Annual General Meeting

The DNC Committee of Management invites you to our Annual General Meeting to be held on:

            Wednesday 26th April 2023 at 6pm

            DNC Paddock Room (as well as via Zoom*)

            13 Camp St. Daylesford

*Please RSVPwith your email address for a Zoom invitation.

Our Guest Speaker will be Annie Duncan President of Daylesford U3A.  Annie will speak about her experiences in promoting the involvement of women and girls in science.

All DNC committee members, members, volunteers and community members are welcome. Please call us on 5348 3569 or send email to to indicate that you wish to attend.

If you would like to contribute to the running of the centre, or if you are just curious about what we do in the Old Court House, the AGM provides a great opportunity to find out.

You are  invited to join us for light refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting, so RSVPs are appreciated.

RSVP by COB Wed 19th April

email  or call 5348 3569.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!


Healthy Lunch Kitchen – Cooking for Wellbeing

Are you looking for:

  • A healthy boost of ideas on what to cook that is in season?
  • New ideas and inspiration on cooking for one?
  • Fun and learning with a small group?

The Healthy Lunch Kitchen is a social enterprise that has been delivering nourishing food across the Hepburn Shire, especially to primary schools over the past two years.  Run by a health promotion charity, Health Futures Australia, the kitchen provides healthy school lunches already to 6 schools, and provides community and family take-home meals – all packed with goodness and as much local produce as possible.

DNC is partnering with the Healthy Lunch Kitchen to deliver a cooking class with a touch of health!

What you will learn about in the class:

  • to prepare, and cook a dish that is perfect for one
  • to learn about nourishing food
  • to use local seasonal produce in the dish
  • to meet others who want to connect and share food

These classes will be delivered by DNC, in partnership with Health Futures Australia-Healthy Lunch Kitchen, and supported by a Hepburn Shire Council Community Grant.  The venue for the class will be the Hepburn Golf Club.

Class theme: “Cooking for One on a Budget”

It is designed for anyone who lives alone and cooks mostly for themselves, or doesn’t cook but would like to reconnect with people in a small cooking class that uses local fresh produce and has new ideas for nourishing quick meals.

This class will prepare beautiful meat and veggie dumplings and ravioli using as much local and seasonal produce as possible.  The Healthy Lunch Kitchen cook – Robyn Rogers – is an expert dumpling and ravioli maker.  Robyn will share tips and ideas and will demonstrate how quick and easy dumplings and ravioli can be.  They are also great as they can also be frozen and eaten another day by themselves or in a broth with veggies.

Date and time: 20 April 4.00 to 6.00pm

Cost: $15 pp (Includes a cooking lesson hosted by one of the Healthy Lunch Kitchens amazing local cooks, all ingredients, and a shared meal at the end of the class.)

Venue: Hepburn Golf Club, 36 Golf Links Road, Hepburn

Bookings: Click on this link to book.


DNC Joke of the Week

A wife complains to her husband: “Just look at that couple down the road, how lovely they are. He keeps holding her hand, kissing her, holding the door for her, why can’t you do the same?”   The husband: “Are you mad? I barely know the woman!”

[If you’ve got a better joke, send it to and we’ll publish it. (Remember, this is a family publication! ?).  We’ll even include your name if you wish – or you can protect your anonymity!]