Reminder about class payments
If you are continuing classes from one term to the next, we would appreciate timely fee payments. When class
fees are not paid on time, Centre staff spend a lot of time following up payments and hence less time is available
for other Centre needs. Fees for all classes and/or workshops are due prior to the start of each term or at the
latest the first week of term for ongoing classes, thank you.
Effective January 2019, there will be a 10% surcharge on all class fees
that are not paid on time.
How can you help us?
If you are not already a member of the Centre, please join.
Membership is only $10 per year or $8 for Pensioners (please show your pension card to access). Annual
membership is based on a calendar year (January through to December).
Special for Term 4 only
50% discount on membership till the end of the year only $5
A WAY EVERYONE CAN HELP WHEN YOU SHOP AT THE IGA
SUPERMARKET
Community Benefit (CB) Card
When shopping at Ritchies and by using a community benefit card linked to Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre,
Ritchies will donate money back to the Centre. These cards can be used at ANY Ritchies IGA store, supermarket
or liquor throughout Vic, NSW and Qld by any of our supporters and their families.
If you would like to support the Centre and you don’t already have a CB card please collect one at the registers
next time you shop at ANY Ritchies store to use every time you shop or swop around your cards to share the
benefits.. All you do is nominate Yarra Glen Living and Learning Centre, it’s that easy! We also have cards
available to collect at the Centre. Thank you in advance for your support.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP?
Donations
Through the Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association (ANHCA) the Centre now has Deductible
Gift Recipients (DGR) status. This means that all donations of $20 and more are tax deductible. Donations would
have to be processed through the ANHCA Public Fund. Donors must contribute unconditionally to the ANHCA
Public Fund to claim a tax deduction. However, a donor may indicate an organisation or project as the preferred
beneficiary for their gift. Please see Debra for appropriate forms to be completed.
Sponsorship
Do you know of a business that would be keen to support the Centre with ongoing sponsorship? Even a one off
sponsorship payment would be warmly accepted.
Philanthropic Sponsorship
We are looking for opportunities to receive philanthropic donations or grants from companies and /or foundations
with a similar vision to that of the Centre, namely, to provide our community with a greater sense of wellbeing
and belonging. Have some ideas? Then chat to Debra.
THANK YOU
A huge thank you to:
Holman Industries for donating 2 x vertical gardens and a greenhouse
for our garden, we hope to install these during our garden working bee
on 5 October. Please join us and help if you can spare some time.
Grow Better Garden Products and Garden City Plastics for donating
materials for our Potted Plant workshop scheduled for Friday 25 October
refer inside under garden section for more details about the workshop.
Ashley Sparrow for his wonderful Afternoon Musical Soiree and $50
donation. Ashley was looking for an audience to practice with to prepare
himself for playing piano at his close friends 50
th
wedding anniversary.
Thank you Ashley, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Our donator who would like to remain anonymous, donated funds to
allow us to purchase our mini bike cycles for our exercise classes.
Some of our happy members on the Yarra Glen River Circuit outdoor fitness
equipment during a free session of come and try reaping the benefits of the
Yarra Glen Maternal Health Centre sale.
They all had a ball, noting how great it is to have the equipment available to
use so close to home.
YARRA GLEN MATERNAL HEALTH CENTRE
Do you know the history behind the new Yarra Glen River Circuit Project? It is a truly wonderful
inspiring story of community spirit and hard work. The Yarra Glen River Circuit Project has been funded
through the sale of the old Yarra Glen Maternal Health Centre and it is a story that all community
should hear. Long term residents would remember the small little building at 41 Bell Street and the
importance it played in our community, newer residents may walk pass the building and wonder what
place it played in our community from years gone by. So with the Yarra Glen River Circuit Project
almost complete, I thought it timely to highlight this project was only feasible due to several years of
fundraising and campaigning by a group of local women who had experienced a lack of health and
medical services for their families. The Baby Health Centre (as it was known then) was officially opened
on 25 November 1954. Few families owned a car (yes A car) and some residents were even still using
horse drawn vehicles. Most residents depended on public transport and the closest baby centre was
located at Lilydale. With only one bus out and one bus back in at the end of the day, a visit to the
Health Centre at Lilydale would take a whole day.
The women who formed a Committee to establish a Baby Health Centre in Yarra Glen were typical of
country women of their time hard working, capable, generous and ready to help neighbours and their
community. They were members of the church ladies’ guilds, the Primary School mothers’ club, the
CWA, the Show Society and the support groups of the sporting clubs. Their husbands were farmers,
labourers and small business owners and their families ranged in size from one to six children. The
Committee raised money by catering at the Yarra Glen Racing Club meetings, farm sales, weddings
and balls. Other popular fund raising activities would have been a stall in the main street and raffles.
By 1954 they had raised £3000 and by the time the building was opened they were free of debt. The
Committee continued to raise funds to equip and maintain it. Some years later it was found that the
foundations of the Centre, particularly those on the north side of the building were inadequate, and the
wall began to give way near the ceiling. Two ventilators fell leaving a gap of about 20 cms. The builder
had unfortunately sub-let the contract to one less experienced or diligent. Props were attached to
support the wall, but major repairs to the foundations were needed. The Committee approached their
local councillor, Mr Jack Lithgow (owner of the Grand Hotel). During the 1950s the shire boundaries
had been redrawn and Yarra Glen was now within the Healesville Shire. As the Committee did not have
the funds to cover the cost of the repairs, Mr Lithgow suggested that the Council be asked to take over
the responsibility for the Centre. In the late 1960s therefore the Committee reluctantly relinquished
control of the building on the condition that if ever sold, funds received would go back to the community.
In 2012 the Yarra Ranges Council moved the Maternity Health Service to the newly renovated
Memorial Hall and the original building has been closed. The building and land was sold in June 2015
for $1m. $900, 000 of which went to develop the Yarra Glen River Circuit.
We thank the Yarra Glen Historical Society for providing the information and photos. This is only a
snippet of the wonderful story behind the Yarra Glen Maternal Health Centre. Should you be interested
in hearing more about the Maternal Health Centre and/or any other piece of Yarra Glen & District
history (3775 postcode) please contact the Yarra Glen Historical Society at:
yarraglenhistorical@live.com.au
Art Workshops
FLUID ART - BEGINNERS
Tutor Bec Gilbert
Saturday 19 October
9.30am 11.30am
Come and join us in learning what could become
your new favourite hobby. Fluid art is a new and
exciting style of art. It creates bold, stylish & abstract
masterpieces. And the best thing, anybody can do it.
Join Bec to create two of your very own acrylic
canvases to take home. Learn recipes, tips & tricks
with an experienced tutor through demonstrations
and easy step by step tuition. No art experience
necessary. All materials supplied. BYO apron to
protect clothing. No refund available for this class
due to material costs.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $55 members, $60 non-members
No. of sessions: 1 Class Codes: FAB
FLUID ART INTERMEDIATE
Tutor Bec Gilbert
Saturday 23 November
9.30am 11.30am
Intermediate Fluid Art is a workshop for anyone
feeling confident in the basics of acrylic pouring.
