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Wednesday, 11th December, 2013


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Senior Citizens News Hi folks, What a great day we all had on Wednesday, a good representation of the club, even better food and everyone was more than satisfied. Sincere thanks to all concerned at the Barwon Hotel in ensuring everyone was well catered for. Pleasant service is always a bonus.

Fridays Results were

It was a shame to have the frivolity of Santa shattered by the appearance of our regular faries. I always thought faries were like angels and never aged, but something has happened to our faries. Letting old age catch up with them. Perhaps a regular course of hormonal injections may get them back up to speed for next year’s appearance. Apart from their plight, a very enjoyable day was had by all, as can be seen from the included photos. From the pen of President Haydn.

Birthday greetings are sent to Harry Mawson.

Bowls Vida Bath and Isabel Walker Euchre Lindsay Schroeter and Haydn Shinners Canasta “Queen Jean” Competition Roma Schroeter The last meeting at the clubrooms will be on Friday the 20th of December which will be our final Fish n Chip night for 2013, and we will then resume on Wednesday the 22nd of January 2014. This day will commence at 11am with our Committee meeting, followed by a bring and share lunch and then we will begin the battles for our usual games in the afternoon.

Limerick of the week

A precocious girl from Devon Fell in love from the age of seven. When she gave up her toys In favour of boys She discovered that they were like heaven.

Recipe of the week Almond Butter Drops

90g flaked Almonds 250g packet Butternut cookies 1/4 cup Coconut 60g preserved Ginger 60g Butter 1/4 cup Golden Syrup 90g dark Chocolate 30g flaked Almonds [extra] Spread almonds on oven tray, put into moderate oven 5 to 7 minutes or until almonds are golden. Cool. Crush biscuits to fine crumbs. Combine crushed biscuits, almonds, coconut and chopped ginger in a bowl. Put butter and golden syrup into a pan, stir over low heat until butter has melted, stir into almond mixture, mix well. Refrigerate until firm. Roll teaspoonfulls of mixture into balls, place on trays, refrigerate until firm. Put chocolate into the top of a double saucepan, stir over simmering water until melted. Dip tops of biscuits in chocolate, decorate with extra toasted flaked almonds. Makes about 30.

Top (l-r): “The Faries” and Santa entertaining the Senior’s, Bill Allardyce getting to know the “Fairy”, The “Fairies” are just about past their prime. Bottom (l-r): Lois Davis being spoilt by Santa, Santa with Aileen Beeforth, Marg Lugg and Don Wilson


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Trying to daddy Block buster...

Sometimes, daddying needs a diagram… My son, Harry, is participating in the school’s puberty course right now, and, like many 11 year old boys, there’s a certain fascination with, well… you know. And this brings me neatly to my two dilemmas. You see, when sitting at the kitchen table in the mornings answering his questions and when, dare I say it, writing articles about it, there comes a time when the language required must be used. So in the interests of protecting the meek, if you can’t handle the things that you now know are to be mentioned, perhaps this article isn’t for you. Additionally, your breakfast reservation at my place has been cancelled. So-oo-oo… Harry produced his puberty homework the other day at breakfast. It was a sheet containing two columns – one column listed the body parts, the other listed the function of those body parts. These two columns were jumbled and so his task was to marry the body part with its function and say which sex had that part. According to Harry, this topic had been discussed in class the previous afternoon. Well, I don’t know what they teach kids in school these days but if the cervix is in the man’s penis, I don’t want Dr Harry giving me a caesarean. But it didn’t end there - fallopian tubes were carrying sperm, somehow the scrotum hatched eggs, the uterus helped the man wee and, as my darling 9 year old daughter, Kate, pointed out, Arthur’s dad drives a Vulva. (There’s so much to say about that last one but I know it should be left alone. Hmm…)

Anyhoo, as we’re slurping our cereal and crunching our toast, their naked mother walks past from her completed shower to the bedroom. Normally, she brings her clothes with her to the bathroom but this morning, of all mornings, she forgot them. And she makes this journey during my little lesson on uteruses and cervixes. Quick as a flash, Kate produces a black marker and, ever obliging, Audrey traces out where these girly things are on her lower, lower abdomen. By the end of the drawings it looked like the enemy had dropped an atomic bomb in a forest because there was a mushroom cloud over the bush. In a seemingly unrelated topic, our kids are addicted to wildlife documentaries. Did you know that sperm whale boys (how could there be sperm whale girls?) go off by themselves for a few months of the year to party in the North Atlantic? The girls, (yes, strangely they do exist, though I think they should be called ova whales) head off down south. After this long separation, they meet again near the Azores. Fascinating! Now, after a few months away, the boys are, well, happy to see the girls again. I’m talking VERY happy. So happy that Harry can’t contain his giggles and observes with schoolyard wisdom, “That’s gotta be a 5 meter pecker!” Now, back to that Vulva driver…


Winchelsea Transfer Station

Opening Hours Monday Closed Tuesday 2pm-4pm Wednesday Closed Thursday 2pm - 4pm Friday Closed Saturday 1.30pm - 3.30pm Sunday 9.30am - 12.30pm 55 Cressy Road, Winchelsea. Accepts household garbage, mixed commercial & industrial waste, mixed construction & demolition waste. Accepts recyclable materials. Accepts one recycle bin two waste bins. Does NOT accept clean fill.

