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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

Agenda and Minutes for District Leaders meeting 13th April 2010

Attending
Appologies

Welcome

District Leader message:

Welcome to new faces to Girl Guides, Leaders, families of Hazelwood and Churchill.

Minutes read and accepted yes /no.


Reports

  • Treasurer :
  • Bills paid: Guide Bill, Insurance, tru energy, Region Leaders costs.
  • Secretary
  • Communication – girls mags Girls e news for 5 to 13 and Together for 13 plus.  Log on with id and pin no
  • 2010 Calendar
  • Outdoor Committee
  • Region Leaders meeting.
  • End of year formal meal
  • Service to the community
  • Churchill festival.
  • Playgroup
  • Unit ages
  • Ev Graham day.
  • Pancake and picklet day.
  • Multicultural day.
    • Hot tap
    • Keys
    • Hazelwood South Hall
    • Computers
    • Face Painting.
    • Overnight
    • Extra books
    • CDCA
    • New Leaders
    • Uniform
    • Re /Training
    • Guide Biscuits:
    • Jota/ Joti
    • Messages from Region Leader, Emag from guide centre, Churchill News, Churchill Festival email, Smoke Signal
    • Still working on ours2share.wordpress.com
    • New Dates  are for overnight stays. 1 per holiday.

General Business

  • Craft items for fundraising have been donated.
  • Badges
  • Promise Ceremony
  • Rac Wac
  • Family BBQ 3rd term?
  • GAT special badges
  • twitter – twitter/com/ourstoshare
  • Gipps Guides
  • Public Relations
  • Smoke Signal
  • Samars wedding and challenges with GC
  • Jane Scarlette
  • Say No to violence to women poster competition.  WAGGGS inititive.
  • Mothers day classic service  :  Sunday May 9th 2010. 4 or 8 km walk or run. Open to anyone. Register for GG Vic team.  Start times   7am or 8.30 am finishes at 12 noon. Alexandra Gardens Melb is start point.  More infor : mothersdayclassic.com.au.
  • 100 downunder 22 May 2010  closing date : 30 April 2010.
  • ANZAC DAY Parade Yinnar
  • St Georges Day State Service 23rd –

ST.GEORGE’S DAY STATE SERVICE

23 April 2010 at 7.30pm -Anglican Church of St.George, East Ivanhoe , St. George’s is located in Warncliffe Rd East Ivanhoe near the corner of Warncliffe Rd and Lower Heidelberg Rd.  Just turn up (no need to book).  If you would like to process with a flag, please bring one and wear full uniform.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | 2010, Activites, events and service, Amateur Radio Club, April, Blog, Calendar, CDCA, Churchill festival, communicate, communication, District, District team, District team, Donations, Elements of Guiding Program, Facebook, family, Family BBQ, Festival, Formal Dinner, Forms, full uniform, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipp's, Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District, Hazelwood South Hall, Overnight stay, Patrol, Rac Wac, Radio Club, Radio-activities, region, Region leader, thinking day, Twitter, Unifrom, volunteer, WordPress, World Day, Youth Members | , | 4 Comments

‘of the monument’ are tricky little words.

With this tactic in mind the last three words in the paragraph … “of this monument” bear significant meaning.

“Another agenda item of ‘historical’ interest concerned the Hazelwood Honor Roll.  CDCA sought advice from local stakeholders abs some of our knowledgeable local history sources regarding the location and condition of this item of historic interest.  We are informed that it is in good condition and on view in the Hazelwood South Hall, where our local Guides act as careful custodians of this monument.

The articlethat this paragraph that this article comes from is printed in The Churchill & District News of  Issue Number 81 – 11 MARCH  2010 page 4 – paragraph ten.

March 13, 2010 Posted by | CDCA, Churchill News, custodians, Guardians, Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood South Hall, History | 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

The CDCA 24th Feb 2004 minutes are incorrect.

 
MINUTES
OF
COMMITTEE MEETING
7:00pm Wednesday 24th February 2010
Churchill and District Community Hub
Philip Parade Churchill
COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
President         Margaret Guthrie
Vice Pre
Secretary         Rob Whelan
Treasurer         Charles Uber  
Peter McShane
Alan Scarlett (Monash Rep)
Dan Jordan JP (MUGSU Rep)
Teresa Pugliese ( Latrobe City)
Ian Gibson (Latrobe City)
Ron Bunn
Bruce Stephenson
Michael Tynan
CHAIR           Margaret Guthrie
5. Other business arising from previous minutes
5.1 Hazelwood South Honor Roll 
The meeting was advised that Tom Lawless (stakeholder) has recommended not applying for funding this year and that interested parties should develop an ongoing strategy for the Roll.
NOTE Allen retracted the orginial proposal as he was lead to believe that the Hazelwood Honor Roll was damaged.

February 27, 2010 Posted by | CDCA, dishonour, Guardianship, Hazelwood Honor Board, Minutes | Leave a comment

Fair comments made from members of the Public re Hazelwood Honor Board relocation.

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  • ” What do the CDCA mean move the Hazelwood Honor Board into Churchill. It stays in Hazelwood.”…
  • ” My relatives names are in Morwell. I go to more well when I show my grandkids their relatives names. These same names are on the Australian War Museums Memorial Wall. Should I make the Australian War Memorial move to Churchill so I can see their names?”

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Australian War memorial, Canberra, CDCA, Hazelwood Honor Board, Memorial, Morwell | Leave a comment

Not repeating past behavior.

At this point the president tabled the proposal the look on the president face when she realized just why I was there was not obvious to all. I’m so proud of myself. I did not outwardly ‘smirk’. But when the President glanced my way I did privately acknowledge to the President that was the reason I was there. Having in the past been on committies with the CDCA current president, and reacting at times to various statement the president possibly thought I would jump in boats and all at this point. I did not. Lessons are learned as time goes on.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | behavior, Body Language, CDCA, committee, Condition report Girl, District, Guides, Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood South Hall | Leave a comment

CDCA President suggested a delay with some tabled items.

As the President and using the valid reason of time the proposal was put : to carry over to the next meeting various sections of of general business. The President then realised why I was attending the CDCA general meeting.


February 24, 2010 Posted by | CDCA, District, girl, Guide, Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood South Hall | Leave a comment

Let it be known that I have…

Not sure of who made this suggestion /planted this seed but observing two people at the meeting faces and body language I suspect I know. Let it be known I have trampled on these peoples toes before and probabily will do so in the future. They both have yet to answer some fundamental actions on other matters. They both suspect that I know and are unsure of where I am on these matters they would like to forget. These matters I believe are NOT seperate to this current Honor Board issue.

 

February 24, 2010 Posted by | CDCA, Grieviences, Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood South Hall, Latrobe City Council, Rumors | Leave a comment

District Leader attending the CDCA meeting re Hazelwood Honor Roll.

As District Leader of the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides I acknowledge the seriousness of 
the responsibility the Guardianship of the Hazelwood Honor Board gives me. So on Wednesday I attended the Churchill and Districts Community Association general meeting.  This meeting was held on the 24th Febuary 2010 at the Churchill Hub, Philip Parade, Churchill.  This general meeting started at 7 pm [ I arrived at 7.7pm] and finished approx at 9.10pm.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | CDCA, Churchill, Condition report, District, girl, Guide, Hazelwood Honor Roll, Hazelwood South Hall, Latrobe City Council, responsibility | Leave a comment