Apart from having a world of fun in an environment
of like- minded people, in our second class, we will
delve deeper into potential alternatives to canvas.
Learn and practice new techniques, discuss
varnishing and sealant options for food safe items.
And bring all our knowledge together to create some
out of this world art to impress your friends with. Our
basic fluid art is a recommended prerequisite but not
essential. All Materials supplied. BYO apron to
protect clothing. No refund available for this class
due to material costs.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $75 members, $80 non-members
No. of sessions: 1 Class Codes: FAI
Art Workshops
SILK PAINTING
With Caz Rogers
Tuesday 12 November
9.30am 12.30pm
A touch of luxury can be yours featuring your own
design on a 90 x 90cm hemmed silk scarf. You will
learn how to draw simple designs with Gutta nib,
then fill with gorgeous sumptuous coloured silk
dyes. Silk scarf and other materials supplied. An
apron is recommended for this class.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $35 members, $39 non-members + $30
materials fee
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: SP
Book Club
YGDLLC BOOK CLUB
With Julie Riddell
Monday 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
10.00am 11.00am
Have a cuppa & talk about any book you have read
recently and meet other avid book readers.
This term we've enjoyed, The Other Hand about the
social issues of refugees, A Thousand Paper Birds
about the healing properties of gardens, Les Murray
poetry and Keeping Faith which is a great example
of Jodi Picoult's research she puts into all her
writing.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $2 /session + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 3 Class Code: BC
Looking for a special
gift idea?
Gift Certificates
available
Carers Community Hub
SELF-CARE FOR CARERS
With iDareU Carers Community Hub
Sunday 20 October
1.30pm 3.30pm
Feeling emotional, stressed, tired and overwhelmed
with life! We invite you to join us to recharge and
connect with others that understand what you are
going through. Take some important time out from
your caring role to relax and hear from Sue Dymond,
Founder of iDareU, renowned author - Waising Miss
Chloe and mum of an adult daughter who has Down
syndrome. Share her journey and tips on self-care.
This is a new initiative and regularity of catch ups
will be determined by the group. iDareU will provide
the resources, refreshments and the people to
create this Hub. All we need is YOU and your ideas,
so let’s make it happen for YOU!
Please register you interest with the Centre to
attend this session. For more information you can
email: info@idareul.org.au
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Gold coin donation to the Centre
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: SCC
Computer Workshops
IPAD, IPHONE AND/OR COMPUTER
With Bob Cummings
Monday 18 November
6.00pm 8.00pm
IPAD, IPHONE
Not sure how to operate your iPad or iPhone or got
a niggling problem and no one to ask? Then join this
workshop and get Bob to show you. Bob will run
through some basics to operate your device and you
will have an opportunity to ask questions as well. It
doesn’t matter whether you a complete novice or
just want to know that little bit more, this is the class
for you! Please bring your own iPad and/or iPhone,
ensure you have your password with you. Not
suitable for Samsung or Android users.
WINDOWS 10
In this session Bob will also help users who have
just started using Windows 10 OS on laptop
computers and will also help others who may be
new to the PC (Personal Computer). Bob will
demonstrate how to use Windows 10 from how to
sign-in to how to shut down your PC. Windows 10 is
undoubtedly a bit different than the earlier versions
of Windows, especially for the absolute beginners. In
this session Bob will share some basic tips for using
Windows 10 to your best advantage. You will need
to bring your own laptop with Windows 10 installed
and you must have an up to date virus scanner.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $10 members, $15 non members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: IIC
Cooking Workshops
CAMEMBERT & MOZZARELLA
CHEESEMAKING
With Narelle Lucas
Saturday 16 November
10.00am 1.00pm
Expand your cheese making skills by learning how
to make your own advanced cheeses. Camembert
and Mozzarella are easy to make in your own home.
It only takes a little knowledge to become a master
and the superior handmade flavour will impress
anyone. You will take two cheeses home as well as
recipes and your own cheese mould so you can
make many more in the future. Age your Camembert
in your own environment and create a cheese that is
as unique as yourself and make pizza for dinner with
your own Mozzarella! A light lunch of delicious
pizzas and baked Camembert will be provided. You
will need to bring two containers to take your
cheeses home in and an apron to wear during class.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $120 members, $130 non members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: C
Cooking Workshops
LADIES DAY IN THE KITCHEN
With Jill Bowen Hess
Thursday 14 November
9.30am 12.00pm
With the festive season on our doorstep, Jill will
demonstrate how to cook simple, adaptable recipes
full of seasonal ingredients to please family and
friends.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $30 members, $32 non members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: CJ
MEN IN THE KITCHEN
With Jill Bowen Hess
Monday 11 November
6.30pm 9.00pm
Entertaining over the festive season? Then you
need Jill’s help. In this session Jill will demonstrate
how to cook simple, adaptable recipes full of
seasonal ingredients to please family and friends.
So come along and enjoy the company of great
mates and great food!
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $30 members, $32 non members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: MK
Cooking Workshops
PUDDINGS, PUDDINGS, PUDDINGS
With Jill Bowen Hess
Tuesday 19 November
9.30am 12.00pm
Homemade gift for Christmas, why not! Come along
to Jill’s puddings class and learn how to whip up a
beauty or two. Will it be a plum pudding? Maybe a
sticky date or a berry pudding and they could even
have a hint of chocolate included, oh they all sound
so delicious! You will cook two different puddings to
take home with you. All ingredients and materials
included.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $35 members, $38 non members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: CJP
Craft Workshops
LEARN TO CROCHET
With Helen Quirk
Mondays 14, 28 October, 11, 25 November, 9
December
9.30am 12 noon
In these classes you will learn the main basic
crochet stitches from simple chain, double crochet,
treble crochet, double treble and more. You will
learn to understand patterns for simple granny style
blocks that can be joined together to make a
blanket. Future classes will include fancy stitches
such as shell stitch, clusters and picot edge.
Requirements for classes are: yarn and crochet
hook (8 ply yarn and 4mm or 5mm hook) for sample
stitches, scissors, note book and pen.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $100 (or weekly $20) + annual
membership $10
No. of Workshops: 5 Class Code: LC
Craft Workshops
OVERLOCKING AND SEWING
CLASSES
With Denise Naffa
Mondays 7 October 16 December
12.30pm 3.00pm
We are now combining our Sewing and Overlocking
classes so that you can attend on a weekly basis.
This will give you the opportunity to learn various
skills using both machines. If you would prefer to
attend fortnightly, this is still okay. Denise will teach
you the techniques that are required for the projects
you wish to make from start to finish. Bring along
your unfinished projects, or start new ones, whether
it be clothing or patchwork and/or quilting. Denise
has been sewing since a young child, has taught
Dressmaking & other classes for the past 12 years &
is an accomplished Seamstress who loves to share
her skills. Temporary use of a sewing machine or
overlocker is available for those wanting to trial
overlocking/sewing/quilting first before investing in
one. So come along and have some fun!
