Welcome to Randel's Dates.

This information sheet is produced by Randel on a volunteer basis & it is wise to confirm dates etc. because things change and sometimes mistakes are made! Send her a message on whatsonatwhitecliffs@gmail.com or 0457 478 759 if you see something that may be of interest to the people of White Cliffs or if you would like to receive a copy..

Are you holding a meeting? Don’t forget the Listen 6 hearing system so that those with some hearing loss can take part!
It can be booked and collected from the White Cliffs Sporting Club—ph. 0457 478 759 or contact Dick Wagner

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Þ Far West Local Health District, Excellence in Nursing Awards 2018
Congratulations to Belinda Latham from the White Cliffs Health Service on receiving the Consumer Appreciation Award.

Þ NSW Firearm Amnesty—July 1 to September 30, 2018
“NSW residents have another chance to do the right thing and either surrender unwanted or prohibited weapons or become a responsible owner and register their firearm” Minister for Police, Troy Grant
Firearms and firearm related items can be surrendered under amnesty arrangement at approved drop-off points, which include licensed firearm dealers, mobile stations and police stations.
Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into public places – including police stations. Anyone with concerns about handling firearms or safely transporting them can contact the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry on 13000 362 562 for assistance. Www.police.nsw.gov.au

Þ Regional Telecommunications Review
The review will look at ways we can maximise the economic and social benefits that next-generation telecommunication services can provide to our local communities.
The Committee will shortly call for submissions and will undertake public consultations in regional and rural areas later in the year. The Committee is expected to report to government by the end of September 2018.
More information on the review and the terms of reference are available at www.rtirc.gov.au

Þ Musician/Performer wanted
Community Restorative Centre in Wilcannia is looking for a musician/songwriter to run a song writing group. They are looking for someone who is reliable, punctual and good at helping people find an expression through music
Please contact Ian Harvey on 0428 638 160 or Foketi Thorneycroft on 0455 178 900 for more information.

Þ The NSW Drought Transport Fund
If you need to move stock, fodder or water, the NSW Drought Transport Fund is available now and can provide low-interest loans of up to $20,000 with a two-year interest and repayment free period - visit Drought Hub online for full details of available assistance
www.droughthub.nsw.gov.au

Þ White Cliffs (the film) 2015
https://www.ozflix.tv/#!/browse/film/3832/white-cliffs
White Cliffs is an obscure portrait of a remote outback opal-mining town, painted through the experiences, beliefs and hopes of a cross section of the community. What was once the most bountiful land of Opal in the world is now home to ghosts of the frontier. Men and women toil in unbearable summers on the mine-ridded fields, digging for the precious stone and forsaking all else: family, intimacy and financial security.
This film explores the lives of nine individuals who have made White Cliffs their home. Some live there permanently by choice, some pop in for a mid year adventure, some are running from their past and some have accepted their complacent fate. Many hold tight the comforts of a tiny town: a wave, lunch at the sports club, a beer at the pub. But underneath this harmonious image is a place racked with divisions, absurdity and mysticism, as White Cliffs time allows for morbid acceptance and mundane fervour.

 

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Check out the weekly & monthly events further down the page!

The Next 7 days

Fridays, 10.00am Outback Corner Store
Craft
Join the ladies as they sew, knit & natter.
All welcome

Fridays, 3-5pm White Cliffs Hall
Table tennis
players welcome.
Contact Barbara Gasch

Fridays 6pm
Locals dinner at the Store. Bookings preferred.
Visitors always welcome.

Sundays 8am White Cliffs Sporting Club
Email: WCSC2836.secretary@gmail.com
Golf

Sunday, May 27 11am to 1pm River Meeting Gallery, Queens Head, Wilcannia
Wilcannia 1983-2018—Gerrit Fokkema Photographs

Sundays, 4 pm White Cliffs Hotel/Motel
Euchre—All welcome

Sundays 6pm White Cliffs Sporting Club
Bar open—volunteers with RSA certificates needed
7pm Dinner (Feb/March to Dec) —volunteers needed to help serve & clean up

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am to 2.30pm White Cliffs Hall
White Cliffs Work for the Dole Program (WFD)
Feel free to visit, drop off or pick up sewing jobs, pop in for a cuppa and discuss your community ideas. Maybe we can turn them into WFD activities.
Supervisor: Jane Stevenson 0429601870

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am to 2pm The Art House (opposite the White Cliffs Health Clinic)
Art Group Painting
Donation $2
All Welcome—contact Jane Stevenson

Mondays, 3-5pm White Cliffs Hall .
Table tennis - players welcome
Contact Barbara Gasch

Tuesday, May 29 1pm Webinar
Funny Feeds Featuring Geoff Duddy of Sheep Solutions
An overview of some of the more unusual feed options for landholders and some of the pros and cons associated with them.
Participants are required to register beforehand and those unable to attend on the day will have access to a recording
To register, visit lls.nsw.gov.au/western and for further information on the webinar contact Gemma Turnbull on (02) 6870 8632

Wednesday, May 30. White Cliffs Health Centre
RFDS—Chris Diehm
No mental health.

