Glenorie Progress Association

Apologies for no meeting in September but I was on a trip to Cairns and unfortunately our VP was taken to hospital on the day. We hope to see you all at our October meeting on Tuesday 9th October at 7:45pm at the RSL Club.

I am very pleased to advise that we now have a Technology Officer. We all know the importance of a vital website and Firoz (Graphic, Print & Web Designer) is working on setting up the correct procedure to join the Association online. He has set up the Apply online button and the application form can be filled out. Then when the applicant is approved by the Committee, an invoice can be sent for the membership fee to be paid online or otherwise. Firoz, like the rest of us, is doing this voluntarily so thank you Firoz. On a similar note, don’t forget to support our volunteers with businesses like Adelphi Printing, Hills Accounting Solutions and of course the Glenorie RSL for their contribution to our association.

We are still looking for two important people to assist us in our work – a Secretary and a Public Information Officer, the latter particularly to assist in the organisation of Public Information evenings. Other hard workers are

• Planning SC. Adrian Howie is proactive in leading this group and we have held positive meetings with both Councils.

• Environment Committee – Pat Schwartz leads this committee and it active in planning a series of lifestyle workshops to be run at Glenorie Hall, starting with the Fire Awareness workshop planned to be held on 8 October. Both Hornsby and The Hills RFS brigades are to be included in the workshop. Hornsby Council will hire us the Hall at no cost and will cover insurance. Hope to see you all there for vital advice to Get Ready for the Bushfire Season.

• Glenorie Hall Committee has met again with Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence in attendance to discuss the ongoing management of the Hall and the current plan to conduct workshops. A draft Business Plan has been circulated to the Hall Committee and they are working on its completion. Then the work will start on getting quotes and adding figures to match the ideas mooted. Other matters addressed during the month of August: A response was sent to Hornsby Council and Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence re the drawings for the beautification for the gardens around the bus bay at Glenorie with all the input from members and surrounding residents: We congratulated the Council’s Waste Department and requested that they continue with the beautification of the Glenorie area and install the gardens as displayed on the plans, but with the following considerations:

• Ensure that the plantings at the corner of Cairnes Road are of only low ground covers so as to not inhibit the line of sight of motorists exiting Cairnes Road

• Ensure that the logs surrounding the gardens will be anchored so they will not be able to be moved (as they have been since the initial works)

• Ensure that the logs surrounding the gardens are termite proofed

• Check other trees in the garden for termite activity and spray if needed

• Remove the branches overhanging the bus bay area for the safety of commuters and

• Remove any dangerous trees for the above reasons.