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $220 (or weekly $20) + annual
membership $10
No. of Workshops: 11 Class Code: OS
STICKS AND HOOKS
SOCIAL CRAFT GROUP
Last Tuesday of each month (excluding December)
Tuesdays 29 October, 26 November, 17 December
10.00am 12.30pm
Our knitting and crocheting social group is the ideal
group for all people to learn and share their knitting
and/or crocheting skills. Whether you’re a novice or
experienced in this traditional craft that is now
popular again, you are welcome. Pick up some
sticks and/or hooks, come along and get creative
with yarn.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Gold coin + annual membership $10
No. of Workshops: 3 Class Code: SH
Garden
GARDEN UPDATE FROM OUR
GARDEN GROUP CO-ORDINATOR
Carolyn (Caz) Rogers
Have you been to our garden recently? New shoots
are popping up everywhere, some promising fruits
and others sweet nectar filled flowers, already being
visited by local bees. The carrot garden has a good
crop coming on and will need to be further thinned
out to give the remainders room to spread their
shoulders and dig deep into the soil. A wonderful
gentleman named Harald donated a whole tray of
lettuces that have been planted in-between keeping
the carrots company! Over by the back fence is a
bounding bed of Sweet Peas eagerly climbing the
wire ready to burst into bloom. A further attraction for
the local bees! These beautiful happy flowers that
will appear on long stalks off the main plant are an
age-old favourite of mine and will provide seed for
next year’s crop of delights. Silver Beet, Asparagus,
Kale, Parsley Chives Broccoli, and Sugar Snap
Peas are all coming along in varying stages and are
mostly fighting off the dreaded caterpillars on their
own!! Second hand fencing that has been donated
will provide a firm support for two vertical gardens
where herbs and other companion plants will form a
restful place for the eye and an easy pick destination
for choosing snippets of herbs for our cooking
classes. Close by, we will be installing a small
wetland area and frog pond with two layers of
waterfalls. The deeper pond will have a layer of REO
over the top for safety for little visitors and for
supporting wetland plants as they take hold in their
new environment. So If you haven't been to the
garden lately, do come and visit, wander a while, sit
and take in the quiet growth of this community
garden on the benches provided and acknowledge
the love that the garden volunteers continue to bless
it with when they come to do their bit. You are most
welcome to join us and grow with us...Come on, give
it a go! Cheerio, Caz Come and grow with us
GREEN FINGERS GARDEN GROUP
Fridays 25 October, 22 November, 20 December
Saturdays 5 October (SPECIAL WORKING BEE
DAY, 8.00AM 11.00AM), 12 October, 9
November, 7 December
9.00am 11.30am
Are you a keen gardener or just enjoy pottering
around in the garden and chatting with other like-
minded people? Then we would love you to join our
Garden Group, all abilities and/or garden knowledge
welcome. We welcome new members to come
along, no problem if you can’t come to every meet
up, just come along when you can. BYO gardening
gloves & hat. Please register your interest.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Gold coin donation for coffee/tea
No. of sessions: 5 Class Codes: GFGG
Garden
POTTED PLANT CARE
With Kathleen Tants
Friday 25 October
11.00am 12.30pm
Now that spring has sprung, come along and join
Kathleen from KGC and learn how to tackle those
garden jobs you've been putting off over winter.
Join our workshop and learn propagation and potting
up techniques and information on caring for your
potted plants. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and
gardening gloves. Kathleen is a qualified
Horticulturist and also qualified in Conservation and
Lands Management with 13 years of experience.
All materials supplied kindly donated by Grow Better
Garden Products and Garden City Plastics.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $20 members, $25 non-members and
$10 garden group members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: PUP
A FEW WORDS FROM WILMA, OUR
FRIENDLY HEAD WORM
Hi everyone,
My name is Wilma and I am the Head Worm in our
Worm Farm. In our term 3 program, you may recall
reading some information I shared with you about
the food we love to munch on in our worm farm
home. A reminder too that by feeding us, you are
reducing household waste going to landfill, now
that’s a good thing!
Now that spring is kind of here (well we are having
some spectacular sunny days here and there), I’d
like to share some tips on jobs you need to give your
garden to help shake it up after a sleepy winter
ready for the spring and summer months ahead.
1. Clean up a great time to get rid of all those
pesky weeds while the soil is still soft making
sure you remove the roots so they don’t grow
back. Don’t forget to remove all the leaf and
branch debris too. This is also important for
preparing our homes for the fire season
ahead.
Garden
WILMA CONTINUES
2. Sharpen your gardening tools this is a
good idea if required in readiness for your
plant maintenance and soil care.
3. Reinvigorate your soil you need to
jumpstart the soil in your garden as it has
more than likely dried up and become hard
over winter. Adding some organic material
such as compost or manure would be great.
Adding some fertiliser might be needed too
which will help the health of your soil and
keep your plants strong. If you have a worm
farm at home similar to our home, then don’t
forget our worm poo makes nutrient rich
fertiliser that helps to keep the soil healthy
and strong to fight off the naughty critters in
the garden that eat the crops.
4. Add mulch - In addition to fertilisers and
organic materials, you should think about
adding mulch to your flower beds & garden.
One to three inches of mulch helps to
prevent weeds & diseases. It also keeps the
moisture in the garden and maintains the
temperature. The rule of thumb is to keep the
mulch a few inches from the plant stems to
prevent roots from rotting.
5. Plant new plants, shrubs and veggies
once the garden is in shape, it’s time to turn
your attention to new plants.
So as you can see there is plenty to keep you very
busy in the garden during spring. As for us worms,
we will keep munching on your fabulous household
food scraps. Thank you to everyone who has been
bringing in food for us, we are very appreciative.
Remember:
We are happy to munch on most food scraps but
please no citrus, onions, garlic or meat. You can
access our home during centre office hours,
Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays 9.00am 1.00pm.
We look forward to tasting your yummy treats soon.
Garden
PLANTING IN SPRING
Months marked in green are suitable for planting any
of the following vegetables
Species
September
October
November
Amaranth
Artichoke
(globe)
Asparagus
Basil
Beans
Beetroot
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Capsicum
Carrot
Celeriac
Celery
Chicory
Chilli
Chives
Coriander
Cucumber
Dill
Eggplant
Endive
Fennel
Garlic
Jerusalem
Artichoke
Kale
Kohl Rabi
Leek
Lettuce
Mint
Mustard
Greens
Okra
Oregano
Pak Choy
Parsely
Parsnip
Pea
Potato
Pumpkin
Radish
Rhubarb
(crowns)
Rocket
Rockmelon
Salsify
Shallot
Siverbeet
Snow Peas
Spinach
Spring Onion
Squash
Sunflower
Swede
Sweet Corn
Tomato
Turnip
Watermelon
Wombok
Zucchini
https://www.yummygardensmelbourne.com/spring-
vegetable-garden.html
Garden
BAY LEAVES
If you would like some fresh bay leaves to dry,
please let Debra know as one of our lovely members
Julie Bailey has a full tree and is happy to share.
