Chit Chat: Eden community notices, September 7

Metal work: Eden Marine High year 12 student Jayden Cleary with the family crest in the form of a metal shield he made for his final project.
Metal work: Eden Marine High year 12 student Jayden Cleary with the family crest in the form of a metal shield he made for his final project.

EMHS Year 12 projects

Eden Marine High Year 12 Industrial Technology Metal and Engineering students recently presented a broad range of projects and supporting portfolios for their end of year projects. They incorporated the management and fabrication of seven different but well thought out ideas. Each major project showcases the development of the student’s skill, and allows them to highlight their particular strengths. It is important to include as many elements of metal workshop skill into these projects, including; hot and cold forging, threading, lathe turning operations, sheet and plate marking and layout, various hot and cold joining methods, a range of machine and hand cutting techniques and finishing methods.

This year, Eden Marine High submitted seven projects for marking. A pizza oven, drinks bar, double driveway gates, fire pit, adjustable height workbench, hot forging table and a family crest in the form of a metal shield.

Eden Community Market

This Saturday,  September 16, from 10am to 2pm, enjoy the Eden Community Market in the grounds of Eden Uniting Church, Chandos St, Eden. Have a cuppa, enjoy the live music and browse the stores featuring alpaca knitwear, local crafts   New stall? ph 0413016536. All welcome!

Fruit fly fighters

The weekly bait card system is underway. All financial members are encouraged to collect their cards every Tuesday at The Eden Community Access Centre just as they did last season. New adherents to the cause this season are asked to pay $12 which allows them access to bait cards weekly from now until April, 2018. Any queries contact Ann or Mick on 64962110.

Tax help on offer

Once again the Eden Community Access Centre is offering the Volunteer Tax Help Program. If your tax affairs are simple and you earned around $60,000 or less you may be eligible for free help with your tax return. Contact us on 6496 3970 to make an appointment. 

Munchies lunch date

Munchies lunch will be held at Golden Ocean Chinese Restaurant, Imlay St, Eden, at noon on September 28. Contact Desma, 6496 3015, by Wednesday, September 27.

Daring Possibilities

Eden Monaro MP Mike Kelly and Eden elder Ossie Cruse will be key speakers at the third installment of the Festival of Daring Possibilities at Funhouse Studio, Bega. The theme of the forums is “what if?”, giving speakers a chance to open a discussion on a topic of their choice. Dr Kelly will discuss the possibility of the Eden Monaro becoming a beacon of renewable energy and Pastor Cruse will ask what would happen if we stood up for truth and justice. The event is on Friday, September 15 at 4pm. $10 tickets on door.

From Little Things Parklands

On Saturday, September 16, from dawn to dark, Atlas of Life and From Little Things Parklands will be joining forces to co-ordinate a family focused BioBlitz of the Merimbula Creek area.  Teams will set off from base camp at the Merimbula Scout Hall, to survey the flora and wildlife of the area. There will be guided surveys ranging from flora walks to reptile hunts and many other specialist activities. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on this fun and educational day.

Grant Info Session

Mumbulla Foundation Grants 2017 are currently open and close on September 30. This week, information sessions are being held in the libraries at Bermagui, Eden, Bega and Tura Beach for anyone wanting to find out more about making an application. Small Grants are awarded for projects under $2000. Large Grants are awarded for projects up to $9000.

To apply for a grant an organisation must: be incorporated, have an ABN, or be supported or be part of an organisation that is incorporated or has an ABN; be not-for-profit; be located in the Bega Valley Shire; be capable of running the project to completion; be committed to providing significant in-kind contributions and/or voluntary hours; and have already obtained written Council Development Consent for any project requiring such approval.

The Eden information session will take place at Eden Library on Thursday, September 14 at 4pm. For more info see

Rotary Local Heroes

This Friday at 8.30am on Sapphire FM 97.5 Gav and Col kick off the day with a chat to Charlie Shepherd that well known local Panthers dude who will give you all a commentary on what is happening in local Aussie Rules. At 9am Samantha Avataia manager at the UOW Bega Campus joins Colin to chat about what is going on in tertiary education. John Verhalst pops in for a conversation at 10. John has had a busy life helping manage the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Gulf Air and the Orient Express Hotels now volunteering at the Merimbula Visitors Centre. Greg Stroud is in charge of the naval munitions storage at Eden and Nowra and will be on air talking with Colin from 11. 


Nine am on Thursday, September  21 may well be the official start to spring this year when a massed display of orchids opens at the Bega Valley Civic Centre. A stunning display of Australian native orchids will be the highlight of the two day 2017 Spring Show by the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club. The free show will run from 9 till 4, Thursday and Friday 21-22 September but get there early to take advantage of the sale.

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