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OUR FEBRUARY MEETING will be on April 19th, Easter Saturday. This is a not obliterated by city centric policies and goals.
Our Coast major fundraiser for the Barwon Heads Primary Many of us dream of becoming part of a Bellarine
School. It is a very popular event with people Council where we can ensure the Bellarine
we welcomed our guest speaker Leigh Dennis
travelling from near and far to participate. The Peninsula retains and protects its unique rural
Coastal Adaption Program Manager CoGG he
event is run off road on Barwon Coast land and landscapes, viticulture, horticulture, open rural
discussed the impact of sea level rise and the
has a 4km and an 8km event. landscapes, coastal feel and lifestyle and
effect on groundwater levels on Barwon Heads.
The Fun Run is suitable for both runners and tourism; without becoming absorbed as another
The Our Coast project has modeled the potential
walkers and has the best scenery you could ask suburb of the City of Greater Geelong. The
impact of storm events and changes in sea levels
for! current growth projections will put significant
across the Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay.
Please start training and enter on line now at pressures on our natural assets, and cannot
There are three areas in Barwon Heads continue in the current form. Please comment on
identified as under threat.
r.aspx?E=24502 this document and participate in this process.
The threat of inundation is likely to occur when
Details on the CoGG website.
there is a tidal surge, high rainfall and high water
flows in the river. Inundation is likely to be short BARWON HEADS TRAFFIC
term. There was a lot of discussion and in We keep repeating this to remind ourselves and BARWON HEADS STRUCTURE PLAN
particular fluctuating groundwater levels were others that we are not a designated growth zone. the draft is due in March: Barwon Heads is not a
identified as a potential problem in town. We are not like Central Geelong (thank growth location and is sandwiched between two
Currently there is no data for groundwater in goodness). significant housing growth areas, which are likely
Barwon Heads. We will continue to discuss water We need the Council and Vic Roads to clearly to overwhelm our sense of place and potentially
issues at future meetings and are talking to acknowledge, without qualification or ambiguity, have a detrimental affect on the unique
experts and potential speakers. that Barwon Heads is a coastal village situated in environment.
a vulnerable part of Victoria with too much We support the community priorities:
traffic. We are aware that both the Council and maintain the settlement boundary
The new storm water drain into the Vic Roads have statistics from this summer and retain a village coastal character
River at Ozone Rd previous summers and they are planning to plan for and manage traffic and parking
the new drain will be built after Easter. It is more share these statistics with the community in the
than double the size of the old drain and will be provide safe pedestrian and cycling
near future. amenity
responsible for a significant increase of
discharge of storm water into the River just next What can we do? value the natural environment
to our wonderful river beach. We all saw that the Please send us your ideas, we repeat the ideas protect the heritage and vegetation
Port Philip Bay beaches were closed following we have received so far: introduce planning controls for
contamination from storm water after the heavy start lobbying again for load weight Warrenbeen
February storms. We are concerned by the limits on the bridge and lots more
prospect of contamination of our beaches and lobby to ensure that the Geelong Ring
the fact the there does not appear to be an entity Road (number one priority in CoGG 9 BRIDGE ROAD DEVELOPMENT:
that is currently monitoring river water quality or budgets) is completed especially the The process for permanent heritage protection -
the affect of storm water entering the river. Our link from the Surf Coast to Bellarine Amendment C354 is listed for hearing before a
meeting requested regular monitoring of river Highways panel on the 3rd of March, we will report on this
water quality, especially after storm events. We encourage an extension of the local process to our March meeting and in the April
know that there is an urgent need to prevent community bus Talking Heads. There are now four heritage
flooding in town and are extremely concerned consultants supporting the strong heritage value
lobby to remove signs that encourages
by the potential consequences of increased of the house at 9 Bridge Rd. Amendment C534
traffic through the town
volumes. received 76 submissions - one objecting, three
encourage development of the park neutral and 72 submissions in support of the
and ride concept Amendment. The many points raised by
Return to elected Councilors' to
introduce residential parking permits submitters supporting the Amendment include:
COGG- talk to IGA about on-line ordering and
We understand that the Victorian Government is Preserving the cultural identity of
delivery Barwon Heads
planning to announce that elected Councilors'
enforce existing parking restrictions. Part of a declining group of early
will return after November 2017. Our meeting
passed a motion supporting the continuation of Barwon Heads places
the Administrators so that they have adequate PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE Location and sense of place
time to conclude the tasks they have started. We COGG have published the OUR Individual aesthetic and historic
have advised our local member of our feelings Future interim report. significance.
and asked her to pass this on to the Minister for The purpose of Our Future is to describe a 30-year We look forward to a positive outcome and this
Local Government. community vision for Greater Geelong to ensure a matter being resolved.
thriving, inclusive and sustainable future. By thinking
IMPORTANT LOCAL EVENTS forward to develop a picture of what Greater Geelong BHA MEETINGS
will look like in 30 years, the Our Future vision will Our March meeting will be held at the Barwon
The Festival by the Sea
address our current challenges and highlight future Heads Hall at 7pm on the 20th March, we are
will take place this year from the 15th to the 19th of
opportunities. The Our Future vision will be the key confirming our topic for the meeting and will
March. The festival brings together our
resource for the incoming City of Greater Geelong publish on our website and to our members.
community in our special place, culminating with
Council when it formulates its next four year City We are pleased that the member for
the duck race on Sunday 19th at 4pm. The
Plan, and for all other stakeholders planning Corangamite Sarah Henderson has agreed to
Festival dates back to 2000 and celebrates
initiatives for our region. attend our April meeting. This date has been
Barwon Head's unique link with the sea and
natural landscapes, its environment, history and changed to 24th April to avoid a clash with Easter
coastal lifestyle. The Art Connections Program We will read this interim report with interest and the previous week and falls on Anzac Day eve.
looks amazing and aims to promote social encourage you to as well. We note that there is This meeting will be held at the Barwon Heads
inclusion and engage people in local arts significant reference to Greater Geelong rather Bowling Club.
activities. Buy a duck, participate, enjoy. than the City of etc. It is obvious to all that
Geelong has a long way to go before it is You can reach us via
recognized as a City.
The Barwon Coast Sheepwash In Barwon Heads we have to assert ourselves to Sandy Gatehouse -
Classic Fun Run ensure that our coastal village and lifestyle are On behalf of the BHA Committee
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Mean-while, I have been roundly condemned for using a buying five or more books, but I can just see my powers of
sturdy stool to step on as I put pictures on to high shelves!!mental arithmetic being tested, especially if the said
I will take that on board, and use a proper set of steps in books are only $1 each. I will have to be really careful
future. when we have a queue of customers waiting for my
But, there is one task that puts me and all our volunteers in elderly brain to cope with tricky concepts.
great danger. So many people who are moving house Then again, I think how truly blessed our Op Shop is with
donate quite valuable things IN THE LARGE BOXES they the truly dedicated band of volunteers we have.
have for moving. Rather than leave these outside for Certainly we have a few laughs, and we form a wonderful
others to hunt through if unobserved, we volunteers haul support group for each other, but we all have to be very
or push and shove to put them in to the sorting-areas. careful that we don't become too worn down by the
THEN we complain about our aching backs, or knees!! difficulties we do face from time to time.
BE CAREFUL Please could I ask that you keep in mind the fact that
Recently, a passer-by found her car nearly run down by a however valuable your donations are, the health of our Like me, keep your chin(S) up!
small grey Mazda sedan. older volunteers is far more important! God bless you,
This occurred at 7.30 a.m and when I was approached to At least I am able to pass on a really good outcome to one Helen Edwards
ask if anyone with a car with the number-plate she had of our problems. Having put up CCTV footage of an old
Shop Supervisor.
written down worked at the shop, I was relieved that I was couch, the previous owner DID front up, and remove it.
able to assure that her it was not any of our volunteers. That was great until an even worse couch appeared the
However, it did bring to mind that people come with following week! We are most grateful to the firm which
donations at all times, and that they, as well as all our removed it and heaps of other rubbish for us.
volunteers should be aware that exiting our church- Lately, we have been inundated with books. Can you
grounds can be quite dangerous. believe that twenty-three large boxes of Mills and Boons
Once, there was a bus-stop outside, which meant that books were left for us! We had been putting a box of these
most of the time there was unimpeded viewing of the outside with a "Free" sign, but even so, many had to go to
street. Now, if a car is parked there, it is really difficult to the tip for recycling as paper-waste. We are so fortunate
see to your right to check that there is no traffic that we have such huge quantities of really good books
approaching. that we are now contemplating a book-sale. Half-price
works for many things, but when books are often only 50
So PLEASE, customers, and donors, be as careful as our
cents each, finding enough five-cent coins for change is
volunteers who are only too aware of that difficulty.
proving tricky. We thought about offering $5 off for anyone

