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This Friday August 14, join us for morning tea and relax making Season's Greeting Cards. Feel free to join us with your family and friends.
Coming up this month:
Aug 21 Crochet with Vaishali
Aug 28 Thermomix Cooking Demo with Grace
Frankston Women's Friendship Cafe
Ebdale Community Hub and Learning Centre
20 Ebdale Street, Frankston
\\\Fridays 10 am - 12 noon
(School terms only, children friendly)
Free Solar Workshop
Frankston City Council invites you to attend a free Solar Workshop in August to provide you with the information and know-how to help you with your solar power purchase.
The following workshops are offered as part of the Frankston City Community Solar Program.
Daytime Solar Workshop (only 4 places remaining)
10.30am to12.00pm, Friday 22 August 2014
Large Meeting Room
Evening Solar Workshop (only 12 places remaining)
7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 27 August 2014
Large Meeting Room
43A Davey Street, Frankston
Happy 15th Anniversary
The Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register is celebrating its 15th year anniversary this month, along with our Fundraising Drive.
The Register is a joint Hastings Police and Community Initiative. It has been in operation since 2000. The aim is to promote confident and secure living among our senior citizens.
The service provided is free of charge, and registration is voluntary. There are currently 920 people registered who reside in the Westernport area from Baxter through to Shoreham.
Each client is provided with an ID card which contains their name and identity number as recorded on the secure computer at Hastings Police Station. This enables Police and other Emergency Services to obtain the personal information of a client, should such information be required in an emergency.
The service also includes regular phone calls from their volunteers to check on their welfare. If the clients can't be contacted, after numerous attempts, they pass this on to Hastings Police for further action.
The Register publishes a quarterly newsletter and is mailed out to all clients.The Register also organises bus trips, and social functions each year for their clients and conducts regular home visits by members of their Home Visits Team.
To continue to be able to conduct these Home Visits, they are fundraising for a new register car. The car they have is over 11 years old, and is becoming very expensive to maintain.
They receive no funding from Local, State or Federal Government, so everything they do is funded by their activities and donations from members and local organisations.
If you would like to make any donation to the Car Project please call the register on 5979.2137 and leave a message for Denise, their president.
If you are a senior citizen and live in the area and would like to be registered, please call the number above and leave a message with your name and contact details
Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services is calling out for young amateur film makers who live work or go to school on the Mornington Peninsula Shire to create an original short film and enter into our competition.
The Short Film Competition is FREE and open to young people aged between 10 and 25 years who live, work or attend school on the Mornington Peninsula.
The topic can be of young people’s choosing and must be under 10 minutes.
Entries close: midnight Wednesday 9 September. The application forms and terms and conditions are on the Mornington Peninsula Youth Services website HERE
Great Prizes: 1st prize is $1000, 2nd prize is $500 and
3rd prize is $250.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a special awards evening to which all entrants will be mailed an invitation to attend.
For more information: contact Jackie Rickard, Youth Worker
T: 5950.1666 or M: 0448.089.253
Fox Control Program
Frankston City Council Natural Reserves Rangers shall be conducting fox control programs in Stringybark Reserve in Langwarrin. The reserves shall be closed to the public, council staff and contractors until Monday 24 August 2015.
Gates shall be locked, barriers and signage erected. A letter drop shall also be distributed to neighbouring properties.
The fox control programs are conducted in accordance with the Frankston City Council Pest Animal Management Plan, and aims to reduce and or remove foxes from the reserve to limit the impact these introduced animals have on native fauna.
The program will be conducted in accordance with Commonwealth and Victorian State Legislation, mainly but not limited to, the Wildlife Act 1975, Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, Crown land Reserves Act 1978, and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.
To maximise the effectiveness of the program the reserve needs to be closed to all public and contractors. This will eliminate public interaction and disturbance to the program and gives us the best possible chance to remove all foxes.
Please contact Council on 1300 322 322 for further information.
FREE FILM ENTRY
Mornington Shire Chambers
Tuesday August 18 at 6.30pm
Special guest Mr Phong Nguyen (see below)
The inspiring story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, MOTHER FISH goes inside the mind of one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as a quiet factory worker relives the extraordinary journey when she and her sister took to the sea in a creaky river boat in search of a better life.
Mr Phong Nguyen
Because Phong Nguyen's father was a brigadier in the South Vietnamese army, at the end of the Vietnamese War in 1975, overnight he and his family became enemies of the new Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Phong’s father was sentenced to 13 years in a Communist prison while his family was forced into a labor camp and stripped of their wealth.
“Mum tried her very best, trying to keep my father alive in the prison. She had to bring him food. Conditions were
extremely harsh. They were trying to get rid of them. In front of the world they were about ‘re-education’ but they were really concentration camps. We tried and failed to escape 4 times”.
Finally in 1979, when Vietnam was at war with China and expelling ethnic Chinese, the Nguyens posed as Chinese and were able to leave among 1100 packed on a refugee boat built for 500.
Arriving in Indonesia they were sent to a refugee camp. Phong witnessed many terrible things before being able to come to Australia.
