Special birthday coin makes sense

A LIMITED edition Goulburn 150th Birthday Commemorative Coin will be given to residents whose birthday falls on March 14.

The concept of a commemorative coin was first raised through the Goulburn 150th Birthday Committee chaired by Cr Carol James.

“The committee wanted this special occasion to be shared with the community and what better way than to give a special keep sake birthday present to people who share the city’s birthday,” Cr James said.

The gold-plated coin has the Goulburn 150th Birthday Logo on one side and has the well renowned image of St Saviour’s Cathedral on the other.

Mayor Geoff Kettle will have the special honour of presenting his mum, Alma, with the first coin as she will celebrate her 92nd birthday on March 14.

“March 14 is obviously an important date in my diary but this year will be all the more special when I can present my mother with a once in a lifetime gift,” he said.

The coin will be a gift and therefore will be provided at no charge to the recipients.

A special presentation of the coins will be held in April to allow time for parents with babies born on March 14 to attend the event.

“When the idea (to make a coin) was first raised with me I was very eager to assist Cr James and to get the coin into production,” Cr Kettle said.

“I also believe it is only fitting and appropriate to mark this historical event in Goulburn’s history by creating a unique limited edition commemorative coin.”

To be eligible for the commemorative coin the nominated recipient needs to have been born or reside in the Goulburn Mulwaree council area.

To register, simply download an application form from www.goulburn150.org.au or by calling into the council customer service counter.

 As part of our 150th birthday coverage, we’re asking people to submit a video telling us what they love about Goulburn. The video can be funny, heart-felt, musical, quirky… it can be simple, or it can be elaborate ...

it’s really up to you. The best video will win a shopping voucher for $150 to be spent at a local store of their choice. More details can be found here

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