YOUTH MATTERS: Peter Van Lissum is the visionary behind the push for a youth centre, a public meeting is scheduled for November
YOUTH MATTERS: Peter Van Lissum is the visionary behind the push for a youth centre, a public meeting is scheduled for November

Youth mag drives centre

By JULIA ILES

julia.iles@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE word on everyone's lips is 'youth' as two projects get underway with the aim of providing Grafton young people with purpose and positive activities.

A proposed Clarence Valley youth magazine and youth centre will work together, with the magazine driving the activities of the centre.

A second youth centre steering committee meeting was held in Grafton recently.

"Our second public meeting was highly successful with more youth attendance than at the previous meeting," organiser Peter Van Lissum said.

"Issues addressed included public transport, supervision, catering and advertising."

Upcoming events, including a movie night and a battle of the bands, also were covered.

State Member for Clarence Steve Cansdell was chosen as the central contact person.

He will be responsi- ble for sending out information to interested parties as well as receiving any donations that may be made.

Members of community organisations also pledged a range of support.

A current sponsor is Woolworths Grafton, which has volunteered to make donations such as providing vouchers for refreshments.

On Monday, November 21, from 5.30pm, a third public meeting will be held at the Pullens Building, Prince Street, Grafton, to further establish the direction of the centre.

Any organisations in the community who would like to be involved are welcome, Mr Van Lissum said.

On the same day at 4.30pm, a meeting will be held at the Grafton Civic Centre to decide the name of the youth magazine.

Twenty possible titles made the shortlist, ranging from Sitting Duck to Periodico Per Adolenscenza, which is Italian for magazine for youth.

Other names include Teen Link Mag, Area Teen, Totally Sick, Out- law and Shout Out.



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