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CONNECTING Skills Australia and the
Wonthaggi CFA held a special presentation
night last Friday night to celebrate the 2017
state ‘Inspire’ award the two organisations
received in partnership last month.
The Supreme Court of Victoria funds
the annual Inspire awards to recognise peo-
ple, 18 years and older, living in Victoria,
who identify with a disability and are
well respected in their field of work and
Nominees were acknowledged not only for
their professional contribution to their work
but for their enduring leadership qualities,
role modelling, mentoring and volunteering.
The award-winning Wonthaggi CFA and
Connecting Skills Australia program, in op-
eration now for the past three years, involves
clients of CSA volunteering in various roles
with the CFA, including maintenance work
and cleaning of fire brigade vehicles and
facilities under the direction of Leigh Phil-
lips of Connecting Skills and Bill Barbour, a
These CFA volunteers were recognised
for their hard work on Wednesday, April 26
in Melbourne and last Friday night each of
them received a trophy for their key role in
“The partnership has been acknowledged
as a great success and we’ve now been asked
to take it throughout Victoria starting with
Latrobe Valley, where local brigades will be
hooked up with similar disability service
providers to CSA,” s aid a spokesman for
Wonthaggi CFA, Kim O’Connor.
CAPE’S Cuppa for Cancer event has raised
more than $2000 to aid in researching, pre-
venting and treating cancers.
The annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
event encourages school and volunteer groups,
amongst other organisations, to host a morning
tea to raise vital funds for the Cancer Council.
In Cape Paterson, more than 90 people at-
tended the morning tea and what an incredible
sight it was to see so many people coming to-
gether for a special cause.
Sweet and savoury foods were dished up, while tea
and coffee dishes were scattered across the room.
Hostess Doreen Parsons said for the last six
months, a brilliant group of volunteers have been
working together to organise the event, including
raffle prizes and a wide range of food and drinks.
There was another morning tea hosted in In-
verloch on the same day, which meant there was
a smaller turnout than expected at the Cape Pa-
terson Hall but it was still a huge success.
Ms Parsons said it didn’t matter because ev-
eryone was working towards the same cause –
raising money to beat cancer and support those
who have it.
“This year I’ve got a new group of ladies in the
team so that was new for them,” she said.
“I think they had a pretty exciting day.”
Ms Parsons said the event is important in
raising vital funds for cancer research.
“It supports the family and the patient finan-
cially and mentally. The money also goes to pre-
vention of cancer,” she said.
“It’s particularly important that we raise mon-
ey for research and get some of these cancers
Ms Parsons and her team are a dedicated group
of women who are keen to see the money raised
from the event help as many people as possible.
Three of Ms Parsons’ family members have
“My daughter’s just over – well not even over
yet – breast cancer and she’s a research scien-
Her daughter usually gives a speech at the an-
“She’s looking forward to coming back next year
and giving a talk on her research into cancer.”
The event truly brought out the best in peo-
ple, coming together for a very worthy cause.
What an incredible turn out it was for Cape Paterson’s Cuppa for Cancer event. Carol
Simon from Cape Paterson and Veronica Gribble from Wonthaggi both agreed it was a suc-
cessful day. Mm082017
Beating cancer one
cuppa at a time
a rewarding experience
Court puts licence on ice
A 28 year old Leongatha man who was
picked up by police with methamphetamine
in his system while driving in Turner Street,
Leongatha last October, lost his licence for
six months with a $600 fine in the Korum-
burra Magistrates’ Court last week.
Magistrate Fiona Hayes also lectured Tim-
othy Van Velzen about the impact of ice.
“You’ve got people prepared to stick by you,
including your partner and your employer,
so it doesn’t make any sense to keep taking
drugs. I see it every day but it’s your choice
whether you take them or not. ”
The man’s lawyer explained that his client
had fallen in with a bad crowd but had since
started a course at the local medical centre
to stop using drugs.
Truck driver saves licence
A LOCAL truck driver who claimed he was
nabbed by police driving through a Poowong
school zone at 56km/h before the restric-
tions kicked in at 2.30pm still copped a
fine in the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court
But Travis Jolley did not lose his licence.
While he pleaded guilty to the charge, to
clear the slate, Mr Jolley was adamant that
the clock in his truck said 2.29pm as he
went through the school zone, due to change
from 60km/h to 40km/h a minute later.
But an alert police officer was there to
write the ticket, putting 2.44pm down as the
time of the offence.
The judicial magistrate handed down
a $300 fine with no conviction or loss of
$450 for roadside dumping
ALEX Geitenbeek, 22, admitted he had “done
something stupid” when he took approximately
two cubic metres of household refuse to a rural
area around Leongatha and dumped it between
January 11 and 12 this year, instead of taking
it to the tip.
Shire local laws coordinator Bruce Gardiner
said the shire would normally issue an infringe-
ment notice for throwing something out the
window but alleged this was more serious.
The man was fined $450 with costs of $79.50.
Not too late to pay
A VISITOR to Port Welshpool, who left his car
in the carpark at 3am while he went out fishing,
objected to being fined when there was nowhere
to pay the parking fees.
“They used to have a ticket booth and the gen-
eral store was closed at the time,” he said.
As well as the local store, tickets can be pur-
chased on line. The judicial magistrate ad-
journed the case, and asked the man to pay
$102.10 in court costs.
Drugs still in his system
A FARM worker who recorded a positive for
cannabis, days after smoking it, was nonethe-
less put off the road for six months and fined
$300 in the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court
Jamie Dilg told the court he had no idea it
stayed in you system that long.
It was counted as a second offence because
he had previously refused an analysis test
by police and only got his licence back 3-4
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