But when he told his story people didn’t believe him, because they thought I was exaggerating. “People in Australia didn’t believe how bad people could be. Then they saw what happened in Yugoslavia. It’s still hard for many Australians, because they still cannot imagine the horror.”
Active in the community, Phong is Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Vice President of the Vietnamese Community in Australia and President of the Vietnamese Community in Victoria.
CSI Mornington Peninsula - Rosebud Library
Do you think you can cut it as a forensic detective? Join our Forensic Science CSI workshop as you solve a crime using finger printing, fibres and DNA. Ages 6-12. Bookings are essential. This event is FREE
Sunday 16th August, 12.30-2pm
Rosebud Library, McDowell Street, Rosebud
Tel: 5950 1230Email: email@example.com
Come and join
Melbourne's all abilities, all inclusive dance revolution! If you love to dance and perform you will love our classes.....
Enrolments now open for Term 2, 2015, in Frankston, call Lisa on 0425.721.848 for more information.
Live Music Sundays presents ‘Stellarcaster’, Sunday 16 August, 1.30pm, Frankston Library, FREE – Head down to Frankston Library for the melodic tunes of the Stellarcaster. Their originals are diverse and the group encourages audience members to get involved and share the experience. Details: 9784 1020 or www.library.frankston.vic.gov.au.
Poetry Workshop, Wednesday 19 August, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Frankston Library Long room, FREE - Bookings essential – Poetry For Page and Stage - With Andrea Louise Thomas (back by popular demand). In this workshop, Andrea will provide coaching tips for successful performance. This is a free event but bookings are essential. Details: 9784 1020 or library.frankston.vic.gov.au
Liane Moriarty - Melbourne Writers Festival, Saturday 22 August, 1pm, Frankston Library, Free - Bookings essential – Frankston City Libraries is proud to be a part of this year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival. Come along to the Frankston Library when internationally acclaimed novelist Liane Moriarty will be in conversation with Australian actor Kylie Ladd. This is a free event but bookings are essential. Details: 9784 1020 or www.library.frankston.vic.gov.au.
Business Planning and Strategy workshop, Frankston Civic Centre, Tuesday 18 August, 6-8pm - Whether an elaborate document or some basic notes, the most important aspect of a business plan is the strategic thinking behind it. This workshop looks at how to plan, develop and write a business plan that can make your business more effective. Bookings and further details on 9784 1875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set Up Your iPad or Tablet workshop, Wednesday 19 August, 10am-12pm, Frankston Library, FREE – If you have recently purchased an iPad or tablet and want to know how to get full use out of it, this workshop is for you. The event is free but bookings are essential on 9784 1020 or www.library.frankston.vic.gov.au
Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville libraries are open on Sundays from 11am-3pm until November 29.
Your local library is a great hub of resources, offering a range of services including both physical and electronic versions of books, talking books and magazines, as well as computer, internet and Wi-Fi access. Our libraries also offer a quiet place for you to study or work.
To stay up to date with what’s happening drop into one of the libraries or visit the website at ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au.
Hastings Library, 7 High Street – 5950 1710
Mornington Library, Vancouver Street – 5950 1820
Rosebud Library, McDowell Street – 5950 1230
Somerville Library, Frankston-Flinders Rd – 5979 0834
These events are for members only.
BUT membership is FREE
DON’T FORGET THE AGM!
Calling all members! Put Saturday 29 August at 11 am in your diary and come along to the Rosebud Community Garden AGM. All committee posts are up for grabs, so if you’re a member who wants to either join the committee or nominate another member, fill out a Nomination form and return it by 15 August. If you’d like to know more, leave a comment, email email@example.com, or call or text 0403 008 016. Hope to see you all there!
Frankston City Council’s overall performance has again been rated above the state average by residents in the 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey, continuing the trend of the previous three years since the new survey format was introduced.
But most pleasing for Mayor Sandra Mayer was 92 per cent of residents rated the Frankston municipality as livable, up 10 per cent on last year and 13 per cent on 2013.
“One of the most common themes I hear from residents is they love the place they live - its proximity to the beach, natural reserves, shopping, hospitals and the friendliness of their local community - and it’s great to see that reflected in this independent survey,” Cr Mayer said.
Frankston City Council was well above the state average for maintaining sealed roads - the rating of 64 nine better than the Victoria-wide mark of 55.
Respondents were also asked to rate the municipality’s safety, with 57 per cent describing it as safe, a 5 per cent increase over the past three years.
“We thank all the residents who have given their feedback, whether that was by this survey or directly to Councillors, we will keep working to serve their needs better,” Councillor Mayer said.
Have you done a Power of Attorney yet? If not you may apply to the Office of the Public Advocate for a FREE copy of Take Control which is a kit for PofA - Medical, Financial & Guardianship. Simply phone 1300.309.337 or write to Office of the Public Advocate Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053 for this very important document publication. Then take it to a Police Station Signing Centre near to you for authorisation by your friendly JP, as listed below
Week Days: 10.00am till 3.00pm.
Saturday: 9.00am till 1.00pm
Monday & Thursday: 11.00am till 2.00pm
Thursday: 11.00am till 2.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 5.00pm till 7.00pm
Wednesday: 5.00pm till 7.00pm