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Issue No. 208 June 2019

Covering Coomoora, Denver, Drummond, Glenlyon, Porcupine Ridge and Wheatsheaf

Established 2001

Member CNAV

Forest Film Society 3461


he Forest Film Society 3461 is setting up at the Glenlyon Hall. The Hall is about to get some movie showing AV equipment just in time to allow movie-goers to settle in front of the fire for a cosy night of movies from around the world.

Forest Film Society 3461 is a member of the Federation of Victorian Film Societies. To join you just need to email with your name, address and phone contact, pay your $45 for a season of five films and then turn up and enjoy the show. Show time is 6.30pm on the first Friday of the month starting in July. That’s not much time so get your skates on. Homemade soup, bread and other refreshments will be served at 6.30pm and that’s included in your joining fee. The movie starts at 7.15pm. You have to be a member to attend and must join for the full season of five films. No money will be accepted at the door. Film information is being garnered from a number of sources to ensure that all films are awarded, quality productions. It is hoped you’ll discover some new actors and directors and also revisit some old favourites. There are some pretty comfortable chairs but feel free to bring a foldup chair, a cushion, a foot stool or a bean bag. Help will be on hand to get you out of the bean bag at the end of the night.

Forest Film Society 3461

The Forest Film Society 3461 is auspiced by The Glenlyon Progress Association and is open to anyone within the 3461 postcode.

The first season of 5 films are all uplifting films designed to make you go home happy.

Program The Station Agent The Rage in Placid Lake The Sugar Man Storm Boy Last Cab to Darwin.

The first film on 5 July, will be the 2003 comedy-drama, The Station Agent, directed by Tom McCarthy. “The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) and unhappy wife Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson). As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily.”

Showing at Glenlyon Hall, Barkly St, Glenlyon First Friday of the month stating on 5 July. 6.30pm for soup and 7.15pm for the film. $45 for a season of 5 films.

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To join: email your name, address and phone contact to You’ll be sent a form with GPA bank details so you can pay the $45 joining fee.

Calendar of GPA Events January Dinner on the Deck

August Film Society Dinner on the Deck

February Dinner on the Deck

September Film Society Dinner on the Deck

March Dinner on the Deck April Festival of Small Halls Concert Dinner on the Deck Paint Glenlyon May Dinner on the Deck June Dinner on the Deck Winter Solstice at the Dam July Film Society Dinner on the Deck

October Film Society Dinner on the Deck November Film Society Dinner on the Deck December Dinner on the Deck Christmas Fair Community BBQ Village Market

For information on all events email: Joy Durston 5348 7542

Hall Hire


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eed a ride into town? For a gold coin donation the Glenlyon ‘bus’ offers you a return trip by car to Daylesford every Friday. The volunteer driver will pick you up at your door, arriving in Daylesford at 10.30am and departing Daylesford at 1.00pm. To book your ride, contact Jill Teschendorff: Phone: 5348 7947 or 0448 808 274 Email: Please book by no later than Thursday to ensure that a ride is available for you.

Useful Phone Numbers Traffic Hazards

Hepburn Shire: 5348 1633 VicRoads: 13 11 70

Bushfire Infoline VicFire

1800 226 226 during fire season 1800 668 511 to register your burn off

Wildlife Rescue

BADGAR: 1300 223 427/ 5368 1501 Wildlife Victoria: 1300 094 535

Snake Removal

Manfred Zabinskas, Five Freedoms Animal Rescue 0438 681 501

SES Flood and Storm 13 25 00

Glenlyon District News

he Glenlyon Hall is available for hire. It has heating, cooling and a commercial kitchen. Added to your hire fee is $40 for insurance. To discuss your hiring needs ring Kaye: 0498 575 664 or email HALL HIRE Full Day Half Day Bond $ $ $ Event 225 300 Regular User 75 40 150 Occasional User 90 50 150 Non-profit/community user 75 40 100 Commercial/for profit 225 300 KITCHEN HIRE Non-profit/community Commercial/for profit Occasional user Regular user

