The RACQ Foundation have generously provided funds for the RMGA to purchase a solar battery (TESLA Powerwall 2), and to improve internet access at the grounds. The battery, connected to our canteen solar system, will eliminate one electricity bill for the grounds, and give us independent supply during grid failures. We continue to work withContinue reading “RACQ Foundation support”
The RMGA has purchased a fully automatic defibrillator for the Rathdowney Caravan Park. This purchase was aided by the Australian Government’s Caravan Park Defibrillator Subsidy, which contributed $1000.00 towards the cost of purchase. Delivery is anticipated over the next week, and installation as soon as the most suitable location is decided.
Since the solar meter was installed in March, we’ve been getting some good information about how things are going! In short, we generate heaps of power, but we don’t get paid much for it. Look at March for example: So far, we’ve produced more electricity than we use. In March our generation (green, kWh) wasContinue reading “Solar news!”
Keep an eye out for an email about your member details! I’m doing a yearly check. It’s not the most exciting Secretary activity, but important. I’ve had a few emails ‘bounce back’ recently. Mostly addresses from Hotmail and Outlook. I have asked LitteDogIT (our web hosters) to check this for me. In the meantime, IContinue reading “Housekeeping”
A few people at the recent campdraft asked about joining the RMGA. A membership application form is now available on the RMGA website. It’s on the homepage, so it’s easy to find. Membership fees ($10.00 per year) must be received before the membership is approved and registered, but the whole process is quite simple. PleaseContinue reading “New members are always welcome.”
Our President recently accepted an award, from Queensland Police, acknowledging RMGA’s help during the 2019 Mt Barney Fires. The award belongs to everyone who helped out at the grounds, to support the firies and other emergency responders. Thank you. It’s an important part of what we do, and we continue to maintain the grounds soContinue reading “Congratulations to the RMGA”
A beautiful, sunny day today for the Rathdowney Camp Draft. It’s been uplifting to see local families and visitors enjoying the grounds and the draft. More details later, but huge thanks to everyone who helped out! It takes an enormous volunteer effort to create a fun weekend.
A quick note to let everyone know how they can check in at the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds.
Council is looking for volunteers to coordinate things when disaster hits in Rathdowney, or the local districts. The want Community Disaster Volunteers to work with the Scenic Rim Local Disaster Management Group, and: gather information monitor how things are going promote disaster preparedness assist with projects, and with operating shelters or recovery hubs support communityContinue reading “WANTED – Community Disaster Volunteers”