Our women walking to end cancer

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

A big shout out to our director Joy, and team members Julie and Wendy who together are ‘Know NO Limits’ a team participating in the upcoming “Weekend to end women’s cancers’. These wonderful women are raising money by walking 60km over two days (16 and 17 April) and anyone who wants to support them can donate in just a couple …

New Local Life Issue 6 – $3 million wishes come true

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Local Life – your community magazine – has just launched its sixth issue! Read all about how 3 million community wishes have come true with our $3millionth sponsorship dollar just being given out! (How? because we reinvest 80% of profits into our community) Catch up with all the latest news about our five Ian De la Rue Youth Initiative winners …

Photo Competition winners – congratulations to our community

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, News

Photo Competition winners – congratulations to our community The winners of the “My Place, My Community” photo competition were announced last night at an event at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre and we wanted to say a big thank you to all who attended. We are pleased to announce the winners as below. The winning photos will all be included …

Mountain Bike trail ‘absolutely amazing for our town’

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

  Mountain Bike trail ‘absolutely amazing for our town’ – In The Age today! Warburton would become one of Australia’s premier locations for mountain bike riding under a plan to make nearly 100 kilometres of new bike trails in the bush near the town. The local council is seeking $3 million from the state government towards the project, which would …

Women’s shed – building self-reliance

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Women’s shed – building self-reliance Early last year, fifteen local women joined a pilot program at Ben’s Shed in Yarra Junction to learn the art and craft of woodwork. Trudy Nisbet signed up to the program seeing the opportunity for self-reliance as a major benefit. ‘I have always been keen to understand the tools and have the knowledge to fix …

‘Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community’ 2015

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, News, UYCE

 ‘Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community’ The fourth annual ‘Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community’ photo exhibition is now accepting entries. At Warburton and Yarra Junction & District Community Bank® branches we’re looking for 12 winning photographs, which capture the Upper Yarra Valley, that will be used to create one winning calendar for 2016. Entries open 8 June 2015 and close on 17 …

In praise of volunteers – the ‘helpers high’

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

In praise of volunteers – the ‘helpers high’ It’s hard to imagine what our community would be like without volunteers, and National Volunteer Week (May 11-17) is an ideal time to acknowledge all the ways volunteers contribute to our community life. For every dollar of sponsorship support we give, there are hundreds of volunteer hours that go into making the …

Congratulations www.visitwarburton.com.au

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, News

Congratulations www.visitwarburton.com.au A very exciting announcement today with the launch of the new OFFICIAL website for the Warburton Valley. Informative, beautiful and local – www.visitwarburton.com.au is now live for the world to see! A proud project of Warburton Valley CEDA (Community Economic Development Association) with Yarra Ranges Tourism and members of your local community. This new website is a wonderful showcase for …

Warburton Community Bank® celebrates 15 years of community service

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, News, UYCE

Warburton Community Bank® celebrates 15 years of community service Upper Yarra, Tuesday 25 February 2015: The Warburton Community Bank® Branch reaches a wonderful milestone of fifteen years of operations on 25 February 2015. Happy Birthday! One of only twenty Community Bank branches in Australia at the time, the Warburton Community Bank branch model of doing business was an innovative solution …

Thank you for being part of our year

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

Our staff, directors and teams members wish everyone a happy and restful festive season. Thank you for being part of our year – as customers, as sponsorship recipients and as the community in which we all live and share life. This year we contributed $370,000 to almost 80 community groups. This brings our total sponsorship offer since 2001 to $2.6 …