Looking after the
Environment
REUSUABLE BEESWAX WRAPS
With Debra Traill
Monday 18 November
10.30am 12 noon
Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to using
single-use cling wrap. Simple to make and easy to
use, beeswax wraps can last for over 12 months and
then all you have to do is reapply some beeswax to
make them fresh again. Cost effective, perfect for a
kitchen mate and/or great gift ideas. We will make a
couple of various size wraps during the session to
ensure you have the confidence to make more at
home and will be using organic beeswax from
Christos the Beekeeper and his Yarra Valley Bees.
BYO apron and iron. Materials included in fee.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $30 members, $34 non-members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: RBW
SOAPMAKING WITH BEESWAX AND
HONEY
With Sandra Bray
Monday 21 October
10.30am 12 noon
Learn how to make your own cold process soap with
the added benefit of locally sourced bees wax and
honeycomb. Honey is well known for it's health and
antibacterial properties and bees wax is also a
beneficial skincare product. Both can be combined
in soap with Yarra Valley olive oil to soften and
nourish the skin. Take home your own soap from the
class to cure and enjoy.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $30 members, $34 non-members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: SMB
Looking after the
Environment
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
REUSABLE MAKE UP REMOVAL
WIPES
Shared by Karen Fothergill
Karen found this idea on Pinterest and has shared
so you too might like to make up some and use
instead of using others once and throwing away.
Great idea Karen, thanks for sharing.
These reusable makeup removal wipes are quick
and easy to make and can be made in less than half
an hour. It is recommended to use cotton yarn to
make these crochet wipes as it’s better for the skin,
the environment and easier to clean.
Pattern
Materials:
o Cotton yarn.
o Crochet Hook US H8/5 mm.
o Yarn or tapestry needle
o Scissors
Crochet Pattern Directions:
Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc
= double crochet (U.S.)
1. Ch 5 and then join together into a ring with a sl
st. Or use the magic ring method if you prefer.
2. Make 8 sc into the ring. Join with sl st.
1. Round 1: Ch 1 and then 2 sc into the same
stitch. Now do 2 sc in each stitch around and
then sl st to join.
2. Round 2: Ch 1 and then 1 sc in same st. [2 sc in
the next stitch then 1 sc in the next], repeat in
each remaining stitches around.
3. Round 3: Ch 1 and then 1 dc in same st. [2 dc in
the next stitch then 1 dc in the next TWO
stitches], repeat this in each remaining stitches
around.
4. Fasten off and weave the ends into the scrubbie
using your yarn/tapestry needle.
https://dabblesandbabbles.com/reusable-crochet-
face-scrubbies/
Have you made and/or use something
that helps our environment that you
would like to share with others. Please
send details through to our email
address ygdllc@bigpond.com
Images are great to have as well.
Looking after the
Environment
PRODUCT AVAILABLE
WHO GIVES A CRAP TOILET PAPER
This company appears to be doing a lot of good for
our environment and at the same time, improving
sanitation issues in developing countries.
Three guys started Who Gives A Crap when they
learnt that 2.3 billion people across the world don't
have access to a toilet. That's roughly 40% of the
global population and means that around 289,000
children under five die every year from diarrhoeal
diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.
That's almost 800 children per day, or one child
every two minutes. Delivering their first product in
March 2013, they have been thrilled to keep growing
ever since. Not just because their toilet paper is
gracing bathrooms across the country but also
because they donate 50% of their profits to help
build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing
world. Determined to prove that toilet paper is
about more than just wiping bums. They make all of
their products with environmentally friendly
materials.
https://au.whogivesacrap.org
They also have available tissues and paper towels.
All products are wrapped in paper and packaged in
cardboard boxes so NO PLASTIC, yay! They use
100% recycled or bamboo paper. If you would like to
try a roll of bamboo toilet paper before purchasing a
whole carton, we have some available to purchase
for $1 a roll. It’s worth jumping on their website to
read in more detail about this company.
OUR SPRING MARKET DAY
On Saturday 30 November we will be holding our
next Spring Market Day. We will have a variety of
stalls and activities for the kids ready to welcome
you. A great opportunity to get your Christmas
shopping started. We will also have some goodies
from our garden that you can purchase. All funds
raised from our garden stall will go back into the
garden. So please come along and support local
community members and small businesses.
Health and Wellbeing Classes
CARDIO TENNIS AND WALKING
GROUP FOR MEN
With Jarron Morris (Tennis Coach)
Wednesdays 9 October 18 December
10.00am 11.30am NEW CLASS
A fun, social, low - high energy fitness class that
combines the features of sport with cardiovascular
exercise & a range of tennis drills. Catering for all
fitness levels & ages & you do not require any prior
tennis experience all activities modified to either
increase or reduce the intensity and/or the skill level
required. A 30 minute walking session will follow the
cardio workout. Participants can choose to
participate in both the cardio session and/or walk. As
this is a new class, we are keen to receive feedback
on what works best for you. A social coffee/tea after
the walk will also be available either at the Centre or
at a local Café, group to decide. No fee for the walk.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $55 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 11 Class Code: CTW
PLEASE NOTE This is a subsidised class from funds
received from Australian Government through Sport
Australia’s ‘Move it AUS Better Ageing’ initiative. We
are appreciative of their support.
ENHANCE FLEXIBILTY AND
STRENGTH
With Michelle Redman
Mondays 7 October 9 December (excludes 28/10)
10.45am 11.45am NEW CLASS
Enhance, support and sustain your postural balance.
Be strong, increase flexibility and agility, decrease
pain. All movement whether mundane or athletic
involves the myofascial meridians. Using the latest
information, come and learn simple exercises to
improve fascia movement. Using the fascia
meridians as a guide become body aware, stay
flexible and strong. Be more mobile, improve
reflexes and balance. These sessions will be about
weight training, simple flowing stretches; standing,
kneeling and on the floor. Mats and weights
available.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $117 + annual membership $10
No. sessions: 9 Class Codes: EFS
Healthy Body,
Healthy Mind
More and more research is finding
exercising helps to beat off diseases.
The earlier you start the better. Help
beat off diseases and get exercising
Health and Wellbeing Classes
HEALTHY START CLASSES
With Vicky Kamakaris
Fridays 11 October 13 December
10.15am 11.15am
Start or continue your healthy regime with an
invigorating cardio workout. These classes will keep
your heart, lungs and circulatory system healthy.
Have fun with other like-minded people to some
great music and get your heart rate pumping and
you moving. Also incorporates light weights to
strengthen and tone your body, finishing with
balance a great stretch.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $130 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 10 Class Codes: HS
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS
With Mandie Glennon
Mondays 7 October 16 December
9.30am 10.30am
Learn how to stay focussed, present and calm in a
world that's full of distraction. Meditation has been
proven to help alleviate anxiety, enhance creatively
and increase productivity. Join Mandie to learn how
to pause, stay focussed, and pay attention to the
things that matter most and, improve your state of
physical, emotional and mental well-being. All ages
and levels of meditation experience are welcome.
