Mitcham’s Sharon Fogarty is on of our unsung heroes! Her volunteer work with Mitcham Primary School has been exceptional over the last seven plus years.
Mitcham local Sadie Hogg was joined by friends and family to celebrate her amazing 100 years of life in March.
Sadie was a vision in blue and was all smiles as she opened a commemorative family tree, reminding her of all the lovely images of family and special occasions.
Sadie Hogg takes great pride in being the daughter of the Hon. James Hiers McColl, who was a Victorian Member of Parliament from 1886 to 1901 (in the seats of Mandurang and Gunbower), the Federal Member for Echuca from 1901 to 1906 and a Victorian Senator from 1906 to 1914 – a total of 29 years as a parliamentarian.
As a Victorian Member, he was Minister for Mines and Water Supply in the Patterson Government (1894) and Minister of Lands in the McLean Government (1899 to 1900). His most significant achievement in Victorian politics was the implementation of closer settlement in parts of rural Victoria in 1900.
On Sunday, I marched with our local community and paid tribute to our ANZACs, at the Ringwood RSL Centenary Commemorations. I was honoured to read the famous sonnet by Alf Wood, ‘Sound the last post, again’.
Dee Ryall was delighted to walk to school with students from North Ringwood Primary School. So many of the children came by foot, bicycle, scooter or skateboard.
On Tuesday 3 March, I had the great pleasure of joining the 3rd Ringwood East Scouting Group in the annual Clean up Australia Day. It was great to join our local scouts and to be reminded of the fantastic ways in which scouts allows children of all ages to learn important life skills.