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FIRST prize in this year, the 25th year of
the San Remo Art and Photographic Show, is
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Phillip Island
and San Remo, this is the richest prize pool in
the show’s history.
Launching the inaugural Rotary Youth Art
Award is sure to be a highlight on the youth cal-
endar as $6000 is up for grabs for a Bass Coast
resident wishing to pursue a formal education
in the arts.
If a total prize pool of over $20,000 and a
raffle with art works in excess of $8000 is not
enough to motivate you to visit the show, the
artwork on display should be.
Four artist demonstrations will be held over
Saturday and Sunday which include interna-
tionally recognised and highly awarded David
Taylor, as well as Dianna Edwards, Julian Bru-
ere and a lesson on using the photography soft-
ware Lightroom to enhance photographic im-
ages by Alex Demidow from Full Picture.
Artists from far and wide are competing for
over 30 prizes and the show has attracted some
very well-known and respected artists as well
as the loyal and capable locals that support this
important community fundraising event.
The Phillip Island and San Remo Art and
Photographic Show is a keenly anticipated
event within the artistic community across the
Bass Coast and beyond.
It is a biennial event and this year is hosted
over the Labour Day long weekend with its Gala
Opening Friday, March 10 at 7pm at the Recre-
ation Centre in Wynne Road.
Open from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sun-
day, and 10am to 1.30pm on Monday, entry is
$5 for adults and free for under 15 year olds.
Tickets for the Gala Opening are $10 payable
at the door and include finger food and a glass
of local wine, beer or soft drink as well as the
chance to meet the artists and enjoy the first
opportunity to purchase art.
Like all great community events, it is the part-
nerships with community members and com-
munity minded organisations that make the
The Bendigo Community Bank is again the
major sponsor of this event and “without their
continued support, this event would not be pos-
sible,” said the show secretary Kirsty Mawer.
“We are eternally grateful for all our amazing
sponsors and the hard working volunteers,”
Fully run by volunteers, the show raises mon-
ey for local, national and international Rotary
projects to support disadvantaged peoples and
give youth greater opportunities.
Some of the Rotary projects in the area in-
* Soap Aid where used clean soap from many
of the local accommodators are collected, ster-
ilised, reconstituted, packaged and sent to
communities in remote parts of Australia and
internationally to help fight disease.
* Days for Girls where sanitary and personal
hygiene kits are made for pubescent girls and
sent to villages across the third world where ac-
cess to such is limited.
* Tides of Change is a community art project
that is working with the San Remo community
to increase both the public art and access to
arts across San Remo.
There are many more amazing projects un-
dertaken by Rotarians and supported by Ro-
tary within our community.
Get along to the Art and Photographic show
to lend your support to our young artists and
celebrate this great event.
Tickets to the opening event can be purchased
at the door on the evening and daily tickets are
available from 10am on Saturday, March 11.
For more information see www.sanremo-
artshow.com.au or call Kirsty 0459 494 666.
San Remo hosts 25th Art
and Photographic Show
IT may only cost $2500 to set the shire coun-
cil meetings up for live streaming, but the ben-
efits, according to Cr Don Hill, include better
transparency and good governance.
And while he’s happy to see a report on the
number of people watching, it’s not crucial that
people are watching, he said.
Cr Andrew McEwen agreed saying that with
a lot of ratepayers living outside the area and
many others not able to get to meetings during
the day, it was a good idea.
The proposal received unanimous support.
for live council
WARM weather for the upcoming week may
see an increased demand for water across com-
munities, according to South Gippsland Water.
Rain was recorded at South Gippsland Wa-
ter’s storages for the week ending February 24,
with Lance Creek receiving 22mm, Ruby Creek
20mm, Coalition Creek 25mm, Deep Creek
40mm, Little Bass 36mm and Battery Creek
“The region has received welcome rain over
the past fortnight which has slowed the drop
in storage levels, however, the warm weather
conditions predicted for the coming week may
increase demand for water across communi-
ties, particularly coastal townships,”
Gippsland Water managing director Philippe
du Plessis said.
Water storage levels are as follows: Lance
Creek 79 per cent, Ruby Creek 68 per cent, Co -
alition Creek 71 per cent, Deep Creek 97 per
cent, Little Bass 76 per cent and Battery Creek
79 per cent.
Westernport Water’s Candowie Reservoir is
sitting at 67 per cent capacity, in comparison to
just 51 per cent this time last year.
Warm weather places
strain on catchments
Voyage Fitness manager Melinda Meade begins the training program for Ruby Fire Brigade members Aaron Perks, Darren Hardacre
and Michael Guest last week. N140917
A long way to the top
FIREFIGHTERS working out at a gym.
Yeah, big deal, you say.
But these guys aren’t career firefighters
who pump iron while they’re waiting for a
They’re the Ruby Fire Brigade volunteers
who plan on taking on the ‘metro-men’ in
the Melbourne Firefighters Stair Climb to
be held in September.
They’ll be climbing 28 floors of the Crown
Metropol Hotel in 25kg of turnout gear.
“It’s great for protection in a fire situa-
tion but it’s not good for much else,” Bri-
gade Captain Michael Guest said.
He’ll be joined by fellow veterans Aaron
Perks and Darren Hardacre and young bri-
gade members Lachlan O’Connor, Nathan
Hardacre and Matt Perks.
The three older gents though, are going
to need some training, and that’s where
Voyage Fitness in Leongatha has stepped
Manager Melinda Meade is designing a
gruelling program that will take them to
“I love this sort of stuff,” she said, of pre-
paring people for a specific goal.
“We also love supporting the community,
especially these guys for the awesome job
they do. It’s the least we can do. ”
Michael said while the goal is to simply
make it, there’s something else spurring
“Leongatha (brigade) did it last year and
they’ve put the challenge up to us this year. ”
And it’s all raising funds at the same
Michael, Aaron and Darren will be train-
ing three times a week between now and
Keep an eye on their progress at the Ruby
Brigade’s Facebook page.
South Gippsland Shire
properties to be revalued
THE South Gippsland Shire Council has
committed to its biennial revaluation of
properties, once every two years, but the
revaluation need not lead to dramatically
The revaluations simply reset the rate base
but it could mean that those people who own
certain classes of property, e .g. land with
views of the coast, could pay significantly
The new valuation must be completed be-
tween January 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018.
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