Joker Jackpot Friday 12th $1000 must be won Coming up Mick Carson live Saturday 14th from 9pm For enquiries please phone 5267 2046


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Winchelsea Community Directory

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Cricket Training, Juniors & Seniors

Junior Training for U/11, U/13, U/15 and U/17’s at 4.45p.m. at Eastern Reserve. All enquiries contact James Stephenson 0409232926. Senior Training Tuesday and Thursday 5.00 pm at Eastern Reserve. All newcomers welcome.

Boxing Free Community for Fitness

At the Winchelsea Footy Ground. Session will run for 45 minutes. Open to all age groups over the age of 15 and all fitness levels. Boxing is great exercise and these classes will be a lot of fun, so come along and give it a go. This will run every Wednesday night at 5.30pm till Xmas and depending on the interest we might start it up again next year after the school holidays. If you would like to know more information please contact Tracey on 0439351795

Helen Mary Kininmonth Kindergarten Enrolments

Enrolments remain open for both pre-kinder (3 yr old) and kinder (4 yr old) groups in 2014. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the centre at 32 Hesse Street, Winchelsea to complete your enrolment.

Drolkar Buddhist Centre

625 Nortons Road, Paraparap Ph. 03 5266 1788 Summer calendar for 2013-2014 Buddhist Philosophy December9th 7.30-8.30pm December 10th 11-12pm Healing Meditation Dec 10th 1-2pm Meditation Dec. 13th 11-12noon Mindfulness Meditation Dec. 14th 9.30-12.30. January Wednesdays 10am Philosophy 11am Meditation Re-opens February 2nd 2014


Xmas Farmers market Sunday 22nd Dec 10 Willis st winchelsea Fresh fruit & veg, baked goods, preserves roses and other produce. All undercover $5 a stall. Time 10-4pm. Call Belinda 0413417671

Thank You

McCallum, Brent Maree, Warren, Coral and Hugh would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, flowers, phone calls and visits following the passing of Brent. Your love and support has been much appreciated at this sad time.

Christmas Bingo at Dance Raiders Wurdale and Winchelsea Dance committees present an Old Time Christmas Dance To be held in the Wurdale Hall, Wurdale Rd Winchelsea. Come and join us for our last dance with Leigh on the piano Saturday December 14 2013 Dancing 8pm till 11.30pm Leigh Moneghetti Band Admission $8.00 Children Under 16 Free Country Supper Enquiries Ph 52480338.

New Years Eve Dance

Looking for somewhere to spend New Years Eve, join us at the Globe Theatre, in Winchelsea, for the Winchelsea and Wurdale New Years Eve dance and Dance the New Year in. Dress to impress and enjoy the festivities, along with a fabulous supper . Start time is 8pm and we dance till midnight .Cost is just $10 .00 each and we can guarantee you will have a fun filled night. See you there. Enquiries 52672755/ 0409253188

The Winchelsea Football and Netball Club fundraising night at Raiders Bingo at Buckley’s, Geelong will be on next Monday 16th December and we leave about 6.30p.m. and return about 10.30p.m. So, if you are interested or have any inquiries, please contact Lesley Mathison on 52672197.

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Church News

St Thomas Church St John’s Church This week at St Thomas’

Wednesday December 11th 9:15 am Interchurch prayer meeting at the Uniting Church Manse. 10:30 am Holy Communion with Christmas Hymn singing worship service at Hesse Lodge. 3-5pm Paradise Club at the Leisure time center for school age kids this program is run in cooperation by an Interchurch team led by Judy Staples all leaders will have current working with children cards. Sunday December 15th Holy Communion at St Thomas. Monday 16th December 10 am Final Mainly Music week for 2013 at St Thomas Hall. Advance notice Winchelsea Anglican Parish Christmas services: Sunday December 15th 11am Deans Marsh 9 Lessons and Carols. Sunday December 22nd 9am Holy Communion at St Thomas. 7pm Holy Trinity Barrabool Hills 9 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight with children’s talk and Nativity costumes. Christmas Eve. 7pm Deans Marsh Holy Communion. 9pm 9 Lessons and Carols by Candlelight at St Thomas’ with supper afterwards and Children dressed in Nativity costumes. All little Angels and Shepherds welcome! This will be a Child friendly service at a not too unfriendly hour! After supper there will be a short service of Holy Communion for those who wish to continue. Christmas day 8 am Morning Prayer at Barrabool Hills and 10am H.C at Winchelsea. December 29th. 9am. Morning Prayer at Winchelsea. Food for thought On Friday morning the world was saddened to hear of the death of Nelson Mandela a truly great statesman whose legacy to his nation and the world was his astoundingly gracious focus on bringing about a new nation founded on reconciliation and forgiveness rather than on revenge. If ever there was a man who could have been embittered by the injustice he had experienced surely Mandela with his 27 years of imprisonment was the one, yet he emerged from that imprisonment determined to set his people free not only of physical chains but

