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MINUTES from the District Leaders meeting 9th March 2010

Attending  Debbie and Susan

Appologies   Rebecca and Kira.

Welcome

District Leader message:

Welcome to Girl Guides in Hazelwood and Churchill.

Minutes read and accepted.


Reports

  • Treasurer : Total in District Account as of Today = $108.8.
  • another $57 odd  from Ritchies.  Thank you everyone for spending at Ritchies thus the District gets get a donation.
  • Pay truenergy. Although there is still problems with the reading of the meter board on their behalf.  Debbie is constantly rephoning with orginal numbers phoned ion and the bill is constantly being resent a second time.
  • Guide bill from November has been paid by donation.
  • Content Insurance to be paid. Write a letter to include the contents at the Office as well as Hazelwood South Hall.
  • Secretary
  • Communication
  • The blogs have been combined into one. Ours2share.wordpress.com.  Still a massive amount of information to go into this District blog.  WordPress will allow xp to be directly down loaded.  So now others can help with information processing please.  Encourage parents to use this method of information.  Problem with the older links – which will take time to correct.
  • 2010 Calendar
  • Outdoor Committee
  • Region Leaders meeting.
  • End of year formal meal
  • Service to the community
  • Churchill festival.
  • Playgroup
  • Unit ages
    • Still being developed as the year moves on.  The calendar of the Gipps Guides is not being used.
    • Attended. Canoes had a lot of time.  Upgrading life jackets and boats to be assessed.  Leaders needed to be reassessed
    • Ev Graham day discussed.
    • Extra books at barbaras to be picked.
    • Australia Awards why do we not utilize as a Region.
    • Send photos as they are taken.
    • Good time had by all. Report and 2010 one on Ours2share.wordpress.com
    • Reported to Region Leader.
      • Car show, Halloween facepainting, CDCA, Churchill Festival 2010, ANZAC DAY, Australia day,
    • Date changed to April 17th
    • NOT FUNCTIONING.
    • Needing leaders and more members to day different times.  Action: Find leaders first.

Business arising:
see General Business /Reports

General Business

  • Ev Graham day.
  • Pancake and picklet day.
  • Multicultural day.
    • Hot tap
      • Hot and cold tap in toilets need attention.  Hot water comes out of cold tap.  Action: Contact Latrobe City Council again.
      • Keys
        • Key to office needed by Rebecca. Action: Contact Latrobe City Council.
        • Hazelwood South Hall – key needed to computers to be brought out to the Hazelwood South Hall. Copy of front door key to Gerald and Marya. Action- Copy
      • Computers- we have a list for these to be given away.
      • Face Painting: request from a party. Action If possible Susan will attend.
      • Hazelwood South Hall. Bricks still to be removed. Quite a few have been.  Hall left in reasonable condition.  On ours2share.wordpress there are booking/ cleaning and maintenance posts.
      • Overnight Stay – cost $20.00 per participant.  If there is extra money then it is to go into camp account.
      • Extra books Action pick up from Barbara by Debbie.  Look Wide/ Look Wider Still and Aim High to be got through Guide Center.  Action : Finance them with what?
      • CDCA- Susan has attended.  Has corrected the perception that the Hazelwood Honor Board is in disrepair.  Note the Comment made re condition of Honour Board in Churchill News page 4 11 MARCH2010..
      • New Leaders: have contacted Volunteer coordinator in Melbourne.  Region Leader is aware of need for more leaders so that although small the Guide meeting times will flourish.  New leaders expected to train this year and to bring through their life skills.
      • Uniform. Sizes all wrong but District Leader feels there is a need to have a fresh look as a focal point for revamping the District.  Acknowledged the difficulty of financing new uniforms for both Leaders and Guides
      • Re /Training.  First Aid is a must.
      • Guide Biscuits:  Used through guide time.
      • Jota/ Joti : Occurring again in October.  The Radio Club has applied for their own Jota call sigh for the weekend.  This year to occur on the Sunday 17th starting time is early am. Action ; keep in touch. Write information on ours2share.
    • Train two patrols for the day.
    • Will hold again next year first term 1st March 2011.
    • Photos taken.
    • Patrol activities to be encouraged: Multicultural day, library visit, overnight stay, Rac Wac.
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April 12, 2010 Posted by | District, Hazelwood Honor Board, Jota/joti, March, team member | | 4 Comments

patrol Activity through the Rac Wac’s.

