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Issue No. 105


Issue 108 January 2012

Highlights ▪ Shane Madden


▪ Bowling Club


▪ Kiss Me Too


▪ Aireys Food Store


▪ Bike Ride to Birchip 10 ▪ Cup Winner


▪ Good Reads


▪ Pauline Reilly


▪ Kid’s Page


▪ Uniting Church


▪ Short Story


▪ Green Aluminium


▪ Local Artist


▪ Local Schools


SHANE MADDEN Meet Shane Madden, Manager of the Anglesea and District Community Bank. On the desk sits a silver cup, the trophy for the winner of the annual match between the Anglesea under 10 football team and the parents of the players. Last year the Under 10s lead for most of the game. Then the parents decided to give them a run for their money. Kicking goals from the backline, the parents crept into the lead by a point or two. When one of the youngsters booted a goal to snatch the lead back, the timekeeper rang the siren to call an end, despite there being time remaining to play. Shane loves telling this story, and with laughter spilling all over the place we get started on our interview. He is presenting the cup to the winners of the match this afternoon as one of the club sponsors. Shane is the Manager of the Community Bank located in the Anglesea

shopping precinct. Holding a position like that puts him right in the middle of what makes our community tick. He loves his job, he loves the people in the community and he thinks himself very lucky that he can work in a place where he can hear the sound of kookaburras while he works. Born in Horsham, Shane lived there until he was eleven. He and his sister went to the local school while their father managed the local branch of Beaurepaire Tyres. Being a manager meant that the company moved you around, and for Shane, that meant that he attended thirteen schools before the family moved to Geelong. But Shane‘s Dad was brought up the hard way. He had to leave school at eleven and drive draught horses for a wage. Despite having little schooling behind him, he worked his way up until he became a manager. Shane thinks that some of his Dad‘s attitudes have rubbed off on him. He values having a go and getting things done through your own effort. Shane began his career in the


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finance industry working for the ANZ bank. At that time the tellers still carried a gun and went to pistol practice each year. (Would we try to protect our employer‘s property like that these days?) There were manual ledgers. Computers appeared a few years later, bank books (ask your Nana kids), and no credit cards. Shane stayed with the ANZ for twenty-seven years working his way up to become a Branch Manager in Geelong. He admits that he may have worked a little too hard at the expense of some balance between his work and the other important part of his world, his family. After such a long time with the one employer he needed a change so resigned and worked as a Home Loan Broker. When the opportunity came to join the Community Bank in Anglesea he jumped at it. Setting up a new branch offered fresh challenges, and the idea of a bank supported by, and in return supporting the community was a huge plus for him. Continued p.5

22 Acknowledgements A sincere thank you to the many people who contributed to this edition of NewsAngle. The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Community House.


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As we celebrate the coming of the New Year, I‘d like to thank everyone associated with the Community House for making 2011 such an interesting, community focussed and productive year. Some of the highlights this year have included the completion of the Children‘s Discovery Garden in Occasional Care, the construction of the Men‘s Shed, the implementation of recommendations from our sustainability audit which has included installation of roof insulation, internal and external blinds and a state of the art solar power system. We were successful in gaining two Adult Community & Further Education grants and a Surf Coast Shire Community Grant which have enabled us to develop a Facebook page, revamp our web pages, conduct an online survey of business needs in Anglesea and extend the advertising of our activities and courses.

Anglesea and to highlight the work, activities and services provided by the Community House. Everyone who attended had lots of fun, ate some great local produce and connected with their fellow community members. At our AGM in October we welcomed Simone Armstrong to the Committee of Management and farewelled long standing member Peter Renkin. Peter has made a significant contribution to the Community House – especially in his role as Manager of the Riverbank Easter Market fundraiser. Although Peter has stepped down from the Committee of Management he will still be tutoring in the Beginners Computer course. The Community House will be open MondayFriday during January between 10.00am – 1.00pm from January 3rd until January 27. Normal opening hours will resume on Monday January 30. Courses will recommence in

In conjunction with the Anglesea Make an Impact program, we held a very successful ―Connecting Community Day‖ to celebrate a wonderful year of events and workshops aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in

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February, 2012. Visit our web site at to see what new things will be on offer in term 1. From time to time we get asked about the availability of low cost or free legal advice. We don‘t offer a service through the Community House but you can seek assistance from the following: Barwon Community Legal Service on 1300 430 599 for free independent legal advice; Jaz Cornish - the principal of Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd offers a free 30 minute consultation each Monday in the areas of family law, intervention orders, traffic and parking infringements. Ring 5264 8937 for an appointment and Wighton‘s Lawyers offer free legal advice at their Geelong Office on Wednesday evenings between 5–8pm and their Corio office on Thursday evenings 5–7pm. All interviews are 15 minutes in duration and appointments are essential – ring 5221 8777. Thank you to the Committee of Management and all of our volunteers for its and their tireless work. On behalf of ADCH I wish everyone in the community a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2012. Alex Leknius


CONNECTING COMMUNITY DAY The Community House hosted a very successful open day and community event to celebrate the completion of the Anglesea Make an Impact Program and to showcase the services, activities, courses and facilities as well as the sustainability improvements to the Community House. The aim of the Make an Impact program was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A series of activities and workshops were run to help people achieve this aim – the compost revolution, the vintage fashion show, reducing power bills seminar, pizza oven workshop, making summer preserves and the sustainable food adventure safari visit to local food producers. As part of the program, the Community House was able to install insulation in the roof, indoor and outdoor blinds and eight solar panels with the capacity to generate 3kW of power. We will also be installing a water tank to provide water for flushing the toilets and watering the garden. These


initiatives show what can be achieved by retrofitting an older building. We have seen an immediate impact with a reduced power bill and a more comfortable indoor environment. We no longer feel the extreme effects of the weather – being colder or hotter inside than outside – and we don‘t need to use the heating or cooling systems as often. We are grateful to Alcoa and Greening Australia for the funding made available for this project. If you haven‘t visited the Community House recently drop in, have a look around and say hello. Visitors are always welcome.

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Jean‘s latest book, Women in the Church: a memoir, traces two intermingled stories: her own life story, and the emergence of women in ministry in Australia, a slow process over the last ninety years, and one that sadly often lagged behind the rest of the world. Some Australian denominations who met annually, or who allowed their local congregations autonomy, like the Baptists and Congregationalists, were able to keep up with the internationally emerging female ministry movement. But for many others it was a long and frustrating process of struggle for women who believed they had a calling to serve their church in leadership, a struggle for them and their brothers who supported them. ―You know all this started with World War 2.‖ Jean explains. ―After that, helping in the factories and fields, women said, ‗We are not going back into the kitchen to do the dishes.‘‖ Marianne Messer

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Shane met Janine, his future wife, at school. They were married and settled into a house in Leopold that still remains home base. There they raised their two daughters Amy and Emma. Each Christmas the family holidayed at Mallacoota where the lack of a telephone, TV or newspapers were part of the attraction. His daughters still holiday there at Christmas. Shane was very happy of course when Amy married Luke. After all those years living in a household of women, he now had someone around to discuss his love of the mighty Tigers, Formula 1 racing and other male pursuits. In his spare time Shane is a bit of a handyman. He likes to pretend that he’s a “tradie” for the weekend before the collar and tie must be bolted back on to be part of the bank. He does have sufficient “tradie” skills to have helped daughter Emma build and renovate her ballet studios for the ballet school she runs. He also has several projects to complete at the family beach house at St Leonards where he often goes to get some free time for himself. Music is another experience he has begun to more fully appreciate. The first record that he purchased was Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool, a song he still plays in his car as he drives to work. However, attending a concert of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was an inspiration. The thrill of the big sound of a live orchestra has got him to see more concerts and, as with most things in life, there is much to learn. Shane regards himself as very fortunate. He loves his job, has a wonderful family, is a grandfather for the first time, lives on the Bellarine Peninsula, which is his idea of heaven, and works on the Great Ocean Road (Heaven’s Backyard), in a community that continues to surprise him with its achievements and self-containment. He plans to keep trying to build the bank and to establish it as an integral part of our community. Terrence Hoffman

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After the long winter months of hammering, nailing, painting, plumbing, electrical work, plus the installation of the long awaited dishwashing machine, stoves and other equipment, the Bowls Club kitchen is now rated as a commercial kitchen. Of course, when this work was completed, the members realised that the rest of the clubhouse needed a little updating. So more painting, new carpet in the clubrooms and ladies lounge, then more painting and the addition of new furniture, we are ready to show it off! Members and guests have been enjoying the new upgraded facilities and are looking forward to working, partying and good meals in the future. In our renovated state, we have already played host to a Seniors Week Dinner, the Music Festival, the Cancer Council luncheon, the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, as well as a number of Bowling Club events.


FAMILY BISTRO Children welcome December—Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays January—Fridays to Wednesdays Come & try in the Geelong Bowls Association Pennant program. This year we have three teams in the Saturday competition and four teams in the mid-week competition. New members are most welcome and coaching is available from beginners to advanced level. Perhaps you might like to hire the Bowling Club for your next social event which could include bare foot bowling?

Contact the Secretary Ian Bruce at the club on 52631229 for We are pleased to announce the club has a licensed Chef to further details. run the kitchen at the club. The chef‘s aim is to provide budget meals that will cater for all ages. The dining room will be open to club members along with residents and visitors to our town, on Friday, Saturday and Sundays during December 2011 and every night except Thursday, during January 2012. February, March and April times will be advertised later.

