October 2018

Hello Readers,October 2018 Yank News (002)
We have arrived at the October long weekend and another Yankalilla Show! From here on, the run up to Christmas will be increasing in pace.
The Yankalilla Council elections are closing Friday 9 November and your voting paper will arrive by post so look out for it. Being the issue before election there is a heap of info in the Council’s In The Loop section and a bit more on page 15. There is more candidates than vacancies in both wards so make your vote count.
While on the subject of Yankalilla Council, the Second Valley community recently held a morning tea to say thanks for the hard work and money spent on the many improvements in the Valley. It showed that there are many who appreciate what our Council does for it’s residents. See page 10.
What else is happening? There is always plenty if you have a good look. Free 30 minute CPR Session are being offered at the Yankalilla Ambulance station as part of International Restart a Heart Day. A highly worthwhile thing to learn and the details are on page 2.
Feel like a cruise in the country? The Historic Motor Vehicles Club at Strathalbyn are having their annual show - see page 7.
Locally, we have poetry sessions, music and other entertainments, not to mention the various food options. Read on to discover them.
Winter sports are making way for summer sports and there are updates from many of them in this issue too.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs

September 2018

Hello Readers,September 2018 Yank News
The 28 July Luna eclipse was the talk of stargazers everywhere, including many local enthusiasts. The photo on the cover taken from inside the cave at Rapid Bay was a favourite, showing the new Rapid Bay Jetty at the bottom and the celestial objects filling the top of the cave's silhouette: Taken by Fraser @ The Backyard Universe. If you feel enthused you could always take a stargazing tour with Fraser (www.thebackyarduniverse.com.au). See his advert on page 7.
The inset Luna eclipse photo was sent in by neighbours at Normanville Heights - Mike & Tiz Gavin - who snapped this view from their balcony.
The Yankalilla Historical Society keep us informed of our early heritage with their submissions including another of their popular Historical Talks in conjunction with the Community Library.
Festivals keep coming thick and fast when you live in South Australia and this month we have the Festival Of Nature 2018 from 4th-9th September followed by the Flourishing On The Fleurieu Festival 2018 from 23rd-29th September.
The Festival Fleurieu 2019 is calling for Community Event registrations which close on 15th October.
The end of the month which is also the October long weekend will bring us the annual Yankalilla Show. As usual it will be a 'not to be missed' event on many people's social calendars and there is always something new to see, hear or generally indulge in.
School holidays start on the 28th, in time for the long weekend, making the end of the month a particularly busy time in the local area.
The Yankalilla Council's "In The Loop" section announces the new 'friendlier' dog by-laws and will be welcomed by furry companions throughout the district.
Needless to say - but I will anyway as I have a few spare lines - there is another interesting 'letters' section to be perused over a coffee at your leisure.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs