Saturday, January 16th, 2010
TIME is running out to nominate for the Blue Ribbon Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

A joint initiative from the Cities of Bayswater and Swan, Blue Ribbon Clubs is an incentive-based accreditation scheme, encouraging clubs to adopt policies and practices that will contribute to their long-term success.

There’s a chance for sporting clubs to win $1200 in three different categories and more than 40 prizes worth more than $6000.

Categories include Blue Ribbon Club of the Year (Junior), Blue Ribbon Club of the Year (Senior) and Blue Ribbon Sporting Group of the Year.

Sporting groups can also nominate someone for the Blue Ribbon Volunteer of the Year to win a night for two at the Novotel Vines Resort, including breakfast, worth $350.

A prize will be awarded for both a City of Bayswater and a City of Swan volunteer.

“The City of Bayswater has a proud sporting tradition and these awards are another way of bringing it to the attention of the public,” Mayor Terry Kenyon said.

“The Blue Ribbon Clubs program has been integral in promoting a healthy lifestyle and responsible management of alcohol, discouraging young people from binge-drinking that can sometimes lead to violence, injury and humiliation.

“In addition to these areas, the program also provides checklists of good practice that address budgeting, planning, good governance and administrative skills.”

To be eligible for the awards, clubs need to submit a variety of policies and working documents on how they have developed their organisation.

For nomination forms, call (08) 9272 0976. Applications close 5pm, February 1. The awards are only open to sporting clubs within the Cities of Bayswater and Swan.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9272 0923


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