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THE 2018 Elders Annual South Gippsland
Charity Golf Day at the Leongatha Golf Club on
Friday, July 27 will support a local family af-
fected by leukaemia.
Noah Belvedere, 10, from Korumburra, loves
his sport and especially loves playing football,
cricket and basketball.
Noah, his parents Rob and Deb, and three
siblings Evan, 8, Flynn, 5, and Emily, 5, re-
ceived devastating news last month that Noah
has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, an aggres-
sive cancer of the blood cells.
He commenced treatment at Monash Chil-
dren’s Hospital immediately, which consists of
chemotherapy injected intravenously and into
is spinal cord, and blood transfusions to in-
crease his blood cells which deplete from his
condition and the treatments.
The treatments continue for a minimum of
three years to beat this insidious disease.
Noah cannot attend school during this phase
of treatment due to the risk of infection, as he
virtually has no immune system, so any infec-
tions can be life threatening.
Noah wants nothing more than to beat his
leukaemia and return to his normal life and get
back to enjoying his sport.
The annual Elders event is always popular ac-
cording to Tracey Gollop from Elders Korum-
“Each year we have had a full field, so please
be quick to book in and make your team pay-
“For those not wanting a hit or for those just
wanting to come along and support, we have
limited seats available at $30 a ticket to be a
part of the barbecue lunch, presentation and
Those requiring a golf cart are asked to make
their own bookings through the golf club di-
“This year we are going with a footy theme, so
make sure you wear your team’s colours to be
in the running to win some of the great prizes
on offer for best dressed!
“We are also looking for sponsors, so if you
would be generous enough to donate money or
prizes for the raffles/auction, please contact us.
“Last year we raised a massive amount of
$16,655.94 and over the past six years of run-
ning this event we have raised $72,058.98.
“We look forward to great success again this
year and to providing help and support to a lo-
cal South Gippsland family, during this difficult
For more details contact Elders Korumburra
on 5658 1894 or Leongatha 5662 3523.
AFTER 40 years of serving
the Wonthaggi community as
a Justice of the Peace, John
Fleming was honoured with
a plaque and afternoon tea at
the Wonthaggi Police station
The 88-year- old spent his
early times in Northcote and
Doncaster before he eventu-
ally saw opportunities for
himself as a motor mechanic
in Bass Coast.
His long marriage to wife
Diana has resulted in two
delightful daughters and two
even more delightful grand-
Having arrived in the Bass
Coast, he became the Holden
dealer for the district on the
auspicious day of April 1,
Not only was that April
Fools’ Day, it was also on the
same year that the sales tax
of 10 per cent of motor ve-
hicles was changed up to 40
One could imagine that
sales took a bit of a hit.
Despite that, if you were
old enough to buy a Holden
in Wonthaggi between 1961
and 1975 it would have been
John Fleming who gave you a
John has had a number of
businesses serving the com-
munity, from running Won-
thaggi Taxis until 1983, to
becoming a leading gas and
plumbing business owner
right through to 1994.
That’s all very well for John
the businessman, however he
has always had a strong so -
cial conscience and has been
active in community service
all through his life.
This included serving as
Mayor of the Borough of Won-
thaggi, and was foundation
member of the Wonthaggi Li-
ons Club 50 years ago.
He has significant senior
officer service with the Coun-
try Fire Authority from 1961,
and has been honoured with
a life membership of the CFA.
He also has been awarded
the National Medal of Austra-
lia with three bars.
It’s in his other community
service that he became in-
volved with Victoria Police at
One police driven initiative
John was involved in was the
Bass Coast Safety Ambas-
sadors, where police asked
nominated JPs to carry out
safety and security assess-
ments of elderly citizens’
homes and report back to
The elements of this are
still on VicPol Wonthaggi
Appointed an Honorary
Justice in 1977, John com-
menced bail and out-of-ses -
sions duties at Wonthaggi
Police Station the same year,
and completed an admirable
In that same year he com-
menced sitting on the bench
of the second division of the
Magistrates’ Court, a duty
he continued all the way
through the many years un-
til that aspect of the work of
honorary justices was cur-
Through the application
of the knowledge he gained
through various study cours-
es he eventually became to be
chairman of the bench.
In those early days, acquir-
ing the knowledge required
justices to undertake inde -
pendent study, a far cry from
today’s re-examination of 70
questions, with a pass mark
of 80 per cent, that all jus-
tices have to pass every fifth
Since the inception of the
Department of Social Servic-
es, he has reliably attended
to all manner of certifica-
tion, totalling thousands of
instances where the public
were served and much police
time was saved.
Recently John has volun-
tarily resigned from attending
the roster at the police sta-
tion, having served both the
community with honour and
dedication for 40 years.
John Fleming, middle, was presented with a plaque for an outstanding achievement of 40
years’ service to the Wonthaggi community. John is congratulated by Senior Sergeant Peter
Shallard and Justice of the Peace South Gippsland coordinator Terence Shannon. Z012918
Service award is
justice for John
Noah Belvedere wants to beat his leu-
kaemia and get back to enjoying his sport.
Elders teeing off for Noah
MORE than two years after it was announced
Wonthaggi would get traffic lights, construction
is almost completed.
It’s a $3.765 million project for the lights
at the Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and Bass
Highway intersection, with works understood
to be wrapping up within the coming months.
There will be dedicated left and right turning
lanes at each of the four approaches.
It’ll also feature a raised safety platform – de-
signed to make the intersection safer by forcing
drivers to slow down to 50km/h.
VicRoads says the intersection has been the
source of congestion, safety risks and frustra-
tion for motorists for some time, as well as a
risk to pedestrians crossing the busy highway,
resulting in three people seriously injured dur-
ing the past 10 years.
They say long delays are causing motorists to
take risks and cross into oncoming traffic, with
potential for accidents.
State and federal governments each poured
$1.52 million into the project, with the local
council adding in $725,000.
The Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and Bass Highway intersection will soon look like this,
according to a VicRoads’ artist’s impression.
Traffic lights coming soon
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