Christmas in Romsey 2018: Volunteers Needed

The Arts, Culture and Events (ACE) Working Group is seeking volunteers to help us deliver the Christmas in Romsey celebrations. This year Christmas in Romsey will be starting with a BIG BANG from day one, Saturday 1st December.

The ACE Working Group needs the community’s help to make Christmas in Romsey the biggest Christmas celebration in the Macedon Ranges Shire and a very special event for our community.

See attached PDF for further details.

Please contact: (  or Phone: 0412 349849



There’s a few posts now about nominating businesses for the different categories –


AND can you please also nominate your favourite local businesses, encourage members to do the same at this link here:

Nominations close on 21 May so only one week to go!!!

The Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Romsey Mens Shed Forum held Friday, 4th May.

The Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Romsey Men’s Shed Forum held Friday, 4th May.

We had a great attendance with over 30 people signing in. Mary-Anne Thomas MP opened the forum with a personal story about her father on his retirement – the Men’s Shed was exactly what he needed. Acting Mayor Janet Pearce also spoke about the importance of a community men’s shed. Cr Bill West was also in attendance as our local council representative and is supporting our endeavours to get a Shed up and running as soon as possible.

Our guest speaker from the Woodend Men’s Shed, Bill Hebb spoke about the importance of a steering committee to begin with to get the Men’s Shed incorporated, writing their Shed rules, searching for that elusive Shed etc. Bill discussed the ups and downs involved but he advised it was well worth it. You could see the prospective members in the room could relate to what Bill spoke about and acknowledged just how important these Sheds are to well being of the local community.

We had seven people offer to be on the steering committee and we have their first meeting booked for Friday, 18th May at 2pm at the Romsey Hub.

Next Meeting: (Friday) 18th May 2018

Venue: Romsey Hub

Anne Collins


Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Inc.


President Anne Collins

Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Inc

Phone: 0411 097 187

LETS GET SNAPPING in ROMSEY. Photo Competition

The ultimate contest if you enjoy where you live and just love taking photos.

Take a picture of People Out and About in Romsey…people doing things, the community you live in
Open to all amateur photographers.

Show us you best snap!

Open from 1 May to 15 August.
1st prize: $200
2nd prize: $75
3rd prize: $50
People’s prize: $50

More news next month of our judges, public display of pics and a function to announce the winners. (Winners will be announced in the September Issue of the Romsey rag).

Romsey Rag will publish some photos along the way.

Send your photo to, with your name, age, and where the photo was taken*.

Entry form will be in the May Romsey Rag

(* remember, for pics of children under 18 you need to have their parents consent)

Let’s have a little fun with this opportunity!

Macedon Ranges Shire Council: Visitor Economy Strategy (VERG)

Dear Romsey Community members

Please find attached the minutes of the May 2018 Visitor Economy Strategy (VERG) and Councillor Workshop

Victorian State Government Announcement for ROMSEY PRIMARY SCHOOL


Last week it was a real thrill to deliver a $3.2 million ‘cheque’ for the Romsey Regeneration Project as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

This is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in regional and rural schools, because we believe in providing hard-working families the first-rate education their kids deserve, no matter where they live.

This money will go towards investigating expanding Romsey Primary School from a P-6 to a P-9 and to upgrade and modernise facilities.

Needless to say, there were tears of joy when Principal Loren Peavey and the Romsey Primary School staff received the news.

This is great news for Romsey families.

The dedicated staff at this school will soon have the facilities to match the excellent teaching and learning that already takes place in this wonderful school.

I look forward to giving you further updates about this project as it progresses.


Warm regards,


 Further information please contact:

Mailing address is:
Mary-Anne Thomas
PO Box 646
Kyneton, VIC 3444