Santa’s helpers were busy again this week getting ready for Santa to deliver lolly bags on Christmas Eve to children on the canals.
Please spread the word and keep a look-out for Santa and his helpers in his boat on Thursday 24th December between 5:30-7:00pm. Don’t forget to listen out for Santa ringing his bell!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at the Port Mandurah Residents Association. We would also like to Thank all the volunteers who contribute to and help at this event.
Annual Christmas Function You are invited to the PMRA Xmas Dinner on Sunday 13th December at 6.00pm at Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.
$50 per person includes a two-course meal, a welcome drink upon arrival and a greeting from Santa, who is available for selfies!
• Tables of 8-10 • Door prizes •
• Plenty of parking or come by boat •
View the revised menu and download the booking form.
Special diets can be catered for if advised well in advance.
RSVP by 4th December to firstname.lastname@example.org
This function is for Port Mandurah residents over 18 and their guests.
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What a great success this years Annual Christmas function was! We would like to thank those who came along to the event and we had a great turnout this year with 105 members!
First Aid Information Demonstration
30 members attended this two-hour session by St John Ambulance on 6th November at Halls Head Parade Community & Sports Facility at the subsidised cost of $15. The demonstration was designed for mature groups who wanted an introduction or basic refresher on ﬁrst aid knowledge and skills.
We also learned that in an emergency situation, pinpointing your exact location can become difficult, so we recommend the St John First Responder App which sends your GPS coordinates to the operator when you call Triple 000 for an ambulance, speeding up the time it takes to confirm your location and dispatch and ambulance.
Thank you to Kerrie Andrews for organising this event.
NEW: We are fundraising for 4 St. John’s AEDs – automatic external defibrillators – to be installed in Port Mandurah. Thank you to the canal tour operators who are contributing towards these.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM on 10th September 2020 was well attended. Members enjoyed complimentary nibbles and a welcome drink upon arrival at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.
Copies of Port Mandurah – 30 Years Making a Community were distributed to households that had yet to obtain their free copy.
We elected a new committee: Jim Booker, Amy Johnson, Lyn Bayens, Peter McGuire, Bob Ballantine, Andy White and Steve Zielinski.
Six of these members are new to the committee which is very exciting. We hope they have lots of great ideas between them.
If you would like to send them YOUR ideas, now is the perfect time to do so. Please contact us.
Our special guest speaker at the AGM was Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams who talked about Transform Mandurah and answered members’ questions.
Here is a copy of the Annual Report. Members are also entitled to a printed copy of the Financial Report – available upon request.
Linda Thorpe has agreed to act as Secretary until the new committee meets on 15th October, which is when the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sponsorship Officer, Events Coordinator, Santa Afloat Organiser and 3 Waterways Representatives will be appointed.
It’s not too late to join the new committee and it’s only a five-month term this year because the AGM is usually held in March. Please contact us for details.
If you have yet to obtain your copy of Port Mandurah – 30 Years Making a Community please check our Facebook page for the next collection date.
One free copy per household. Extra copies are $20 each.
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 2019 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.
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.
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. Visit their JustGiving page.
SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3
The Mandurah Ironman competition showcased the Port Mandurah Canals: