The NSW Minister for Industry has recently appointed two new trustees to the Kendall Community Hall Trust and we welcome John Carter of Tipperary Road, Lorne and William (Bill) McNamara of Herons Creek. John is a retired production engineer, and is actively involved with the Lorne Fire Brigade and Kendall Gardeners Club. Bill is currently working in real estate in Port Macquarie. Both these volunteers are long time residents of the area and with their knowledge and experience will be valuable members to assist in representing local community interests.
Sadly, due to other commitments and ongoing health issues it has become necessary for four of the remaining trustees to resign over the past few weeks and their skills, ideas and valuable assistance over the past five years will be greatly missed. We wish them all a speedy return to good health and success in their chosen endeavours. The community centre, with their help, has become a vibrant hub for the village of Kendall and includes many and varied activities. These include the wonderful Kendall Community Hall which is used for many functions and ongoing classes; the office which provides all manner of office services plus facilitates the sale of train tickets; Bookends, a second hand book exchange with an amazing variety available; the Global Garden behind the hall planted with varieties from around the globe; the Meeting Place Cafe for delicious coffee, cake and light lunches together with the markets every Thursday morning - all of these successful facilities (except for the market stallholders) are staffed entirely by local volunteers and have been for the past eight years.
The Kendall Community Centre Trust is an agent for the Bendigo Bank currently open 10-12am Monday, Thursday and Friday, staffed by Yasmin and Deanna. There is also an access point for Centrelink communication and Kerry Tipper, hairdresser, operates every day on the premises. So, with all these activities there is a dire need to fill the vacant trustee positions as soon as possible and it is hoped that the Department of Industry, Crown Lands Division will shortly advertise for applicants for the remaining vacancies.
My name is Richard Wilson and I’m a retired engineer, former councillor of Greater Taree City and current president, Camden Haven Combined Probus Club, leader of CHACE Birdwatching Group. I’m assisted by my wife Judy who is the operations manager at the Kendall Community Centre office and hall.