If your organisation is not listed below and you wish to be included please contact the Shire's Community Development Officer, Cher Groves, on 9575 2211 extension 138.
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance Volunteers are one of our most precious community resources. They help ensure that the country communities of WA are well supported in times of medical emergency. Here in the Gingin Shire, ambulances are housed at Lancelin, Ocean Farm, Woodridge and Gingin.
As one of 3,000 country St John Ambulance volunteers you not only get the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others but you also gain important life saving skills to help your family and friends in times of emergencies. No matter what your motivation, being a St John Ambulance volunteer is a great way to meet new friends, work as a team, have fun and give back to your community. There are many ways to be involved and help your community through St John Ambulance. Driving ambulances, providing first aid, being part of the committee are just a few roles available. Volunteers are supported every step of the way through training and mentoring.
First Aid Courses
Statistics show that while we think about learning first aid only a small percentage of the population ever take the time to actually learn. St John Ambulance volunteers regularly run Senior First Aid courses throughout the shire. Why not take the challenge, increase your confidence and knowledge and learn some life changing skills.
Do you realise an ambulance trip to Joondalup or Swan District Hospital could cost you $1,200 depending on distance. For around $100.00 a year your family could be fully covered. Accidents happen at any time of the day or night and with the Brand Highway and Indian Ocean Drive running through our backyard, is it time to make sure your family has ambulance insurance cover. While many people have private health cover, it does not always cover all ambulance call outs. Often non life threatening accidents are not covered such as broken ankles and dislocated knees. A gift of membership to the benefit fund could save a young family a huge financial burden and much heartache.
For more information about your local St John Ambulance contact
In the Lancelin & Coastal area – Jan Smith 9655 1486
Lower Coastal Neighbourhood Watch
Meet 2nd Monday every three months.
Contact Dot Branch for lower coastal region of the Shire.
Special guest speakers and police attending from Lancelin.
Meetings held in alternate locations in Guilderton/Sovereign Hill/Redfield Park/Woodridge/Neergabby/Ocean Farm with supper and sausage sizzle.
Lions Club of Gingin/Chittering
The Foundation of the Lions Club commenced in Gingin in 1976 and was later formed combining the two areas of Gingin and Chittering. The Club has now operated for many years as an incorporated club servicing the community in and around the towns of Gingin and Bindoon. We are a non for profit organisation. Our club consists of 19 members at present, only a small club by comparison but full of enthusiasm and energy towards achieving our goals. We have very dedicated members from all aspects of the community which band together for a strong unity.
Being a Lion means fellowship, good times, meeting people, building lasting relationships, service to the community, learning new skills, leadership and personal development.
Lions are about giving back to their communities,contributing to emergency relief, assisting schools, the youth and people in need.
We also donate to and support worthy charities, medical research and causes, including Lions Foundations, Ronald McDonald House, Royal Flying Doctor, Cancer research, St John Ambulance and local Doctors to name a few.
Some of the projects completed by the Lions are the Gingin Soundshell in Granville Park, Bindoon Rotunda in Clune Park, Bindoon Playground, Bindoon Teen Rage Park, conversion of a bathroom for a disabled child, a nursery for new born triplets, the restoration of the Gingin Railway Station plus many local projects and donations.
Income from fund raising sources includes: Barbagellos Raceway (parking contract), British Car Day (event assistance), Avon Descent (parking, bus transport and kitchen) Lions Auction and numerous sausage sizzles and many other events.
We encourage and welcome all new members into the fold.
Please contact one of our members (as listed below) and come along to one of our meetings, which are held every second and fourth Monday evening of the month at the Old Ambulance Building, in Horan Street, at 6.30pm.
Wayne Beard Ph 9576 1325 (Bindoon)
Pat Elliot 9575 2316 (Gingin)
Our Club Motto is 'WE SERVE'