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Volunteers’ News – March 2023

Welcome to new volunteers
Say hello to our newest volunteers. Photographer John Abdul is passionate about community, and is keen to welcome PM Anthony Albanese to Redfern Park for a photo opportunity with his beloved Rabbitohs. John is a professional photographer and videographer with years of experience. He also loves gardening and cooking! Michelle Haywood is also a new volunteer photographer for the SSH. Take a look at her brilliant front-page pic and more Sydney WorldPride photos online. The talents of our volunteers never cease to amaze me!

Exhibition spotlights renter experiences
The Tenants’ Union is hosting a (free) one-night photo exhibition on March 9 (6.30-9.30pm) at Customs House. It celebrates the top photography from a state-wide photography competition the union ran which captures the human side behind the rental crisis currently gripping NSW. To register: https://tinyurl.com/ykfkwua5

St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day is March 17 and this year’s Festival will again be at The Rocks on Saturday and Sunday March 18 and 19, including food and craft stalls, and music. The parade and live entertainment will start at 9.30am on Sunday March 20 ending at First Fleet Park. For more details contact: https://www.sydneystpatricksday.com

Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Modern
I finally made it to this newest and most glittering addition to the Sydney art scene. The building itself is magnificent and has a six-star Green design rating, and operates on 100 per cent renewable energy. There is a significant collection of First Nations art and to enter the Tank Gallery is a most unusual experience. Entry is free. Highly recommended – by me!

Wyanga Street Market
Wyanga Street Market on Thursday March 23, 10am to 3pm, outside 35 Cope Street or, if wet, inside the building.

NSW State Election Saturday March 25, 2023
Don’t forget to vote this year for the 58th Parliament of NSW, either by postal vote, pre-poll early voting (opening March 18) or in person on the day. Pre-poll voting opens on March 18 and closes at 6pm on Friday March 24. Check with https://election.nsw.gov.au/elections/find-my-electorate for pre-poll locations in your electorate. Last date for new electors to register to vote is Monday March 6.

Other Dates for March 2023
International Women’s Day – March 8
Harmony Week 2023 – Monday March 20 to Sunday March 26

Volunteer Agreement 2023
Dear Volunteers, don’t forget to complete your 2023 Agreement (available here: https://bit.ly/3mfjRPA) and return to distribution@ssh.com.au or mail to South Sydney Herald,PO Box 3288, Redfern NSW 2016.

Until next time,
Pat Clarke

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