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PHILLIP Island Nature Parks celebrated the
invaluable contributions of its band of dedicat-
ed and passionate volunteers with a barbecue
gathering at Churchill Island last Tuesday, in
recognition of National Volunteer Week.
The theme for this year’s National Volunteer
Week is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’, and the 40
volunteers and staff who attended the celebra-
tion were quick to support this idea with sto-
ries of their own experiences of volunteering.
Fred Allen is one of the Nature Parks’ longest
serving volunteers, having guided thousands of
visitors around Churchill Island over the last
“My favourite part of the role is meeting ev-
eryone that comes here, and being able to share
my knowledge and passion for the history of
the island,” he said.
Elise Biggs has been volunteering in the
Churchill Island garden for one year and has
enjoyed her time.
“I find the garden a beautiful place to volun-
teer - you just need to look at it and you’ll un-
derstand,” Elise said.
“It makes the volunteer work so rewarding to
hear the many positive comments from visitors
and know that they are really enjoying their
time in the gardens.”
Volunteers attended from a range of different
groups including the Barb Martin Bushbank,
Churchill Island Farm, Friends of Churchill Is-
land, Eastern Barred Bandicoot translocations,
Hooded Plover Watch and Coastcare groups.
Nature Parks’ CEO Catherine Basterfield
thanked the volunteers for their hard work and
dedication, and acknowledged their contribu-
tions to the successful delivery of a range of
important environmental, research, visitor and
“Volunteer Australia’s research tells us that
volunteering leads to a healthier lifestyle, is
a true community builder, and is also one of
the strongest predictors we have of increasing
health and happiness,” Catherine said.
“As I look around at all of these smiling faces
and feel the warmth of this community, I would
have to agree wholeheartedly that volunteering
provides a great range of benefits not only for
organisations such as the Nature Parks, but
also for the volunteers themselves.”
lots of work
out of it”
Advertising in the
really works, just ask
Belinda Tiziani of
“Our advertisement together with a story and photo
published in the Garden Guide feature of the newspaper
has worked wonders.”
“But even if you get only one job out of it, it pays for the ad
“One customer can lead to 10 more from word of mouth.”
“We have always advertised, it’s a great opportunity for
Belinda Tiziani, Trimmer Tree
Paul & Belinda Tiziani
0418 177 675 5672 5292
‘Locally owned & operated
8 Radovick St, Korumburra
Phone: 5655 1422
47 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi
Phone: 5672 1888
SOCIAL media and the Internet might have
revolutionised the way business operators pro-
mote themselves and contact their customers.
But, there’s still very much a role for newspa-
per advertising in an overall marketing strategy.
That’s the view of Belinda Tiziani, owner of
arboreal contracting firm, Trimmer Tree who
has been delighted with the response she’s had
to advertising and editorial promotion in the
Trimmer Tree advertises weekly in the Sen-
tinel-Times’ Trades and Services Directory,
and decided it was time for greater exposure
And the editorial with photos published in
the Garden Guide feature of the newspaper, in
support of advertising, had worked wonders.
“I know of a number of people who said they
saw the editorial in the paper, and we had one
big job which was a result of it. The lady told us
she knew about us because of the feature in the
paper,” she said.
Belinda has a message for those who are hesi-
tant about newspaper advertising.
“People probably think it’s not really worth
paying that money for one week, and people
might be hesitant because there’s no guaran-
tee,” she said.
“It’s not something you can afford to do every
week but if you do it once a month or when
you’ve got a break in between jobs, it’s a great
opportunity for more exposure.
“If you get one job out of it, it pays for the ad
“We’ve found people have told us they saw the
editorial, so clearly they’re new customers. And
even one customer can lead to 10 from word
“When you’ve got an editorial with photos,
people read it and take notice.”
If you would like to find out more about how
the Sentinel-Times can help your business, con-
tact advertising representative Holly McMaster
on 5672 1888.
Paul Tiziani, who together with his wife Belinda, owns and operates arboreal contracting
firm, Trimmer Tree, has been delighted with the response they’ve received to advertising
and promotion in the Sentinel-Times.
Growing business enjoys
success in the Sentinel
Nature Parks celebrates
its dedicated volunteers
Phillip Island Nature Parks thanked its many volunteers at a barbecue gathering at
Churchill Island last Tuesday, including Cheryl Bradford, Charles Watson, Bet Francis and
THE South Gippsland cluster of Men’s
Sheds held its regular meeting at the Won-
thaggi Woodcrafters on Wednesday.
The meeting was an opportunity for
Men’s Sheds from across the region to
talk about what they’re achieving and hear
from guest speaker Alan Hurst, a former
Australian cricketer and member of Wont-
Victorian Men’s Shed Association presi-
dent Lindsay Oates said Men’s Sheds aim
to give men a better life and improve their
health and wellbeing.
“ We have regular speakers in the sheds
or these gatherings talking about health
and wellbeing and that makes a differ-
ence, ” he said.
“ Over the past two years sheds have
saved 12 lives from suicide. Sheds are
very good for people with depression and
very good for supporting men who might
be going through some serious illness or
something like that.
“Men talk more to each other when
they’re in select group or when they’re
working shoulder to shoulder.
“Some sheds will have large member-
ships but you’ll find in some of those
sheds there’s a small active group who
are doing a lot of wood work, metal work,
whatever it may be.
“The rest of the group is just socialising
and that’s very important for men’s own
health and wellbeing to have that social
interaction because it makes them feel
If you or someone you know is expe-
riencing difficulties, phone Lifeline on
13 11 14 or visit www.beyondblue.org
At the meeting for the South Gippsland cluster of Men’s Sheds were Victorian Men’s
Shed Association secretary David Mudge, Wonthaggi Woodworkers president Lionel
Wood, guest speaker Alan Hurst, Victorian Men’s Shed Association committee member
Barbara Look and Victorian Men’s Shed Association president Lindsay Oates. rg022017
Woodies host shedders
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