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are you getting your copy every month? The original and only not-for-profit community publication serving Glenlyon district since 2001 The Glenlyon District News is delivered free to mailboxes in the Glenlyon region, is available at the The Glenlyon General Store, The Glenlyon Hall in the yellow box located on the fenceline at the southwest corner, Darryl Wilson & Associates, Optometrists (75 Vincent Street, Daylesford) and online at If you would prefer to receive your copy via email, let us know at

The Editorial Committee is proud to bring you another edition of The Glenlyon District News, a community information publication under the auspices of the Glenlyon Progress Association. The views expressed in The Glenlyon District News do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Glenlyon Progress Association. Contributions from residents are welcome. Letters to the Editor are encouraged. We continue to welcome suggestions, view and ideas from you.

Contact the editor by email: or telephone 5348 7792.

Briefly Glenlyon Store New Opening Hours store hours are now: T he Closed Monday to Wednesday

Thursday - 8am to 4pm Friday and Saturday 8am to 8pm Happy hour 4pm until 6pm dinner and Take Away from 5.30pm Sunday 8am to 3pm

CFA Dinner

CFA Annual Dinner will be held at 6.30pm for 7pm T he start on Friday 26 July at the Glenlyon Hall. Gary Thomas will cater again since he did such a good job last year. The cost will be $30 per person subsidised by the Glenlyon Fire Brigade. BYO drinks and take away your empties. Please book and pay prior to 19 July Bank account 633-000 Acc number 108950676 Contact Margret Lockwood 5348 7758

Interested in a Garden Club?


re you interested in talking gardening in the Glenlyon district over a cup of tea/coffee? Marilyn will host the first and talk about where interest in this might lead. Contact Marilyn if you are interested and whether a weekday or weekend is preferred. Please note the correct email address. Apologies for it being not quite right last month. Email

Glenlyon Progress Association

Glenlyon Progress Association (GPA) meets at the T he Hall on the first Monday of even months at 8pm.

The postal address of GPA is 32 Barkly Street, Glenlyon, 3461. Members are reminded that annual membership fees of $5 become due 1 July. Pay by bank transfer to BSB: 633 000 (Bendigo Bank, Daylesford) Account Number: 156086217 (Glenlyon Shire Hall Committee) Payment in cash can be made to the Treasurer or any member of the Committee of Management..

Final Wheatsheaf Firescape Field Day

third, and last, opportunity to attend a CFA field day T he about vegetation management on properties in the Wombat Forest is on Sunday 23 June between 10am to 3pm at 85 Wallaby Road Wheatsheaf. An emphasis will be on candling. This is the removal of bark from around the base of trees to reduce fuel build-up. The day is free and a BBQ lunch is supplied. Contact Michelle Dickson Vegetation Management Support Officer 5329 5517, if you wish to attend.


will now accept e-waste materials for C ouncil free to encourage the recycling of e-waste

items at Shire Transfer Stations at Ajax Road, Daylesford, Ring Road, Creswick and Cosmo Road, Trentham.

Daylesford RSL


or anyone who has served in the defence forces the effects can be ongoing.

Daylesford RSL is available as a safe place to discuss any concerns experienced by ex-personnel of any branch of army, navy or air force. Drop in for a drink, either a beer or a cuppa if preferred. Take advantage of the extensive library or chill out in a relaxed atmosphere with other people who understand the special problems that can exist as a consequence of military service. We have access to professional counsellors if needed.

CFA Trivia

Membership is open to former and serving defence force members or Associate Members who are related to current or former personnel. First responders welcome: police CFA, SES, etc. Social members from the community are encouraged to join.

the new Juniors Program. Contact Andrew 5348 7792 to book.

Daylesford RSL is open 3-7pmThursday to Sunday. Enquires: Secretary 0447 348 200.

CFA will be holding another popular Trivia Night in T he August at the Glenlyon Hall. Proceeds will go toward

VALE: Keith Irving 26.04.1925 – 19.05.2019


eith Douglas Irving was the fourth generation of his family in Australia and leaves behind him another three generations. His family came to Australia from Cumberland in 1853 when Keith’s grandfather was aged five years. They bought the farm at Wheatsheaf.

Keith was born at Kyneton, the third child of Frederick and Anne (nee Waterton) Irving. His father farmed at East Trentham and Keith went to school in Blackwood and Trentham. After leaving school at 14, Keith worked on both farms with his older brother, Frank. This was still the days of horse teams and the work was hard. Twice a year, he walked the horses the 17 miles (25km) between the two farms and drove lambs on foot 13 miles to Kyneton. Keith met Ruth Macklin at a dance at The Palais in Hepburn and they married in 1955. There was no electricity in their house until 1956.They had four children, Raymond, Ross, Alan and Christine. To help feed the growing family Keith grew a variety of vegetables in any spare space, however when potatoes appeared in between her rose bushes, Ruth thought he had gone too far. Another prized arrival in 1961 was the new red Thames Trader truck. It was used for everything over the next 18 years: carting hay, spuds, wool, sheep, and cattle and always appeared in the New Year’s Eve parade dressed up as the Pony Club float. Life was not all hard work, and the family found time for a favourite activity – road trips to exotic locations such as Lakes Entrance, Healesville, Warburton, Victor Harbour, Swan Hill and Frankston. Keith was involved in many community groups. He was a dedicated member of the Glenlyon Progress Association, Scouts, Lions, Landcare, Probus, Uniting Church and the Liberal Party. Keith and his brother Frank formed the Glenlyon Pony Club, which led to setting up show-jumping courses on the family farm to hold meetings and events. He was an early member of Glenlyon Fire Brigade and continued to support the Brigade with fund-raising when unable to continue in an active role. Last year he was awarded his CFA 60-year medal. Keith served as president or treasurer on the committees of several of these organisations. In 2006 Keith and Ruth retired to Daylesford, but he still continued to help out on the farm when necessary or assist the “old ladies” in town, many of whom were younger than him. Keith loved dancing. Over the years they attended many dances together in Glenlyon, Daylesford, Leonards Hill, Campbelltown, Trentham and Lockwood near Bendigo and continued dancing every week after they moved to Daylesford. Keith Irving has packed a lot into his 94 years. He lived and died within a 20km radius of where he was born. He worked hard to raise his family and was an active and caring community member; in doing so he made a lot of friends. The Daylesford Uniting Church was packed with a diverse crowd of friends and relatives to say good-bye to this well respected, simple man who loved his wife, his family and his community. He leaves behind 21 direct descendants, including four children, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Keith’s funeral was held on Friday 24 May at the Daylesford Uniting Church. Brigade members formed a Guard of Honour at the service. Our thoughts are with Ruth, Ray, Xavier and the extended Irving family at this time.

VALE: Maxwell Thomas Ford 14.11.1929 – 18.05.2019


axwell Thomas Ford was born on 14 November 1929, the elder son of Tom Ford. His father is remembered for the pavilion at the Showgrounds named in his honour. Max followed his father’s example. Having left school, at age 14, to help at home with fencing as a result the 1944 fires, he became a sheep farmer, a very good left-handed shearer and was closely involved with the Daylesford & District Agricultural Society, of which he was made a life member having served as president several times. Judy Files of the Porcupine Ridge community and Fire Brigade said of Max in acknowledging his recent passing, “A lifetime Porcupine Ridge resident and farmer, Max was a member of our brigade for most of his long life, at times holding office-bearing positions. It is impossible to measure his contribution to the safety of our community over such a long period.” Max was also part of the Glenlyon Pony Club with Frank and Keith Irving and George Barron. He is described as a quiet achiever who was involved with a lot of things and “just got on with it.” Max married Valma Bowers in the late 1950s. Together they had one son and five daughters. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In the Garden with Murrell

