You simply go to the website www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/fundmyidea and vote for Alexandrina Connect Inc. concept. It’s the name of the new group behind establishing a community centre based in Goolwa. A community meeting will be held at the Alexandrina Council Chambers on November 13 at 6.45pm for a 7pm start to officially establish the organisation and kick-start the program. Guest speakers will be Fiona Verity, Dean of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University, and Karen Bradford, chief executive of Milang Old School House Community Centre. The fund My Idea program offers up to $50,000 in assistance. There will be other initiatives placed on the website, and whichever one gets the most votes from the community gets the funding. The group behind Alexandrina Connect needs to raise $120,000 by the end of June, 2015 to lease premises to conduct the initial program, establish the governance structure and further consult with the community. This is a community project run by the community for the benefit of the community, and the least we can do is help it get off the ground by voting in its favour. You may vote online from October 17 at 4pm til November 3 at 4pm for one of three fund My idea concepts. Thanks for any support! Without getting into politics, the Federal Government has cut back its funding for certain community projects – including those across the Fleurieu Peninsula. The proposed Alexandrina Connect will help keep those programs and services going. The Alexandrina Connect Inc. initiative already has the support of local service clubs, community organisations, Alexandrina Council and the Goolwa & District Community Bendigo Bank.