
Is the character of Greenwich under threat?
What’s happening with the new LEP? Is our community in danger of over-development?
How can we best enhance communications within this community with our Councillors and Web page www.greenwich.org.au ?

Come along and elect the executive committee for 2005. Why not stand for office yourself, or nominate a willing friend at the AGM?

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COMMITTEES
At the AGM members will be asked to stand for the GCA Planning and Building Committee (6) which reviews Development Applications and as representatives for the following committees and groups: Shell Community Consultation (3); Lane Cove Main Street (1); Lane Cove Tunnel Action Group (1); East Ward Traffic Committee (1) and Lane Cove Alliance (1).
WOOLWORTHS SAGA , or
HERE WE GO AGAIN
On 20/12/04 the Woolworths/Car Park/Library development was approved and the matter appeared to be finalised, since number of amendments were made to the conditions of approval in Woolworths favour. However, Woolworths have reignited the debate through two Section 96 applications. One of the submissions is to avoid paying the Section 94 fees which others have to pay in Development Applications!
Additionally, questions regarding the actual numbers of new parking spaces continue to go unanswered. Considering the high priority given to this issue by residents, this remains a contentious matter.

GREENWICH SPORT REGISTRATION
The registrations for the soccer and netball teams will be at the Uniting Church, 9 Carlotta St., Greenwich on
Thursday, 10th Feb, from 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, 12th Feb from 8.30 am to 10.00
Enquires, Soccer Howard Paton, 9906 6236
Netball Sue Bowers, 9436 3084

SANTA AT GREENWICH
There is nothing like the gleaming, happy faces of Greenwich children when Santa comes into the wharf at 8.00 am on Christmas Day – a wonderful start to a very special day. Donations for refreshments during Santa's visit went to the Sydney City Mission. Thank you for your support and to
all Santa's helpers.

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
On 13th December 2004, the annual "Carols by Candlelight" was held in the Community Hall instead of the usual site at Leemon Reserve due to uncooperative weather. The hall was full of the sound of Christmas joy, led by the Greenwich Carollers with a fine "back-up band" of musicians. The children were in particularly fine voice. Our thanks go the host of people involved in making the evening such a success: $700 was raised for local youth related programs in partnership with the Synergy Youth Centre in Lane Cove.

THE ISABELLE HEIM FUND
Many Greenwich residents enjoyed bubbles, croissants, and coffee at a New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch, at La Renaissance in the Rocks, to help this young disabled girl in our community. The event raised more than $5,000, and it is now a tickets-only annual event . Winner of the Gourmet Hamper was George Clarke and Judy Flayter won the Grape Vine accommodation package in the Hunter Valley. Our thanks go to all who attended, sent donations and to those who helped on the day.

LANE COVE CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
Nominations close 18 Feb. Categories are Young Achiever, Music/Art/Culture, Sport, Workplace Awards, Community Service, Leadership, Outstanding Business, and (new this year) Access and Disability Award. There is a link on www.greenwich.org.au for the Nomination Forms.

GREENWICH/ST LEONARDS PARKING STUDY – COULD AFFECT YOU!
Comments on the Greenwich/St Leonards Parking Study close 18th Feb. This particularly affects residents from the Pacific Highway down to Wilona Ave but will have flow-on effects for us all. Follow the link on the Greenwich website or view at Council or in the Libraries.

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2005 20/4/05, 15/6/05, 17/8/05, 19/10/05, 14/12/05
Rob Starling, Pres Pam Palmer Sec John Gebler N’letter Ed
9437 6183 9437 6417 9436 2874
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61st YEAR SERVING THE GREENWICH COMMUNITY