The President welcomed everyone in attendance to a new year for the Community Association. Cr Baberowski was also in attendance.
It has been requested that BeCA update its Constitution to show October 31st as the end of its Financial Year. An endorsement of this change will be passed at the upcoming Public Meeting.
The meeting welcomed the three new advertisers in “The Connector” newsletter.
Currently BeCA is quite financial and considered how it may be able to use these funds. A defibrillator to be housed at the Bellvista Meeting Place was considered. After much discussion and in the wake of recent disastrous bush fires across Australia it was decided to make a donation of $2,000 to the Beerwah Rural Fire Service.
It was also moved that BeCA consider a further donation later in the year to a Fire Service organisation which may have been over looked in the disbursement of funds recently collected across the nation.
The next meeting of the Baringa Youth Forum will be conducted late in February at the Baringa Community Centre and BeCA will be attending. Cr Baberowski is heavily involved with this strategy.
The purpose of the Forum is to discuss ways in which local youth may become actively involved in using all facilities appropriately and address any concerns.
Skate Park and the Baringa Shopping Centre seem to be where this program may have its most effective impact.
Sub committees have been discussing various strategies and participating in workshops to ensure all groups can work together on this issue.
The late February Meeting is an opportunity for all stake holders to again meet and formulate a range of strategies to ensure the effective involvement of local youth in the use of community facilities.
BeCA’s Role in Upcoming Local & State Government Elections
Recently BeCA was approached by a candidate to request the possibility of some space in The Connector or the BeCA website as a platform for them to express their aims and desires in relation to upcoming elections.
This was discussed at the recent Management Committee Meeting and it was agreed that neither the website nor the The Connector were appropriate vehicles for candidates to promote themselves.
Caloundra’s weekly newspaper was seen as a more appropriate place for candidate promotion to occur.
BeCA also reiterated that local door knocking and meet the people were preferred places for candidates to get a feel for local needs and to promote them selves and their election platform.
It was this personal approach which seems to be a more effective strategy.
Bus Stops Re Opening, Celebratory Bus Trip
Jason Hunt was extremely influential in having the Bellvista & Bells Reach dedicated bus service implemented.
At this early stage, Jason is planning to take a bus trip between Bellvista and the Caloundra Bus Station on one of the scheduled services on Tuesday February 25th.
He invites all residents to join him on this celebratory bus trip.
At this stage it hasn’t been decided which of the four services that day it will be. You are invited to join him. Further details will be available on the BeCA website and Facebook pages.