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Girgarre <strong>Gazette</strong><br />

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<strong>Gazette</strong><br />

The Girgarre<br />

A Girgarre Cottage Publication A <strong>November</strong> July 2020 2021<br />

Remembrance Day Girgarre RSL<br />

A short Remembrance Day Service will be<br />

held at the Cenotaph on Wednesday<br />

11 <strong>November</strong> at 10.50am<br />

“Welcome back El Presidente”<br />

Duncan Rodrick, with some of<br />

his flower farm produce.<br />

AGM details Page 3


HARVESTING WINDFALL FOR GIRGARRE<br />

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GIRGARRE COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

Swift action by the Girgarre Development Group earlier this month, proved there’s truth in the old adage<br />

“make hay while the sun shines”. The opportunity to harvest the bumper lucerne crop on the site of a<br />

large solar farm on Mason Road was too good to miss. The development group was more than happy<br />

when the Italian based owners of the 250-hectare site ENEL Green Energy International readily granted<br />

them access to the property for the second year running.<br />

“Last year, the sale of the fodder to local farmers benefitted the local community to the tune of<br />

$17,000,” Deputy Chair of the development group, Greg Fitzpatrick said recently. “With the good rains<br />

and record growth this winter, we estimate we will easily double last year’s yield.<br />

“Gaining early access from the company was a boon. The weather is always a bit of a lottery, but<br />

we were able to get in early and roll part of the crop for silage before the weather broke. With the good<br />

follow up rains we’ve had, we are now expecting a high yielding second cut. All of this season’s fodder<br />

has been pre-sold and the funds raised will go towards lighting at the netball courts and improvements<br />

at the recreation reserve.”<br />

“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome”, Greg said. “It’s a significant and generous donation and<br />

a win-win situation for both the community and the company. We have the benefit of the funds, and<br />

the company has their property cleared of excess growth before it becomes a problem for the CFA as the<br />

summer fire season approaches. We appreciate it a great deal and look forward to continuing to work<br />

with ENEL well into the future.<br />

Chair of the Development Group, Jan Smith also said she was encouraged by ENEL’s policy of engaging<br />

with local communities in the districts where they establish solar farms. “We have regular<br />

updates from the Leeson Group, the Australian based managers of the project,” she said. “And the<br />

company’s willingness to actively work with us to identify opportunities for continued shared social interaction<br />

is heartening. It will be advantageous to both<br />

the company and to our small community as the development<br />

gets underway. The hay is a windfall; just the<br />

beginning of what we confidently believe will be a<br />

fruitful and long-term relationship well into the future.”<br />

Irene Labbett


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Co-ordinator’s Catch-up<br />

Hello everyone,<br />

We had our AGM last month and I would like to thank all of the returning committee<br />

members and a sad farewell to Loraine Warde and Robert Axen - Thank you<br />

for your service, every effort you have made has been appreciated. Also thank you<br />

to John Zobec who attended our meeting to assist with the proceedings. Current<br />

committee; President Duncan Rodrick, Vice Richard Ashe, Treasurer Jenny Bassett,<br />

secretary Marlene Rodrick. General committee members; Wendy Burke, Dale<br />

Donehue, Douglas Johnstone, Sue Solty and John Warde.<br />

Covid update; as of the 29 of October all workers at The Cottage must be fully vaccinated. Workers include:<br />

Employees, volunteers, contractors, students on placement. Patrons or clients of The Cottage must<br />

also be fully vaccinated unless you have a written medical exemption or are under the age of 16. we are<br />

unable to deny access to essential services, so will be operating on a click and collect and phone service<br />

system for those who are not fully vaccinated. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance<br />

5854 6482. Please note the above applies to Victoria, rules may vary from state to state.<br />

We have had so much happening here at The Cottage, that I can not wait to share with you, so make sure<br />

your grab the next edition of the <strong>Gazette</strong>. Speaking of the next edition, please note it is a combined December/January<br />

edition-so if you wish to publicise any January-February information, have it to<br />

girgarregazette@yahoo.com.au by the 25 of <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Australia day-see pages 22 and 23 for information.<br />

