The Penneshaw Progress Association on Kangaroo Island seeks volunteers to help with maintaining the vibrant township.

Monthly Market: Penneshaw Oval hosts the popular and colourful monthly market and also the Cruise Ship market with local produce, arts, crafts and more. Photo: Supplied.
Monthly Market: Penneshaw Oval hosts the popular and colourful monthly market and also the Cruise Ship market with local produce, arts, crafts and more. Photo: Supplied.

Without volunteers, the Penneshaw Progress Association, Inc. cannot continue to operate.

The post office

The heart and soul of any community is the post office.

In Penneshaw, the post office provides facilities for banking, payment for Council rates and information for ratepayers, sales of stationery and office supplies, photocopying and laminating, tourist information as well as handling and delivery of mail and parcels.

The legal structure under which the post office operates is the Penneshaw Community Business Centre (PCBC) management committee reporting to the Progress Association as the owner/post office licensee.

The PCBC is also the landlord for Kildea Chemist and Rethinking living tenancies.

Profits are reinvested in upgrades and maintenance of the premises and in expanding and improving facilities.

The Progress Association

Penneshaw Progress Association also provides an umbrella support for community events by extending insurance cover, liaison with Council and providing community feedback, supply of electricity to the Oval, applying for grants (such as the Sculpture Walk, now under construction), donations to community groups and working bees to maintain landscapes and township facilities.  

Membership of the Association is free and all residents are welcome to attend meetings and to nominate and vote for committee members at the Annual General Meeting which is held in September.

General meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at the CWA. Centre, commencing at 7pm

Fundraising

The major fundraising activity is the monthly sausage sizzle, which is run by volunteers.

New members are also required for the committee as several members are seeking to cut back their commitment.  

If you have a proposal to improve Penneshaw, or are willing to help out at working bees or the sausage sizzle, why not come along to a monthly meeting and find out how to get started?

Committee members can be contacted for information (Ian Purdey, Betty McAdam, Robyn Field, Peter Denholm, Joy Willson, Graham Trethewey) or the email contact is penneshawprogress@gmail.com.