Mandie has been a student and practitioner of
meditation for nearly 20 years and as a Meditation
teacher, offers a modern approach to Meditation and
Mindfulness. Pillows available, bring your own
blanket if required.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $132 + annual membership $10
No. sessions: 11 Class Codes: MM
Please note minimum
enrolment numbers apply to
all classes and workshops
and will vary across classes
and workshops.
The Centre reserves the right
to cancel a class or workshop
should the minimum
enrolment numbers not be
met. In the event a class or
workshop is cancelled, a full
refund will be issued.
Health and Wellbeing Classes
MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIRTH
With Sandy Clinton
Mondays 7 October 9 December
1.00pm 2.00pm NEW CLASS
The key to lifelong optimal function is supported by
regular exercise, brain stimulation and having fun!
Do all 3 at once when you join us to enjoy gentle
exercise, music and laughter. Your Doctor is
probably telling you how important it is to exercise,
keep your brain stimulated and maintain a social
network. This can be challenging if you have a
chronic illness or condition that slows you down. We
will do seated movement to upbeat music and play
brain games. Suitable for all body types and
capacities. Research confirms this is an effective
way to improve your physical and cognitive health,
and lift your spirits. You will learn simple tips and
tricks to support your ongoing health and well-being.
Free try-out session available.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $50 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 10 Class Code: MMM
PLEASE NOTE This is a subsidised class from funds
received from Australian Government through Sport
Australia’s ‘Move it AUS Better Ageing’ initiative. We
are appreciative of their support.
PILATES
With Michelle Redman
Fridays 11 October 13 December (excludes 25/10)
9.30am 10.30am (sorry this class is full)
Would you like to build core stability, abdominal and
back strength? Increase flexibility, muscle power
and help prevent osteoporosis? Michelle’s weight
training and Pilates exercise classes will do the trick.
Mats available, BYO weights.
Location: McCoombe Room, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $117 + annual membership $10
No. sessions: 9 Class Codes: PF
Health and Wellbeing Classes
PILATES
With Vicky Kamakaris
Tuesdays 8 October 10 December (excludes 5/11
refer to holiday class section)
9.30am 10.30am
AND
10.45am 11.45am
Thursdays 10 October 12 December
9.00am 10.00am
Fridays 11 October 13 December
9.00am 10.00am
In these classes Vicky will ensure that you receive
personalised attention essential for rectifying
& strengthening the body & achieving sustainable
results. Experience a great workout, strengthen your
core, and improve flexibility, balance & posture.
Alleviate back, neck, hip, shoulder & knee pain. Your
program will be designed individually & Vicky will
look at how you feel on the day and your need from
each lesson. Mats available, BYO weights to
McCoombe Room
Location: Tuesdays YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Thursdays McCoombe Room, Yarra Glen
Fridays YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Tues $117 + annual membership $10
Thurs $130 + annual membership $10
Fri $130 + annual membership $10
No.sessions:9,9,10 &10 Class Codes: PT9, PT10,
PTH, PFV
SEATED EXERCISE TO MUSIC
With Sandy Clinton
Fridays 11 October 13 December
10.15am 11.15am
A simple, fun and playful seated exercise that
promotes brain health and physical fitness. Uplifting
and rejuvenating. Suitable for men and woman of all
ages and abilities. Come along and enjoy music,
movement and laughter!
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $50 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 10 Class Code: SFF
PLEASE NOTE This is a subsidised class from funds
received from Australian Government through Sport
Australia’s ‘Move it AUS Better Ageing’ initiative. We
are appreciative of their support.
Health and Wellbeing Classes
STRETCH, STRENGTH & BALANCE
With Vicky Kamakaris
Wednesdays 9 October 11 December
9.30am 10.30am
Thursdays 10 October 12 December
10.15am 11.15am
These exercise classes suit women and men with a
wide range of fitness levels. Vicky ensures that
getting fit, strong and healthy is an enjoyable
activity. Increase your vitality through stretching and
strengthening for total wellbeing. Mats available.
Location: Wednesdays YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Thursdays YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Wed $130 + annual membership $10
Thurs $130 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 10 & 10 Class Code: SSW, SST
Please note: Should class numbers not meet minimum
requirements to ensure Tutor fee is covered, an additional
class fee may be negotiated with enrolled participants.
YIN YOGA
With Natalie Carusi
Tuesdays 8 October 17 December (excludes 5/11)
7.00pm 8.00pm
The ultimate mind-body practice. Suitable for all
levels. This deeply nourishing class will release
tension, improve range of movement, and cultivate
stillness & relax the mind. Each week there will be a
different theme and/or anatomical focus, as we
explore a series of floor-based postures to target on
the ‘yin’ connective tissues of the body - fascia
joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the subtle
energy systems of the body (Qi/prana). Mary blends
traditional eastern healing practices with western
therapeutic techniques to gently and effectively
restore physical, mental and emotional balance.
Location: McCoombe Room, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Tues $120 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 10 Class Code: YYT
Not sure about a weekly
class! Then pay for a
session and give the class
a trial before committing
to a full term. Must book
through the Centre.
Term Break
Health & Wellbeing Classes
ENHANCE FLEXIBILTY AND
STRENGTH
With Michelle Redman
Mondays 13 & 20 January
10.45am 11.45am
Enhance, support and sustain your postural balance.
Be strong, increase flexibility and agility, decrease
pain. All movement whether mundane or athletic
involves the myofascial meridians. Using the latest
information, come and learn simple exercises to
improve fascia movement. Using the fascia
meridians as a guide become body aware, stay
flexible and strong. Be more mobile, improve
reflexes and balance. These sessions will be about
weight training, simple flowing stretches; standing,
kneeling and on the floor. Mats and weights
available.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $26 + annual membership $10
No. sessions: 2 Class Codes: EFSJAN
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS
With Mandie Glennon
Mondays 6, 13 & 20 January
9.30am 10.30am
Learn how to stay focussed, present and calm in a
world that's full of distraction. Meditation has been
proven to help alleviate anxiety, enhance creatively
and increase productivity. Join Mandie to learn how
to pause, stay focussed, and pay attention to the
things that matter most and, improve your state of
physical, emotional and mental well-being. All ages
and levels of meditation experience are welcome.
Mandie has been a student and practitioner of
meditation for nearly 20 years and as a Meditation
teacher, offers a modern approach to Meditation and
Mindfulness. Pillows available, bring your own
blanket if required.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $36 + annual membership $10
No. sessions: 3 Class Codes: MMJAN
PILATES
With Michelle Redman
Fridays 10, 17, 24 January
9.30am 10.30am
Would you like to build core stability, abdominal and
back strength? Increase flexibility, muscle power
and help prevent osteoporosis? Michelle’s weight
training and Pilates exercise classes will do the trick.
