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HOUSES UP 217% IN TEN YEARS OCEAN Grove house prices have climbed a staggering 217 per cent in the last ten years, according to the latest Land Victoria Guide to Property Values. Back in 1999 the median house price was $123,000.

This compares with the 2009 equivalent which is $433,500 – an increase of $310,500.

According to the statistics, which can only be alarming for those trying to get on the property ladder and first time buyers wishing to setting close to family, the average

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THE linking of the footbridge and temporary transfer of westbound traffic is the first landmark in the construction of a new Barwon Heads Bridge. The footbridge will carry traffic while dismantling work continues on the old bridge, enabling traffic to flow while the new bridge is being built. Although there is a bitumen surface on the footbridge currently, it will eventually have a

timber decking and allow walkers and runners safe traffic-free access across the river. Work on the bridge began about a year ago and initially involved building temporary access platforms for the construction teams to work from. The footbridge is the first permanent part of the structure to be completed. The roadbridge is due to be completed by the end of this year.

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‘Friendly beach’ OCEAN Grove Beach has won the Victorian ‘Friendly Beach Award’ thanks to the work of Barwon Coast and the locally based Disabled Surfers Association. Barwon Coast was awarded the KABV Clean Beaches - Friendly Beach Award at a ceremony held last week at Docklands, ahead of the other finalists from Dromana and Hobsons Bay at Altona. The Clean Beaches - Friendly Beach Award recognised the construction of an all abilities ramp at the Ocean Grove Main Beach that provides beach access to people in wheelchairs. The ramp was fully funded by Barwon Coast during the recent construction of a new seawall and promenade at Ocean Grove being a $1m plus project funded by the State Government and Barwon Coast. Barwon Coast General Manager

Barwon Coast’s Bob Jordan with the Friendly Beach Award. He credits the Disabled Surfers Association for its hard work.

Bob Jordan said: “The award was a great recognition of the foresight of the Barwon Coast Committee members to see the need for the ramp construction but more significantly recognised the major contribution of the local group of

the Disabled Surfers Association.” The Disabled Surfers Association has provided a number of aquatic wheelchairs that has enabled users to gain access to the beach and with the help of trained volunteers, get their first access to the ocean.” Bob Jordan praised the work of the local group who had held training programs for volunteers to assist with the support of participants at the “carnivals” run by DSA at the Ocean Grove Main Beach noting the sucess of the special event run in March 2010 This was the third year in a row that Barwon Coast had been a finalist at the Clean Beach Awards and follows on the 2008 success in the Zero Waste Category for the recycling and rubbish collection program at the Ocean Grove Beach. Barwon Coast is currently building new toilets at the beach.

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INSPIRATIONAL Ocean Grove captain James Dalton is aiming to return prior to the Bellarine Football League Finals in August, as he recovers from a fractured skull, writes Mark Heenan. Dalton, 31, was attending a postmatch function on Saturday June 19 at Grove’s Zebra Bar celebrating the 2000 premiers’ anniversary when he slipped and hit his head on the ground around midnight. Dalton was treated for injuries at the scene before being transported to Geelong Hospital for further observation. “It is very minor,” Dalton told the

Voice last week. “There is no brain damage, it was a freak accident. The injury is a lot better than first thought.” Dalton sustained damage to his left ear, had scans after another hospital visit last week. “I had a small hearing loss, but I’m feeling well,” he said. Dalton who returned to work last week was considered a strong chance to collect another Les Ash Medal for the BFL best and fairest award. The champion on-baller has averaged more than 33 possessions in 2010, including a season high James Dalton watched the 41 disposals against Modewarre in Grubbers take on Ammos from the sidelines on Saturday. Round 2.

Collectors OCEAN Grove Uniting Church recently held a second successful ‘Collectables Appraisal’ with all proceeds going to the annual Uniting Church SHARE Winter Appeal. Following the success of last year’s event it was decided to hold another ‘Appraisal’ but to introduce some changes aimed at improving the quality of the presentation. Collectables valuers, Vanessa Crew and Adam Truscott, from ‘The Collectors’ in Murrumbeena, who visited Ocean Grove last year and who were such an important part of last year’s successful afternoon, donated their time and expertise once again. Among the items brought for appraisal were china and porcelain decorative vases and jugs, crockery, paintings and prints, old fob watches and chains, an intricately decorated fan and a pair of old bookends together with the books they have supported for many years! This year the afternoon event was held in the carpeted church. This provided better accoustics, and together with the use of a large screen and the church’s sound system, enabled people waiting to have items appraised to see and hear what was being currently assessed no matter where they were seated in the church. Many people came to simply watch the appraisals and voted it a really enjoyable afternoon. In the foyer and church hall some ‘Collections’ were on display including Snoopy memorabilia, stamps, old toys, china crockery and ornaments, trinket boxes and embroidery. The organisers of the event expressed thanks to the owners of these collections for setting up their displays that provided added interest to the afternoon. The Appraisal raised a total of $657 for the annual Uniting Church SHARE Winter Appeal.

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Community thoughts with captain NEWS that Ocean Grove fire brigade captain Bob Smith is seriously ill in hospital has saddened a swathe of people across the local community and wider across the state. Mr Smith, who has been involved in Ocean Grove CFA for 20 years and its captain since 1994, is very much a father figure and mentor to Grove’s growing brigade. He was taken ill following a fall earlier this month. He has been at St Vincent’s Hospital where it is understood he is being cared for following the discovery of a brain tumour. Mr Smith is also an Ocean Grove Rotarian as well as being a regular at Grubbers football games. By day he works at CFA Region 7

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Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part of the Australia Day honours. Grove brigade lieutenant John Wynn is temporarily acting in charge during Bob’s absence but added: “Bob is still the captain of the Brigade. “There is a deep sense of concern, not just in the brigade but in the region and the wider CFA,” he said. Paul Stacchino, General Manager, CFA Barwon/Corangamite Area, who is also a friend of Bob’s, said: “We are anxious about Bob and anxious for a speedy recovery.” He said that the brigade is very much a large family and that a whole raft of welfare measures can be put in place to help Bob if needed.

OCEAN Grove Youth Art Show opens in the middle of July. This will be the third annual art show to be held at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre in the Parade. An opening night is being held on Friday July 16 and then the show will open to the public on Saturday July 17 and Sunday July 18 from 10am to 3pm. For more details contact 5255 4294.

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Bridget Ure is travelling to Europe to help rehabilate acid rain damaged ecosystems.

studying environmental management part-time at the Gordon. “Barwon Water has some of the most pristine catchments in the world so it will be fascinating to see an ecosystem that has been damaged and be

involved in rehabilitating it,” she said. “Acid rain is a world away from my life in Australia but protecting mountain ecosystems to ensure sustainable water resource management is certainly something that

GEELONG City Council has approved the rezoning of land behind the Ocean Grove Marketplace. The planning scheme amendment has rezoned land between homes on Ashwood Close and the Marketplace shopping centre from Residential 1 to Business 1. With the amendment, the Marketplace now has the

opportunity to apply for planning permits for a building extension. Councillor Jan Farrell said that the expansion would be a welcome development. “Ocean Grove Marketplace is a popular neighbourhood centre and the proposed expansion will benefit the community,” she said. “The amendment applies only to an area of vacant land and as there

is relevant locally.” Bridget said she had always had a strong interest in the environment and moved to Ocean Grove from Melbourne last year to lead a more sustainable life.

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Bridget’s rain Czech AN Ocean Grove woman has earned a professional fellowship that will take her to the Czech Republic to tackle the effects of acid rain. Bridget Ure, who works for Barwon Water, will travel to the European country in July after being selected as one of only 12 people worldwide to receive an Alcoa Foundation Earthwatch Fellowship in 2010. The water conservation officer will spend two weeks with a research team in the Jizera Mountains collecting water, soil and vegetation samples, studying erosion and examining fish and aquatic organisms. She will also test samples and record data in a laboratory. Bridget who has worked for Barwon Water for 15 months will be

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HUNDREDS of family and friends from Ocean Grove, Craigieburn and New South Wales packed into Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church to say farewell to Nick Timms. Nick, who grew up in Eden on the New South Wales coast and ran a business in Craigiburn, died last month aged just 56 after battling cancer. At his funeral the congregation listened to a

recording of Nick singing his own song, a moving tribute to the crew of The Shiralee; the story of three local Eden fishermen who were lost at sea when their trawler went down in August 1978. Throughout the service speakers unanimously mentioned Nick’s zest for life. At one point in the ceremony a number of guests close to Nick were asked to bring items that

were important to him to the alter. They included his baptismal gown, a family photograph of his grown up children and wife Lesley, his guitar, his surfboard, the SRFARI number plates from the Kombi he was in the process of restoring, a bottle of red wine and a cook book, and a zebra, representing his work – which recently took him to Angola to build

a sawmill. Nick was a qualified surveyor. One of his greatest passions was surfing, something he enjoyed with his children. Family members and friends also performed another of Nick’s songs, the Garden. The song was written by Nick for the 40th wedding anniversary of his parents, Ken and Marie. Nick also sang this song at the wedding of

his daughter Kyahn and Scott in October 2009. Eulogies were read by Nick’s brothers Terry and Roger Timms, Nick’s brother-in-law Matthew Kelly, and Nick’s children Kyahn, Joel, Jared, Jordan and Ryan. In line with Nick’s love of the ocean and surfing, he made his final journey to Geelong Crematorium via 13th Beach in a kombi.

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Mystery photo reveals wartime tragedy - and a happy ever after

Jean and Louis Whimpey look over Geoffrey’s documents.

