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

Why do Australian Young Guides salute like older Guides?

I share with you a story I was told about a a small voice that was made louder.  The story goes like this:

The little Australian Brownie Guide who wanted to know why Brownie Guides were not allowed to Salute like the Girl Guides… after all were they not Girl Guides too.  Since this happened about 1959 the effect was amazing.  Australian Brownie Guides and New Zealand Brownie Guides of the time were able to Salute with permission from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  It did take time for the Voice of one Brownie Guide to travel all the way up the chain of command but it did happen.  So even small voices can be heard when they have a good advocate.

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March 22, 2010 Posted by | Advocacy, Brownie, Governance, Guide, salute | Leave a comment

Standards for the clean presentation of the Hazelwood ]South] Hall



A general rule of thumb when having used the Hazelwood [South] Hall.  Leave the area cleaner, and in better shape, than when you took on the keys.




Smoking. 

The hall is a Federal Government Building.  Therefore no smoking in or around the Hazelwood [South}Hall. for at least five (5) meters. Therfore there will be no smoke butt rubbish to pick up will there!


Alcohol
The hall is not a licenced venue. Guides Australia has very specific Guidelines re alcohol and alcohol around minors.  Follow them.

Rubbish bins.
  • There are two rubbish bins one red lid and one yellow lid.  

  • Remember the rubbish your use of the Hazelwood [South] Hall makes YOU take home with you..

  • Should you be passing the Hazelwood [South] Hall on the Wednesday before the Recycle bin [Wednesday Evening] please place the yellow bin out for collection – if it needs emptying.

  • The red bin has it’s own collection pick up different from the general collection days. So this red one stays there.

Entrances




  •  Before:
    • Easiest access is from the front.  Depending on the reserve ground there is a access via the Reserve side door.  Either via the pathway or by lifting items up a level from a parked car.  Not recommended.  The back door has steps leading directly to the kitchen.  Be aware of the dampness on the ground both behind the kitchen and especially on the Reserve. be careful -Bogging may occur on the reserve.
  • During
    • All entrances/exits need to be clear of obstructions (litter, bricks, rubbish bins.) at all times.There must a direct easily recognised escape pathway provided.




  • After:
    • All entrances to be cleared of rubbish, rubbish bins unwanted rubbish and items.

Main Hall

  • The Hazelwood [South} Hall’s floor is a polished wood surface.  There is to be no scratches or scuff marks made into this floor.
    • so lift furniture, boxes – do not drag it.  If the furniture or container is too heavy then have a large piece of carpet (face down) under the furniture / container and move the item that way.
  • Cleaning of the floor involves sweeping and then mopping the surface.  No other cleaners are to be used except these :  1 tablespoon Metholated spirits mixed into the water in the map bucket..  No soapy substances allowed.  At all.
  • Mop does not have to be wet, wet when going over the wooden floor surface.
    • Bucket in kitchen, Mop should be behind the door, Metholated spirits in the first hallway cupboard.
    • Leave the mop to dry out so that any residule water goes into a bucket.  Not back onto a floor surface.

Windows




  •  Before:
    • .Unlock and position hands on the window frame…Not the Glass. 
    • Open window carefully.
    • C.R.C., or similar, will assist with the window opening ability.
  • After:
    • These are all to be closed and locked. You may have to push the window frames from the outside of the hall while someone else inside locks the window locks.
    • New damage report on any damage straight away.
    • Not on usage report any previous damage.

 Curtains.




  • Before:.
    • Check the condition of these.
  • After:
    • `Pull over the netting curtains.
    • Leave the curtains in a tidy state.
    • Report / note any rips, tears or fair wear and tear on usage report.

Toilets
  •  Before:.
    • Flush all toilets as you check the bathrooms for spare toilet paper availability and hand towels.
    • In the males one turn on the Urinal tap for the usage time as the urinal is designed to keep flushing there is a waste of water when not in use.
        • Have you lined the rubbish bins.

  • After:
    • Turn off the urinal in the male toilets.
    • Flush all touilets before leaving.
    • Wash out hand basins and down bench tops.
    •  Tip contents of rubbish bin into appropriate bags so that you take the rubbish home to be disposed off.
    • Replace toilet paper and hand towels before during and as event requires.
    •  Note in usage report the need / quantity of toilet paper and hand towels used.
    • Clean walls where necessary.
    • Clean floors by first sweeping the mopping them
    •  Refer to Floor care section.

