Shoreham Community Association Inc. (SCA)
The SCA warmly encourages Shoreham residents - anyone who owns, rents or resides in a property within the Shoreham coastal village or hinterland - to become members of the SCA.
Why join the SCA?
Read about the projects that the SCA has worked on over the past few years, and is currently progressing for the Shoreham community.
We work with the community to protect and maintain the integrity of Shoreham and its community; so we can all continue to feel connected to this very special place. The more financial members we have, the stronger our voice will be in representing the Shoreham community to Federal, State and Local Government members and departments, as well as fulfilling our first and foremost objective - to create and facilitate an informed and active community.
Strong membership means a strong organisation with a strong mandate. Our Community Association is often the first point of contact for government and other organisations canvassing a change or new policy. Mandate is needed also for SCA to proactively address policy or planning matters.
You must be a paid up member of the SCA to nominate or vote at our AGM held in July each year. Meet our current members of the Committee here.
How to become a member
The annual SCA membership fee is $20 per adult. Please complete a signed Membership Application to either renew or apply for new membership. Payment can be made by cheque or direct debit as per the details on the form. Please return the completed membership application to:
Shoreham Community Association
PO Box 73
Shoreham VIC 3196
A completed form helps us to correctly identify direct credits and ensures our database is current, should any of your contact details have changed.
For further information, please contact the Secretary via email.
SCA 2017 Annual General Meeting
The 2017 AGM saw a wintry July day, a packed, freshly painted Old School Hall and an enthusiastic response to our guest speaker - long time resident of Shoreham, Colin Metcalf. Colin was a tug master and, sometime after he was transferred to Hastings from the Port of Melbourne, moved his family from Bentleigh to Shoreham to reduce the distance between work and family. Colin gave a relaxed, highly amusing, indeed, masterful, talk on life at Shoreham and district from the late 1960s.
Prior to Colin's entertaining talk, ex-President Peter Renkin delivered the traditional President’s Report highlighting the considerable results and progress the SCA has made over the past fiscal year. Highlights were the successful conclusion of the first stage of the Old School Hall refurbishment, the Shoreham Common Place-making program, the Roadside Verges project and the well-attended and much-appreciated community events.
Peter especially thanked community contributors:
- Russell Barrett and Sally Draper for their architecture work related to the Post Office development,
- Sally Prideaux for her landscape design work for The Common, and
- Linda Patrick for her work managing the community web-site. Linda was quick to pay tribute to Gina McInnis who kicked the whole thing off.
The sole low-light was that the SCA has not been successful in engaging with our local federal member, Mr Greg Hunt, on improvements to our dangerous intersections with the Frankston-Flinders Road under the ‘Black Spot’ Road Safety Works program.
Peter also highlighted current threats to Shoreham and the Peninsula:
- Recent controversial State Government planning changes.
- The Shire's decision to sell off part of Buxton Reserve containing the Buxton Open Air Chapel. This is of important historical and cultural significance and is the last remnant of the Camp Buxton still available for the public to visit.
Election of Office-Bearers for 2017/2018
In the appointment of Office-Bearers, Peter Renkin retired from Committee having served the community as President since the inception of the SCA in 2011. Alan Fisher was appointed President and Sue Boggan took Alan's former role as Vice-President. Other Office Bearers remain unchanged - Secretary: Kathryn Shain and Treasurer: Barbara Kelly . Ordinary members appointed were: Lee Collins, Ian Joy, Peter Kelly, John McMahon, Barbara Porter and Verity Saunders Ducos. Note that Peter Kelly excused himself from the meeting proper to ensure that the BBQ went on - despite the rain and wind!
SCA President's Annual Reports - what we have achieved
The President's Annual Report can be downloaded here.
AGM guest speakers' speeches
The talks given by speakers at the AGMs are always interesting. We hope to post Colin Metcalf's talk soon. Some examples we have from prior years are:
- Loris Woods (2016) - Loris' family set up the "Cliffs" guesthouse at the end of Prout Webb Road.
- Fiona Hasker (2016) - Fiona's family has a long history of farming in the Shoreham area going back to the 1930s.
Background to the formation of the SCA
The SCA was formed in 2011 to give a voice to the Shoreham community, to identify community needs, create an informed and active community, and advocate on behalf of the community.
It was formed as a result of the community's recognition of a need for representation, following the extensive work of the Taskforce over the inappropriate development of the Post Office and the General Store, and the work of the Interim Working Group canvassing the community on plans for the Shoreham Triangle.
The community endorsed the objectives and the rules of the SCA at a public meeting on 4 June 2011. Councillor Frank Martin attended the public meeting to report to the community and take questions from the floor. He also declared the election of the office bearers and ordinary committee members.