Mirboo North

The Community Foundation’s story on display at Mirboo North Library

This time last year the Community Foundation launched a book telling its origin story, called ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’.  This book was written by Dr. Julie Fenley after much research and takes the reader from the Bush Nursing Hospital set up in 1932 through to the Aged Care…

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Mirboo North Recovery Fund continues to support Community

The Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund in the Community Foundation continues to make small grants to support the community in recovery.   This fund was set up post-storm and has been generously supported by local donors and those further afield.     Thanks to these donors we have given out a range…

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The Annemieke Mein exhibition at the Gippsland Gallery, Sale

A group of Mirboo North women enjoyed an opportunity to view the Annemieke Mein retrospective exhibition titled “A Life’s Work”.  This exhibition is currently being held at the Gippsland Gallery in Sale to celebrate the artists 80th birthday. Exploring Annemieke Mein’s Retrospective Exhibition The group travelled to the exhibition for…

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Refresh and Regrow Gardens of Mirboo North

The generosity and support for Mirboo North post the storm event continues to flow.   One beautiful example is the community of Inverloch, through the Inverloch Community House, who have decided to support their Mirboo North ‘neighbours’ through their love of gardening and plants.  Community Support Blossoms They have called this…

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a fence with a poster that reads 'plant hope' in red positioned above potted plants in vibrant green.

Beginning Recovery…. Plant Hope

After the storm event each of us will take our own path to recovery in our own time, but the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund has started to make some small grants to support this important process. Sowing Seeds of Community Resilience Recognising that connecting as a community brings us…

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Two individuals, a woman on the left and a man on the right, are smiling and holding a commendation certificate and a book titled "FROM RURAL HEALTH TO COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING: The History of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation". They are standing in front of a digital screen displaying a message of congratulations and thanks for contributions to the state's history, likely at the Victorian Community History Awards ceremony. The woman is wearing a green dress and the man is in a smart suit with a patterned tie. The mood is celebratory and proud.

Community Foundation History Book commended at Victorian Community History Awards

The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation is delighted that ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’ was recognised with commendation at the 2023 Victorian Community History Awards from a field of 168 nominations.   Celebrating a Milestone At an awards ceremony at the Melbourne Arts Centre last Friday, February 2nd,…

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Mirboo North Medical Centre’s Second Birthday

The last two years have flown by, marked this week by the second birthday of the opening of the Mirboo North Medical Centre building on Ridgway.   It was December 11th 2021 when the community came together for the official opening of the building and then the following Monday the Mirboo…

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Wild Woods by (it’s no) Drama   

In the last week in November, Social Inclusion Week 2023, Mirboo North was treated to a performance of ‘Wild Woods’ at the Mirboo North Shire Hall.  Wild Woods was performed by (it’s no) Drama, South Gippsland’s all abilities physical theatre ensemble.  The audience of fifty community members, including students from…

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Community Foundation’s Annual General Meeting and Grant Awards

It was a busy evening at the Walter J Tuck Rec rooms last Monday night with the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Community Foundation taking place alongside the award of various grants and first aid kits.  Guests included the members, Cr. Clare Williams, recently appointed Mayor of SGSC and…

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a woman and teenage boy stand next to a black first aid kit, the woman has one hand resting on the bag. they are smiling.

Does your community group need a First Aid Kit?

The Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund was set up in the Community Foundation at the beginning of this year. This fund holds the $10,000 donation, which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won at the end of 2022, for being the Arrotex Community Pharmacy of the Year.  “This donation has had a big…

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