An update for Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers
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Sustainable Neighbourhoods News

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Raise $120 and strengthen the case for cycle infrastructure
Registrations are now open for volunteers to count bikes in Lake Macquarie as part of the Super Sunday bike count.  For every counter (site) involved, your nominated charity/local community organisation would receive a $120 donation.
The count will be on Sunday 9 November between 9am-1pm at 23 selected intersections in Lake Macquarie.
Visit the Bicycle Network's website for all the details and to register today.

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Thank you!
A special thank you to Norbert, Dot, Christine, Chris, Garvin and Chelsey for managing the Sustainable Neighbourhoods stall at the Living Smart Festival last weekend.
You were all excellent advocates, and collected 74 new contacts who are interested in their local Sustainable Neighbourhood Groups!
We'll send out all the relevant new contacts to their respective local group in the next week or so.
Notice of Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance.

Sunday 2 November, 2014
1.00 - 1.30pm
(Please also join us between 12 – 3pm for lunch, a get together and show and tell.)

You are also invited to nominate for Board positions on the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Board.  More information and Board nomination forms are available here.

RSVPS essential to: Returning Officer, Rachelle McConville by Friday 24 October 2014, on 4921 0117 or via email.
Join our annual celebration 
Each year we make a special effort to gather together as many Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers as possible, to celebrate our successes, share our ideas and get to know each other better.
Join us on Sunday 2 November, 12 - 3pm for a BBQ lunch, quick AGM, and a run down of the great Sustainable Neighbourhood acheivements from the past 12 months.

Bookings and more info.
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Wangi Scarecrow Competition
Visit the Wangi area in the next couple of weeks and view the sustainable scarecrows that have popped up across Wangi, Buttaba, Myuna Bay and Arcadia Vale, as part of the Wangi Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group's Scarecrow Competition.
Visit their webpage for all the details, and for info about the Scarecrow Awards Day on 11 October.

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Upcoming Sustainable Neighbourhood events

Saturday 27 September to Sunday 12 October - Wangi Scarecrow Competition, Scarecrow viewing period

Saturday 11 October - Wangi Scarecrow Festival - Awards Day

Saturday 11 October - Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood stall at Toronto Spring Fair

Sunday 19 October - Caves Beach - Swansea Area Sustainable Neighbourhood launch and celebration

Sunday 2 November - Sustainable Neighbourhoods Alliance Annual General Meeting and Celebration

Saturday 8 November - Greater Charlestown Sustainable Neighbourhood launch - details to be confirmed.

Details for all of these events can be found on our webpage.

The community calendar lists heaps of upcoming sustainability events organised by Sustainable Neighbourhood groups and other organisations.

Do you have a project or idea you think other Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers around Lake Macquarie would be interested in? Email us at and we can include it in the next edition.

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