Recently, the president of the Rhythm n Rail Festival Association called an urgent Executive Meeting over concerns with resources, in particular volunteers, to deliver the 2018 Festival.
The meeting raised the question "Does the Junee Community really want the Rhythm N Rail Festival?".
The Association currently consists of less people than the small number, which with a lot of determination and hard work delivered the 2017 Festival.
Although the last festival was a success and the team, attractions and organisations that make a big effort to contribute remain committed, additional support from the community has not been forthcoming.
The small team is stretched to capacity and without additional people, will not be able to complete the preparations required to hold the next festival.
An open public meeting for the Rhythm n Rail Festival Association will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, November 8 at the Ex Services Club.
The Executive Committee hope that anyone who is keen to see the Festival continue will come along and join the team.
The attendance and response at the meeting will determine if the 2018 Festival will go ahead and if so, which events will need to be cut from the program.
This letter is in regard to the article on October 10 about the Red Cross Scammers.
There was a young woman working the turf in Junee as well.
I listened to what she was saying and the ideas were very good if over extended for the project, which I told her so.
Then it came to money, which was a monthly subscription of a strange amount compared to charities advertising on television. I assured her that it was not possible on my pension and she went on her way.
She was very polite and friendly but just a bit too hyped for my sensibilities.
I had at the beginning told her that I did not support the Red Cross as they had a very bad reputation worldwide for not passing on donations they collected for various causes.
She ignored that.
She had on the Re Cross T-shirt but no identification.
I'm not one who hands out money to door collectors without seeing some sort of identification.
Congratulations Natalie and Michael Phillips at The Crossing Motel. They have just been given the Tesla charging station for Junee and is a great promotional benefit for Junee. It is also just one more step in the transition towards a far larger electrical vehicle economy over the next few years.
Australia has one of the lowest up-takes of e-cars in the western world as there is currently no financial incentive by governments to encourage low emission vehicles on our roads. Of Norway’s vehicles, about 20 per cent are e-cars. Norway is planning to have 50% by 2020. China announced 10 per cent by the end of 2018 and we have seen England and most of the European Union announce plans to phase out hydrocarbon powered vehicles by about 2040.
Over the next few years we are very likely to see an influx of e-vehicles in all kinds of areas. For examples cars, fork lifts, small buses, small delivery vans, etc. Two years ago in Spain, my wife and I came across an e-car display in a park with at least seven European car manufacturors represented and maybe 12-15 different models of e-vehicle.
Congratulations again Natalie and Michael it is great that Tesla has chosen you to host its e-car charging station at your motel.
Remember, energy efficiency is the easiest way to save electricity. A kilowatt saved is a kilowatt we don’t have to produce or pay for.
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