Andrew Gee MP

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Federal Member for Calare | Assistant Minister to the Deputy PM | Barrister βš– Mumbil's Chuck Akubra champion 2012 + 2014 πŸ† Proudly country πŸ‘

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πŸŒΎπŸ‘πŸ‚ The Bush Summit is underway in Dubbo this morning bringing together government, industry and our farmers to discuss what makes our regions so strong and what more we can be doing to back the bush! πŸŒΎπŸ‘πŸ‚ #bushsummit2019
🏈🍷 I had a run with the world champion Orange Emulators Golden Oldies rugby team on the weekend, which was in dazzling form at Spring Hill in support of Give Me 5 For Kids.

Their match-winning secret? A shot of port before each half – served on a tray of course! 🏈🍷
🀝 As a proud member of the Lions Club of Orange, I was delighted to attend the Club’s 61st Changeover on the weekend.

The Club raised almost $80,000 for charity and other worthy causes last year – an incredible effort. 
All the best to incoming President Kevin Fahy and the new executive! 🀝
The new Federal Parliament kicked off in Canberra today and it was a huge honour to be sworn-in as the Member for Calare for a second term.

I’m very grateful that the electors of Calare have seen fit to put their trust and faith in me again. It’s been a very humbling and gratifying experience and I’ll do my best to keep fighting and delivering for the people of the Central West.
🎻🎼The Australian Luthiers and Archetiers Congress​ is coming to Bathurst in July and I recently met with Peter Reid from Orange to hear all about it. 
The congress is the first international gathering in the Southern Hemisphere and has attracted 40 delegates from all over the world who will learn about making, repairing and restoring instruments. 
I’m delighted the Federal Government has provided $15,000 towards the congress and I wish Peter and the team all the best for their inaugural event. 🎻🎼
🏏🏏 It was great to be back in Wellington and catch up with Nick, Bianca and Marie from the Wellington District Cricket Association recently. 
The association received a $3,960 Volunteer Grant to purchase new kitchen appliances, tables and chairs and also secured a $2,500 Stronger Communities Grant for new cricket wicket covers. 🏏🏏
🌟 A great afternoon at Vale Creek Winery on Sunday for the Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak Changeover. 
Congratulations to Craig Ronan on a highly successful year and all the best to incoming President Erik Mol and his team! 🌟
On Sunday we paused to remember those from our area who served in the Sudan campaign of 1885 - Australia’s first overseas military engagement.

Thank you to Ros Davidson from the Orange RSL Sub Branch for organising the service and the staff and students from Orange Anglican Grammar School for their outstanding contributions.
πŸ““ As a former scout, I really appreciated the opportunity to attend the Golden West Region Scouts Annual Report Presentation in Bathurst on Saturday to thank our leaders for all the work they do for our young people. 
The scouting movement is strong but only because of the hard work of many dedicated volunteers across the region! πŸ““
πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ•ΊπŸ½ Congratulations to all the debutantes who made their debuts in Yeoval last night and well done to their partners too!

It was a terrific community event organised by David Berney and his team at the Yeoval Swimming Club. 
A huge amount of work went into organising a very memorable night and it was an honour to be a part of it! πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½
πŸ‘πŸΌπŸˆ New fencing and seating at Wellington's Kennard Park will be a game changer for players and spectators thanks to a $226,000 investment by the Federal Government, Dubbo Regional Council and the local rugby clubs. 
The upgrades, which were officially opened today, will make the park a better venue and help to attract more competitive matches. 
A great result for Wellington! πŸˆπŸ‘πŸΌ
πŸ”¨β›‘ It was great to catch up with the folks at the Molong Men’s Shed today who recently received a $2,250 grant through the  National Men’s Shed Development Programme to purchase a defibrillator and also received $6,000 worth of new equipment through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program.

Thanks to President Jim Troth and the team for having me! πŸ”¨β›‘