also of those chains of hatred that can keep us in spiritual and psychological bondage. One of the many “Twitter”comments flying around about him over the last few days suggested that the arrival of Mandela on the world scene was the closest thing to the second coming of Christ that most of us would experience in our lifetime! High praise indeed but possibly a little over the top considering Mandela was at times involved in violent resistance to an oppressive regime before he emerged from his prison cell with his new commitment to forgiveness and reconciliation rather than revenge.

On Sunday it was the second week of Advent when the church looks forward with longing to the second coming of Christ at the same time as preparing to celebrate Christmas. Part of the anticipation of Advent is the longing for the coming of the incorruptible King Jesus who will establish peace, justice and equality for all. Mandela often lamented the fact that although he could rid South Africa of the unjust Apartheid system it was not so easy to reform the economic system meaning that the native South Africans although now legally equal to the Afrikaans were still economically impoverished. Advent looks ahead with faith, hope and longing towards the time when God will establish his reign and overturn all of the inequities of human systems. There is an acknowledgment that however much we may strive towards these goals, until the Lord returns we will only ever have partial success, yet that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work towards the goal of the harmonious relationships that will be part of God’s kingdom. On Sunday we spent some time considering how our Christmas “to do” lists aligned with our desire and vision to see God’s Kingdom and his justice established in the world. Advent calls us to repentance; which really means we need to realign our goals and activities to line them up with this new vision of God’s just reign. We were challenged to consider how we could act now to prepare for a perfect Christmas where reconciliation, forgiveness and harmony were more valued in our homes than the excesses of a commercialized secular Xmas. God bless, Rev’d Wendy Gravolin

Just a reminder that next Sunday evening the 15th of December a local combined choir will perform “And the Angel Said” a Christmas Musical written by John Bumford, which will be presented in the Globe Theatre. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to the Christmas Bowl Appeal, the evening commences at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

A special Community Christmas Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church Inverleigh on Sunday December 15th at 6pm. All welcome, afterwards at the Inverleigh Hotel for dinner. On Tuesday the 17th of December, commencing at 2pm a Christmas Mass will be held at Hesse Rural Health Service, for our community members in care, family members are welcome to attend and a cuppa will be provided by Hesse Rural Health Services after Mass. The Inter Church Carols and Reading Service will this year be held in the Uniting Church on Sunday evening the 22nd of December. Each of our three churches will participate in the service, everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a cuppa afterwards. The collection will be for the Christmas Bowl Appeal. This year St John’s, Winchelsea, will be holding a Christmas Eve Mass commencing at 6pm. It would be wonderful if the children could come along and dress up in their favourite Christmas Biblical characters for Mass. e.g., Joseph, Mary, shepherds, wise kings and angels etc. Children throughout the parish are invited to participate in dressing up for Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Until next time, God bless. Marg Bushell


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Writers of the week from Winchelsea Primary School


Haidee Benning, local Osteopath, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Masseuse is re-opening her Practice in Winchelsea and will be available for appointments from January onwards. Please email Haidee on for appointments and be sure to include your phone number for her to call you when she returns from France just before Christmas. Alternatively, you can find her on Facebook. Attn: Winchelsea Primary School Details: School Crest Repair Colours: Pantone Reflex BlueC Pantone 123C Pantone 400C Pantone 403C Type: Arial Bold


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Lucy Kennedy - Prep I like sleepovers because my Nanna and Pa are fun to play with. It is fun because my Nanna and Pa spoil me and Justin. Cars/Ute By C J Cameron - Year 1 1. Have rubber wheels. 2. Made out of metal. 3. Got little windows on each side of the car. 4. White or black or silver tray on the back 5. Lots of sizes 6. It carries 5 people /twin cab. Fun Run Recount By Eli Sims - Grade 3/4 It was Friday the something of November. We walked down to the Barwon Park we lined up in our grades. First the grade sixes


Talents in Our Community.

