Welcome to Randel's Dates.

What’s On At White Cliffs

This information sheet is produced by Randel on a volunteer basis & it is wise to confirm dates etc. because things change and sometimes mistakes are made! 
Send her a message on 
whatsonatwhitecliffs@gmail.com or 0457 478 759 if you see something that may be of interest to the people of White Cliffs or if you would like to receive a copy..

White Cliffs now has two web pages.
Rex Duncombe.  
Tourist Association, White Cliffs  

Are you holding a meeting?  Don’t forget the Listen 6 hearing system so that those with some hearing loss can take part!  
It can be booked and collected from the White Cliffs Sporting Club—ph. 0457 478 759 or contact Dick Wagner


Farewell Julie Gale
Julie passed away this week after a long illness.  
A frequent visitor to White Cliffs, Julie was a comedy writer and performer and the Founder of Kids Free2b Kids (kf2bk), a non-profit organisation concerned about the increasing sexualisation of kids in the media, advertising, and clothing industries. 
Our sympathy goes out to Bert & Liz Gale, her family and friends. She will be sadly missed.
A Service honouring Julie’s life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Tara Institute, 3 Mavis Avenue, Brighton East.  In lieu of flowers donations to Julie’s favourite charities can be made at the service

We are looking for work in any media, particularly, but not necessarily,  pieces in keeping with our theme   "TIME PASSAGES"
* Artists must live in/be rate payers of the Central Darling Shire and the far west.
To be included on the artists' list and receive email of full information with dates and conditions, please emailcherrylfyffe@yahoo.com

Þ Boiling Anger in Remote Town Where Locals Are Unable To Buy or Sell
Our dugout lease problems in the news with interviews with Dick Wagner & Otto Rogge
On ABC TV news (NSW) on 2/2/2018  http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/abc-news-nsw/NU1801H029S00
and on the website

Þ Position Vacant
Central Darling Shire
1.  Administration Officer—Accounts Payable  (Wilcannia)
2.  Water Filtration Plant Officer (Ivanhoe)
For position descriptions contact Michael Boyd on (08) 8083 8900 or download the information from the Council’s website at www.centraldarling.nsw.gov.au

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Check out the weekly & monthly events further down the page!

The Next 7 days

White Cliffs Swimming Pool NOW OPEN
Monday-Friday:  3.30pm to 6pm
Saturday-Sunday:  3pm to 7pm
Gold coin entry
November to March.

Sundays, 8 am  White Cliffs Sporting Club Golf Course
$5 green fee Clubs available for hire—even left-handed!
Contact Dick Wagner

Sundays,  4 pm White Cliffs Hotel/Motel
Euchre—All welcome

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in February, 10 am to 2 pm  White Cliffs Community Hall
Book sale  - Fantastic Bargains

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am to 2.30pm White Cliffs Hall
White Cliffs Work for the Dole Program (WFD)
Feel free to visit, drop off or pick up sewing jobs, pop in for a cuppa and discuss your community ideas. Maybe we can turn them into WFD activities.
Supervisor: Jane Stevenson 0429601870

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am to 2pm The Art House (opposite the White Cliffs Health Clinic)
Art Group Painting
Donation $2 
All Welcome—contact Jane Stevenson

Mondays, 3-5pm White Cliffs Hall .  
Table tennis - players welcome
Contact  Barbara Gasch

Wednesday, February 21  White Cliffs Health Service
RFDS  Bill Strain
Practice Nurse:  Jacqueline Noble
Mental Health:  Susan Jordan

Thursdays 7.30pm  White Cliffs Hall
Indoor bowls—
Gold coin donation, bring a plate. 
Contact: Ron Dowton
All welcome

Friday, February 23  White Cliffs Health Service
Laura’s last day?