Ramblings from the Bramble Patch


t was commented to me recently that the Council must now be employing female rubbish truck drivers. Rather naively I suggested that the person who observed this must have been up very early to see the driver. “Oh, no,” was the reply “The bins are now being left with the lids down.” I must be getting slow, it took me two days to work out what she meant. Humour, these days, seems to have had so much of the fun sucked out of it by the necessity not to offend anyone. In fact so many people spend their time looking for offence that they have lost the ability to laugh. The films we used to enjoy, the books we read as children and much of what would lighten our day, is no longer considered acceptable. Consider, Noddy and Big Ears, Little Black Sambo, golliwogs, even Baa Baa Black Sheep, have all been sanitised out of existence. I am sure no offence was ever meant by them and certainly neither I, nor any of my friends, ever saw them as being demeaning to anyone. We just loved them all in their multitude of diversity. If a black sheep had black wool, that was fine, we did not need to convert it to an improbable pink, or spotted. One of my favourite films, and a classic of its time, Life of Brian, would have absolutely no chance of being made today. How much poorer would we be without it! Conversely, sex and violence is displayed with graphic detail in “games” for the entertainment of the same children who were not allowed to consider the possibility of Noddy living with his good friend Big Ears, or the fun of Sambo outwitting the tigers and turning them into butter. No wonder there is so much misery and bigotry in society today. What the world needs is for us all to lighten up and have a good belly laugh at ourselves.


By Murrell Osborne n the bitter cold I started to prune my orchard thinking I was late with the task, only to be told by Costa on the ABC’s Gardening Australia that I was too early. Having concluded that a middle position must be correct despite my very cold hands and mutinous thoughts that I could do with a little slice of global warming, the task was finished.


I am now intending to plant more broad beans and to commence planting onions while enjoying the bounty of red cabbages.

Glenlyon Weather Summary May 2019 By John Cable hat a difference a month makes. Good rains falling over 18 days in May saw Andrew Hitchman record 179mm for a year-to-date total (YTD) of 238.5mm, Murrell Osborne 143.5mm for a YTD of 203mm and the author 135mm for YTD of 185mm.


The BoM forecasts that a positive Indian Ocean Dipole is likely to develop during the winter months, an indicator of below average rainfall for much of southern Australia in Winter and Spring. However after a good start to June, let us hope the BoM is wrong again.

Learn All About Keeping Goats


he Central Highlands Goat Club will be holding workshops about all aspects of keeping goats and their uses. Goats are the complete package for country living. Based on permaculture principles, every part of the animal can be utilised, except the bleat. The workshops will be held at various venues over the next five months. Interested people and families are invited to attend these informative sessions. Sunday July 14 11am-1pm Glenlyon Hall (Membership available) Learn about goat breeds, care, maintenance and general wellbeing and benefits of goats. Sunday August 11 11am - 1pm Glenlyon Hall $50. (Morning tea supplied) Setting up separators, turning milk into cream, butter, yoghurt and keiffer Sunday September 8 11am - 1pm Lavandula Farm, Shepherds Flat $50. (Restaurant on site.) Making cheese from goats’ milk Sunday October 13 11am-1pm Lavandula Farm, Shepherds Flat $50. (Restaurant on site.) Making soap using goats’ milk Sunday November 10 Bullarto Primary School Goat Field Day Setting up you own beehives. Making ice cream with goats’ milk and home produced honey For further information contact Neil Pearson: 0490 083 954 or Rosie Laszlo: 0437 165 645

Landcare Cares for Our Environment By Margret Lockwood very successful working bee was held at the old cemetery on Malmsbury Road. Much of the fallen dead wood was collected and removed so it became easier to rake out the dead blackberry canes which had been sprayed months before. The wood collected has been stacked down at the Glenlyon Dam to make the best mid-winter bonfire ever. Gerald Coffey has done further work with Peter Scullin to remove more blackberries. This will allow the Cemetery Trust to maintain the former grave sites more easily.


Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group has written to the Daylesford Field and Game Association and also the Hepburn Shire Council regarding the amount of plastic waste and broken targets left after shoots. The secretary of Daylesford Field & Game Association explained that the Reserve is much better maintained since the gun club has been using it. Hepburn Shire Council has referred the matter to an appropriate officer for further investigation. We have not heard back.

trees at the Glenlyon Reserve and in the Biolink. A local weed identification brochure is also planned. In the next financial year we also plan to investigate the tree signs on the Glenlyon Avenue trees, planted in 1898, and arrange to restore or replace the signs. This may require further investigation into our heritage. We would be grateful to hear from anyone with information about particular trees planted by past family members. A big thank you to the local seed company, and also to Brenda Blackmore who arranged for collection of spent coir bricks from local growing tunnels. Anyone in the community can obtain this material, which is an excellent soil conditioner and mulch, by contacting Margret on 5348 7758. Membership of Landcare in Glenlyon can be enjoyed in different ways. For instance, some of our members can't stand sitting around in group meetings and prefer to simply rock up to some of our regular working bees as described above. There's something really enjoyable about working away in the bush with other caring locals taking on the nasties such as blackberry, gorse and ragwort. Others simply wish to quietly support us by paying our annual subscription fee of $15 or by making a donation. These options also enable those with a disability or even younger family members to get involved.

We are delighted with the new extension to the walking trail funded by the Hepburn Shire Council. We plan to install a sign at the Morton Street entrance, beside Dee and Tony Briscombe’s place. We will take the opportunity to begin revegetating along the new section of trail on National Tree Day, 28 July. The community is invited to Finally, our AGM will be on 8 July. All elected positions participate in planting and share refreshments afterwards. will be declared vacant, so if you think you might be able We have applied to Hepburn Shire Council for a to contribute to the leadership of Landcare at Glenlyon, Biodiversity Grant to carry out much needed works, please contact the secretary for a nomination form. including engaging an environmental consultant to audit Membership fees are due by 1 July, but can be paid at the remnant vegetation and prepare a five-year the AGM. management plan to restore the ecological vegetation For details contact the Secretary: glenlyonlandclasses along the river. A seed collection and propagation workshop will be held to use seed from some of the older

Public Transport Overdue by Wendy McKillop he butcher’s paper and textas were out again for a community meeting on Monday evening 23 May to workshop travel requirements in Glenlyon. Only eight people attended, which could be attributed to the short notice of only a week, the cold weather or the time of 6.30pm mid-week, or it could be because here in Glenlyon we have heard it all before.


For over 10 years the issue of public transport, or rather the lack of it, has been discussed. A survey was done early in 2011 by some of our dedicated volunteers. The result clearly demonstrated the need for transport for young people, elderly people and those who for a variety of reasons cannot drive. And yes, we even had a bus running - briefly. It was discontinued when the funding for the trial ran out and so here we are again being

surveyed, and asked if we need public transport. In the meantime anyone who could have used a regular bus service has left town or has died of old age still waiting. Nigel Smith from the Centre for Building Better Communities, who ran the session on behalf of Hepburn Shire and Regional Development Victoria, did his best and managed to squeeze some enthusiasm out of the gathering, but what can we really say to the question, “How has transport, or lack of it, affected the well-being of the community?” Still we live in hope that maybe, this time, something positive may eventuate. In the meantime, Glenlyon community has its own solution. A “bus” in the form of volunteers using their own cars every Friday to transport anyone who needs to go into Daylesford can be booked by contacting Jill Teschendorff. See details of page 2 of this publication under the heading “The Glenlyon Bus Timetable”.

