Cashmere News Diary: 26 September 2013 - community support work
* 16 October, Wednesday 7.30pm, next Cashmere residents' committee meeting; please email reply or phone the Chair with any matters or if you'd like to attend. New members welcome.
* 23 October, Wednesday 1.30pm, Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team (CREST) - our local preparedness group - 1.30pm at Cashmere Church, see notes 3 Nov & 25 Sept.
* 3 November, Sunday 3-5pm, Cashmere Green area - Neighbourhood Week community barbeque and exercise of our community support plan, with Cashmere Presbyterian Church Centre. We have formed a committee to increase local preparedness and resilience, to organise for Neighbourhood Week, and new members are very welcome. Next meeting is Wednesday 23 Oct, 1.30pm at the church centre. Civil Defence is encouraging a team of volunteers to become our ready-responders, with a local hall cup of tea, contact point and reassurance, in the event of emergency. Details of our Cashmere emergency plan so far are here: Cashmere Emergency News 20Jun2013. More work is needed to develop this. Contact CRA Chair if willing to help, and attend on these dates please. Thank you to those who have come forward already.
* 12 November, Tuesday 7.30pm, CRA AGM - provisional date - we are having to set this back three weeks due to a convergence of circumstances. Newsletter material invited now. Speaker to be confirmed, but perhaps Dr Ruth Spearing on the CCC Local Alcohol Policy draft.
* 25 September, CREST (Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team) - our local preparedness group - has resolved its working name. The committee meets at 1.30pm at Cashmere Church on the fourth Wednesday each month and is open for anyone to attend, in search of volunteers. Ongoing commitment is required from equal partners at the round table, identified so far as: Cashmere Residents' Association, Cashmere Presbyterian Parish, St Augustine's Anglican Church, Rotarians, Cashmere School, and Christchurch City Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management. The list of participant groups is only just started, and individual contributions are equally welcome.
Read-worthy on how CREST won't be operating: stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/mid-canterbury-selwyn/9210100/Volunteer-group-hits-back-at-police-claim, 26/09/2013. We are a local support network with consoling, victualing and communication roles mostly, if these should ever be needed as part of an emergency response.
* 25 September, Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board complaint re statement made at Somerfield Residents' Association forum - email letter received:
Subject: Apology to Rik Tindall
From: "Paul McMahon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, September 25, 2013 5:09 pm
Dear Rik (& Cashmere Residents Association),
* "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN - Has anyone expressed concern about the cellphone tower that was erected two weeks ago on the corner of Cashmere Road and Barrington Street? Why weren't we as nearby residents informed by the telecommunications company or whoever arranges for these towers to be installed that this tower was to be erected? We live in Purau Terrace." More feedback invited via CRA. Thank you to those who have expressed views already, from both sides of the debate.
* Cashmere High School - host families wanted for international students, paid a weekly amount - contact Deb, Homestay Coordinator, DDI: 337-4725, Office: 332-9129, Cell: 027-292-4859, Email: email@example.com
* CRA Subscriptions 2012/13 - Association membership and renewals, at the household rate of $5 per year, can be made via our Kiwibank a/c 389005.0688810.02 ~ Please notify deposit by email, for confirmation by our Treasurer, and a receipt will be issued if requested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, thank you for your support of CRA, enjoy the spring weather and see you again soon.
CRA Chair, 332-1069
Cashmere Residents Association
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