Closure-Please note we will be closed for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays. Monday 20 th December<br />

until Monday 10 th January, 2022-food parcels will still be available, except on Public Holidays-phone Kezia<br />

on 0404 686 344<br />

So much is coming up, that I have created little advertisements throughout this edition-so it is easier to<br />

digest all of the information. 2022 is looking to be a much happier and busier year. So read carefully,<br />

contact us for more info if needed and remember we are really looking forward to seeing you soon.<br />

Take care, Bye for now, Kezia


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<strong>November</strong> pg4<br />

GIRGARRE COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

Despite forging ahead with positive thoughts and a 'can do' attitude, we have unfortunately decided<br />

that the 'Open Gardens Festival - Girgarre & Surrounds', that was scheduled for Sunday<br />

24th October 2021, will now be postponed until Sunday 3rd April 2022.<br />

After long lockdowns and tough times, we are disappointed that we are not able to provide an<br />

enjoyable experience for people. However, the rules and regulations surrounding people visiting<br />

private properties and the increased risk to our small community, with Covid cases increasing in<br />

the regions, we feel this was our only option.<br />

We will be in touch early in the new year. Until then, please feel free to check out our Facebook<br />

Page 'Open Gardens Festival - Girgarre & Surrounds' for updates.<br />

We also welcome anyone who would like to share their own gardens to please send a photo (with<br />

caption and location) to opengardensfestival@outlook.com . On the 24th of October we hope to<br />

bring some happiness to everyone with a Facebook post full of amazing gardens.<br />

Thanks for your time. Kind Regards, Open Gardens Festival Committee Members<br />

Gargarro Green Thumbs Nursery<br />

Gargarro Green Thumbs Nursery is OPEN!<br />

Green Thumbs Nursery outgrew their location<br />

in the backyard of The Girgarre Community<br />

Cottage and have relocated to the Gargarro<br />

Botanical Gardens site on Winter road in<br />

Girgarre.<br />

Although we are still setting up the nursery<br />

we are open on Thursdays 9am-3pm and Saturdays<br />

9am-12pm or alternatively by appointment-please<br />

phone Loraine on<br />

0438 546 237.<br />

Contact The Cottage, it takes 5 mins to complete.<br />

Bring your bill, pension card and bank account details


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News from Many Makers Gallery Stanhope<br />

October has seen an increase in visitor numbers to the area and<br />

with Christmas fast approaching it is a great opportunity to see<br />

what’s available locally for gift giving.<br />

Whether it ‘s an original artwork, a useful yet stylish gift or<br />

something a little quirky; with 47 Aussie makers represented<br />

under the one roof, there’s a good chance you will find what<br />

you’re looking for in the Many Makers Gallery! Alternatively,<br />

giving a gift voucher allows the recipient to choose an amazing<br />

gift themselves!<br />

Browsing the gallery makes for a great outing as well; so why<br />

not add a trip to MMG to your itinerary when you’re out and<br />

about - Open Thursday to Sunday.<br />

Pictured is a beautiful mother of pearl brooch/pendant by<br />

Carole Grenfell. Carole is a button collector and her unique jewellery<br />

features vintage, retro or more modern buckles and<br />

buttons. Deb 0418252715<br />

HELPERS NEEDED!<br />

Garden helpers needed. Our<br />

team has grown to four, but we<br />

still need some more helpers as<br />

our rotate with their availability<br />

due to life, travel and all of the<br />

joys of retirement.<br />

If you can spend a few hours on<br />

a Wednesday, not every<br />

Wednesday, just when you are<br />

free...please, please contact me<br />

at the Cottage. Thanks in advance<br />

Kezia<br />

5854 6482<br />

OPENING HOURS Monday –Friday 9am-5pm


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NOVEMBER 2021<br />

KYABRAM<br />

TOWN HALL GALLERY<br />

OPEN 10 - 4 Mon - Sat<br />

www.kyabramtownhall.com.au 0490 371 641 5852 1546<br />

•<br />

AN INTROSPECTIVE RETROSPECTIVE<br />

artist<br />

JUDITH ROBERTS<br />

•<br />

“ INVERSION work by<br />

Splinter<br />

Contemporary<br />

Artists<br />

•<br />

ONE STEP FURTHER<br />

VIC QUILTERS<br />

BI ANNUAL EXHIBITION<br />

Friday 1st Oct till<br />

30 th <strong>November</strong> 2021<br />

•<br />

Gallery Shop & Book<br />

Shop open<br />

SUE REIDS AWARD WINING TEXTILE


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CLASSIFIEDS & SERVICES<br />

FRIENDS OF GARGARRO<br />

CATERING AVAILABLE<br />

Need catering for a<br />

function?<br />

Well, the Gargarro Gardens<br />

Catering Team will be more<br />

than happy to cater for your<br />

needs depending on<br />

numbers.<br />

Phone Bernie Ryan for more<br />

info if you are planning a<br />

function.<br />

Ph: 5857 2407<br />

Mob: 0455 578 722


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Girgarre Fire Brigade<br />

Despite what is happening with the Corona Virus,<br />

the Girgarre Fire Brigade is still available for any<br />

emergencies that may happen in our community.<br />

Hygiene is extremely important to us and we will<br />

endeavour to keep both you and us safe.<br />

Please keep in mind that now the fire restrictions<br />

are over, if you wish to avoid an unwanted visit<br />

from us, you should register your burn off at<br />

1800 668 511<br />

Girgarre Community<br />

Kindergarten<br />

To keep updated on all Kinder information<br />

Find us on Facebook<br />

Girgarre Community<br />

Kindergarten<br />

Stanhope & District Men’s Shed<br />

We are open three mornings a week Mon, Wed<br />

and Fri from 9 to 12 noon. If anyone would like<br />

to call in and see what is on offer they would be<br />

most welcome. Membership is $25 which includes<br />

insurance whilst at the shed.<br />

We offer woodwork, metal work, welding,<br />

leatherwork, a large range of books to read and<br />

a friendly cuppa at around 10am.<br />

Girgarre Community Cottage<br />

Keep up to date with future events and<br />

local information.<br />

Join us on Facebook.<br />

HALL BOOKINGS<br />

As you know, our well appointed and well used<br />

Girgarre Memorial Hall<br />

and Supper Room<br />

are available for hire.<br />

Contact<br />

Girgarre Post Office<br />

Ph: 5854 6200<br />

Open Monday –Friday 9am - 5pm


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Girgarre Development<br />

Group Inc's<br />

AGM<br />

Tuesday 30th <strong>November</strong><br />

7.30pm<br />

Girgarre Memorial Hall<br />

supper room.<br />

All welcome<br />

RSVP to;<br />

Jenny 5952 2816<br />

or email:<br />

jen801@hotmail.com<br />

Are you interested in<br />

joining the Girgarre<br />

Fire Brigade?<br />

New members are<br />

welcome.<br />

Please call Shaun 0487<br />

740 001 and home<br />

number 58 546 536.


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Writers’ Group<br />

Latest Contribution<br />

by Winsome<br />

Eliza Louisa 1879-1977<br />

I remember my grandmother.<br />

Tiny, sprightly and strong – an intelligent woman who dressed well and never smoked or drank. Except<br />

for the occasional sip from the silver flask of brandy that was always in her handbag. For medicinal<br />

purposes, of course! Though strangely, of all the times I was with her, I never saw the purchase or even<br />

appearance of this bottle of magic.<br />

As I reminisce, I realise I hardly knew this woman – after all, how could I, as a child, a teenager,<br />

then a young married woman, understand the past life of this old lady.<br />

And what a life! Living first in the security of a wealthy family, adored by her father, being educated<br />

beyond other girls of her era – then to run away pregnant to the city with a shearer who later went off<br />

to the Great War, leaving her to manage with five small children.<br />

And what a tall handsome soldier he made! Obviously he was a ladies’ man, as they would say, as<br />

Gran was to discover when opening her husband’s mail since he was at war. Here was some woman<br />

accepting his proposal of marriage!<br />

Eventually he came home and all was forgiven. Off they went to a new town, a new home, a<br />

new life. A good life, too, with her husband in a good job, eventually becoming mayor of their shire.<br />

Gran proudly kept the gold scissors from the ribbon-cutting ceremony of some opening all her life.<br />

Tragedy overtook that household in their next ten years, with two of their four boys at ages<br />

twelve and then fourteen, dying – one at the hands of a drunken doctor, and the other of diphtheria.<br />

