The Association will run another fund-raising event this New Year’s Eve.
There will be music by:
DARCY CATE COLLIER & THE TIES
JANET KELLY & PHIL
RED KETTLE FOLK CLUB MUSOS
+ OPEN MIKE HOUR
BBQ food available for sale
From a tee-shirt promoting a previous fund-raising event.
For this event, the Management Committee is looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the BBQ which will be offering for sale hamburgers and steak and sausage sandwiches, also volunteers are needed for a cleanup on the following morning. Volunteers for the BBQ will have free admission on the night. The BBQ at the Reopening event was operated by volunteers from The Blackall Rangers Motor Cycle Club.
The Association now has insurance policys covering our public liability committments, property insurance for the Obi Obio hall building, and volunteer insurance in the case of injury, with a total cost approximately $4,500.00. This is a major part of the annual cost of running the hall, with electricity and gas expenses and hall maintenance comprising the remainder. Funds are also required for hall improvements , and for folding tables, folding chairs and more kitchen equipment.
The Association realized a total profit of approx $2,000.00 from the Reopening Event, consisting of funds received from the sale of building materials, BBQ and coffee, plus donations.
Obi Obi Hall 100 year birthday celebrations.
The Association intends to celebrate this event on Saturday the 19th of October 2013, feedback on the date and community involvement welcome.
MEXICAN BEAN TREE – cecropia
This tree produces thousands of seeds that can be spread by birds and bats to colonise recently disturbed or cleared areas.
- A declared Class 1 species from South America.
- Introduced originally via plant nurseries.
- May become a serious weed problem in creeks and rainforest areas.
- Has been found in Nambour.
Mexican Bean tree grows to 20 metre tall, has leaves silvery on the underside with a similar shape to paw-paw, and distinctive flowers and fruit.
Images courtesy of Biosecurity Queensland