The new kitchen at Anglesea Bowling Club


With the completion of the Men‘s Shed on our site, the Bowling Club now has an increased shade area, additional toilets, a new machinery shed and bowls store. After all of this work the club has settled down to competing

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KISS ME TOO — Mark Iversen and Sara Scally ―Jump Up And Kiss Me‖ was a hair salon run by Mark Iversen in Melbourne. After he moved to Aireys Inlet, he called his new hair salon Kiss Me Too. With all that love in the air, it is surprising to find out how tough it was for Mark, and Sara Scally, his partner, to get their salon and shop started in amongst the river shops at Aireys Inlet.


around his cutting skills combined with an amiable ability to listen to what the client wants. He says that hair dressing is all about developing good communication through listening and getting it right first time. Mark knows how important a good hair style is to the confidence and feelings of many people. When they decided to get married here, their reception was held at the Fairhaven Lifesaving Club where five dolphins swam by to help their celebrations, accompanied by a romantic red moon. It seems that the love that was in the air returned for them.

Things began well when Mark‘s cousin asked him to come to Lorne to help him out over summer, styling hair in his salon there. Mark liked the idea of going to work in a resort town with all that gorgeous scenery and the summer crowds and holiday vibe. He loved the ducks on the Erskine River that he fed each day while sitting on the bank opposite the salon. Sara Scally had holidayed in Lorne as a child where her parents had a beach house. She leapt at the chance to join him, leaving a job she didn‘t like and loosening Melbourne ties that had seen them both live as inner city people. This was to be quite a change for both of them. Then unexpectedly Mark fell seriously ill. After open-heart surgery, and a considerable convalescence Mark and Sara decided they loved living amongst the community on the Great Ocean Road. Mark had made good friends in town and had visits from Lorne friends while in hospital in Melbourne. With Mark‘s extensive experience in teaching hairdressing, and running a number of salons himself, it was natural to think he would set up another one locally. Sara had a lot of experience in retail. Her sister has a women‘s fashion shop in Fitzroy where Sara had worked, and she had the experience of her father‘s business while growing up. It seemed inevitable that they would decide to take up a lease on a vacant shop in Aireys Inlet when it became available. Kiss Me Too was born with Mark in charge of the salon and Sara in charge of an intriguing women‘s fashion shop. They began on a shoe-string budget, but necessity brings other rewards. The grand old mirrored dressers they got for the salon may have been affordable, but they also brought a look and style that has become part of the place. Mixed with Sara‘s great eye for good fashion the shop is now a haven for stylish locals and somewhere worth a visit for holiday-makers missing their retail fix. Clothing is affordable and just a bit different from the rest. Labels like Caroline Morgan, Luxx and Filo blend with the retro swimsuits of Esther Williams. Yes, film buffs, remember Esther Williams the actress/swimmer who was a movie star in the 1940‘s? Well her son has produced a range of copies of her swim suits that Sara has sourced from the USA. They are so retro but oh so elegant. Then there is the jewellery and things made from recycled materials all with a sense of style. The beach rug, made from recycled PET bottles with a beachy green and white design, looks destined for a lucky someone‘s Christmas stocking. Mark‘s hairdressing salon has built a loyal clientele

Mark and Sara may once have described themselves as unlikely people to want to leave the charms of big city living, but nowadays they are firmly planted here with a house in Anglesea and their business in Aireys Inlet. Between them they have four children, mostly grown up and independent. There is still one living at home with them who runs a one person gardening business. Their life is now centred firmly on the coast. They drive to work each day along the beach watching the waves and the weather and later return to Anglesea along the back road through the bush. As they tell it, they feel like millionaires living in paradise.

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Our building is now erected. It is behind the Bowls Club. The

atmospheric monitors worked towards maintaining clean air. We met and chatted with power station staff over morning tea. storm water has been connected, the sewer line is in and the Our thanks go to Alcoa for their generous support of the men‘s interior walls are up. Electricals and the kitchen will follow soon shed with manpower, equipment and materials. as will the beautification of the surrounds. A 23,000lt water If you are interested in the men‘s shed, come along and try it. tank will service the toilets. There is still much work to be done You don‘t have to join. Come and see what we do. You don‘t by the members. The functional kitchen in our meeting room will need skills, just a desire to be part of the fastest growing social allow men to hone or learn cooking skills. We thank our network in the country. We currently have 31 members. We sponsors, Anglesea & District Community House, Alcoa, the meet on Tuesday 9.30-12.00 and Thursdays 9.30-2.30pm. We Anglesea & District Community Bank, Surf Coast Shire, Seaside will still meet at the YMCA camp until we finish the shed. We Seconds and the Anglesea Bowls Club. Our sincere thanks also have a good time enjoying each other‘s company. The joining to Mitch Klacar who runs the Anglesea tip, for his assistance fee is $25 and an annual fee of $30. Further information with recycled materials. It‘s great to deal with someone who contact Simon Clark Ph 5263 1812. loves his job, is friendly and only too ready to help. ―Mitch, we love your work.‖ The men‘s shed participated in the riverside market for the Lions Emirates Melbourne Cup day. Even though the gas storage tank at the Shell service station had sprung a leak we eventually were able to get to our stall at 9.45am. We sold Christmas trees, possum pullers (oven rack item to save burnt hands), lucky glittering horseshoes and cold drinks. We took orders for our rocking horses, at $100 each. With the help of many members, we had a very successful day. Earlier in the month, we toured the Alcoa power station and mine. We were amazed at the size of the site and particularly at the revegetation and the returning of the mined area back to its natural habitat. We visited the control room, seeing how the

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A newly opened food store and café in Aireys Inlet aims to

by the fair prices and wide availability of organic food. Her vision for the Aireys Inlet food store is to sell food that is change some of our shopping habits and to get affordable sustainable and traceable and able to be sourced as organic food onto our tables. Providing fruit and vegetables locally as possible. Many of us are not comfortable with along with all sorts of deli items and bulk products that you large companies sourcing food from remote locations. Do can bring your own containers to collect (olive oil, pulses, we need to eat fish farmed in South East Asia when we grains, sugar and flour), the food store will give local people have a local supply of fish? Or do we need to buy food a food supply without needing to leave town. The café side of imported long distances from poor communities elsewhere the business supplies breakfast and lunch as well as readywhen we have local farmers producing the same fresh made meals to take home. The next door ice cream shop products for us? Stephanie aims to sell good food at a fair sells full product ice cream, not mixtures of powders and price and to get local people to change some of their other concoctions of chemists. (What are emulsifiers shopping habits, by leaving the car at home and shopping anyway?) locally. A partnership between Dean and Stephanie Lewis and Catherine is also a trained nurse, and worked with Catherine Lohan, allowed them to enjoy a change of lifestyle Stephanie for 9 years in her Nursing Agency, cementing while supporting themselves, and to bring a taste of their their friendship. When Stephanie sold the business, own experiences of living in other parts of the world to Aireys Catherine decided to return to clinical nursing and went to Inlet. Dean and Stephanie have a new family as well as a Darwin to study midwifery at Charles Darwin University. new business. With Luca 2 and Quincy nearly 1, they initially When she completed her qualification, she worked for a decided to move from Fitzroy to their beach house at while at the Royal Darwin Hospital before the tempting Fairhaven while they looked for land to buy. A property was offer of a partnership in the new Food Store brought her soon available and they purchased a house in Aireys inlet back from the tropics to our rather more temperate with 25 acres of land where Dean is currently setting up an climate. Catherine had fond memories of the Great Ocean organic orchard. A trained horticulturist, Dean‘s business in Road from childhood holidays spent at Lorne in her Melbourne re-established native landscapes for clients such parent‘s beach house, and later in a holiday house at as Melbourne Water in their water catchments and wetlands, Aireys Inlet. She wanted to return and this was an or freeway builders where vegetation was needed to finish opportunity she couldn‘t pass up. the job. Employing 50 people to do the work Dean mostly Catherine has the café side of things in hand with simple managed these large projects. He retains a management breakfasts from 7 am comprising fresh fruit and juices with role in the company as a director, but has shifted his focus cereals and toast. Lunch is more elaborate with freshly to the new business. This is a big change, and a lot of hard made pies and warm muffins, or salads. They have a daily work lies ahead. take home meal that is proving popular with those wanting Stephanie, before starting a family, was a nurse who a nice meal but not the work of preparing it. Regulars are specialised in emergency care nursing. She saw an lining up for the take home meals and barbequed chicken opportunity to set up a business, supplying nurses to the from mid day. health care industry. Her Nursing Agency recruited and Dean is on the food store side and sells many gourmet placed nurses where they were needed around Australia. items such as extra virgin olive oil, gorgeous ham and Catherine worked with Stephanie, which is where their other cold meats and fresh free range Bannockburn friendship began, developing into a partnership with the chickens. He will stock more hard to obtain products when Foodstore. customer demand is there, so if you don‘t see it, just ask. Stephanie helps both Catherine and Dean where needed Stephanie believes that good food should be widely and also makes ice cream next door at LuLu & Mr Q available. When holidaying in California, she was impressed Organic Ice Creamery. Dean tells me about the caramelised fig ice cream where the figs are simmered in balsamic vinegar (a sweet vinegar) for several hours until they caramelise, then added to fresh organic cream, eggs and real ingredients such as proper vanilla and organic sugar and churned into ice cream. Feeling peckish? There are many more ice cream flavours available, some of them based on fresh fruit. Drop by for a chat over a café latte or bring your containers to stock up the larder. This is a promising new venture that brings good food to us rather than us having to seek it out ten, twenty or thirty kilometres away. A great feature of the new store is the view. The shop faces the Painkallac Creek wetlands and is an example of how perfectly lovely our environment is when left unchanged to be itself. Come and see for yourself. Terrence Hoffmann

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“ ou must be mad!” was the general consensus amongst my friends sharing dinner with Eric and me the night before we set off for a 347 kilometre bike ride from Anglesea to Birchip, in the Northern Mallee. Even I had to agree. It was going to be 30 degrees the next day, with a hot northerly head wind and what looked like an all uphill path. But at least I knew why I wanted to do it. About a year ago the people of Birchip gave our son Paul $12,000 to help the Anglesea Baptist team he was planning to lead, to build houses for the poor in Peru. Now our church, Anglesea Baptist, had assembled a 14 strong team to deliver this generous gesture from a community who historically have often done it tough themselves. Birchip, in the North West corner of Victoria, is in one of the most drought prone areas of the world. The cycle trip was, I thought, a substantial gesture to acknowledge an amazing partnership between our two small country towns. I had a letter of greeting from James Lewis our pastor, and a collection of receipts to deliver to the individuals and the St Mary’s Catholic congregation, who had contributed to the amazing total. There was good news to tell them. Paul anticipated that with the combination of funds and the team we were taking, we could build up to 20 houses. By 7.00 am the next morning I was stopped at the ATM gathering travelling funds and feeling slightly ridiculous. Neither my bike nor myself are built for speed. My bike is a 20 year old hybrid heavy with bulky panniers full of snacks and drinks, and perfect for catching the wind and slowing me down. I hadn’t done any long distance riding since Eric and I had ridden the great Bicentennial Bike Ride down the west coast of the United States 32 years ago! “So you are off then?” asked Furio, who was putting out tables outside his nearby restaurant “Yes!” I blurted out. “And I haven’t even done any training!” “You’ll be fine,” he said reassuringly. “Just treat it as a training run, take it easy. You will get there.” It was just what I needed to hear. His words kept me going up the Anglesea hill leading to Forest Road and all the way to Moriac, where my support crew, Eric, was waiting. That first day was a very long and hot one. When I

got overheated Eric would ride for me. When I was riding the Ceres hills, he waited in our truck every five kilometres, just to show me how far I had come. We were heading for Ballarat via Moriac, Ceres, Bannockburn, Lethbridge, Meredith, and Elaine. As well as the heat, we battled clouds of insects (Eric estimated we swallowed at least a kilo each) and waves of floating pollen which made our eyes run and kept us sneezing. Every time Eric sneezed it looked as if he was cycling backwards in a series of backfiring jerks! We were told bicycles were not welcome on the Ballarat freeway so we loaded them up for the trip across town and stopped for the night at the start of the Sunraysia Highway just outside Ballarat. We were hot, tired and dusty, but we were euphoric. We were still on track to complete the ride in three days. The next morning the weather was much kinder. It was cooler and over cast. There was almost no wind, and the kilometeres began to melt away. The


highway side debris changed dramatically, reflecting the remote farming communities we were passing. From the fast food wrappers and dead CDs of the Ballarat Road, we began to see wild animals, pieces of broken farm implements and heaps of discarded screws, nails and baling wire, blown out of the back of the ubiquitous utes flying past. Trucks I could hear for miles flew past sucking me along with them for a few meters and then dumping me shaken and dusty in their wake. To pass the time, I began to estimate my progress, by noting it took about one rotation of my heavy hybrid pedals to achieve a metre in distance. This meant 1,000 leg pumps for every kilometre, 10, 000 for every ten kilometres and so on. My lower back and seat began to complain bitterly after two hours on that second day and I had to stand up in the saddle for relief. The Wimmera/Mallee terrain meant that while there were no gruelling hills, there were equally no relieving down hills. As my faithful legs kept pumping, the surprisingly green scenery snaked by. Frogs complained at every irrigation ditch I crossed . Above me hawks hovered eyeing off the banquets below, and whenever I passed through overhanging trees, magpies swooped and snapped, warning me to keep going and leave their nests alone! When I finally cycled into Donald that afternoon my face was flaming red, I had stopped feeling

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ANGLESEA TO BIRCHIP FOR PERU: A CYCLING ODDITY! CONTINUED ... my backside and the thought of a hot shower was absolute bliss. As I rode my ancient bike wearily into the motel car park the owner came out and clapped me. A chorus of galahs fell out of the trees by the river and the long predicted Mallee rain started to fall in fat drops. My first stop the next morning was the Donald office of the Bulloke Times. I delivered James’ letter, had my photo taken and was off. Only 60 kilometres to go and a beautiful straight road ahead, along the lake, through Goroke and straight into Birchip. James sent me a message imagining a Tour de France scenario with kissed the larger than life statue of a bull Mallee farmers waving Peruvian flags and which marks the centre of town. No one chanting “Allez, Allex!” But in fact all along the road the only living thing was a glistening one metre black snake who rose up to have a look and then slithered off the road as I rode by. The land was flat and hot. Heat radiated from bitumen and shimmered seductively for kilometres ahead, hiding our destination until the last possible minute. As the day wore on the head wind picked up. That hot wind seemed to want to stop me or even blow me off my bike. I thought about my widowed grandmother and my 11 year old mother (who drought and the great depression, had forced off a Mallee farm 68 years ago) and I peddled on. At one point the wind changed direction and blew across the road. I enlisted an old umbrella and sailed for a few hundred meters, until the malevolent wind blew it out!


cheered, but Eric and me! That night Paul assembled representatives of the Peru trip donors to receive our Anglesea letters and receipts. Over a sumptuous BBQ tea, the Birchip folk talked about their hopes for the Peru trip, and their excitement at the thought that our team will be able to come back and tell them all about how their involvement has impacted the people of Las Lomas. Maybe next year they can come down and visit us – by bike! Marianne Messer

Finally, at 1.30 pm I rode into the main street of Birchip, climbed wearily off my bike and

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The visit of the actual 2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup arranged by the Anglesea Lions Club was a winner for the whole community. The Emirates Cup Tour selected communities throughout Australia to showcase the Cup while also allowing community groups to ‗piggy-back‘ on the visit to highlight their work and raise funds. The program in Anglesea saw Lions take the Cup to the Blue Cross Nursing Home where one elderly resident maintained it was the greatest highlight of his life. Others were just thrilled to touch the piece of gold. Midday saw the Anglesea Bowling Club host a Cup Lunch in the newly re-furbished clubhouse where diners were able to be part of the Tour - profits from the luncheon going towards the Club and its newly installed catering facilities. The Anglesea Art House staged an exhibition of works in conjunction with the day . On the Anglesea River, the Sports and Recreation Club launched the vintage racing shells, sponsored by Alcoa. They provided entertainment as they staged the ‗Head of the River‘ rowing race. The trophy, donated by the Lions Club, was won by a crew from Torquay. The Lions organised and ran a ‗Farmers‘ Market‘ on the river bank. The major beneficiary of the day though was the Anglesea Skate-park Committee whom the Lions have been backing now for three years. By photographing those wishing to hold the Cup, running a successful raffle and helping in the sponsorship of the day through the sale of Horses Heads representing recent Melbourne Cup winners to local businesses, the Committee raised $2,000. Major fund raiser and highlight of the Cup Tour was the Cup

YMCA Camps have been delivering memorable camping experiences to people of all ages and abilities throughout our 150 years. YMCA Camping aims to strengthen communities, help build relationships and assist individuals to gain new skills and independence, whilst developing resilience. Anglesea Recreation Camp offers something for everyone. We recognise that groups come in all shapes and sizes. We can accommodate small groups of 15 to large groups of 148 and anything in between. We are flexible in our approach to dietary requirements, program planning and delivery, activities and accessibility to all of our facilities. Telephone 5263 1512 More than just camps!

The AFL Cup also visited Anglesea on the same day. Lions David Morris & Ken Mollison with the AFL Cup

Dinner hosted by the Lions at the Golf Club. The diners were treated to a wonderful night of entertainment. The profits from the event were added to the contribution already made by the Lions toward the upgrading of the Anglesea Skate-park. Plans made by the Surfcoast Shire with the Skate-park Committee required $20,000 to be raised before 2012 to be added to the $45,000 provided by Council for the work to be undertaken. The Anglesea Lions are extremely proud of the fact that more than 50% of the total has now been contributed by the Club which re-affirms their dedication to youth – both local residents and visitors. Other major donors have been Alcoa, the Bendigo Community Bank, Anglesea Family Caravan Park, Seaside Seconds, Hardings Hardware, and Benny Builders as well as many local businesses and individuals. Without their help, the project would never have been brought to a reality. Paul Weight from the Skate-park Committee received a cheque for $20,000. Harry Wendt, Lions president, had the original vision for this day, and John Morrison from the Anglesea Lions Club co-ordinated the Cup Day. To sponsors and those who worked hard to make the day such a success , a very big thank you. Anglesea worked together well as a community.

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GOOD READS FOR SUMMER On the Beach for Adults... A masterpiece...Past The Shallows by Favel Parrett. This beautifully crafted coastal novel by Favel Parrett revolves around the lives of three brothers: young Harry who escapes to the sand dunes and whom everyone loves except his father, Miles his older brother, who is forced to work on his father‘s fishing boat and Joe who appears to have escaped and left home. Their father is a fisherman and abalone poacher, their beloved mother mysteriously gone. A magnificent read. Tender & Powerful Read...The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Victoria Jones spends most of her childhood in troubled foster homes, until she meets Elizabeth who teaches her the Victorian concept of what flowers symbolise happiness, hate, forgiveness. Driven by a self-torment, Victoria flees Elisabeth‘s haven one dark evening. Years later she has a blossoming career as a florist. She arranges flowers for lovers, who like in the book Like Water for Chocolate, feel the emotions the flowers symbolise. A powerful, enlightening read about love and forgiveness. Just lovely! Simply Stunning...Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville Set on the winding rivers of the Hawkesbury, it follows the life of feisty and beautiful Sarah Thornhill. She is the youngest child of William Thornhill, a convict turned colonial landholder, and her life is one of freedom and privilege. She has always loved Jack Langford, a powerfully drawn young man of Aboriginal descent. Unquestionably she believes they will be together. However through a hand of fate, and the arrival of a lost child from New Zealand, her life takes a darker turn. Sarah Thornhill, Jack Langford and Daunt are such remarkable characters, that you simply will not want this novel to end. Darkly dazzling...State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Winner of the Orange Prize for Bel Canto Brilliant Dr Annick Swenson has gone rogue. Deep in the heart of the Brazilian Rio Negro jungle researching a new drug that will revolutionise the woman‘s lives, she simply refuses to answer phone calls, texts, emails, letters or any other form of communication from the pharmaceutical company founding her research. With their patience fast running out, they send Anders Eckman, a highly


respected and gentle lab researcher, to investigate. A curt letter reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Marina Singh, once a student of Dr Annick Swenson is sent in to investigate. What she finds will challenge the very essence of her existence. This is a dazzling, challenging read from a mighty writer. Classic Rankin...The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin You are now entering classic Ian Rankin territory with ‗The Complaints’, a team of policeman from Internal Affairs headed by Inspector Malcolm Fox, who has quite a reputation for cutting to the chase. As the body count rises, the plot twists and turns until Fox himself is in mortal danger. My thoughts are that the Scottish Ian Rankin novels are the closest there is to our wonderfully gritty Australian novels - deeply flawed characters who remain hard to impress or rattle. A highly enjoyable classic read from one of Scotland‘s premier crime writers. Wild Thriller...The Wreckage by Michael Robotham Robotham 's great skill is that his battered, world weary characters, and the treachery and corruption they are uncovering in the highest levels of government and banking, seem so very real. A wild read that takes you from the badlands of Bagdad to the shady streets of London.

On the Beach for Kids and Teens... Enter a Land of Enchantment...The Accidental Princess by Jen Storer and Lucia Masciullo Enter a land of enchantment when Matilda and her sister, Iris, accidentally stumble upon the Lilac Hedge and discover a world of magical creatures such as talking mice, fairies, imps, pixies, trolls, toads, trees with magical powers and a wicked queen. For lovers of Enid Blyton' s The Faraway Tree, this is delightful for ages 8+. Let the fun begin...Diary of a Wimpy Kid cabin fever by Jeff Kinney Greg Heffley is up to his neck in trouble as he is the prime suspect when school property is damaged. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of. Great fun from

ages 8 plus.

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PAULINE REILLY PAULINE REILLY – 8 December 1918 – 22 April 2011

his pain, enhance his appetite and improved the final days of his life. Pauline had a life-long interest in nature and in particular, birds. She joined the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, now Birds Australia, in 1956. She enjoyed field investigations and became president in 1972. Many advances marked her presidency: probably the greatest being, to establish the pioneering Atlas of Australian Birds. In 1981 she was the first woman to be elected a fellow of the union for her service to ornithology as a field worker, administrator and author.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, in April this year, of a very well respected resident of Airey‘s Inlet; an inspirational woman – Pauline Neura Reilly, OAM. Pauline passed away peacefully in Geelong, aged 92 years. She was the beloved wife of Arthur (dec.), loving mother of Scott, Brock and Kim (dec.), and families.


She was also an active member of the community after moving to Airey‘s Inlet when Arthur retired. They both became active contributors to conservation, community activities and local government.

In 1977 she sailed to Macquarie Island with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to further her study of penguins – the first woman to work there in a scientific capacity. She wrote at least two books on Antarctic penguins – Fairy Penguins and Earthy People and Penguins of the world.

When Arthur became terminally ill with cancer in 2000 she researched the use of marijuana for cancer sufferers and wrote a book entitle Cannabis and Cancer in which she described her husband‘s battle with the disease. Pauline made Marijuana Cookies for Arthur. These helped to relieve

Pauline had a vision to use the information she had accrued to write books for children. The first book to be released was The Penguin that Walks at Night in 1985. This was to be the first in the series, that became known

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PAULINE REILLY CONTINUED….. as The Collection of Australian Animals, and the beginning of 23 years of living in the world of, and writing about animals; all of them uniquely Australian, plus one New Zealander, the kiwi.

detail, accuracy, and finally the editing to get every fact correct for publishing, requires much knowledge and patience.

From the book Crocodylus the Freshwater Crocodile by Pauline-Reilly illustrated by Kaylene-Traynor

Pauline continued to write books up until the day she was no longer able. Her last stories were about surviving after a stroke, which she mastered twice in her life.

Pauline and Kayeline Traynor, an illustrator, formed a very successful partnership in a company called Bristlebird Books. From 2000 to 2009, 15 new titles were published, adding to the 21 titles previously published by Kangaroo Press. The main criteria for the stories were that they had to be scientifically accurate and reflect the life of the animal in its habitat, with no anthropomorphism, no children‘s names, no speaking animals and the illustrations had to be as accurate as possible.

Pauline has been the recipient of many prestigious awards for her achievements including: the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1994 for outstanding contribution to ornithology and to the community, The Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union‘s (RAOU) John Hobbs Medal for her outstanding contribution to ornithology in 2001, The Roy Wheeler Medallion, 2005, for excellence in ornithology, given by the Bird Observers Club and in 2005, The Australian Natural History Medallion was awarded by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. In addition, most of her books were either short listed or won Wilderness Society and Whitley Book Awards.

She was admired by all who knew her for her intelligence, vast knowledge of all things to do with the natural environment, her interest in all the people she met and her ability to relate to people of all ages. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but her legacy will continue through the pages of her magnificent stories of Australiana. Margaret Sheehan

Pauline‘s knowledge of Australian fauna and the quantity of research conducted for the detailed accuracy of the subjects of her stories was second to none. She was known to travel to Kangaroo Island to meet the only person who had observed echidna‘s mating, to get the details correct for her book Tachi the Echidna Always eager to share her knowledge, Pauline enjoyed reading to an attentive young audience of children from the local school. Through her books, she would explain carefully the value of wildlife in the environment and the importance of habitat protection. It was because of her desire to make the knowledge readily available to children, that Pauline asked me if I would be interested in writing a Teachers‘ Handbook which she‘d had in mind for the previous 5 years. Without hesitation I agreed. I believed it would be a privilege to work with such a knowlegible and well renowned author. The books are a wonderful resource for teachers and children, and it is for this reason that the Teachers‘ Handbook was written. All activities were scrutinised by Pauline, and ideas for more accurate detail or elimination, were suggested, if they weren‘t specific or scientific enough for her liking. Any activity that personified the animals in any way, had to be rewritten. Rhonda Bunbury, previously a lecturer at Deakin University, then did the editing and compiled the publication. After going through the process to produce one book with Pauline, I have a new appreciation of the process and what is involved in bringing a book into production. The research, writing in the appropriate language for children, attention to

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Branch Manager, SHANE MADDEN, is pleased to welcome DEAN HACKWILL to the team and the new position of LENDING MANAGER. Dean’s experience covers business banking at the Bendigo Bank, a short stint as a commercial lending broker and an accountant with a public practice. Dean has a Commerce Degree and is also studying his CPA. In addition to his impressive resume covering experience and knowledge, Dean has bank certifications to provide:  Residential lending,  Business lending,  Personal lending,  Credit cards,  Equipment finance, and  General insurance. Dean has joined the Anglesea Community Bank because of the Bank’s strong connection with the community. He is looking forward to working with the Anglesea community and utilising his enthusiasm and skills to become a valuable part of our team. Dean is married to Catherine and they have three children. The family resides in Moriac. His key sporting interest is football and he has played with the Modewarre Football Club since 2000.

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Trinity Uniting Church Anglesea – was made known that the building was A Brief History.

In 1886 the Rev. A. Stewart conducted

a service in the home of Miss Anna Mackay, an early settler at Anglesea. Miss Mackay who ran a boarding-house in Camp Road also owned a 12 acre block opposite. She subdivided this and gave 5 acres at the corner of today‘s McDougall and McRorie Streets for the construction of a Presbyterian

available to all evangelical denominations and it was hoped that during the busy season a service could be arranged every Lord‘s Day, as several ministers who had holiday homes in Anglesea took services in the church when on vacation.

View of Uniting Church from old bridge

The church building was completed and was opened and dedicated by the Rev. A. Stewart on 2nd January 1887. Miss Mackay died in 1901 and was buried at Bellbrae due to internments in the land adjoining the church being disallowed after several nearby residents objected to the local authorities, regarding graveyards in the township.

Weatherboard Presbyterian Church Church with space for an adjoining graveyard. With the help of Miss Ormond of Geelong, she collected building funds for the erection and furnishing of the church, which had the backing of the Geelong Presbytery but was of Mission status only and no permanent minister was supplied. It

Disaster struck on 22nd January 1908 when a bushfire fanned by a strong northerly wind destroyed most of Anglesea township, including its first Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Murray exchanged the church land for a more accessible and convenient site at the corner of today‘s Camp Rd. and McRorie Street, opposite her Post Office on what was then the main route into town. A new building was erected and the second Presbyterian Church was opened on 26th December 1909, the service being conducted by the Right Rev the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Professor Skene, who was on holidays at Anglesea at that time. The new church on what was then a


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ANGLESEA UNITING CHURCH narrow dirt track winding through scrubby trees was considered to be a fair walk from the town, especially for those who lived on the western side of the river. Mr. J. M. Carroll, who was once secretary of the Geelong Presbyterian Church Board, donated land fronting the main road to the bridge (now Murch Cres.). The No. 2 Church was carted by horse drawn wagon to this block in late 1916 and opened on 16th January 1917. The building was crowded to its utmost capacity with extra seating commandeered from Mrs. Jackson‘s Hotel. In 1927 a proposal to combine Connewarre, Torquay, Anglesea and Pettavel was put forward and regular monthly services commenced. After the district became part of the Connewarre Charge in 1928, the Presbytery of Geelong urged that every property holder in the town be contacted, and as a result, many people from other denominations became reliable supporters and generous benefactors.