Mats available, BYO weights.
Location: McCoombe Room, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $39 + annual membership $10
No. sessions: 3 Class Codes: PFJAN
Term Break
Health & Wellbeing Classes
PILATES
With Vicky Kamakaris
Tuesdays 7, 14 & 21 January
9.30am 10.30am
AND
Fridays 10, 17 & 24 January
9.30am 10.30am
In these classes Vicky will ensure that you receive
personalised attention essential for rectifying
& strengthening the body & achieving sustainable
results. Experience a great workout, strengthen your
core, and improve flexibility, balance & posture.
Alleviate back, neck, hip, shoulder & knee pain. Your
program will be designed individually & Vicky will
look at how you feel on the day and your need from
each lesson. Mats and weights available.
Location: Tuesdays YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Fridays YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Tues $39 + annual membership $10
Fri $39 + annual membership $10
No.sessions:3 & 3Class Codes: PT9JAN, PFVJAN
STRETCH, STRENGTH & BALANCE
With Vicky Kamakaris
Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 January
9.30am 10.30am
These exercise classes’ suit women and men with a
wide range of fitness levels. Vicky ensures that
getting fit, strong and healthy is an enjoyable
activity. Increase your vitality through stretching and
strengthening for total wellbeing. Mats available.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $39 + annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 3 Class Code: SSWJAN
Information Sessions
GLOBAL REALITY PROJECT
With Yarra Glenergy
20 or 21 November - TBA
Time TBA
Yarra Glenergy will offer community the opportunity
to participate in a global event, organised by the
Climate Reality Project - "24 Hours of Reality".
The Climate Reality Project, originally set up by Al
Gore, are providing specially trained speakers to
present at local community events. The Yarra Glen
event will be held on either 20 or 21 November
2019.
This will be a good opportunity to hear more about
the major issues of our time and to hear about what
local communities can do for their own benefit and
that of the world.
Languages
FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS
With Sylvie Polge
Thursdays 17 October 19 December
7.15pm 8.15pm
Bienvenue to your new venture!
Have you always dreamt of speaking French? Well
here is your opportunity. These French classes are
for complete beginners. Enrol now to learn how to
speak the most romantic language in the world!
Sylvie was born in France and now resides in Yarra
Glen and has been teaching French for 21 years.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $130 + annual membership $10
No. of Workshops: 10 Class Code: FBE
FRENCH FOR SEMI BEGINNERS TO
ADVANCED
With Sylvie Polge
Thursdays 17 October 19 December
6.00pm 7.00pm
Bonjour!
Do you want to take your spoken French to the next
level? Learn how to adapt your French to different
scenarios and more about French culture. Sylvie is
passionate about sharing her love of France and the
French language and has been delivering French
lessons here in Australia for 21 years. Classes are
suited to those who can already speak French and is
a mix of semi beginners to advanced level. At the
end of this terms classes you will be speaking
French with more confidence and style.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $130 + annual membership $10
No. of Workshops: 10 Class Code: FBA
Please note minimum
enrolment numbers apply to
all classes and workshops
and will vary across classes
and workshops.
The Centre reserves the right
to cancel a class or workshop
should the minimum
enrolment numbers not be
met. In the event a class or
workshop is cancelled, a full
refund will be issued.
Music
GUITAR, SAX & FLUTE CLASSES
With Allan Gibson
Thursdays 10 October 19 December
AND
Fridays 11 October 20 December
Half hour individual class delivered 1.00pm
3.00pm(Thursdays) and 4.00pm - 7.30pm (Fridays)
Learn to master the guitar, saxophone or flute.
Learning to play an instrument can be a challenge
but with Allan’s support and guidance you will soon
be mastering it! Allan Gibson is an experienced
guitar, saxophone and flute musician with 20 years
teaching experience. Classes are available for
children and/or adults with guitar, saxophone or flute
skills ranging from beginners to intermediate level.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Individual 30 minute lesson: $35 per lesson +
annual membership $10
No. of sessions: 11 Class Code: G
For more information or for advice on instrument hire
and purchase please call the Centre 9730 2887.
INFORMAL MUSICIAN GIG GROUP
Dates TBA Please contact the office if you are
interested
7.00pm 9.00pm
Do you have an interest and passion for music? Do
you play a music instrument at home alone but
would prefer to be playing with people with the same
interest? Then this gig is for you!
Please contact the office if you are interested in
joining this group as dates are not set in concrete.
For amateurs & wanna bees, everyone welcome.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Gold coin donation + annual
membership $10
Music is good
for the soul
♪♪♪
Personal Skills Development
FIRST AID
With KMR Safety First (RTO 22485)
Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) accredited
Tuesday 15 October
9.00am 4.00pm
A nationally accredited course designed to provide
knowledge & skills to the first aider in order to apply
& perform emergency resuscitation & first aid
procedures within the first few minutes after a life
threatening incident. The first aider will be able to
coordinate an emergency situation as well as
perform first aid for common injuries & illnesses. You
are required to complete the pre-course assessment
on-line prior to commencement of this workshop.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $155
CPR (HLTAID001) accredited
Please note if you just need to update your CPR,
this will be covered in the afternoon session.
A nationally recognised unit of competency designed
to provide knowledge and skills to perform the
essential life saving techniques of Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR)
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: $60
Bookings for all first aid workshops direct on the
Safety First website:
www.safetyfirst.com.au/hltaid003-provide-first-aid/
Important: Unique Student Identifier (USI)
It is a requirement that all students studying
Nationally Recognised Training in Australia from 1st
January 2015, must have a USI to receive their
statement of attainment or qualification. If you don’t
already hold a USI you can find more information
and work through the quick application process at
www.usi.gov.au
Other important information when enrolling:
Please have your details ready to complete your
enrolment in a timely manner from start to finish.
Leaving your enrolment in the middle of the process
will result in a time out.
Be sure to check your email address is accurate, or
you will not receive a confirmation of registration
email.
CPR is included in the Provide First Aid course; you
are not required to complete an enrolment for CPR if
you are completing First Aid
Once registered, participants will receive an email
confirmation with pre-assessment questions
attached.
Completed questions need to be brought to the
session for correction.
Please note, you do not need to complete the final
online assessment, only complete the pdf questions
attached to your confirmation email.
Please contact us on 9718 1733. Staff at KMR are
more than happy to talk you through the online
enrolment if there is anything you are unsure about.
Social Events and Gatherings
CHRISTMAS MORNING TEA
Friday 13 December
11.30am 1.00pm
Join friends for some pre-Christmas cheer over a
cuppa and cake! We have had another big year and
have lots of exciting new things planned for next
year. Please bring a plate of food to share if you
can. Would love to catch up, hope to see you there.
‘NOT BOARD’
SOCIAL BOARD GAME/CARDS
GROUP
Monday 28 October, 25 November
10.00am 12.00 noon
Do you love board games and/or playing cards?