Toilet Hallway




  •  Before:.
    • Sweep and mop down as needed.
  • After:
    • If cupboard opened and contents used tidy cupboard shelves.
    • Not what needs replacing. Put this in usage report.
    • Close and lock cupboards.
    • Sweep and mop floor.  Refer to floor care section.
Kitchen
  • Before
    • Are the fridges clean and aired.  Turned on at wall socket ( in hall way) and in kitchen (Above the head level on the Churchill and Morwell side of the Kitchen)
    • The urn has been filled turned on and water boiled in preparation for use.
    • Have you lined the rubbish bins.
    • Benches and table tops clean and presentable.
  • During
    • Open the swing doors and leave them open.
    • As you go along clean, wash and put away the dishes.
    • Hot water is in the Urn…when you refill it up.
    • All tea towels must be supplied by you.  Take them home please.


  • After
    • Remove all of your rubbish for disposal away from the Hall.
    • Cleaning of rubbish bins should be easy as you have used liners for the bins.
    • Benches and table tops to be clean.
    • Hot Urn water to be used for mopping of the floor.
    • Empty the dirty water away from the kitchen area. 
    • Leave no dishes, dirty or otherwise, on any surface.  
    • Place all equipment cleaned and away …where it came from.

Cleaning equipment.
  • The cleaning equipment is found in two places.  The kitchen behind the door has the long handled items, bucket and brush and shovel.
  • The first cupboard in the hallway has the cleaning supplies, toilet paper and hand towels.




Switch Box/ meter box



  • Before:.
    • Check the electrical switch box is on. located in the front foyer for easy access.  Keep children away.
  • After:
    • Turning the switch box off at the end of use.  Turn only the bottom set of switches into the off position.


Cleaning on the outside

  • Check all around the hall and on the reserve area that your party of people may have used.
    • pick up all stray bottles, cans, smoke butts, balloon and ribbon pieces, pieces of paper, tinscell, decorations and other odd items. Throw these out.
    • Is there any thing around the Hall and on the Reserve that may tempt someone to damage or destroy the hall and surrounding area.  Your responsibility to clean it away too.
          • THANK YOU FOR THIS 



Return of the keys.

  • The keys are not to be copied at all.
  • Return and sign for the keys.


March 7, 2010 Posted by | cleaning, curtains, Equipment, Guide, Hall, hallway, Hazelwood, Keys, kitchen, Meter box, OHS, outside, Parking, Reserve, smoking, Toilets | 4 Comments

Tents, team work, camps, and life skills learned on the Hazelwood South Reserve

The Hazelwood [South ] Hall is right next to a public reserve. The Guides of the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides use this reserve area to practice putting up tents. Although the Hazelwood [and Churchill] District has both moder lightweight tents when leadership and team training re camping is required the older canvas kitchen flies and canvas tents come out for erection.

When the Region camp qualification camp, the Ev Graham camp, is run the Guides rope off an area in which to physically view where they have planned to utilize their camp equipment on the site size requirement.

Team work is important as without a semblance of planning, order and working together the camp moral is deemed low enough to close the site.
When working with outdoor camp site plans a large area is required while the Guide are kinesthetically shown so that the patiently learn the skills required.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | camp, Churchill, District, Ev Grahan, Guide, Hazelwood, Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District, Hazelwood Reserve, Hazelwood South Hall, skills, team work, tent | 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

The District Leaders comments re The Honor Rolls condition

For some strange reason Allen thought that the Honor Board was in a terrible state of repair.  Hence the reason for Allens the original suggestion to remove the Hazelwood Honor Roll.  No wonder John Holt man was indifferent and Mel Gibbs was concerned. To let this Honor Roll go to the down the Gurgler would be an extreme act of dishonor to those families and the people (N.O.K) on the Honor Board.  

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Churchill, Condition report Girl, District, girl, Guardians, Guide, Hazelwood Honor Roll, Hazelwood South Hall | 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

Why not try these places says District Leader.

Zebe  

If there is any other way I may be able to assist let me know. Have you checked with the Churchill Medical Center.... you use to book the public hall through them.  They could tell you where to go to book it!  Tried the Yinnar Pub???  Ask Trevor there.  What about the Yinnar south school hall????  Susan

District Leader 

Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Churchill, Churchill Public Hall, District, girl, Guide, Hazelwood South Hall, Public Hall, Yinnar, Yinnar Pub | Leave a comment

Request by Rover Crew to use Hazelwood South Hall 1/.9./2009

District Leader Received this request on Tue, September 1, 2009

Hi Susan.

 I'm a member of Churchill Rover Crew, and we were volunteered to run the Eastern Region Rovers christmas gathering/thing. 
 We were thinking of having it at the scout hall, but have been told there's been noise complants in the past (echo-y, points towards a bunch of houses, etc.). 
Anyway, somebody mentioned hiring the Guide Hall instead, since it's a bit further out of town, less likely to disturb people, and generally nicer.   So I was wondering if we could book the hall for use from midday on Saturday 28th november to about midday on the 29th? 
Of course we'd clean up after ourselves, and make sure everythings in order before we left. 
 thanks in advance,   Zebe.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | District, girl, Guide, Hazelwood. Hall | Leave a comment