Wheatsheaf Firescape Field Day


ver 30 interested residents attended the second of three field days for the Wheatsheaf Firescape project was held on Sunday 19 May.

on the progress of work by the stars of the event, aptly named Trouble and Strife, the two recently acquired goats. The venue for the day was at 85 Gays Road Wheatsheaf. Ian Morrison demonstrated techniques to assess This property backs onto Kangaroo Creek with quite a steep gully and the consequent infestation of blackberries. Several species of trees including wattles, tall manna gum and peppermint were identified by Ian Morrison, CFA Vegetation Management Officer. Bracken makes up much of the mid-height vegetation. The fire risk was assessed as being very high to extreme. Currently control of the vegetation in the harder to access areas is being managed by sheep and goats, with brush-cutting and burning in the areas closer to the residence. Justine Leahy, Fire Ecology Consultant, enlisted help in roleplay by the audience as grasses, trees and bushes while she spoke about the response of wildlife and native vegetation to fire. Justine plans to run a workshop on the subject at Glenlyon Hall at the end of June or July. She has lined up some expert speakers to make it a day not to be missed by anyone who is interested in the environment. Property owner, Wendy, spoke about her experiences with the use of livestock as weed control. She explained that sheep are grazing animals whereas goats browse on shrubs such as low-growing wattles and blackberries. Nothing eats bracken, but it can be trampled underfoot. There are some considerations before getting goats. Various breeds have different characteristics and fencing requirements. It is a good idea to put in some time doing research on these subjects first. One source of information and first-hand experience is the Central Highlands Goat Club which meets at Glenlyon Hall on the first Sunday of each month. Contact details are in the Local Group Contacts list in the GDN. After a BBQ lunch a short walk was undertaken to check

moisture content of the bark and leaf litter to find if it is suitable to burn; if the moisture content is too high it will not burn and if it is too low it is likely to get out of control. The burning-off period occupies a very small window of opportunity for residents in this environment. Thank you Jessica Newton and Glenlyon Brigade for taking care of the BBQ. Many thanks to Ian Morrison, Michelle Dickson, Gavin Cope and Justine Leahy from CFA for their initiative in organising these days as a practical way for community to engage in environmentally sympathetic risk reduction in the Wombat Forest area. The next day will be at 85 Wallaby Road on Sunday 23 June when there will be a demonstration of candling the bark from trees to reduce their being fire prone. If you wish to attend or would like to sign on to the project, please notify Ian Morrison: or Michelle Dickson Vegetation Management Support Officer 5329 5517,

Brigade Activities By Andrew Azzopardi lenlyon Brigade held its Annual General Meeting and Election of office bearers, on Tuesday 28 May at Glenlyon Fire Station. The meeting opened with a minute’s silence for former firefighter and long serving member, Keith Irving, who passed away recently.

First Lieutenant, Brian Kew; Second Lieutenant, Russell Newton: Third Lieutenant, Alan Kaye; Fourth Lieutenant, Anthony Schnellbeck; Secretary, Jay Gardiner; Treasurer, Margret Lockwood; Fundraising Coordinator, Andrew Azzopardi. A number of other roles were also allocated on the evening: Health & Safety Coordinator, Anthony Schnellbeck; Training Coordinator, Russell Newton; Communications Officer, Alan Kaye; Assets Member Jessica Newton has been working with Treasurer Margret Lockwood and Secretary Jay Gardiner Manager, Trevor Chester; and Community Safety, to organise setting up a new junior membership program Andrew Azzopardi. All positions become effective from 1 within Glenlyon CFA. The program is awaiting confirma- July. Congratulations to all those who were elected. tion from CFA District and more details will be provided Following the election, main items discussed were for interested parents or carers when it becomes procedures and criteria for Brigade Life Membership and available. details for the upcoming Brigade Annual Dinner and Presentation of Medals. This will be at Glenlyon Hall on The election of office bearers was conducted by Ben Friday 26 July at 6.30pm. Townsend, Senior Station Officer from Ballarat City


Brigade. All positions became duly vacant and were voted on the night. The following positions were filled. Captain, Brett Mason;

Running of a Trivia Night in August was approved with the proceeds to go toward the new Juniors Program.

