Poster promotes people participation

Spot people like Hilary Milsome in the Kilsyth Community Action Group's newest project, a participation calendar. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS. 248734_02

Kilsyth residents are being invited to ‘do a bit more in ‘24’ in a calendar/poster just published by the Kilsyth Community Action Group (KCAG).

KCAG’s chair Mike O’Meara said the special wall-poster features short accounts of 12 Kilsyth volunteers.

“The intent of the poster is to provide readers with real-life experiences of how these people are positively contributing to Kilsyth life,” Mike said.

“We’re hoping the stories about how and why these people have become involved in community activities will encourage others to consider offering their time, talents and life experiences in the coming year.”

“The poster even includes a 2024 calendar to assist in that planning!”

“The stories cover a wide range of community involvements, varying from helping at a primary school’s breakfast club, to assisting new settlers, to starting up a book group,” Mike said.

“Though each story is unique, all have the common theme of people contributing in some way to enhancing Kilsyth and its community and personally benefiting a great deal from this involvement.”

The idea for the poster came from a KCAG member, Andrew Jeffrey, who produced the publication with funding assistance from the Yarra Ranges Township Group Network.

The free poster is available from Japara Living and Learning Centre at 54-58 Durham Road and shortly will be available as well from several shops in the Churinga shopping centre, Mt Dandenong Rd, as well as from a number of community venues.

The poster can be downloaded from