Fridays, 10.00am  Cree’s
Join the ladies as they sew, knit & natter.
All welcome

Fridays, 3-5pm White Cliffs Hall
Table tennis
players welcome.  
Contact Barbara Gasch


March 3, 2018  Gates open at 2pm White Cliffs Sporting Club oval
Woodstock in White Cliffs in support of Kelly Boyd
https://www.gofundme.com/woodstock-in-white-cliffs-for-kelly  to donate to the running of the event 
2.45 pm opening ceremony—The Barkandji Dance Group
3 pm Harmony James
5.30 pm Black Shadows
8pm Maggie Dowton
8.15 pm Auction
9pm Static Rock 
…….  and much, much more.
Tickets only available at the gate—Under 12—free.  12-17 years-$15.  18+over-$35
Bring a chair, hat and a bag full of fun
Food & Bar available (No BYO alcohol or glass)
Contact Bec Lawson 0427 758 852 
……..or Honor Taylor 0414 935 803 
honor.bosslady@gmail.com for more information 
…..or if you can help with sponsorship, donations for the auction and raffles, monetary donation or in any other way.
The Raffle
First Prize MX50CC Motor Bike to the Value of $1,925, 
Second Prize 38L Engel Fridge/Freezer with Transit Bag to the Value of $899 
Third Prize a Wanderer Double Swag to the Value of $599. 
Tickets can be purchased from the White Cliffs Outback Store, the White Cliffs Hotel and Spades World in Broken Hill. 
You can also PM 
Honor Taylor for the bank account details if you cannot purchase them in person. 
Tickets will also be available on the Event Day and drawn that evening. TICKET PRICE $10
Check out the Woodstock in White Cliffs Facebook page for updates.

Friday, March 16 to Tuesday, March 20  White Cliffs Health Centre
Breast Screen Van—Free screening mammograms
recommended every 2 years for women aged 50-74
Also Wilcannia March 22-23, 2018
Telephone 132050

Friday, March 18  White Cliffs Underground Motel Reopens.

April 1 – Red Earth Opal Café reopens

Tuesday, April 3
White Cliffs Historical Vehicles Club
Vice-President  Rob Dyson
Secretary  Bert Gale

Tuesday, April 10  White Cliffs Hall—by appointment
Plan Ahead Day—Wills, Power of Attorney & Enduring Guardian
NSW Trustee & Guardian    
Telephone: 08 8084 3500 for an appointment.

Tuesday, April 17  
Central Darling Shire Administrator town visit to White Cliffs

Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22—White Cliffs Gymkhana & Rodeo

Thursday, April 26, 11am  St. Mary’s Church, White Cliffs
Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Neave Young
This will be followed by the ashes internment at the White Cliffs cemetery and refreshments at the White Cliffs Sporting Club.

Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21—White Cliffs Music Festival
The Line-up: Royden Donohue,  Sympatico, Sally Carter & Evan Webb, Peter Chapman (Bush Poet), Emily and Glenn Van Reason, Slim Dime (Jenny & Chris), Nick Charles, Baylou, Rev. Helen Ferguson & Bishop Rob Gilleon (church service)
Check out the White Cliffs Music Festival Facebook page to get a glimpse of these fantastic artists!
Contact Anne Baker, Enid Black, Richard Allan

June 29 Nominations close for Far West District Health Service staff recognition awards.
Nomination forms are available on-line on the Far West LHD website, from the health service or by contacting 

Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8 White Cliffs Underground Art Festival—including exhibition of the Gwen Rowe Historical Collection by the Broken Hill Library
Contact:  Cree Marshall (Chairperson), Cherryl Fyffe (Art exhibition), Hayley Atkins/Linda George (Saturday night entertainment), Rex Duncombe (Gwen Rowe/White Cliffs exhibition), Randel Greene (history trail), Glenys Smiley (craft table)

Weekly Activities:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays & the 1st Thursday of the month   9am to 2.30pm White Cliffs Hall
White Cliffs Work for the Dole Program (WFD)
Feel free to visit, drop off or pick up sewing jobs, pop in for a cuppa and discuss your community ideas. Maybe we can turn them into WFD activities.
Supervisor: Jane Stevenson 0429601870

Wednesdays & Fridays  
St. Mary’s Pharmacy, Wilcannia delivery to White Cliffs

Monday & Fridays, 3-5pm 
Table tennis at the Hall - players welcome.  
Contact Barbara Gasch???.

Thursdays  7.30pm 
Indoor bowls at the Hall– all welcome—
Gold coin donation, bring a plate.  Contact Ron Dowton

Fridays, 10.30am  
Craft at the Red Earth Café or other locations when Red Earth is closed.  
Join the ladies as they sew, knit & natter.
Shirley Owen is offering some alpaca wool for the spinners.  Contact her on 
ethelfarmer@hotmail.com if you would like her to bring some up for you.

