November 2014


Hello Readers,Yankalilla Regional News November 2014
It’s not far from Christmas and the summer heat now.
November has a lot of stuff happening around the area and the main event for the month is undoubtedly the Yankalilla Cruise. Brought to you
by Shannons and Yankalilla Rotary Club, there will be a whole weekend worth of entertainment. See page 2 for details.
The ‘battle’ over the Yankalilla Library looks to be finally over this month. The existing library will close on 21st November but on the same day, the new community library will open at ‘The Centre’
just a few hundred meters down the road. If you are a library user, you should get along to the official opening to see how it looks. See page 6 for all the specific details.
Festival Fleurieu is building momentum for the 2015 event. See page 7 for the latest progress.
What else? Lots of letters to the editor! Including all the usual suspects… religion, real estate,
politics, library… and a few nice ones too.
The next issue is Christmas/New Year and I don’t need to remind you to get your adverts and items in early… do I?
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs - Editor


October 2014


Hello Readers,Yankalilla regional news October 2014
We have dragged ourselves through another winter and spring is finally here.
The Wirrina Bluegrass Festival appeared to be another successful weekend and it was certainly well worth getting along to see the many talented musicians strutting their stuff. I even purchased
my first ever bluegrass CD after being suitably impressed by ‘The Company’ from Queensland.
Two of the members are Australian Bluegrass Champions and you could understand why when you heard them. Ok, so it wasn’t Metallica, but just as good within their own genre and variety is the spice of life!
It’s time for another local government election and all those on the voting roll will receive their
ballot papers towards the end of this month. Do take the time to evaluate your choices and
vote accordingly. Several of the candidates have advertised in this issue with the aim of catching
your vote and there is further information in the ‘In The Loop’ section.
The Festival Fleurieu is gathering momentum for 2015 and now is the time to get involved or register your event, exhibition, performance, etc. See page 15 for details and if you have any old
doors lying around, why not donate them to the Festival.
Golfers! The Yankalilla Golf Club needs your support. The club is under pressure due to lack of membership and it would be very sad to see its demise. Not to mention the loss of a beautifully scenic golf course that was established 90 years ago on land that was donated to the community for this purpose. See page 29.
Amazing! I actually left room for myself and nothing was left out of this issue due to lack of space. Things are picking up ahead of summer as they always do and hence an extra four pages could be added this time.
Don’t forget the 132nd Annual Yankalilla Show is on this weekend so get along and support this long running tradition. It’s also good for taking your mind off the problems of the rest of the world, of which there are many and de-stressing yourself for a day.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs