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Creating opportuity for our community
through supporting the L2P learner
driver program, grant applicant writing
training for local community groups,
and using our skills and networks to
attract funding to Bass Coast.
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
Downer Group advises roadworks will
be carried out on behalf of VicRoads
during the following time period:
Commencing the week
January 1, 2018 for approximately
4 weeks (weather permitting)
South Gippsland Highway
Between Anderson Road and
Motorists can expect lane closures and
Downer Group apologises for any
Any queries can be directed to
Charles Mazaba on 0438 051 584.
South Gippsland Highway
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24 hours, 7 days a week.
Gippsland newspapers are read from 1pm-2pm
every week day.
The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times is read every
Thursday and Letters to the Editor on Monday.
Contact us on 1300 847 466.
The Sentinel-Times Community Calendar is
available only to the community and non-profit
organisations. The conditions on this service are as
For a single $16 (GST inclusive) cash payment,
items can be placed in the column up to four weeks
ahead and they will be printed every week until the
event is held.
Listings will be limited. No time, address, phone
numbers or admission costs will be accepted.
Customers are invited to place a Public Notice with
those details closer to the event. Deadline for copy is
Friday prior to publication at 5pm.
To place a listing, please call in person at our
Wonthaggi or Korumburra office.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018 - Inverloch Uniting
Church mini fete and car boot sale. Many stalls, cakes,
sausage sizzle, books, trash and treasure etc.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018 - Coronet Bay Market. A
variety of stalls including local produce, bric-a-brac,
plants, clothing, cakes, art work, gifts and more. Also
delicious snacks from the Bay Cafe, Devonshire teas,
the best egg and bacon sandwiches, hot chips, pizza
slices, etc. Win a fabulous meat tray. Dogs on leashes
please. Stall inquiries welcome - all sites insured.
GIPPSLAND South MP Dan-
ny O’Brien will post hundreds
of postcards signed by local
residents supporting South
The postcards are part of
a campaign by Neighbour-
hood Houses Victoria to have
the State Government deliver
on its 2014 election commit-
ment to better support Neigh-
The Nationals MP collected
the postcards from represen-
tatives of Milpara House, Le-
ongatha Community House
and Manna Gum Community
House in Foster during a visit
to Korumburra on Thursday,
“Our Neighbourhood Hous-
es offer some fantastic ser-
vices in local towns including
adult education, welfare sup -
port and as agencies for some
government departments, ”
Mr O’Brien said.
“The Labor Party made a
commitment in 2014 and
three years later has still not
delivered on it.
“I am happy to take these
postcards and forward them
on to Jenny Mikakos the Min-
ister for Families, Children
and Youth Affairs to put pres-
sure on Labor to deliver its
“I know in Gippsland South
our Neighbourhood Houses do
a great job in sometimes trying
“They have limited resources
and they make them stretch as
far as they can so it’s incum-
bent on Labor to deliver its
election commitment to make
it a bit easier for them to de-
liver the services our commu-
It has been a busy term and indeed year! We are
in the midst of the festive season and The New
Year is fast approaching. We send many warm
and pleasant festive season greetings to all!
Next term will be a busy one. Here are some of
our activities, some new and some regulars re-
turning for 2018. The beginning of term is also
an excellent time to become a member of WNC
and receive the benefits of discounts, a posted
or emailed program and electronic updates via
the ‘WonniGrapevine’. It is also another way to
support your Neighbourhood Centre.
Some new activities next term:
• The Art of the Mosaic - Two Introductory
Saturday Workshops: Coming up in February.
Learn the basic techniques used in making mo-
saics. These foundation classes may form the
basis for an on-going Creative Mosaic Group.
• Yooralla Lifestyle Choice Program: In con-
junction with Yooralla and Federation Training
we are making available a number of learn-
ing and fun courses. Literacy & numeracy to
develop and enhance managing and assisting
with independent living. There is also an Arts
& Crafts session.