LOUIS Whimpey has stockpiled his family history into a set of photo albums and plastic folders. Pages of photos, letters and newspaper clippings put together to preserve the history of the Whimpey family. His brother Geoffrey has his own folder dedicated to the many achievements he collected in his short life. The avid writer, there are newspaper clippings of short stories submitted to local newspapers as a child. Alongside is the letter addressed to Mr and Mrs Whimpey on July 6 1944, informing them of their son’s death. The 24-year-old was a Sergeant and rear gunner for the Royal Australian Airforce who fought in the Second World War. He was conscripted into the army in 1942 and trained out of the Queenscliff Fort. Whilst there, he met Jean Diprose, an army nurse whom he proposed to not long before transferring to the RAAF and leaving for England. Based in England, Geoffrey was hailed a hero in May 1944 and awarded the British Empire Medal. After a flight mission, Geoffrey and his crew from the 463 Squadron were coming back to base when at 300ft the plane’s engine failed. They crashed, however the turret containing Geoffrey was thrown from the wreck and he escaped uninjured. Younger brother Louis said that he immediately went back to the burning craft and attempted to save the others before the tank exploded and

the medical team pulled him back. “He was thrown some distance from the burning craft, but he then went back and did a lot of valuable rescue work,” the 86 year old says holding the medal. On July 4 1944, his plane went missing on it’s first mission to Germany. It was later discovered the plane went down at Ellecourt, France, killing everyone on board. The crew including Geoffrey were buried in the French town while the Whimpey family and his Jean, waiting back in the Melbourne suburb of Heidelburg, were informed of his death. The family were clearly distressed at the news however Louis said as Christians, they used their faith to help through their grieving. “I don’t ever remember really having a heartbreaking grief over Geoff,” he said. “It’s a bit of an excitement more than anything really, it’s very sad, but in wartime things happen. “I had quite a number of our mates in the Heidelburg area who were lost in the airforce and the army.” Not only did the RAAF send Geoffrey’s personal effects home to his family, but they included a piece of the plane that he was killed in. “Over the years I’ve amassed quite a bit of stuff about the other members of the crew and so on,” said Louis.

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Grove researcher helps pull story together An Ocean Grove man has revealed the mystery behind our long lost photo. An avid world wars researcher, Martin Williams knew exactly where to look to get us the full story behind the photo printed in the Voice (June 16-29 2010) Using online databases and clues from the writing on the back, Martin was able to find out that the young man in the photo is Geoffrey Roy Whimpey. As a WWII Royal Australian Air Force Flight Sergeant, Geoffrey was tragically shot down over France on July 4 1944 aged only 24. The Air Gunner was originally from Brunswick but enlisted in Heidelberg on November 19 1942.

This includes pictures of Geoff ’s grave that friends have taken whilst visiting France giving his family the chance to view his burial site. Geoff wrote regularly to his family and Jean and had an obvious sense of foreboding as his first mission over Germany approached. He wrote a poignant letter home which Louis has tucked away as a personal momento. “It’s a beautiful letter, that was the last letter that we received from him,” he said. “He wrote prodigiously, I’ve got about ten folders like that with all his original letters.” Louis and Jean stayed in touch after the War ended and eventually found love for each other, a common occurrence in times of war. The couple were married in 1950 “So you got to know all the Whimpeys,” jokes Louis. The Whimpeys became dedicated cottage parents at homes for disadvantaged kids throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria. They gave birth to a daughter Denise and fostered two boys, Ron and Peter who became part of their family. The two are battling ill health at the moment, however they are set to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary later in the year, a great achievement in this day and age. Although a terrible event bought them together, they both are able to see the good that has come from it. “Death is only a passing phase and everyone goes through it,” said Louis staring at the photo of his brother.

Martin has abundant experience in using manual and newer digital archives to investigate the lives of Australian Defense Force personnel. “I have been doing research into the wartime service of family members, lots of individuals, exservicemen that I knew as a child, all of my father's mates from his Battalion in New Guinea and for friends who have been curious,” Martin said. ‘Edith’, the woman who the card was sent to, is suspected to be Edith Hardingham, a friend of the Whimpey family also from Heidelberg who is now deceased. However the question still remains, how did the photo end up in a bag of cards at a garage sale in Barwon Heads?

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Against dog beach ban Dear Editor People might think that Hooded Plover protection is synonymous with supporting bans of dogs on beaches. But there are plenty of reasons why a ban of dogs between 3W and 4W on Pt Lonsdale back beach won’t help the birds. Impacts of dogs Yes, Hooded Plovers are a highly threatened bird and yes, they are very reactive to dogs because they view them as a potential predator of their eggs and chicks. Now the interesting thing here is that Hooded Plovers react differently to a leashed and an unleashed dog. We’re not entirely sure why, perhaps because a leashed dog moves in line with its owner in a predictable way and usually along the water’s edge; while an unleashed dog can be ahead of its owner, can run in different directions and sometimes come and collect sticks from the upper beach (a stick that might actually be framing a nest!) or even chase the birds. Hooded Plovers would be careless parents if they didn’t worry about an off-leash dog: they are small, inconspicuous birds with their eggs laid on the sand and their tiny chicks run about the beach trying to feed themselves and are unable to fly for a whole 5 weeks. Raising young is a frantic time for these birds. The survival of their eggs or chicks comes down to a very fine balance of having enough time to keep those eggs at the right temperature and for their chicks to get enough feeding time. Why a ban won’t work Current regulations at this beach are appropriate for protecting the birds (time restriction during summer and leash only access). There are a few issues with non-compliance with leashing on the back beach but a year-round ban isn’t the solution. Firstly, the winter months are not

an issue for the birds. Secondly, banning dogs at this site will have consequences for the birds that use the beach west of 4W and at Collendina, potentially sending more dog walkers in this direction and increasing impacts here. Thirdly, the community haven’t been given the chance to make informed decisions as this is the first step that Council have taken towards Hooded Plover protection. Lastly, the impacts to the birds at this particular site are largely to do with stationary beach users sitting in front of the fenced nesting area and keeping the birds off the nest – singling out dog owners is not going to effectively improve the situation for the birds. Coexistence is possible Birds Australia runs a project with hundreds of volunteers along the coast helping look out for these birds. Last season, Collendina was one of those sites where 2 chicks survived. This was a site where hope was slim because of the large number of off-leash dogs – but after a week of talking to dog owners and conveying how rare it is to 1) have chicks on the beach and 2) have them survive, the dog owners (along with other beach users) were terrific and leashed their dog and walked past the area along the water’s edge. Local dog owners are showing that they are willing to make changes and it doesn’t seem fair as a first step to conservation of the birds to ban access of one group to the beach. There have to be attempts to educate beach users and to then judge whether people are doing the right thing. Birds Australia want the community to be proud of having Hooded Plovers on their local beach, not to resent them. Grainne Maguire Birds Australia (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union)

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OCEAN Grove’s Ian Whitelock reading 'The Voice' at lunchtime at a huge ancient Baobab tree in the Kimberley wilderness, in mid June.

Grovers fly north for winter THE annual mass exodus of Ocean Grove has begun with many residents leaving Victoria for the winter, writes Carly Helweg. Many retirees pack up the caravans and head off to warmer climates up north, either heading to the red centre, northern Queensland or northern Western Australia. The rest of us who don’t have the luxury of disappearing for three or four months of the year

are going to the local travel agents to book holidays somewhere tropical. Manager of Ocean Grove Jetset John Przastek said that they were busy, however it is usual for this time of year. “There are people coming in saying it’s too cold and I want to go away,” John said. He said that warmer places like Queensland, Thailand and Fiji are all attracting enquiries from locals, however popular

places like the United Kingdom are still booking. “Warmer spots are popular for the next couple of months, but people tend not to go to warmer spots when it’s warm here.” Lynette Williams from Ocean Grove Travel agreed with the amount of people booking trips out of Ocean Grove. “Bali, Thailand, you can really name anywhere in the world at the moment,” she said.

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ED and Win Corless got quite a surprise when one after another of their extended family wandered into the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club’s annual changeover dinner at the Dunes last week. After all, they hadn’t been invited!

But that surprise paled into insignificance when the reason they had come soon became clear – both were awarded life memberships of Lions International after more than 40 years of exceptional service. It is exceptionally rare for a couple to be so honoured on the same night. In this case, said outgoing president John Brady, it was particularly appropriate. “They are a terrific team and have been working together for Lions for many years. They’re inseparable and both are highly deserving of this great honor. “We believe they are the first couple in Australia to ever have been honoured with life memberships of Lions International.” The certificates were presented by Lions District Governor John Greenwood.

Win and Ed Corless at their home in Wallington.

THE number plate on their car – EDNWIN – probably says it all. Ed and Win Corless have been married for almost 51 years, indeed spent their honeymoon in Ed’s parents holiday house at Ocean Grove after coming down from Melbourne by train and bus. They will have been married for 51 years in August. Ed, now 72, was sent to Tasmania by the National Bank in 1959 and spent nine years there, firstly with the bank then in a couple of mixed businesses they bought in New Norfolk. They returned to Ocean Grove. Ed initially worked with AGC Finance before taking over a rundown hardware store where Home Hardware is currently. He still remembers his first day’s business– and the only sale he made – five pounds four shillings for two boxes of nails. Win also had a cake shop on the current Coles site. It was tough going in the early days but

gradually success followed and they expanded into buying bottle shops and property. Ed and local real estate agent Eric Jones became good friends and both were convinced Ocean Grove had a rosy future. After a chat to the then Geelong Regional Commission, which predicted that Ocean Grove would grow to the north, Ed ventured into land acquisition and development, buying firstly an 80-acre parcel of farmland which we now know part of as the Safeway shopping centre. Over the years other land purchases followed, firstly 70 acres, then 170, 215, and now the family owns almost 500 acres, from Grubb Rd to Banks Rd, much of which is being share farmed and cropped before being progressively developed into new communities, including planning for a major shopping centre opposite the Ocean Grove nature reserve. One of the Corlesses’ early


buys, a lot on the corner of Bellarine Highway and Grubb Rd, was developed into an open range wildlife park and deer farm. Part of that was later developed into the unique Moorfield Park estate, opposite Van Loons Nursery, as well as Wallington Rural Hardware which is also one of the family businesses. The Corlesses have three daughters, Joanne, Christine and Sharon and a son Jason and 11 grandchildren. Joanne and Jason both live at Moorfield Park. Jason manages most of the family business now although Ed still has significant input. Ed’s community service work began as an Apexian in Tasmania. On his return to Ocean Grove, he instigated the formation of an Apex Club here before moving on to Lions at the Apexian’s compulsory retirement age of 40. In the years since both Ed and Win have been club president (Ed three times) and

chaired many projects, winning prestigious awards along the way. Currently they are the driving force behind the club’s Foodbank project (which packages food parcels for welfare organisations) and a retirement living project. Ed believes the secret of his business success is to “believe in yourself and what you can make of the opportunities presented to you.” “Not everything we’ve done has worked but most have,” he says. “I realised early on I had limited skills so I had to work harder. And you have to give something back to the community which was so good to you.” Ed and Win’s community service and philanthropy is not reserved to Lions. Ed is backing the formation of a Men’s Shed in Ocean Grove and has been involved in many neighbourhood centre projects over the years.












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Primary colours on show WATCH out Picasso and move over Monet, Ocean Grove Primary School artists are in town, writes Carly Helweg. A group of grade six students had their artwork displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria on Sunday as part of the Primary Art and Literacy Pilot Project. The only rural school to take part, Ocean Grove PS chose 20 students to travel to NGV in Melbourne to view famous landscape artists works and

gather inspiration. The budding artists then had to photograph their favourite place, paint the scene onto canvas and write a text to accompany it explaining their work. The places represented ranged from local beaches, to forests and jungles as well as the view from one student’s backyard. Art teacher Robyn Jones said that a lot of the time numeracy and literacy can take the forefront but this program is putting art

back in the spotlight. “The arts really need a push along,” she said. After helping the students one on one with their works during term two, Robyn said they were thrilled to see their works on display. “The kids get so much out of it, the parents love it and it’s such a great experience,” she said. Eleven-year-old Bella Peterson was excited to take a group of her family members up to

Melbourne to view the colourful painting of her backyard. “I wanted to paint it because it was of a sunset I saw from my backyard,” she said. Robyn became involved in the project two years ago when the gallery asked for expressions of interest in a student art program. “It was so successful last year that we just want more kids involved,” Robyn said. “The kids love it and the quality of their work is fantastic.”

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ONLY a 15 minute drive from Ocean Grove, Drysdale contains a wealth of history of the Bellarine Peninsula. A historically significant area of the Bellarine, Drysdale has developed into an arts and culture hub drawing new residents both young and old as well as those just passing through on the tourist trail. The old style town was established in the 1850s and though originally named McLeods Waterholes, was eventually named after it’s original resident, Anne Drysdale. Her property, ‘Coriyule’ overlooks the current

town and it’s original 1849 stone homestead is the oldest residence on the Bellarine Peninsula. Quality mechanical repairs The Waterholes are located at the back of the Proprietor: J. Pamplin argued heart of the town, the Recreation Reserve. The reserve is the home of Drysdale’s Football Tuning - Servicing - LPG Conversion team, the Hawks and hosts the peninsula’s finals EFI - Tyres - Batteries - RWC New Car Log Book Service round of Football and Netball every year. Walking through the town it’s easy to spot the 3 Mortimer Street, Drysdale efforts that groups like the Bellarine Historical 5253 1644 Society has put into preserving Drysdale and it’s historical significance. Society member, Susie Zada explained how the town was once the administrative centre for the Bellarine Shire. “Anyone needing to do business with the local Government had to go to Drysdale,” she said. The Courthouse on High Street that is Clearwater Drive, Clifton Springs | Ph:5251 3391 now home to the Historical Society once hosted the local Shire as well the Court (For the information of members, guests and visitors) of Petty Sessions which dealt with small matters such as monies owing or licensing. The courthouse as well as many other buildings in the town including several s y a w ch Fair o Shop churches and the bank have all been u o C d r n maintained to give Drysdale it’s original s Lege ocked P 18 Hole nals & fully st available feel. orage ofessio “There are a lot of them, a lot of homes, Golf Pr rised buggy st 18 holes r fo a lot of buildings that are involved in Moto ly $25 88 4 1 the Bellarine Heritage Study,” Susie said Pay on 3 ip h 5 rs e gs 52 ing Memb lf referring to the study aimed at conserving o Bookin G 1 k 1 e 0 e 2 June Midw culturally significant places and the heritage 2010 - 30th ly u J t ip s h 1 rs 5 e Golfing Me b 49 of the Bellarine Peninsula. $ m e and m mberships 1 9 “The shops across the road from the 3 For golfing 3 7 day Golfin 1 5 e 52 g Members Courthouse, the old library, even they are uiries phon $660 - 1st J q n h e ip uly 2010 - 3 original buildings,” she said. 0th June 20 11 Another preserved piece of Drysdale history that greets people as they enter the town from the Portarlington Highway is the Bellarine Peninsula train station. The station was opened in 1879 to feed people to the administrative centre of the area as Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week well as ferry people and cargo to and from the Queenscliff Fort during the two World Dining Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 2:00pm Wars. Dinner 5:30 - 8:00pm Although the rail line closed in 1976, it has Clubhouse/Bistro facilities available everyday been cared for by volunteers and now is the


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towns major tourist attraction taking passengers on vintage steam trains to and from Queenscliff. There is no greater honour than having a street named after your family in your home town and 73 year old Bernard Filbay is a descendant of one of the original families that settled in Drysdale. The Filbays arrived from England in 1864 and settled on a farm in Drysdale that is now divided by Filbay Street. Bernard has lived in the town his whole life, worked in Geelong and has been involved in local groups including the CFA, Rotary and has been on the board of the Community Health Centre over the years. “In those days you were more connected with the town, you knew everyone in all the towns,” he said. “You wanted to help out the clubs that helped you along the way.” Drysdale was once home to a Saturday Night picture theatre and other ways for the youth of the town to keep occupied out of school. However Bernard believes Drysdale’s kids are now missing out. “Nowadays there doesn’t seem to be anything for them to do that’s constructive,” he said. “In our days we’d go to Balls at the local Catholic Church and you wouldn’t dare go out for a drink because we only had one policeman and he would give you a swift kick.” Bernard has witnessed the changes of Drysdale over the last 70 years but has never considered leaving, even when working up in Melbourne, he would still return home every weekend. “You can’t keep me away from the place.” If it was once the administrative centre but some could argue that Drysdale is now the arts hub of the Peninsula. The Potato Shed opened in March 2001 as a performance, rehearsal and meeting space for the entire region. The arts centre is located behind Bellarine Secondary College and Saint Ignatius and is growing more and more each year as a host of local, national and international talent. With the Potato shed, the growth of the local high schools and the imminent opening of Headspace youth centre next to the Potato Shed, Drysdale is on it’s way to becoming the centre of the peninsula once again.


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Rugged up and ready to revegetate FRIENDS of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve set about the satisfying task of replanting 50 Bellarine Yellow Gums on Saturday morning. The plants which will hopefully grow into trees, were rehomed in areas where Parks Victoria has recently cleared using a forest mower and assisted in a burn off. Previous attempts to establish indigenous gums have been less successful over recent drought-ridden years but there are hopes that the latest

rains will give the sapplings a chance to spread their roots and take hold before the drier months. Other pest problems hindering the trees are rabbits and the occasional possum (apparently they prefer the more urban areas). Parks Victoria has recently undertaken some rabbit management measures. Ocean Grove Nature Reserve is a rectangular, 1.43 km2 nature reserve off Grubb Road. It is open to the public and includes a visitor centre.

In tune with life’s rituals - five years on IN May 2005 the Voice reported on the start of a new venture in Ocean Grove, based on offering a ‘one-stop-shop for life rituals’. The partnership between former Baptist minister Philip Christian and undertaker Richard Grimmett was unique in the town and included constructing the town’s first fully equipped mortuary. Bellarine Memories officiated its first funeral in April 2005. Dr Mike Birrell officially opened their premises on the corner of Grubb Road and Sinclair Street on Sept 1, 2005. At the time the team said they wanted to connect and work with the community. The team has wholly embedded themselves in the life of the town. They are a foundation sponsor of Bellarine Police Community Support Register and provide ongoing support to the RSL for ANZAC and Remembrance Day Services and other community organisations. They have now officiated on 400 funerals - in churches, clubs, parks and at the beach as well as 80 weddings and various anniversaries and celebrations. “HOW far have we come in 5 years? Recently, we entered a very quiet period and this, as always, causes us to reflect on who we are, where we’ve come from, even where we’d like to be in another five years. We regularly encounter a view of us, even by others in business, that we hopefully do not have much work to do – a sign that our community isn’t suffering overly much. And,

apologies to the dry cleaners, but if they don’t like us to be busy, who amongst us really enjoys having to get them to clean our garments? Or the mechanics and panel-beaters, fixing up our broken down motor vehicles? Well, this isn’t new, and when we set-up, we were addressing those many times we’d heard people say, “I hope we don’t see you again

Pictured left: Richard Grimmett and Philip Christian.

for a long time!” So we came with the name bellarine memories, and the by-line, “for life’s significant occasions,” because all rituals can be more meaningful when done creatively and well. There have been the business anniversaries, 21st and 100th birthday celebrations, namings, graduations and retirement parties, as well as the weddings and renewal

of vows, the funerals and scattering of ashes. Events have been filmed, posted on the web, skyped across the world. The events, ceremonies and celebrations have been as diverse as the people we have met and been privileged to know. Their culture, background, heritage, customs and beliefs have been the source for designing the process and enriching

the outcome. Changing societies, evolving behaviours, and new technologies influence the ways we function and exist; so we all do well to reflect on how to encounter and appropriate change. So, where will we be in five years? We can only guess. Philip Christian and Richard Grimmett, Bellarine Memories.

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OCEAN Grovers were among a team of dedicated volunteers who have been helping to update Queenscliff Maritime Museum’s database of artefacts. The Museum’s inventory or catalogue has been computerised for some years and a big effort has been made over the last twelve months to upgrade this side of the Museum’s operations with assistance from its volunteers including five additional Heritagecare volunteers. The Heritagecare volunteers were recruited from the community through a partnership between the Museum, Conservation Volunteers Australia and Heritage Victoria. Unfortunately though funding has recently finished for the project, many of the volunteers have said they will continue to be involved at the museum.

In June an informal closing celebration was held for the project with morning tea and a certificate presentation. The work will help Queenscliff Maritime Museum which is working towards accreditation under the Museums Accreditation Program (MAP) by 2011. The assessors will look for an accurate list of its heritage collection (i.e. historic photographs, navigation charts, ships’ bells, models, artifacts and shipwreck material): these items tell of the maritime heritage of Queenscliff and Southern Port Phillip and its maritime services such as the pilot service, the lighthouses, the rescue service, and navigation. All items on display and in store are now accurately recorded in terms of identity, number and location.

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Local Vicki Wills is organising a reunion of Girl Guides in Ocean Grove on July 24 and 25. Pictured above, Ocean Grove had a strong Guide group until it was forced to fold last year.

Guides plan reunion EX-Girl Guides are attempting to reunite in Ocean Grove. Girl Guides International is celebrating their centenary and local Vicki Wills is organising a weekend for past members to reconnect and reminisce about their experiences over the years. “Past members, leaders and commissioners of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads Brownies, Guides, Rangers and supporters are all welcome to meet old friends and share memories of Guiding in the District,” she said.

The reunion will be held at the Mirrabooka Brownie Cottage, located behind Kingston Park on Shell Road July 24 and 25. Sunday is the day everyone is invited to share photos, slide shows and memorabilia and catch up with some long lost friends.

Local Girl Guide groups started up about 80 years ago but unfortunately the numbers have dwindled in recent years with the Ocean Grove group folding in 2009. Vicki is now the only remaining leader in the region running joint Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads meetings out of the Uniting Church in Hitchcock Avenue. She said she has been involved with the Girl Guides for over 50 years, first as a member and then as a leader.

“There was nothing for young girls to do out of school hours so many joined Guides,” she said. Vicki is hoping women will get in touch and bring their own photos and memories of their time with Girl Guides. “It’s especially hard to find women because a lot have changed their names,” said Vicki. For more information or to express interest in the reunion, contact Vicki Wills on 0438 554 251 or email bhoggg@hotmail. com.

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to create the horror. And that is what Bryan and Ubaldino find so exciting. The story in brief: Aurthur Kipps, a London lawyer, hires an actor to help him bring to life an event from his youth that traumatized him deeply. It is Kipp’s hope that the telling of his story to family and friends will exorcise the experience from his mind and rid him of persistent nightmares. They rehearse in an old Victorian theatre and between them they bring to life Kipp’s traumatic tale of a mysterious house in an isolated part of England and the tragic deaths that occurred in the nearby marsh many years ago and the horrific aftermath for Kipps. You can see The Woman in Black at the Woodbin Theatre Coronation Street, West Geelong from June 25th to July 10th. For tickets, call GPAC 5255 1200.

White stuff at celtic night IRISHMAN Andy White has worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Tim Finn, been the A of ALT, won awards and critical acclaim for his albums, and toured the world with his acoustic guitar. In July he will play at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop as part of a Celtic music night. The singer/songwriter is best known to American audiences as one-third of ALT, along with the Hothouse Flowers' Liam O'Maonlai and ex-Split Enz leader Tim Finn. However, White has been recording since 1986, even if his albums just began to find American release in the mid-'90s. His debut, Rave On, was a political protest album in the vein of Bob Dylan, addressing problems in Ireland and his native Belfast.

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Member Fee: $2.00 per week x 10 sessions Non Member: $3.50 per week x 10 sessions Chess Group Tuesday 7pm from 13th July Member Fee: $2.00 per session 10x2 hours Non Member: $3.50 per session 10x2 hours Tutor: Malcolm Hughes Term 3 German Monday 9am from 12th July Member Fee: $150.00 10x1 ½ hour sessions Non Member: $160.00 10x 1 ½ hours Tutor: Louise Stanley Term 3 French Monday 10.30am from 12th July Member Fee: $150.00 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $160.00 10x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Term 3 Italian Monday 12 noon from 12th July Member Fee: $150.00 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $160.00 10x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Advanced/ Cultural Italian Monday 1.30pm from 12th July Member Fee: $150.00 10x 1½ hour sessions Non Member: $160.00 10x 1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Advanced Italian Monday 3pm from 12th July Member Fee: $150.00 10x 1½ hour sessions Non Member: $160.00 10x 1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley

Cooking Classes Healthy Chinese Cooking Monday 6.30pm 13th September Member Fee: $30.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Healthy Asian Noodles Monday 6.30pm 23rd August Member Fee: $30.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Japanese Cooking Thursday 6.30pm 9th August Member Fee: $30.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Cooking With Ella Thursday 6.30pm on 22nd July and/ or Thursday 6.30pm on 5th August and/ or Thursday 6.30pm on 19th August and/ or Thursday 6.30pm on 2nd September and/ or Thursday 6.30pm on 16th September Member Fee: $55.00 1x2 hour sessions Non Member: $65.00 1x2 hour sessions Tutor: Chef Ella Easy Indonesian Cooking Friday 12.30pm on 30th July and/or Friday 12.30pm on 13th August and / or Friday 12.30pm on 27th August and/ or Friday 12.30pm on 10th September Member Fee: $30 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40 1x2 hour session Tutor: Jeti Oberbauer

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Grove on our new PM Julia Will Julia Gillard make a better Prime Minister than Kevin Rudd? Student reporter Sarah Pietrapertosa went out onto the streets of Ocean Grove to find out what locals thought.

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Georgia Duffy of Ocean Grove said: “Disappointed to see him go, but she’d make a fantastic Prime Minister.”

John Lawler of Mount Gambier said: “Don’t care about politics much; what we say usually doesn’t matter.”

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Creative mind


BACON & EGGS at THE OLIVE PIT Free Range Istra Bacon Clarew Free Range Eggs LaMadre Unbleached Flour Ciabatta

Meet the creator of all the delightful food and produce at the Elkhorn Roadhouse, head chef, Nathan Veach. Nathan has been cooking for what feels like his whole life, with his earliest memories of learning to cook alongside his mother and aunt in a family catering business back in the USA. From the age of sixteen Nathan has worked in several cafes and restaurants expanding his knowledge in different styles of food. Nathan moved to Australia with his wife Kate in 2005, where he pursued his passion for cooking, undertaking an apprenticeship at the Gordon TAFE. Before his head chef role at the

Roadhouse Nathan worked at Bellarine Estate, Barwon Edge Boathouse, Truffleduck Catering, and the Bean Pod Cafe. Nathan said, “I enjoy simple cooking with the emphasis on the quality of the ingredients.” His passion for supporting local suppliers and producers is reflected in his seasonal menus. Nathan especially enjoys the availability of the fresh seafood on the Bellarine being at his finger tips. Whilst he loves learning about new and different styles of food and cooking techniques, Nathan cooks classic dishes combined with inspirations from his childhood in Middle America. “The most important thing is a satisfied customer

who will come back again and again.” Nathan has just become an Australian citizen and is looking forward to his parents migrating to Australia later this year. He is happiest around a table of friends and family sharing a meal prepared with the best ingredients and cooked from the heart. Regulars and visitors alike are enjoying the new winter menu in the warmth of the enclosed heated deck. Nathan and all the staff at Elk Horn are very excited to be hosting their first Sunday Roast Day, on July 4th.

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music/live events

what’s ON

• Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Saturday July 3: Celtic Night with Ireland’s Andy White, local Jill Meehan and a jam session for local Celtic musos. 8-11pm $10 - Saturday July 10: Jazz with Maddy Hay on vocals and glockenspiel, Jonathan Zion double bass, Steve Paix piano and Barnaby Gold on drums. 8-11pm $10 • Bar Deli – Saturday July 10: Kevin Pastiche, live music from 6.30pm. • Barwon Heads Hotel - Thursdays 9pm: Live acoustic music with Lucas William in the Bakbar - Fridays 9.30pm: House DJ in the Bakbar. • Grind Burger – Fridays 8-10pm: DJ Isaac Fryar (Likes of You/Future Entertainment) – Saturdays 8-10pm: DJ TVB: Deep House and Lounge mixes. • Ocean Grove Hotel – Saturdays: Live music from 6pm. • Bar Deli – Mondays 6:30pm: Open Mic night, combined with $12 Curry Night - Fridays 6.30pm: Live music with “That’s Reggae” supported by Bree-Arne Chamley Saturdays 6:30pm: Live music with “Ian Z” and his tribute to various artists including Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen and Jim Croce etc.


• Oakdene –Monday Masterclass with Marty: sit down dinner with matching wines, Master Chef apron, hat and

secrets to fine food and wine. Bookings necessary 5255 1255 – Winter Wine dinners. • Leura Park Estate- Sensational wines and food available. Live music every Sunday from 12:30pm. 1400 Portarlington Rd, Drysdale. Phone 5253 3180 • McGlashans Wallington Estate- New release wines, gourmet platters and classic car display all weekend. 225 Swan Bay Rd, Wallington. Call 5250 5760 • Elkhorn Roadhouse- Come join us for our first ever Sunday Roast feast! Sunday July 4 12:30pm, bookings necessary. 420A Wallington rd, Wallington. Phone 5250 6056

get active

• Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance – Tuesdays 7:4510pm. Marcus Hill Hall, crn Banks rd and Bellarine Hwy. Contact K South 5251 3393 • Line Dancing- Wednesdays 1-3pm and Mondays 7pm – 8.30 pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Contact Elaine 0413 690 597 • Body Torque bike riding and coffee club- ride 30km every Wednesday from 9:30. Meet at Body Torque on Grubb Rd opposite the Car Wash. Phone 52562431 • Karen Casey casual adult jazz dance classes. Wednesday nights 8pm Barwon Heads Hall $8. Call Karen 0417 573 708

• Bellarine Bootscooters - Springdale Community Centre Drysdale. Held every Wednesday 10:15am - 12:15 pm during the school term. Dances to country music only. Elaine 0413690597


• Check out the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre timetable for a range of fun and informative classes from cooking to computers to CPR. Phone 52554294

family fun

• Sticky ‘Little’ Fingers Kids Cooking Classes for children 8-12 years. Four Saturday mornings from July 17 until August 7 at Surfside Primary School. For bookings and enquiries call Lauren 0400307040 • Learn to ride at Koombahla Park. Three hour classes are held every Saturday and Sunday of the school term. Learn to groom, saddle and ride your horse. For ages 6-16 years $35. Phone 52551020

To have your event included in ‘What’s on’ phone: 5255 3223 or email:


Show goes on for Dutch DUTCH TILDERS, Godfather of Australasian Blues, will be performing at The Ocean Grove Hotel on Friday July 2 from 7pm. A national treasure who has been performing his authentic blues style for more than 50 years, Dutch will be headlining alongside local bands, The Riptide Rhythm 4, Wag The Dog as well as Guthrie Pastiche, so it’s sure to be a night of non-stop entertainment. Dutch is determined to honour the booking, even though he was recently diagnosed with cancer. He is undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy and is doing well; he says he will not cancel any gigs and will continue to perform. Following the recent Ocean Grove Live Music Festival, five acts will be chosen to attend a music workshop conducted by Dutch himself on Saturday July 3.

Clubs meet






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Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 7.30pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Enquiries - Marg Wylie 5256 2550 Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7pm-9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Ph.52551641.

Jujitsu, 6.30pm: Juniors; 7.30pm Adults, Surfside Centre, Steve Cosgrave 0405 022084

First Monday of every month

Third Wednesday of every month

Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm: Bellarine Secondary College. Contact Tony on 0409 545929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 1.30pm at St Peter’s Ch Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. Ocean Grove Ladies Probus, 10am: Ocean Grove Golf Club. Thelma Evans on 5255 1806.

Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL. 2.30pm at Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club. 1.30pm: Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston St. Enquiries, pls contact June McLellan on 5255 1399

Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am to 12..30pm: Surfside Centre, inquiries to Pat Virtue on 5256 2155. Friendship is our theme.

Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club,10am-12 noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine T.O.W.N, 6pm: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade. Contact Glenda 5255 5463. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm at Ocean Grove Hotel.

First Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Men’s Probus. 10am-12noon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers., make friends. Visitors welcome For details please contact Geoff on 5255 4355.

First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road.

Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove branch of the Liberal Party. St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper Street. Contact Ben on 0420 374 032.

Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm: Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Ave. For details contact Pam on 5255 5152 Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Ch Hall.

Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club. 7.30pm: Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Contact: Jason Bowers 0418 737 808

Last Wednesday of every month Cancer Support Group, 10am, Community Health Centre.

Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Stamp Club, 10am: Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. For more details contact Dianne on 5255 1372.

Thursdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12noon at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996.

First Thursday of every month Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, visitors welcome. Enquiries Faye 5255 4430.

Fridays Uniting Church Outreach Coffee Morning, 10.30am, Hibiscus Cafe.

Fourth Friday of every month Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, the Surfside Centre. Meet new friends, visitors welcome. Call 5256 2037

Saturdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 3pm-5pm at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine and Geelong Social Group, for partnered or single people of working age. Dining out, coffee, movies, pub/trivia/band nights & more.

Ocean Grove Voice, June 30-July 13, 2010 - Page 19

community news

Lions handover celebrates successes

John Greenwood (Past District Governor) Brenda Walter (incoming) John Brady (outgoing) and the new committee.

OCEAN Grove Barwon Heads Lions celebrated a busy year during their annual handover dinner at the Dunes Restaurant recently. Outgoing president John Brady outlined some of the many projects Lions have been involved in and thanked members and in particular board members Don Smith and Ian Walter for their efforts. Among the ongoing or completed projects were the annual school scholarship awards, Christmas lunch for Barwon Heads Senior Citizens, Christmas hampers through their Food Bank partners, carnival on the

Barwon Heads foreshore, kite flying on Australia Day, the purchase and installation of Carealert alarms and the support of RSL services and Red Cross fundraisers. New president Brenda Walter said she would concentrate some of her efforts on continuing the Retired Living Project, start a book on the history of the club, create better communication between the club and the community, welfare issues and launch a 12-25 junior Leo club. A highlight of the handover dinner was the presentation of Life Membership of Lions International to Win and Ed

Corless. The couple joined Lions in 1977, took a break and then returned in the 1990s. Since then Win has held the presidency and secretary positions while Ed has been president on three occasions. Win was previously awarded the James Richardson Fellowship and Ed is a Melvin Jones Fellow. For many years the Corless family provided a free community bus service,while the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Bank is extremely successful because of their input. They are also the driving force in the Retired Living Project.

Left: incoming president Brenda Walter with outgoing president John Brady.

John Greenwood (Past District Governor) presents Ed and Win Corless with Life Memberships.

My name is James Brooks and I would like to introduce myself as the Managing Pharmacist in the newly opened Ocean Plaza Pharmacy. I have recently relocated from Melbourne and am excited about having the opportunity to provide the people of Ocean Grove with excellent advice and a range of pharmacy services. I have a knowledgeable, friendly support team with me, Heidi and Dee, and we are looking forward to providing all of our customers with quality healthcare and friendly advice. We will be introducing many new and innovative healthcare services. Please visit our bright new pharmacy, where we have a quality range of Mother & Child health care products, complimentary medicines, vitamins and skincare products, including our very own Green Zone range, which includes a large selection of pure and natural products. Ocean Plaza Pharmacy is also dedicated to providing you and your family with a variety of health services, including: Weight Management, Health Screening Services, Diabetes Management and Anti -Smoke solutions. We look forward to providing you with a personal consultation on your health needs, at the Ocean Plaza Pharmacy.

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A surfer turns to watch the giant of the sea cruising by.

The visitors could be seen clearly from Ocean Grove Main Beach, just beyond the breaking waves.

Main Beach Southern Right visitors THIS week there has been a female Southern Right Whale at Ocean Grove Beach, with a calf or baby whale. They have been seen just outside the wave line, swimming in quite shallow water. They have been rolling in the water and showing their pectoral (side) fins, and their tail fins have been very obvious. Southern Right Whales are Baleen Whales, in that they have 'Baleen' plates for filtering food from water, rather than having teeth. Also obvious are the growths called callosities on the top of their head, which are distinctive to Southern Right Whales.

It is thought that the callosities serve the function of reducing the surface area that can be inhabited by parasites (whale lice). Callosities are arranged differently in each whale, which makes identification of individual whales possible for researchers. The head of the Southern Right Whale takes up a quarter of the total length of the whale's body. They do not have a dorsal or back fin. The body colour is usually blue-black, and often there are white markings on the lower body. They have two blowholes on their back. The Southern Right Whale adult female grows to a huge 18.5 metres

in length and weighs approximately 130 tonnes. Amazingly for such a huge creature, the Southern Right Whale lives on a diet of plankton or drifting ocean organisms, including animals, plants, or bacteria. Though many plankton species are microscopic in size,plankton includes organisms covering a wide range of sizes, including large organisms such as jellyfish which they inhale through their Baleen plates. You would think a creature weighing 130 tonnes would need a good feed of McDonalds every day to maintain their weight! The Southern Right Whale spends

summer in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, and heads north during the winter months to the coasts of Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and South Africa. The females (cows) give birth during the winter months near the surf line in sheltered bays. They calve on average once every three years. Newborn animals are between four to six metres long. Imagine giving birth to a creature of that size- phew! The Southern Right Whale is listed as an endangered species, with about 10,000 whales estimated world-wide. They were hunted unmercifully in the 19th century for their whale oil,

with up to 100,000 killed. The battle over whale hunting will be in full bloom this week, as the International Whaling Commission holds a week long meeting in Morocco's Atlantic Ocean resort of Agadir.The focus of the meeting will be the 25-year ban on commercial whaling, as it tries to answer the questions of: should the ban be eased to allow countries to hunt whales on a quota? Or should the ban remain? We will know the decision soon enough, and lets hope these beautiful, gentle creatures are cared for. Enjoy whale watching in the Grove! By Jennifer Carr

We conserve, present and enhance the natural & developed coastal environs for the enjoyment and use of all


Barwon Coast your local coastal foreshore manager has the responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Camping area. Ocean Grove Beach – Award Winner again At the recent Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria – Clean Beaches Award night – your Ocean Grove beach won the Friendliest Beach in Victoria category. Our nomination for the Awards focussed on the Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) use of the all abilities ramp that enables the aquatic wheelchairs to gain beach access for their events. The all abilities ramp was fully funded by Barwon Coast during the construction of the new seawall and promenade at the Ocean Grove Main Beach that was completed pre Christmas 2009. DSA have conducted several training days and held surf events at the beach the most recent being in early March 2010 when over 200 volunteers and participants flocked to the beach and special guests included the State Premier Mr John Brumby who announced the donation of two additional aquatic wheel chairs. Centre Toilet Block, Ocean Grove Barwon Coast has commenced its largest ever self funded project with the redevelopment of the Ocean Grove Main Beach amenity block. This project is the last major component of the Ocean Grove Main beach redevelopment project commenced a decade ago. (see below) Local builders Burchell Constructions P/L have been appointed to construct the new amenity block with completion within 100 working days ie before the 2010/11 summer. The overall project cost including demolition and relocation of services will be close to $1million funded thru the successful operations of our two major caravan parks in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove. No contribution from the local community, nor the municipality is required to deliver this substantial infrastructure development that will serve the growing population of Ocean Grove and increasing numbers of visitors. The existing amenity block constructed in 1978 has been demolished and is being replaced with a new facility on a smaller footprint using environmentally sustainable products and reduced energy inputs. Best practice building design standards will be applied in regard to water and energy conservation.

For example rainwater will be collected and stored in a 100,000 litre underground tank and should provide for 70% of the peak season water used for toilet flushing. Although Barwon Coast and the builders will work together to minimise the interruptions to beach users during the construction period, there will obviously be some inconvenience for a period of up to 6 months. Three temporary toilets have been located adjacent to the construction site. Works completed to date include all subsurface plumbing and drainage works, pouring of the concrete slab and commencement of the timber framing. A decade of redevelopment at Ocean Grove Beach The initial major component of the project was the relocation of the Surf Beach Road back from the centre of the coastal reserve to the very rear of the reserve linking up to Presidents Ave and the Ocean Grove – Barwon Heads Rd Having moved the road to the back of the reserve , Barwon Coast then redeveloped all the car parking facilities thereby ensuring that all car parks were on the ocean side of the road reducing previous safety concerns of beach goes having to cross the road. The car parks developed include a range of grassed areas to be used as overflow car parks in summer, this design reducing the bitumen footprint in the area. These works were followed by the development of the extensive mounding and vegetation planting delivering the current soft visual aspect of the redevelopment In the past 2 years a $1.2m investment in replacing the seawall and promenade as a joint funded project with the State Government has ensured the ongoing access to the main beach and protection of the Surf Beach complex including the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club. I encourage you to contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning me on 5254 1371 Bob Jordan General Manager Barwon Coast, Ewing Blyth Drive, Barwon Heads

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The Voice Business Directory Accommodation Acting Classes

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Architects de Atelier Architects

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Art Galleries Audio Equipment and Repairs Bellarine Audio

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Automotive Drysdale Smash Repairs 5251 2322 Gardiner Automotive 5255 5380 Ocean Grove All Makes Automotive 5255 2171 Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) 5255 1050 Peninsula Collision Repairs 5256 3240 Sheen Panel Service 5256 3183

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New man in the Groove Not for sale ROCHE Accounting has asked for it to be pointed out that although the building they occupy is for sale, they are not. The team at the Madeley Street office say that the appearance of a ‘for sale’ sign on the building has generated a little concern about Roche Accounting. However, Jeanette Roche said: “We would like to stress the building is for sale not Roche Accounting the practice. We are open for normal business.”

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LOCAL Chris Davis has recently taken over the Groove Cafe on Wallington Road. The 23-year-old says his working career and personal time has always focussed around cooking and kitchens, while also being given the opportunity to train as a barista with some very knowledgeable mentors. “Before taking over the cafe I had been working for the previous owners for eight months and when given the opportunity to buy the business, with a lot of support and encouragement from family and friends, I jumped at the chance. “We offer dine in or takeaway options with everything proudly made on site with the exception of the South Melbourne Market Dim Sims. “Our range includes restaurant quality meals that are packaged to takeaway cold, freshly baked pies and sausage rolls, wraps, foccacias, toasted sandwiches and Groove made slices, cakes and biscuits. “With such an expansive range we can offer choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or even just a quick snack. With gluten free and vegetarian options available throughout. Our coffee is prepared by experienced baristas with the most amount of care being given to each drop prepared, ensuring quality each and every serve. Still maintaining the roots of the building as a milkbar we also have a convenient grocery section

as well as newspapers, lollies and a wide variety of cold drinks and icecreams. “Our clientele ranges from a strong local following of regulars who can sometimes visit us 3 times a day for all their varying needs to our temporary visitors at the local motel and caravan parks that delight in the convenience of our shop. With a group of ten fantastic staff that care about each and every customer you can be sure to receive the best of service and a friendly smile. “Supporting the local area and community is very high in my priorities as a business owner. The Groove has been involved with our local wildlife centre, Jirrahlinga Sanctuary, since the previous owners and I am continuing to support them through a collection tin. We look forward to continuing building a solid relationship with them as well as generally helping the surrounding area grow and develop. “While business is thriving in this cold winter weather there are plans to only expand on our business to include a well thought-out and convenient catering menu for small or large events with reasonable prices and tasty options. “Included in this catering expansion there will also be speciality and novelty cakes made to order. With baking and decorating cakes being one of my passions I look forward to the challenges of designing your own personal cake for any event.”

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Classic passing, slick handball Under 14 (1) Round 10 vs Geelong Amateurs The boys enjoyed the wide open spaces of Queens Park to record a convincing win over Geelong Amateurs 12 17 89 to 1 1 7. Only inaccurate kicking for goal spoiled a dominant display with every player contributing by playing their role. Our dominant talls in Jed Evans, James Stirling and Brayden Warren fed out the ball to our fleet of runners in Josh Prendergast, Christian West and Zac Ramsey. Josh Kehagias was again sensational up forward and led the way with 4 goals, Zac Dynes snagged 2, Nick Anastassious, Luke Bastiaan, Matt Caldow, Jake Taylor, Brayden Warren and Christian West all kicking one goal. Under 14 (1) Round 11 vs Anglesea We stretched our unbeaten run out to 7 matches in a good win over Anglesea 15 13 103 to 3 3 21. Everybody played their role and contributed to the team effort with our skill, ball use and marking around the ground as good as it has been at any time this year. Nick Anastassious was always dangerous and finished with 4 goals. Zaine Cordy, Zac Dynes, Miles Henderson and Ned Holland chipped in with 2 goals each and Nat Gravener, Josh Kehagias and Brayden Warren kicked 1 goal each in a good spread of goalkickers for the second week in a row. Under 14(2) Round 10 vs St Josephs 2 The Cobras came out to play under the lights for the second time this season and despite being down 2 men and with no interchange battled on ferociously. The team effort was outstanding and this was led by Captain Hugh Attard. Vincent Macdonald was great in front of goals despite it being a low scoring affair kicking half the teams score on his own. Both James Hodder and Riley Holmer bagged one each and set up the game for a close finish. The last quarter was played at a frenetic pace and despite the desperation of Ben Sanders, Patrick Nagle and Elliot Hackett the Cobras fell short by just 2 points. Cobras 4.2.26 St Josephs 4.4.28 Best: B.Sanders, P.Nagle, E.Hackett Goals: V.Macdonald 2, J.Hodder, R.Holmer Under 14(2) Round 11 vs St Josephs 2 The Cobras started slowly with the St Joeys side booting 5 in the first quarter. The team worked hard the rest of the game playing catch up footy but led extremely

Cobras Under 10 Orange in their 6.8-44 to 4.6-30 win against Queenscliff on Saturday. well by Captain Alex Smith who played tough determined football. With the likes of Hugh Attard and Cameron Drake combining brilliantly, the brakes were firmly put on St Joeys with them scoring only one more major for the game. Through hard work and great team play the Cobras forced a winning point in the dying seconds to record a memorable victory. Cobras: 5.11.41 St Josephs 6.4.40 Best: C.Drake, H.Attard, A.Smith Goals: V.Macdonald 2, D.McManus, J.Evans Under 10 Orange Round 10 vs Barwon Heads The boys travelled to Barwon Heads for their toughest assignment so far, the battle of the bridge. They came up against a side at the top of their game and probably the strongest in the league. Cobras had a bit of slow start as Barwon Heads banged on a few quick ones. Our boys were fighting hard against the tide with Bailey Payne and Nick Warner in defence providing great resistance. Mitch Taylor was getting a sore foot picking up kicks and unloading with some bombs from fullback. By half time the heads had opened up a 9 goal lead but the boys were determined to improve in the second half.



Benny Bennett moved on to their most dangerous player who had already kicked 4 and not only held him scoreless, but became a ball magnet himself. The last quarter was another fantastic effort by the Cobras as they continued to play as a team and repel many attacks. Through hard work and putting their bodies on the line agaist a much bigger opponent the Cobras held Barwon Heads to 3 goals in the second half. Fantastic effort and spirit by the boys and can't wait to take on the Barwon Heads Gulls in a few weeks. Cobras 0.2.2 Heads 10.1.61 Under 10 Orange Round 11 vs Leopold Lions Friday nights under lights against Leopold Lions and what a great game. Drizzling rain and about 6 degrees, perfect for junior footy. Again the boys went in hard and were rewarded when Mitch Taylor snapped a long goal to get things going. The determination and endeavour by our boys is fantastic to see. Our captains Ezra Cuthell and Harry Dixon Jenning were leading by example as our teamwork was helping us dominate possession. Noa Northam took a strong mark and with a beatiful drop punt kick truly. Shaun Bradley and Rory

Monteith were providing run through the middle taking on their opponents and keeping the ball in our forward line. The 3rd quarter saw the Lions come out and kicking into the wind get back into the game. It was tough work for our defence led by Tyler Bryan as they held out the Lions for most of the quarter. There was only a kick in it at 3/4 time setting the scene for an epic last quarter. The boys came out for the last with the wind and the rain into their faces. A huge last quarter effort was required to hold the rampaging Lions at bay and the mighty Cobras responded. Big Harry Rowsell was winning in the ruck and Jace Franken played his best quarter for the year at centre half forward. His attack on the ball was fantastic, either taken possession himself or providing crumbs for the mosquito fleet around him. The good work was rewarded when Roarza swooped on the ball in the pocket and banged it through. High fives all round. The defence was standing up well when needed under pressure. The ball went forward again and after beating 2 Lions at the top of the goal square, Harry Tregenza cooly slotted the sealer. A fantastic team effort under trying conditions. Cobras 4.6.30 Lions 1-5-11 Under 12 Blue Round 10 Vs Leopold Lions The Cobras Blue were at Leopold under lights for their round ten

from Leopold making the score even at 7 points a piece at half time. In a hard fought 2nd half Spenney Luppino’s great anticipation across centre half back saw him intercept the ball and set up some excellent passages of play. Michael Mini Smith used his speed and ability to break free from the pack to assist in 2 last quarter goals for the Cobras. Leopold ran out eventual winners in what was a fantastic game of footy. Well done Cobras Blue on a great team effort. Goal Kickers: Fletcher Sharrock 1, Michael Smith 1. Best Players: Cody Richardson, Jezz Savage, Spencer Luppino and Michael Smith. OGCC Blue 2-7-19 Leopold Lions 5-4-34 Under 12 White Round 11 vs Lara 2 Kicking 3 goals to zip into a strong breeze in the first quarter set the Cobras up for a big day. Fantastic chasing, pressure and strong tackling created plenty of turn overs for the Cobras to take advantage of for all four quarters. Great team play with some classic leading, foot passing and slick handball saw an open forward line with 12 different goal kickers and the Cobras kicking their biggest tally for the year. Cobras 17.20.122 Lara 2.4.16 Goals: B.Gist 4, J.Butteriss 2, K.Lattarulo 2, J.Caliguri, W.Crawford, J.Cuthill, K.Lock, N.Phillips, R.Symonds, W.Townson, N.Weatherly, O.Young

Cobras Orange against Queenscliff Blue. clash against The Leopold Lions. In a low scoring game, the 1st quarter saw Cody Richardson in the forward line at the bottom of the pack feeding the ball out to his team mates. Down in the back line Jezz Savage played a great ¼ helping the Cobras to keep Leopold scoreless in the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter saw a come back

Best: O.Young, R.Symonds, N.Phillips, J.LeMaistre, O.Hollmer, J.Cuthill Under 12 Orange Round 10 vs Lara 2 The mighty Cobras Orange travelled all the way out to Lara (further than most go on holidays) on a cold Friday night under lights and were greeted with their first full size ground to play on.

William (hardman)Blackman and Riley (flash) Featherby captained the side this week and led by example from the get go. Despite having trouble seeing the whole ground due to poor lighting the boys played great “cobra footy”. Quick hands, accurate kicking and using the wide open spaces allowed the Cobras to put their superb running skills to use. Lachlan Madden was awesome in the ruck and Joe MCDonald was slick once again while the likes of Lachlan Smith, Luke Fisher and Blake Shwartz finished off great plays with majors. Great to see big man Ben Pickering slot a ripper as did Lachlan Taylor,and Zane bagged a couple of his own. Then to get the hat trick of Lachies done, the pace and agility of super quick Lachlan Gawley Price burst through a wall of defenders to kick one of the goals of the year. Cobras 9.8.62 Lara 3.3.21 Best: J.Peters, L.Madden, J.McDonald, J.Lancaster, Z.Leist Goals: Z.Leist 2, L.Smith 2, B.Pickering, L.Gawley-Price, L.Taylor, B.Schwartz, L.Fisher Under 12 Orange Round 11 vs Leopold Lions The boys knew they would be up against it in the driving rain, freezing cold under lights at Leopold on a Friday night. Did they let this get the better of them or did they get their heads over the ball, block for one another, kick and run down the lines and have some fun. Of course they didn’t. They played their “cobra footy” for 60 hard fought minutes and as far as the coaches and parents were concerned – they won. Sure the score didn’t show this despite Lachlan (muffin) Smith kicking a beauty and forward sensation Jacob (the tower) Bond slotting a ripper and Josh (bulldog) Lancaster smashing an unlikely one through the big sticks but in the scheme of things the Cobras came out on top. Captains Joel Ness and Riley Featherby showed the Cobra spirit time and time again and to see the hard at it approach of big Luke Fisher, the constant blocking and shepherding of Jack (the wall) Tregenza and the never say never attitude of Tom (the grinder) Smith brought huge smiles to all the parents, friends and family who braved the conditions. The coaching group loved the endeavour and attack on the ball and that the Cobras played the game out to the final siren rang. Well done boys Cobras 3.1.19 Lions 11.22.88 Best: J.Ness, L.Fisher, J.Tregenza, T.Smith Goals : J.Lancaster, L.Smith, J.Bond

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IN the men's division 1 Sunday league soccer Surfside Waves have continued their inconsistent form playing some great football one week and then struggling the next. At home to the league leaders Rangers, the Waves suffered a 4-3 defeat with defensive lapses costing them dearly. Then in their next outing away to third placed Breakwater the Waves turned on the form taking the lead when Greg Ireland rounded two defenders before calmly slotting the ball past the goalkeeper. The home team equalised just before half time, but after the break the Waves again went in front when an audacious long range chip from Nick Hargreaves caught the goalkeeper off his line and soon after Sid Smith made it 3-1 with a fine finish. Greg Ireland then put on a one man dribbling show dazzling four defenders with some deft footwork before firing past the hapless keeper for his second goal and despite later being reduced to 10 men the Waves hung on for an impressive 4-2 win. Suspension and injuries forced several changes for the following match away to Corio Bay and the Waves disappointed with a lack lustre display losing 1-0 in a scrappy match. Then in their latest match at home to Deakin the Waves bounced back with a win thanks to headed goals by Kai Thieme and Staffan Hargreaves. Next week it is the "battle of the bridge" as Surfside Waves travel to local rivals Barwon Heads at the halfway point of the season.

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Volleyball grand final upset at Surfside Centre Division 1. Phantoms Black vs 6 Pact, Phantoms took the first set 2516 in quick points, the second set was won by 6 Pact 25-20. The first 2 sets were won relatively quickly but the third set was a different story, the third set was won by 6 Pact 25-22, this brought the match to 2 sets to 6 Pact and 1 to Phantoms. In this set we saw more blocking and attacking from Phantoms but 6 Pact held it together with Donna Tedoldi doing some amazing dives to save some balls for her team. Even though Phantoms picked up their game play they were still no match for 6 Pact who went quietly about playing their style of game. The fourth set could have been the deciding match for 6 Pact or an even set for Phantoms. So 6 Pact was hoping for a win to take the game 3 sets to 1. They settled into their game play and kept their focus, which

had Phantoms trying everything to get the points back. Phantoms were down 9-13 when a time out was called and started to work their way back with Jess Kuklych hitting through the middle and that won some points for her team. Then at 14-19 Phantoms called another time out which was their last time out to try and gain some composure and gather their thoughts, there was no communication on the court, with confusion as to who was setting and no-one wanting to take possesion of the ball. Lisa Krahe was hitting well to win some much needed points for her team which gave 6 Pact a moment of worry when they called a time out at 22-19 as they could sense Phantoms breathing down their necks, as in the past that is when Phantoms makes their come back. This season 6 Pact kept playing their consistant game and

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won the Division 1 Grand Final. This is the first time since 2001 that Phantoms has lost a Grand Final. 6 Pact did not lose their cool the whole night and looked as though they were playing a normal game. Phantoms game tonight just didn't have the same impact that it usually has and it was obvious with the end result. Final result was Phantoms 25-16, 20-25, 22-25, 19-25. The new season starts on July 16 with registration night. If you are interested in playing volleyball come along on Friday night. You don't have to be in a team, you can come down and register individually or as a team. The Division 2 games are a more relaxed style and a good place to start to get the feel of the game. There are Division 1 players coaching the teams and this is playing off by the improvement of the games

in Division 2. You do not have to be the best player as your skill does improve with playing in a team and having coaching, which the Div 1 players do for no charge. Usual cost for playing is $5 per night depending on how many is in the team, the more players in the team the less you pay. Registration only costs $10 for the year so a very cheap way to have fun and get plenty of exercise and make new friends. Division 1 games are more competitive with players playing in tournaments regularly but they also encourage others to join in to improve their skills. You do not have to play tournaments to play Div 1 just the type of game is different from Division 2. If you have any queries contact Anne Kuklych on 5256 2039 or Kevin Wells on 5251 2266.