During 1938 Mrs. Bertha Loveridge of Anglecrest arranged with an architect for the Church to be renovated, enlarged and given a facelift. Conite cladding was attached to the exterior, imitation buttresses were added, paneling fixed to the interior to improve its appearance and the triple stained glass windows (now separated in the vestry) were included in the southern wall. Although membership was small, holiday makers regularly swelled the number of worshippers and in 1968 it was thought prudent to purchase a block of land on the west side of the Church for future development. When union with the Methodists and Congregationalists was voted upon, all thirty members in attendance agreed to join the Uniting Church in Australia, which came into being on 22nd June 1977. Soon after Union, the Connewarre Parish of which the Anglesea congregation was part regretfully closed the Connewarre Church. The Sunday School building was transported to Anglesea in 1982 where it was located on the land next door. Another room was added and the two buildings were joined with a walkway.

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In 1987, researching history for the celebration of the Church‘s centenary, it was found that the original Anglesea Presbyterian Mission Church was named

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―Trinity‖ and the congregation decided to again use the name of ―Trinity‖. Soon after, in 1990, the name of the Parish was changed from Connewarre to Surf Coast. The permanent population of Anglesea was growing with an influx of retirees. The old building, which was stretched beyond its capacity in holiday periods, was found to be riddled with termites and dry rot. After several years of deliberation, the decision was taken to demolish the old building and rebuild on the same site. The ex-Connewarre Sunday School building was transported to Bellbrae to continue life as a Sunday School hall there and is now used as an Opportunity Shop. Turn to page 20




the life of the Church and the community. After just 11 years, the church was free of debt, but the January mini-fair, started as a fund raiser for the new church, continues as a valuable and important community event. In 1997 the Anglesea Christian Fellowship, (now the Anglesea Baptist Church) who wasa worshiping in the Anglesea Community Centre, was invited to share the new building and a welcoming service was held on October 26th. The arrangement continues and both congregations happily share and care for the building. Trinity Uniting Church today The new building (third building on third site) was dedicated by the Moderator, Mrs. Nancy Bomford, on 13th February 1994. It is a delight, visually open to Anglesea‘s beauty, small and compact for regular membership but easily extendable to accommodate visiting worshippers. Fund-raising activities, necessary to repay the outstanding loan on the new building, have enriched the fellowship within

Currently, the Surf Coast linked congregations of Airey‘s Inlet, Anglesea, Bellbrae and Torquay work together under the guidance and ministry of the Rev. Helen Robinson. The vision and Christian witness of Anglesea‘s early settlers continues to be lived out today. Thelma Western Ref. Research of Lindsay Braden

LEFT: interior of the current Trinity Uniting Church

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ASTHMA FUNDRAISER Sue Vaughan-Leeman Asthma Awareness Fund Raiser for Asthma Foundation In Memory of Sue passed away 27-5-2006 The Blow Asthma Away group started fundraising in 2007 with a sausage sizzle. They have run an annual fundraiser since then. Their motto is…. If we can save one person.

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A total of $27,638 has been raised, $8,500 of it being raised this year. A portion of the money raised will go to Anglesea Primary School to supply emergency ventolin and spacers. This will continue each year in memory of Sue. An asthma pump will be donated to Anglesea Pharmacy for loan to asthma sufferers. Ventolin for emergency use, will be provided to the local Netball Association. The remainder of the money raised will be used by the Asthma Foundation for Asthma Education in Schools, including Anglesea Primary School, which receives an Asthma Education programme annually. The local Fund Raising group extends their grateful thanks to the Anglesea Community for their generous support. The group reminds everyone to not take asthma lightly as an attack can come on in seconds. They have for sale, Drangonfly Brooches in memory of Sue. All profits go to the Asthma Foundation. A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ANGLESEA CRICKET CLUB


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we are now in the summer bushfire season. With the emphasis on grass fires this year, residents need to understand that bush fires in the area are a very likely event. With this in mind it is timely to run through a few major items in the 2011/12 fire season key messages.

● If a fire starts nearby, there may be no time for official warnings. ● Tune to ABC, local radio, commercial radio, and designated community radio stations or SKY NEWS Television or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667. Receive warnings via the CFA Updates Twitter account. ● Emergency Alert telephone warnings may also be sent to your mobile and landline phones based on your billing address. This means if you live in the city and are travelling in the country, when a bushfire happens you will not receive a telephone warning by mobile phone.

Bushfire Survival Plan ● You need a well thought out Bushfire Survival Plan if you live or holiday in high risk bushfire areas in Victoria. ● Research shows 75% of people living in high risk areas do not have Neighbourhood Safer Places a bushfire survival plan. ● NSPs are places of last resort when all ● You are not alone, advice and support is available. Talk to your local CFA brigade about how to plan for bushfire.

TM other plans have failed. ● NSPs may still be subject to ember attack and they do not guarantee safety. ● NSPs are not relief centres– there are limited facilities and no support or services are provided. They are not places to relocate to when leaving early. Code Red ● Code Red is the highest Fire Danger Rating — these are the worst conditions for a bush or grass fire. ● Houses are not designed or constructed to withstand fires in Code Red conditions. Code Red days are rare—when they are forecast they are very serious

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Grass Fires ● Grassfires can spread quickly and are extremely dangerous, burning at 15-20km/h or more. ● Grass fires are very hot and can produce large amounts of radiant heat that can kill anyone caught out in the open. Township Protection Plans ● Township Protection Plans are for local residents and visitors. ●Township Protection Plans contain local information for communities to help identify and manage the risk of bushfire. ● Managing bushfire risk is everyone‘s responsibility—know your Township Protection Plan. ● Find your local Township Protection Plan online at Don‘t Wait and See ● Do not wait and see– it is extremely dangerous to leave after there are signs of fire in your area. ● Once a fire is in your area, it may become difficult to leave because road conditions will be dangerous. There may be road closures, smoke, fallen trees and embers. ● You should not wait to receive a warning to leave. Bushfires can start quickly and threaten lives and homes within minutes.

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small numbers at the mouth of the Anglesea River, at Point Roadknight and at Point Addis.

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It is important not to confuse the Hooded Plover with the bigger commonly seen bird, the Masked Lapwig.

Hooded Plover The Hooded Plover is on the endangered list, with very few left in our area. It nests in beach sand above high tide level, making it vunerable to dogs and other predators.

The Masked Lapwig is 33-38 cm, being a medium sized bird. It also has a distinctive yellow mask on its face. These birds tend to swoop when eggs or young are threatened. They nest in depressions on the ground or in flat grass. They have a ‗kekekek‖ call, heard mainly at night. The juvenile is

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The hooded plover is 19—21 cm. It is a very small bird who is extremely shy. It will turn and run or fly further up the beach if it is approached. It has a black hood a white collar. Its beak is red as is its eye-rim. Its ‗kew-kew‖ call is a short piping call. The juvenile is mottled brown/grey. The Hooded Plover is threatened by humans trampling nests and allowing dogs to eat eggs or chase chicks. Plovers have been observed in very

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Preparation of Carpaccio Place sliced pear on plate, coat with some of the vinaigrette. Place rocket in a bowl and add some vinaigrette to lightly coat the leaves. Make a small ball with the rocket and place on the pear. Then cover the rocket with the shaved parmesan. Adrian Lehmann

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TALKING WITH ALCOA making a big impact in anglesea Wood fired pizza making, a home preserving workshop, recycled and vintage fashion shows and seasonable cooking classes are just some of the activities locals enjoyed throughout the year as part of the Make an Impact pilot in Anglesea. The Make an Impact programme aims to build community resilience to climate change through ‗fostering skills, imagination and the capacity of local people to take control and find answers to the issues relevant to them around sustainability and climate change.‘ Anglesea was selected as a pilot location for the programme which is a joint initiative funded by Greening Australia and Alcoa. The programme‘s theme, ‗experiments in local living‘, provided Anglesea residents with positive actions they can undertake that will benefit the local community, their individual health and well being, the environment and their hip pockets. As the program wraps up for the year, Make an Impact Community Development Officer, Sarah Bolus says that the pilot was a huge success. ―Over 750 people have been part of the programme, including over 11 local community groups, and many would like to see the initiatives continue next year,‖ she said.

ambassadors for sustainability in the community. ―As a result of the program, 24 parents at the two local schools undertook training and received further mentoring on growing their own fruit and vegetables. The local schools have now developed kitchen gardens to pass on these skills to the students.‖ The Make an Impact programme‘s events culminated on Saturday 12th November with the Connecting Community Day. This was a chance for the team to celebrate their achievements over the past year and thank the community for their involvement in the programme. ―The programme demonstrates that anyone can become more sustainable in their way of life- it‘s not hard and most of all can be a lot of fun!‖ ―It showed that collective small actions and movements in communities, such as ours in Anglesea, can have a lasting impact and can create new and greater movements beyond our original boundaries. Anyone can start something, the key is you‘ve just got to start!‖ Next year the Make an Impact programme will move to a new location in Geelong. Despite this, some of the programme‘s initiatives will continue to be run by local community groups in Anglesea. The Anglesea District and Community House will continue to build on its efforts to become a model of environmental sustainability.

