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Were going to be at Churchill Festival 2010

Every two years Churchill has a festival.  Except for really bad weather the Hazelwood and Churchill Guides have attended this festival over the past twenty odd years that I know off.  There have been so many different things that the District Guides have done.  Each Festival is a different challenge. The same was apparent for this 2010 one as well.

This years festival was in some doubt re the continuance but local business have supported the organising committee.  unfortunately the dates changed.  So many organisations were thrown into disarray re their own appearance.    One such group was the Walker Street playground group.  Which the District leader met when the a presentation was put forward by the Walker Street Playground group at a Churchill District Community Development meeting [CDCA].

The District Leader made a suggestion that the Walker Street playground group conduct a survey of the youth of Churchill as to what they actually wanted to see happen to this land.  There were two challenges apparent.  The most pressing was the actual asking of the children. Not really an acceptable thing these days in Australia where a grown older man approaches the child.  So the District Leader suggested that the Guides of Hazelwood and Churchill do this as a service to their community.  Since the Churchill festival is approaching and the District was attending where there would be children we would make a simple survey and the Guides could ask the questions.  relief on the Walker Street playground mens faces was very apparent.

The Guides have been told of the rules and guidelines this service concept has been given. They are looking forward to the service.  How many friends and people out there do they know.

Over the last few months the Youth members have concentrated on the one hundred year Girl Guide celebrations. Working through different syllabus  aspects, combined with several other themes such as World Thinking day, the History of Guiding, the food and the Guides Four World Centers.  The last meeting we all went over which badges from the first term this year they have actually completed through the Guiding programs.  Some have realised that there were challenges outside of the meeting times.  These challenges count too.  But hay they are unable to receive, sew and wear these badges on the Churchill Festival day.

Not to worry the District leader has said wear no uniform.  No sash, shirt etc.  Dress to the occasion.  The Unit scarves will be supplied for the day.  Why?  When people approach others with a clip board the other person automatically feels vonerable and will put up defenses such as shyness, and an unwillingness to answer questions.  To overcome this no uniform is to be worn…just the scarf…. and a smile on their face and in their voice.

Designated boundaries are to be set.  he adult will be very near by within the specified area. This year our shelter will be the Kitchen fly.  Identifiable by the three flags that will be attached.  The area that the Guides may question the children in is from the front of the three flags.  If the adults at the base cannot see the Guides and their adult then they will be contacted via phone and the request will be made to come back to base. NOW.

Each small group of questioners will have a clip board and pen, a thank-you note which will have an invitation to the Guides Disco that they are planning on the 15th May 2010.  The age group the disco  invitations are aimed at are for the five to ten year olds. Primarily the females – who may bring their friends. The older target girls will be invited to another Disco for their age group when the older Guides begin an a Wednesday evening later in the term. Note we are not turning this age group down though!.

The idea for the Disco invitations came about as the Guides were wondering what the word promote Guiding meant.  Asked what made them realise that Guiding was not so scary most  answered that they had come to a Disco. One said she had promoted Guides through having a CD evening.  So disco was what we would have again this time as well as after the disco up by having a CD evening later this term.

There are other activities that both the Region, the District, the Leaders and then also the Youth are organising through out this years program.

While at the Churchill Festival, from the base shelter, simple painting crafts are on offer for painting.  Again an invitation will be included. The invitations are printed with a RSVP of the whynotgirlguides@gmail.com address and Susan’s – the District Leaders and Debbie’s a Unit Leader phone number.

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April 15, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, CDCA, District team, Friendship, girl, Girl-Power, hand, June, Kitchen Fly, Knowledge Basis, Knowledge management, Leadership-Skills, May, Multicultural Festival, Patrol System, People, Plan and Lead, Self, Service, talents, tent, Youth Members | , | 2 Comments

SERVICE FLASH THAT BEGAN IN 2009

This Service Flash has  three level [One, two and Three]

A Guide may start the flashes at the age of seven for flash 1, nine for flash 2 and 11 for flash 3.  Each different level has a period of service required over a varing amount of time.  For instance level 2 Service Flash has a  minimum of fifteen hours of ret over three months which works out at approximately 1% hours per week. . This can “include service to your “immediate and extended family, school and Guiding.

What needs to be recorded and signed off for is the date the Service began and concluded. What Service has been  provided Length of time given,.  Of course a Signature  is a must too.

The total hours given may be copied from Look Wide 2009 edition Page 83.  So what needs to be purchased and filled out is an up to date Look wide book.  Available at the Guide Shop.

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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.

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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

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

Keys March 2010

There are two be two sets of hall Keys cut.
One for a leader in training the other goes to Marya and Gerald as they are having trouble meeting up with Debbie or Susan so that computers may come to The District for redistribution by Susan.

Also: the Latrobe City Council has been approached for another set of keys to go to a Leader in training so that she has access to the ‘office’.

All keys must be signed for through the key book.  Contact Debbie for this.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Hazelwood South Hall, Keys, Office, register, Service, team member | Leave a comment

Guides Honor.

* The Hazelwood (and later the Churchill) Girl Guide District were honored to be the Hazelwood Honor Boards guardians. This understanding still remains unless the District formally closed down according to Girl Guides Australia Guide Lines. This being the case previsions have already been set in District Leader minutes. Until this time and should this unforneit turn of events occur the leas on the Hazelwood South Hall would be forfitted and the Hazelwood Honor Board would find another home in Hazelwood. This was the orginal understanding, the way it remained for over fifty years and the way the Hazelwood Honor Board will be housed in the future.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | community, Guardians, Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District, Hazelwood Honor Board, Service | Leave a comment

A little about ceremonies?

Throughout the world Ceremonies and ceremonial form part of every heritiage. Guiding is world wide.  As such the Ceremonies practiced in Australia is similar to these through out the world. As a nation Australia is making her way to being multi-cultural whilst developing an Australian Culture, it’s own Ceremonies and Traditions that are able to be shared and celebrated by all.  

Special occasions and a combined heritage are marked by the Nationally recognised Ceremonies.Australia Day, the Opening of Parliament House and Anzac Day are among ceremonies carried out each year by individual Guide Units or the comming together of many Guiding people.  Right down to the Guides within a Patrol celebrating the Promise Ceremony of a new Guide.. 


All the cereminies are important.  Having a regognised methodology as to how things are run, commands called, and actions expected or taken makes the running of such an easier job.  When a Guide moves on within her Guiding, from one age range to another, more depth to the commpands is given and expected in return.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Celebrations, parde, Promise, Service, Traditions | Leave a comment