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

Should Churchill have been named Hazelwood?

Many of the families around the Latrobe Valley that I have spoken too to this day feel that the naming of Churchill was an underhanded political move by the then Government of Australia which at the time did not listen to the people that it claimed to represent.

After two generations went to war believing that they were sent to protect their homes and families the returned Hazelwood peoples had not only first hand witnessed carnage and manslaughter but their home and harth had changed dramatically.

The faming and family culture that they had left had changed by the time those on the Hazelwood Honor Board had returned home.

People were maimed, broken or crushed not only from the fighting while in the service, but families suffered educationally, financially, in health and in every other way known and not known at the time The suffering was not contained to them who went but was occurring back at home where none had a voice to change what was happening. Those that may have spoken out were too worn out to do so.The suffering just kept lingering on.when they returned..

It was in this climate that the local, State and Australian Government of the time were seen to back big business and ignore those very people on the Hazelwood Honor Board who went away.

In this climate of distrust and apparent broken promises the vote for a town name was made. Churchill name is said to have won by a slim margin. Their are other towns, some in other countries, in the same error, that have a similar historical ‘vote’ for the name ceremony. People do not like change. Especially when the change involves their heritage, home or identifty. But worst still they do not like to feel cheated with issues unresonved festering away within them. The people of these areas still today carry a bitterness at the feeling of being cheated.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Churchill, Culture, Economics, Hazelwood, Hazelwood Honor Board, History, Pioneers, Politics, voting | Leave a comment

Together the Girl Guides pool their ideas for the 2009 formal meal..

Now we pool our likes and dislikes
Foods we like Foods we don’t like
Birthday cake
Cup cakes
Ice Cream
Lasagna Broccoli
Lasagna Chicken
Mums Cooking Garlic
Mushrooms Homemade bread
Nuts Peas
Popcorn Quiche
Rice Spagetti
Rice Bubbles
Roast Potaoes
Soft cheese
Tiny teddies

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | discussion, foods we like, Governance, menu, mindmap, plan, Vote, voting | Leave a comment

Annual General Meetings (AGM’s)

Each year the Adult sections of Girl Guides have an Annual General Meeting.

Having a known theme and format makes the day pass more successfully.
A Guest speaker may be invited to speak on the topic that is decided upon. Usually the topic has something to do with which all members may have participated in, or are going to benefit by knowing.

The President gives a speech about the event and happens of the previous year.  Included is a treasurers report.  The financial books are there for viewing. Statements and balance sheets included.

Then the Invited Guest (not Guest Speaker) is welcomed and formally introduced by the President. The President then declares all positions empty.

This Invited Guest is now the ‘Chair’ and the meeting goes through them. The rules and Guide Lines re nomination and voting are explained to all present. All nominated people are invited to give a speak on why they would be a good influence and how they will fulfill the position should they be elected. 

Voting usually is as a secret ballet.  Adjudicated and checked by a second person not involved in the preceedings until now.  The results are read out by the Chair.

Once all the voting has been completed the Chair then hands the incoming president the Presidency.  Welcomes them and then becomes a Guest.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision [http://www.clear-vision.com.au]

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Chair, guest, President, Speaker, voting | Leave a comment