Time went on. Gran’s middle son, at twenty-six, with a wife and two children – my brother and<br />

me – went off to World War II. Not many months later he was killed in action in Syria. My uncle and<br />

aunt were then Gran’s only surviving children, living to the grand old ages of ninety-six and ninety-nine<br />

respectively!<br />

My amazing grandmother herself lived to the equally wonderful age of ninety-eight, had seen it<br />

all, yet survived so many of her family, always with a happy get-on-with-it attitude and ready to help<br />

others in need.<br />

Stress? Depression? I never saw any evidence of that.<br />

Perhaps it was the brandy!<br />

Winsome is a member of the Kyabram Town Hall Writers’ Group,<br />

whose members are diverse in interests, ages and<br />

backgrounds. This makes for a variety of stories<br />

and poetry. Some have been included in the<br />

newly-launched KTHWG’s Celebrating Women – a<br />

book of original written works and art from the<br />

wider community.<br />

On sale now at $20 from the Kyabram Town Hall<br />

and on line from the writers’ group link on<br />

Facebook and the KTH website:<br />

kyabramtownhall.com.au<br />

A great read & a great gift idea!<br />

© Winsome<br />

Direct contact: kyabramwritersgroup@gmail.com


Girgarre <strong>Gazette</strong><br />

<strong>November</strong> pg12<br />

FREE<br />

Child car seat good condition<br />

has not been in an accidentfree<br />

to good home.<br />

Phone for visually impaired<br />

1 x base corded<br />

2 x handsets cordless<br />

Phone Cottage 5854 6482<br />

GIRGARRE MEMORIAL HALL<br />

CENTENARY<br />

Crochet &<br />

Knitting<br />

Group<br />

Thursday’s<br />

@ 10am Stanhope Business Centre<br />

The centenary of the formal opening of<br />

the Girgarre Memorial Hall will be celebrated<br />

with a luncheon on Saturday, 5<br />

March 2022 at the hall. Also to be recognised<br />

at this event is the formation in<br />

1920 of the Girgarre sub-branch of The<br />

Returned Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Imperial<br />

League of Australia (RSSILA), now known<br />

as the Returned and Services League of<br />

Australia (RSL).<br />

This class will be led by the very talented Kaysha Warren,<br />

with Wendy Douglas and Lyn Emmett assisting.<br />

The initial class is at 11am but future times will be discussed.<br />

The cost is $2 per session<br />

This group is open to the new, experienced and curious,<br />

everyone is welcome.<br />

Group projects and individual works will be undertaken,<br />

whatever makes you HAPPY!<br />

Meet, greet with a cuppa and a chat.<br />

Enquiries please contact Kezia on 0404 686 344<br />

All are most welcome to attend.<br />

Jenny Wadelton<br />

Girgarre Living History


Girgarre <strong>Gazette</strong><br />

<strong>November</strong> pg13<br />

Tongala & District Memorial<br />

Aged Care Service Inc.<br />

Serving the Community since 1925<br />

R.M McHale Hostel, Koraleigh Nursing Home<br />

for planned & emergency respite care &<br />

permanent residential aged care<br />

Deakin Village – retirement rental units<br />

Memorial Drive Retirement Village<br />

For further information contact:<br />

Sarah Tee, 18 Purdey St, Tongala Vic. 3621<br />

Phone: 03 5859 0800<br />

Email: admin@tongalaagedcare.com.au<br />

“Care in a Friendly Town”


Girgarre <strong>Gazette</strong><br />

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Group Name Details Contact name Contact number<br />

The Girgarre Community Group Inc. President Duncan Rodrick 0427 391 706<br />

The Girgarre Community Cottage<br />

3rd Monday 7pm<br />

Coordinator Kezia Talbot 5854 6482<br />

0404 686 344<br />

Girgarre Seniors Tuesdays 10:45am Debra Stelzer 5854 6482<br />

Words on Wheels<br />

Girgarre Cottage<br />

Discuss chosen books<br />

3rd Thursdays 6pm<br />

The Cottage 5854 6482<br />

Girgarre Green Thumbs Nursery Nursery Sales Loraine Warde 0438 546 237<br />

Girgarre Open Garden Committee Open Garden Festival Loraine Warde 58546236/0438 546 237<br />

