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Glen Innes Highlands has a great community morale and a variety of community groups.
A quarter of locals over the age of 15 do volunteer work, and a quarter also donate time to care for others. What better indicator of the sense of community?
There are many ways to become more active in the community, locals talk about the many opportunities to get involved– the surprising number of events throughout the year, the numerous social and special interest clubs and organisations.
Want to learn tai chi in a vast manicured park? You can do that in Glen Innes Highlands.
Want to socialise whilst you practice your craft? Join a group (spinners, knitters, needle pointers and more) for a regular get-together over a cup of tea.
Glen Innes also has several galleries which encourage local artists through shows, competitions and lessons: Gawura Gallery, Glen Innes art Gallery and Colours on Grey.
The Glen Innes Highlands have several arts, crafts and cultural groups including:
Glen Innes Arts Council,
Glen Innes Arts Council Choir,
Arts North West,
The Makers Shed – High Country Book Club,
Quilters and Craft,
If you are a lover of history and want to contribute to its preservation in our region become involved with one of the following local groups and volunteer organisations:
Australian Standing Stones management Board
Emmaville Mining Museum
Glen Innes Historical Society
Land of the Beardies, History House Museum and Research Centre
Library History Group
Want to be able to better manage our natural resources and preserve biodiversity in the face of challenges such as land degradation, limited water resources and climate change? Or do you love animals and want to help do your bit? These groups might be of interest:
Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC)
Wildlife Rescue Carers (RSPCA)
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Glen Innes Local Aboriginal land Council
Looking to give back to the community, join one of our many service clubs who are dedicated to offering help and support to other community members:
Anglicare, Camp Quality, CWA Glen Innes Evening Branch, CWA Glen Innes Day Branch, Friends of Library, Glen Industries Aux, Glen Innes Hospital Auxiliary, Inner Wheel, Legacy, Legacy Laurel Club, Lioness Club, Lions Club, Masonic Ladies Club, Masonic Lodge, Probus Club, Quota, Rescue Helicopter, Rotary, RSL Sub-Branch, Toastmasters, View Club, Women’s Town and Country Club.
Tourism is one of the major economic drivers for the Glen Innes Highlands and we have some of the greatest events in the state. Get involved with promoting local tourism and events:
Australian Celtic Festival,
Australian Standing Stones Management Board,
Deepwater Jockey Club,
Glen Innes Show Society,
Glen Innes Show Society Campdraft,
Land of the Beardies Social Club,
Minerama Fossicking Gem & Jewellery Show
Visitor Information Centre.
Worship in the Glen Innes Highlands
Seventh Day Adventist
Uniting Glen Innes
Anglican Glen Innes,
Anglican Ben Lomond
Christian life Centre
Glen Innes Severn Council has 20 section 355 Committees:
Aboriginal Consultative Committee, Australia Day Committee, Australian Standing Stones Management Board, Community Access Committee, Emmaville Mining Museum Committee, Emmaville War Memorial Hall Committee, Glen Elgin Federation Sports Committee, Glen Innes and District Sports Council, Glen Innes Regional Community Consultative Committee, Glen Innes Severn Cemetery Committee, Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre Management Committee, Glencoe Hall Committee, Library Committee, Minerama Committee, Open Spaces Committee, Pinkett Recreation Reserve Management Committee, Public Art Sunset Committee, Roads Consultative Committee, Stonehenge Recreation Reserve Trust Committee, Youth Advisory Committee.
There are many hobby groups to get involved with including:
Australian Plant Society
Mineral & Gem Club
For the younger members of our community there are also plenty of groups they can be involved in as well.
Glen Innes Rural Youth
Glen Innes Scouts
Glen Innes Youth Council
Pathfinders Open Door
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