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    Winners for round two of the Local Heroes Grants are:

    • Wamuran Earth Protectors at Wamuran State School – to assist with the cost of purchasing landfill crates as part of their mission to become a sustainable school;
    • Combined Glasshouse School Chaplaincies;
    • Josh Penfold from Palmwoods – who will represent Australia in the U15 Squash team touring Auckland this month; and
    • Obi Art Project by the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre – to create an encouragement award for young children up to 10 years old in the Obi Art Prize.

    Closing dates for other rounds in 2017 are as follows:

    Round 3 – Monday 12 June
    Round 4 – Monday 14 August
    Round 5 – Monday 9 October
    Round 6 – Monday 11 December

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    19 April 2017

    Round two of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants for 2017 has been announced and four very worthy recipients in Glass House will be presented with a cheque for $250.

    Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced the program in January 2016.  Andrew said he receives more and more applications with each round and saw a genuine need to continue the awards this year.

    “During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.

    “In the same way if I can make a contribution towards an individual pursuing sporting or academic ventures, then I am only too happy to oblige,” Andrew said.

    Winners for round two are:

    • Wamuran Earth Protectors at Wamuran State School – to assist with the cost of purchasing landfill crates as part of their mission to become a sustainable school;
    • the combined Glasshouse School Chaplaincies;
    • Josh Penfold from Palmwoods – who will represent Australia in the U15 Squash team touring Auckland this month; and
    • the Obi Art Project by the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre – to create an encouragement award for young children up to 10 years old in the Obi Art Prize

    Andrew encourages anyone who fits the criteria for a Local Heroes Grant to apply.  Information can be found on his website www.andrewpowell.com.au.

    Closing dates for other rounds in 2017 are as follows:

    Round 3 – Monday 12 June
    Round 4 – Monday 14 August
    Round 5 – Monday 9 October
    Round 6 – Monday 11 December

     
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     [ENDS]  19 April February 2017

    Photo – Andrew Powell and Lynda Simpson from Maleny Neighbourhood Centre

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      Winners for round one of the Local Heroes Grants are:

      •Peachester State School P & C to purchase a microwave for their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
      •Elimbah Uniting Church to purchase a small zip hot water system for their kitchen
      •Palmwoods Netball Club towards a netball team building camp out
      •Pillowcases for Oncology Kids (based in Maleny) to purchase supplies for pillowcases which are distributed to children receiving oncology treatment

      Closing dates for other rounds in 2017 are as follows:

      Round 2 – Monday 10 April
      Round 3 – Monday 12 June
      Round 4 – Monday 14 August
      Round 5 – Monday 9 October
      Round 6 – Monday 11 December

      Some of my activities during the last week included:

      •  Presenting an Australian Flag to the Maleny Historical Society on behalf of Senator James McGrath and a Queensland flag to Gail at the Maleny Swimming Club
      •  Presenting Justice of the Peace Service Certificates to Maleny local Lyn Edwards for 36 years of service and to Vivienne Nelson of Palmwoods for 29 years of service.  Thank you ladies for your service to Queensland
      •  Catching up with Cr Jenny McKay at one of our regular brekky catch ups to ensure the two tiers of government continue working together
      •  Speaking to students at Mt Mee State School about all things “Government”
      •  Constituent meetings
      •  Attending a Women in Road Transport breakfast on International Women’s Day
      •  Presenting a Local Heroes Grant to the Palmwoods Netball Club
      •  Doorknocking in Glasshouse Mountains
      •  Getting behind the BBQ at the Palmwoods Warriors Football Club on Saturday morning
      •  Co-hosting the Woodford Pool Party to raise funds for the local Chappys

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      21 February 2017

      Round one of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants for 2017 has been announced and four very worthy recipients in Glass House will be presented with a cheque for $250.

      Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced this program in January 2016. Mr Powell said he receives more and more applications with each round and saw a genuine need to continue the awards this year.

      “During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.

      “In the same way if I can make a contribution towards an individual pursuing sporting or academic ventures, then I am only too happy to oblige,” Mr Powell said.

      Winners for round one are:

      •Peachester State School P & C to purchase a microwave for their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
      •Elimbah Uniting Church to purchase a small zip hot water system for their kitchen
      •Palmwoods Netball Club towards a netball team building camp out
      •Pillowcases for Oncology Kids (based in Maleny) to purchase supplies for pillowcases which are distributed to children receiving oncology treatment

      Mr Powell encourages anyone who fits the criteria for a Local Heroes Grant to apply.   Information can be found on his website www.andrewpowell.com.au.

      Closing dates for other rounds in 2017 are as follows:

      Round 2 – Monday 10 April
      Round 3 – Monday 12 June
      Round 4 – Monday 14 August
      Round 5 – Monday 9 October
      Round 6 – Monday 11 December

      #Powell4GlassHouse

      [ENDS] 21 February 2017

      Photo – Andrew Powell MP with representatives from Peachester State School P & C and children

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      16 December 2016

       

      Round six of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants have been announced and another three community groups and one individual in Glass House have been presented with a cheque for $250.

      Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced this program in January 2016.

      “During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.

      “In the same way if I can make a contribution towards an individual pursuing sporting or academic ventures, then I am only too happy to oblige,” Mr Powell said.

      Winners for round six were:

      • Wamuran Christian Fellowship to purchase a coffee machine for their Mum’s group
      • The Shack Community Centre to assist with costs for a Christmas brunch and ‘Joy Packs’ for hospital inpatients
      • Maleny Swimming Club for ground development
      • Slade North towards costs associated with playing in Queensland Softball U15’s Development team

      Mr Powell said that following the success of his Local Heroes Grants in 2016 he will be continuing the grants in 2017 and encourages anyone who fits the criteria to apply through his website www.andrewpowell.com.au.