Girgarre Playgroup 0-5 years<br />

Monday 10-12pm,<br />

Jigarre Ukulele (J-Ukes)<br />

1st & 3rd Wed (5th) 1:30pm<br />

Girgarre Kindergarten<br />

Begins 2nd week of term<br />

Play/learn with others<br />

Girgarre Cottage<br />

Robyn Swan 5854 6482<br />

Lyn Cosham 5859 0297<br />

Girgarre Patchwork Quilters<br />

Fridays 9:30am<br />

Quilters and sewing group<br />

Memorial Hall<br />

Nola Marke 5854 8226<br />

Girgarre Line Dancers<br />

Thursdays 2pm $7<br />

Carpet Bowls-Thursdays 7:15pm April<br />

to August<br />

Memorial Hall Gloria Atkins 0400 539 778<br />

All ages.<br />

Memorial Hall<br />

Theo George<br />

Rob Varcoe<br />

0428 740 976<br />

0409 975 997<br />

Girgarre Community Kindergarten Lead Educator Robyn Swan 5854 6368<br />

Girgarre Primary School Principal Peter Caldow 5854 6275<br />

Girgarre Returned Services League<br />

1st Tuesdays 7pm. Feb-Nov<br />

Girgarre Country Fire Authority<br />

1st Monday 7:30pm<br />

Stanhope/Girgarre Lions Club<br />

2nd Wednesday 7pm<br />

President<br />

RSL Club Room<br />

Captain<br />

CFA Meeting Room<br />

President<br />

Stanhope Hotel<br />

Laurie Young 0429 009 515<br />

5854 6303<br />

Maree Gadzinski 5854 6264<br />

Avis Weller 5854 6383<br />

Girgarre Community Church<br />

Sundays 9:30am<br />

Christian Church Ron Gregory 5854 6382<br />

Stanhope and District Men’s Shed<br />

Mon, Wed, Fri. 9am-12<br />

Have fun and create.<br />

3 Tivey Rd. Stanhope<br />

Des Crichton 0457 300 321<br />

Girgarre Facilities Committee<br />

Girgarre Memorial Hall<br />

Girgarre Recreational Reserve<br />

Memorial Hall (Bookings)<br />

Recreation Reserve<br />

Sandy & Barry<br />

Darren Butler<br />

5854 6200<br />

0427 546 332<br />

Girgarre Development Group (DGD)<br />

Last Tuesday, Jan-Nov 7:30pm<br />

Girgarre Improvements<br />

Memorial Hall<br />

Jan Smith 5854 6283<br />

Gargarro Project Gargarro Botanic Gardens Athol McDonald 5854 6324<br />

Friends of Gargarro Garden -<br />

working Bee 4th Sunday of month<br />

Chairperson Bernie Ryan 5857 2407<br />

Girgarre Craft Market<br />

2nd Sundays. 8:30-12<br />

Bookings/enquiries Jan Smith 5854 6283<br />

Girgarre Farmer’s Market Bookings/enquiries Jan Smith 5854 6283<br />

Jigarre Jammers. Feb to Nov<br />

4th Saturday 10:30-4pm $2<br />

Acoustic Music Irene Labbett 0429 149 246<br />

Girgarre Living History<br />

Book title “Girgarre”<br />

Record of local history<br />

Athol McDonald<br />

Jenny Wadelton<br />

5854 6324<br />

5852 2301<br />

Girgarre Football/Netball Club President Brendon Nicholson 0413 022 398<br />

Girgarre Cricket Club President Mick Coyne 0488 296 566<br />

Girgarre Tennis Club<br />

President<br />

Secretary<br />

Josh Maudsley<br />

Fiona Smith<br />

0400 546 766<br />

0408 502 274


Girgarre <strong>Gazette</strong><br />

<strong>November</strong> pg15<br />

COTTAGE SERVICES AND LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS<br />

