Community Groups

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Riverton & Surrounds has many community groups and organisations, which all love to welcome new members.


RIVERTON COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Committee: John Glistak (chairperson); Gary Davis (vice chairperson); Ruth Stevens (treasurer); Cassy Griffiths (secretary); Public Officer ( Jackie Bruce).

Members:  Kaye McInerney, Gaynor Bottcher, Di Schwarz and Barbara O’Leary.

Meetings are held in the Supper Room at the rear of the Community Hall at 7.30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month except December and January, .   Community members are welcome to attend all meetings.

The next AGM will be held on July 5th 2022.

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1st RIVERTON SCOUT GROUP, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The aim of the Scout Association of Australia is to encourage physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual development of Young People, so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens.

Joey Scouts (6-8yrs) – Monday 6.00 – 7.15pm
Cubs Scouts (8-10yrs) – Monday 6 to 7:15
Scouts (11-15yrs) – Monday 6 to 7:15pm
Venturers (15-18yrs) as scouts

14 Torrens Road, Riverton, SA.

Contact: Todd Bowden  0418 846 056

Email: gl.riverton@sa.scouts.com.au

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GILBERT VALLEY CWA

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Ph: President, Renae Plueckhahn   0439 996 548

Gilbert Valley CWA meet once a month for tea and a meeting at various locations – on the 3rd Wednesday of each month!
We also do a luncheon for older members of the community once a month at the Saddleworth institute – on the last Wednesday of each month.
Keep up to date with meetings and events at https://m.facebook.com/gilbertvalleycwa/

All welcome to join – our members range from 30’s-70’s!! Fab bunch of women!

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GILBERT VALLEY SOCIAL GROUP (replacing Probus Club)

The Gilbert Valley Social Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month (February – December) at 10am in the Riverton Community Hall Supper Room. New members always welcome.

The group aims to provide friendship and an opportunity to enjoy an interesting program of guest speakers, short trips to neighbouring towns, games or quizzes along with many other ideas.

A small charge of $3.00 covers a provided morning tea.

For further details contact Carolyn 0888472069, Glenys 0888472666 or Val 0888472044.


LIONS CLUB OF GILBERT VALLEY INC.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things – supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes.

Be a part of the change in Gilbert Valley

Contact via email: info.gilbertvalleylions@gmail.com


RHYNIE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME

A local community group in the nearby township of Rhynie.

Contact: Chairman Grant Hovey/Secretary Ron Coglin, PO Box 484, Riverton, SA 5412

Email: granthovey@bigpond.com


RIVERTON BOWLING CLUB

2 Frederick Place, Riverton, SA 5412

Contact: Administrative Secretary John Glistak, PO Box 103, Riverton, SA 5412

Email: jglistak@rbe.net.au or phoone: 08 8847 2128


RIVERTON HISTORY CENTRE

21 Torrens Road, Riverton, SA 5412

Tel: 08 88472 705

Open: Wednesday to Friday  10am – 3pm

Email: famhist@rbe.net.au

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RIVERTON PLAYGROUP

5 Gilbert Street, Riverton, SA 5412

Riverton Playgroup meets on Thursday mornings  from 10am -12noon during school term at the Riverton Kindergarten.

Cost is $2- per child 1 – 5 years for a casual visit, plus a piece of fruit to share, hat and a water bottle!

Playgroup offers lots of great activities such as home corner, bikes, sandpit, playground, craft, play-dough, stories, cubbyhouse, music, toys….and a chance to meet other children and families.

New families always welcome.

Email: kindy.director@rivertonkgn.sa.edu.au  Phone: 08 8847 2109


RSL

Riverton Sub Branch, 21 Torrens Road, Riverton SA 5412

Welcoming all members of the community to:

Mess Night – 1st and 3rd Friday each month. 5pm-8pm.  Drinks and nibbles available for purchase.

Bingo afternoon – last Friday of every month. Eyes down 1.30pm-3.00pm.  Tea, Coffee and biscuits provided.

President:  Darryl Mullan                           Secretary: Michael Johnson  Mb. 0417 835 148


RIVERTON COMMUNITY GARDEN

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Previously known as Jingles Garden, The Riverton Community Garden is at the Northern end of Railway Tce, turn left at the end of Mill St.

We grow many veges organically and have about 2 dozen fruit trees. It looks like a bonanza year this year for fruit! We share the spoils of our labours and those unable to have input can make a gold coin donation for any excess. We have a few potted plants for sale and every year we sell Chrysanthemums on mother’s day to cover our running expenses.

We meet regularly every Tuesday morning at 8:00 till around midday, weather permitting.

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Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit, community-based volunteer organization, assisting many people in the community to live independently in their own homes by delivering hot, delicious, nutritious 3 course meals on week-days and frozen meals for weekends, public holiday and other times when clients may be away from home. Our clients include those who cannot cook or shop for themselves with ease, such as older people, people with a disability, carers or those recovering from an illness or injury.

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels doesn’t require a big commitment, and the rewards are high.

If you can spare approximately an hour of your time, once a month, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact:  Ed Parker Mob. 0487 894794 for more details.


MONDAY GARDENING GROUP

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QUILTERS GROUP

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This beautiful bookish quilt has been created and donated to the Library by our wonderful Riverton Quilters. Come in and see how fabulous it looks hanging above our DVD collection. What a lovely and treasured gift to the community. Thank you,ladies.

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HAPPY HOOKERS

This group of ladies meets at the Library between 10 and 12 on Thursday mornings.

Just a social group getting together to crochet (and knit), swap patterns and ideas and have a chat.


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY


BOOK CLUBS