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

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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Evaluation: 2009 Jota/ Joti

Evaluation of the 2009 Jota/i at the Hazelwood [South] Hall:
  • One helpful thing was isssuing an invitation to the Baw Baw Region to come to the Hazelwood [South] Hall on the Sunday of October the 17th.  
  • The Local Amateur Radio Club will be invited again to be there.[ formal invitation] 
  • Information to be shared easily with all sharehiolders of the event.  These include ” Parents, Guides, Olave Program members, Region Guides attending, Radio Club Members and Hazelwood and Churchill District Team members.
  • Location map to be published.
  • Transport to be arranged from up to three local drop off and pick up points to Hazelwood [South] Hall.
  •  This time the Badges will not be put down somewhere and misfiled.
  • At the end of 2010 when the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl guides have the annual Formal Dinner [ Decemeber 4th 2010] everyone who has been a Volunteer helping the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District and members will be invited to attend.
  • Emergency exit plan to be displayed.
  • Risk Analysis to be on hand.
  • Report forms from Joti/Jota Guide leaison to be filled out an the day by the Radio Club member in charge.
  • More activities through out the day.  
  • Display activities through out the year in preperation for Jota/ Joti.
  • Entrances / exits to be easily accessable.
  • Thank you BBQ for Radio Club members and Guides appreciated.  Do again Yes.  
  • Vary menu.
  • Check with Latrobe City Council re the off road car parking facilities as major redevelopment of frontage may be occurring at the time of Jota/i.
  • Septic smell to be eliminated?
  • ? overnight indoor stay available for Guides of Hazelwood and Churchill District.
  • Write up in newspapers.  District to do it self  and put into the Latrobe Express – Not Churchill News. 
  • Copy [ our orginial newspaper submission] to go to the Baw Baw Region Girl Guide Public Relations person.  Original Submission to be followed up by hard copy of Latrobe Express’s newspaper article.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | BBQ, Emergency Exit Plan, Formal Dinner, international, Jota, Joti, Latrobe City Council, menu, Newspaper, October, PR, Risk Analysis, Septic | 3 Comments

To Market …to market

  Idea from Rebecca was discusssed. After all present had input the following was decided:

  • To attend the Morwell Markets once a month ….on the Second Saturday of the month.
  • To share a stand with a family member already attending these markets.
  • To spend the time between now and January 2010 making/cleaning and packaging all products sold for and on behalf of the Gipp’s Guides.
  • face painting was brought up. 
    • Decission was to have more practice at designs and the spreading of the paint and marketing commitments before taking this on properly.
  • To make as business cards / tags to be included onto/inside the items sold.
  • To represent the Gipp’s Guides and wear Uniform.
    • Previously decided that moneys raises from any fundraising will pay for new Uniforms and Gipp’s Guide registrations [less the 10% profit that stays within the Gipp’s Guide account as running expenses for the Unit]
  • To take and fly the World Flag and the Gipps Guide Flag one only while there is a Gipps Guide officially on the stand.
  • To use this time as good Public relations for the Gipps Guides and Guiding in General.
    • Taking names of those interested and refering all the enquires to the Region Leader.
  • The Girl Guide Biscuits sold from now on will be sold as Out of Date and for $2.00.  Money for the Girl Guide biscuits is to go back to the District /Unit accounts it came orgininally from.  This is a Service to Guiding.  In this case to the Hazelwood and Churchill District.

November 22, 2009 Posted by | Face Painting, Flag, Governance, market, money, PR, Service, Uniform. | Leave a comment

Jewellery making

A combined effort. I’ll hunt out my tools too.
in reference to: The Gipps Guides (view on Google Sidewiki)

November 21, 2009 Posted by | craft, Jewellery, market, money, PR, SAS | Leave a comment

Power Up

Rebecca has applied for a Power Up position. Sounds interesting.

There are 4 key topics.

The Power of One- Advocacy.
Power Steering – Event management.
Girl Power- PR and Media Skills.
Power On – Decision making and Governance.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Event-management, Girl-Power, Governance, Media-Skills, Power-of-One, Power-On, Power-steering, Power-Up, PR | Leave a comment