22nd March 2019  Edition Two.
In this edition:
Presidents Report,
New South Wales State Government Elections,
Federal Elections in May 2019,
Autumn Market Day,
Charity Garage Sale.
Book Launch,
Beecroft Men's Probus,
Police Reports.
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President's Report
Last Tuesday night the Trust held its 55th Annual General Meeting. The evening was well attended and eleven committee members were elected. The Trust’s constitution requires 10 members to be appointed with the discretion to elect two more. We have three members from Cheltenham, consistent with our constitution that requires a minimum of three to be elected from either Beecroft or Cheltenham. 
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ictures of the AGM courtesy Andrew Vincent Click Here
The elected members are Michael Book, Harkirat Dhindsa, Ram Bhat, Janet Hayes, Michael McAuley, Nina Mital, Bill Rankine, Glynn Rogers, Brian Shirley, Julie Zetler and Ross Walker.  The elected committee will meet next week to appoint office bearers, including a President. As stated in earlier eNews, I am prepared to stand as President again, but it will be my last year as the constitution stipulates the maximum term is three years.

Ross Walker OAM
New South Wales State Government Elections -
Saturday 23rd March

Voting is compulsory. The whole of Beecroft and Cheltenham falls within the Electorate of Epping. So for those of you who have not already voted, you must vote this coming Saturday 23rd March 2019. 
There are FIVE candidates for the seat of Epping. They are, in order as shown on the voting slip:  Victor Waterson Independent, Samuel Lyndon Keep Sydney Open, Alan Mascarenhas Labor, Dominic Perrottet Liberal and Simon Margan Greens.

Booths will be open between 8am and 6pm.  Click Here to find out where you can vote.
The forthcoming Federal Elections in May 2019 - reminder
The Trust will now be holding a separate ‘Meet the Candidates’ meeting for the
Federal Electorate of Berowra only on Monday night 8th April 2019 at the Beecroft Bowling Club.
The area of Beecroft south of the M2 falls within the Federal Electorate of Bennelong. The Trust has agreed to hold a combined ‘Meet the Candidates’ meeting with Epping Civic Trust in Epping.  Details will be provided when the date is known.
Autumn Market Day at Beecroft Uniting Church Saturday 23rd March
The Beecroft Uniting Church is holding a Market day this coming Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm, to coincide with the NSW State Election.
   For more details Click Here. 
Charity Garage Sale at Beecroft Scout Hall
WISEKidsWORLD is holding a charity garage sale on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019 at the Beecroft Scout Hall in the Crescent.

The garage sale is being organized by Bindi Shah and is seeking donations. Bindi can be contacted on 0417 663 547.  Last year the charity achieved $11,000, with the money going to Room to Read, a slum school in New Delhi and toilets at a school in PNG and teacher training in East Timor. 
CLICK HERE for their flyer promoting the event.
Book launch by local author at the Children’s Bookshop Beecroft
Local resident Monica Tan has written a book called Stranger Country. Her media release is below.

Beecroft author Monica Tan has released a new book called Stranger Country (featured in ABC, The Guardian, The Australian, SMH, SBS) that is a clarion call for a new generation of Australians to engage with reconciliation.

But what does that engagement look like for the local communities of the Hornsby Shire? And what does it mean to be a non-Indigenous Australian custodian of these lands?
During an author talk at The Children’s Bookshop, she will examine the renaissance of grassroots, environmental and heritage activism taking place across the Bushland Shire including right here in Beecroft and how reconciliation can become part of that mix.  
Monica will be joined by panelists Mariko Smith of Hornsby Area for Reconciliation and Hornsby Shire Councillor Emma Heyde, and others to be announced. Local community groups are encouraged to participate and will be given a chance to introduce themselves.
Event Details
Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 16:00-17:30
The Children's Bookshop
6 Hannah Street, Beecroft
Facebook event page:
Additional images/video:
Monica Tan
0425 243 750
Beecroft Men's Probus -  a Message from Robin Graham – Reminder
“Your civic trust in action” is the speaker’s topic at the March meeting of the club at Beecroft Bowling Club, Copeland Road – 10.00am. Monday 25th March.
President Ross Walker will review issues past, present and future of concern to the Trust in its mandate to preserve the existing character, heritage values, and natural beauty of our village.
Please note in your diary the next meeting of the Probus group's Investment Club where the topic under discussion will be “Aged care – it’s complicated”. You are fit, healthy and enjoying retirement; why should you be thinking of aged care now? Beecroft Bowling Club – 4.30 pm Tuesday 9th April.
Visitors and guests are most welcome. Phone Robin Graham, President, Beecroft Mens Probus – Tel 8411 3023 Mobile 0413 315 827
Latest Police Reports

CLICK HERE  for the latest reports.  Just a reminder that these reports are regularly provided by the Ryde Police Area Command which includes the entire suburbs of Beecroft & Cheltenham.
Annual Memberships for 2019 became due at the
Annual General Meeting on
19th March 2019...
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The eNews has become our main method for disseminating information to the community. Currently we have over 1088 email addresses, up from 900 two months ago.  We encourage residents who receive the eNews to tell their neighbours and friends.  The eNews letter is available to all who subscribe.  Trust Membership is not a requirement. 

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The Trust has always had an unwritten policy to assist any resident regardless of their membership status.

Kind regards,
Ross Walker OAM

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