You're invited to attend the Nungarin Museum AGM
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 7.30pm
We need more committee members due to recent vacancies. Please consider what skills you have to offer:
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Just some of the many little things that keep the museum functioning, helps our visitors find us and assists in connecting our amazing township with the people living in and exploring our beautiful State.
Classify, Preserve and Record
The Nungarin Heritage, Machinery and Army Museum, among its objectives, has to, 'collect, classify and preserve historical relics, machinery, buildings and records relating to the history of Western Australia, and more particularly relating to the history of Nungarin and surrounding districts'.
Plans and Projects
Lotterywest Grant: Our new focus is on getting a shed built for some of our precious items that need to get in out of the rain. We hope to apply for a Lotterywest grant. Measurements have been taken and costs are being estimated – no mean feat given the size of our 'dream shed'.
Merredin IGA Grant: We want to thank Merredin IGA who have supported us with a grant of $600 towards our project to revitalise Aunty Jim’s Store. We are very grateful for the support of local businesses like IGA.
Mangowine Concert: The Museum will coordinate the meal on Friday 1st October prior to the Mangowine Concert on 2nd October. This is always a big event and in the past the community have pitched in to provide casseroles, however last year we had a BBQ – we will be in touch to let you know what format the meal with take and what sort of support we need from our town.
Centrelink Partnership: The Museum has registered with Centrelink to be a partnership venue for volunteers (sometimes this is a requirement for some types of Centrelink payments). We look forward to welcoming a few new folk to our museum through this scheme.
Back to Work Programme: We are also partnering with a 'back to work' programme for people who are rehabilitating after a workplace accident. The Museum, under Gary’s guidance, is constantly evolving and looking at new opportunities.
Volunteer Thanks: Our local volunteers are turning out for us – thanks as always to Barbara, Diane, Cass and Eleanor who kindly help out during the week.
Springtime Visitor Interest
Lots of visitors keep on coming through – this is likely to increase with the blooming of our local flora bringing more and more vans out to the Wheatbelt.
Recent visitor feedback:
Great spot to spend a few hours. Phill drove the Stuart tank around the paddock!
Fabulous - lots of memories. Really great. Lovely display and nice people.
Fantastic breakfast, friendly staff and volunteers, wonderful history museum.
There would be no museum without its volunteers. There would also be no museum without visitors. We always try hard to greet them personally and to engage while they’re looking around.
We are keeping up to date with COVID19 requirements.
Our long term volunteer Phill Waters has advised he’s off to chase a new opportunity in the Mid West.
He has given thousands of hours to the museum and his ability to find solutions to moving, fixing and building stuff is going to be sorely missed.
Phill said he, "will be back from time to time to help on specific projects like the General Grant tank".
Best of luck Phill in your new venture and thank you!
IMPORTANT – we have our AGM on 14 September 2021, 7.30pm at the Museum. All welcome. We need more committee members – please consider if you have skills to offer.
Volunteers are always welcome at Nungarin Museum. We appreciate all of you.
When you get a chance please checkout and follow our social media pages @nungarinmuseum
(08) 9046 5040 (please leave a message if unattended).