New business adviser to lend helping hand

Business Help: West Arthur has a new business adviser for Business Local, Navah Kerr. She will be available to come to Darkan to talk to anyone on anything to do with running a small business. This is a free service brought to you by the Small Business Development Corporation. Navah is a small business owner herself with a shop in York and is fully aware of the challenges facing small business. She’d love to catch up with anyone who has a question or concern. Call 1800 249 562 or 0429 180 368. The West Arthur CRC will look to organise a small business development workshop presentation with Navah in the next financial year. Input for ideas are greatly appreciated – give the CRC a call on 9736 2000. 

Money Smart Week 2019: Money Smart Week is an annual event to help people better manage their finances. This year the West Arthur CRC are having a kids activity to celebrate the week—more details closer to hand but save the date of March 26. 

Farm Safety Workshop: If you are a WIFE (Women in Farming Enterprise) member you can attend a free Farm Safety Workshop in Darkan on March 20 from 8.45am-2.30pm. This workshop will be run by Safe Farms WA. If you want to know more about the group, email 

Club Planning & Goal Setting: The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries is hosting a range of webinars covering Every Club Workshop topics. The second will be broadcast for a group session at the West Arthur CRC on March 13 at 6pm and it’s on planning and goal setting for clubs and covers things like setting priorities; having knowledge of planning models and processes (templates); and knowing what success looks like so you can evaluate your plan. If you’d like to attend you must RSVP by March 6 to the CRC. 

Oppy Shop News: The Oppy Shop took $300 in January which was sent to Heart Research WA. Takings in February will be for Leukaemia Foundation WA. A big thanks to all who donate, help and buy. 

Change to Early Close: Darkan Primary School have changed their early close day to Wednesdays in 2019. More staff members are on site on a Wednesday so it means more collaboration at the meetings and greater input into school decision making. ​Pictured: Val Crowley, Sylvia King, Adrienne Gillet, Cheryl Makin and Lyniss Jordan at the CWA Morning Tea to thank the volunteers who knitted the 653 poppies for the Bridgetown Belles CWA. Photo: supplied.