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Bass Coast Adult Education Centre
COOKING, Culture and Conversation is a class
that was introduced last year and has made a wel-
come return in recent weeks.
The course is aimed at people of a non-English
speaking background to help them develop both
their language skills and social connection as they
make and share a meal each Friday morning.
The first dish the group made this year was a
hearty potato and dumpling soup, originally from
an Amish recipe, plus and egg-free chocolate cake.
Last week, they had Burmese stir-fried noodles,
basmati rice and fish that was caught by the hus-
band of one of the students the previous day.
It makes for a fascinating blend of culture and
cuisine, and the group intends to produce a recipe
book of all the different dishes they bring. New-
comers are most welcome.
For more information on any of BCAEC’s cours-
es and services, visit www.basscoastadulted.org.
au or call 5672 3115.
U3A Wonthaggi conducted its AGM on Wednes-
day, March 15, at the Inverloch RSL hall, and the
meeting was attended by the usual band of inter-
ested and involved members.
President Peter Allen welcomed the attending
members, and outlined his appreciation for the
continuing support of tutors, volunteers and com-
Peter expressed his expectation of another re-
cord membership enrolment this year, and wel-
comed guest speaker Mr Don Paproth, chairman
of Bass Coast Health.
Mr Paproth was born and bred in the Wonthaggi
area, and recently returned to live here in retire-
ment. He delivered an interesting account of his
responsibilities with the Victorian Education De-
partment, and went on to inform his listeners of
the current state of health at BCH, which is now
generally much improved. He was optimistic for
Creating opportuity for our community
through volunteering opportunities in
administration, marketing and PR,
database development and management,
and the internet and social media.
Find out more about the Bass Coast
Community Foundation at
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Our vision: An engaged, connected and
Phone: 5672 2202
2nd Korumburra Cub-Scouts
At Scout Hall
Queen Street, Korumburra
Stalls call Sarah 0488 169 425
Also donate good used goods for stalls
Saturday March 25
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Adult Education at The Jean Melzer Centre
WONTHAGGI netballers will soon be able to
enjoy their long-awaited new netball courts.
The Bass Coast Shire Council confirmed that
the netball courts are expected to be completed
this week, dependent on weather.
Bass Coast Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said
the redevelopment of the Wonthaggi Netball
Courts further signals council’s commitment to
recreation across Bass Coast.
“We are excited to now see the wonderful op-
portunities this major investment in sport pres-
ents local netball,” she said.
“A big thank you to the Wonthaggi and District
Netball Association and the Wonthaggi Power
Netball Club for their tireless work in fundrais-
ing and volunteering through the delivery of
this project, and the continued support for net-
ball through their competitions and programs.
“We can’t wait to see the upcoming season be-
gin and these new courts put to great use!”
The Wonthaggi Power netballers will play
their first official match on Good Friday, when
they hosts local rival Leongatha on Friday, April
Wonthaggi netball courts almost ready
Another piece of the puzzle is almost complete, with the new netball courts at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve expected to be com-
pleted this week. Photo courtesy of ‘Bass Coast From The Sky’ – Like on Facebook.
The seven new netball courts will allow
Wonthaggi Power netballers and Wonthaggi
and District Netball Association players to
train and play on professional courts. Photo
courtesy of ‘Bass Coast From The Sky’ – Like
SATURDAY, March 18 saw Leongatha Little
Athletics have their final competition meet
for the Leongatha Little Athletics season.
A team of 141 athletes participated in the
weekend’s activities, achieving 245 personal
bests and six centre records.
Centre records went to:
U6G Anika Edwards shotput.
U6B Zeb Anderson Vortex.
U7B Jacoa Cameron Long Jump and
U9B Jasper Shone High Jump.
U13G Georgia Burns 200m Hurdles.
This Friday, March 24, Leongatha Little Ath-
letics will be holding their club presentations.
To be held at Leongatha Primary School
PAC starting at 7pm, please bring a plate of
supper to share.
Leongatha’s Jasper Shone breaking a centre record in the U9B High Jump.
Leongatha Little Aths all wrapped up
the future of health in this area.
The treasurer’s report showed U3A to be in a
sound financial position. The existing president
(Peter Allen), vice-president (Rob Butler), secre-
tary (Gary Beard) and treasurer (Harry Dunn)
nominated for re-election and were returned un-
In the absence of the secretary, currently in Italy
on baby-sitting duty, Jill Butler - a long-serving
secretary from earlier years - stood in as acting-
secretary for the AGM.
The position of program coordinator, however,
has not yet been filled, following the retirement of
Mary Schooneveldt, and three positions are still
available on the committee, for which nominations
are now sought from members.
For details regarding U3A activities and cours-
es, check www.u3awonthaggi.org.au or www.
facebook.com/WonthaggiU3A, or telephone 5674
2419 or 5674 3840.
THE Woodies are going on their annual trip to
Barham and Koondrook in the first week of May.
This will be the 15th year for the trip which in-
volves working with and supporting the wood-
crafting activities and several of the local Men’s
So far, about 18 members and their partners
have indicated intention to join the group at the
Barham Lakes Caravan Park on the banks of the
For information about joining the Woodcrafters,
visit www.wonthaggiwoodcrafters.com.au or pop
in to the workshop on a Monday or Friday.
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