There are many organisations in Winchelsea that are run by volunteers and require input from other enthusiastic volunteers to maintain the many activities that help to create the “fabric” of this community. Two people who I have come to know this year and who are generously contributing their skills to the community are John Bumford and Stu Fountain. Stu is largely responsible for the new layout of the Star and on rotation with Tony Phelps assembles a pile of emails into a readable newspaper each week.

left, soon after the grade fives left then the fours then the grade 3 went up to the line. I was sweating before the race started then Jett’s dad Price yelled “go” then we all started. I was with the group but then the group started to go all over the place. I started to get closer to the front then we saw a horse running in its paddock. I didn’t worry about it I kept on going, then I saw the hill I started to run up it I was getting slower. But I didn’t mind so I got up the hill and got to the flag. I started to go back. I was going down the hill I tried not to fall over I got down the hill. I was going fine but then my shoelace came undone. I stopped to do them up after it I got back up and started to run. Overall I cam third. Then all the teachers lined up to race. Miss O’Mara started to walk. Then Price said “go” then all the teachers went Miss Tozer was losing. The other teachers got to the finish line they didn’t stop. Miss Tozer got there and turned back then Miss Tozer won the race.. Cha Ching.

Winchelsea Uniting Church Events of the Week

Inter-church Prayer Meeting Wednesday at 9.15am at Uniting Church Manse. Ladies Lunch at the Tea Rooms – Wednesday 11th at 12.00 Paradise Club - at the Primary School at 3.00pm.

We have come to recognise John’s talent and enthusiasm in playing the piano and the organization of “Morning Melodies”. Did you know he is also a composer? The Christmas musical “And the Angel Said…” was written by John in 2008 starting on Grand Final day when Geelong lost to Hawthorn and it was performed that Christmas.

Evening Fellowship breakup – Wednesday 11th at 6.30pm.

John has pulled together a group of singers and musicians to perform the work for the second time on December 15th at the Globe. He is very complimentary of the sound quality at the Globe and says that it is endorsed by visiting artists who have played there.

Worship next Sunday December 15th at 9.30am – Rev. Len Sherratt

Listening to rehearsal last week, I thought the music was varied and interesting and not what one might expect in a musical interpretation of the Christmas story. You won’t be able to hear this work on the radio or computer so come along and enjoy a live performance of high standard conducted by the composer. Stewart Mathison

“And The Angel Said...” rehearsal – Thursday 7.00-8.30pm combined choir at the Globe Theatre.

“And The Angel Said...” presentation – at the Globe Theatre on Sunday December 15th at 7.30pm. John Bumford Co-ordinator Winchelsea Uniting Church 035267 2062.


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Bunyips Hi Kids,

I have heard lots of ‘tripping and trapping’ on the bridge this week, so I guess some of you have been going swimming. Hope it hasn’t been too cold in the water. This week I have got some cute Christmas decorations to colour in and put on the tree. Have fun! My mailbox is still empty! So please send in your pictures, stories, puzzles, jokes etc. and put them in my mailboxes. Don’t forget they are at the Winchelsea School Office and the IGA supermarket.

Jokes of the Week

Q: What do snowmen like to eat for breakfast? A: Frosted Flakes! Q: What does Tarzan sing at Christmas? A: Jungle Bells!

Bunyip’s tip of the Week

I saw some very red faces the other day, so I think some of you didn’t read my tip last week! So here it is again! If you go to the pool or beach, remember to always wear your sunscreen, even on cloudy days! Slip, Slop, Slap!

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Star Classifieds

Winchelsea Star classified ads are FREE for personal entries. Please be brief, and be sure to include a contact name and phone number. One photo may be included if appropriate. The Editor’s decision whether to publish a classified ad request is final.

For Sale

1982 Franklin Caravan

19 feet long. 4/5 berth including bunks. New upholstery, annex in great condition. Many extras, great family van. Now $7500 ono. Phone Stuart on 0417 160 559

Position Available

Full Time Stable Hand Winchelsea South Epona Park, a small pre-training, agistment and yearling preparation farm in Winchelsea South, requires a great person to join our team as Stable Hand. You will be working closely with our Manager and have plenty of variety in a role that has room to grow. We are obviously looking for a self motivated horse lover that we can trust with our team. Please email: or phone 0403 091 866

Garage Sale

46 Lauders Lane, Winchelsea Saturday 14th December 8-30 am till 3pm Furniture, Household Items, Bric-a- Brac and lots more. 52673014 or 0438319520

Staying safe online this Christmas

With Christmas stockings tipped to be brimming with technology this year Telstra is reminding people to include cyber safety tips as stocking stuffers to ensure technology gifts are being used safely and sensibly – by young and old.

the same number logging in from a smartphone, this reminder to take care online is timely for anyone receiving a special gift this Christmas[1],” Mr Ballantyne said.

The Cyber Safety guides – available free from Telstra’s website, aim to teach children and parents, teens and grandparents (both the cyber savvy and new learners) how to avoid common pitfalls online, including identity fraud, shopping scams and cyber bullying.

• Think before you post. Make your social network presence a positive one

Gordon Ballantyne, Group Executive Telstra Retail said when it comes to online safety a few simple steps go a long way to keeping everyone safe to enjoy their online experience.

• Secure it. Only use wireless services that require passwords, even when you’re on holiday

“When it comes to new technology gifts at Christmas time, we know that many people will be excited to jump online to start their online shopping, gaming or social networking. Telstra’s free Cyber Safety guides are available to remind everyone of the simple steps you can take to help keep the family safe while online,” Mr Ballantyne said.

• Direct children to safe websites, don’t let them play on sites inappropriate for under 18s

Mr Ballantyne also encouraged Australians to install safety measures, such as BigPond® Security software or Smart Controls® for mobile phones, for additional security.

• safeguarding devices

“You wouldn’t think of giving your child a bike without a helmet, or letting them go out for a ride without teaching them road safety. It’s just as important to let your nearest and dearest know about the risks you can encounter in the online world. “With almost two thirds of Australians embracing social networking and

Telstra’s top cyber safety tips: • Turn on privacy settings and inbuilt device security features

• Think twice before giving your personal details online • Choose passwords carefully. Make them hard to guess and change them regularly

• Know the site. Only give financial details on secure websites or apps

• Ensure children know to alert a trusted adult if they see something bad Telstra’s free cyber safety kits contain practical tips and tools to stay safe online including topics such as: • protecting personal information • scams and phishing • banking, payments and shopping • social networking. People can also visit Telstra’s cyber safety page for other tips to stay safe online – regardless of age, online interests or skill level.


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Winchelsea Rep Production a Success with

‘Granny Get Your Gun’ Left: “Riley” makes his big entrance, just in time. Maurie Britt, Millie Clifton, Zac Wojtowicz, Sarah Robertson, Joe Wojtowicz. Center: “Not you again” The Lone Ranger and his loyal companion Rio Tinto, Neil McInnes, Sarah Robertson and Samantha Adams. Right: “Put your hands up!” Lindy Carroll, Michaela Andrew, Neil Cameron

The Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. has had another fantastic season with ‘Granny Get Your Gun’. A cast of 17 displayed a wide range of talents to the delight of all who came to enjoy the theatre restaurant show. We had dancing, singing, acting, musical talent, and a number of fantastic crowds who joined in the antics of the cast. With a performance like that, it was no wonder we have had our biggest season yet with 684 paid people through the Globes door during our 5 performances. Harry Smith took on his first directing role this year, successfully channelling the unique talents of 17 individuals into a masterpiece. This year was especially challenging, as there were 5 newbies who had never acted on stage before. These newbies have proved that you don’t have to have years of talent to act on stage and the audience will agree that it was hard to distinguish between old and new cast members. All did a fantastic job and had an amusing and enjoyable time! This year was our first partnership with John Bader and The Winchelsea Men’s Shed and hopefully it will continue for many years. John and his team constructed the fantastic backdrop and props, and Kathryn Hartley painted them, to add an amazing sense of reality and ambiance to our performance. Libby Leak did her usual fantastic job in the kitchen, serving up a delicious 3-course meal to over 500 people throughout 4 nights. This was a massive effort from Libby and her crew, and it is amazing to

see the care that is taken when cooking and serving such a huge amount of food, to ensure all patrons enjoy it. The Winchelsea Netball Club served the meals to patrons, displaying a fine amount of waiting talent. The Netball club also, to the delight of the cast and crew, cleaned up tables, glasses and the hall after the show. Alison Parish displayed her excellent talent for applying stage make-up, ensuring all cast members embodied their characters. This year we stretched her artistic skills with a range of cowboys, outlaws, saloon girls and, of course, Granny! To ensure all performances ran smoothly, we engaged the musical talents of Adam Gregory and the lighting talents of Peter Lomas. We would also like to acknowledge the prompting talents of Christine Fagan, Helen Canny and Norma Adams, and the wonderful job that Janette Cameron did selling tickets, pouring sherry, manning the door and being a late night taxi driver to many of the cast. This year we were supported by a number of societies. Co-hosts for nights were Winchelsea Fire Brigade, Wurdale Fire Brigade, Wingeel Fire Brigade, Deans Marsh Anglican Church and Winchelsea Netball Club. These societies enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends and family, a hilarious performance from our wonderfully talented cast, and received 80% of the profits from the tickets they sold. This arrangement makes the Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. a very worthwhile and important part of the community. It allows local societies to host a night out and receive an immense percentage of the profits from that night. The Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. are always open to new hosts, so if you are involved in a society that would be interested in co-hosting a night let us know!

In addition to this, the Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. creates partnerships with small clubs and is able to offer significant donations to those clubs in exchange for their help with our productions. These local clubs allow us to put on wonderful dinners and shows, while giving something back to the community. They include the Winchelsea Men’s Shed for set creation, Globe theatre for hall hire, Winch House on behalf of Madeline Pearce (our hon. treasurer), Winchelsea Football Club for catering, and Winchelsea Netball Club for waitressing and cleaning. This year, a collection for the Winchelsea Hospital was taken during the show, and due to very charitable donations by the audience, $2657.50 was raised. It is with great pride that we are able work so closely and so well with all of these clubs, and it obviously produces very enjoyable productions. We hope that these partnerships will continue in 2014, and allow us to have another successful year. The Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. is always looking for new co-hosts to host evenings, new partnerships with local clubs and new cast and crew members. We are looking for people to act, sing, dance, play musical instruments, make costumes, hair, lighting, music, sound, stage set up, prompt, sell tickets and more. If you would like to be involved in the Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. please let us know, you will meet some fantastic people while having a great time and being apart of a wonderful community. Contact the Winchelsea Repertory Society Inc. on or call Neil Cameron: 0419 329 245 Photos taken by Elle-Mia Drayton.


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Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

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Dr. Emily McDonald (Chiropractor) will be available at the Winchelsea Medical Clinic—Open Saturdays Monday & Thursday: 6:00—8:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30—11:00 AM & 2:00—6:00 PM Saturday: 8:30—11:00 AM Please call the clinic on 52671268 for an appointment


Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

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Train Services Bus Services

Bus to the Hub

WCC Bistro Thursday Nights Free Bus Pick up from your home and Drop off (Winchelsea) if you are:

Trains to Geelong/Melbourne

Bus From Geelong to Colac

Mon-Fri 07:22 13:18 19:03 Sat 08:19 13:28 19:12 Sun 08:57 14:35(bus) 19:12

Mon-Fri Geelong Rail Station Deakin Uni Winchelsea Station Terminates Colac Rail Station

17.35 17.57 18.24 19.05

Sunday Geelong Rail Station Winchelsea PO Winchelsea PO Geelong Rail Station

17.10 17.40 14.35 15.20

Sunday bus service departs from Winchelsea Post Office

• Over 65

Trains from Geelong/Melbourne

• have a disability

Mon-Fri 08:55 14:27 20:15 Sat 09:30 14:32 20:32 Sun 10:30 20:32

• Or find yourself socially isolated Free Complimentary Main Meal for “Bus to the Hub” Users (1st Time Users) To book your seat phone: Annie Ph: 0427 840 280 or Michelle: Ph: 0437 783 551 Proudly supported and sponsored by: Winchelsea Cricket Club and Working With Winchelsea

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Wednedsay 11 December Ray & Jeanette McConachy

Friday 13 December

Volunteer Required-Call 5261 0508

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Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

Helen Mary Kininmonth Kindergarten A year in summary 2013 has been a very busy and productive year for Helen Mary Kininmonth Kindergarten. This year for the first time the kindergarten has been operational for five days a week. Enrolments exceeded 30 children in the kinder group so a rotational system was implemented over four days. The numbers in our pre-kinder group have also been pleasing with a program running successfully for 3 hours every Wednesday morning.

shown on a daily basis both towards the children, parents and kinder community.

At the beginning of the year, the committee developed a list of things we aimed to achieve throughout 2013. Thanks to fantastic fundraising efforts as well as some successful grant applications, the committee has been able to tick many of these goals off the list. Achievements include a new lime green shade sail over our climbing playground; the fixing and resealing of the bathroom floor; new rubber tough matting for underneath the swings; sanding and painting of the wooden fort (thanks to the Winchelsea Mens Shed) as well as numerous resources and materials for inside the kinder. These include a new block storage unit and a child safe mirror for the children to look at themselves while dressing up. New kinder signs have been designed for Hesse Street and the entrance area to the kindergarten. These should be installed before the end of the year.

Treasurer Moira Thomson

The biggest project for the committee this year has been ‘The Super Sandpit’. This project has been a long term project carried on from last year. ‘The Super Sandpit’ is the redevelopment of the sandpit to include concrete paths, toy storage, an overhead structure, a water tank and cafe style blinds to allow use in all weather conditions. The projects budget is in excess of $10,000. I am very pleased to advise that with the help of some very hard working and dedicated committee members we have reached this

The HMK kindergarten annual general meeting was held recently and once again we have an enthusiastic group of parents joining the committee for 2014. I wish to welcome and thank new and returning parents for their commitment to improving the kinder for their own and future children. The executive committee for 2014 is as follows: President Jessica Kattwinkel Vice President Elizabeth Jennings

budget and works on the sandpit are due to begin in the very near future. Fundraising has been a key part in allowing us to achieve what we have thus far. Activities throughout the year have included an Easter raffle, Trivia night, Bunnings BBQ, Billy G’s cookie dough fundraiser and Design a Plate fundraiser. Altogether these activities have helped the kindergarten to raise over $5000. This would not have been possible without the support of our wonderful kinder families so I would like to thank everyone that contributed to these fundraisers by either selling/purchasing tickets or products, volunteering time, or through attendance. Special thanks to the Winchelsea Bendigo Community Bank for grants totalling $3000, the Surf Coast Shire for a grant of $1000 and the Winchelsea Lions Club for their kind donation of $1500 towards our ‘Super Sandpit’. Helen Mary Kininmonth Kindergarten has an amazing staff that dedicate so much time and effort into making our kinder such a positive and happy place for our children to be. Julie with the support of Danielle and Jodie has run a very successful kinder program while Ros stepped in nicely in term two to run our pre kinder program with the support of Jodie. I personally wish to thank them all for their professionalism and enthusiasm

Secretary Kerrie Hooper We look forward to another successful year in which our children can flourish in a fun and engaging learning environment. The hours for our 4 year old kindergarten program in 2014 are Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-2pm. The pre-kinder program will operate on Wednesdays 9am-12pm. If you would like any further information or wish to enrol your child please contact the centre on 52672061 or drop in to 32 Hesse Street, Winchelsea. Jessica Kattwinkel

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Waurn Ponds to Winchelsea Update

Wet weather has continued to limit major earthworks and pavement construction activities in the past month.

BMD has recommenced work on the existing carriageway while placement of the next layers of pavement on the new carriageway has continued.

Drainage works have commenced on the south side of the highway.

A number of intersections are currently being constructed with preparation of the road pavement base layer. Installation of electrical conduits and street lighting poles has continued at a number of intersections.

Tenders closed on 20 November 2013.


Austin Street to Deans Marsh Road:

Tender evaluation is underway with an award of the contract expected prior to Christmas. Powercor relocations are complete.

Installation of the reinforced earth walls is continuing and the remaining concrete piles have been driven into the ground as part of the foundation works for the bridge over the railway line at Buckley. Construction of the bridge abutments has begun with the western abutment already cast and eastern abutment expected to be cast in mid December.

A concept design for the new public toilets is complete, receiving positive feedback from Surf Coast Shire officers, Councillor Rod Nockles and representatives of the Winchelsea Tourism and Traders Association. Comments received will be taken into consideration during the detailed design phase.

Winchelsea Projects

Rehabilitation works are 50% complete on the central arch of the bridge; works continuing.

(Lennox Street to Deans Marsh Road including Barwon River bridge)

Lennox Street to Austin Street: Stabilisation works associated with construction of pavement base layer were completed on the north side of the highway in October. Pavement works will continue on the north side behind traffic barriers. Due to wet weather in November, progress of intersection pavement works at Olney Street and Barkly Street were limited. Work will continue at these intersections in December. Changed traffic conditions including alternative access arrangements will be in place while works at intersections are carried out. Water relocation works are now complete. Telstra relocation works have commenced on the north side of the highway and will continue during December.

Winchelsea bluestone bridge:

Scaffolding works have been completed on the eastern (Geelong) arch of the bridge. Washdown of the eastern (Geelong) arch of the bridge has been completed, and grouting works have commenced.

Winchelsea to Colac:


Ces’s Christmas Pudding (Gluten Free) Patricia Schroeter

200g mixed fruit 50g mixed peel 1 cup rum 250g butter 250g sugar 5 eggs 125g GLUTEN FREE plain flour pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon each bi-carb soda, nutmeg, mixed spice 125g GLUTEN FREE bread crumbs butter, extra Gluten free plain flour extra Combine dried fruit and mixed peel in a bowl, scatter with rom, cover and leave overnight. Using an electric mixer beat together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy then slowly beat in eggs one at a time. Sieve together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to mixture alternating with soaked fruit mixture. Stir through breadcrumbs. Brush a 1.8 litre capacity pudding bowl with butter, line the base with a circle of baking paper and dust with flour. Pour pudding mixture into the bowl and top with another circle of baking paper. Cover with 2 layers of foil and tie with string. Place pudding into a large saucepan with a wire rack or tea towel lining the base. Fill with enough water to come halfway up the side of the bowl. Cover and simmer for 4 hours topping up water when necessary.

VicRoads is preparing Planning Scheme Amendments for both the Surf Coast Shire and Colac Otway Shire planning schemes.

Pudding may be made ahead and cooled in the bowl. Reheat in large saucepan of simmering water for 2 1/2 hours.

Documents are being finalised for public exhibition. Further advice regarding details and timing for this process will be provided later this month.

Nutrient analysis - Based on 10 serves. Per serve- Energy 2182kg, Protein 5.0 g, Fat 24g, saturated fat 15g, Carbohydrate 59g (4 exchanges) Fibre 1g

More information about the duplication of the Princes Highway between Geelong and Colac is available at www.vicroads., by calling (03)4243 3800 or by visiting the project office at 174–212 Colac Road in Highton (opposite Bunnings in Waurn Ponds).

Reprinted from The Australian CoeliacDecember 2012


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Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

Winchelsea Swimming Pool

Probus Christmas Lunch Linda Carter

Last Monday Winchelsea Probus Club enjoyed their Christmas break up lunch which was held at the Senior Citizens Rooms. The catering was done by Sorella Foods from Birregurra. We were entertained by the beautiful voice of Maureen King wonderfully accompanied by John Bumford on the piano. Some community carol singing followed and may I say the ladies did a much better job than the men, perhaps they were outnumbered. The meal was preceded by nibbles and then a wonderful roast of lamb and turkey followed by trifle or frozen plum pudding, just delicious. The meal was finished off by tea, coffee and an abundance of delicious little cakes. Well done caterers I am sure noone had any tea that night. A great way to start off the Christmas season. Probus is now in recess till February.

Open 7 Days a week 12pm - 6pm (The pool is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.) Prices Childeren Swim $3.80 Adult Swim $4.80 Spectators $1 Family Season Pass $165 (If purchased by December 15 $145) Barwon Terrace, Winchelsea. Phone: 5267 2027 Pool operating hours may change depending on weather conditions.

Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

Beeac Golf Club

From the Beeac Bandit 2 Man Ambrose Winners Ian Featherstone, Clinten Worden NTP 7th Clinten Worden Golding Hole Clinten Worden Chicken Run Winner Terry Norman Congratulations Phillippa Drayton on turning 21 on Saturday 30th November from all members of the Beeac Golf Club

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Winchelsea Golf Club Men

Saturday Mens Daryl Boddington Trophy Stroke 1st D.Morgan 83-18-65,2nd C.Harrison 80-14-66,3rd G.Oliver 86-19-67, BDN-S. Hamphshire 95-25-67, S.Humphries 8921-68 N-Pin B.Perry,G-Hole M.Hedger,BHole R.Holmes. Midweek Par 9 Hole 1st D.Lewis +4,2nd G.Gillies +1,3rd M.Bubb +1,4th A.Read+1 NTP W.Stephenson.


The ladies Played 9 Holes of Stableford Winner was Sue Cuthbert 17 PTS It was a 3 was Count back with Deb Drayton and Marie Robins just missing out Sue also won the NTP on the 6 Hole. This week is our Xmas party and again where has the Year gone.

Extraordinary AGM this Thursday 7.30pm.

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A Christmas Musical based on St. Luke’s account written & directed by John Bumford at the Globe Theatre, Winchelsea on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 7.30pm Entry by Donation, Proceeds to Christmas Bowl Supper “And the Angel Said...” is an hour long musical setting of the words as set out in the first 2 chapters of St. Luke in the New Testament. The story is presented by a narrator, supported by a 4-part choir, 3 soloists, and 4 instruments. The original music was written by John Bumford in 2008,with a bright, modern rhythmic character. Our soloists are local soprano, Maureen King, who sings the part of Elizabeth, Helen Menzel-Ling from Werribee, who sings Mary’s songs, and baritone, Graham

Ford from Melbourne who sings some angel messages. Our instrumentalists are pianist, John Howes from Geelong, organist, Geoff Coots from Geelong, Flautist, Lucy Quarternman from Deans Marsh, and percussionist, Andrew Gibson from Buninyong. The local Winchelsea Combined Choir is augmented by some members of the International Harvester Male Chorus based in Geelong. Our narrator is Phil Short from Buckley. The words being sung and narrated will be projected on a screen, prepared by Rachelle Javier. We hope you can share with us a new perspective on the Christmas story this year as you hear many familiar words of the gospel story in a new catchy and lively packaging for our current generation.


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Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

Winchelsea Bowling Club By Kitty ‘n Jack

On Tuesday the 3rd of December, Division 1 travelled to Camperdown and Division 2 to Birregurra. Division 1 Winchelsea were defeated by Camperdown winning 1/3 rinks, 60 shots to 69 shots. Division 2 Winchelsea defeated Birregurra winning 2/3 rinks, 77 shots to 67 shots. A very sunny Saturday saw Division 1 travel to Lorne, Division 3 to Colac and Division 4 to Derrinallum. As our new green was still in the process of being laid we had to travel for what were to be 2 at home teams. Division 1 Winchelsea were def by Colac 1, winning 1/4 rinks, 90 shots to 95 shots. Division 3 Winchelsea def Central 3, winning 3/4 rinks, 104 shots to 84 shots. Division 4 Winchelsea def Derrinallum, winning 2/3 rinks, 74 shots to 55 shots. Coming Up Thursday 12th December, Women’s 100 Up commences 9-30 a.m.

Thursday 12th December, Twilight Bowls commence 5-30 p.m. Saturday 14th December, Christmas Break Dinner & Entertainment Sunday 15th December, Men’s Pairs commence New members are always welcome and any person interested in a roll is able to contact David Yandell our club secretary, 52672140 to arrange a convenient time. Please take advantage of this if you would like to try your hand at lawn bowls. Until next week may the bowls be with you!!! Congratulations to Geoff Orchard and Steve Fanelli winners of the Men’s Pairs.

The Star takes a break over Christmas We are taking a break over the Christmas period, but not for long! We are publishing on December 18, December 25 and return for 2014 on January 22. Copy deadline for The Star is 4pm every Sunday. Happy to take submissions over the break. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year !

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