Wednesday 26 October 2016
The contribution of the Leitchville and Cohuna communities to conservative politics in Victoria will be reminisced at a drinks function next month in celebration of 100 years of continuous service by The Nationals.
The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the function was part of centenary celebrations for The Nationals across the state and would he would be attending with his Nationals colleagues Senator Bridget McKenzie and The Hon Damian Drum MP.
“The Leitchville Cohuna branch has been very active through the years and has proven invaluable as far as making the country voice heard among the big voices of the city ” Mr Walsh said.
“Highly respected local names like Veal Peace Hildebrand Fry Bond Shanahan Hawken Borneman Smith and many more feature very strongly in the historical records of the branch.
“The function is about acknowledging those community leaders and encouraging the new emerging leaders to keep up the fight for all that is good about country life ” Mr Walsh said.
He said the Nationals began as a small group of northern Victorian farmers who united because they believed regional Australia was too important for politicians to ignore.
“For 100 years we have been providing a strong local voice for our regional communities.
“Our unbroken representation over the past 100 years has resulted in great progress for our region and this will continue into the future ” Mr Walsh said.
An open invitation is extended to all residents of the district.
It will be held at the Bower Tavern on Friday 11th November from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Entry is $20 per head and bookings can be made by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0429862578.