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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

Clean Up Australia

The actual Clean Up Australia national cleaning day lands on what ever the 1st Sunday of March each year is.

Traditionally the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides have concentrated their efforts either around the Glendonald Park [the playground and BBQ area] or the Hazelwood South Hall.

Over the years it was found that the youngest Guides got easily bored with the whole thing after about one half hour.  The older Guides got distracted after about one to one and a half hours.  So now there is a flip side to the service activity.

Coinsiding with the day is a Teddy Bears Picnic and Activities in the Park (about one hour worth).  Usually the Teddy Bears picnic starts at just after morning tea time.  And the Activities begin about three quarters of an hour later.  This way the youngest ones can go back to cleaning up the Park or just progressively make their way over to the Activities in the Park.

Needless to say to have these activities going on there needs to be Adult volunteers.  Please feel free to speak to the District Leader and ask for the necessary plans, paperwork and other District Team Members participation schedules.

Catching up on all these activities might be easier when you are invited to ‘meet’ with others with the District Facebook group.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | BBQ, Clean Up Australia, Facebook, Glendonald Park, Hazelwood South Hall, March, Play Ground, Teddy Bears Picnic | 2 Comments

Management of flexible age range meeting times.

Yes, there are extraneous needs of the Girl Guides attending the weekly Unit meetings that are pushing the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District to open a second meeting time.

The biggest thing holding this back is the lack of people screaming to be leaders!  For a female over 18 years old to become a leader they must have a police Check initiated by Guide Center and a Working with Children Check [WWC]  other issues are lack of’s [money, time, commitment, weekends, transport….]

Then where are the girls who want to be Guides.  Sometimes having one meeting time does not fit into their time table.

The second meeting time would be on a Wednesday and begin at 7pm and will be for the current 11 to 15 year age range.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Flexiable, meeting, training | Leave a comment

Service list for 2010

 The Baw Baw Region Leader needs to fill in a once a year ‘Service to the Community’ section in her report for Guide center.

So here is a list of various services to the community we have participated in during 2010.

  • Service: Computers
  • Service Survey for Walker Park
  • Service: The Hazelwood Hall clean up guide lines [finally written] and maintenance of the grounds.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Clean Up Australia, Computers, Face Painting, Hazelwood South Hall, Playgroup, Radio Club, Walker park | 2 Comments

Treasurers report as of March 2010

  • Another $57 odd  from Ritchies for Febarary has been included in this total.  Thank you everyone for spending at Ritchies thus the District gets get a donation.
  • The blogs may one day be a passive fundraiser with readers of the information clicking on adverts.  We await with baited breath to see how this works out.
  • Bills to pay’
    • Region leaders fund (the $10 left to pay)
    • TRU energy (approx $70)
    • Sets of Hall keys.
    • Guide Shop ($241)
    • Guide contents insurance ($90.00)
      • NOTED that the Guide Shop and Guide Insurance will be paid together (2 cheques of correct amount) when the next donation from Clear Vision Enterprises comes in)

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Donations, fundraiser. | Leave a comment

2010 Churchill Festival

Is back on.  New date April 17th 2010.

The district Leader has offered for the Guides to  help make and then to survey any child at the Churchill Festival in regard to the park [known as the Walker Street Park] and its possible use for the children who do use it, play in it, cut through it.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | CDCA, Churchill festival, Service, Walker park | Leave a comment

Starting up a play group.

There is interest in having a playgroup at the Glendonald child and maternal heal building.  How this can be achieved is if those interested in the Gipps Guides can register and run a play group as part of their OBP.

Those that have child care and are interestred are too old to be in the Gipps Guides.

Now however getting a playgroup off the ground has ground to a hilt currently due mainly to a time factor.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | O B-P., Playgroup | Leave a comment

Outdoor Committee meeting Mach 1st 2010



Minutes to be attached when received.

Effectively
Canoeing team need reassessment and this was to happen this month.  Hitch with reassessment and use of outside Guiding assessor.

Canoe maintenance levels to being done.

Ev Graham day See attached.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | camp, Canoe, Ev graham, Outdoor Committee, Qualifications, Water Activities | Leave a comment

Face painting. as a service to the community

Face painting is a removable body art form.  As a service to the community people and organisations may ask if there are people available through this district who have this art.

Donations are acceptable.  Donation monies to be banked through the treasurer of the District.  Unless specified the Monies go to where the District Leader and Team think is most appropriate.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | community, Donations, Face Painting, Service | Leave a comment

Agenda District Leaders meeting 9th March 2010

Hazelwood And Churchill Agenda District Leaders meeting 9th March 2010
Attending
Appologies
Welcome
District Leader message::
Welcome to Girl Guides in Hazelwood and Churchill.
Minutes read and accepted ?.
Correspondance in /out

Reports
Business arising:
see General Business /Reports
General Business

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Calendar, Camps, communication, meeting, Membership, money, Qualifications, Service, Units | 1 Comment

COMPUTERS MARCH 2010

AS OF MARCH 2010 THERE ARE TWO THINGS GOING ON WITH THE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY COMPUTERS.

THERE ARE COMPUTERS COMING OUT TO CHURCHILL WHEN GERALD HAS A KEY TO THE HALL.

MARTIN KLEIN HAS OFFERED TO [AS FAR AS HE CAN] FIT THE COMPUTER TO THE RECIPENTS NEEDS.

MARTIN HAS A COMBINED COMPUTER FOR THE OFFICE REPLACEMENT.  THANKFULLY.  ALL THIS NEEDS IS FOR THE DISTRICT LEADER TO PICK THIS UP AND REPLACE THE ONE IN THE OFFICE.

A LEADER HAS BEEN APPROACHED AND ASKED IF ANOTHER PERSON CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROGRAMMING OF THIS OFFICE COMPUTER. NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS AS YET SO I CANNOT COMMENT ABOUT IT.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Computers, Keys, Service, volunteer | Leave a comment