The Raw Truth Introduction.... model with really short hair and told me that I would
This is my story that I feel compelled to write about. look amazing with my hair like that.
Not just for my own therapy but for you. Took about a month of gentle persuasion from him
It is The Raw Truth. but I did it.
The Fair Work Commission has handed My story is about abuse and violence - Emotional, I cut my hair off.
down a decision that affects penalty Physical and Financial. Walked out of the salon in tears wondering what I
rates in some hospitality and retail My story is also about change, courage, trust and had just done and wanting reassurance that I was
awards. The changes do not apply yet. survival. Id like to share my journey with you still beautiful. But I got him.
More information about the decision, monthly. He told me that I didnt look like the model in the
including who it affects and how it picture. Lucky you are with me because no one
applies, will be available soon. We My story will be honest and Raw. else would look at you now...
encourage you to return to this website Why?
in the coming days for further Because you may have concerns for a loved one or Confidence crushed.
information. you may have concerns for yourself.
Http:// What had I done?
My story may validate what you are going through or Why was he putting me down?
rates-and-allowances it may give you the strength to let a loved one know
Following this decision, it was Was I really that ugly now?
that you are worried about them. He didnt want me wearing makeup because that is
heartwarming to hear Peta Grainger
from Australian company Lush state for sluts.?
My story begins like this..... My cooking tasted like Dog food and was quite often
"We won't be applying the ruling made I met him young. Not at school - I was already thrown back in my face. Even when I had spent
by Fair Work" - that her employees wont working and very independent. I had a job and a hours cleaning the house (on my only day off work)
be affected by these changes and her career and was saving to buy my first house. I was it wasnt clean enough.
company will continue to value the full of confidence and free spirit.
welfare of their employees. He ran his fingers along benches for inspection!
The world was my oyster and I was on for the ride. A****le!
We know that the happiness and most
productive staff are those that feel Why did I care?
But I met him.? Why did I try to please him?
valued & listened to by their
employers... I felt worthless.
My story starts with emotional abuse. I felt ugly and I felt trapped.
First real thing I remember is my hair. I had beautiful
This is something I have always believed
and full credit to Peta & her partner Mark long blonde hair and it was my mane (im sure Pregnant......
Lincoln for recognizing their staff as their anyone reading this will agree that your hair can be
biggest asset. Trish your best asset). He had a picture on the fridge of a
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There is still plenty of time to join up, membership forms

Thank you to all our new will still be available at Starfish and the Post Office and Over the next two months the SBHA members will
receive a couple of SBHA emails; these will be short
members for joining the Save you can come and talk to us at the Festival of the Sea in
March. and sharp with a go to guide for responding to the
Barwon Heads Alliance. Our fundraising is in full swing. draft Structure Plan. We have a small but very
experienced group of members currently developing
Our first event, the Bush Dance has been and gone and
what a night it was. Miriam and Sue and Sal were a range of evidence based resources to further
Thank you to all our new members for amazing and this very successful event would not have confirm and demonstrate the multiple reasons why
joining the Save Barwon Heads Alliance. been possible without their generous support and that of the town boundary should be preserved in its current
We have well and truly exceeded our target; all the local businesses who have very kindly donated location.
our weekend stall at Starfish is officially goods and services for our cause. Donations and
In a recent community engagement report about the
contributions are still very much welcome and will go to
closed and we have very much appreciated future/vision of the City of Greater Geelong (Feb
securing the services of environmental experts that will
the support of Paul Fox and his team for 2017) many commented on community (658) and
be required as we get nearer to preparing submissions
environment (500). This was from a sample of 2954
generously sharing their space. in response to the Structure Plan (this is due in the next
individual responses received by COGG. Two of the
two months from COGG).
themes very much reflect the aspirations of SBHA.
We also need support to
These are: our natural areas will be preserved in
fund our legal team that we
pristine condition; and a city that is acknowledged
have appointed to present at
globally as an environmental centre of excellence,
the Planning Panel hearing
where visitors come from around the world to visit our
which is expected to occur
Bay, wetlands, waterways and bushland areas and
later in the year. If any of our
marvel in abundance and diversity of our flora and
members are crowd funding
experts, can you please get
We trust that COGG will reflect these responses in
in touch with us to share
the next draft of the Barwon Heads Structure Plan
your knowledge and help
which will be available in March/April 2017.
with this part of our
Save Barwon Heads Alliance


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Connecting with your Kids
As parents, we naturally want the best for our children. We want them to have happy, safe and rewarding lives filled with possibilities.
However, these days the statistics regarding adolescents are alarming; increased rates of anxiety, stress and depression.
More than ever, we need to be connected as a family so if your child needs someone to talk to during tough times, they can chat
whenever they feel the need.
Being connected as a family is one of the most special things that can be experienced in life. I've started a project called Connecting with your Kids and it's all about spending time
together and teaching your children those vital life skills that many employers are looking for. These 'soft skills' are what children need to thrive in jobs they take on that may not
have even been created yet.
This month we are looking at negotiation.
I hear so many parents talk about the conflict within their family about time on electronic devices. With so many schools adopting a BYOD program (Bring Your Own
Device), it seems to be increasingly difficult to avoid this equipment. But how would it be if the introduction of iPads into the home presented itself as an opportunity rather
than a burden? Kids want more time on them while parents want less. Perhaps this could be an opportunity to connect through negotiation? My daughter Daisy loves to use
her iPad to listen to music and she will often ask. Sometimes I'll simply say yes. Sometimes I'll ask her for how long and then we negotiate an agreeable time. And other
times I'll ask her what she can do to help the family. She'll often offer to bring the washing off the line and sort it all before spending time listening to music. Not only are we
connecting with each other through a conversation without any conflict, Daisy is learning the important skill of negotiation. And, the washing has been brought in and sorted
Some ideas to try:
Ask your partner to do something. Your partner needs to reply with I will do what you have asked once you have .. Fill the gap. Discuss what you discovered.
Eat something really healthy. Then ask if you can eat something not so healthy. I've just eaten an apple and a pear. Could I please have a biscuit now?
Do something kind for someone. Then ask if they will do something kind for you in return.
When you are asked to go to bed, ask if you can stay up for an extra ten minutes if during that time you give one of you parents a massage or a back tickle.
If you are served something for dinner that you don't really like, ask if you are able to trade some food with someone else at the dinner table.
Play Monopoly together.
Play a game where one person makes an offer to someone else. The person who receives the offer cannot say yes immediately, no matter how good the proposal may
seem. See how long you can negotiate for.

Free Workshop
On Monday 20 March, there will be the second free Connecting with your Kids workshop at Ocean Grove Primary School. It starts at 7.30pm and is in the new classrooms in the
lower part of the school. Enter from Draper Street or Asbury Street. For more details go to the Facebook page 'Connecting with your Kids'.
Have fun connecting with your kids. For further information, visit the Facebook page 'Connecting with your Kids' or go to connectingwithyourkids on Instagram.
Cheers, Andy McNeilly

Barwon Heads Bowling Club There is no scientific

answer for success.
Another Pennant season done and dusted and strangely not one Barwon
You can't define it.
Heads team competing in finals.
Both midweek teams just missed out, while Saturday teams never threatened. You've simply got to live
A few Club Championship games still to be completed, full details next month. it and do it.
One of the real bright spots in our year has been the reappearance of Gram Duthie back in Club colours.
Gram back in town before heading overseas, played the last couple of months of Pennant. He hadnt
played for many years, but youd never know it. Dame Anita Roddick
The young ones make it look so easy.

The Annual trip away after Pennant is on again.

This year its off to Warrnambool, a 4 day trip, no
bowls, from Monday 17th July. The itinery sees trip
visit, Flagstaff Hill, Port Fairy, Portland and the
Otway Fly.
It is always a great trip and every year there are
reports of certain
people forgetting how old they are, why not?
Members or non Members contact Sandra
on 52541480 and reserve your seat.
At this time every year as pennant finishes we send
out an open invitation to anyone out there who may
be interested in playing bowls, or are even curious.
Winter is all social bowls, no pressure. Coaching Kate Majella OConnor Jac Pam Natalie
can be arranged, but otherwise just turn up bowls
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My old purple mat is no nonsense and simple. The practice of yoga states that one works to control or to master the mind field. It implies the
With its chewed edge still holding the memories of learning of a wisdom where we are in charge of
excited puppies, my mat has met my changing what we experience and that we have choice in the
body constantly. It helped me birth 3 babies and perceptions we create. Yogis come to the mat and
allowed me to let go of another. sit in discomfort to get comfortable.
Its been a place of sanctuary where I could let They step back from themselves to go forwards.
myself fall apart and somehow find the strength to They create silence to hear themselves more. The
pull myself back together. mat is always there - unconditionally waiting - to be
It helped me find space where I was stuck. the ground upon which we stand. Where we work
It helped me be found when I forget where I was to develop this self-awareness and cultivate a
going. discipline to sift through all the stuff we have in our
It reminded me to balance my strength with my
softness. While being present for the grace But at the end of the day, after all the head house-
between the two. cleaning and contemplation of existential existence,
So, someone else used my yoga we come to realise that we can never have control
But yesterday, my purple mat was left in with all the when we are seeking it. Whether from a mat, or
mat yesterday. blue studio mats. And so one of my students picked from a practice, or even from a daily meditation
it up and rolled it out. routine. We can only have control when we are
I stared at my sacred space being held onto by prepared to let go of the need for it. When we are
I have 26 yoga mats in my home studio. another. It felt so strange to see someone elses ready to give everything we have away. When we
feet standing at the purple edges that were mine. can be completely unattached and let go of all that
24 of them are blue, meaning that everyone in the She lay out a bolster and settled into herself - but we are, only then - the true intimacy of the practice
class can have 2 mats each. on my mat, and in my place. I stood still watching starts to happen.
Half of these are thick to give their knees love and her, feeling sort of betrayed and kind of hurt. Last week, I taught the first class in all my 15 years
the other half are thin for sticking strong. The I watched her lay so calm and so unaware as my of teaching with someone else using my old purple
sweatier you are, the stickier you stick. purple mat become her space of sanctuary. mat.
And then there are those who find the whole I wondered how she could be so bold. And how odd It was a gift to watch someone experience the
process pretty gross, so they BYO 14 square feet it looked to see someone else in my sacred space. intimacy of the space.
of rubber so as to stick to their own sweat and hold
their pose. I felt the feeling of being dumped by my own It was a blessing to feel someone surrender into the
confidant move through me, until I caught myself ground.
My mat is in the room too. Buts its purple, and its short. I realised that it never mattered how I had
old. Its been my faithful bending companion for 20 It was inspiring to allow someone to expand
practiced, or what I had under my feet. No matter towards the sky.
years of down face dogging. I bought it when I was how much I wanted to believe it, my piece of purple
living in an ashram. Where they told me that no rubber was never going to be a place I could And as I watched the student focus her attention on
matter where you were in the world, if there was control. It had only supported my path for the last nothing more than her practice, I considered how
enough space to roll out your mat then there was 20 years because I had simply made the effort to that mat has asked nothing of me:
enough space to do your yoga practice. My mat stand on it. And on those days that it was too hard But to do the same. X
has been with me throughout 18 countries and to stand there, my mat had simply let me lie still.
across most states in Australia. Its that one thing
that I would never leave home without. Think standing strength, balance and restorative.

But if you can, create an honorable

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and use them and you earn a living
from it, it gives you a sense of
freedom and allows you to balance
your life the way you want.
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It is important to look after children's teeth for a few reasons.
Firstly, to get them into good habits that will carry over
into adulthood.
Secondly, the baby or 'deciduous' teeth act as
placeholders for the adult teeth, if the baby teeth are lost
early children are more likely to need braces.

Some first teeth can be in children's mouth's for over ten

years, so it is important that they are healthy and non-
painful for this time. The first adult teeth start coming
through at around the age of five or six, so it is critical to
be taking good care of these teeth.
Cleaning- it is important to be cleaning your children's teeth as soon
as they come through. You can get extra soft baby toothbrushes or just
use a bit of gauze to wipe over the teeth.
Children need help with brushing until the age of 8. Below three years
old, only a smear of toothpaste is needed, over three a pea sized blob
of toothpaste is recommended.
It is a good idea to start bringing your child to the dentist from the age of
two. We can catch any issues early and also make the experience as
simple and positive as possible so that they are not afraid later on.
When the permanent first molars come through (around the age of six),
we can consider fissure sealing the teeth. The biting surface's of molars
have pits and grooves in the teeth called 'fissures'. Bacteria, in the form
of plaque, can gather in these grooves and can be difficult to clean out.
This is why these surfaces are prone to decay. The sealants cover over
this rough surface and protect the tooth from decay. The picture below
shows the surface of a molar before and after sealing the tooth.
The government child dental benefits scheme, is closing on the first of
July 2016. This scheme currently covers children age 2-17, who are
eligible for Medicare and families are receiving certain government
benefits such as 'Family Tax Benefit Part A.' To check if your child is
covered pop into Ocean Breeze
Dental (3/73 The Trak Arcade, The
Terrace, Ocean Grove) with their
Medicare card.
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News from the Beaches and Coastal Environs

Barwon Coast is a Committee of Management Recent news from 13th Beach was worse with one COASTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN:
appointed by the State Government with of the breeding adults lost due to ill health and its Barwon Coast public consultation phase for the
responsibility for the management of 13km of chick being found in a dog waste bag, in the bin, development of the new Coastal Management Plan
coastal crown land from 7W Collendina to the result of a possible dog attack. has now closed. The committee is pleased with the
wealth of information received from the community.
42W Blue Rocks, Barwon Heads covering our Should you come across wildlife on our beaches, Our consultants, in partnership with the committee
beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon please notify Barwon Coast, on 5254 1118 or the have collated all comments and are currently
Heads and 13thBeach. AGL Marine Response Unit on 1300 245 678. reviewing them to inform the content of the Draft
Coastal Management Plan.
Our Committee members are local residents HOW YOU CAN HELP?: It is anticipated that sometime in late March 2017,
appointed with consideration of the skills and Our dog control orders change on the 1st the draft plan will be released to the community for
experience that they have to offer in the management February allowing dog's greater access to our review and comment on over a 6 week period. The
of this important piece of coastline. beaches, but they must be on a leash or under final plan will then be endorsed by the Committee
supervised control in the designated areas. and submitted to the Minister of Environment for
OCEAN GROVE SURF BEACH COMPLEX: Please be aware we still have prohibited zones approval and implementation.
In November last year, Barwon Coast and the for dogs on beaches. Supervised control
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), after a requires you to have a dog lead, your dog must Watch this space as Barwon Coast will advise when
lengthy multi staged tender process, appointed be able to be recalled immediately, not rush up to the draft plan will become available for comment.
architects Wood Marsh to develop the plans for the or harass people, other dogs or wildlife, and must
new Surf Beach Complex that will house the Dunes not enter wildlife zones; in particular Hooded 31W Beach Access 'Cylinders' on 13th Beach
Caf and the SLSC. Plover fenced off areas. Please keep your dogs Road
Wood Marsh through a series of design workshops on leash in all car parks, walking pathways, trails Now the summer crowds have thinned and the work
have progressed their work to the point that the and access stairways. demands created by the peak season have reduced
schematic design is largely agreed. work has resumed on the construction of the
Last week that design was reviewed by the Office of Go to for the existing replacement staircase at beach access 31W. The 20
Victorian Government Architect and feedback dog control orders. metre high staircase is expected to be completed by
provided to the architects and Project Control
Group. The response was very positive, with RESPONSIBLE
unanimous agreement that it is a very good design. BEACH BEHAVIOUR:
In the next couple of weeks a planning permit Our sand dunes are
application will be submitted to the City of Greater important habitats for the
Geelong. Shortly thereafter the plans will be native flora and fauna,
released for public comment. but more importantly
As this important community building progresses we provide us with safe
will keep the community updated. beach access. When
coming to the beach,
OUR ENVIRONMENT: please ensure you
The threatened Hooded Plover beach nesting bird is access by the formal
vulnerable to human impacts and dog's off-leash. We pathways provided for
can now report the nest, located between 19W and y o u r s a f e t y. T h e s e
20W ocean beach side of The Spit in Ocean Grove, pathways are identifiable
with two eggs has failed. Well past their due hatch by the beach access
date; subsequent investigations found that the eggs numbers; i.e. 14W. It is
failed to develop. A possible cause is the eggs were important for your own safety as well to stay out of Easter. Barwon Coast thanks the community for its
not adequately incubated, failing due to extremes in the dunes and only recreate along the intertidal patience during the planning and construction phases
temperature; with the parents kept off their nest zones of our coastline, or the open space areas of this important project.
because of disturbance. provided. Gary McPike
General Manager

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Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden

Autumn is now here and it is a time to delighted to have new people join our FESTIVAL OF THE SEA:
enjoy your garden in the last of the warmer gardening community either as a plotholder Saturday
weather and to spend timer removing the or as a Friend. This month we welcome Roy March 18 t h
summer crops that have finished bearing. It is & Cynthia Chen, Jim Delaney, Bop Bop Pot Luck
then essential to turn over the soil, add some Kinder, Sue Eldridge and Emma Pell as our Dinner @ 6
well rotted compost and manure to replace newest plotholders. Currently all plots are p.m. In
lost nutrients so your soil is ready for planting. now filled but if you would like a plot drop a conjunction
A little research listed the following vegetables line to us at: and we with the
to plant in March: Bok Choy, Broccoli, Carrots, will put your name on our waiting list. Once a Sustainability
Cauliflowers, Endive, Fennel, Kohl Rabi, vacancy occurs (as it does from time to time) Group this
Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Spinach, Turnips and we will contact you. will be held at
a large variety of herbs. Social get together and sharing of the rotunda
Zucchinis are still in plentiful supply and I food. This was held on Sunday Feb 21 and near the bridge - bring a plate to share, made
frequently make the following savoury slice to despite the rather cold and wet evening we with some local ingredients, if possible, and
use ONeill
up some of my freshly picked ones. had a good turn of people. The table was your own utensils and drinks. Everyone
Zucchini Savoury Slice: laden with a delicious variety of food worthy of welcome.
Coarsely grate 500 grams zucchini, - sprinkle an article and photo in a foodie magazine! Sunday March 19th. The Garden will again
with salt and leave 15 mins. Squeeze out People coming to these events bring along a have a presence at the Festival. We will have
excess liquid. plate of food to share, ideally with some local a stand with the Sustainability Group to
Then add 2 beaten eggs, 5 tablespoons SR produce as an ingredient. We plan to have showcase our community involvement
Flour, 4 chopped spring onions, cup more of these throughout the year so why not through the garden, to share our garden
parsley, cup mint and 100g feta cheese join up as a Friend so that you are on our knowledge and to encourage others to
(crumbled). mailing list to hear what's coming up at the become involved. Membership forms and
Put into tin approx. 20 cm x 20 cm and bake at gardens. general information will be available on the
170 deg for about 40 mins or until top is COMMUNAL GARDENING: day and also our homegrown garlic and plants
slightly browned. (It can also be topped with Debra Read has started a communal will be available for purchase. Drop in to say
halves of cherry tomatoes before you pop it in gardening group to meet, plan and work hello.
the oven) together on areas set aside at the gardens for
Easy and delicious. Serve hot or cold. (Nice communal plots. The group meets on the Carmel Smith
with some home made chutney). second and fourth Friday of the month at 9.30 For further information about BHCAG
a.m. If you would like more information please email us at:
contact Debra by email:
We have had quite a rush of people recently Our website is:
wanting a plot at the garden. We are always



SERVICE solo "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" - Pablo Picasso.
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Talking CAKE
Once the old Fire Station,
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Ill bring the cake I said recently after a birthday party

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recipe...and after making a lemon ricotta cake topped with
toasted pine nuts, I remembered weve had that recipe twice
before (I was really pleased when one of the guests, Jenny, mentioned she
makes that cake often)...then I remembered this cake I sometimes make at
christmas and here it is...its drippingly delicious & a little slice goes a long
way...this is

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Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea 2017
How the Ocean Affects our Health


Pot Luck Local Produce Dinner

Saturday 18 March from 6pm at the Rotunda h
Bring a plate to share, with some local produce ingredients (and recipe if you are inclined,
for a developing collection), drinks and rugs. Spend time in conversation.The Hitchcock
Avenue Arts Walk will finish in time to come to the rotunda with your offering for the pot
luck shared dinner. Followed by 7.30 till after dark - Sunset Serenade
An evening of Poetry and Song Featuring- Local Opera singer Sally Wilson &
combined Choir from across the Bellarine and Geelong.
Words from Poets past and present will fill the airways as the sun goes down.
Entry- FREE ~ BYO- Basket supper, Chair or Blanket and join us alongside the river at the
end of the Bridge for an evening to remember.
Fingers crossed for the weather, but there are marquees for protection and enjoyment under all circumstances.

Barwon Heads Estuary Sally Wilson

Home made delights for the shared table

ART workshops

Festival of the Sea Film Night

The Sea in Me
A Journey into the Ocean Through Film and Art
Two eminent filmmakers and producers will present some of
their works for our local Festival audiences and discuss their
personal journey and connections with the sea around us.

TIME: From 7:30 9:30pm, WEDNESDAY March 15th 2017
VENUE: Barwon Heads Community Hall, Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads - Free entry (but a gold
coin donation will help to offset some of our Festival costs :-) Supper afterwards.
Mick Sowry: Writer and Director of Musica Surfica and The Reef As a surfer for more than 46 years, the
aqueous world was one he wanted to communicate as it is, for him, a place of challenge, peace and deep
beauty. Beginning a collaborative relationship with violinist and composer Richard Tognetti, cinematographer
Jon Frank and the Australian Chamber Orchestra with the documentary Musica Surfica in 2007, his life has
changed radically and, spiritually at least, for the better. The rewards of creating something that impacts in an
uplifting, positive and long lasting way, something that inspires to preserve, is what keeps driving him on.
Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier: A freelance artist and media producer and main chronicler of the project.
Jans' artistic interests lay in sound art and spaces for communication in the city. He holds an MFA in Media Arts
& Design from the Bauhaus University Weimar, where he graduated from the chair for Experimental Radio. He
relocated from London, where he worked for the AA School of Architecture, to Melbourne to take on his
Creative PhD at the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe.
Besides his artistic practice in sound and media art, he always has been actively involved in the shaping and
running of media networks and the curating of art festivals and exhibitions. His work has been shown
internationally. Jan currently teaches film at RMIT University and lives near Winchelsea.


