ULF Treasurer as guest speaker for Crookwell CWA

Kate Price, Treasurer of the Upper Lachlan Foundation, is pictured receiving a gift from Margaret Williams, President of Crookwell CWA Day Branch following her heartfelt presentation to CWA members on the challenges of being a corporate professional, mother, volunteer and wife.

The speech retraced her journey from city girl to country wife and acknowledged that in the words of Dame Quentin Bryce, "Women can have it all, but not all at the same time", encouraging women to set their own priorities, trust their instincts, and pursue their dreams.

Kate also introduced the CWA members to the Upper Lachlan Foundation, explaining its origins, goals, and the community-based legacy that it strives to manifest.

2016 grant applications now open!

Community based organisations are strongly encouraged to apply for a 2016 Upper Lachlan Foundation grant. 

Grant application forms may be obtained from Robert J McCarthy & Co, located at 88 Goulburn Street, Crookwell, or download from our website here.

For further information contact Charlie Prell on 0427 224 839.

Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 28 October 2016.

Lindner Socks initiative

The Upper Lachlan Foundation is proud to announce a new initiative partnered with local Crookwell-based business Lindner Socks.

Andrew Lindner explains:

"In a small country town, it takes a few generations to be accepted as a true local, but since moving the family sock manufacturing business to Crookwell in 1997 we have been made welcome and we feel that we are a part of this wonderful country community.  The locals have helped us in so many ways.

The Crookwell community has a unique capacity for assisting those in need.  With the establishment of the Upper Lachlan Foundation in 2011, community groups and organisations have access to an income stream to fund projects that benefit the wider community, or to simply help people through a tough time.

In an effort to return local support, we are now using traceable merino wool from growers in our region to knit a range of Wool Connect products in the sock factory.  One dollar from the sale of any Wool Connect product in the Lindner Socks Crookwell Shop is donated to the Upper Lachlan Foundation.  It is our way of saying thanks.

The Upper Lachlan Foundation is Lindner Socks’ chosen charity.  We are proud to make regular contributions to such a worthy cause."

ULF grant to CADS

CROOKWELL Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) has provided opportunities for budding actors, performers, musicians and support crew to develop their creative crafts for well over thirty years.  Their performances provide an outlet for talent with much appreciated amusement and entertainment for our community.

Their recent production, Cinderella, provided much needed comic relief in these dry times with six performances at the Crookwell Memorial Hall.

CADS has had challenges managing a quality production due to incredibly cramped dressing rooms where cast and crew numbering 30-50 madly ready themselves for performances.  The cramped conditions create noise that can be distracting to the performers.

The current dressing rooms have not been touched for over 14 years and organizing makeup and wardrobe adjacent to the dressing rooms for the performers requires nothing less than military precision to execute.

CADS applied to Upper Lachlan Foundation (ULF) for a grant to assist with the updating of their dressing rooms that will provide a more comfortable, functional area with easy access to props and wardrobe.

The project has commenced to improve sound, power and ultimately refurbishment will provide flooring, additional power points, racks for storage, lights for makeup and completion of the dressing rooms.

ULF Treasurer, Kate Price and ULF Secretary, Charlie Prell presented a cheque to CADS President, Robert Bill at a recent rehearsal night who commented, “We appreciate receiving the ULF grant and look forward to completing the project by June, 2016”.

ULF is a philanthropic organization run by local volunteers to provide funds via grants for community projects from interest raised from investments with the Public Trustee.  The investments originate from corporate and sporting sponsorships, donations, membership fees, trusts and by only allocating the interest, the principal remains in perpetuity ensuring that funds will be available into future generations.  

This spirit of community helping community is the foundation of ULF.  Membership is a modest $20 per annum and more details can be found on their website: www.upperlachlanfoundation.com.

Susan Reynolds, Upper Lachlan Foundation

Once again the ULF has benefited from the Sportsmen's Lunch

The very successful Crookwell Sportsmen's' Lunch was held on Friday August 14th.

Well known cricket celebrity and commentator, Kerry O'Keefe, was the guest speaker and regaled the audience with tales of his time as an Australian cricketer and commentator.

The fundraising lunch is run by the Crookwell Junior Rugby Union Club and once again the "Pups" have supported the ULF with a donation. This year we received $7,500 from the proceeds of the function.

We would like to express our most sincere thanks to the Pups for their generosity and support. This money will be invested in our ULF named fund to continue to build our capital base.