Then come along and join other board game lovers
in this informal morning of games. Wonderful for the
brain and socialising. Scrabble, cribbage, chess
cluedo, cards and more. Coffee, tea and bickies
provided.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Fee: Gold coin + annual membership $10
No. of Workshops: 2 Class Code: NB
Social Events and Gatherings
OM:NI
OLDER MEN: NEW IDEAS GROUP
Monday 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
9.30am 12.00 noon
A program of COTAVIC, the Council on the Ageing
Victoria, OM:NI groups are a meeting point for men
as they approach retirement age and in the years to
follow. At OM:NI you can meet, talk and laugh with
other men your age. You will share about things of
importance to you; discuss a topic of theme set by
the group; entertain and encourage each other and
you may even find you have something to teach
others and something you may learn from others. A
cuppa and bickies available.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Fee: $2 per session + annual membership $10
No. of Workshops: 3 Class Code: OM
SOCIAL NIGHT OUT FOR DINNER
at Glen Cuisine
Monday 18 November
6.00pm - finish
Join us for an evening of friendship and fun. A two
course meal (entrée & main) of various dishes will
be served. Spring is here so come along and have a
great evening networking & socialising with family &
friends. Please advise dietary requirements at time
of booking. To access this special deal, please call
the Centre to make your booking on 9730 2887.
Location: Glen Cuisine
Fee: $28 members, $30 non members
No. of Workshops: 1 Class Code: SND
Social Events and Gatherings
SPRING MARKET DAY
Saturday 30 November
9.00am 1.00pm
Do you love home-made items, home grown fruit
and vegetables or maybe special pre-loved
goodies? Then don’t miss our Spring Market Day.
Local businesses also involved. Christmas Gift ideas
available for purchase, something for everyone.
Come along, join us, support locals and the Centre.
Location: Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Entry Cost: FREE
STICKS AND HOOKS
SOCIAL CRAFT GROUP
Last Tuesday of each month (excluding December)
Tuesdays 29 October, 26 November, 17 December
10.00am 12.30pm
Our new knitting and crocheting social group is the
ideal group for all people to learn and share their
knitting and/or crocheting skills. Whether you’re a
novice or experienced in this traditional craft that is
now popular again, you are welcome. Pick up some
sticks or hooks, come along & get creative with yarn.
Location: YGDLLC, Yarra Glen
Class Fee: Gold coin + annual membership $10
No. of Workshops: 2 Class Code: SH
Connecting with
others is important
for our mental
health
Remembering a Friend
Sadly we saw the passing of one of our members
and friend, Maggie Lloyd Smith who passed away
on 7 August 2019. A beautiful woman, wearing
many hats across our community, involved with
organisations such as the CFA and the RSL along
with a whole heap more. Always busy, a gentle
caring woman who will be truly missed. Thanks for
the good times Maggie, we will miss you.
Rest in peace Maggie Lloyd
Smith, rest in peace.
Community Groups
Community Walking Group
Fridays
8.15am ready to set off at 8.30am
An informal walking group meets each Friday at the
Memorial Hall car park for a local walk. The walk
takes approximately an hour. Participants are
responsible for their own health and safety
Friends and Relations of Gulf Station
(F.R.O.G.S)
F.R.O.G.S are a group of volunteers who contribute
to the conservation of Gulf Station. They provide
support by helping staff with activities such as:
Conducting house tours
Demonstrating classic skills and crafts
Education Program, guiding school groups
Assisting with special event fundraising
F.R.O.G.S welcome new volunteers. If you are
interested please call Pam on 9876 6083.
There is always more room in the pond!
Men’s Shed
Are you interested in learning more about the Yarra
Glen & District Men’s Shed? If so please contact the
Secretary on 0400 522 728 or email:
mensshed@yarraglen.com
Community Groups
Seniors Group
The YG Seniors Group was established approximately 40
years ago, meets weekly on Tuesdays 1.00pm to 3.30pm at
the YG Memorial Hall. A varied program of activities, visiting
other groups, meeting for a movie, playing bowls, luncheon
outings or even a garden tour. Lots of laughs & a great way
to socialise & connect with other community members. New
members welcome, contact Di on 0429 057 940 for more
detail.
Toy Library
Did you know we have a toy library in Yarra Glen? You can
borrow a vast array of well-made toys that have been
designed to support your child’s skill development &
imagination? Great for parties too! Located in the Memorial
Hall and open: Saturdays 9.30am - 11.00am and the 2nd
Wednesday in the month 9.30am 11.00am.
Call Therese on 0414 456 991 for more details
Vixens of the Valley Red Hat Society
Wednesdays 3
rd
of each month
This is a social group for women in the Yarra Valley.
Enquiries: Noela 59621048 Wednesdays after 5.00pm.
Yarra Glen Bowls Club
Enjoy an exciting social game of bowls, for any fitness
level. No experience needed, coaching on the day. Wear
flat sole shows or enjoy a game of barefoot bowls! Call
9730 1718 for further information and bookings.
Yarra Glen & District Historical Society
This group meets at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall from
1.00pm 4.00pm on the following dates during 2019: 14
April, 16 June, 11 August (AGM), 13 October (Tetlow Talk),
8 December. For more information visit the website:
www.yarraglenhistorical.website.com.au
Yarra Glen Tennis Club
The Yarra Glen Club is a community based club that
welcomes new players of all ages and abilities.
YGTC offer:
Competitive tennis including Junior, Senior,
Mid-Week Ladies and Night Tennis Competitions.
You can either be an individual player looking to
join a team or a group of players looking to enter
a whole team in the competition.
Social Tennis on a Sunday morning for players
of all standards perfect for people not able to
make a regular commitment.
Access to a Coaching team from Gripping
Potential who have handpicked what they believe
to be the top philosophies, techniques and skills
and applied these to their range of programs.
They offer a comprehensive & sequential
program for the beginner right through to elite
level player.
Cardio Tennis and ANZ Hot Shots (smaller
courts for younger children to run around and
start learning the game with softer balls),
programs endorsed by Tennis Australia.
If you would like to find out more information or ask about
alternative options please contact us on
yarraglentc@hotmail.com or Scheryl on 0417 528 704 or
Denise on 0408 633 394. Happy Hitting!
Community Messages
Eyewatch
Yarra Ranges Police Service
Eyewatch aims to empower to participate in crime
prevention activities and ensure community safety.
Learn the latest safety and crime prevention
information. Like the Yarra Ranges Eyewatch
Facebook page to stay informed of local issues.
www.facebook.com/eyewatchyarraranges
POLICE HELP
Did you know that when you require a police
response it is best to call 000 instead of our local
station? Apart from the fact the station is not always
staffed, all calls to 000 are recorded and this may
help to support the need for more police to be
stationed in our area.