Friday, 17th. March. 4pm. - 7pm.
Saturday 18th. March, 10am. - 4pm.
Sunday 19th. March, 10am. - 4pm.
Venue -Barwon Heads Community Hall,
cnr. Hitchcock Ave,. and Ozone Rd. Barwon Heads.
Entry - $2. Children free.
We will have a raffle quilt, quality handmade goods for sale, guessing competitions, and
refreshments will be available.

page 16 talking heads On Saturday 11 February the packed audience at the Barwon

Heads Community Hall travelled back in time (and location) to
Barwon Heads Fine Music Society 19th century France, as the Parlour presented Wagner in
presents The show was sold out with extra chairs having to be added at the last minute due

Sweet Strings
Sweet Strings combines the mystical, warm, resonant sounds of
to the demand for tickets. Singers Karen Van Spall, Adam Miller and Wendy Grose
performed 19th century lieder and chanson accompanied by David Lempriere-
Laughton, interspersed with dramatic dialogue.

the Celtic Harp accompanied by the sweet strings of the Violin. Paris was the watershed of European Art in the 19th Century and Wagner, his first
Christine Middleton and Matiss Schubert are both acclaimed wife Minna, her daughter Natalie lived there in a state of near poverty for 3 years as
musicians who play a broad repertoire including classical, Celtic & he attempted to establish himself as an artist of note (his failure to impress in this
popular music. arena is most likely due to his abrasive personality rather than any lack of ability).
Throughout the play, Natalie (played by Alice Tovey and Eva Justine Torkkola)
converses with Mrs. Burrell (played by Julie Houghton) and reminisces about her
childhood. The foundation for the script was provided by a noteworthy collection of
letters Natalie wrote to her mother and others, prose, poetry, an early play, sketches
for Rienzi and Flying Dutchman among other works.
When we think of the works of Wagner we envision horned-helmeted and conical
metal brassiered sopranos roaring against epic orchestral forces in music dramas so
vast they last for days; so it was refreshing not only to hear some of the simpler,
clearer and more beautiful music Wagner wrote during this period, but also music by
some of his contemporaries and competitors. The musical highlights of the evening
(in this writers mind) were divided between the songs Villanelle and Spectre de la
Rose from Berliozs Les nuit dt, the rousing Sentas ballad from The Flying
Dutchman; and the haunting O du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhuser (with
Smutna Rjerka by Frdric Chopin coming in a close 4th).

So fresh from the success of Wagner in Paris we move to the passionate South
Sunday 09 April 2016 from 2.30pm Americas for our March concert to be held 2.30pm on Sunday 5 March at All Saints
Church on Hitchcock Avenue, with the International Guitar Duo Johannes Mller and
All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads Laura Fraticelli performing the works of Johann Kaspar Mertz, Argentinean tangos
originally composed for guitar duo, as well as their own original compositions.
Tickets: Members $10 Visitors $15 Following that, at 2.30 pm on Sunday 9 April again at All Saints we have Sweet
Enquiries: phone Jenny on 5254 2580 Strings comprising Christine Middleton on the mystical, warm, resonant Celtic Harp
Please join us for afternoon tea following the concert and violinist Matiss Schubert - both acclaimed musicians who play a broad
repertoire including classical, Celtic & popular music. For any enquiries please go to
Proudly sponsored by<> or
phone Jenny on 5254 2580.

BARWON HEADS ARTS COUNCIL have begun organizing events

for 2017. Our first for the year will be a return of Emotionworks, who brought their quirky
production of Carmen to Barwon Heads in 2016. This was an outrageous night of
entertainment with a full house. This year they are coming back to present their version of La
Traviata. Verdi's most popular opera cut down to 90 minutes (no boring bits) in cabaret style
with lots of popular songs added. For added appeal this production has an all female chorus
referencing some of histories sexiest icons accompanied by the cut Opera house combo. This
is sure to be a unique experience and a night to remember.
WHEN Saturday 25th March at the Community Hall at 7.30pm.Tickets can be purchased online
at Adults: $40 plus booking fee, Students: $25.
For enquiries, please contact BHAC committee member Caroline Woods on 0413 026 101.
Next on the list is Meet the Artists an event in association with fabulous new Italian Delicatessen
Affettati & Co at The Terrace, Ocean Grove. This monthly event is held in the shop and is an
opportunity for visitors to enjoy antipasto and a drink whilst chatting to the artist.
WHEN Sunday 26 March, Sunday 30 April and Sunday 28 May. Time: 2 4 pm. More
information on the BHAC website and Face book pages soon, and flyers will be distributed
around town. Or, call Karen Shirley on 0437 032 647.
We are also pleased to announce that planning has already begun for another
Bellarine Arts Trail! So save the dates 4th and 5th November the Melbourne Cup long
weekend. This year we are expanding the Trail to include Queenscliff and Pt Lonsdale.
Artists from other Bellarine towns are invited to get a group together and find a group venue in
one of the four participating towns. This enables the whole of the Bellarine to be included and
effectively limits the geographic boundary. Please contact Karen Shirley on 0437 032 647 if
you are interested in participating as an artist or venue this year.
Last weekend some of the Bellarine Arts Trail artists attended a Creative Business workshop
hosted by local artist and businessman Wayne Elliott at his training centre in Belmont. Wayne
was one of the participating artists in the Bellarine Arts Trail last year, and kindly offered this
opportunity to help artists realise their creative business objectives. The two-hour workshop
was full of ideas on developing brand, identifying the right business model, social media and
marketing and much more. The workshop was well received by all attending, and we thank
Wayne for helping us to develop artists in the Region.
Finally if you would like to become more involved with the BHAC our AGM is to be held on
Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm at the Community Arts Garden. If you would like to join the
committee, please contact Vicki Strachan on 0427 032 933 for a nomination form.
Christine Croyden
On behalf of BHAC
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Big Bang Bellarine!

On our doorstep are three of the best venues around,
each unique.
Jack Rabbit continues to blow people away with
amazing vistas, food and wine.
Local favourite, Leura Park Estate offers a relaxed, rustic
chic ambience, premium wines, lovely casual fare and
live music Sundays.
Helen Martin - A Disquieting Beauty

Flying Brick is the go for cider tasting, local wines, beer

and an innovative menu designed to inspire, indulge and
Take your pick and enjoy your doorstep!