COTTAGE HOURS. The Cottage is<br />

open 10am to 3pm, Monday to<br />

Thursday at 27 Olympic Street,<br />

Girgarre. Coordinator: Kezia Talbot.<br />

Telephone: 5854 6482 for services<br />

listed below.<br />

COTTAGE SERVICES.<br />

FOOD BANK. Food parcel available for<br />

those in need. Confidentiality ensured.<br />

Available Monday to Thursday 10am to<br />

3pm.<br />

COMMUNITY CAR. Information and criteria<br />

for bookings. Contact The<br />

Cottage.<br />

SENIOR'S GROUP. Meet weekly for<br />

outings or social events. Meet Tuesdays<br />

10am at the Cottage.<br />

UTILITIES ROOM FOR HIRE. Need a<br />

space to hold a meeting, do some training,<br />

hold an event or activity? The Cottage<br />

has a room for hire including tea &<br />

coffee.<br />

Tai Chi with Faye Sizeland. Classes are<br />

at the Hall Mondays 1.00pm, $5.00 per<br />

session.<br />

ITEMS TO HIRE Specialty items<br />

including shower chairs, walkers, porta<br />

cots, child's car seat, wheel chair, baby<br />

bath, high chair, walking sticks.<br />

FREE PLAYGROUP Mondays 10am to<br />

12pm. Held at the Girgarre Kindergarten.<br />

DONATE CLEAN DENIM Ros makes it<br />

into quilts. Stains don't matter.<br />

DONATE ITEMS TO HELP OTHERS Spectacles<br />

, mobile phones, routers, bras,<br />

baby items, mastectomy items, cotton<br />

clothing suitable for Fijian climate<br />

www.upliftbras.org. Plastic lids off soft<br />

drink bottles, juices and water bottles<br />

for Envision.<br />

BOOK SWAP Leave a book and take<br />

one. Free Service at the Cottage.<br />

GIRGARRE (CAMPASPE) REGIONAL<br />

LIBRARY Borrow a book, DVDs, talking<br />

books - thousands of titles can be ordered<br />

& delivered to The Cottage. Book<br />

online at www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/<br />

library<br />

PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Leave your<br />

scripts for collection and return. Free<br />

service at the Cottage<br />

VOLUNTEERS WANTED. Teach a class,<br />

join the committee or help out at the<br />

nursery.<br />

LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS<br />

GIRGARRE PRE-SCHOOL<br />

Enrolments welcome anytime<br />

www.kyabramkindergaten.com.au or<br />

phone 0428 738 147<br />

GIRGARRE MEMORIAL HALL HIRE .<br />

Available for your next event. All bookings:<br />

Phone The Post Office5854 6200<br />

STANHOPE MEN'S SHED Open Mon,<br />

Wed & Fri, 9am to Noon. Tea & coffee,<br />

chat, computers, wood and metal lathes.<br />

Phone Des 0457 300 321<br />

WORDS ON WHEELS Everyone<br />

welcome. Stimulating discussions on<br />

topical subjects. 4th Thursday 6pm.<br />

Phone Cottage 5854 6482. ($5 includes a<br />

meal)<br />

PLAY A UKULELE? - the J-Ukes meet on<br />

the 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Wednesday in the<br />

Cottage Utility room from 1.30 - 4pm<br />

($3.50). All welcome. Lyn 58590297<br />

Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday take aways.<br />

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK LUNCH AND DINNER<br />

MONDAY – FRIDAY $10.00 LUNCHES AVAILABLE<br />

Come in, relax and enjoy our fabulous<br />

modern facilities<br />

QUALITY BISTRO DINING, SUN SHADED PLAYGROUND,<br />

FOXTEL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, OFF STREET PARKING,<br />

SPORTS BAR, LANDSCAPED COURTYARD WITH<br />

BARBEQUE FACILITIES, CONFERENCE ROOMS, TAB,<br />

82 ALLAN STREET KYABRAM Ph: 5852 2431<br />

www.kyabramclub.com.au<br />

KENO AND EFTPOS FACILITIES.<br />

office@kyabramclub.com.au Kyabram Club Keep up to date on FaceBook


Girgarre <strong>Gazette</strong><br />

<strong>November</strong> pg16<br />

Kyabram<br />

Bakery<br />

135 Allan St<br />

5852 1208<br />

SHEPPARTON WORKWEAR & SAFETY<br />

189 – 197 High Street SHEPPARTON VIC 3630<br />

FOR ALL YOUR WORKWEAR CORPORATE WEAR<br />

AND EMBROIDERY<br />

Ph.: 5831 4838<br />

Fax: 5831 1696<br />

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THE FOUR PILLARS OF GIRGARRE<br />

