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

Following a different route to…

Some very important decissions to be made each time the planning of the Rac Wac (Race around Churchill, Walk around Churchill) is underway is:

a) Where is the starting point,

b) What is the destination

c) Time of day to start, d) theme of day,

e) Mode of transport available (feet or wheels?)

f) Family event, district event or just Guides and Leaders?

g) What are the Occupational, Health and Safety requirements,

h) Is each patrol following a different route to an appropriate destination ( accompanied by an adult with first aid kit and a car) or are the whole lot going together to the end destination?

i) Costs involved?

j) What are the S.W.O.T. things to consider?

K) Menu and allergies to foods.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | body, Check-out, Churchill, cook, Create, Design your own, Discuss, Explore, Feet, Find out, People, Physical, Plan and Lead, Practical, Self, Take part in, Uncategorized, wheels | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Heads Held High

Disabilities are many where people are concerned. How people react to their disabilities as well as how other people react and inter-react with those who have disabilities will change as knowledge and experience change both in our community, our daily situations and ourselves.

Guiding has many opportunities for both those with or without disabilities.  Learning about and exploring different aspects of disabilities helps all of us in our daily lives.  To this end always has been Service Badges that the members of guiding can work towards.  Enjoy finding out more about what and how these various badges have worked over the decades.  gain a wider knowledge of what other badges have entailed and what different generations of girl guides  have done towards earning these Service orientated badges.  Where possible follow ons have been hyper-linked for your interests.  Having a glimpes of what and where a simple service assistance has taken various Guides may help you better understand the Service components of being a Girl Guide in the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl Guides.

April 10, 2010 Posted by | 100 Years of Guiding, action, Action Plan, Activites, events and service, Activities, Advocacy, Advocate, Arrange, Australian Guide Program, Austrralia Day 2009, Badges, Badges, Awards and more, Belonging, Best, Book, Brainstorming, Care, Care for, celebrate, Challenge, Challenges, Citizenship, clean, Clean Up Australia, Collect, Computer, Computers, consider, decission-making, Develop, Discover, Discuss, discussions, Ears, Earth Hour, Elements of Guiding Program, Empowerment, encouragement, environmental action, Explore, Face Painting, Feb. 22nd, Find out, First Aid, First Aider, Four World Centers, Fun Run, Fun Walk, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Generations, Glendonald Park, goodturn, Governance, Guardianship, Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood Honor Roll, investigate, Jump rope for heart, Laws, Leadership, Leadership-Skills, Learn, Ledership, Life skills gained, Lifeskills, mindmap, Multicultural, Olave Baden-Powell Award, other People, Our Canana, Our Chalete, Our-World, Outdoors [and the environment], ownership, parade, Patrol System, People, Physical, planning, Play Ground, Poverty, Power-of-One, Practical, Procedure, programing, Programs, Promise and Law, Promise-and-Law, QG, Recycling, Self, Service, Service, Service, short term, Special Badges, Step by step working plan, Stepping stones, Take part in, team work, The Australian Identity, time, timeline, tolerance, Understand, WAGGGS, Water | , , | Leave a comment

Patrol Activity: Library Afternoon

March 18th at 4.30 pm to 6pm both Patrols members will meet at the Churchill Hub…where the library is. The  Unit scarves will be brought down too.

This Patrol Activity is to look up things about the four World Centers and the countries they are in.  Different activities, words, cooking and things done in those countries too.

A friend may attend.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Computer, Hub, March, Patrol, World Centers | Leave a comment

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

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

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

Who can come to Girl Guides

Like the drought breaking rain that the area is currently experiencing the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District is setting out wipe away the dust, shake off the cobwebs and get involved in the local community. Objective of this is to increase our membership base.
Recently World Thinking Day occurred.  The first Ice Cream fund way back in the early days of Guiding History had every member participating in one little service.  They stopped eating ice cream for one week.  Save their pennys and thrupences and sent them to England.  Lady Baden-Powell had this money from all over the world to use.  Collectively the money was pooled together and went towards the first Guide Houses front door frame and door.  Everyone owned a part of it.  Every Girl Guide or Girl Scout could go through those doors and be welcomed.
Girl Guides replicates itself.  The system is good.  So back here on ground level everyone is made welcome.  Thus said bulling and ground turf infighting from the outside of those welcoming door will not stop those who want to attending Girl guides from attending, being welcomed and being safe.  As girl Guides our Duty of Care is not only to all Girl Guides but also to our environment. The air we breath and so forth.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Be Safe, Churchill, come, Front Doors, Girl Guides, Governance, Hazelwood, Ice Crem Fund, Membership, System, voice, World Thinking day | Leave a comment

Robs reply to Email re Honor Board [to CDCA and Issues]

Subject:   RE: in rely to CDCA and Issues
From:   “Rob de Souza-Daw”
Date:   Sun, February 28, 2010 11:17 pm
To:   susanc@speedweb.com.au
Priority:   Normal
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Sue, thanks for the email.

I make the following points-
1. I will forward a photo of the Honour Board as an attachment with the
common email in
the next few days.
2. I am not sure how many of the WWII servicemen and women listed on
the Honour
Board are still alive but in addition to Tom Lawless, the three Fox
sisters are alive.
3. I wish to view the early photos of the Hazelwood South Hall and may
wish to obtain
digital copies.
4. The expression- They fought for Hazelwood- is incorrect. None of
people listed on the
Honour Board enlisted at Hazelwood, some enlisted after they left
the Hazelwood
district and a few never lived at Hazelwood although they attended
the Hazelwood South State School.
5. I am the person who has taken photos of this Honour Board and
others. It is for my
own project relating to the commemorations of servicemen and women
of any era from Hazelwood (including Churchill). I am seeking to
identify men and women who have
lived in Hazelwood (as defined) for some part of their lives and
have served full-time in the Australian, colonial or allied forces. Many
of the veterans, for different reasons
are not listed on any Honour Board.
6. I am opposed to the suggestion that the names on this Honour Board
be duplicated for another purpose as the Board contains inaccuracies
and is not complete.

More details will follow when I have completed and forwarded the email.


Regards

Rob [de sauz daw]

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood South Hall, Hazelwood South State School, WW11 Servicemen and women | Leave a comment

The planting of trees and shrubs on the Hazelwood South Reserve.


Approximately fifteen years ago the now Latrobe City Council nursery person came out to the Hazelwood [South] Reserve and showed us how to use the tools to plant over one hundred tree saplings around the then Hazelwood Reserve.

The saplings were a wide variety of nectar and gum producing natives of the reserve area. The idea was to encourage the native animals while furthering a native corridor.
The second side to planting the sampling trees and shrubs as to lessen the retained water that lay over the Reserve during the wet season. The water sat from the reserves middle to the far North Corners. That is the side of the Reserve nearest the Monash Highway. The trees and shrubs chooses loved getting their feet wet.
The third reason was that when these trees and shrubs grew they would provide a wind shelter for the Churchill Soccer Club
The fourth and main driving factor that got the Guides out of home on a bitterly freezing day was they were working towards a badge. The Wombat Wattle one which involved doing something for the Australian Native vegetation and animals.
With in a few weeks the Churchill Soccer people were parking all over the saplings while games and practice sessions were occurring. People were ‘hooning’ around in the wet ground. During practice times and games the saplings went missing. As the kids grew up they have told of how they were encouraged to pull out and throw around the saplings so that they would not grow.
The scrubs that remain are next to the Hazelood Small Bore Rifle Club, One behind the Hazelwood South Hall and a small patch near the entrance dirt road that leads into the Soccer Club.
Even the six Calistamon trees that lined the front of the Hazelwood Reserve nearest the Tramway Arterial Road went missing.
As time moves on what will be the further effects of Guiding improving the World that we live in and reducing the carbon foot print while abiding to the laes and restrictions imposed upon it. One of these will be the further planting of shrubs native to the area between the Hazelwood South Hall and the corner of the farmers fence.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Churchill, Churchill Soccer Club, Corridor, Latrobe City Council, Native, Shelter, tree week, vegetation, wind | 5 Comments

Near accidents as speeding vehicles cut across the Hazelwood South reserve.

Over the last few years the Youth Members, Olave Program Members, Visitors, Parents, Leaders and the District Leaders have witnessed near accidents occur with speeding cars, Utes and 4 wheel drives competing for the soccer clubs car parking positions by speeding while cutting across the Hazelwood Reserve or vehicles are parked criss crossing all around the Hazelwood South Reserve..

While the public or members of the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides are other wise occupied with what the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides have planned out these speeding ‘hoons’ can severely hurt someone – as has been the case on several occasions.
The risk analysis was easy to decide. Effecivetly prevention is better than cure. This step has drastically reduced the use of the Hazelwood [South] Hall until the Latrobe City Council has fixed the cause.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Car Park, Churchill, Entrance, Hazelwood Reserve, Hazelwood South Hall, Hoons, Latrobe City Council, Parking, Risk Analysis | Leave a comment