Tuesday 7 March 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Clifton Springs Golf Club
92-94 Clearwater Drive, Clifton Springs

Tuesday 14 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Boorai Centre Ocean Grove
4-50 Shell Road, Ocean Grove

Session 1
Thursday 16 March, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Session 2
Thursday 16 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
51 Little Malop St, Geelong

Monday 20 March, 6.00pm 8.00pm
Lara Community Hub
9-11 Waverley Rd, Lara
The City of Greater Geelong is seeking your
feedback on the development of our new
Geelong Road Safety Strategy.
Send your name, contact details and Help us shape our new strategy
the session your would like to attend to Come and hear the results of our current Road Safety Strategy 2012 - 2017
or phone 5272 4301
Geelongs road toll statistics over the last five years explained
Tell us your ideas to reduce the Geelong road toll
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As we wrap up the 2016 / 17 summer we can reflect back on what was a mild summer, with many
sunny days and the occasional hot day.
So far Victoria overall has been spared any major bushfires, with our crews remaining
vigilant until the season is officially declared over, expected to be around Easter time.
Here at home, we have had just three incidents so far in 2017 (as at 22 February),
which is a positive start to the year. It means that our community is being careful
about their activities on hot days, taking care when driving and being careful around
the home we thank you.
To ensure our skills are kept sharp and to find opportunities to practice them, Barwon
Heads has teamed up with coastal fire brigades from the Surf Coast region to hold a
monthly training exercise, hosted by each brigade in rotation.
Last month it was Barwon Head's turn and our training officer, Brett Mitchell devised a
session that simulated a strike team exercise. As crews arrived they parked in
formation, as you would at the staging area of a major bushfire incident. Our Captain,
Helen Wood gave a briefing following the CFA format and then crews undertook a
series of exercises: map reading to then drive to a location, connecting hoses to wet
down a simulated fire (red tape), using our radios to communicate with 'base' and
each other, and drafting water to refill the tankers.
In addition, crews also received a briefing on local conditions and points of interest
and about our community safety activities.
Overall it was an educative and fun evening, with some 20 volunteer firefighters taking part. We continue to hold training on Tuesday evenings (except the
third Tuesday of the month). You will see us about town as we use these sessions to keep up our skills and familiarise with town conditions and fire plugs.
We have had a number of issues with our Facebook page over the past couple of months, and for this
we apologise. Hopefully by the time you read this article the problem will have been resolved. Do jump
on to our page and give us a 'like' to follow what we are up to.
The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade is seeking new members. If you are interested in learning new
skills, meeting new people and being part of a team that contributes to the safety of our
community, please call Captain Helen Wood on 0438 507 273, or email Secretary Kira Crawford
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Marvelous Music In May WORD ABOUT


a Huge Success THE HOOD || =Barwon Headsl

Last Saturday 9am - 1pm
LOcean Grove- Kingston Park l
1st Sunday 9am - 1pm
l Pt. Lonsdale l
at Pt Lonsdale Primary School
2nd Sunday 9am - 2pm
l Drysdale at Recreation Reserve l
3rd Sunday 9am - 1pm
WHAT'S COOKING AT l Portarlington at Newcombe St l
(Opp Port Hotel)
1st Saturday 9am - 2pm
THE LOBSTER POT? l Queenscliff at Princes Park l

A wrap up of the hoodie season:
b Last Sat Sept to May

Exasperated locals, recently resentful and Remember to take your baskets,
Of the 9 nesting attempts by 3 pairs along 13th cloth or hession bags or your jeep to
resigned, are now rejoicing the return of life as Beach, NK & XU produced only one chick on the save our communities from the curse of
we know and love .
27th of January. the plastic bag invasion
After sharing our coastal haven with
thousands of visitors for the summer holidays NK was found deceased on the beach on 7/2/17

Buy Sell Swap & Tell

they have now gone. after being noticed absent from parenting duties for
Sadly, evidence of their visit remains. It's not a day.
just footprints they leave in the sand. XU was faced with raising her chick on her own...
Crumpled pockets of plastic are to be found and sadly, the chick died just 3 days later.
tucked into out of the way nooks and crannies Of the 23 nesting attempts by six pairs of hooded
or washed up along the high water line . plover along the coast from 20W in the West to 4W BARWON HEADS ASSOC.
This demonstrates that relying on plastic to in the East, only five chicks hatched. President - Sandra Gatehouse
decompose in less than 500 million years and 3 of these to AD & unbanded partner lasted less
that on the rubbish fairy to tidy up is Meet @The Senior Citizens Hall
unsuccessful. than 24 hours and it's not known what became of 3rd Monday in Month @ 7pm
Readers of this column may recall previous them. All welcome
articles detailing the toxic impact of plastic on At this age they can fall prey to any of the avian
marine and terrestrial creatures. predators, including magpies and silver gulls, foxes, BARWON HEADS
Recently, news came to my attention about the cats & high tide.
collaboration of a well known sports shoe Two chicks hatched to HY & unbanded at Rhino TRADERS & TOURISM
maker with an organisation dedicated to Rock (midway between Collendina and Point President-Bernard Napthine
reducing plastic waste in oceans to produce a Lonsdale) but these lasted less than a week. 5254 2312
shoe with an upper made of 95% plastic ocean It's not known what happened to them.
waste. the rest is made from recycled The new pair at 20W were incubating their eggs GIRL GUIDES VICTORIA
Now we can walk the walk, not just talk the
much longer than the usual 28 days. Helen Carruthers 5254 1299
talk, towards cleaner oceans. Their eggs were later found to be infertile.

At the Lobster Pot the volunteers, refreshed, A very grim season indeed, given that last year we BARWON HEADS
have finished their cups of tea taken at the end had five chicks successfully fledge along the SUSTAINABILITY GROUP
of the summer opening season and are ready Bellarine. Community Arts Garden
for the onslaught For more details, or to become involved in Hooded John Burke 5254-1921.
of visitors known
as Festival of the Plover monitoring, please contact:
Make this your More information: President -John McIntosh
best chance to 0422 816 766
take a look for Email-
yourself at this birds or or
well- loved insight
into the natural and cultural wonder of our river FRIENDS OF THE BLUFF
_____________________ President - Jon Duthie
estuary called the Barwon Estuary Heritage
Centre. On Sunday March 5th, please join The Friends of 5254 2626
It's the green building on the riverfront close to the Bluff for Clean Up Australia Day at the River
'At the Heads' restaurant. in the morning and later up the Bluff with Jon. WANTED TO BUY
After the Festival you find the Centre open at Meeting Point: Old Interesting Stuff
weekends only until Easter.
Meet at the Minah Street Boat Ramp Carpark, River Antiques, Furniture, Art Deco, Books,
If you have spare time and have an
understanding of our marine neighbours that Parade (Melways Ref: 483 B11) Collectables, Surfboards,
you would like to share with the family groups Start time: 10:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Household MargaretGoods
that are the bulk of the visitors you would be Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and gloves; be We buy single items or house lots.
welcome to join the Friends of the Lobster sunsmart and bring your Call Peter Summers at
Pot. Contact the group through Barwon own insect repellent and water. How Bazaar 5278 5453
Coast. Call in at the office or speak to Http://
Maddie Glynn (52541118) +Boat+Ramp MENDING , HEMS & DRESSMAKING
I must head off now. It's time for my daily walk For the Bluff clean up, meet at the top carpark. Margaret 0419 350 103
on the beach.
Start time: 1:00 PM End time: 3:00 PM
See you at the Lobster Pot. Rob Kuebler 0416 119240 talking heads page 21

The Ocean Grove and Geelong Communities
have been building awareness through a
campaign that started off as a New York
Marathon fundraiser for Parkinsons disease.
Locals have embraced the project and made it
their own, running their own events, making time
to learn about Parkinsons issues and have
helped to raise more than $20,000 for
Parkinsons Victoria.

