Bankstown's Seniors Week celebrations have come to a close and I have been pleased to receive very positive feedback from those who participated in the activities. The coach tours again proved to be very popular with over 500 residents enjoying a day trip to Windsor. Last week I called into the Golf Day at Sefton Golf Course for the Mayoral Drive and to assist with the presentations. I also popped into the Seniors Day at Greenacre Citizens Centre and enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Greenacre Senior’s Entertainers. Thank you to all the clubs and community organisations for their support for Seniors Week.
Last Tuesday I spoke at Malek Fahd Islamic High School's Harmony Day celebrations. The special assembly reflected on the school's involvement in community harmony initiatives and was attended by visiting students from Callaghan Jesmond College in Newcastle. Thank you to Principal Dr Intaj Ali for the invitation and hospitality on the day.
On Friday evening I attended the Yagoona Girl Guides AGM and presentation night. This year marks the Centenary of the Girl Guides and I had the opportunity to acknowledge this important milestone and the contribution of our local Girl Guides. Thank you to Janelle Harding and to her Executive Team and Guide Leaders for a great evening.
I was pleased to go along on Saturday night to a special celebration at the Revesby Workers' Club marking the 20th Anniversary of Daryl Melham's election as the Member for Banks. Senator John Faulkner and Martin Ferguson MP were the guest speakers. The evening was a fitting tribute to Daryl's contribution to our community and acknowledgement of his lengthy service as a parliamentarian. The function was very well attended with many close friends and associates paying tribute to Daryl's accomplishments. In attendance were Minister Barbara Perry, Jason Clare, Alan Ashton, Councillor's Downey, Gavin, Stromborg, Winterbottom and many other representatives from Parliament, surrounding councils and local clubs and organisations.
Thank you to Deputy Mayor Khal Asfour for representing me on Saturday night at the Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Group's 33rd anniversary concert as well as the Australian Druze Community's annual celebration.
April is the Sport a Month of Cycling and in partnership with Bankstown Sports Cycling Club, residents will have the opportunity to participate in sessions introducing them to track racing and road racing. For more details contact Council on 9707 9641 or visit www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au