The South Channel Ratepayers and Residents Association (SCRAA) meets on the 2nd Wednesday monthly at the Community Hall, McDowall St, Middleton. All Residents & Ratepayers are welcome to attend. Meetings commence at 2pm and run for around 2 hours.
The Association was formed in 1975 and it’s charter, as stated in it’s Constitution, is
“The co-ordination of projects and activities of benefit to the South Channel community and to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of community interest".
SCRRA has been responsible for many community achievements through the years including the erection and dedication of the Bushfire Memorial at the corner of Beach Rd and Channel Highway, a BBQ enclosure for the Tennis court which is available free for community use, a History walk which enables visitors to walk a path of 10 sites marked by pedestal indicators displaying historical photographs and the history of that site (direction brochures are available free from the local store), improvements to the Gordon Reserve such as improved placement of picnic tables and camping sites. Full assistance is given to the local volunteer fire brigade.
SCRRA has an excellent relationship with the Kingborough Council. This close liaison results in many things being achieved which often go undetected by the general public such as the recent kitchen upgrade, to commercial kitchen status, in the community hall and a new disabled toilet facility in its' grounds.
The Middleton Country Fair is by far the largest and best know activity of SCRRA. It is held on the first Saturday of February annually and is the main fundraiser for the Association. It boasts well in excess of 2,500 people attending between the hours of 10am and 4pm with money raised used to further enhance the activities of the area. This annual event relies on the generous support and assistance of many people who volunteer both their time and skills, on the day and months in advance, to ensure the smooth running of the event.
A sub-committee of SCRRA is the South Channel Social Group whose function is to hold functions of a social nature for the enjoyment of members and their friends and to welcome new arrivals to the area. Its' calendar features Christmas Carols for adults and kids each December, a Melbourne Cup Luncheon, the Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council and other events as suggestions come forward such as quiz nights and wine and cheese gatherings.
The current SCRRA committee members are Chair and Secretary: Gloria Lonergan and Hon Treasurer: Margaret Heddle.
The Hon Secretary can be contacted on 03 6292 1385. For more info or if you would like to come along to a meeting please phone or email. enquiries