Parkinsons disease is a poorly understood
disease with many people associating the
disease with an elderly relative or the odd
celebrity on TV.
The majority understand it to be just the
shakes. The reality is much different. Bee with a backpack of the sensor variety
- Parkinsons is the second most common Barwon Heads Red Cross
neurological disease in Australia after dementia.
- The disease affects an estimated 10 million We would like to thank everyone
individuals worldwide - 100,000 in Australia. who supported us over the summer
- 30 Aussies are diagnosed with Parkinsons buying raffle tickets.
every day. The lucky winner of the very large
- 20% of sufferers are under 50 years old and hamper was Frankie Beggs from
10% are diagnosed before the age of 40. Glentnompson, second was Alison
- For comparison, the prevalence of Parkinsons
from Melbourne who will collect her
is greater than prostrate, bowel and many other Lots of people at the Save prize when she is back camping at
forms of cancer and the total number of
Parkinsons sufferers is 4 times the number of
Barwon Heads Bushdance Easter , 3rd was Jo Burden and 4th
people suffering with MS. fundraiser asked who the dance was Susie Brooks.
caller was...shes Sal Kimber, a Many people gave us donations too
PARTNERSHIP - SHAKE IT UP huge Australian talent! which we appreciated .
AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION We also want to thank Paul at
She released a beautiful album
We have now partnered with Shake it Up Starfish who allows us to leave a
Australia Foundation insofar as 50% of our (Southern Light) last year and you can go
collection tin on the counter . With
profits go to that organisation and 50% to Light here to find out more. his generosity and that of the public
of Day.
Http:// it brings in around $1000 over the
year. Thank you Paul!
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF Sals playing at the Queen Vic night
FELLOWSHIP, FUN, FABULOUS market on March 8th & the
New members always welcome.
MUSIC AND Yackandandah folk festival 24th Carol Richardson
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At the Barwon Heads Community Hall
Tanna 7:45 pm March 30 2017
2015 100mins Aust/Vatuatu Rated: M
Dir: Bentley Dean and Martin Butler
Tanna, an extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu
co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story
set in one of the worlds last true tribal
societies. It is the first feature film shot
entirely in the South Pacific nation of
Vanuatu, in a village called Yakel. None of
the cast had ever acted before, but
astonishingly, they passionately and naturally
re-created this real-life story from recent
tribal history.
Tanna is nominated for Best Foreign Film
in the 2017 Oscars and we are delighted
to have Director, Bentley Dean joining us
at our March screening introduce the film
and conduct a Q&A session.
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March. so if youre looking to get involved then this is
a date to keep open to attend.
The days are getting shorter and by Of course, there will be more to report next month with
the end of the month well have the results of finals and the presentation night winners,
turned the clocks back literally and as well as all of the glittering fashion seen at these
be in the home strait for winter. events.
Geelong Community Radio
There are footballers training on cricket ovals and the
evenings are getting that little bit cooler. Its a wonderful A prominent club member recently celebrated a
time of year though. Autumn is the season when the significant milestone birthday at the club.
weather is most reliable. Not too warm the play sports
with a high element of vigor and not too cold to play
sports with a high element of sedateness. Perfect for
There was no specific dress code, but neat casual was
clearly the order of the night and people seemed to have
cricket. And of course in keeping with this, the powers gone to no particular trouble to out class the general
that be dictate that March is the time when the finals are code. Except on particular member of the Ozone Rd
fought out. This season, unlike the past couple, A Grade squattocracy. This fellow usually presents himself at the
will be in the finals and must consider themselves a very club in one of six or seven different colours of the exact
good chance of doing well. As I write this, C Grade are same shirt. You know these shirts. Red, blue, green, lilac,
also in a battle royal with St Leonards for the coveted mustard or black versions of the type usually worn by a
fourth place in the finals. A win will see them play and a western district type from Peterborough, who breeds
loss will make a difficult season just that tantalizingly Angus bulls and runs a few Border Lesters for mutton on
more frustrating. And Under 13 Hyland will also contest his back sixty six hectare paddock. Usually these shirts
finals this year and with the season they have had so far are worn with the R. M. Williams mole skins and boots,
and the upcoming talent in that team, they must consider but this chap removes them before coming to the club
themselves and excellent chance to do big things in and bungs on a pair of quickie shorts and unmatched
March as well. All in all March offers the cricket lover thongs before mounting his old Malvern Star and riding
some rewards/heartbreaks that the rest of the year cant down to attempt to mix with the plebs.
deliver. At this birthday party, all pretense of mixing with the
Some events on the calendar. Junior common man was out the window though, and the
presentation for Under 13 and Under 15 is Ozone Rd squatter put on the more impressive pretense
March 17th. It will be at BHCC and is on St of the full western district as seen through the eyes of a
Patricks day so wear something green and Balinese tailor who has unfettered access to limitless
therell be green lemonade a plenty. Senior velour. Resplendent in the aforementioned, R. M.
Presentation Night is March 25th, probably at Williams duds and foot ware, the Collins St jackaroo
the 13th Beach Golf Club, but keep your eye on presented in a magnificent navy blue velvet riding jacket.
social media for updates. This year we have set Some months Talking Heads just writes itself.
an early date to hold the AGM which is May 26th More next month.
Matt Dunell
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race places you directly in front of an oncoming peloton. A Field of wonder what the townsfolk may have said if they just put in
Australia Day weekend saw Barwon Heads play a major role in Play Marshall's job is to make sure the riders are aware of road traffic lights up in the first place!
the Cadel Evan's Race and People's ride. The streets were obstacles, divided roads, upcoming corners and the like. They Fall of the President
closed and the town came to a standstill for parts of the indicate direction to the riders by blowing their whistle and I'm sure you are all thinking of Trump or Turnbull, but I'm talking
weekend. Cars. Motorbikes. Helicopters. Television crews. waving their flag - overhead from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock if the of a man with more power than these two presidents put
Photographers. Spectators. Marshalls. Rumour has it there riders can go either side of the obstacle, at 12 to 3 for a right- together and combining that power with Superman. I'm
were even some bikes in town. hand diversion, or at 9 to 12 for a left-hand diversion. I got to see speaking of the president of our wonderful club known as the
Team BHCC played their part in the three rides Women's Elite this up close and personal in one of the best spots on the course BHCC. Once again, Nev has had another stack. This time it was
Race, Men's Race and the People's ride. Some rode. Some - Horseshoe Bend Road, just as the road divides coming into a tree root. Bang down like a sack of spuds. Later on, during the
marshalled. Some spectated. Some watched on tele. Overall, the new suburbs of Torquay. The riders get a good gentle mountain bike ride, he was racing
it was an exciting weekend for cycling and it showcased to all downhill run to this spot so the peloton had built up a lot of down the hill into the caravan park
watching around our country and the world how good Barwon speed. I got a good long look at it as it snaked its way down the after leaving the bluff when he nearly
Heads is. This time Channel 7 had more time around the town hill at high speed, directly towards me! It's a very impressive took out another couple of riders. We
and Thirteenth Beach instead of cutting to adverts like they did sight and not one for the feint-hearted - these guys are coming have all known of the potential danger
last year. straight at you at high speed! The wind generated by the mass known as Nev, so be warned.
Here are a few comments from the BHCC of riders as they moved through felt like a mini storm front. And BREAKING NEWS last night I
-It was so good to be part of the races by marshalling. Very the noise generated by all those carbon wheels with their fancy sent this article to Trish at Talking
exciting watching all the vehicles come past followed by the ceramic ball bearings made it hard to take in any detail. As I Heads and had to add this bit on early this morning. On exiting
riders. Great to see it all on the big screen near the bridge too. valiantly waved my very small flag (overhead, from 10 o'clock to the Breamlea bike path this morning, there was a hare on the
-I wish I was there and hadn't organised a weekend away - 2 o'clock, as instructed) I felt like I could have dinged any one of track. It went left, right, then left again before racing off. The
missed one of Geelong and Barwon Heads premier events. them on the head, they were that close! As they zinged by, my rider at the front touched his brakes and Nev, who was following
Next year I'll check the Cadel ride dates first. authorised flag wave diminished to a mere 5-minutes-to to 5- way too close behind, made a sound that nobody will forget. It
-Great to feel that BHCC is recognised by race organisation as minutes-past 12 o'clock. And then it was over. So much reminded one rider of that noisy scene in 'When Harry Met
a part of the Bellarine cycling scene - mainly thanks to liaison excitement and build up, all done and dusted (quite literally) in Sally'. Anyway, Nev hit the rider in front, then hit the anchors and
done by Graeme. Marshalling was good fun - but I about ten seconds. But absolutely worth it. Such an amazing did not hit the ground. It was a miracle. Nobody understands
concentrated so much on whistle blowing, flag waving and event to be held in our small neck of the woods. We can be how Nev stayed up. Later Nev was asked what he learned from
hoping no rider crashed into my traffic island that I totally feel really proud to have the eyes of the world on us. Thanks for the the incident and he replied that we should slow down on the bike
like I didn't see the race. The People's ride was excellent - 6 opportunity BHCC and Cadel! path. What about keeping your distance from the rider in front
BHCC riders together, in combination of official ride jersey and Traffic Congestion Nev? Perhaps 5cm is just a little too close. And I'll close this bit
club knicks, for most of the trip - all finished close to each other, Some members of the BHCC cannot believe the positioning of on Nev with a quote heard from another rider a few weeks back
all well under 4 hours for the 114kms - and great cafe catch up the pedestrian crossings in Barwon Heads. Many have noticed after two separate incidents on the bike path (one on the way
post ride generously hosted by Dean and Tracie. that they actually endanger cyclists attempting to pass through out, and one on the return). He's a bloody liability!
the town. However, riding from Ocean Grove is actually As predicted in the February edition of Talking Heads, the
I got to be a Field of Play Marshall this year. This title is beneficial compared to sitting at a stand-still in a car. It has been regular Breamlea run had returned. No more 2 or 3 hour rides.
definitely misleading... there is no Play involved in what these rumoured that the crossings were purposely placed so poorly No more venturing out to Torquay, Bell's Beach, Portarlington or
women and men are doing - they are really hammering. This so that when the new traffic lights are erected at the bottom of Point Lonsdale. Thank goodness for the Breamlea bike path.
specialist role involves a flag, a whistle and a position that Hitchcock Avenue, everyone in town will actually be pleased. I Andy McNeilly
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championship, played as a round robin competition with a MIDWEEK
record number of entrants. The weather caused us some School is back and the summer hols are over time to
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of issues, but a huge thanks to all that stayed til the end. jump on the courts for some fitness, fun and
all I love to play. - Boris Becker There was some very good tennis and congratulations to competition! Our midweek summer season has kicked
all that participated and the following placegetters: off with some great results this summer season there
SENIORS 10 and under girls Winner: Liv Quirk, are 6 teams: sections 1, two teams in Section 5 , Section
Senior Tennis Comp has just completed Round 13. Only Runner up: Bella Gleeson 8 and two teams in Section 9. This week our section 9
one more match before finals with the Grand Final 10 and under boys Winner: Hamish Fanning, teams played off in a fantastic match with Sally Ford's
scheduled for March 25th .It great to see that two of our Runner up: Monty McNeilly team winning by one solitary game!...Well done Sally
three teams are well postioned to play in the finals. 12 and under girls Winner : Neisha Brooks, Ford, Amanda Searby, Danielle O'Halloran and Vicki
Section 3 is currently 2nd and Section 12 are holding 3rd Runner up: Monique Guest McKee!
position. Section 4 have played compettitve tennis but 12 and under boys Winner: Samuel O'Brien, Mimi Armstrong has done a great job leading her
have been hampered by injuries. Good to see some of Runner up: Flynn Green Section 1 team to some very competitive tennis.
the younger players getting an opportunity to fill-in. 14 and under girls Winner : Daisy McNeilly Section 8 is in the top four and the two teams in Section
Runner up: Dana Ford 5 are working their way up the ladder.
With Summer Comp coming to a close dare I say the 14 and under boys Winner: Jack Remilton
Winter Comp commences in April. Runner up: Finn McNeilly We are looking forward to getting the courts
If any players new/ old are interested in playing the 16 and under girls Winner: Mia Gleeson resurfacedand also some fund-raising to improve our
Winter Senior Comp playing on a Sat afternoon then Runner up: Matilda Ford clubrooms.
please contact us via the details on our website.
MD The Annette Cullen memorial junior encouragement The Barwon Heads tennis courts are a fantastic
award this year goes to Liam Digby. community resource used by locals and holiday
JUNIORS makers, but funding for improvements to our clubrooms
The summer season is drawing to an end and finals Our junior's tennis standard has improved considerably and courts is difficult to achieve in a club with a small
begin quite soon. We've had a mixed bag of results and over the season. Our priority within the junior ranks is for membership.
hopeful of 3 or 4 of our 10 teams making finals. Save the kids to learn the skills of tennis, but also tennis etiquette If you would like to become a sponsor or contribute in
date: Our break up will be on the evening of the grand and good sportsmanship. We hope that that all juniors anyway contact our president via the website.
final March 25th 6pm onwards, BYO everything BBQ have enjoyed the summer season, if anyone is interested Anyone contemplating a hit of tennis or joining our
and kitchen facilities available. in playing winter junior tennis please contact Dave midweek competition , please ring Maz on
Brauer. 0409405044.
On Sunday 19th Feb. we held our junior club DB
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It's hard to believe this summer season is coming to an end already! With only a couple of weeks until finals starts, its great to
see how much all the teams have improved and worked hard to get to where they are.
With the season drawing to a close, it's a great time to think about if your child would like to continue on for the winter season. Or maybe your child would like to try
basketball for the first time!! Registrations WILL CLOSE on 17th MARCH. Please refer to our Facebook page (Barwon Heads Seagulls Basketball Club) for on-line link to
Basketball is a perfect winter sport! It's an indoor sport and when winter hits we all know how nice it is to be out of the weather! It is a welcoming and inclusive sport that can
be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.
Being a team sport, it can help develop a child's teamwork and leadership skills, as well as their confidence and self esteem. So if you haven't already played please
register by the 17th March. Or if you have and want to continue, please also register ASAP.
The Seagulls Basketball Club will also be holding tryouts for Under 12's and Under 14's boys and girls for
our new representative Seagulls Team on the 21st of March at Barwon Heads Primary School gym.
This team will be independently selected and will represent The Seagulls Basketball Club in the Geelong
Basketball League. This is a new and exciting extension to the club that we are introducing and will suit
players that are keen to extend their skills and talents further in basketball.

