Issue No.

70—February 2011

PO Box 2008, Hazeldene 3658

It’s one of our favourite annual events, a brilliant celebration of summertime relaxation and fun – and no, it’s not Billy Price’s birthday – it’s Australia Day in Flowerdale. Oz Day 2011 at the Flowerdale Recreation Reserve showed our community at it’s very best with something for everyone…. There was something for those exceptional people who are true aussies in spirit, in attitude and in action with the awarding of the Flowerdale Citizen of the Year to Jeanette Kamar and Henry Kielbaska and the Flowerdale Junior Citizen of the Year to 10 year old Skyler Hunter. And you could tell by the huge response from the clapping, cheering, wolf-whistling audience that the Aussie Day Committee had given credit to three of our best. There was something for the sports lovers - no shortage of racket-wielding tennis gurus bashing it out in the blazing sunshine in this valley. Congratulations to the 2011 Flowerdale Australia Day Round Robin winners…………….. There was something for the hungry ones with celebrity chefs Wally Moore, Jaime Helmot, Mick Dunn and Marco Noble cooking lashings of onions to give the snags and hamburgers that real aussie bbq flavour. With yummy salads to crunch on and bread rolls soft enough for even the most delicate of dentures, Australia Day lunch was shared by all. There was something for Australia with our flag being raised at midday by our much loved Leanne Pleash, the singing of our National Anthem, and our community having the opportunity to meet Stephan Ronamiw OAM who spoke warmth and encouragement to us all. It was arguably the smallest ute muster in history, but our four flag-flying utes added a lot of colour and masses of patriotism to the day. There was something for the family with egg and spoon races, sack races, gum-boot throws and activities for kids of all ages, shapes and sizes. Surely a world record was broken when three year old Emily Hunter beat the rest of the field in the gum boot throw. (It has been reported that the medal she received for this monumental achievement is amongst the top ten, on her most treasured possessions list.) CONTINUED PAGE 2...........
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Distribution: 500 copies to Silver Creek Rd., Silver Parrot Rd., Creekside Drive., Riverside Cres., Service Road, Moore ’s Rd., Spring Valley Rd. Upper King Parrot Rd, and the Main Road as far as Minto Rd. Also the Hazeldene Store, Flowerdale Hotel, Strath Creek Store and Glenburn Roadhouse. Articles, advertisements, etc. can be left at the store, posted to PO Box 2008, Hazeldene, or emailed to the Community House at fch@internode.on.net

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There was something for the fun loving (and those with a little competitive streak) in the Flowerdale Gift. Pitted against an elite field of high performing athletic types like Gerri McGinness, Kim Wilson, Jamie Helmot, Anna Burgess, Alan Schulz, Emma McGiveney and Trent & Vicky Paten, it was a day for the kids and we congratulate Kate Humphries and cousin Lauren Hooper for their sensational win in a tightly fought race. There was something to get us shaking with the lads from Afterglow playing all afternoon and keeping the dancing population more than happy for hours. There was something to help us maintain our cool, with the fantastic Flowerdale Sports Club serving iced refreshments and keeping us smiling all afternoon. And something for our old age….the memories of sunshine and laughter shared with our family and our friends in Flowerdale on Australia Day 2011. Thank you to the Australia Day Committee for a fabulous day.

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FLOWERDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Where Every Day Is Open Day Updated information will be in March edition as children only start back at school on 4th February.

Firstly, we would like to thank those who helped and community who supported our fundraising of wrapping presents for the month of December. This will be also held again this year for before santa arrives again. Flowerdale Junior Youth Group has started of the new year with a sleep over at the Hall on 29th January. Fun was had by the 23 children who attended watching DVD’s and playing games. A big thankyou goes to all the volunteers who made this night possible for the children. There has been placed at Hazeldene Store Youth activities scheduled until May 2011 and will be distributed elsewhere over the next few weeks. Please be aware that some of the activities planned are still subject to funding so possible changes may be made. I’m sure the children will have another great year with excursions and activities. If you would like further information on any activity or joining Youth Group please contact the leaders Tanya and Rod Hallett 0408333953.

Flowerdale Youth Groups

Needs Volunteers with Working with Children’s Check
Have you got a spare few hours to come & help with Youth Groups. We need as many parents as possible to assist, the more we have means you want have to attend every Friday night. Contact Community House on 57802664

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Flowerdale Community House INC

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Come & Support Flowerdale Junior & Senior Youth Group
 We are holding monthly Sausage Sizzles at the Flowerdale Market once a month as a fundraiser to buy equipment, allow the youth to continue activities and go on excursions. All Welcome

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Letters To the Editor
Congratulations to Michael & Carol Iezzi On becoming grandparents to Jax Benjamin Riches born at 1.30am Australia Day. Weighing 3.7kg (8lb 2oz). Thankyou to all my Flowerdalian Friends (you know who you are) for their love and support as we went through another disaster, this time in Charlton with the floods. I know there were alot of calls and texts whilst we were evacuated to Donald of which many I couldn’t reply to, it was very much appreciated the concern for our well being. Unfortunately we weren’t so lucky this time round we had about a 1 metre of water through our home so lost most of our furniture. The town of Charlton is very similar to ours with approx. the same population and the most thing which stands out is the community spirit like ours, when something happens in the town everyone supports one another. Must be why I call Charlton my home also. Thankyou once again, John, Julie and Emilee It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to our Hub Captain, Leanne, who has absconded to Yea after being with us since the fires in 2009. She has done so much to help us. Her efficiency is staggering. The confidentiality, thoughtfulness and compassion she has shown to our community will not ever be forgotten. She is truly a person who has walked beside us in our journey – never making judgments, always respecting confidentiality and happy to throw herself boots ‘n all into Flowerdale’s huge line-up of community meetings, events and celebrations. We will miss her. Those of us who know her, love her so much. This little poem is from us at Flowerdale to our friend Leanne. HUB CAPTAIN When forms and mad bureaucracy are sending us beserk When our feeble brains are scrambled with the strain of paperwork When every silly process drives us mad, we know we can Just walk up to the oblong box and dump it on Leanne. Leanne is our Hub Captain. She’s the best in all the nation. She has our hub a-humming - a precision operation. She doesn’t miss a trick. She gets things done. She doesn’t judge us. And sometimes, we admit, she is the only one who’ll budge us. She journeys right besides us, often takes us by the hand, And when we’re tired or hit the wall, she’ll stop and help us stand. Her shoes, like ours, have seen some miles. The treads are wearing down. Yet somehow, she’ll find ways to turn black days to softer brown. We think its kinda cool, the way she wears her cloak to snack On juicy human blood, when she is hanging out with Drac. We like the way she wears her vampire outfit through the city – And causes quite a stir. (We heard some scenes were not so pretty.) And our Leanne, she loved the stage – you bet your life she did Because at Circus Oz she was a human pyramid.!! Which leads us to suspect - our Leanne wishes that she was A vampire acrobat - the newest star of Circus Oz. While other folk may think we’re mad, and for the loony bin Our Leanne has a laugh with us, She simply fits right in. She may live up in Highlands , an outsider. She’s an alien.!! But here in our green valley she’s a true blue Flowerdalian.

THANKYOU
Thankyou to the person who kindly cleaned up the bus stop on Whittlesea-Yea Road (opposite Silver Creek Rd) before the children started back at school. Now the children can safely wait until their bus arrives without the worry of snakes with overgrown weeds etc. Just another way our community gets things done instead of relying on government departments to do request. The parents of the children at Bus Stop

RIP LES MCDONALD
Les lost his battle with emphysema in the dawning hours of Monday 31st January 2011. A resident of Old Spring Valley Road , his home and all his possessions were destroyed on Monday February 9th 2009 as a result of the fires. Les lived with his dog, Little Joe. He was a quiet and gentle man and he was fiercely independent. His technical knowledge of alternative energy and computer systems was a gift which he put into practice every day. He had so many plans and projects in the pipeline, so many dreams and aspirations. We have lost his knowledge, but we will never lose our memory of him. His friends in Flowerdale thank the beautiful ladies in the Home Care Services of Council, and the people from Meals On Wheels, who supported Les. Their kindness and understanding allowed him to remain with us in Flowerdale for much longer than would have otherwise been possible. Rest In Peace, Les. We will always remember you.

WANTED
Looking for a 3 bedroom house to rent in Flowerdale/Strath Creek area. Contact Connie, Mob 0410935094
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Rainfall

January 2011 (to 25th January) Total for January 2010 Year to Date To 25th January 2011 To 31st January 2010 Total 2010 Regards Virginia

151mm 73mm 151mm 73mm 1204mm

Wood Splitter available Full Time in Flowerdale
As part of the Tool Library in Flowerdale we now have a permanent Wood Splitter available.

NEWS FROM THE FLOWERDALE OP-SHOP
A Happy New Year to all our valued customers! We are hoping that 2011 will be a great year for all. As most people know the Op shop is run on behalf of the Flowerdale Community House by a very small group of volunteers. All the money raised goes towards the financing of services and special interest groups auspiced by the FCH. In order to make the Op shop a viable activity we need to be open for longer , and this requires more volunteers. If anyone out there in the community can spare a few hours a week to help us please contact Joan on 57801232 or enquire at the shop. Hours can be flexible and as few or as many as you choose to volunteer, you will have supervision on your first shift, so don’t be nervous! In February we will have a sale of linen and children’s clothing, all items will be 50cents. We always need good quality donations, clothing, books, household items etc., we cannot accept toys, electrical items or furniture. All items should be clean and in good condition, something that you yourself would buy. We hope to welcome some new volunteers soon. Flowerdale Community House INC

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1st Kinglake Scout Group
Scout News Our Scout Group has an exciting year ahead for 2010. Our Cub Leaders are putting together a fun program, Scouts have a raft race on the Yarra River and Survivor Scout camp coming up, and our Venturers are looking forward to going surfing and paintballing.
Why do they join?

―A youngster joins us because he wants to sleep in a tent… because that’s what Scouts do!‖ ―He doesn’t care how he puts it up and, should it fall down in the night or he gets wet, he’ll find out why and do it differently next time – that’s the education – a result of the fun! That’s the magic of Scouting!‖ ―Scouting is not part of the formal education system and never should be. It is part of the non-formal educational process. In effect, it’s a learning from life, from new experiences, from challenges, from adventures, from friendships, from disappointments, from triumphs, and above all, from that all important desire to learn for oneself… because we WANT to…not because we have to!‖ ―That’s the fun which is, I believe, the essence of Scouting!‖ (David Easton 1995) Group News Scouts starts back at 7pm Tuesday 8 th February, Cubs Wednesday 9th February and Venturers Friday 11th February. Thinking of Joining? If you are interested in joining as a Cub, Scout or Venturer, or you are an adult looking for a rewarding outlet as a leader or an assistant please contact: Group Leader Ray Bartlam Phone: 5786 1529 or by e-mail chriscobern68@hotmail.com If would like to find out more about Scouting visit www.vicscouts.asn.au

FLOWERDALE COMMUNITY TRUST FUND A meeting of the Flowerdale Trust Committee was held on the 27 th January 2011. As the fund is nearing its 2nd anniversary it is timely that the trust be wound up and all funds be distributed to community groups. We have received several letters requesting that the Flowerdale Community House Inc. be given a greater share of the fund as they are an umbrella organiSation supporting many community groups including youth groups, seniors, arts, lifestyle, health etc. The trust committee have taken this into account unanimously agreed to the following distribution of the remaining funds: The balance of the Flowerdale Trust Account as of 30/12/10 is $46,316.20 Flowerdale Sports Club inc. for development of all sports current and future Flowerdale Rural Fire Brigade Flowerdale Kindergarten - for future needs Flowerdale Primary School (PFA) for future projects Community excursions - Bus Hire & Fuel for non-private use Flowerdale Community House Inc Balance at closure approx $10,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $16,400

The Trust fund is to be wound up on before the 2nd anniversary of 19th March 2011 Flowerdale Trust Committee.

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Councillor Comment – Cr John Walsh, Koriella Ward 31st January 2011
I’ve written before about the trauma and upset caused by road crashes in the Shire. I always hope we will have no more but it seems that can never be. The fatal crash north of Yarck on Christmas Day was doubly upsetting. My thanks to the Police, Ambulance, SES, CFA and passing nurses for handling the situation so well. The crash also involved two dogs, one of whom survived. This brought out another normally unseen Council service. An officer came and took the dog to Lilydale. Not only did the officer miss seeing his kids open their presents but he subsequently had to deal with bereaving relatives about the dog. The efficient and caring way of handling minor but important matters doesn’t normally get recognised so I’m happy to do so now. Other mundane but important matters are occupying Council. It is budget formulation time again. We are trying to bring together a series of potentially conflicting demands. Complaints and a petition have expressed feelings that rates are too high while at the same time we are hearing from communities that they want to enjoy improved facilities with higher on-going costs. The basis for rate calculations and contributions is inherently disconnected from the way the majority of funds are expended. For example, the value of a property which is used to determine how much rates are paid has no bearing on the operating cost or the individual use of a swimming pool for example. I believe it is a job of Council to monitor rates determinations and allocations to ensure a level of underlying fairness is maintained. In this regard there has been a growing level of unfairness that Council is looking at ways to redress. No one should dispute that the current situation requires some adjustment when one group making up 2.5 per cent of the number of ratepayers, pays 10.3 per cent of basic rate revenue while another group being 63 per cent of ratepayers contributes only 44 per cent of basic rate revenue. When the municipal charge (applied equally to ratepayers) is added to each assessment, the disproportion in revenue raising is only slightly leveled out. The situation has built up over a long time and would take many years to even partially sort out. But at least we should stop any further increase in the distortion and try to undertake steps to lessen it over the next few years. Similarly there are clear cases where projects are being undertaken that provide a limited group with an advantage but costs are contributed to by all. Where possible there needs to be an increase in charges allocated to those receiving the benefit to help minimise the additional community contributions. The preceding points address issues relating to apportioning shares of the Shires costs. Overall we need to reduce our dependence on rates revenue. This is being pursued by the CEO through her efforts to increase operating efficiencies and reduced staff costs. It can also be achieved by optimising our application for, and use of, State and Federal grants funding. Our core business cannot be dependent on grants that are not guaranteed to be provided each year. But we can ensure that we gain maximum external support for ―one-of‖ projects and look closely as to what is considered our ―core business‖. As the draft budget papers are produced, I encourage everyone to review them and provide comments.

Volunteer Drivers Wanted
We are looking for people who have a manual driver’s licence Some Spare time A sense of humour A sense of wanting to help others to drive the Community Bus. If this sounds like you ring Judi Pay 5772 0714 (Tues & Wed) for more information
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FEEDBACK WANTED ON FLOWERDALE AND KINGLAKE WEST TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS
Public transport users in Flowerdale and Kinglake West who have been travelling on the Tuesday and Wednesday connector service are being asked for their feedback. Council’s Community and Customer Service portfolio spokesman Cr Cris Ruhr said the service connected passengers with the Mansfield/Southern Cross Station V/Line and the Kinglake -Whittlesea shuttle services. ―The trial service is supported by the Murrindindi Shire Council -Transport Connections Program and was started in August 2010 following community feedback that the service would be extremely beneficial to residents in the Flowerdale and Kinglake West area,‖ Cr Ruhr said. ―Last year our survey indicated between 20-30 people a day wanted a bus to access social activities, medical appointments and for shopping and they wanted access to such activities predominantly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. ―The service also allows transport options for people to attend activities held in the Flowerdale Hall. It also provides options for people attending kindergarten, maternal and child health nurse and activities being held at the school.‖ Cr Ruhr said bus timetables for both services had been delivered to all households in the region and it was important people flag down the driver while waiting at a bus stop. ―With any trial, community feedback is essential, so we are asking users to provide their comments and feedback on this service,‖ Cr Ruhr said. Comments will be taken up to 16 February and can be directed to Clive Clayton at cclayton@murrindindi.vic.gov.au. Alternatively people can send comments to ―Transport Connections‖ PO Box 138, Alexandra 3714.

Council endorses environment strategy
Enhancing Murrindindi’s natural environment while implementing programs to reduce the human impact on the region are key features of Murrindindi Shire Council’s adopted Environment Strategy 2011- 2015. Council has formally endorsed the strategy that offers a coordinated action plan including time frame, priorities and financial estimates, which will achieve the key directions and objectives of the Council’s Environment Policy 2008 and its municipal responsibilities under Victorian Law. Mayor Peter Beales said the important document sets clear guidelines for supporting and enhancing the shire’s natural environment. ―What has been pleasing has been the community input into creating this strategy,‖ Cr Beales said. ―One of the suggestions from the community has been the continued need to keep people informed, particularly landholders, of our programs and objectives and that has now been included in the strategy.‖ Cr Beales said the strategy covered six themes. They are natural environment, waterway and catchment protection, land management, resource use, waste management and a sustainable built environment. ―Each theme has an implementation plan that will assist Council achieve environmentally responsible and sustainable outcomes for the shire,‖ Cr Beales said. ―Council has a budget allocation of $30,000 in the 2010/2011 budget to address the high priority actions of the first year of the strategy and we look forward to seeing the impacts now and into the future.‖
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Council commits $10,000 to aid flood recovery
Murrindindi Shire Council has committed $10,000 to aid natural disaster recovery across Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. The funds will be administered by a special Council committee comprising Mayor Peter Beales, CEO Margaret Abbey, Cr Bob Flowers and Cr Cris Ruhr. Mayor Beales said the money would target projects both in the shire and in disaster affected areas. ―We have had a number of requests from community groups across the shire seeking support in getting goods and equipment to Queensland and north west Victoria. This fund will allow Council to consider such requests and where possible assist those groups,‖ Mayor Beales said. ―Council has also requested that an audit take place of any surplus Council infrastructure with a view of offering such items to disaster areas if they are not required for further operations within the shire.‖ Cr Beales praised the commitment of residents and businesses who continue to dig so deep for those affected by the country’s flood crisis. ―We would encourage people to list events on our online Calendar of Events that are supporting the flood appeals. ―Our website also recognises those businesses that have special offers or promotions that will contribute to the appeal.‖ People are encouraged to go to the Murrindindi Shire Council website at www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au and click on the flood appeal logo. ―We would also encourage residents who want to donate directly to the Queensland Flood Appeal to do so at: http:// www.qld.gov.au/floods,‖ Cr Beales said. Community organisations who require assistance in getting bulk goods to disaster areas are asked to contact Council at msc@murrindindi.vic.gov.au. ―While we expect a number of community inquiries we only have limited funds so there will be a selection process via the committee,‖ Cr Beales said. ―We have already given support to transferring fodder from Alexandra to flood affected farming communities and providing fuel funding to have a semi-trailer load of equipment sent from Kinglake to Grantham, Queensland.‖

Pet owners encouraged to attend Kinglake microchipping day
Pet owners who have yet to have their animals microchipped can do so at a special day at the Kinglake Service Centre on Saturday 19 March. Murrindindi Shire Council in conjunction with Microchips Australia will provide a microchipping service at a discounted cost of $25 per animal and if required, council officers will also be on hand to assist with council registration. Council’s Planning and Environment spokesman Cr Bob Flowers encouraged pet owners to attend the session which is set down from 10am through to 2pm. ―Microchipping is the most effective way to permanently identify your pets and this service is being offered at a significantly reduced price,‖ Cr Flowers said. ―I encourage pet owners to take advantage of this offer. Once your pet is microchipped, you have a much better chance of having it returned if it goes missing.‖ As of 1 May 2007, the state government requires all newly registered animals to be microchipped. Failing to register animals may result in fines exceeding $500. Council is encouraging pet owners to register their interest. People can contact the Kinglake District Service Centre on (03) 5786 1522 to let staff know they will attend. A free sausage sizzle will be held on the day. Further inquiries can be directed to Council’s local laws department on 5772 0333.
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Bushfire Memorial Survey
As part of a bushfire memorial consultation program Council is asking people to put forward their opinions in relation to an appropriate memorial/s for the Murrindindi Shire. Before the consultation commences it is important that we capture community opinion about whether memorials are necessary, or whether it is felt that there is a better way to remember the February 2009 bushfires. The survey is online at www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au and hard copies are available at Council offices, Marysville Rebuilding Advisory Centre (RAC) and Flowerdale Hub. We welcome any questions or more detailed discussion you might like to have by calling 1800 637 876 (free-call) or emailing communityfeedback@bigpond.com. This survey has been extended and will now be available to complete until 18 February 2011. Please note: No identifying information is required to complete this questionnaire. All reporting of results will be in terms of total response numbers and will not be attributed to the individuals who participate.

Murrindindi Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Committee (MBRRC) – Section 86. 2011 Meeting Cycle
Please be advised that meeting schedule of the MBRRC Section 86 committee from January to March 2011 is as follows: Meeting Date Thursday 20 January 2011 Thursday 17 February 2011 Thursday 17 March 2011 Venue C J Dennis Hall, Toolangi Limestone CFA Narbethong Black Spur Inn Time 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am

Council Meeting Cycle 2011
Please be advised that the Council meeting schedule for February to April 2011 is as follows: Meeting Date Wednesday 23 February 2011 Wednesday 23 March 2011 Wednesday 27 April 2011 Venue Alexandra Council Chambers Yea Council Chambers Alexandra Council Chambers Time 11.00 am 11.00 am 11.00 am

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If you would like to contribute articles, stories and advertising of businesses in the Flowerdale Flyer, contact Julie Bateman jbateman@y7mail.com or phone 0418589072 or contact the Flowerdale Community House, fch@internode.on.net or 5780 2664

The Flowerdale Flyer is now available online thanks Julie & Pete. Go to www.helpflowerdalenow.blogspot.com to view back issues from July 2009 If you would to be notified of when its updated on the website please contact jbateman@y7mail.com to be added to database. You will also be notified during the month to keep up to date with the latest information in our area and surrounds. An email will be sent of what is new on blogspot with community events, articles, general information in regards to Bushfire Recovery.
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LOCAL TRADIES LIST
Cabinet Maker Renzo Ukosich—New kitchens & renovations5780 2278 Carpenter Reece Warren 0418 341 507

Mobile Library Visits:
Hazeldene Bus Stop—1.30 to 4.30pm 1st & 3rd Thursday of month. If you have internet access at home you can reserve books at the Yarra Plenty Regional Library website (www.yprl.vic.gov.au) and collect them from the Mobile Library.

Gardening Josh Sommers—all round gardener 0438 306 616 Landscaping Alex Jones-Pavescape—Paving, Concreting, Bobcat Hire, Excavator, Post Holes 0409 338 130 Painting & Decorating Adam Thomas—Painter/Decorator, Roof Painting & Pressure Cleaning 0420 991 834 John Kyme—Painter & Decorator 0418 564 851 Home: 5780 2569 Roofing Plumber Tony Nagel—Repairs & Restoration 0439 182 677 Plasterer Peter Kiss—New Buildings, Renovations, Repairs– No Job Too Big or Too Small 0413 741 396 Plumber Tom Simpson—TLS Plumbing—Septics, Water Tanks etc 0433 309 559

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Flowerdale Community House INC INC Flowerdale Community House
Open Open Tuesday & Wednesday 10am—3pm Tuesday & Wednesday 10am—3pm Phone: 5780 2664 2664 Phone: 5780

What’s on at your Community House?
MONDAY Yoga –Every Monday, Tutor: Libby Mitchell $10 (discounts apply, please ask at time of enrolment) 9.30-11.30am. Classes will recommence in February 2011 Please register your interest

by phoning Community House.
Lighten Up—Weight Loss Group designed with you in mind all welcome. Incentives, menu ideas, weigh in from 6pm. Classes will recommence in February 2011 Please register your

interest by phoning Community House.
Kim’s Fitness and Fun—Stay on for Fitness and Fun with Tutor: Kim from 7pm $5.

TUESDAY All Day Morning Tea—Every Tuesday from 10-2.30pm. Come and connect with your community enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat, casual and relaxed atmosphere and everybody is welcome. Chi Ball—Tutor: Gemma Wakefiled, $10 (discounts apply, please ask at time of enrolment) 1011.30am. Classes will recommence in February 2011 Please register your interest by

phoning Community House.
Massage/Chiropractic/Osteopathy/Acupunture—Each Tuesday, 1-4pm. Thanks to Hands on Health Australia professionals, RMIT students and clinician Helen. Acupuncture on first Tuesday of the month with Marta. Bookings must be made with Chris, Community House. Patchwork—Tuesday Evenings, Cost $4 7-9pm and the first Saturday of each month from 9.30am -3.30pm Cost $5.

WEDNESDAY Playgroup—Wednesdays from 10-12.30, $2 per family. From newborn to preschool. Please bring a piece of fruit to share. Art Group—A self led group from 1-3pm, bring your supplies and project to this social group. THURSDAY Belly Dancing—Each fortnight, Tutor: Kristen, Cost $10. Come and have a good laugh with us and NO you don’t need to show your belly! Classes will recommence in February 2011 Please

register your interest by phoning Community House.
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Flowerdale Community House INC
Open Tuesday & Wednesday 10am—3pm Phone: 5780 2664

What’s on at your Community House?
FRIDAY Hairdressing—Fridays , 1-5pm, with Lisa McKinna. For appointments please book through Community House (see separate flyer for price list).
Clinical Hypnotherapy/Counselling/Naturopathy—Alan, Senior Practitioner provides a truly holistic and caring approach to personal issues and health. Appointments can be made through Community House. Kids Music Group—Fridays, 4pm. With enormous thanks to Sony Music and The Salvation Army. Community Dinners—Next dinner will be Friday 4th March, Theme: Formal Night. Adults $5, Children $3 and under 5 are free. Club bar opens at 5.45pm. Meals are from 6-8pm. We meet at the Recreation Reserve to enjoy a meal together, all welcome. Thankyou to the ongoing support from Julie Whittaker Smith, our amazing volunteer who travels from Chadstone for each dinner. Please Note:

Community Dinners will be once a month, first Friday of the Month.
SATURDAY Japanese Cookery—Will resume again next year, we wish Hiroko all the best with her recovery. SUNDAY Church—Want some peace in your life? Come to a Church service with a difference..... Each fortnight (see flyer for details)

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
Life Drawing—If you would be interested in joining this class, please call the Community House to register your interest. Classes will be at 7pm in the evening (our tutor Lou will advise of date shortly). Cost $10. Flowerdale Seniors Group—Come in and help develop the exciting Calendar of events for the year of activities (anyone over 55 welcome to join). Come in on Tuesday mornings to help with planning with Trish, Max, Judy and Jan. Physical Activity Group—For over 55’s an exciting range of classes are planned with Rickie Nuske including Thi Chi, Yoga, Pilates, walking strength training, aerobics etc... Please come and get involved, begins shortly and all sessions free of charge. Ladies Chainsaw Classes—Due to popular demand another series of workshops will commence next year. Enormous thanks to Peter Auty. Please call Community to register your interest. Mens Cooking Classes—All Ages. Community House to register your interest. Please call

SERVICES
Community Bus—To hire the community bus contact 0418589072 for prices & details. Op Shop—Call in and have a browse you may pick up a bargain. Volunteers are always needed so if you have a spare few hours please call the Community House. Flowerdale Food Share—Thanks to the ongoing partnership with Berry Street and the Victorian Food Bank. Phone Alison Dyson or come and speak with Odette. Firewood—If you are in desperate need of firewood, please call the Community House. Annie on UGFM—Each Saturday Morning at
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Hip Hop Dancing—Tutor Chevy. Please call Community House to register your interest.
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COMMUNITY, AGENCY & EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Ambulance 000 Bee Swarm Removal 0400 337 556 Berry Street 5772 3383 Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 Bushfire Building Advice Line 1300 360 320 Bushfire Case Management Service 1800 050 400 CFA Emergency 000 Consumer Affairs Victoira 1300 558 181 DHS Child Protection 1800 650 227 (After Hours) 13 12 78 DHS Hub (Leanne Pleash) 5780 2704 Dial Before you Dig 1100 Doctor—Yea 5736 0444 Direct Line—Drug & Alcohol Counselling 1800 888 236 Flowerdale Community House (Hall) 5780 2664 Flowerdale Hotel 5780 1230 Flowerdale Kindergarten 5780 2020 Flowerdale Primary School 5780 1264 Hazeldene Store 5780 1202 Grace Church—Flowerdale 0434357730 Griefline (12noon-Midnight) 9596 7799 Help for Wildlife 0417 380 687 Hospital—Yea 5736 0400 Housing for people with drug/alcohol issues 5784 5555 Insurance Ombudsman 1300 728 228 Kids Help Line 1800 551 800 Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House 5786 1301 Lands Titles 8636 2026 Lifeline 13 11 14 JP (Lyn Gunter) 5780 2382 (G Atkins) 5786 2038 (K Stewart) 5786 1557 Maternal & Child Health Emergency (AH) 1800 134 883 Mensline 1300 789 978 Mental Health Advice Line 1300 280 737 Mitchell Community Health Services 1300 773 352 Murrindindi Shire Council— Alexandra 5772 0333 Yea 5797 2209 Kinglake 5786 1522 Home Based Child Care 5772 0362 Aged Care Services 5772 0360 Local Law Emergencies * 0419 572 425 Engineering Emergencies * 0407 509 413 Local Law Enforcement 5772 0333 *These numbers must only be used in the case of an emergency. If matter is not urgent please contact MSC during office hours. Nurse-On-Call 1300 606 024 Office of Housing (Seymour DHS) 1800 680 694 Open Family Youth Outreach Worker 0417 160 598 Police—Kinglake 5786 1333 —Yea 5797 2630 —Emergency 000 Poisons Information 13 11 26 Red Cross REDiPlan 8327 7700 Regional Information & Advocacy Council 1800 221 944 Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 Rural Financial Counselling Service 5735 4342 Rural Housing Network 5735 2000 SES 13 25 00 TRU Energy Power Failure 13 17 99 Vet—Yea 5797 2333 —Whittlesea 9716 2495 Victorian Aids & Equipment Program 5832 2200 Vision Australia 5831 3555 Yea Community House 5797 3070 Wildlife Victoria 1300 094 535

FLOWERDALE COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY Captain: Glenn Woods Station: 5780 2179 Meets: 7.30pm 1st Tuesday of Month Emergency: 000

Training: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 9am

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HIRE THE FLOWERDALE COMMUNITY BUS?????? For details & costs phone Annie Roberston 0429801312

Flowerdale Community Service Hub Opening Hours
The Flowerdale Community Service Hub is now open on the following days: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: 10am—4pm 10am—4pm 10am—4pm CLOSED 10am—4pm CLOSED CLOSED

Please Note: The Services Hub has now moved from the portable building into their new offices at the Flowerdale Community Hall

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February 2011

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