to the unveiling of
Andrew Rogers’ sculpture “I Am”
on Saturday, 11 April at 3 pm
at the junction of Cook and Wood Streets, Flinders
The Flinders Community Association is delighted to announce that Dr Gerard Vaughan, A.M., the Director of the Australian National Gallery has agreed to unveil the sculpture for us.
After the ceremony, the Mayor of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Cr Bev Colomb, with Red Hill Ward Councillor Tim Wood, will cut a birthday cake celebrating Flinders’ 150th and the 125th anniversary of our pub.
The Flinders Hotel invites all attendees of the ceremony to come to the marquee for afternoon tea from 3.30 to 5 pm.
Family Fun Day
St Mark's Anglican Church
Dromana (opposite The Dromana Hub)
9.00 - 1.00 pm
A FREE event for our families to enjoy together!
Guide Dogs Need Help
At any one time over 2,000 Australians are estimated to require support from a Seeing Eye Dog. To help reduce this figure, the Petbarn Foundation and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) are urging the Mornington Peninsula community to get behind a fundraising appeal to assist Australians who are blind or have low vision.
The SEDA Appeal, which launches across Petbarn stores nationally next Monday 13 April aims to raise $210,000 to cover the costs of training six Seeing Eye Dogs. The Mornington Peninsula community can get involved by simply visiting their local Petbarn Mornington and making a donation in-store. People can also donate online by visiting www.petbarn.com.au/seeingeyedogs.
It takes close to two years and costs $35,000 to train one Seeing Eye Dog. This thorough training process includes 12 months caring and socialisation for the puppy as it grows into a dog, then the real work begins with up to 6 months of intensive advanced training with a specialised Instructor, 2-3 weeks of residential training, 1-2 weeks training in the clients’ home area and follow up and aftercare for the life of dog while it lives with its owner. Not all dogs trained in the program will graduate to become an official SEDA dog. Read more ...
THE COUNTRY WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
IS GROWING AT THE RATE
OF 2 NEW MEMBERS A DAY
Yes you read it correctly—the CWA in Victoria is growing at the rate of 2 new members per day.
The CWA of Victoria was formed in 1928 for ALL women, with the main purpose being “through community service to improve conditions more especially as they affect the welfare of women and children”. On joining this vibrant association, you are given opportunities to learn new skills in creative arts, photography, public speaking, performing arts, to tackle social issues, be proactive on issues affecting our agricultural and environmental sectors and most importantly of all to be a part of a very large friendship group.
An information session about the CWA will be held on Tuesday 14th April, 7.30pm in the Studio Room, Rye Beach Community Centre, 27 Nelson Street, Rye with a view to forming a Southern Peninsula Evening branch.
Enquiries: Phone Dorothy Daly on 9785 3019
Saturday, 18th April 2015
The men of the Anglican Parish of St Mark’s,
Dromana, are proudly organising this
Men’s Breakfast Meeting.
A WARM WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO ALL MEN
GUEST SPEAKER Gordon Traill
Subject: “A Cooks Tour of Baghdad”
Gordon is a soldier who served in the Australian Defence Force for approximately 30 years, retiring in 2006. His last posting was as a caterer - in Darwin, with 5/7 RAR. In 2004 he had operational service in Iraq as part of Security Detachment 4. This role was to provide protection for the Australian Ambassador and staff to enable them to conduct business on behalf of the Australian Government.
During his army career he was a team member of the 1995 Australian National Culinary Team at Food Asia held in Singapore. So does an army really march on its stomach? Find out!!
He has a teaching degree from The University of Melbourne. Gordon has been on several Mission trips to the Solomon Islands and has just recently returned from a Mission trip to Myanmar (Burma) where he worked as a photographer.
Gordon’s talk will be about Iraq and how he became a Christian five years ago.
Gordon has four children and is married to Shona, his wife of 35 years.
Uniting Church Hall, 305, Point Nepean Road, Dromana
Saturday, 18th April 2015
7.45am for an 8am start – finishes 9.30am
COST: $7 per person
BREAKFAST: Cereals 7.45am with a
Cooked breakfast at 8am
Reservations are essential, by 12th April 2015, please!
Please contact Allan Murray 59 823 081; 0400 648 094
BirdLife Australia has a membership of over 10,000.
Birdlife Australia Mornington Peninsula has a membership of over 200.
Every month we have two outings to a multitude of locations on the peninsula ranging from better known venues such as Coolart, The Briars, Greens Bush, Langwarrin Fauna & Flora Reserve , Jacks Beach and Devil’s Bend Reservoir to lesser known reserves such as Woodland Tuerong, Sweetwater Creek Reserve, and Endeavour Gully Reserve.
We are also actively involved in education and conservation issues. Some of our members are involved in bird monitoring including species as the Hooded Plovers, under threat, on the peninsula ocean beaches.
For more information visit our website: birdlife.org.au/birdlife-mornington-peninsula where you can find links to our events diary and read or download a copy of our newsletter.
Email: email@example.com. Tel: 03 9789 0224.
BIRDLIFE AUSTRALIA OUTINGS
April 19. Sun Outing to Devilbend Reserve Tuerong.
Meet 9.30am at entrance to Bittern Reservoir on Hodgins Road approx. 2km from Derril Road intersection. Derril Road is accessed via Old Moorooduc Rd turn off into Tuerong Road.Mel 152 B9
This will be a combined outing with BirdLife Bayside.
Bunnings Mornington Warehouse BBQ
Fri 10th April Mornington Lions Club
Sat 11th April Hurricanes Basketball Club
Sun 12th April Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula
Fri 17th April Mt Martha Lions Club
Sat 18th April VIEW Club (raising for
The Smith Family)
Bunnings Warehouse, 1100 Nepean Highway
(Cnr Bungower Road), Tel: (03) 5973 9000
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
There will be fun aplenty with cupcake decorating, a treasure hunt and games in the Frankston Library forecourt next to the amazing Alice in Wonderland murals. Cost: $3 per child,
Frankston Library, 10.30am Friday 10 April.
Bookings required on 9784 1020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Hill Show Jumping
DAY ONE (Show Jumping and Clydesdale Spectacular) :
Saturday April 11, 2015
Gates open to the public at 8.30am. Day One concludes at the end of the final event.
Day Two (Show Jumping Only) :
Sunday April 12, 2015
Gates open to the public at 8.30am. Day Two concludes at the end of the final event.
At Boneo Rd Equestrian Centre
Gala Garden Party