AGM noticeMonday 12th March, 5-6pm is the Annual General Meeting of the CPPA, at Progress hall, 197 Skye Point Rd. This is a time when we bask in the achievements of the past year, wonder how we did it all and then sign up to do it all again. The Committee are a pretty amazing bunch of socially minded folk who like doing things to make our community a little bit friendlier, a smidgin more sustainable and in doing so protect one of the reasons we choose to live here, the bushland setting and the wildlife that also call our peninsula home.
The CPPA is keen to expand its social side, we have an amazing hall and believe that having place based community events is a great way to build community cohesion. Are you socially minded, does the thought of giving a bit of time make you feel buoyant? Are you keen to try something new and share your skills or develop some new ones? We’ll be considering participating in the Small Halls Festival next February and would love any musically minded locals to come along for the ride.
If you enjoy living & giving locally and want to lend a hand, we’d be really happy to see you at the AGM, 5-6pm Monday 12th March at Progress Hall.
MembershipHave you renewed your membership to the CPPA/TASNG? There’s still time, we haven’t closed off the books and if you join before the AGM you’ll be able to vote for the Committee…if that’s not an incentive what is! There is a membership form on the website or feel free to pop in at the AGM or the monthly meeting before hand.
Thankyou to all the members that have submitted the renewal forms and paid the membership fees it certainly helps knowing we have your support.
Are you a one-off volunteer?We’ve got a couple of one-off opportunities where we could do with a hand. With the Council Clean Up looming, the Progress Hall working bee is set for the Sunday 18th March. There are always jobs on the to-do list, this working bee we’ll be labeling cupboards, so everyone knows where to put things, massaging the grounds with the gentle throng of a lawn mower, cleaning the crevices, washing the windows and other activities that make the hall habitable and healthy.
If you’re a hall user or want a lend a hand, feel free to come along any time from 9.30am-noon (there’s a morning tea break in there as well). Contact Ian for the complete jobs list.
Progress Land SaleOver the past few years the CPPA has been investigating options to reduce the ongoing costs of owning and maintaining a Hall. The CPPA became a registered charity, but the rates rebate for charities did not apply to the hall. Funding was secured for rainwater tanks and solar panels, the latter are now generating more electricity than we use, lowering the energy costs and Stamp Duty exemption has reduced insurance premiums. In February the sale of CPPA land (zoned for environmental purposes and acquisition) to LMCC was completed, providing a financial buffer and reducing the LMCC rates burden.
Proceeds from the sale will go towards maintaining Progress Hall, a community owned hall (not LMCC) that was built in the 1950’s on land purchased by Association members in 1946 as a place to meet and gather. The CPPA covers all insurance and maintenance of this unique public space.
The sale of CPPA land has also expanded Stansfield Reserve, with only a handful of properties in the acquisition zone still in private ownership.