Fridays  6pm 
Locals dinner at the Store.  Bookings preferred.  
Visitors always welcome.

White Cliffs Sporting Club     
Golf—Any day, any time.  $5 green fee (honesty system applies).  Clubs available for hire—even left-handed.
                        Club rooms available for hire—catering available
                        Sundays,         8 am  Golf      
                        6pm  Bar open—volunteers with RSA certificates needed  
                        7pm Dinner  (Feb/March to Dec) —volunteers needed to help serve & clean up

Sundays,  4 pm White Cliffs Hotel/Motel
Euchre—All welcome

Sundays—10am  Wilcannia St. John’s Catholic Church

White Cliffs Swimming Pool
run by the White Cliffs Swimming Pool Committee (s355 committee of the Central Darling Shire.)
            Chairperson:  Dick Wagner
Robyn Taylor—Secretary
             For further information please contact Shire Services on 08 8083 8900. 
                     Season: November - March

Other Activities:

1st Monday White Cliffs Historical Vehicles Club from April to December  
Vice-President  Rob Dyson
Secretary  Bert Gale

1st Monday February, April, June, August, October, December
White Cliffs Health Council (closed meeting)
            Any queries, questions or issues can be raised with the Health Council members:
            Bill Hoskins                                        Dick Wagner
            Annette Turner                                    Bert Gale
            Vicky White                                        Randel Greene
            Ros Shannon Jenny Hoskins

2nd Tuesday—February, April, June, August, October
White Cliffs Sporting Club Committee meeting
            All correspondence to 
                        President: Dick Wagner, 
                        Treasurer: Fran Schonberg
                        Secretary: Hayley Atkins

3rd Tuesday in the month 7.30 pm—from April to October.  White Cliffs Miners Association meetings. 
                        President: Ron Dowton  08 8091 6711,  
                        Vice President Brad Atkins 08 8091 6635, 
                        Secretary/Treasurer Jane Stevenson 0438790510. . 
                        Committee:  Doug Brook, Dick Wagner, Jurgen Hecht, Graeme Dowton

Fire Brigade.—contact Rick Taylor, Fire Brigade Captain.

Tourist Association White Cliffs—contact Linda George

SES—contact Graeme Wellings

Underground Arts Festival (bi-annual)  - contact Cree Marshall

Hall Committee  - contact Clair Innes, Secretary

White Cliffs Community Association—caravan park
contact Rob Dyson

4th Wednesday of each month—Central Darling Shire Council Meeting  9am 

Helping White Cliffs Hear (FRRR Caring for Ageing Regional Australians funded)
The equipment, Listen 6 hearing system, is available for everyone to use.  The boxes contain a transmitter, 6 personal receivers, 6 ear buds, 2 personal hearing loops, a conference microphone. & feedback forms  It is very simple to use and should help those with hearing difficulties hear everything that goes on.   
People with hearing aids will need to have the telecoil activated to use the personal hearing loop.  Check for a “T” switch or ask your hearing service.
If you have a function where this would be useful please contact Dick Wagner at Southern Cross Opals or 


2nd Wednesday of the month Wilcannia  Safe House Woore Street.  
            Far West Community Legal Centre  
            The Far West Community Legal Centre assists people who cannot afford the service of a private law firm and who are not eligible for legal aid.
            They offer free legal information and advice, community legal education and lobbying for changes to laws that are unfair.
            Tel: 1800 300 036  or  08 8088 2020   Fax: 08 8088 2060   Email: 

2nd Sunday of the month 11 am—St Mary’s Church, White Cliffs  IF REQUESTED!
            Church Service
             Contact Mary Wilson   0408 858 718 
                Parish Office:    PO Box 185, Broken Hill, NSW  2880
            Tel: 08 8087 4402       

2nd Sunday of the month—3pm    Wilcannia  Hospital Conference Room
            Anglican Church Service
            Contact Mary Wilson   0408 858 718 
                Parish Office:    PO Box 185, Broken Hill, NSW  2880
            Tel: 08 8087 4402       

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