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Autumn Edition, 2017

Community News

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The Women’s Sharing Shed Torquay has arrived!


MONDAYS— 7pm Beginners Class 8.15pm Intermediate Class WEDNESDAYS— 7.30pm Advanced Class THURSDAYS— 10.30am Dancing for Parkinson’s at Senior Citz Hall All Classes $10 per person

The mission statement “an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment where knowledge and ideas are respectfully shared” embodies the Women’s Sharing Shed Torquay’s purpose and vision. Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Board of Management the Women’s Sharing Shed Torquay will take up residence in the shed at the rear of the Community House which was once home to the Torquay Community Men’s Shed until they outgrew it and became incorporated. Hopefully this too will be the case of the Women’s Sharing Shed Torquay. Local resident Kathryn Kidd put out an expression of interest for a women’s shed on Facebook and the result was overwhelming. This was observed by our trusty Chairperson who contacted Kathryn. Together these two passionate women brought the concept to our Board of Management and Co-ordinator and so another great chapter

begins at Spring Creek Community House.

Dance 4th Saturday of every month Wedding Prep and Private Lessons

TIA Hall - Price Street Torquay (air con) Enquiries: Pauline on 0407 685 413

The Shed’s first event was held at Bunnings on International Women’s Day. Future workshops and events will be held at Spring Creek House, Bunnings and other venues around Torquay. They hope to have daytime and evening events to enable flexibility. Potential workshops include painting, tile repair, picture-hanging, fly screen repair, tool maintenance, propagating, flatpack assembly, floating shelves, towel rail installation, tap installation and replacement, financial advice and planning. If you have workshop ideas, please contact Spring Creek Community House on 5261 2583 Keep an eye out for more information through Facebook and the Spring Creek Community House website: www.springcreekcommunityhouse.

A Spring Creek Community House initiative working in partnership with Lions Club Torquay

Rotary Club Torquay

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Spring Creek Community House acknowledges and respects that we are located on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung people.

ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER The inclusion of inserts and/or advertising in Springboard does not necessarily constitute or imply any endorsements or recommendations concerning the products, services, opinions or information found in the contents. The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of Spring Creek Community House


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We thank our advertisers, supporters, our fantastic volunteers, the board, our committed staff and you, the Surf Coast Community. Thanks to the following organisations for your support: • Dept of Health and Human Services • Surf Coast Shire • Neighbourhood Houses Victoria • Barwon Network of Neighbourhood Houses • Surf Coast Network of Community Houses • Torquay Community Enterprse • MatchWorks • Rotary Club of Torquay • Lions Club Torquay • Lodge of the Great Ocean Road • Ryans IGA



Published March 2017 For more info email: Springboard

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Contributors LAURA CONNOR editor JENNY NEWTON accounts PALILA OPIT production design/editorial Sales and Marketing FIONA RAW activity programme editorial


APR. 18TH -JUN. 30TH Our activity program commences Tuesday April 18th Please enrol early as places can fill quickly

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INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING TO SPRINGBOARD? We are looking for short stories, poetry and articles to include in Springboard. We are always looking for articles about local people whose achievements and contributions to the local community should be recognised, if you have an area of expertise that you’d like to share with the community or even simply an interesting story to tell we’d love to hear from you. Please email with any contributions or questions.


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A STROLL AROUND TOWN by chris barr




VEGIN’ OUT WITH LAURA quinoa lentil salad






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f ro m t he co-ordina tor’s desk Wow how fast was term one? Short sharp and sweet! I never ever thought I would say this however I am actually looking forward to this eleven-week term! Term one was a challenge for us all and I would like to thank our loyal Volunteers and dedicated staff for meeting our deadlines. Congratulations and thank you to the Surf Coast Rural Australians for Refugee members and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre for delivering a Community Action Workshop here at the Community House and all who participated. It was the biggest of its kind outside of Melbourne! To be amongst so many people within our community seeking a more compassionate conversation towards people fleeing war and persecution was heartening and it restored my faith in true Aussie values – a fair go for all. I for one am not comfortable with people drowning at sea or dying from lack of hope on land and believe we must shut down the camps on Manus and Nauru and close this cruel chapter in Australian history. Compassion and acceptance is very close to the “Heart of the community” here at SCCH. It is our core value and in keeping with our funding requirements of advocating for marginalised and disadvantaged people from all walks of life and cultures. It goes without saying we are strong defenders of human rights and seeking asylum is a basic human right. Thank you very much to Julie for the yummy lunch provided on the day and congratulations on your rice paper rolls workshop that had so many booked in we had to run another! Also a big thank you to Michelle O’ Flaherty who ran two free workshops on rescuing your resume. Hopefully those participants are out there in new jobs! From my soap box - Cheers,



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Crafts for Sale

Book Swap

Young Wolves

Come check out the gorgeous range of crafts made by our Quirky Crafts group. In their display you’ll find stunning quilts, hand-knitted baby and toddler clothes, bamboo cutlery and much more all for a great price. Sales are available 9am-3.30pm, Monday-Thursday during term time.

If you love reading and like a variety of topics, then our book swap library is for you. We have murder mysteries to enchantment and history. Craft to cooking and of course travel the world books. So bring in the books you would like to swap, and take a new lot home with you! Our fabulous volunteers keep this book area beautifully neat and functioning.

The Young Wolves program is a free maths and literacy tutoring service for grade 5 and 6 children. Sessions are 40 minutes long and run between 4pm and 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Community House. All our tutors are required to have working with children checks. For more information call the Community House between 9pm and 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

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Sit and Sew

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We’re still working on the upgrade! But until then it’s still the place to get all our information!

Jan Dick Artist in residence

Acrylics Tuesdays

Spring Creek Community House has a range of rooms, including a computer room with updated computers and a kitchen, that you can rent for workshops, meetings, events and activities.


This newly established group welcomes all who would like to get together for a sew and a chat! When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 1.30-3.30pm Cost: $3 per session

M.A.Ps Our Morning Activity Program for kids and parents are creative and fun half hour sessions that will get your pre-schoolers moving and grooving and give you the chance to connect with other local parents. Each session is only $3 per child and sessions are run Monday to Thursday during term time. Check the programme for details.

Town by Town Are you a member of a community group? Would you like to advertise your events for free? Please submit typed articles to: townbytown @springcreekcommunityhouse. or leave information at Reception. For deadline details see ‘Town by Town’ Torquay list in the Echo Whilst we make every effort to ensure all items are included in the Torquay entry, unfortunately we cannot be responsible for what the Echo includes.

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Watercolours Thursdays

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Our program features displays, guest speakers, members sales sheets, competitions and more. Our program features displays, Monthly day and night meetings throughout the guest speakers, sales year except members January.

sheets, competitions and more. Monthly day and night meetings Evening meetingsyear throughoutthe except 7.00 pmJanuary on the 1st Saturday

Evening Meetings Todd Hall 7.00 pmVirginia on the 1st Saturday todd Hall 9 Virginia Clarence St Geelong West 9 Clarence St Geelong West

Cadel Evans Road Race A great day was had by all the SCCH volunteers who helped marshall at the Cadel Evans Road Race in Torquay. We became part of a thrilling community event. Thanks to Pam Ryan, Leigh Indian, Trevor Crockford and Gary Mitchell who’s volunteering raised $300 for the House. We will be looking for more volunteers in November 2017. If you would like to volunteer please let us know.

Day meetings Day Meetings 3rd Mondayat at Belmont 1.00 pm1.00pm 3rd Monday Library Belmont Library Inquiries 0438 578 591

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Returning to Work Returning to work after a break can be daunting. Whether the break has been due to caring for your family, illness, travel or redundancy it can be difficult to know where to start. Find the Working You Again Remind yourself why you were a valued employee by reading old appraisal forms and reconnecting with former colleagues and employers. Articulate Your New Skills Consider how the skills you’ve learned can translate to the job you want. For example, being a parent may have given you excellent time-management and negotiation skills and travel may have improved your adaptability and communication. Consider Retraining Why not take the opportunity to make a career change? Aged Care, Disability Support and Child Care are all rapidly growing employment sectors that can offer excellent job flexibility. Accredited training in these fields is also often government funded and available locally through your community house.

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Chris and Ken Farrow help marshall at the Cadel Evans Road Race

Check our program for details of upcoming accredited training that can get you work ready and call 5261 2583 to let us know the kind of training you’d like to see made available at Spring Creek Community House.

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“That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)” by William Shakespeare That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west; Which by and by black night doth take away, Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest. In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the deathbed whereon it must expire, Consumed with that which it was nourished by. This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

SUBMISSIONS We’re looking for poetry, short stories and articles to include in Springboard. To submit please email: springboard@torquay


Meets@ Spring Creek community House 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30pm-9pm ALL WELCOME

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Bromsgrove today

This year I thought we might turn our attention away from the beaches and back to some of the wonderful historic sites around town My favourite short stroll starts at the old T. I.A hall in Price Street. The Torquay Improvement Association -originally called the Spring Creek Progress Association- was formed at a meeting in the offices of Col. John Longeville Price in January 1889 in Geelong. It aimed at looking after the interests of the little town of Spring Creek. When the name of the town was changed in 1891 they became the Torquay Improvement Association. The first tasks the TIA undertook were to improve the road access from Geelong, to get a bridge over Deep Creek and to establish a mail ser-

vice. They then took on the job of getting a hall built. The original hall was small 25 x 40 feet with two rooms in the back. By the mid 1890s it became a focal point of the town with dances and concerts, school classes were also held there during 1899 while the school was being built. The original hall was burnt down in the March 1940 bushfires, the new hall was in place for activities by next summer. Next to the hall is the old water board building that now houses the wonderful Spring Creek Community House. I think our founding father would like to see all the wonderful community activity that goes on in SCCH. Adjacent to this is the old Police station. It is interesting that the land for the police


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The original TIA hall

station was sold to the government by the T.I.A. in an effort to facilitate a permanent police presence in town. As well as Col. Price, the men who were on the original SCIA were Harry Rudd and Messrs, Calder, Fischer, Wilton, Beales, H Taylor and JW Taylor. When standing at the Hall today I like to think of these pioneering men and the efforts they made in the establishment of our town.

be siting sideways on the block but further investigation reveals that Col Price once owned almost the whole block. There were no houses in front of him and from his deck he looked down to the creek and cliffs of the back beach. You can read more about the men of the T.I.A. and Col Price on our webpage www.

If you wander west along Price Street and turn into Charles Lane you will spot “Bromsgrove” the original holiday home of Col. Price. At first glance the house seems to

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Tech Help Tips with Jeza Selling Your Technology If you plan on selling your phone or computer there are a few things you need to do or the optional things you can do: •

Make sure your data has been removed from the phone and delete it from the phone, this goes for contacts as well. Sometimes contacts are left there so be careful with that. If you have windows do the same. If you have outlook installed on the computer, you can take all your emails with you by locating the Outlook. PST file for it Sign out of any accounts you may have, this includes Facebook twitter google and icloud etc. If you leave your account there others may get your backed-ups. You can clear your internet history and set the browser to factory default. Double check everything before you’re done.

The other quicker options are: • Setting the computer, phone or tablet to factory default. • Taking the Hard drive out of the computer. Jeza offers Free Tech Help sessions every Wednesday during term time. Call 5261 2583 to book a session.

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Vegin’ out with Laura


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This term we have a special guest recipe from Julie who teaches a range of healthy delicious cooking courses at the Community House. Check the programme for details of this term’s classes! Ingredients ½ cup green lentils ½ cup white quinoa ½ bunch parsley, chopped roughly ½ bunch mint, chopped roughly ¼ cup currants ½ pomegranate (seeds only) 2 Tb each of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts & slivered almonds, toasted Juice of 1 large, 2 small lemons 2-3 Tb olive oil Method: Bring some water to boil in a medium saucepan, add lentils and boil for 10 mins then add quinoa to same pot and cook for another 10 minutes (until quinoa tails form). Drain & place in bowl. Dry roast seeds in a small saucepan until toasted. Keep moving or they will burn. Stir in parsley, mint, currants and pomegranate seeds. When ready to serve add lemon juice, olive oil and toasted nuts. **All amounts are approximate You can also serve with natural yoghurt, sour cream or crème frache. Enjoy!



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Kim Edgar and Laura Connor work together for harmony and diversity

This year community organisations co-operated to celebrate Harmony Day (March 21st) and Cultural Diversity Week (March 18 – 26) with two events dedicated to promoting respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for all. Torquay library, Spring Creek Community House, Diversitat Geelong and Surf Coast Rural Australians for Refugees all co-work with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to emphasise what, in these fraught times, unites rather than divides us. On March 16th Janelle Hearn from Diversitat Geelong presented ‘Walking the path of Refugees’, an opportunity for the public to explore what it is like to live in a world of persecution, fear and uncertainty and why people are forced to seek asylum. The session, held at the Torquay Library, examined the world crisis and gave context to the Australian humanitarian program. This was an opportunity to meet local people from both Asylum Seeker and Refugee backgrounds who now call Geelong home.

On March 18th Melbourne’s Asylum Seeker Resource Centre supported the local community with a workshop at Spring Creek Community House which was designed to help shift the community conversation around people seeking asylum. The workshop was a day of collaboration, strategy and action. These workshops are for anyone who wants to take action on refugee rights, and will involve working with others in their area to achieve a sustainable change in community attitudes. Contact the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to find the next available workshop. These activities brought together local people from all walks of life to promote community harmony and celebrate the many cultures that make our region so vibrant. For further information contact: Spring Creek Community House between 9am and 3.30pm Monday to Thursday on 5261 2583

Affordable Counselling or Supervison Sessions Now available at Spring Creek Community House Wednesday and Friday mornings - 1 hour sessions

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IDAHOT 2017: Celebrate Family Diversity May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and this year families are in the spotlight with the theme “Love Makes a Family”. The theme focuses on the role of families in the physical and emotional well-being of LGBTIQ people and the social and legal recognition of Rainbow Families, the families where at least one parent is LGBTIQ.

In many countries, Rainbow Families, face unsuitable domestic laws, if not a total legal void. Children being raised in LGBTIQ families are denied legal ties to their parents, putting them at risk. For example, when LGBTIQ parents are prevented by law from creating legal ties to their children, these parents may be unable to pick up their children at day care, may be unable to advocate for their children at school, and

Families are where our self-esteem and confidence is formed and should be a place of security and safety. Unfortunately, many LGBTIQ people face rejection from their families simply for being themselves. Even families who would like to be supportive often lack the necessary tools to discuss sexual and gender diversity.

can be denied the ability to make critical healthcare decisions for their children. To celebrate IDAHOT 2017 Spring Creek Community House will be hosting a rainbow morning tea. Everyone is welcome to come and support our local LGBTIQ community and encourage understanding of gender and sexual diversity. Please keep an eye out for upcoming details. Check out http://dayagainsthomophobia. org/idahot-ifed-2017-celebrate-family-diversity/ for resources on LGBTIQ Children and Rainbow Families.


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Have you organised your finances to pass to the right beneficiaries in a tax effective way? Call us now to find out how we can help you with estate planning on 5261 2080.

Estate Planning – Plan Ahead

Each year billions of dollars are transferred to the next generation. So it’s very important that you plan ahead to ensure your finances are structured in such a way as to minimise tax, ensure protection, and control of ownership. Anything can happen at any time – illness, mental health decline, death, accidents, remarrying, de facto relationships, business partnership breakups and sales. Not to mention family and business disputes. So you need to ensure your hard earned assets are not at risk and pass to the right people. Not all assets can be dealt with in a Will. Superannuation for example will sit outside your estate. An Adviser’s role is to ensure their clients’ wealth passes to the right beneficiaries, at the right time, in a tax effective way. They can review: • • •

How your income stream is set up; Whether you have binding nominations and if they are lapsing on non lapsing; and If you would like your superannuation to be dealt with by your will.

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Flexibility Control Access to capital Asset protection Tax effectiveness Control by and protection for beneficiaries


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As your circumstances often change over time, including the circumstances of your children (divorce, death), it is important that your Estate Plan is regularly reviewed. Working with our accountants and your lawyer - we can address all or any of these issues for you. The best time to start is now. So call us on (03) 5261 2080 to make a complimentary appointment to discuss your financial objectives. Damian McVilly, Senior Partner - Financial Advice, Crowe Horwath Torquay office Material provided is information only and should not be relied or acted upon without seeking professional advice relevant to your specific circumstances. Information is provided under licence Findex Advice Services Pty Ltd Trading as Crowe Horwath Financial Advice Pty Ltd, ABN 88 0690 684 521 AFSL 243 253

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The Bowel Cancer Connection Whilst Belmont Rotarian Max Fry was driving towards Sunbury five years ago to address the local Rotary club about the Bowelscan Cancer Awareness Program he received a phone call from Kimberley Rice, a theatre nurse at St John of God Hospital, asking to become involved with the program. “I had placed posters in the hospital asking for volunteers to help with the program;’ Max said, “it was some time later I found out why Kimberley was so keen to be involved.” The catalyst to make a difference came about after her mother was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 47 and successfully had surgery and made a full recovery. Three years later her life would change forever. Investigations showed that her father had a bowel cancer requiring immediate surgery. Unfortunately, his bowel cancer had metastasised and he passed away 2 weeks later – he was only 61 years old. Max says “I don’t want talking about your bowels to be taboo or anyone to feel embarrassed. They are an important part of the digestive tract.” 90% of bowel cancer cases can be cured if caught early.

The Rotary Bowelscan Kit is simple, non-invasive and can be taken in the comfort of your home (there is no sample needed just the water above it). It is the important first step to potentially detect changes in your bowel. “We all need to get behind it.” Max is the Bowelscan Program Manager & Distribution Coordinator throughout rural Victoria, the Southern border of NSW and Eastern border of South Australia; it incorporates five Rotary Districts and over one hundred Rotary clubs. Max knows of two people last year who were picked up with Bowel cancer (using the Bowel scan kit) and were successfully treated, sadly he also knows of two young people (aged 29 & 34) in the Geelong area who passed away recently from this terrible disease. Bowel cancer is becoming fickle and unpredictable; in one particular case, a person who earlier returned a negative test was picked up (using the Bowelscan kit) some months later with bowel cancer. For the sake of $15 get on the Bowelscan program, it could save your life.

Bring on the Memories! Have you been part of Spring Creek Community House? 2018 will mark 25 years of incorporation for Spring Creek Community House and to help celebrate we would love to hear from any past staff, board members, volunteers and community groups If you have any photos or stories to share please give us a call on 5261 2583 or drop

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in Monday to Thursday, 9am-3.30pm. We need your help to make this a very special celebration!

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Reconciliation Week Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June each year. These dates mark the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision, respectively. 2017 marks the 50th and 25th anniversaries of these historic milestones in reconciliation. Reconciliation week aims to celebrate and build just and respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal people. There are several wonderful events that will be taking place to acknowledge the week. Local indigenous artist Nathan Patterson and Wadawurrung elder Corrina Eccles worked with community children and facilitated an arts program to come up with the Geelong Football Clubs 2017 Indigenous Guernsey. The design was inspired by working with the young people and also the local story of Kardeeneeyoo, meaning morning sun in Wadawurrung language. Geelong will wear the guernsey

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to play their Indigenous Round game at Skilled stadium. In its seventh year, Reconciliation in the Park is a partnership between Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group. This is a free and welcoming event, which is about interactive enjoyment of art, culture, education and music provided by the local Aboriginal community. Come and listen, learn and build relationships as part of acting on reconciliation together in Greater Geelong. Situated across the road from Geelong railway station, beside the new Geelong Library, with access to Geelong Gallery to see the Reconciliation Week schools art project. To learn more about reconciliation week check out:

MAY Reconciliation Week May 27th-June 3rd Reconciliation in the Park (Johnston park) Dreamtime at the G-Long Walk May 25th Close the Gap Game – Geelong F.C May 26th National Sorry Day Australian Aboriginal Surfing Title Bells beach Connecting to Country festival JUNE June 3rd MABO DAY June 25th–29th Indigenous University Games JULY NAIDOC Week 2nd-9th July FLAG RAISING @ WATHAURONG NAIDOC BALL- WATHAURONG NAIDOC MARCH In Melbourne Darnganeet Junior Festival of Tennis (Tennis carnival for Aboriginal Children in Victoria) AUGUST August 4th National Aboriginal Children’s Day August 9th International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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The Torquay Rotary Club led by President Lesley Shedden has continued to support much needed projects in the Torquay Community, Regionally & Internationally. January & February are very busy months for Club Members with the Annual Book Fair on Australia Day & the Motor Show on the Torquay Foreshore in February. The Book Fair exceeded all expectations & with the coordinated work of Torquay Central Probus, volunteers from Diversitat, Spring Creek Community House and the Rotary team ensured the efficient setup/pack up and running of the event. We thank Torquay & Lorne Books for the donation of brand new books and Hayden’s for advertising. Another example of the fabulous work of Rotary.

On a very windy Sunday in February, Club members began early to prepare the foreshore for the over 300 vehicles that had travelled from many places to enter in the 10th Anniversary of the Motor Show. Competitors, families & visitors enjoyed this now annual event on the Torquay Foreshore, where they were treated to a huge spectacle of very special vehicles.

Today’s Scout’s

1st Torquay Scout Group, at Spring Creek Reserve, is the place to look if you’re interested in adventure and learning life skills. Our group is growing and always welcomes adults, boys and girls aged from 6 up, to get involved and join one of our sections: Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, or the Scout Section. Youth members develop leadership skills in small groups, challenge themselves with outdoor activities, and learn about local and global issues in a fun way. The scouting program helps kids develop resilience, self-reliance, initiative, responsibility and become valuable members of their community. Scouting is about learning by experience and being prepared for new adventure!

Kids don’t have all the fun! Adults can join the team as trained Leaders and Adult Helpers (no uniform needed). All Leaders and regular helpers undergo a Police Clearance and Working With Children (WWC) Clearance. All leadership training is provided through Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), a registered training organisation accredited to award Certificate III, IV or Diploma in Leadership. Be help young people be their best! contribute to your community! rediscover Adventure!! Joey Scouts(6&7) Wed 5pm-6pm Cub Scouts(8-11) Wed 6.30-8 Scout Section(11-15) Tues 6.30-8.30

President Lesley with Mayor Brian McKiterick & one of the happy winners!


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Torquay Lions Club

Lions worldwide are in their centenary year and undertaking a wide range of activities. The Torquay club is in the early stages of organising a centenary project having particular benefit for our local youth (more details next issue). We are also running a membership drive to coincide with the centenary. Information leaflets will be available from lion’s members, at BBQs and from the Lions Train. Contact can also be made on our website: au Another recent project was to combine with Torquay Rotary to publicise our clubs with the welcome reappearance of Lions and Rotary signs at the entrances to Torquay following their absence of about five years. A recent donation to Mr Keith Menzel of Winchelsea deserves some publicity. Keith, who is 78, is wheelchair bound after an accident on his farm in 2007. His current motorised chair was recently deemed irrepairable and a new chair, customised to Keith’s special need was proving to be very expensive. Despite a number of grants being available he was $1600 short. It was discovered that Keith had been a member of Torquay Lions before moving to Winchelsea and when his plight was brought to our attention the necessary funds were soon found. All the best Keith! Apart from the usual BBQ and train activities, a number of our members were involved in marshalling duties near the start of the RACV Great Otway Classic Ride. We were active at the recent Relay for Life conducted at the footy ground. Lions donated $1500 towards the cause and were involved in both the set up and clean up for the event, whilst 14 of our members participated on the day.

For more info go to www.joinscouts. or call Desley McKnight 0411 986 779 or Liz Haines 0427 258 772 or

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“The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman Directed by Zina Carman The Laramie Project is a powerful drama based on actual events in the town of Laramie, Wyoming in the United States. In 1998, the brutal murder of gay university student Matthew Shepard attracted worldwide attention and prompted playwright Moises Kaufman to ask, “Is theatre a medium that can contribute to the national dialogue on current events?”. As a result, Kaufman and 10 members of the Tectonic Theatre Company travelled to Laramie six times over a period of 18 months and conducted over 200 interviews to explore the impact of the crime upon the town and its people, and to provide a commentary on the social issues of class, culture, and sexuality. The interviews from this small town provide raw insights into an event that changed many lives. The Laramie Project is not about homosexuality or even primarily about Matthew himself. The play has a relevance way beyond its small town origins and challenges us to examine our beliefs and behaviours as individuals and as a community. As documentary theatre, it lays before the audience what happened in the case of Matthew’s murder and how the people of Laramie, and the world, responded. It is left up to you, the individual, to decide how you feel about what happened. When: Preview: May 15 at 8pm May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm Sunday matinee: May 21 at 2pm Where: 16 Price St, Torquay Tickets: Adults: $21 Concession: $17 Preview $12

The Torquay Community Men’s Shed Inc. is open to local men from all walks of life to encourage friendship, support, good fellowship and to promote health and wellbeing. We’re an Incorporated, not for profit organisation at 18 Price St. Torquay, behind the Old Police Station (TOPS). While some of our members are creative in the workshops, many just come to sit, drink tea/ coffee, eat cake and biscuits and talk for two hours around the “Table of Knowledge”! It’s all part of the process of getting together, meeting new people and generally feeling relaxed in a male friendly, alcohol-free space! Apart from woodwork, we now have a metal work shed with a metal screw-cutting lathe, gas, arc and MIG welding plants, sheet metal folder/ guillotine and other metal working equipment. We meet several times a week: Mondays 1:30pm -3pm is our ‘Singing in the Shed’ group who say they feel fantastic after exercising their lungs. Don’t worry about talent or a lack thereof – these guys can break glass but they do have fun. They’re even getting gigs in town, so come along and join in! Tuesdays & Wednesdays are our regular Shed days, from 9:30am-12:30pm, when everyone arrives, kicks back to relax for a few hours or get stuck into a project in the workshops. On the last Wednesday of the month we have a regular sausage sizzle, all for the same daily fee of $2! Our Cooking Group, that meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at Torquay College where they create some weird and wonderful food! It’s all good fun and provides food to eat and new skills. Now that spring is here, escape from the house for a couple of hours and come see what we’re up to!

Anyone For Tennis? Monday Night Social (Men) Contact: John Iguanati 0414 469 704

Tuesday Midweek Ladies Contact: Shelley Thompson 0407 307 189

Wednesday Cardio Tennis 7pm-8pm

Wednesday Life Activities

10am-11.30am Call: Kris Cuttiford 0425 791 979 or Daryl Mcilvena 0409 886 255

Friday Morning Social Hit Contact: Oona Wadling 5261 2426

Saturday Morning Jr Tennis Contact: Peter Hubacek 0428 399 973

Saturday Mixed Comp

Contact: Wayne Beale 5261 3392

Membership Enquiries

Contact: Sue Minter 0457 835 175 Casual court hire $20 per session – key available at Bell Street Bakery, 15 Bell St Torquay Coaching Available! For more information please see our website:


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LIFE ACTIVITIES CLUB SURFCOAST Inc. Become involved with the local community and share experiences with other like-minded people who have moved to the Surf Coast from all parts of Australia and overseas. Join our Life Activities Club Surf Coast Inc. and participate in a wide range of activities, including: • Cinema • Knit & Knatter • Resistance Training • Scrabble • Social Group • Walking Tues, Thurs, Sat

As well as the established activities mentioned above, we welcome suggestions from members for new/additional activities, particularly if they are prepared to convene the new group. Potential activities could include: • Shopping trips to Melbourne • Fishing, gardening, swimming • Cards, mah-jong

For all enquiries or to apply for membership please contact: • Anne Georgiou, President, 0409 162 102 • June Marks, Secretary, 0449 158 977 • Spring Creek Community House, 5261 2583 during office hours • Visit the website at http:// life-activities-club-surfcoast/

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Danawa Community Garden Did you know that eating locally grown organic vegetables is healthy for you? Of course you did – and getting involved with your local Community Garden is a great start! Danawa has 27 plots for rent ranging from smaller 2x1m raised beds (perfect if you have a bad back) up to some that are 2x3m in size. All the plots are now fully subscribed, but do occasionally become vacant, so go to www.danawa., become a ‘Friend’ of Danawa for just $10 and get on the waiting list. Or become a full member for just $25/ year ($35 family) and join in with the planting and harvesting from the ‘share beds’ at a ‘Pick ‘n’ Plant’ session (check the website calendar for dates and times). The cost of a plot is only another $15/ yr - you can do your own thing at your own pace whenever you want, plus have use of the tool shed, nursery, shelter, and toilet and help with the shared gardens too. So why not become a member at Danawa, and actually make the change in your life that you know you need? Join in at a ‘Pick ‘n’ Plant’ session – check out for everything you need to know, or email

