MAYORAL COLUMN 2 January 2017

Published on 02 January 2017

Have you made a New Year’s resolution?

Welcome to my first Mayoral Column for 2017.

I would like to begin by wishing you and your family a bright and fruitful year ahead.

My fellow Councillors and myself are looking forward to the work before us as we chart the course of Loddon Shire over the coming 12 months.

We have an enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff and volunteers on board who are committed  to making Loddon Shire an even better place to live, work and visit as the year progresses.

However, we all have a role in to play in ensuring 2017 is a year to remember.

If you haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, I would encourage you to take a moment to consider one thing you can do to make 2017 a fulfilling year for you.

If you’re struggling to make a start, may I suggest connection is the foundation of happy, strong and resilient individuals, families and communities, and volunteering at the Loddon Visitor Information Centre could be the key.

Whether you’ve finished school and would like some work experience, have moved to the area and would like to meet new people or have lived in your locality for decades and would enjoying sharing Loddon’s hidden gems, an inviting introduction to volunteering is provided.

Volunteers are warmly welcomed to their new role with free familiarisation tours of key tourism attractions, free internet access during their shift and a number of social and networking opportunities.

While some people enjoy volunteering their time on a regular basis, volunteers are able to nominate their preferred month or shift which can be limited to just 4 hours each year.

The Loddon Visitor Information Centre is a vital component of encouraging people to visit and stay in our rural communities.

I challenge you to take a step towards a happy and productive 2017 by phoning the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 5494 1257 and discovering how you can become involved.

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