The 17th festival was made possible with the financial support of:
Manningham, Whitehorse and Maroondah City Councils
The organisation of each festival involves many and varied things including:
writing grant applications – formulating a risk management plan -brainstorming- keeping the books-writing up the minutes for the meetings -preparing advertising – inviting the walk leaders and presenters – entering information into websites and newsletters -delivering brochures – maintaining mail-out lists -giving advice – IT support- networking -running countless errands-website administration-liaising with all sorts of people and organisation – stuffing envelopes – setting up for opening day celebrations-being interviewed on radio-being interviewed for local newspapers – sourcing walk leaders and presenters -sourcing food- logistics – sourcing decorations -accompanying walks – preparing the brochure -sourcing photographs- sourcing performers – delivering brochures – collecting materials for opening day… and many more things.
Volunteer your skills and time
The organisers of the Mullum Mullum Festical are all volunteers and the festival could not be held without the wonderful people who give their time to organise the festival each year, during the year, in the weeks leading up to the festival and during the weekends of the festival.
The committee members who have given their time and expertise over the past year in preparing the festival are:
William An – Linde Brush – Aaron Cook – David De Angelis – Jen Edwards – Monique Decortis – Eric Hornung – Magda Teewen – Les Smith – Jan Schifko – Ragini Singh -Rakesh Singh and Tammy Woo
They have very much enjoyed organising the festival and have learned a lot, however they could not have done it without the assistance of volunteers.
The volunteers for the 17th festival were:
Maryanne Anderson – Saji Anil – Sue Bendel – Danny Cohen – Gary Cohen -Lindy Damoulakis – Jim Le Cornu – Pam French – Ian Moodie – Gloria Moore – Georgia Pitts – Nina Scott – Jan Schifko – Howard Tankey – Hugh Venables and others.
To enable the committee to organise the next festival in the spring of 2017 we welcome more committee members.
We would like to have more souls on the committee who will bring their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for the environment and Indigenous issues. You would become a member of a good and supportive team.
We welcome local-ish people from all ages and backgrounds with all kinds of skills, as well as people who are willing to broaden their skill-base and knowledge or to learn completely new things.
(Our youngest committee members have, since joining the committee, not only learned more about environmental and Aboriginal issues but they have also learned new skills that will help them with job seeking.)
Join the festival organising committee
If you would like to join us to assist in organising the next Mullum Mullum Festival, we would like to hear from you!
Ideally you are someone with an interest in environmental conservation, sustainability and or Indigenous issues who lives not too far away from the Mullum Mullum Valley. You will have the opportunity to work with other people who have similar passions and interests in aspects of ecology, sustainability and Indigenous heritage. Meetings are usually held at the Yarran Dheran Information centre* in Mitcham (see below for details).
If you are interested in joining the committee, please e-mail email@example.com
or call 03 97197661 to request a copy of the membership application form.
The Mullum Mullum Creek Valley needs your assistance!
Learn what you can do to help us preserve this beautiful piece of native Australian bushland.
To join the Mullum Mullum Creek Bushcare Group in their monthly working bees contact: Alan Strachan 9876 1319 firstname.lastname@example.org
To connect with Maroondah Bushlinks, an Umbrella group for different groups who do environmental work in the Mullum Mullum Valley, contact convenor: Margaret Baber 9876 3094 MarBushOz@hotmail.com
Support Reconciliation, through supporting the referendum The Mullum Mullum Festival supports the proposal to recognise Aboriginal people in the constitution as few gestures would greater benefit reconciliation than to amend Australia’s founding document. You can sign your support for the referendum here: http://www.recognise.org.au/
Join your local reconciliation group
Details of local reconciliation groups can be found at: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/local-reconciliation-groups.php.
*The Yarran Dheran Information Centre is open every last Sunday of the month between 2pm and 4.30pm for general information about valley. You can go and see the new animal display and chat to the person on duty for the day. The people on duty are always pleased to hear your news about flora and fauna sightings. The centre can be accessed from Ashburton Drive, Quarry Road or Nara Road, Mitcham.