• Introduction to ‘The Tarot’: Discover the
mysteries behind the Tarot. Learn how to use
Tarot cards as a guide for peace and wellbe-
ing. Be taken on a fascinating journey through
their history and learn of their function in the
Expressions of Interest:
LGBTI Teen social/Support Group: As a
young person it can be hard finding yourself
and your place in the world. We are interested
in providing a safe and relaxed space for young
LGBTI people to meet, share experiences and
support. We are also interested in ways to as-
sist parents who are supporting their children
on their journey.
A Carers Journey: For those looking after
someone with a serious illness, frail aged, has de-
mentia or a mental illness, the carers journey can
be rewarding and isolating. Taking a little time
out to meet with others sharing similar experi-
ences in a friendly social support gathering could
be quite beneficial. We are interested in provid-
ing a friendly social support gathering space with
helpful guest speakers from time to time.
Chronic Pain Support Group: Living with
chronic pain can be an exhausting and solitary
experience. We are interested in facilitating a
‘Self Help ‘Group for chronic pain sufferers to
share their knowledge and support and hear-
ing guest speakers on pain management from
time to time.
Some of our regular events and groups re-
turning next year:
‘Welcome to our Town’ Morning Tea: Return-
ing in February. If you are new to Wonthaggi
and would like to know a bit about the area,
the town and the Neighbourhood Centre or per-
haps you’ve been here a while and would like to
meet with other friendly folk, then come along
and have a chat and collect your ‘Welcome to
Our Town’ DVD and pack.
Summer ‘Pop Up’ Lunches: Is a time to enjoy
some of the produce from our community gar-
den in the form of a delicious light lunch. Enjoy
it with lots of friendly conversation.
Your Asthma in Your Hands: Learn simple
techniques and pressure points to open your
lungs and enhance your breathing capacity. It is
a most informative workshop.
Tai Chi for Beginners: Learn gentle Tai Chi
steps which can help improve muscle & joint
strength, balance, coordination and enhance
Harvest Garden Activities:
Gardening Group: Meet on Wednesdays and
share gardening ideas and skills with others
who are interested in growing their own fresh,
healthy food. There are garden beds to rent, if
Seed & Veggie / Produce Swap: Try new seeds
for your veggie garden or swap any excess pro-
duce you may have at the monthly swap meet-
ings. The meet occurs on the second Saturday
of the month at the Harvest Centre
If you would like to become involved at the
WNC, or have ideas you would like to share,
come along after the summer holidays and
pop into the house between 9.30 and 3pm
Mon – Thu or 9.30 to 1.00pm on Fridays and
have a cup of coffee and a chat. Also keep up
to date with all activities through our Face -
book Page at Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Cen-
tre Inc Mitchell House.
A COMMUNITY grant from the South
Gippsland Shire Council of $2000, from the
shire’s Minor Projects and Equipment fund will
enable the fledgling U3A Mirboo North and Dis-
trict group to promote its services to the gen-
As a brand new community group, U3A Mirboo
North is very much in the start-up phase where
growing membership is critical to success.
But they lack the funds needed to pay for mar-
keting activities such as advertising and promo-
tional events to raise public awareness of their
programs, hence their request for assistance.
The funds they received from the shire will go
towards a project cost estimated to be $8000.
The mission of U3A is to provide classes and
activities for retired and semi-retired people
in our region. U3A is open to all community
members irrespective of work and academic
U3A operates hundreds of groups across
Australia, with many thousands of members.
There are very successful U3A groups in Foster,
Wonthaggi and Morwell.
The group received its grant from the shire a
couple of weeks ago.
Start-up grant for
Mirboo North U3A
Delighted to get a $2000 community grant from the South Gippsland Shire Council re-
cently were Anne Schafer, Julie Parke and Colin Goodwin, representing Korumburra U3A
with Cr Maxine Kiel. m3845117_awards
News from Wonthaggi
Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien with Jennie Keerie - Milpara House Korumburra, Eu-
nice Donovan - Leongatha Community House and Bec Matthews - Manna Gum Community
House in Foster.
need support: O’Brien
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