That’s Progress By Wendy McKillop he June Glenlyon Progress Association meeting at the Hall was held on a very cold night with several apologies.

completed and a decision is made about the public toilets. Anyone wanting to join the Grounds Committee is very welcome. There is not a formal meeting program; meetings are held as required.

In her report President, Marilyn Beaumont, explained the updated procedures for new members and membership renewal. The changes became necessary in line with the new rules in the constitution. Membership forms are available from Committee of Management (CoM) or inside the front door at the Hall and need to be completed in full and submitted to the Treasurer. New members are entitled to vote after the membership is confirmed, membership fee has been paid and 10 business days have elapsed.

Lyn Jenkin reported on progress of a proposal for forming a film society. The society is to be known as Forest Film Society 3461 and will show films at the Hall on a monthly basis. The project was mooted at the Events Sub-committee and is supported by the CoM as a GPA event. Details of this are on the front page of this GDN.

driveway and a gravel footpath from the northern end of the driveway to Morton Street.

The next meeting of the Glenlyon Progress Association will include the Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers to be held on Monday 5 August at 8pm at the Hall. All positions will be declared vacant and nominations received on the night. Financial members, as outlined above, will be eligible to vote provided membership is current on the night.


An issue was raised about a feeling that insufficient information is being published regarding the decisions made by sub-committees leading to various working Membership renewal for existing members becomes due bees. The concern was noted and steps will be taken in on 1 July. Members are able to pay renewals to the future to address this deficit. It was noted that often the Treasurer by cash or cheque or by bank deposit. On 1 need for work did not fit within a timeframe of deadlines July each year the Secretary will notify members by which would allow its notification in the Glenlyon District email that membership fees are due. It is the member’s News. Emails are routinely sent to all members about responsibility to ensure the Secretary has the member’s such activities. Anyone wishing to join any subcurrent email and address details. Continuing members committee is welcome to do so by advising either the do not need to complete a new membership form. GPA President or Secretary or the relevant subWork has come to a standstill on the Make the Old Shed committee. New Again Project. An appropriately skilled tradesperson It was also raised that the Honour Board had not been for the work has been engaged. Arising from further returned to its position on the wall of the Hall. The discussion with the architect, an application was Honour Board was originally from the Glenlyon Primary submitted to Council on 20 May for a building permit. School. It, along with other important pictures, was Until a building permit has been granted work can’t be removed for safety during renovations to the Hall. done. Non-structural work has been completed and the Various functions held in the Hall since its re-opening aim is still for completion by October in line with the have made it advisable to hold off reinstating these Stronger Communities fund requirements. hangings in the short term. Many have now been rehung in other areas of the Hall, but due to its size, and It will be noticed that Council has started work on the drain in front of the Hall. The works include installation of the installation of wires to hang lighting, the repositioning of the Honour Board has required some a 300mm diameter drain line and backfill to the natural ground level at the front of the Glenlyon Hall; installation special consideration. It is expected to be back in a prominent position in the very near future. of a grate and pit beside the northern end of the current

There is still no news from Council regarding reinstating public toilets in the township. There has also been no action on signposting in the main street to the public toilets in the Glenlyon Reserve. The Grounds Committee reported that grass planted on the south side of the Hall has been growing well thanks to recent rain. Much of the ongoing work will be in maintaining current plantings until work on the Shed is

Further information about any of the above can be obtained by contact the Glenlyon Progress Association. email:

Winter Solstice Community Bonfire at the Glenlyon Dam Hot Drinks: Gluhwein or Glogg, Hot chocolate and spiced apple juice Snags, Spuds and Marshmallows Sat 22 June. Bonfire light up 5pm Another community event brought to you by GPA


LOCAL GROUP CONTACTS Central Highlands Goat Club: Neil Pearson 0490 083 954 Daylesford Field & Game Assoc: Dave Collins, President 5348 3167; Jody Wallace, Vice President 5348 4245;

