Skipton Volunteer Groups and Communities

Skipton Progress Association Inc.

To promote and foster the progress and prosperity of the Skipton District.
To attract population and bussiness to Skipton and District and to improvement of existing ammenities.
To act as a link between the community and the Corangamite Shire Council.
To protect the history and heritage of Skipton and District.

The Intent of Skipton Progress Association:

Produce weekly news letter
Improvement to town centre
Maintenance to parks and public areas
Approaches to town [tree planting and signage]
Tourism [information boards,brochures,walking trails,Ballarat-Skipton rail trail and website]
Work with other groups in the community to reach their goals.

Recent Accomplishments of Skipton Progress Association:

Start of streetscape[$200,000]
Clearing of non indigenous species from banks of Mt. Emu Creek.
Gateway to the start of Skiptom-Ballarat rail trail.
New tourist information boards.
Third tourist broucher completed.
Tree planting at entrances to skipton.

Current Activities of Skipton Progress Association:

Further tree planting.
Publish website to the internet.
Restoration work at jubillee park walking track.
Further work on historical walk.

Participation in Skipton Progress Association:

The group is open for everyone to join or participate in.

Meeting Venue:

Skipton Mechanics Hall

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Meeting Times:

8.00 pm 1st Thursday each month

Membership Fees:

$5.00

Skipton Historical Society Inc.

Skipton and District Historical Society Inc was formed in 1984.  The society is based at the former Courthouse in Montgomery Street (Glenelg Highway), Skipton, which is just over the bridge, heading west.  The focus of the society is on local family history, and on collecting and publishing stories from former days in Skipton and the surrounding farming areas.

For further information please click  HERE  to visit the SHS website.

Lions Club of Skipton.

Contact:   Mr Artgur Welfare

Address:   Skipton Post Office 3361

Phone:    03 5340 3555

Email:    bpskip@bigpond.com

Friends of RSL groups keep Anzac spirit alive

THE Anzac spirit is being kept alive in small country towns lacking an RSL Club.Yesterday The Courier reported that dwindling membership would see the closure of more than half the state's 304 Returned and Services League clubs in the next 10 to 15 years.There were fears that the closure could mean the end of small Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies.However, four years ago an innovative idea to form a Friends of the RSL group sprung out of Skipton, and has since proved popular across the state.The Skipton sub-branch closed in November 2004, but the sub-branch secretary, Keith Pitman, contacted the RSL Victorian Branch to see whether a community-led group could gain authorisation to provide a similar function as a formal RSL club."It allows anyone in a small community to come together to run Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services and keep the Anzac spirit alive," he said.The Friends of the RSL group charter was established as a by-law of the RSL Victorian Branch, which can now be adopted by other RSL sub-branches when the need arises.And Mr Pitman received the prestigious RSL Life Membership for the ingenious idea.Victorian Branch of the RSL chief executive officer Michael Annett said it was all about maintaining an "RSL footprint" across the state.Locally there are Friends of the RSL groups thriving in Skipton and Snake Valley.

Chairman: Harry Waldron, ph 5340 2391

Secretary/ Treasurer:  Lilla Orton ph 5340 2043

email blacksstumpbooks@bigpond.com

31 Lyons Street, Skipton, Victoria, 3361.

Skipton branch of the Red Cross.

Skipton Branch of the Australian Red Cross has closed.

Our members still continue to support all Red Cross activities especially the Red Cross Calling in March of each year, via the Westmere Branch.     

Contact President Irene on 03  5350 2359 for further information.

Skipton Angling Club.

Offering fishing compeitions, outings and weekends away.

Contact Gary McLean on 0447 563 154  or  Harold Edwards on 0428 578 172.

Skipton Cemetery Trust.

Burials and interments 7 days a week AGM October Meetings 7pm Jubilee Centre

Contact Yvonne Shady on 5340 2113  or  Catherine Kavanagh on 5340 2394.

Skipton Community News.

Produces the town's weekly community newsletter throughout Skipton and districts.  AGM is held in March.

Contact Kathy Sproules on 5340 2340.

Skipton Garden Club.

President Sharon Andrewarthur .... sh4z@bigpond.com

Secretary Lilla Orton (phone 5340 2043  email blackstumpbooks@bigpond.com

Address 31, Lyons Street, Skipton 3361.

The Skipton Garden Club is in it’s 20th year of offering fellowship, advice, and contact with the great world of gardening.   New members are always welcome, local and district gardeners are encouraged to come to any meeting to make contact .   Meeting in members’ homes and outside locations, on the third Thursday of the month, February to November.   Irregular talks and garden tours through the year.

 

Skipton Justice of the Peace.

440 Geelong Rd, Skipton.

Contact Yvonne and William Shady on 5340 2113.

Skipton Playgroup Inc.

Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am (except on school holidays).

Russell Hall, Montgomery St.

Contact Erin Fletcher on 0421 844 811.

Skipton Preschool.

3 year olds Tuesday 8:45 am - 11:45 am.

4 year olds.  Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  Wednesday & Thursday 8:45 am - 3:45 pm.

Contact Kristy Clark on 5340 2208.

Skipton Senior Citizens Centre Inc.

Lunch is held every last Monday of every month at 12 noon.

Contact Lillian Hobson on 5349 5559 or Frank Hutchinson on 5340 2175.

The Beaufort and Skipton Health Service seeks to enhance the quality of life and health of community residents by co-ordinating health promotion, illness prevention, acute and extended care from a community based service that is compassionate, equitable, efficient, cost effective and consumer focused.

2 Blake St, Skipton.

ph,  5340 1100

Medical Practice ph.  5340 1110.

Click  HERE  to visit their website.

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