I will report on the last 2 months as we have all had the Christmas slow down and subsequently no edition of Coastal Views during January.

During December, we held a very successful general meeting looking at the history of the issue of “cars on the beach” from the personal perspective of Lorraine our previous Council Mayor. Lorraine was very informative and provided a balanced view to what has been a controversial subject. Her talk promoted lively discussion and she was able to provide sound responses to the many questions raised.

Our next general meeting will be held at 7-30pm. on the 12th of February in the main library meeting room. Please note that this is a change from our normal meeting place. The horrible time that many parts of Australia have endured over the last few months with respect to devastating bushfires has reminded us all of our potential vulnerability. With that in mind, we have organised a meeting with the focus on bushfire readiness and safety with guest speakers from the CFS organisation and our local MP Leon Bignell. Please see the meeting advertisement article in this issue for details.

One of our committee foci this year will be this very newsletter, Aldinga Bay’s Coastal Views”. We are intending to review its role in communicating with you, our audience. We are asking ourselves how we can improve it, either in this ‘on-line’ form, or in print form or both; and what you would like to see in it. We would welcome any of our reader’s opinion, and invite you to have an input. Please see our survey elsewhere herein and bombard us with your ideas.

Lastly, our committee needs you! – or at least, a couple of you. Our committee meets monthly; runs our bimonthly public meetings; publishes this newsletter, and considers any issues or concerns that involve our community and its residents. We are short of a couple of committee members and would be delighted should any of our readers like to join and help us out.

Please consider it, if not for yourself but, if you know of someone who may be interested, please let us know. You can contact our President, Josh on 0438 476 068, or our Secretary, Bernie on 0408 816 921.

Bernie Stafford
Secretary, Aldinga Bay Residents Association Inc.