PRIORITY ONE

Our Calendar Drawing competition has just one more month to run. Every member needs to support at least one child to enter. Personally give them the entry form; ideas about what to draw; and then send the drawing in for them. This is how you can truly support this initiative.

Each winner and their family are invited to attend our AGM and prize giving at the Country Club on Saturday, 19 October 24. The prize is $100, a NHW tote bag and a winners’ certificate. We pay a fuel subsidy for every winner’s family to attend and provide a great morning tea.
We can all help one child to enter and engage with Neighbourhood Watch. We are they!

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH TASMANIA AWARDS

Every year we recognise those NHW members who are active supporters of the work we do. Everyone is entitled to nominate any member who is deserving of a NHW Award. It is very simple to make a nomination, just send me an email at admin@nhwtas.org.au with the name of the person you are nominating and the reasons they are deserving, and I will do the rest.

Nominations will be received at any time but the cut off for 2024 is the 30th of June.

PUBLIC WIFI SAFETY TIPS

Thanks to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) here are tips for using public Wi-Fi securely.

  • To connect to a free Wi-Fi network, you shouldn’t have to enter any personal details– such as logging in through an email or social media account.
  • Choose Wi-Fi networks that require a password. Avoid ‘open’ or ‘unsecure’ networks.
  • Disable file sharing on your device and don’t do anything sensitive, like banking.
  • Once you finish, go into your Wi-Fi settings and select ‘forget network’. Turn off the Wi-Fi on your devices to prevent automatically connecting to a network.
  • Install a reputable virtual private network (VPN) on your devices to encrypt and secure your data when using the internet.

Always use caution when logging onto public Wi-Fi networks! If in doubt, wait until you can use a trusted network such as your home, office or personal mobile connection.

CONGRATULATIONS STEPHEN BOURKE

Congratulations to our State Facebook and Clarence Cluster Coordinator, Stephen Bourke. Stephen was recently announced in the Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) Awards for Runner Up in the Malcolm Grant OAM, Volunteer of the Year. To see just some of Stephen’s contribution to NHW and our communities, simply follow https://www.facebook.com/NHWTas/.

FACEBOOK COORDINATOR VACANCY FOR HOWRAH/TRANMERE

We are seeking a new Facebook Coordinator to continue the good work done by Maureen Newman Shoreline/Howrah. If you live in or near Howrah or Tranmere and would like to find out more about what this role entails – please contact our State Coordinator, Peter Edwards at: admin@nhwtas.org.au for a confidential discussion. It could be your dream pastime!

KEY DATES FOR 2024

12 June 24 Thank a First Responder Day.
26 June 24 11am CWAC at Burnie Plaza.
30 June 24 Entries close for Calendar Drawing Competition.
30 June 24 Nominations close for NHW Tasmania Awards.
3 July 24 11am Retirement CWAC for Maureen Newman at Atmosfire.
11 July 24 10am CWAC at Prospect Vale Market Place.
1-30 September 24 SAFE September.
12 September 24 RUOK Day.
28-29 September 24 National Secure Your Home Day.
14-20 October 24 Get Online Week.
19 October 24 10am AGM, Awards & Prizes at Country Club, Launceston.
28 October – 3 November 24 NHW/Bunnings Crime Prevention Week.

AND IN CONCLUSION

Every day is a good day!

peter edwards

Yours in Neighbourhood Watch
Peter Edwards, President
Good Neighbours Create Safer Communities

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