Very separate to that feeling I responded to a mailbox drop from local residents’ group Port People who were seeking more hands to help keep the group going. I didn’t think I had much to offer the group but was grateful for their tireless efforts that saved the park we use, I figured at the very least I could help with letterbox drops during the day whilst pushing the boys in the pram. In the blink of an eye I was Minute Secretary!
The wonderful gem I uncovered was that Port Melbourne is filled with some of the most amazing, diverse, intelligent, funny, motivated, passionate and hardworking people I have met. My connection with Port People led me to the SHIP committee as a Resident Representative and I also became involved with the TwoSchoolsNow campaign. In that time my two toddlers became school aged children, attending the crowded but amazing Port Melbourne PS, and I picked up a tennis racquet for the first time in about 20 years – all of which connected me with more of the great Port community.
So where do I come together with people in Port? The school ‘gates’, local pubs & cafes (the best places for committee meetings!), the tennis courts, Garden City Reserve, community and childcare centres, Coles, Noisette … and over the fence or across the road.
Photo taken by Michelle