“The first Talking History of 2024, The History of the Yeronga Community Centre was held last night at the Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre (YCC), ASHG’s new home.

Thank you Mel Hilditch, Manager of Community Plus+ and Melinda McInturff, long term local resident and Community Resilience Coordinator for Community Plus+ for telling us the history of YCC with passion and commitment. From a volunteer run flood recovery centre established after the 2011 floods and eight location changes YCC is now housed in a purpose built community centre where it runs a wide variety of programs. Thank you to local member Mark Bailey for chairing last night’s session.

ASHG started in 2013 as an initiative of Community Plus+ worker Em James and local resident Kath Chown. It was fitting to begin 2024 with the history of Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre.

It was wonderful to see such a good turnout.

Join us for our next Talking History on Monday March 4, 7.00 pm when Michael Macklin will talk about how ‘Yeronga’ came to be adopted as the suburb name in his talk ‘Untangling ‘Yeronga‘. The talk will be preceded by the ASHG business meeting at 6.00 pm. All are welcome to both.

A happy crowd. Thanks for coming.
Melinda McInturff telling the story with the assistance of a signer. So great to have the signers there.
Mel Hilditch telling the story. Thanks to the signers.