Sat 22 June

Fri 26 July

Winter Solstice Bonfire Glenlyon Dam 5pm

CFA Annual Dinner Hall, 6.30pm

Thurs 27 June

Sun 14 July

Dinner on the Deck Hall, 7-8.30pm

Goat Husbandry Day Hall, 11am-1pm

Friday 5 July

Mon 5 August

Forest Film Society 3461 Premiere Hall, 6.30pm

Glenlyon Progress Assoc Meeting and AGM Hall 8pm

Sat 20 July

Glenlyon Cemetery Trust: Glenda Fleischer 5348 7539

Glenlyon Craft Group: Jenny Chester 5348 7844 Glenlyon Forest Group: Gayle Osborne 5348 7558 Glenlyon Playgroup: Justine 0439 877 254 Glenlyon Pony Club: Sarah Klas 0438 583 176,

1st MONDAY of even months Glenlyon Progress Association 8pm

Glenlyon Sports Club: Evan Davis 5348 7737 0407 093 866 Glenlyon Under 14 Cricket Club: Murrell Osborne 5348 7714 Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group: Peter Sago 5348 7621 Glenlyon Village Market: Dan Harris 5348 7662 Glenlyon Wool Crafters: Pam Harris 5348 7662, Isobel 5348 1077 Insight Meditation: Frances Guerin 5348 7657 Riding for the Disabled: Lesley Hewitt 5348 1749

1st FRIDAYS Forest Film Society 3461 Hall 6.30pm

1st & 3rd MONDAYS Craft Group meets in the Hall 1pm

2nd & 4th FRIDAYS Wool Crafters meet in the Hall 10am

2nd MONDAY quarterly

3rd SATURDAY each month

Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare, 8pm in the Hall (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct)

Glenlyon Village Market at the Hall 9am1pm


1st SUNDAY of each month

Glenlyon Playgroup 10am-12noon, in the Hall

Central Highlands Goat Club Glenlyon Hall 12.30pm

Last THURSDAY each month Dinner on the Deck, Hall 7pm

3rd SUNDAY each month Pony Club Rally, Glenlyon Reserve

FRIDAY weekly Insight Meditation 9-10.30am 55 Whitegum Drive, Wheatsheaf

Glenlyon Progress Assoc: Joy Durston 5348 7542 Glenlyon Recreation Reserve: Bob Kennedy 5348 7692 Brenda Blackmore 0427 541 745

CFA Trivia Night Hall, 6.30pm


Glenlyon CFA: Brett Mason 0408 391 842 Glenlyon CFA Volleyball: Colin Priest 5348 7674

Sat in August

Glenlyon Village Market Hall, 9am-1pm

Dromtonpa Tibetan Mahayana Buddism: Peter Stripes 5348 7554

Daylesford Field and Game Shoots held at Glenlyon Reserve 2019


porting Clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting that resembles the unpredictability of real-life hunting situations, with clay targets of various sizes thrown from trap machines at various angles, trajectories, elevations, speeds and distances. A course generally consists of 10 to 15 unique stations laid out over natural terrain, leading to the sport being dubbed as “golf with a shotgun”. Sporting Clays Australia is the national independent association for sporting clays and universal trench shooting. It is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the sport at all levels. January February March April May June

Sat 12th Daylesford 100 target Victorian FITASC Old Style 8.30 start pre nom Sat 2nd Daylesford 75 target State Selection shoot 10.00 start Sat 2nd Daylesford 75 target Sat 6th Daylesford 100 target State COMPAK Championship Sat 4th Daylesford 75 target Sat 1st Daylesford 75 target COMPAK

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Sat 6th Daylesford 75 target COMPAK Sat 3rd Daylesford 75 target Sporting Sat 7th Daylesford 100 target Super Sporting 9am start Sat 12th–Sun 13th Daylesford Central Highlands Classic 2 day event (Both at Clunes FGA ) Sat 2nd Daylesford 75 target Sporting Sat 7th Daylesford Xmas shoot

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Glenlyon District News No. 208 June 2019  

Glenlyon District News No. 208 June 2019