―All events were booked out within days of advertising them and the programme reached people beyond its original boundaries of Anglesea, influencing people as far as Geelong, Torquay and Aireys Inlet.‖ The Make an Impact events, such as a sustainable food safari, composting workshop and pizza in the park were designed to be fun and engaging, encouraging people to think outside the box regarding sustainability. This helped to engage people who hadn‘t previously been involved in sustainability initiatives before. ―As part of the program we created a community demonstration site at the Anglesea District and Community House. We retrofitted the old weatherboard house with more sustainable options, such as solar panels, waste recycling, installation of insulation, water tanks and a water wise demonstration garden,‖ said Sarah. ―Since the installation works were undertaken the Community House has generated renewable energy that has been sold back into the grid.‖ ―We turned over 2,840kg of food waste into valuable compost for people‘s gardens in just five short months, saving the equivalent of approximately 4.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. This component of the programme also helped build people‘s skills on how to successfully compost and grow their own vegetables.‖

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Two beady black eyes gazed adoringly at Beth, pleading with her, though not a word was spoken, for just a scrap of her bacon. Beth tried to ignore the stare. Did Scrubber really think she‘d hand some over? No way! She‘d been sick for three days and hadn‘t eaten much at all. Now that the fever had passed she was ravenous. Scrubber had used those eyes to perfection; that soulful look had grabbed Beth‘s heart the moment she walked between the RSPCA enclosures. ―The poor little scrubbing brush‖, she thought at the time, ―OK little one.‖ ―I‘ll have this one.‖ she told the attendant, ―This poor, little, shaggy pooch.‖ As soon as they handed her the ball of hair, those eyes locked with hers, and the little pink tongue licked her cheek. So she brought the dog home and called her Scrubber. What a joy she was! And what a pest. Dogs are outside animals aren‘t they? This little cross-breed was to be no exception. But Beth was lonely now that James had died. She needed a companion. Her daughter had said, ―Why don‘t you get a dog Mum? You‘ve always loved dogs.‖ So Scrubber had started as an outside dog. That was until the first rainy day. Somehow she wormed her way into Beth‘s heart, sitting at the glass door, outside in the rain, shaggy hair dripping, staring forlornly, whimpering and shaking. Beth couldn‘t stand it and let her in, lovingly wrapping her in a towel to warm her up. Then, when she went out for the first time, Beth left Scrubber – or so she thought – locked in the back yard. But when she returned, there, right next to the door, right there in her beautifully tended rose bed, was an enormous hole, a huge pile of soil and a very sorry-looking uprooted rose bush. Scrubber stood there, eyes aglow, her unruly tail wagging furiously. ―Oh darling!‘ Beth groaned, ―What have you done?‖ She was furious and so, so sad, but what could she do? She plonked the rose back into the hole and almost all the soil, but Scrubber wormed herself between Beth‘s arms somehow, and licked and licked. ―How pleased I am.‖ her eyes said, ―I thought you‘d left me like those other people did.‖ Beth‘s heart did a somersault. There was so much love, so much need in this little dog. The digging continued every time Beth went out until Beth began to take the dog with her in the car. In no time, Scrubber was inside all day. It took only three months before she was inside all night as well. Beth had to build a doggy door. Her daughter was aghast. ―Mum, it‘s a dog!. Leave it outside. Why do you let her in all the time?‖ ―It protects the garden.‖ Beth loved her garden, loved watching things grow and flower. Besides, it gave her the cut flowers she loved in the house. The rot really set in when Beth got sick again. Ageing has that problem, you get sick more often. And with the doggy door, how could she keep Scrubber out? As Beth lay in bed, feeling really off, Scrubber sat by the bed, gazing at her, whimpering, little black eyes boring into Beth‘s feverish face. She was too small to jump up on the bed, so what did Beth do? She lifted the dog up and put her on the bed. Then she fell into a febrile sleep. And when she awoke, there was Scrubber, under the covers, curled up against Beth‘s stomach, fast asleep, a smile on her little



doggy face. Beth got up, had a drink and a wee, and went back to bed. Scrubber immediately cuddled into her stomach. They stayed there on and off, for three whole days until Beth felt better, changed the bed linen, and went to the kitchen. Her appetite was back, but there wasn‘t much in the fridge, a bit of bacon, an egg and some bread for toast. The dog food was all gone too. She‘d have to go out and shop, but first she had to eat. With Scrubber staring single-mindedly at her bacon, she did decide ―No way‖ but somehow the dog got the rind. Then, only a few months later, Scrubber began to cough. Beth dismissed it as attention-seeking. ―Kennel cough.‖ she said to the dog. ―You needn‘t think you can wheedle more out of me that way.‖ and she gave the dog a pat. Scrubber looked forlorn, coughed and sank down in a crouch with a whimper, eyes glued to Beth, as she sighed and put her head on her paws. The next morning, poor little Scrubber had a hot nose and her eyes began to stream as the cough worsened. And when she got up to go through the doggy door, she got stuck and seemed too weak to extricate herself. Poor baby. Beth rang the vet, got an appointment and took Scrubber down the hill. ―How old is this dog?‖ asked Michael. ―I don‘t really know. I got her from the Lost Dog‘s Home. I didn‘t think to ask. I just fell in love and brought her home.‖ ―This dog is not at all well. How long has she been like this?‖ he asked. In the end, Beth left Scrubber behind for observation and overnight care. The car seemed so empty, and so was her bed. She missed the warm little shaggy body much more than she thought possible, more than she ever missed James. Her heart ached. In the morning she rang the vet. ―I think you‘d better come down‖ he said, ― I need to talk to you.‖ So down she went without breakfast, all her thoughts of Scrubber. ―What‘s the matter with her?‖ Beth asked, holding the sad little bundle of fur. Scrubber just lay there, letting Beth hold her, not moving. ―I found a tumour.‖ said the vet, ―I‘m sorry. It‘s weakened her resistance. Now she has the equivalent of pneumonia. I can give her antibiotics for the infection but …..‖ Beth didn‘t hear the rest. She knew her dear little Scrubber would die. How could she have wormed her way into Beth‘s heart so quickly? She held the little darling, gazed into her tired, tired eyes and pleaded. ―I‘m sorry darling, I didn‘t know. Why didn‘t you tell me? Scrubber gazed back, lovingly raised her nose and licked Beth one last time, then gave a deep sigh and died. ―She was waiting for you.‖ said the vet softly, ―to say goodbye.‖ Beth couldn‘t answer. Tears filled her eyes and she sat glumly holding Scrubber, her dearest little companion, now gone.

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Are you a recycler, or are you guilty of sometimes throwing aluminium cans in the garbage? The production of aluminium is a subject very close to each of us who live in or visit Anglesea. We know that large amounts of electricity are required to produce aluminium. That is why we have the Alcoa Power Station at the back of our town. But did you know that aluminium is the most recyclable material in common use? 75% of this metal ever produced, is still in use today, and that includes all aluminium extracted from bauxite ore since 1888 when it was first developed. Compare this with glass that is 44% recycled (Clean up Australia), and plastic bottles, which are 29%, recycled (Headwaters Cooperative Recycling). Burning brown coal to make aluminium is always a hot topic in Anglesea. Many stress the disadvantages of burning fossil fuel. In the meantime researchers continue to look for alternative sources of power. But we must not forget that once produced, aluminium requires 95% less energy to recycle it. So let‘s all appreciate the value of aluminium and do our bit to ensure it is reused again and again. Don‘t throw aluminium cans, old aluminium saucepans and other equipment in the garbage. Garbage goes to land fill and is lost forever. We wouldn‘t throw notes and coins in the garbage so don‘t throw valuable resources in there either. Aluminium is the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging, and construction material in today‘s market. Alcoa,

the local manufacturer of aluminium, constantly strives to better understand and improve the sustainability of aluminium products. They are developing new and improved products and processes to increase both the amount of aluminium used and recycled throughout the world. In today‘s world, where the dominant trends are population growth, urbanization, and growth of energy demands, aluminium is an ideal material. Strong but lightweight, it is an essential component of green buildings in fast-growing urban areas. It improves fuel efficiency and emissions reductions in all vehicles. Some of the contributions aluminium makes to sustainability include 1. Beverage cans are the world‘s most recycled container — 69% of all cans were recycled worldwide in 2010. (International Aluminium Association). A recycled aluminium can is back on the shelf in 60 days. (Aluminium Association). 2. Vehicle weigh A 10% reduction in a car‘s weight through the use of aluminium can result in a 7% reduction in the vehicle‘s GHG emissions. ( as well as considerable savings in fuel. 3. Building & Construction industry 95% of aluminium in buildings is recycled. ( Aluminium roofs can reflect up to 95% of the sun‘s light, dramatically lowering internal temperatures during summer.

4. In the Electronics Market aluminium alloys are made from 25% recycled content, and are 20% lower in carbon emissions. Aluminium generates 20% less CO2 than ABS plastic in cell phones. (Alcoa analysis) Because aluminium is more efficient at transferring heat than plastic, an aluminium laptop (without a fan) can be 20% more energy-efficient than plastic, with a 20% longer battery life. So aluminium is a precious resource. Ensure you respect it as part of the green solution and recycle it so it is used many, many times over. There are many collection points for aluminium in Geelong.

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SURF COAST SHIRE Anglesea Riverbank Improvements As noted in the last edition, Council established a ―Community Partnership Group‖ of representatives from a wide cross section of interest groups to work with a landscape architect and officers to design new facilities at both the rivermouth and Carnival/Lions Park sites. This group has completed its work and Council adopted their recommended designs in November 2011. It should be noted that works will be done in stages, as funds are limited. Currently, Council has allocated $ 100,000 and obtained a grant of $300,000 from Rural Development Vic . An application has been made to Sport & Recreation Vic for play equipment, and further grants will be sought from wherever possible. Improvements to the area near the rivermouth/4 Kings corner are: *upgrade of picnic/bbq facilities *unique sea-themed playground amidst natural landscape * extended river pathway This area will be named ―Moonah Park‖ The area near the Carnival / Lions Park is designed as a place for multi-purpose events and performances. It will incorporate an upgrade to the skate park that also allows a stage/events area for smaller, low key activities such as Christmas Carols. The larger ―Carnival‖ site will be unencumbered so that it can continue as a flexible, multi-purpose space.

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4 February. Details will be publicised in the local press. This ―Open Day‖ will include the Cowrie Market, sporting events, food stalls, and entertainment. There will be tours of the new Council Offices and recreational facilities, with the sports pavilion having function rooms available for both community groups and private use. Alcoa Mine Lease Renewal The original 1961 agreement with the State of Victoria gave Alcoa the right to seek an extension of the initial 50 year term. They have exercised that option. As part of the negotiations on the extension, Alcoa have agreed to modernise the sites environmental regulations, including: Any expansion of the mined area limited to 246 hectares ( approximately 3% of the total lease) Identifying any potential environmental impacts and having management plans. Alcoa will continue to jointly manage the Anglesea Heath with the Department of Sustainibility and Parks Victoria. For more information visit Try Sailing Anglesea Motor Yacht Club is offering ―try sailing‖ lessons over the Christmas /January period. If you have ever wanted to have a go, this is the chance. The Club is keen to encourage youngsters ( 12+ yrs) and has several training boats available. Sailing is at Pt Roadknight on Sundays – just present yourself at the Clubhouse near the boat-ramp and ask for details.

