AGM 2017 and CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

AGM 2017 and CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SDDCA AGM 2017 – Public Date Notification

1937471_527904220642614_2702356975071908901_nPlease be advised the annual general meeting of the Sippy Downs & District Community Association Inc (SDDCA) will be held on Wednesday 13th of September 2017, commencing at 7 pm.

The venue will be the Chancellor State College Primary Campus Hall, Scholars Drive, Sippy Downs.
All residents are welcome to attend the AGM, but only financial members of the SDDCA are able to vote.

Household Membership is $20 per household per year or $10 for concession holders. To become a member now click HERE.

Guest speakers information will be sent out and announced over the coming weeks with invited speakers representing a diverse range of community stakeholders and representatives set to provide an informative update on the local area.

 

Call for nominations for the 2017-18  SDDCA Management Committee

NominationsAny financial member of the SDDCA is eligible to nominate – nomination forms are available by request by simply emailing us at info@sippydowns.org.au, by download HERE  completion and submission by clicking HERE or simply complete the online form below.

Nominations close at 5 pm on 30th August 2017.

The following positions of will be declared vacant at the AGM – President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster and Committee members.

A number of current members of the management committee will be renominating however we call out to the community for anyone interesting in building upon the great work done by the SDDCA over the last 13 plus years by joining the management team for the 2017 – 18 year and beyond.

Would you like to complete a nomination form online? Visit the SDDCA Website at http://www.sippydowns.org.au/sddca-committee-nomination-form/

SDDCA AGM 2016 and CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SDDCA AGM 2016 and CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SDDCA AGM 2016 – Public Date Notification

1937471_527904220642614_2702356975071908901_nPlease be advised the annual general meeting of the Sippy Downs & District Community Association Inc (SDDCA) will be held on Wednesday 28th of September 2016, commencing at 7 pm.

The venue will be the Chancellor State College Primary Campus Hall, Scholars Drive, Sippy Downs.
All residents are welcome to attend the AGM, but only financial members of the SDDCA are able to vote.

Household Membership is $20 per household per year or $10 for concession holders. To become a member now click HERE.

Formal invitations and Guest speakers will sent out and announced over the coming weeks with invited speakers representing a diverse range of community stakeholders and representatives set to provide an informative update on the local area.

 

Call for nominations for the 2016-17  SDDCA Management Committee.

NominationsAny financial member of the SDDCA is eligible to nominate – nomination forms are available by request by simply emailing us at info@sippydowns.org.au, by download HERE and submission by clicking HERE or simply complete the online form HERE.

Nominations close at 5 pm on 13th September 2016.

The following positions of will be declared vacant at the AGM – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster and Committee members.

A number of current members of the management committee will be renominating however we call out to the community for anyone interesting in building upon the great work done by the SDDCA over the last 10 plus years by joining the management team for the 2016 – 17 year and beyond.

If you have any questions or queries please contact.

Matt Druce
Secratary, SDDCA
www.sippydowns.org.au
0406 991 402

Contributor Training kicks off for 2016

Contributor Training kicks off for 2016

Welcoming Cr Christian Dickson as a Sippy Downs Community Website Contributor

Today the Sippy Downs and District Community Website “Contributor Training” kicks off for 2016 welcoming the area’s local Councillor, Cr Christian Dickson as the latest registered Community Website Contributor.

Cr Dickson’s role as the area’s local Councillor means that via the execution of his role he is not only aware of most if not all community issues, successes, challenges and events, but he is also often integral in the championing of and resolution of local projects and challenges. This being the case, it made sense to contact Cr Dickson to invite him to become a registered “Community Website Contributor” allowing him to not only share local information and news from one central point, accessible by every local resident and visitor online, but to further engage with locals on a forum dedicated to the Sippy Downs community.

The Sippy Downs and District Community Website operates upon a WordPress website framework providing contributors with what is arguably the most user friendly web based publishing platform available. When asked what he thought of the usability of the admin panel inside the community website, Cr Dickson said he was “actually quite surprised at just how easy the site was to use and access from various devices like my mobile whilst out and about in the community”.

Open, Transparent, Accountable & Accessible – A safer digital community environment!

There are many advantages in having the community getting behind this project including;

  • FREE Community Website Contributor training is available to community groups, community initiatives, community projects and public figures who wish to contribute to the website and engage with the community by publishing news, stories and events direct to all of you, any time they need to.
  • This fresh approach to transparent community engagement is an initiative of the Sippy Downs and District Community Association Inc (SDDCA) designed to empower groups and organisations to truly engage with the greater community and each other in one central location.
  • The Community Website is not owned by any individual or group!
    (It is licensed under stringent conditions to the SDDCA, to be managed for the benefit and use of the entire community by CGDN a division of AuDa)
  • It is owned by YOU! The residents, meaning no-one in the community can be excluded from accessing information or sharing information as happens frequently on social media.
  • When any of our community contributors post via their account on the Community Website each and every post is automatically distributed to the Community Facebook, Google + and Twitter Accounts so no matter which social platform locals prefer they can keep up to date with local news and information.
    (We even manually share key local information to the new NABO Community Social Network)
  • For local businesses the incorporated business directory website allows each and every local business to not only register their details but to share news and information in the same fashion as the community news website providing an opportunity for local business owners to truly connect with everyone in the local area.

Get involved today!

Do you operate or know of any local community sporting, support or advocacy groups or projects? Point them in the direction of your Community Website and help them connect with the community and the community connect with them.

To register as a contributor or even if you would like to make a one off community news submission, click the appropriate button below

Become a Website Contributor Make a one off Submission

Would you like to further support this project by assisting the Admin Team? We would love to hear from you if you have some spare time and would be interested in assisting. Full training can be provided to interested parties, simply contact Matt Druce on 0406991402.

Contributor Training kicks off for 2016 was written by Matthew Druce, Secretary of the SDDCA & Digital Media Manager for SDDCASDDCW & SDDCD.

SDDCA “AGM 2015” – AGENDA Items, Guest Speakers and Committee Nominees

SDDCA “AGM 2015” – AGENDA Items, Guest Speakers and Committee Nominees

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SDDCA “AGM 2015” – AGENDA Items, Guest Speakers and Committee Nominees

Come along to the SDDCA “AGM 2015” delivering a raft of Guest Speakers providing local updates and information regarding our beautiful Sippy Downs.

AGM 2015

Nominations for SDDCA executive committee for 2015/16:

President – Peter Kinchin
Vice-President – Barrie Richardson
Treasurer – Hugh Urquhart
Secretary/Webmaster – Matt Druce

Sippy Downs High Speed Internet – Limited Opportunity FREE Trial

Sippy Downs High Speed Internet – Limited Opportunity FREE Trial

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Sippy Downs High Speed Internet – Limited Opportunity FREE Trial

 

The Sunshine Coast and in particular Sippy Downs has an ongoing issue with the quality and provision of broadband services.

Cr Christian Dickson together with the Sippy Downs and District Community Association Inc are currently working with a local organisation – Our Community Broadband Pty Ltd (OCB), which has been conceived to offer a solution to households and small businesses in areas suffering from  poor internet service, particularly where there are no imminent plans for improvements in the local infrastructure via the NBN..

The Technology

Fixed wireless broadband (also known as wireless DSL) is an exciting technology that has undergone rapid technological advances since its introduction over 10 years ago.  Deployed successfully around the world including regions of Australia, fixed wireless networks bring speeds as fast, or faster, than some ADSL2+ connections.  This undoubtedly safe technology operates in the 5 Gigahertz band, each receiver emitting less electromagnetic interference than a mobile phone.

More importantly, fixed wireless services aren’t reliant on existing copper networks, nor does the service level degrade as the distance from the exchange increases. You do not need a home phone line, nor a port at the exchange to receive consistent speeds of 12 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload.

The Sunshine Coast Network

OCB’s network on the Sunshine Coast includes a transmission point in the Blackhall Range which communicates with strategically located Community Distribution Points which then distribute the signal to the local area.

The infrastructure is now in place to offer this service in Sippy Downs, and all that is required for a home to be enabled is for a small antenna to be fixed to a roof aerial with a connection to an Ethernet cable which will be run externally from the roof into the home.

The Sippy Downs Trial

OCB are offering 10 households in the Sippy Downs area the opportunity to participate in a month long trial, starting in July this year which includes a free installation (valued at $249.00) and a free subscription to the Fast Unlimited 12/1 service (valued at 109.50/mth).

During the month long trial, OCB’s Network Operation Centre will be able to monitor each residences line speeds and report any deviations from the expected performance.

Should you wish to participate in the trial you would need to meet the following requirements:

  • The household is able to subscribe to the service ongoing post a successful trial period
  • An adult will allow supervised access to the household during the installation procedure
  • The householder will complete and return a questionnaire at the end of the month long trial
  • Your residence must be located within the geographical shown below.
    Community Internet EOI
  • Our Community Broadband will select an expression of interest to participate from each quadrant of the map relative to the information you provide based upon location, current internet speeds and other criteria. Please be as accurate as possible when completing your expression of interest.
  • Visit http://sippydowns.qld.au/high-speed-internet-trial-eoi to complete your expression of interest for the FREE Trial.The trial expression of interest will remain open until Midnight the 25th of June 2015

At the end of the trial, households can choose to be disconnected from the service should it not meet expectations, thus incurring no costs – or continue with the service by taking out a monthly subscription from the selection of plans available.

Our Community Focus

OCB has a strong family and community focus.  As well as offering Family Friendly Filtering – a free option for your service, they have also committed to distribute 10% of annual net profits to local sports clubs in your community.  This funding will help pay for development programs, training, bursaries and team uniforms.

Additional information about OCB and Fixed Wireless technology can be found by visiting their website at www.ourcommunitybroadband.com.au and their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OurCommunityBroadband.

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