WHO WE ARE<br />

The Girgarre<br />

Development Group<br />

Celebrating the Achievements<br />

of our town.<br />

Building a Sustainable and<br />

Vibrant Community.<br />

Education<br />

The Girgarre Primary School<br />

Preparing a Path to the Future<br />

The Girgarre Community Kindergarten<br />

We aim to achieve an environment where everyone belongs,<br />

feels welcomed, valued and respected, while providing<br />

learning opportunities for children<br />

through exploration and play.<br />

The Community Cottage<br />

The Community Centre exists to help,<br />

support and encourage people of this rural<br />

area to enrich their lives by developing<br />

friendships and new learning skills.<br />

Sport<br />

The Girgarre Recreation Reserve<br />

The Girgarre Football Netball Club<br />

The Girgarre Tennis Club<br />

The Girgarre Cricket Club<br />

Our active and vibrant community, working together<br />

CONTACT THE COTTAGE<br />

Girgarre Community Group Inc.<br />

(The Cottage)<br />

A1601 ABN: 66 944 230 131.<br />

27 Olympic St. (P.O. Box 35), Girgarre, 3624<br />

Phone: (03) 5854 6482 Fax: (03) 5854 6484<br />

http://girgarre.com.au/girgarre-community-cottage<br />

E-mail: girgarrenh@bigpond.com<br />

Coordinator: Kezia Talbot<br />

Connect with us on Facebook. Girgarre Community Cottage<br />

www.girgarre.com.au<br />

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Attention: 2022 Three and/or Four Year Old Group<br />

Families:<br />

Please be aware if you have not enrolled for 2022 three and/or four year<br />

old group at Girgarre Community Kindergarten that the enrolment<br />

procedure has changed.<br />

Kindergarten Enrolments for Girgarre Community Kindergarten will now<br />

be completed by Campaspe Council from now-on.<br />

The Campaspe website is https://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/Our-services/Children-families/<br />

Kindergartens alternatively if you have any questions regarding enrolling please call Campaspe Council:<br />

1300 666 535. All future enrolments will be processed through Campaspe Council.<br />

All families who have previously enrolled for 2022 via KPMC earlier in the year- your enrolments are in<br />

the system. Offers of your child's 2022 kindergarten placement will be made in the next few weeks.


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Respect for: |<br />

self | others | learning | environment<br />

Primary School News<br />

Each child will be provided with 2 shirts and one windcheater in the school colours from our uniform supplier. The school will<br />

be paying for these. I will be using equity funding. We will look forward to ALL students correctly attired.<br />

Currently our students are doing tennis coaching as part of our Sporting Schools funding. David and Sharee Starling are the<br />

coaches.<br />

Next year Mr Gibbs will teach P-2 and Ashleigh and Tracey will grade share Gr 3-6. Our Tutoring Program will continue on into<br />

2022. We welcome back Marj who has done an amazing job in 2021.<br />

Kirsty will return 2 days a week.<br />

Deb and Nina will continue their roles<br />

as ES support staff.<br />

Di Burgmann is continuing to provide<br />

ukulele and guitar lessons for our Gr<br />

3-6 children. We are so lucky to have<br />

Di provide this service; she has a<br />

wonderful way with the children.<br />

Most children have ben provided<br />

with an instrument to practice at<br />

home with.<br />

Ashleigh is continuing with her 2 year<br />

Primary Maths Specialist training. We<br />

thank the Department of Education<br />

for this opportunity and she is rapidly<br />

imparting her knowledge with the<br />

rest of the staff.<br />

Enrolments for 2022 at welcome.<br />

Ring the school on 58546275 for further<br />

information.<br />

Our two school dogs are well received<br />

and they add a further calmness<br />

to our grades. . Peter Caldow<br />

-Pricipal


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Girgarre Seniors– Melbourne Cup Lunch


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Campaspe Shire’s<br />

Australia Day Awards Open<br />

Nominations for Campaspe Shire’s 2022 Australia<br />

Day awards are now open.<br />

These awards are a great opportunity to recognise<br />

the outstanding contribution many residents provide<br />

on a day to day basis.<br />

Three award categories are available in each of the<br />

five local areas.<br />

Citizen of the Year<br />

Young Citizen of the Year<br />

Community Group of the Year<br />

For Girgarre residents, enter your nominee under<br />

‘Rushworth & district.’<br />

This year, we’ve made it easier for residents to<br />

nominate a noteworthy citizen or community group.<br />

Nominations can now be submitted through the<br />

simplified online form on Council’s website.<br />

Nominations close 5pm on Friday, 3 December 202<br />

2-3PM


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