Community Safety Audit As part of the evaluation of possible uses of the area near the Carnival/Lions Park precinct, representatives of the CPG met with Council staff and the local police to assess possible hazards/risks. Items checked included public safety lighting and pedestrian access. ALCOA Oval Anglesea Football and Netball Club has been successful in gaining Council approval to rename the oval at Ellimatta Reserve to Alcoa Oval, previously known as Dave Harding Oval, in recognition of the original sponsor. The sponsorship term has expired, and Alcoa was asked by the Club if they would assist. They have agreed, being a great benefactor to the Club for many years, supporting the junior teams in many ways. They will formally sponsor the Club for an agreed period. Anglesea Community Garden Due to some contamination found in the soil, the garden has been closed while tests are conducted. The Consultants report is expected in Dec 2011, and include options that will be referred to Council. If the site can be safely reopened, and Council agrees, it‘s possible that the garden might be operational in early 2012. If it cannot be reopened Council will consider alternative locations for the community garden. Invitation to New Civic Office /Sporting Complex All residents/ratepayers are invited to inspect the Shire‘s new office and sporting facilities at Torquay, on Saturday

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Jewellery designer and stone carver. The challenge for Carolyn McKinnon moving to the Surfcoast from a small property in North East Victoria was to find a place to live in a tight rental market. Luckily some long-term locals answered the advertisement and offered her their house after she and her husband relocated. She began her association with Anglesea in 2006 to develop her jewellery design and stone-carving business, complete with Frank‘s workshop and multiple sheds! Originally from Geelong, she feels fortunate to be able to have lived in beautiful parts of regional Victoria for the past 30 years, including the Wimmera, near the Grampians, and North East Victoria, near Wangaratta. There, she worked in the art industry teaching secondary art, working at Wangaratta‘s adult education centre, and teaching and co-ordinating a Jewellery Design and a Metalsmithing course at Wangaratta‘s TAFE college, utilizing her gold and silver-smithing qualifications. Added to that was twelve months in New Zealand where she really enjoyed both the country and time as a student, gaining a qualification in Jade and Hard Stone Carving. The benefit of her art training and creative activity is that it enabled her to go to different locations and across different jobs and that always helps to connect people with groups in a new community. Once in Anglesea she linked with twin sister, Meryl, to open the shop SwellARTS . Combining both her Art and her experience on the Surfcoast, in tourism information and accommodation centres, the aim was to sell both their own work and promote regional products, jewellery and artwork, quality souvenirs made in Australia, and highlight the natural attractions of the area. They have been pleased to be able to meet, stock, exhibit and expand the profile of over twenty suppliers, photographers, jewellers and artists. Located from Point Lonsdale to Warrnambool, as well as Anglesea and Aireys Inlet, many of these suppliers operate successful home-based art and publishing businesses in our coastal towns. Balancing design and production of work with selling is always a challenge. After three years with a SwellARTS shopfront. They have decided sadly to close the shop, to focus more on Carolyn‘s jade and limestone carving and silver-smithing, with exhibitions and an on-line presence for SwellARTS.


BUT, until December 31st SwellARTS will be presenting some of Anglesea‘s own printmakers with work by Jill Giles, Matt Solly, and Marilyn Robinson on display, as well as jewellery from Stephanie Hocking. Please call in to view and purchase some work from local artists. After 31st December, enquiries for SwellARTS can be made via email: Margaret Sheehan

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POLICE BEAT Officer in Charge With Christmas and the holiday season just a few weeks away it is a timely reminder for all of us to secure our valuables. Holiday season attracts large crowds including undesirables to our region. I encourage everyone wherever possible to lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables in view. Avoid taking valuables to the beach car parks as it takes away the temptation for the small minority who want to take advantage of it. Another trend that is evident this time of the year is the amount of surf boards and beach gear that are left in front yards. Please take the time to secure your property to help us to reduce theft over the holiday period. Operation Wave 3 will be conducted by Anglesea and Lorne police over the holidays to target thefts from motor vehicles in beach car parks.


Weight who has received the Anglesea /Aireys Inlet Police Youth Award for August/September. Sam was presented with the award at the Youth Marquee during the Music Festival. He was nominated for his work and commitment to the skate park committee. Kevin Warburton Anglesea Police 52633468 or if urgent 000 Sergeant, Anglesea Police Station Email:

There has been a disturbing increase in the amount of rubbish dumping in the area. Police patrols will be increasing in these areas and if anyone witnesses the dumping of rubbish please contact the police station or Parks Vic and we will investigate these incidents. There are substantial penalties for aggravated litterers who will be prosecuted in the Magistrates Court. All we need is the registration number of the vehicle and this would assist us greatly in identifying these offenders. The Anglesea Music Festival was a great success and from a policing perspective we were pleased with the behavior from many patrons including the youth who visited the area over the three days. This event has become a feature event and we look forward to supporting this event next year. Please drive carefully over the summer period and drive to the conditions at the time. There has been an increase in the amount of cyclists on the Great Ocean Road. The road is for all road users and I encourage everyone to show tolerance and support the Share the Road campaign which is an initiative of Bike Safe. We would like to congratulate Sam

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Well, Anglesea has been famous for


lonely in our town. One day I met a local recuperating from an operation - both he and his old dog were shuffling along. He told me his canine companion was 'a mad dog'. I replied that it took one to know one; and he said, "Well, that's actually up-graded my status."

five minutes with the true-blue Melbourne Cup spending a day in our fair town. Unlike the legendary Melbourne Cup, we do not stop the nation once a year. But every summer when half the world travels down our coastal road, and has to cross over our narrow bridge, we do stop the traffic ....and we do it every day. It was a great event for our little town, filled with community spirit and camaraderie. An amazing group of talented local people put it all together with vision, enthusiasm, and expertise. And as an extra bonus we also hosted Geelong's cup - the one the Cats won as premiers of the AFL. The cups may be a one-off happening; but now that we know we can do it there is sure to be more to come! There will always be good causes to support. I would love to see us bring Anglefest to life again as a bigger and better celebration of our town. It could be our own mardigras. The previous weekend Anglesea Music Festival had been in full swing. Our ever-popular kangaroos were joined by other forms of wildlife - there were Two Dogs, Neatly Folded Goats, Pressed Rat & Warthog, a Dog Going South .... and lots more bands with funky names. A walk down the street in Anglesea is always fun. You are sure to find someone to talk with - no-one need ever be

I've heard that a talk-back radio show asked if any towns had a local 'character'; and someone called in from Anglesea nominating the town criers. I thought that was great! I've always wanted to be a character. Not that we really stand out here. I reckon that per capita of population Anglesea would have more characters than any other rural town. And Arthur would be proud that's another good thing - it's a place where we can be eccentric and still be accepted. Yes, fellow characters, ‗Uncle of us all!‘ If you are fund-raising in 2012 and would like something a little different, you could have a morning or afternoon tea where you can invite people to "share cucumber sandwiches with The Queen". Her majesty will give a humourous, but respectful, ten-minute address. The monarch has visited Anglesea on several occasions, and once gave her Christmas message in person at Camp Burnside on Christmas Day! Her Majesty makes this offer free-of-charge as her royal contribution to your charity group. She is sure to explain how her royal chefs prepare her own cucumber sandwiches, and how to recognise them. You may engage The Queen by ringing her agent on 5263 2801.. Keep smiling! (by Royal Decree!) Melva Stott

HOME UNITS Life Leases available for retired seniors. Located in a quiet garden setting in Anglesea.

One and two bedroom units available. Immediate availability– Single bedroom units. From $86,400. Inspection invited. Lions Village Anglesea Incorporated. A not for profit organisation.

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COMMUNITY BILLBOARD A free community service, 52 632 116


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Kids Art Bash Every day in January, 10 am – 4 pm Painting from $5. Other activities include painting frames, canvas boards, placemats, china, and bollards. Just turn up. Workshops will be held in mosaics, dragons and beading.

Saturday 7th January 2012 Anglesea Shopping Centre

CANCER COUNCIL AGM Monday 19th March 2.30pm Anglesea Hotel Guest Speaker Enquiries Margo 5263 3276


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Bookings need to be made at the Art House or telephone Gwyn on 52 672 995.