Wednesday, May 30 6 pm to 8.30 pm Red Earth Opal
Full Moon Meditation and Walk
This is a Free Event for locals and visitors to experience some time out for inner reflection and connection to self, others and the beauty of nature at the time of the Full Moon.
There will be a brief introduction of how to quiet the Mind, let go of the past month and move into the Present Moment and connect to our own Heart. This will be followed by some quite time that could include but is not limited to: silent meditation, guided meditation, music, sound vibrations, breathing techniques and gentle seated yoga.
We will follow this with a gentle quiet walk under the full moon and surround by the beauty of our magnificent vast Outback landscape.
This is a gentle time and space to Breathe Out, to let go of our busy and often stressful lives and experience a deep connection to life.

Thursdays 7.30pm White Cliffs Hall
Indoor bowls—
Gold coin donation, bring a plate.
Contact: Ron Dowton
All welcome

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Saturday, June 2 White Cliffs
Far West Pest Control—White Cliffs
Call or SMS Gary on 0427530798 to book or contact him through the Far West Pest Control Facebook page

1st Monday White Cliffs Historical Vehicles Club from April to December
Vice-President Rob Dyson
Secretary Bert Gale

Monday June 4, White Cliffs Clinic
White Cliffs Health Council (closed meeting)
Any queries, questions or issues can be raised with the Health Council members:
Bill Hoskins Dick Wagner
Annette Turner Bert Gale
Vicky White Randel Greene
Ros Shannon Jenny Hoskins

June 4 - Opening of Mt Gipps Resort—Broken Hill

Thursday, June 7 White Cliffs Health Service
RFDS—Jo Ho
Mental Health—Susan Jordan

Sunday, June 10 CANCELLED
Wilcannia Field and Fun Day

Wednesday, June 13 White Cliffs Health Service
RFDS—Jo Ho
Mental Health—Vivian Bachelier

Tuesday, June 19 7.30 pm—White Cliffs Community Hall
White Cliffs Miners’ Association
Email: wcma2012@hotmail.com
President: Ron Dowton 08 8091 6711,
Vice President Brad Atkins 08 8091 6635,
Secretary/Treasurer Jane Stevenson 0438790510. .
Committee: Doug Brook, Dick Wagner, Jurgen Hecht, Graeme Dowton

Wednesday, June 20 White Cliffs Health Service
Dermatology Clinic—Dr Christine Riordan (Richardson)
Please note: CBMC Dermatology appointments—Patients will require a referral and must see the GP for a skin check prior to seeing the dermatologist
RFDS—Mike Forster
No Mental Health

Saturday, June 23 7 pm Red Earth Opal Café
Nick Barker LIVE at REO
Nick is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist who formed a rock, power pop band, Nick Barker & the Reptiles, in March 1988. Their cover version of Cockney Rebel's "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" reached the top 30 on the Australian Recording Industry Association(ARIA) Singles Chart in November 1989. They provided two top 40 albums on the related ARIA Albums Chart, Goin' to Pieces (1989) and After the Show(1991). He formed another group, Barker, in 1993, and their single, "Time Bomb", was listed at No. 20 on Triple J Hottest 100 for 1994. Barker then went solo from 1995.
Tickets: https://parlourgigs.com/gigs/5aaf4d0ad8a6a9780128d4c1

Wednesday, June 27 White Cliffs Health Service
RFDS—Jo Ho
Mental Health—Vivian Bachelier

June 29 Nominations close for Far West District Health Service staff recognition awards.
Nomination forms are available on-line on the Far West LHD website, from the health service or by contacting FWLHD-Feedback@health.nsw.gov.au.

Friday, July 6 NSW school holidays start

Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8 White Cliffs Underground Art Festival—including exhibition of the Gwen Rowe Historical Collection by the Broken Hill Library
Contact: Cree Marshall (Chairperson), Cherryl Fyffe (Art exhibition), Hayley Atkins/Linda George (Saturday night entertainment), Rex Duncombe (Gwen Rowe/White Cliffs exhibition), Randel Greene (history trail), Glenys Smiley (craft table)

Monday, August 6 White Cliffs Public School
Sports Day Practice

Tuesday, August 7
School Of The Air Sports Day

Wednesday, August 8
School Choral Festival

Wednesday, August 8 White Cliffs Health Service
Ophthalmology Clinic—Richard Rawson & Bruce Rigby

Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10 Broken Hill
Broken Hill Athletics Carnival (for those who qualify)

Monday, September 17 Wilcannia Health Service Appointments through Kerry, HSC 08 8080 3735
Dermatology Clinic—Dr Ian McCrossin
Please note: CBMC Dermatology appointments—Patients will require a referral and must see the GP for a skin check prior to seeing the dermatologist

Friday, September 28 NSW school holidays start

Monday, October 15 NSW school holidays end

Wednesday, December 19 NSW school holiday end.