      Closing dates for 2017 are as follows:

      Round 1 – Monday 13 February
      Round 2 – Monday 10 April
      Round 3 – Monday 12 June
      Round 4 – Monday 14 August
      Round 5 – Monday 9 October
      Round 6 – Monday 11 December

       
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       [ENDS] 16 December 2016

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      31 October 2016

      Round five winners announced in Local Heroes Grants

      Round five of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants have been announced and another three community groups and two individuals in Glass House have been presented with a cheque for $250.

      Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced this program in January 2016.

      “During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.

      “In the same way if I can make a contribution towards an individual pursuing sporting or academic ventures, then I am only too happy to oblige,” Mr Powell said.

      Winners for round five:

      Palmwoods Christmas Committee to publicise Palmwoods Green Bush Christmas

      Maleny Rangers Football Club to purchase new training equipment for Mini Roos

      Quilt Love Project Caboolture to purchase supplies to make quilts for the homeless

      Todd McClure to assist with costs towards the Regional Academy for Softball

      Dimity Bucciarelli towards costs associated with playing for Fire Football Club

       

      “The best part of this grant program is that I have the opportunity to catch up with members from these community groups and personally congratulate them on their grant.

      “They really are always so grateful to have been recognised in this way and are excited by what this small financial assistance can do for their club or their individual pursuits.”

      To apply for the grants visit Andrew’s website – www.andrewpowell.com.au

      The last round for 2016 will close on Monday 12 December.

       
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       [ENDS] 31 October 2016

      Photo attached of Andrew Powell with Dimity Bucciarelli and Julie Glassop (Dimity’s Mum)

       

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      The winners in the fourth round of my Local Heroes Grants included the Glasshouse Men’s Shed to purchase additional tools, Palmwoods Bowls Club to install child seat restraints in their bus, the Caboolture Classic & Vintage Speedway Association to assist with costs in holding a Quad Bike Education Day and the Caboolture Historical Village to purchase a weed sprayer.  Reuben Tidy received a grant to assist with the costs involved in competing in the National Taekwondo Championships (held in Bendigo, Victoria) where he picked up bronze in his division.

      If you would like to apply for a Local Heroes Grant just click on the link on my homepage.  The closing dates for the next two rounds are as follows:

      Round 5 – Monday 10 October
      Round 6 – Monday 12 December

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      Andrew Powell MP

      Member for Glass House

      8 September 2016

       

      Round four winners announced in Local Heroes Grants

      Round four of Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes Grants has been announced and this time four community groups, and one individual in Glass House have been presented with a cheque for $250.

      Designed to provide a bit of a helping hand to community groups or individuals participating in local, state, national or international endeavours, Andrew Powell’s Local Heroes grants have proven very popular since the local Member announced this program in January 2016.

      “During my years representing this very special community, I have become acutely aware of how vital community groups are to our region and how tough they do it financially.  If I can offer even a little bit of money towards their upkeep or to help purchase a new kitchen appliance or a new piece of equipment, then I am only too happy to oblige”.

      “Similarly it is an honour to contribute to individuals who wish to participate in specific pursuits”.

      The winners in round four included the Glasshouse Men’s Shed to purchase additional tools, Palmwoods Bowls Club to install child seat restraints in their bus, the Caboolture Classic & Vintage Speedway Association to assist with costs in holding a Quad Bike Education Day and the Caboolture Historical Village to purchase a weed sprayer.  Reuben Tidy received a grant to assist with the costs involved in competing in the National Taekwondo Championships (held in Bendigo, Victoria) where he picked up bronze in his division.

      “The best part of this grant program is that I have the opportunity to catch up with members from these community groups and personally congratulate them on their grant.
      The remaining rounds for 2016 are –

      Round 5 – Monday 10 October
      Round 6 – Monday 12 December

      To apply for a Local Heroes Grant visit Andrew’s website at www.andrewpowell.com.au

      #Powell4GlassHouse
      [ENDS] 8 September 2016
      Photo attached of Andrew Powell MP and Reuben Tidy.

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      Andrew Powell MP

      Member for Glass House

      7 September 2016

       

      Quad Bike Safety – A matter of priority for the Caboolture Classic and Vintage Speedway Association Inc

      With almost 70 people killed in quad bike accidents over the past 15 years, President of the Caboolture Classic and Vintage Speedway Association Inc (CCVSA) Mr John Fry is wanting to prevent further deaths by promoting the Statewide Plan for Improving Quad Bike Safety in Queensland.

      Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, was delighted recently to allocate one of his Local Heroes Grants to the CCVSA to assist with costs associated in running a Quad Bike Education day during the September / October school holidays.

      “We’ve got to do more to keep people safe on quad bikes, and I am encouraged by the CCVSA’s efforts in running this Education Day,” Mr Powell stated.

      “I recently met with Mr John Fry and he outlined the program for the day which includes both practical and theory components and is suitable for all ages from five to 75!”

      Mr Fry said “The program is aimed at making participants aware of the Statewide Plan and changing the mindset of quad bike users to ensure that the key risk factors are addressed and avoided”.

      If you are interested in finding out more about the Quad Bike Education Day on Friday 30 September, please contact John Fry on 5495 7736 or 0408 787 895.

      [Ends – 7 September 2016]
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      Photo – Andrew Powell with John Fry

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