WANTED.. treasurer

We (really) need Treasure!treasure

I mean a Treasurer!!!!

Our Treasurer position has been vacant since May 2018 – can you spare a few hours a month until next May to fill in the spot?

You will be supported by a book keeper, a friendly committee, and will also be very much appreciated!

What does it involve?

You will need to become a Sustainable Communities SA committee member, which means attending up to six committee meetings a year. We usually meet in a central location, and welcome attendance by phone and video where required.

In your role as Treasurer, you would volunteer your time to:

  1. Set up payments of invoices or reimbursement with receipts using the online bank account (all payments will be approved by another committee member online).
  2. Keep paper records of income and expenditure.
  3. Email financial information to Jayne our book keeper.
  4. Read accounts and check for errors.
  5. Liaise with, and provide our financial records to, our Auditor before the next AGM.
  6. Prepare and present the financial reports to committee meetings and at the AGM.

Currently this role takes about 1-2 hours per month, plus committee meetings.

We only need commitment until May 2019, when another volunteer will become available to take on the role. You are free to nominate to continue in this role in the next financial year if you wish.

Are you interested?

Please contact:   Monica O’Wheel, Chair, Sustainable Communities SA


0434 058 340



Composting and worm farming

The Southern Group of SCSA will be holding the August catch-up 1.30 to 3.30pm on Sunday 19 August 2018.composting

Come along to talk about all things compostable and wormy!

As usual, we’ll combine the workshop/ discussion/ hands on stuff with a chat about the group and upcoming plans, plus a cuppa and some shared snacks.

Please RSVP using this link. The venue is at Christies Beach and address will be emailed to you once you’ve signed up to come along.

Southern SCSA Group update

The recent pruning workshop with John from Heirloom Harvest was a hit, with everyone learning about working with various fruit trees of different ages and the importance of quality tools. Thanks to John for teaching us, to Jess and McLaren Vale Winemakers for hosting us, and to everyone who came along.

If you are interested in activities down south (City of Onkaparinga) send us an email and we will be in touch.

Plastic Free July 

By Jane Paterson

In May 2017 I was roped into attending a Living Smart course with two of my best friends that I’d know for over 30 years. Little did I know it would change my thinking and life forever. It was during the course that I learnt about Plastic Free July (PFJ) which also coincided with the War on Waste on ABC TV.

I was so horrified at learning of the amount of plastic pollution globally – a million plastic bottles are purchased every minute, 500 billion to a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year, billions of straws and a billion coffee cups a year in Australia alone – that I knew I had to do something about it. I joined up to the Plastic Free July challenge in 2017 to say No to the Top 4 single use plastics; plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and plastic straws.


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