Weekly Activities:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays & the 1st Thursday of the month 9am to 2.30pm White Cliffs Hall
White Cliffs Work for the Dole Program (WFD)
Feel free to visit, drop off or pick up sewing jobs, pop in for a cuppa and discuss your community ideas. Maybe we can turn them into WFD activities.
Supervisor: Jane Stevenson 0429601870

Wednesdays & Fridays
St. Mary’s Pharmacy, Wilcannia delivery to White Cliffs

Monday & Fridays, 3-5pm
Table tennis at the Hall - players welcome.
Contact Barbara Gasch???.

Thursdays 7.30pm
Indoor bowls at the Hall– all welcome—
Gold coin donation, bring a plate. Contact Ron Dowton

Fridays, 10.30am
Craft at the Red Earth Café or other locations when Red Earth is closed.
Join the ladies as they sew, knit & natter.
Shirley Owen is offering some alpaca wool for the spinners. Contact her on ethelfarmer@hotmail.com if you would like her to bring some up for you.

Fridays 6pm
Locals dinner at the Store. Bookings preferred.
Visitors always welcome.

White Cliffs Sporting Club
Email: WCSC2836.secretary@gmail.com
Golf—Any day, any time. $5 green fee (honesty system applies). Clubs available for hire—even left-handed.
Club rooms available for hire—catering available
Sundays, 8 am Golf
6pm Bar open—volunteers with RSA certificates needed
7pm Dinner (Feb/March to Dec) —volunteers needed to help serve & clean up

Sundays, 4 pm White Cliffs Hotel/Motel
Euchre—All welcome

Sundays—10am Wilcannia St. John’s Catholic Church
Liturgy

White Cliffs Swimming Pool
run by the White Cliffs Swimming Pool Committee (s355 committee of the Central Darling Shire.)
Chairperson: Dick Wagner
Robyn Taylor—Secretary
For further information please contact Shire Services on 08 8083 8900.
Season: November - March

Other Activities:

1st Monday White Cliffs Historical Vehicles Club from April to December
Vice-President Rob Dyson
Secretary Bert Gale

1st Monday February, April, June, August, October, December
White Cliffs Health Council (closed meeting)
Any queries, questions or issues can be raised with the Health Council members:
Bill Hoskins Dick Wagner
Annette Turner Bert Gale
Vicky White Randel Greene
Ros Shannon Jenny Hoskins

2nd Tuesday—February, April, June, August, October
White Cliffs Sporting Club Committee meeting
All correspondence to WCSC2836.secretary@gmail.com
President: Dick Wagner,
Treasurer: Fran Schonberg
Secretary: Hayley Atkins

3rd Tuesday in the month 7.30 pm—from April to October. White Cliffs Miners Association meetings.
Email: wcma2012@hotmail.com
President: Ron Dowton 08 8091 6711,
Vice President Brad Atkins 08 8091 6635,
Secretary/Treasurer Jane Stevenson 0438790510. .
Committee: Doug Brook, Dick Wagner, Jurgen Hecht, Graeme Dowton

Fire Brigade.—contact Rick Taylor, Fire Brigade Captain.

Tourist Association White Cliffs—contact Linda George

SES—contact Graeme Wellings

Underground Arts Festival (bi-annual) - contact Cree Marshall

Hall Committee - contact Clair Innes, Secretary

White Cliffs Community Association—caravan park
contact Rob Dyson

4th Wednesday of each month—Central Darling Shire Council Meeting 9am
http://www.centraldarling.nsw.gov.au/council/council-meetings-centraldarling/1166041-2015-council-meetings

Helping White Cliffs Hear (FRRR Caring for Ageing Regional Australians funded)
The equipment, Listen 6 hearing system, is available for everyone to use. The boxes contain a transmitter, 6 personal receivers, 6 ear buds, 2 personal hearing loops, a conference microphone. & feedback forms It is very simple to use and should help those with hearing difficulties hear everything that goes on.
People with hearing aids will need to have the telecoil activated to use the personal hearing loop. Check for a “T” switch or ask your hearing service.
If you have a function where this would be useful please contact Dick Wagner at Southern Cross Opals or rgreene@bigpond.com

2nd Wednesday of the month Wilcannia Safe House Woore Street.
Far West Community Legal Centre http://www.farwestclc.org.au/
The Far West Community Legal Centre assists people who cannot afford the service of a private law firm and who are not eligible for legal aid.
They offer free legal information and advice, community legal education and lobbying for changes to laws that are unfair.
Tel: 1800 300 036 or 08 8088 2020 Fax: 08 8088 2060 Email: reception@farwestclc.org.au

2nd Sunday of the month 11 am—St Mary’s Church, White Cliffs IF REQUESTED!
Church Service
Contact Mary Wilson 0408 858 718 wilhampe@gmail.com
Parish Office: PO Box 185, Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Tel: 08 8087 4402
email bhfwanglicans@yahoo.com.au

2nd Sunday of the month—3pm Wilcannia Hospital Conference Room
Anglican Church Service
Contact Mary Wilson 0408 858 718 wilhampe@gmail.com
Parish Office: PO Box 185, Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Tel: 08 8087 4402
email bhfwanglicans@yahoo.com.au

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