Showing the strength of community 23 local groups will come together for the first Moore Park Beach Community Sign-Up Day on Saturday.
Organiser Paul Timms said it wasn’t an easy task to ensure all the Moore Park Beach community groups were involved but they would all be represented on the day.
After moving to Moore Park Beach with his wife and young children from a big city Paul said it was important to become involved in the small community in any way they could.
“It’s a community sign-on day, to show people living in the area what groups are here and give them the opportunity to find out more about each one,” Paul said.
“There will be groups including Moore Park fire brigade with their truck, the local AFL group the Kookaburras, the scout group, the men’s shed, the ladies from the Pink House – something for everyone.”
Paul said it would not only give people the chance to learn more or join a new community group, but also the chance for groups to mingle and learn about each other.
“It will be great to see all the groups together, some have never met each other, so the community sign up day is basically about meeting and supporting each other,” he said.
“We have some great community groups out here, and if leaders can come together, share ideas that would just be ideal.”
Community sign-up day a chance to learn
Understanding people lead busy lives, Paul said his goal was to help people help others, and he believes by having individual groups in the same place at the same time was a step in the right direction.
“People are busy, but the more people that get involved and help the easier it is to run these community associations,” Paul said.
“What I find more challenging is attracting new people to join a community group.
“We all care about the community we live in, and we all have different interest, but we are all connected by a common goal and that’s connecting the community together.
“In the last two years we have had a number of new groups form out here at Moore Park Beach such as the Kookaburras and then there are some groups that have been here since the 50s such as the Lions.
“We are all looking forward to mixing together.”
He said Moore Park Beach was an “extremely relaxing and laid back” community with some fantastic residents and Community Sign Up Day was just one way of helping to make people aware of what already existed.
“If the day can help just 50 more people join a group, no what group it is, then I would say it was definitely successful,” Paul said.
The Moore Park Beach Community Sign-Up Day will be held at the Moore Park Beach Tavern on Saturday, 8 February from 2pm, all welcome.
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