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SOUTHERN Ocean Union of Longboarders (SOUL) ran the first round of its club championship for its June comp. The club used the example set down by the ‘Ripcurl Pro’ and made it a mobile event. The heats and semi finals of all divisions were surfed at the Ocean Grove Reef (Smiths), and the finals were surfed at RAAFS. The weather and tide conditions saw contestable 1 meter waves off the reef with the left hander being the best scoring option to the delight of the goofy footers. With a great turn out of over 40 surfers a long day of surfing was ahead for the club. Heats were in the water by 8 am and the last


final was surfed at about 4.30. There were no delays inbetween the heats with all members getting stuck into the judging and making sure no time was wasted between heats. With the wind shifting more westerly and the tide rapidly filling in a quick recky of RAAFS confirmed it the place to be for the finals. Once again the goofy footer’s were kept happy with quick running left handers hitting the sand bar. The over 40’s were pretty tired by the time their final was in the water after having surfed their heat and a semi before the final. Fletch, Larry Hayes, Dave Arter and Steve Messina were all in

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good form on the day with Fletch coming out the winner from Steve Messina. The over 50’s were either wave starved or not in the right spot during their heat as scoring wave seemed to be hard to come by. Brian Thompson showed how it was to be done with a couple of good high scoring waves over Andy Brown. Trad boys showed great style as always and a bit of an upset with the in form Ben Cosidine finishing second to the ever stylish Murf. Jnr Boys was hotly contested with some of the young up and comers wanting to strut their stuff. Myles Fletcher was able to take it

out from Ben Considine. Jack Malone made the final but due to work commitments couldn’t surf the final. Damn that work! The premier division, the Open Final, saw three seasoned campaigners and a grommet fighting it out. In the end the ever youthful Chris Meier grabbed it from Trent Myers, Ant Brown and Myles Fletcher. The club now looks forward to its July comp on the 17th and once again if the conditions are right the second and final round of the club championships will be surfed. This will also be the clubs annual mid year function night and start of the major raffle. By Andrew Brown

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THE last 2 weeks have seen some strong wins to most of our junior sides, consolidating their positions in the top 5. A & D were all unlucky to lose their games against Modewarre and B grade had an agonising draw, bad luck girls. In cold and slippery conditions against Ammos the senior girls were once again very competitive but missed out on the four points. Hopefully you all got to let your hair down at the “G” night on Saturday night at the clubrooms.

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night out for the Club. Please note that this week we will be playing our Drysdale match on Thursday 1st July at the Peninsula Courts Drysdale. This will give everyone the opportunity to have a weekend off during the school holidays as there is no football this week either. Thursday 1st July at Drysdale Starting time will be 4.30pm: U 11 and All U 13s 5.30pm: All U 15s and U19 6.30pm: All U 17s and D grade 7.30pm: B.and C grades 8.30pm: A grade There will be a canteen open for hot food as well. Please rug up and come along to support the girls. Results from Round 11 v Modewarre A Grade: Mod 36 d OG 33 Best: Liz Wilkens, Steph Wilkens B Grade: OG 29 drew Mod 29 Best: Britt Long, Jacquie Montgomery C Grade: Mod 41 d OG 19 Best: Tania Hinchcliffe, Jamie Lucas D Grade: Mod 18 d OG 13 Best: Kaitlyn Marchbank, Leanne Cocking 19 & U: No game 17 & U Div1: No game 17 & U Div 2: Mod 26 d OG 21 Best: Lauren

Barber, Brigitte England 15 & U Div 1: OG 29 d Mod 13 Best: Alice Digby, Jess Bennett 15 & U Div 2: OG 23 d Mod 9 Best: E. Trower, B. Wemyss 13 & U Div 1: OG 39 d Mod 1 Best: G. Grant, Bridget Taylor 13 & U Div 2: No game Results from Round 12 v Geelong Amateurs A Grade: GA 50 d OG 35 Best: Krystall Boswell, Amelia Vines B Grade: GA 31 d OG 21 Best: Britt Long C Grade: GA35 d OG 11 Best: Jane Fairway, Lara Kerr D Grade: GA 32 d OG 9 Best: Danielle Vicary, Mel Saric 19 & U: GA 30 d OG 20 Best: Maddy Griffin, Molly Murray 17 & U Div 1: GA 26 d OG 20 Best: Alyce O’Keefe, Bree Fankhauser 17 & U Div 2: No game 15 & U Div 1: OG 31 d GA 11 Best: Molly Evans, Grace Caldow 15 & U Div 2: OG 17 d GA 10 Best: Jasmine Davis, Alana Nicol 13 & U Div 1: OG 16 d GA 13 Best: Hayley Owen, Paige Woolhouse 13 & U Div 2: OG 55 d GA 2 Best: Keely Babb, Amina King 11 & U: OG 12 d GA 11 Best: Claudia Britt,

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Favourite drink? Chivas Regal, with some dry ginger and a bit of fresh lime. Favourite food? Thai food and Seafood - Garlic Prawns. Favourite holiday destination? Bali. Most inspiring player at Ocean Grove? You can’t go past James Dalton – I have played with a few quality players, just the way he goes about it on and off the field, he’s an extremely hard worker. I have definitely learnt a lot from guys like that. What car do you drive? Ford Territory (Black). Favourite ideal position on the ground? I spent a lot of time growing up on the wing, but I prefer playing in the Centre. Who do you support in the AFL? North Melbourne.

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Grove short of Ammo AN under strength Ocean Grove heads into the mid-season break with a 6-6 record after losing to BFL ladder leaders Geelong Amateur on a rain sodden Queens Park on Saturday by 36 points. The Ammos showed their class in the driving rain despite the Grubbers being without seven of their best 22 players including captain James Dalton (fractured skull) and utility Dave Gray (broken ribs). Ocean Grove coach Cameron McGregor has not given up hope on making BFL finals, although the sixth-placed Grubbers need to make up two games on nearest rival Anglesea (8-4) with six rounds remaining. The loss compounded by the striking reports of Travis Gavin and youngster Kane Reardon after both were involved in a heated stoush with the opposing team during the third quarter. McGregor appeared frustrated with his team’s lack of discipline and the prospect of possibly losing two players through suspension in light of the Grubbers higher than expected injury toll. “We can’t afford to lose players through undisciplined play, we spoke about it at three-quarter time and the Ammos were starting to get a bit frustrated because we played them the way we wanted to play,” McGregor said after the match. The Ammos may have dominated the majority of the early play in the first half, but the brave young

Grubbers fought back late in the second quarter only to trail by 14 points at the half time break. The silky skilled James McTaggart had a sublime game in the wet gathering 30 plus disposals. Youngster Harrison Foott played one of his most important matches to date, holding dangerous Amateur forward Jason Tom to one goal. McGregor was impressed with the emergence of youngster Patrick Maloney, who kicked three goals on debut for the Grubbers. Saturday was a significant day for the Maloney family, as Patrick, 18, joined his older brothers Daniel, 19, and Shaun, 26. “Patrick Maloney gives us forward pressure, a bit of enthusiasm and he deserves his spot in the team,” said McGregor. The second half saw the home side draw on its more experienced bigger bodies, Amateur gun Tim Clark, who kicked two crucial late goals, Ben Boseley and Anthony Fagan all made serviceable contributions. Geelong Amateur coach Travis Robertson was pleased with his side’s gutsy six-goal win. “We were banking on the fact it was going to be a bit of bash and crash game of footy – and our more experienced bigger bodies were able to wear Ocean Grove down,”

said Robertson, who kicked two goals in only his second match of the season. Robertson was wary of Ocean Grove’s youthful exuberance after the Grubbers pushed his team all the way in Round three only to lose by 13 points against the highlyfancied Ammos. “I stand firm on my thoughts on Ocean Grove – what they are doing down there is fantastic,” he said. “They are in a really good position with some great juniors, as they are young it is hard to keep them up consistently all year.” Now the Grubbers face the much improved Newcomb Power in what is a crucial Round 13 clash. The Power are in search of their first BFL win in 2010, came anxiously close to a victory against Torquay in Round 12 only to lose by six points. “It won’t be an easy game Newcomb have recruited fairly well over the last month and they have really got a big drive to win a game of footy or two games of footy this season,” McGregor said. “They would love to knock off someone like an Ocean Grove and keep them out of the finals. “We have got to play good footy to beat them.” Fast flowing defender Ryan Baker, Tom McManus and Sam Van Deuren are likely to return from injury for the Power clash. The game starts at 2:10pm at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve on Saturday July 10.

Saturday’s Scoreboard Geelong Amateurs 11.18-84 Ocean Grove 7.6-48 Geelong Amateur Goal Kickers: T. Robertson 2, T. Clark 2, J. Hood, J. Tom , A. Taylor, N. Bromley , J. Boseley, M. White , M. Trevaskis Best Players: M. White, B. Boseley, B. Kelly, T. Robertson, G. Atkins, N. Bromley Ocean Grove Goal Kickers: P. Maloney 3, J. Milnes, D. Maloney, C. Marchbank , P. West Best Players: J. McTaggart, T. Doherty, H. Foott, P. Maloney, G. Costello, O. Holland



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Division 2 champions the Tip Rats overcame Surfcoast Grovers.

Grove hosts State IRB champs OCEAN Grove hosted the 2010 TRE Victorian IRB Championships on Saturday and Sunday. The overall winners were Williamstown with 145 points. Grove came 5th with 14 points.

An encouragement award went to Matthew Burke of Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, who is also a member of 13th Beach SLSC. Colin Ellicott, one of the officials said that it was a great event, starting with rough

conditions on Saturday and ending with beautiful weather on Sunday. “Ocean Grove SLSC is a terrific club who did a good job of hosting the event and they looked after and supported, everyone extremely well.” The event started on time and ended early.

Kai Thieme heads home the only goal in Surfside Waves win over Deakin at Shell Road on Sunday.

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