Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is usually held in the early autumn but we have decided to postpone it until the winter. Our special guest speaker will be Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams.
Please send in your questions and suggestions for the Mayor in advance to email@example.com
As soon as the date is confirmed we will deliver a newsletter to every household in Port Mandurah. Please email us if you’re willing to deliver newsletters to a street or two near you.
If you have yet to obtain your copy of Port Mandurah – 30 Years Making a Community, these books will be available at the AGM. One free copy per household.
First Aid Demonstration
This two-hour lecture by St John Ambulance has been postponed until further notice. Subsidised cost for Port Mandurah residents only $15. The course is designed as a demonstration for mature groups who would like an introduction or basic refresher on ﬁrst aid knowledge and skills:
Watch a CPR demonstration and also learn about:
Respiratory system, including asthma management
Conditions affecting consciousness
Heart conditions, including heart attacks
Stroke | Diabetes | Snake bites
If you would like to register for notifications about when this course will take place, please email us.
Santa on the Canals
Thank you to everyone involved in Santa Afloat on Christmas Eve; the organisers, the lolly buyers, lolly packers and sponsors, the barbecue host and helpers, the 3 boat skippers, 3 Santas and their assistants. We are very grateful to all the volunteers that help PMRA throughout the year.
Check out this 20 second video courtesy of PMRA resident Mia Lacy.
Christmas Party & Book Launch
63 residents attended the PMRA Christmas function on 15th December at Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.
We also launched the Port Mandurah History Book. View the photos here.
Every Port Mandurah household is eligible to receive one of these limited edition books at no cost, courtesy of PMRA.
Additional books are available at only $20 each; the perfect gift!
Keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out where and when you can collect your free copy. You will need to bring proof of address.
Please tell your friends as we don’t have everyone’s email addresses.
Also, encourage your neighbours to sign up to our newsletter for updates.
Hotham Valley Dining Carriage Excursion
47 Port Mandurah residents and their friends boarded the Hotham Valley Railway Restaurant Train on 29 November and enjoyed a rail trip and a sumptuous five course dinner.
Thank you to committee member Ross Gibbs for organising a great evening. View the photos on Facebook.
Annual General Meeting 2019
38 members attended the AGM on 14th March 2019 at MOFSC. We voted to adopt the Rules of the Association (formerly known as the constitution) which were revised to comply with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. We also voted in a new committee: Crawford Flaherty, Steve Pearson, Linda Thorpe, Jim Booker, Max Begley + new committee members Marilyn Carpenter and Ross Gibbs. Here is the 2018 Annual Report. (The Treasurer’s Report is available to PMRA Members upon request.) After the meeting our special guest speaker Krista Nicholson from the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project told us all about the local bottlenose dolphin population.
Former committee members Kerrie Andrews, Dianne O’Driscoll and Peter Hick did not seek re-election. The committee thanks these three members for their many years of service to PMRA.
Car Rally to South Yunderup
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first social outing of 2019; a pleasant self-drive tour through the Peel on 20th January finishing at the Sandy Cove Tavern. It was an enjoyable event, despite the searing temperatures and the challenging directions! Special thanks go to Colin Lane of Lane Ford for sponsoring the prizes.
Thank you to our Social Committee for organising our enjoyable events. They’re a fabulous way of getting to know our neighbours and meeting new people on the canals.
Our events are not fundraisers but are to encourage residents to be aware of PMRA as a body looking out for their interests. We are open to suggestions about organising different events at various times of the year. Please contact us with your ideas.
On Christmas Eve every year, Santa cruises through the Port Mandurah canals to deliver lollies to children waiting on their jetties. Listen out for Santa’s bell and also loud Christmas carols coming from the water between 5.30pm and 7.00pm.
Thank you to all the volunteers who contribute to and help at this event.
Australia Day Flotilla
On 26th January, Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club runs the Australia Day Flotilla. This event is open to all members of the community and the format for each year is much the same: dress up your boat, gather off Doddies Beach and then proceed through the waterways of Mandurah.
Every December, Port Mandurah comes alive after dark with the most amazing Christmas lights display on the canals. Formerly a PMRA project, the Christmas Lights Competition is now in the capable hands of Mandurah Cruises who enlist the help of their passengers in carrying out the judging. Prizes are awarded to the winners with the best lights, in conjunction with Renee Hardman of The Agency.
For the winners of the 2019 Christmas Lights Competition please click here.
Our congratulations also go to the Mandurah Rotary Wishing Well for another successful year raising funds for local charities.
SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3
The Mandurah Ironman competition showcased the Port Mandurah Canals: