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FROM THE SKY
THE 63rd annual CWA Gippsland Hills
Group Exhibition was held at Mirboo North
The exhibition featured the work of 113
members of all Gippsland Hills Group branch-
es including Bena, Inverloch, Kardella (meets
at Ruby), Korumburra, Leongatha, Meeniyan,
Mirboo, Woorayl (day branches); and evening
branches Leongatha Twilight, Poowong & Dis-
trict and Mirboo North Night Owls.
In all, the group has 174 members, including
16 junior members. Membership is growing,
especially in the evening branches.
There were 829 individual entries and 29
branch entries in 218 sections in 17 classes.
Handicraft, Art and Home Industries (cook-
ing, jams and preserves) entries were judged
by qualified CWA judges who come from other
parts of the state to judge the exhibition.
Local judges were invited to judge Photogra-
phy, and the Horticultural sections were judged
by judges from the Royal Horticultural Society
Exhibition convenor was Pat McNamara (Mir-
boo North Night Owls Branch); chief steward
was Evelyn Paterson (Meeniyan Branch); tick-
et secretary was Samantha Wearne (Woorayl
Branch); and group president of Gippsland
Hills Group is Jillian Matthies (Mirboo North
Night Owls Branch).
Aggregate: First place with 588 points, Meeni-
yan Branch; second with 580 points, Woorayl
Branch; third with 430 points, Inverloch Branch.
Branch with highest points as a percentage of
membership: First, Meeniyan Branch 37 per cent.
Special Commendation: Korumburra, Meeni-
yan, Mirboo and Woorayl branches who had
every member participating in the exhibition.
Branch Exhibit (Five Handicrafts Articles for
a Family): First Kardella, 2nd Mirboo North
Night Owls, 3rd Mirboo.
Presentation award: Kardella.
Branch Exhibit (Five Home Industries Items -
Five Family Favourites): 1st Bena, 2nd Woorayl,
Presentation award: Leongatha Twilight.
Branch Exhibit (Horticulture: Three Herbs):
1st Mirboo, 2nd Woorayl, 3rd Inverloch.
Presentation award: Inverloch.
Aggregate: First place in the Individual Aggre-
gate, and winner of the ‘Elinor Scott Individual
Aggregate Cup’: Maryke Dann of Bena Branch;
second place, Marilyn Mackie of Meeniyan
Branch; third, Patricia Griggs of Inverloch
Best Exhibit Awards for the best piece of
work in each class.
Knitting, Crochet, Lace and Handkerchiefs:
Heather Bennett (Woorayl) Sewing, Patchwork,
Appliqué & Quilts: Judith Johnston (Mirboo
North Night Owls).
Embroidery and Canvas Work: Penny Wols-
Toys and Dolls: Margaret Hyde (Woorayl).
Craft: Maryke Dann (Bena).
Art: Theresa Bateman (Woorayl).
Photography: Ellen- Jane Browne (Leongatha
Jams, Jellies and Preserves: Maryke Dann (Bena).
Cookery: Lynnette Andrews (Mirboo).
Floral Art: Marilyn Mackie (Meeniyan).
Cut Flowers and Containers of Plants: Lesley
Neighbouring Groups Awards: Handcraft,
Margaret de Niese of Yarram Branch; Cookery,
Barbara Kerby of Loch Branch.
CWA’s best on show
VICTORIA’S dedicated Coastcare volunteers
have been recognised for their ongoing passion
and commitment to protecting Victoria’s coast-
al environment and its unique biodiversity.
Visiting Phillip Island on Saturday, Member
for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing opened this
year’s Coastcare Victoria Statewide Volunteers
The forum is an opportunity to improve links
between volunteers, provide information about
grants and resources, share experiences from
around the state and celebrate the achieve-
ments of Coastcare’s collective success.
“Without the tireless work and efforts of vol-
unteers and their communities in a huge range
of contributions, our Gippsland coastlines
would not be nearly as well understood, cared
for, respected and loved as they are today,” Ms
She said the Victorian Government under-
stands the important role Coastcare Victoria
and their thousands of volunteers play in pre-
serving our unique coastlines.
Community volunteer groups help to main-
tain our marine and coastal environment
through activities such as revegetating, building
boardwalks, fencing, building tracks, monitor-
ing native shorebirds and animals, present-
ing education and awareness raising sessions,
plantings, landscaping coastal areas and pro-
tecting cultural sites.
“I congratulate our volunteers for their out-
standing achievements and all that they con-
tinue to do. Your dedication, enthusiasm and
hard work in often challenging conditions and
environments is inspiring.”
Ms Shing met with volunteers and reminded
attendees that applications are now also open
for $1 million in Community and Volunteer Ac-
tion Grants for community groups and environ-
mental organisations under the government’s
new Biodiversity On-ground Action initiative.
Groups are eligible to apply for grants up to
$50,000 to support activities that help to pro-
tect and improve local biodiversity and threat-
For more information on the grants visit:
IN ADDITION to last week’s Anzac Day march
and service, the 1st Foster Cub Pack has been
very busy this year, doing activities such as
swimming, canoeing and geocaching.
Most recently, the Cub Pack took part in a
three-night district camp held at Koonwarra
Foster, Leongatha, Korumburra, Yarram, Fish
Creek, Mirboo North, Inverloch and Wonthaggi
Scout Groups wish to thank the Koonwarra
Recreation Reserve Committee for their exem-
plary efforts in making this camp possible.
It was a wonderful venue and great that
Scouting could return to that site again, pre-
viously being home to now retired Koonwarra
Scout and Guide Troops.
The committee did a wonderful job of prepar-
ing the grounds and making safe the bush trails
for the kids (aged seven to 10 years).
This camp qualified the kids to attend the
once in a lifetime opportunity State Camp,
Cuboree, being held later this year in October.
Dedicated committee members include Dane
Hawley, Bob Wylie, Malcolm Fletcher, Damian
Minogue, Helen Wyhoon and David Wyhoon.
Should anyone wish to contact the committee
to arrange to use the Koonwarra Recreation Re-
serve, contact Bob Wylie (5664 2275) or Dane
Hawley (5664 2366).
The 1st Foster Cubs have many more activi-
ties planned for this year, including abseiling,
hiking, Pack Sleepovers and performing arts.
Should anyone have any enquiries regarding
joining the Foster Scout Group as a Youth Mem-
ber or much needed support Leader, contact
Ben Cooper (0427 822 977).
Honouring our coastal champions
Winner of the Elinor Scott Individual Aggregate Cup, Maryke Dann of Bena Branch (left)
with Exhibition Convenor Pat McNamara of Mirboo North Night Owls Branch, in front of one
of Maryke’s entries.
The 1st Foster Scout Group, back, Louise Anderson (leader), Keith Armstrong (leader);
middle, Billy Boyd, Sage Anderson, Ripley Bravington, Zaine Shelcott, Tom Marriott, Benja-
min Burgess; front, Olivia Burgess, Skye Anderson and Jasmine Anderson. Photo: Ben Cooper.
Foster’s Cubs a busy pack
Ruby Mackie, aged eight, junior member of Meeniyan CWA Branch, who baked the best
scones in the exhibition.
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