Sometimes when the Rac Wac has been planned the idea was that:

Each patrol was to follow a different route to an appropriate destination ( accompanied by an adult with first aid kit and a car).  The year that we were to try this out everything was cancelled, delayed or rearranged due to the Fires that were / had been ranging around Churchill for nearly a month.

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Family BBQ’s are just for fun

A few years ago the Units held Family get together’s.  This meant that the parents could meat and great each other.  Instead of being so and so’s mum or dad they met someone with a name!

These Family BBQ’s were quite successful for a while.  Being run once every two terms proved better than every term.  So in the middle of the first and third terms a night was chosen and things were arranged.

  • Advocacy, Governance and ownership by all levels of Guiding within this District.
  • No special agenda just good food and friendship.  Not a political evening. But a good way of quietly providing an avenue where parents and friends could be included and of assistance.
  • The Guides who could attend had an increase in their self confidence as their parents and families are important enough to be invited and come to a District function.  The mind set of having parents involved offered a protection around the guides attending.
  • The Guides attending quietly showcased their talents and skills learned through the night.
  • Risk annalysises were completed
  • Hostessed by the District Leader and the District team divided the work load.  Of course offers of help were taken up be they from Guides, the parents or family friends.
  • The District Team got together to divided the jobs.
  • Invites were sent out one month in advance.
  • The RSPA was two weeks before the date set.
  • Parents received reminder notices via face book and twitter as the evening approached..
  • Membership tended to increase as the public interest hightened.

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Ada lovelace

For finding out information on women in Science and technology  for the link.  Have a go and inform us what you want to do with the day.

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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

Teddy Bear Picnic [2010] was a washout

The Younger Guides were going to attend a Clean up Australia Day at the Glendonald Park, Churchill.

The Girl Guides were bringing one invited Teddy Bear and another friend could come along too.  With their Teddy Bear of Course.

Instead half an hour before the time to arrive the participants parents received a text stating that the morning had been cancelled.The drought braking rain was still just coming down. Again.Only this time there was a definite wind chill factor creeping into the air.

the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl Guides operates with a general risk analysis re attendance.  Then there is the activity specific Risk analysis.  However I, the District Leader, overruled the desire  the Guides, their teddies and their friends to attend had.

There will be other activities with Teddies this year.

Teddy Bear Picnic is on again in 2011.  Same place at the Glendonald park at the BBQ and play ground area.  The Clean Up Australia Starts at 9am, Teddy Bears welcome too.  The Teddy Bear Picnic starts at 10 am for Morning tea.  There will be activities. And Hopefully sunshine at the time.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Clean Up Australia, friendship, Invite, March, picnic, Rain, Risk Analysis | 1 Comment

Learning to march

Learning to march sounds boring. Done the right way is fun. We had fun. Even when you are asked to go back and do it again. And again.

First you start with remembering what one is your left foot! Once it is pointed out that Guide Salute with their Right and shake with their left things are easier. The left foot is the lead foot. we often mucked up.

To correct that there’s the skip step. The one where you do a half step and repeat it a few steps later. That way the marching is all back in rhythm again.

Then when your finally moving when do you know when to stop. besides the person in front running stopping and you running right into them. That’s where listening to the commands come into it. And doing the commands helps too.

Marching involves swinging the arms. The other arm to the foot that is moving. Or you may end up out of balance and falling into someone else…..the ground hurt’s when there is no one to stop you falling.

The hand does not go further than the knee. If you swing the hand too far the steps get out of rhythm.

It took us a really fun time to get this marching stuff under control. then we got new people and we had to show them how it was done. That was really funny cause we realized how funny we looked when we begun to ‘March’.

We learned to March so that we could be on parade and escort the colors when the Second World War Board of Honor was brought back to the Hazelwood South Hall. Then we did Australia Days, and Anzac Days. Everytime there was something that we wanted to march in there was new things to learn too.

We were working on our Explore: guiding, Our World and Friendship badges, others doing sections of our Create: Feet, hands, Ears badges. Some of us were doing more to their Junior BP and BP badges,

December 8, 2009 Posted by | BP, Churchill, Color, Create, Explore, Guides, Hazelwood, JBP, March, Second | Leave a comment

Shelter day

Two times a year tents and shelter erection should be practiced. So now the end of Feb / begining of March and September /October to be a day set aside for the erection of various tents or shelter.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Feb, March, Oct, Sept, Shelter | Leave a comment

Frog is fixed

Frog is fixed and ready to come back to Office. Is frog going to Churchill Festival? Especially since the Gipp’s Guide Unit colour involves Lime Green… [that of Frog]. What was Ms Frogs name?

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Churchill festival, Frog, March | Leave a comment