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

Sub committee for the Jota – Joti 2010

A Sub Committee for the 2010 Jota and Joti is being set up be Nerida.

The Guides enjoyed the 2009 Jota and Joti.  The 2009  evaluation has been posted.

The Gippsland Amateur Radio Club has been successful in attaining a Radio Call sign just for the 2010  event. The Hazelwood South Hall venue has not changed as the Hazelwood South Hall has a good reception for the Radio Waves, lots of space for the radios, BBQ and activities that are run.

Like all the activities, events and services the Hazelwood  and Churchill District Guides are involved in the Guides, the District team, the Leaders and invited guests take home a lot of skills gained through the time of preperation, the actual event, and then utilaztion of skills as they are reinforced through other activities.

The Baw Baw Region  has accepted the 2010 Jota / Joti as a region activity having placed the dates into the Region Calender of events.

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Jota/joti, Sub Committees | , , | 3 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

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.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | District, Hazelwood Honor Board, Jota/joti, March, team member | | 4 Comments

The Amateur Radio Club helps with Jota / Joti 2009

Early in 2009 the Local Amateur Radio Club was approached and asked if they would help with the 2009 Jota / Joti.  To be held at the Hazelwood [South] Hall. Third weekend in October.  The Hazelwood and Churchill Girl guide District would be supplying the food [BBQ] and refreshments on the day as a thank you.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | BBQ, Jota, Joti, October | Leave a comment

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

Jota/i at Hazelwood [South] Hall in 2009

Some of the Guides came down to the Hazelwood [South] Hall in October 2009 for the Jamboree on the Air [Jota] and the Jamboree on the Internet.[Joti]

The local Amateur Radio Club members were there to help the Guides talk through both the Radio and over the internet.  Some of the Guides had good reception others lucked out….  but thats the way things go.
Throughout the year there werwe different things done during the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide meeting times.  These things 
were  things like working together, seeing life through another persons eyes, morse code, semaphore, working the key board on the office computer. There were different times that the Girl Guides helped planning and running different events.  The things that they learned doing this included preperation, and then after the event clean up and putting away, hosting and looking after visitors, how to share food in stead of scoffing it down.

After the evaluation of this 2009 Jota/ Joti event there are still things that we have to work on for the Jota / Joti of 2010.


March 4, 2010 Posted by | Jota, Joti, October | 3 Comments

Any interest in radio communication?

The Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club meets at the Hazelwood South Hall on the first Thursday of each month, except January. Starts at about 7pm in the evening.

The Radio Club runs training courses leading to people gaining their Foundation amateur radio licence throughout the year. usually over two days: the first teaching the second assessing.

You can find out more about the Foundation licence from the WIA website:
Discover amateur radio
Foundation licence

If any of the Guides are interested either post a comment here or phone Susan on 0413100230 . We can arrange a talk about what is amateur radio as a starting point. If there is interest, we can start some training sessions if needed.

If you have your own licence, you can communicate via amateur radio with others at any time. At a JOTA / Joti event, you can use the radio without supervision (within the terms of your licence).

Some may have some experience with CB radio – amateur radio has some similarities but is very different.

December 1, 2009 Posted by | communications, Jota | , , , , | 1 Comment

Jota 2010 new call sign

For 2010 we will have access to a special callsign for Sunday 1100
onwards – VK100WIA. The callsign will probably be sought after overseas, and hopefully international propagation will be starting to pick up by then.

Planning for this event has already started. The radio activities will be running on the Sunday.

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Callsign, Jota, Jota/joti, Joti, October, Radio-activities, VK100WIA | 1 Comment

International confrence quick report.

Meeting 25th October 2009

Start time 1:30 pm

Things discussed

There was a discussion about JOTA/JOTI weekend forum that was held on 17th and 18th of October with the guides around the world. It is a great opportunity to make new friends for all girl guides around the globe.

The job for post box secretary was discussed; there were suggestions to give it a different name so that girls would be more interested in making pen pals that way.

Things were discussed about the welcome packs for different countries as members of Girl Guides Association regarding the Thinking Day and what needs to be included from the Australian section.

I was told about the Sangam program in India
for supporting girls in different areas and I told that I would like to join in as a volunteer for sometime next year. The Sangam worldwide day next year is 18th October 2010.

There was a general discussion about religion, culture and importance of henna in Muslim culture and why it is used as a body art for celebrations.

I enjoyed myself there, met good people, learnt things and would like to attend more meetings next year on behalf of Baw Baw Region.

May I be appointed as an international representative being a Girl Guide and gain more knowledge towards my OBP.

Samar
Ishaq

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Confrence, international, Jota, Joti, OBP, postbox, Service, thinking day, World Day | Leave a comment