All games will be played in Geelong. Game days will be on a Monday night (Boys) and Tuesday night
(girls). Feel free to email us if you have questions. and please refer to
our Facebook page for updates and times.

Meet Eliza O'Brien she is 7 and plays for Seagulls Purple Under
How long have you been playing basketball?
1 year
What do you love about playing basketball?
I think it is a lot of fun and I enjoy the teamwork.
What is your favorite basketball skill?
What skill would you most like to improve on?

Good Luck to all the teams that make finals and we look forward to seeing our currents players again next
season and cant wait to meet new ones!
Photo - MMcEvoy Eliza OBrien Viva Partos
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Prevail in Veteran Women's Teamevent
at the 2017 Kondak Triathlon!!!

A group of local Mums are organising a series

of sessions to educate and support new
mums and parents.
The series called is called Mummas Connect, and will run every
few months and include speakers and workshops to discuss and
explore a range of parenting related topics.
Local Ocean Grove Mum Liz Patterson realised parents needed
a space to share knowledge about parenting topics when she
was thinking about returning to work. Looking for guidance on
how to manage the transition, she realised there is no
professional Development for parenting. She spoke with other
women from her mothers group and they all saw the value in
creating a space for Mums and parents to share, connect and be
informed on a range of topics including returning to work, health
and well-being and leadership in the family.

The local Mums feelings on a need for a space for parents were
supported in a 2012 Proctor and Gamble study that found that
87% of Mums experienced feelings of isolation.
Mummas Connect encourages mothers to reconnect with other
mothers in the area and be informed in a non-judgemental and
supportive environment.

The first Mummas Connect session - Returning To Work the

challenges and joys of returning to work after having a baby was
held on Friday 3 rd March...more to come.

For more information go to the Mummas Connect Facebook

Liz Patterson
0458 338 892.

Saturday,15 April 2017

Registration closes
April 2017 at 11:59 PM