From the Editor

Welcome to our slightly late April newsletter. Some of you shouldn’t be receiving it because you are unfinancial but we have decided to be kind and give you a last free copy. Please fix before the New Year starts. Not sure? Contact our treasurer Judith on 53836247.

Unable to get to any of our activities but would like to help us? We welcome contributions from members- articles, poems, memories, art, photos …. This is your newsletter.

Last issue I mentioned the rising number of tourists and the official numbers have just been announced.  In 2017 Grampians received over 53,000 international overnight visitors – up 3.5% on the YE 16 and visitors stayed 352,200 nights in our region – up 22.9% on YE 16.

And finally do remember we have a website, administered by our very reliable Frank van der Peet down in Apollo Bay. This newsletter will shortly be up there for anyone to see and remember, you can access articles from previous newsletters there as well.  And there’s our Facebook page as well.  Both Rodney and I are administrators but both of us find it hard to make time to update it so please add your photos and comments as a guest or if you are more interested, contact either of us for the password to act as an administrator.