FOUR YEARS AND STILL COUNTING 2017 marks the fourth year of U3A on the Surf Coast, and term one offered twenty-one separate courses with many of the old favourites returning, as well as a number of new classes. One of these was, Exploring Science 1: Tricks of the Light with Anthony Ash, a former engineer and physicist with thirty-two years experience in electronics and photonics. Other new classes covered the environment, drawing, cinema, oral history and non-fiction. This year we saw the retirement of three stalwart members of the committee, who had been working tirelessly to establish U3A in the region. Rosemary Faris was crucial in establishing U3a on the Surf Coast; Charmaine D’Souza worked effortlessly to seek out new tutors and courses while Chris Farrow was a long-time diligent secretary. Fortunately at the AGM in January the three vacant positions were filled. The first Occasional Lecture, held in March, was in fact a musical journey, by local resident Tom Healey, playing the beautiful little pipe organ at St Luke’s giving musical illustrations, demonstrating how an organ works and how the instrument has developed from its ancient beginnings. This first Occasional Lecture continues what has become a very popular activity. $60 membership fee for U3A allows those interested to choose any number of classes for the whole year. Further information at: Phone: 5261 2583 or

Attendees at January AGM


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Introduction to Tablets This new course with tutor Jonathan Harris is designed to help you understand your tablet environment, show you how to use the standard apps/features and how to install other apps. The course is aimed at Samsung devices but is equally applicable to any android based device). Cost: $105 When: Tuesdays 9th May 1pm-3pm for 5 weeks Contact: 5261 2583

Parent Effectiveness Training Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T); an evidence based program designed to help parents use proven communicate skills with children of all ages to avoid conflict and stress and strengthen their relationships. Facilitated by Regina Sawyer a qualified Psychologist you will learn: • How to talk to your children so that they will listen to you. • How to listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood. • How to resolve conflicts and problems in your family so that no one loses and problems stay solved. • A method for troubleshooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them. How you and your family will benefit: • Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing. • They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility. • You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other. • You’ll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving. • Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules. • Fewer power struggles–less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love. Participants will receive the P.E.T. book, the P.E.T. workbook, a Certificate upon completion, and a copy of Dr Gordon’s Credo. Medicare rebates are available with a GP referral. 24 professional development hours available for child-carers, teachers and allied health professionals.To find out more contact Regina Sawyer on 0402 260 757.


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Rice Paper Rolls, Wontons and Dumplings Oh My! Due to popular demand Julie will be running another Rice Paper Rolls class. Last term this class was so popular that we added a 2nd class and both sold out so be sure to book your spot early. The new Wonton/Dumplings class is also sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Cost : $15, all ingredients included. When: Rice Paper Rolls - Monday 8th May, 1.30pm-3.30pm Wontons/Dumplings - Monday 19th June 1.30pm-3.30pm Contact: 5261 2583

Finger Puppets Have fun knitting finger puppets—basic knitting skills required (purl, plain). Cost: $5, all materials provided. When: Wednesday 10th May 10.30am-12pm Contact: 5261 2583

Oh My Google! A 5 week course introducing Android, Apple and computer users to the full suite of Google applications including Google Photos, Calendar, Slides, Docs, Sheets and Gmail. Cost : $105 When: Thursdays 10am-12pm from June 1st Contact: 5261 2583

Small Business Smart Business Workshops Les Watson from Small Business Smart Business Workshops is back again in Term 2 with a great array of low cost professional workshops and seminars on offer for local businesses and organisations; April 26 (11am-1pm) Facebook Advertising (Mel Stewart) May 17 (10.30am-12.30pm) Business Planning (Peter Rankin) June 7 (10.30am-12.30pm) Increasing Sales (Marcus Savidis) June 28 (6pm-8pm) Mobile Photography for Small Business (Mike James) Cost: $20 Enrolment essential tel 03 5222 2234

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Springboard term 2 2017  

In this issue you can find out what's going on around the house, get some advice on estate planning and returning to work, try a quinoa lent...