Sunday 1 January 2012 will be the 101st year since the Anglesea Recreation & Sports Club conducted this Regatta in 1911. It is the oldest club within the Surf Coast Shire. The Regatta will run from 10 am to 5 pm. A book detailing the 100 years of the club, available for purchase on the day. Come along and join in the fun as we watch rowers handle the historic clinker boats built in 1913 (pairs & fours) over the 500 metre course.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST Sponsored by the Lions Club of Anglesea 8 am-10 am Thursday 26 January 2012 On the Riverbank, near the Information Centre Bacon, eggs, sausages & toast with tea or coffee Entertainment - Australian Music Adults $6.00 Children under 12 $4.00


ANGLESEA RIVERBANK MARKETS New Years Day 2012 Organised by Anglesea Primary School Sunday 8 January Organised by Anglesea Primary School Sunday 15 January Organised by Lions Club of Anglesea Sunday 11 March Organised by Anglesea Football Club


Community Garden 3231 Anglesea Community Vegetable Garden Aireys Inlet Winsome Coutts Terrence Hoffmann 0413 946 343 0438 533 346 Aireys Inlet & District Association Cricket Club, Anglesea Anne Porter Ian Poulton 5289 6754 0438 208 423 ANGAIR 5263 1085 (office) Family History Group Norma Morrison 5261 6239 Art House (Surf Coast) Football Club Anglesea Pat McKenzie Ian Poulton 0418 179554 0438 208 423 Bowling Club, Anglesea Golf Club, Anglesea Ian Bruce 5263 3839 5263 1582 Cancer Council, Surf Coast Historical Society Margot Davey Bruce Bodman 5263 3276 5263 1249 CFA Horse riding Club Barry Davidson Megan Remyn 5263 1293 0414 818 880

Lions Club of Anglesea Harry Wendt 5263 1369

Probus (Surf Coast) Bob Dwyer 5263 3004

Lioness Club of Anglesea Dawn Newton 0428 632206

Red Cross, Aireys Inlet/Anglesea Barbara Morrissy 5263 1304

Men‘s Shed Laurie Mason 52 896 966/0408 129504

RSL Rosemary Adcock 0400 004 209

Motor Yacht Club, Anglesea John O‘Connor 0408 305 617

Ladies Singing Group Marjorie Hanson 5263 1998

Netball Club, Anglesea Megan Lourey O402 475 299

Senior Citizens Noel Hanson 5263 1998

Platypus Toy Library Melissa O‘Driscoll 5263 3493

Surf Life Saving Club, Anglesea 5263 1107 (office)

Playgroup, Anglesea Katy 0403 891 758

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Junior School Council Report This year the Aireys Inlet Junior School Council was busy raising money for the continued support of our World Vision child in Ethiopia, Ashenafi, also for relief for flood victims in Pakistan, victims of the famine in East Africa, and homeless people in Geelong – not to mention providing the odd BBQ for everyone. As student leaders, we have continued on our quest to make our school operate more sustainably. This year we have promoted the importance of biodiversity, and of minimising and re-using our waste more effectively, by being involved in the re-development of the garden and composting system, organising the construction and operation of our chook shed, and by providing the funds for the installation of a rainwater tank to service these areas. It was very exciting watching our eggs hatch one by one, and the little chicks emerge. We all became the proud parents of eight little chicks - of various colour combinations. After being overwhelmed by the love and attention they received in the Prep room, they were soon ready to move into the magnificent “Chook Hilton” built with the generous help of the Aireys members of the Anglesea Men’s Shed. Soon there’ll be lots of eggs to make Aussie Pizzas in our outdoor pizza oven.

Aireys Inlet Junior School Council 2011 Bella, Harvey, Georgia, Lauren, Max A, Chloe, Nina, Hugh, Chae, Jacob, Tashi and Tilly



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AIREYS INLET CAMPUS - LORNE P-12 COLLEGE Super Spelling Challenge The Aireys Campus snatched victory in the recent Cross Campus Super Spelling Challenge held in the new Innovative Learning Space at the Lorne Campus. All students from Years 3-6 participated, and were passionate about ensuring victory for their respective campuses. There were some outstanding individual performances, but all students contributed to the final outcome – VICTORY FOR AIREYS!!!! The Aireys students have now levelled the score with the Lorne Campus, the reigning titleholders, so next year’s Challenge is already shaping up to be a major event on our calendar. Congratulations to the individual level champions and every student who contributed so well to their teams’ final scores. Aireys Inlet Champions James Kidd Clem Matthews Scout Noe-Ragg Max Altman

Lorne Champions Miguel Pulido Zac Beresford Henry Coates Kay Pulido

A Boy and his Bike Most people are accustomed to the familiar sight of Grade 4 student, Chris Parsell, riding his trusty bike around Aireys. Chris loves his bike, and couldn’t imagine his life without the fun and sense of freedom and independence it gives him. When Chris learnt about children his age in some countries, like Laos, who could not enjoy these simple pleasures, he was shocked and determined to find out more. He discovered that a lot of land mines and unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War were the cause of some devastating injuries suffered by children living in these countries. Many had lost limbs, and would forever suffer hardship, and never be able to enjoy riding a bike as Chris does. Chris decided to do something about it. He found out about the Cope Foundation, which is a charitable organisation that provides prosthetic limbs for children with these injuries. He decided to use his love for bike riding as a means of raising money to purchase some limbs for these children, so that perhaps they may have the opportunity of riding a bike themselves some day. At the recent Aireys Fair, Chris set up an exercise bike he had restored himself and charged people $1.00 to ride a kilometre for the disabled children of Laos. Chris’s bike clocked up a lot of kilometres – in fact, 326 of them!! He had raised enough money to purchase four legs, and forever change the lives of four children. An amazing effort by an amazing young man!! Well done, Chris!!

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On Monday the 28th of November the Anglesea Primary School‘s ukulele group ‗Cool Ukes‘ performed ‗The Fun Song‘ and ‗Party Rock Anthem‘ at the weekly assembly. The ukulele group practise every Friday at lunch time for 45mins. They are wonderful to listen to and they have improved so much since they first started. We look forward to seeing them perform for us at assembly again. During November the years 3/4/5/6‘s participated in our Beach Safety & Awareness Programme at Point Roadknight Beach. Prep/1/2‘s started the program at the beginning of December. The programme has been running for 10 years and places an emphasis on beach safety and awareness. For example: reading rips, understanding which way the water is flowing and learning how to rescue someone in trouble. During Terms 3 and 4 the 5/6s have been participating in an ESP Program (Enhancing Student Potential). ESP‘s primary focus is on strengthening and building relationships between students, teachers and community members. The program also encourages team work and builds confidence as students enjoy a variety of activities including bike riding, surfing, low ropes, giant swing, nonverbal communicative games and much, much more.

FREE MASSAGE As an introduction to his work, Robert Kain is offering a complementary first massage session to local Surf Coast residents. Robert moved to Anglesea last year after running his own school and health clinic in Melbourne for over 15 years, and is one of only a handful of Postural Integration Practitioners currently working in Australia. Postural Integration massage is a form of soft tissue body work and postural realignment that is very popular in the U.S. and Europe.

The new play equipment at Anglesea Primary School

As we get older our bodies get stuck as a result of accumulated injuries and poor lifestyle habits. Postural Integration relieves pain by softening connective tissues and realigning the body. It incorporates a mind/body connection, and how what we do in our everyday lives affects our body. Robert offers discounts to Seniors.


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Since moving into the new school the Friends of the School Gardening Group have been busy planting and maintaining a vegetable garden. In the garden they have been growing lemon thyme, cucumber, snow peas, sweet corn, lettuces, baby broccoli, rosemary, capsicum, zucchini and much more. We plan to use the produce for cooking classes.


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LIONESS CLUB OF ANGLESEA Whilst the primary aim of Lionesses is to help others, it is not just about raising funds and providing community service. Being a Lioness member opens up new doors to a network of friends. Lionesses participate in local, district, state and national seminars, forums and conventions. They share fellowship with a large circle of fellow members. In Anglesea the Lioness Club supports many events organized by the Lions Club, but they also have many projects and activities themselves. Lionesses June Christie, Judith Mollison, Margaret Vise



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Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, Anglesea Located on the corner of Main Street and Camp Road (on the hill behind the public telephones) Sunday Service: Holy Communion 9.15am. Christmas Day: 9.15am Tuesday Service: Eucharist 10.30 am on 3rd Tuesday at Blue Cross Nursing Home — all welcome Anglesea Ladies Fellowship: Second Wednesday each month. 2.00 pm at Church of Transfiguration Parish Priest: Rev. Lynton Wade 0418 831 703 Torquay Vicarage 5261 5558

St Christopher’s Catholic Church Located in Camp Road, Anglesea Saturday Evening Mass: 6.30 pm (except 24th December) Additional Sunday Mass: Christmas Day: Parish Priest::

January 1st, 8th, 15th 10.30 am 10.30 am Fr. Linh Tran Phone 52 439 891

Anglesea Baptist Church Church: Anglesea Baptist Church meets at the Uniting Church in Murch Crescent at 10.45 am each Sunday Christmas Eve: 8.00pm 24 December (no service Christmas Day) Sunday School: Known as Waves, Sunday School runs during school terms as part of the worship service. Bible Studies: Are run during the week, for more information contact Pastor James Lewis on 5263 2744 Youth Group: Is for Years 7 - 9, contact 5263 2744 Further Information: Pastor James Lewis can be contacted at Seaside Seconds, 71 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea Phone 5263 2744, Email: Web page: Opportunity Shop : 71 Great Ocean Road, open Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Ph 5263 1687

Trinity Uniting Church Murch Crescent, near the bridge, and overlooking the Anglesea River Christmas Day: 9.00am. Sunday morning: Worship is at 9.00 am - All welcome Communion service on the second Sunday of each month 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 10:30 am, Holy Communion The church is open for prayer from 10.00 am All are welcome, regardless of denomination 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 11.00 am, Drop-in centre and lunch 4th Wednesday: 1:30 pm, Afternoon Ladies Fellowship Bellbrae Worship Service: 11.00 am Sundays Bellbrae Op Shop: Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat Minister: Rev Helen Robinson 0408 527 521

St Aidan’s Church, Aireys Inlet Anglican Sunday morning Coffee, Chat & Get Together: Parish Priest:

8.00am, Holy Communion 10.00 am 1st Friday of the month—all welcome Phone 5261 5558 or 0418 831 703

Catholic Mass:

6:30 pm Saturday (during daylight saving) Contact: Cathern Jenkinson 5289 7194

Uniting Church Service:

10:30 am every Sunday. Rev Helen Robinson 0408 527 521

Anglesea Combined Churches Services The four Christian churches of Anglesea combine on the fifth Sunday of the month to share in worship. On Sunday 29th January 2012, the churches will combine at 9.15 am to celebrate worship together at the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, corner .Camp Road and Great Ocean Road Anglesea. Everyone is welcome to share in this combined service. Enquiries phone Rev Lynton Wade 0418 831 703

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News Angle Jan 2012 Issue 108  

Local Anglesea Newsletter

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