Message from Sergeant Richard
Coulson, Station Commander
Yarra Glen Police Station
HOME SECURITY
With Christmas only 3 months away it is time we
started to think about our home security prior to
going on holidays. If going away, residents are
urged to conduct an audit of their home environment
to ensure that they lock away out of site any
valuables - this includes items such as ride on
mowers and the like. Proactive measures such as
this can significantly reduce the potential of
becoming a victim as offenders are in the main
opportunistic. Residents are also urged to ensure
that arrangements are made to either have their
letter boxes cleared regularly or arrange a temporary
mail diversion while away. The Christmas holiday
period can result in an increase in crime activity in
part due to homes being left unoccupied and it is
certainly worthwhile having a friend, relative or
neighbour do a regular check of your property in
your absence. An absence from residence form can
also be compiled either on line or at your local police
station.
CCTV
Ever been considering installing a CCTV system?
CCTV systems these days are much more
affordable and installation is certainly worth strong
consideration. Evidence has shown that they have a
strong deterrent effect on crime and are also an
important investigative tool for police in the event
that a crime has occurred. Since the installation of
the Yarra Glen town CCTV cameras, crime figures
have reduced in the areas covered. Police have also
found that when a crime has occurred, the rate of
offender identification has also increased resulting in
more offenders being arrested and charged and held
accountable for their actions.
Community Messages
Yarra Glen Fire Brigade
PETS AND BUSHFIRES
When preparing your bushfire survival plan, you also
need to plan and prepare for the safety of your pets.
What will you do with your pets on days of high fire
danger?
If you are leaving early with your pets,
remember to prepare your pets as well; have
bedding, food and water ready to go and
make sure you can transport them always
put your own safety before the safety of your
pets.
Know where you could house your pets if
you decide to leave early. This may include
boarding kennels, a relative/friend’s place or
you may be able to keep them with you.
If you choose to keep your pets with you,
confine them early. Pets are safest inside a
secure room, on a lead or in carriers. Make
sure they have plenty of water to drink.
Have towels and woollen blankets available
to cover and protect your pets.
Make sure your pets can be identified easily.
Microchip your animals and include your
details such as your phone number on
collars. The National Pet Register provides
free identification for cats and dogs.
Discuss with neighbours about protecting
your pets if you are not at home during a
bushfire. Keep in regular contact with your
neighbours during the fire danger period to
let them know your plans.
Keep your Bushfire Relocation Kit for pets
within easy reach so you are ready to leave
early.
Practise how you will move your pets if you
leave. It takes longer than you think.
Your Pet Bushfire Relocation Kit should include:
Food and water
A bowl for each pet
A second collar and lead
A carrier for cats and smaller pets
Bedding and a woollen blanket
A pet first-aid kit seek your vet's advice
A favourite toy
Any medications, along with a written list of
what they are
Your pet's medical history, including proof of
vaccination
Your vet's contact details
For further information refer to the following link:
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/pets-and-
bushfires
Community News
Yarra Glen Community Meal
At the Yarra Glen Uniting Church Hall
Did you know the Uniting Church on the corner of
the Melba Highway and Kameel Drive, opens their
hall doors each Sunday evening at 6.00pm to offer a
free meal for our community (excl Mother’s Day).
Produce from the Centre’s garden is used to cook
up some of the menu items so it’s tasty and fresh.
If you would like a good hearty meal, go along and
join in for a chat, a meal and good company.
Yarra Glen River Circuit Project
funded through the sale of the Yarra
Glen Maternal Health Centre
($900,000 of the $1 million sale)
Update September 2019
1. Progress Report
1.1. Current works
The underpass is under construction! You may have
noticed the sediment fencing, site fencing, the big
“Cope Ag” banners, site toilet, excavator and timber
poles being driven into the ground for the boardwalk.
The contractor is balancing site works with flood
levels to get the work done without getting too wet;
the boardwalk section will probably be done before
the concrete path starts on the south side. All going
well this will be completed in late October or early
November.
Speaking of flooding, the Outdoor Fitness
Equipment has suffered from Yarra River water level
impact in recent weeks. We did get to launch the
equipment with the support of the Yarra Glen Living
and Learning Centre and the launch showed how
popular the equipment is with people of all ages. I
am confident that once the river returns to normal
levels this equipment will continue to be popular with
locals and visitors. We are already receiving
requests for similar equipment to be installed at
other sites in Yarra Ranges.
Two new drinking fountains are now installed on the
river circuit. We have the premium model unit at the
outdoor fitness equipment and a second unit at the
Gabba car park. Both are fitted with dog bowls.
The canoe launch project has been awarded to
Cope Ag, the same contractor building the
underpass. We have been able to take advantage of
the contractor having equipment on site so he can
move straight off the underpass project to the canoe
launch project once the underpass is completed.
Canoe launch works will need to occur over summer
once the river level is down far enough to be able to
work at river edge to install the rocks. The end result
will give us a design similar to work recently
completed at the Liverpool Road retarding basin,
with large rock beaching and a safe level ramp into
the water.
Our Parks and Bushlands team have been busy
removing woody weeds and opening up the views to
the river from the trail. The work near the Gabba car
park in particular has created some new views of the
river with the tree suckers removed and the ground
freshly mulched. Planting of low native vegetation
will continue in the mulched areas.
1.2. Planned works
Our interpretational sign project is well underway
with some amazing work produced by the local
community for the signs. The Yarra Glen and District
Historical Society have produced material for three
panels telling the story of the bridges over the Yarra,
the agricultural show and the history of the MCH.
The Yarra Glen Primary school are producing art
and poetry for one panel and the Wurundjeri are
producing art and story for two panels. We are also
creating a panel for the Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
to be placed on the footpath near the station. These
signs should be in the ground in October.
We have begun early planning for the next stage of
the river circuit path from “The Beach” up along
Steels Creek and around the back of the football
oval to the rail line where it would meet the planned
Yarra Valley Trail (stage two) trail to Healesville. We
hope to have the plans for this section of the trail
ready for community comment in November.
Finally, we have recognised that the anniversary of
the opening of the MCH is on 25
th
November (65
years) and ideally we would be planning a
community event for Saturday 23
rd
November.
Recent flooding and the indication of future flooding
in October and possibly early November means that
we will now meet with the community to plan an
event for early 2020 to celebrate the completion of
Yarra Glen River Circuit works.
Once we have a 2020 date set for a community
event we will be contacting all Yarra Glen groups to
build involvement in the event.
If you have any questions about the Yarra Glen
River Circuit project please contact the Project
Manager Cliff Overton via email
c.overton@yarraranges.vic.gov.au
Watch this space for more on
an exciting community event
coming to the Yarra Glen
River Circuit Project in April
2020
Community News
Yarra Valley Trail
Lilydale to Yarra Glen update
Major works are underway on the first stages of the
Yarra Valley Trail, a project that will connect Yarra
Glen and Healesville to Lilydale and the Lilydale-
Warburton Rail Trail.
Construction is in progress on Stage 1A of the Yarra
Valley Trail, connecting Lilydale to Yering via a 7.5
km stretch of trail along the former rail corridor.
When this stage is finished in October, residents will
be able to get out and about in a different way, with
rarely-seen views of the Yarra Valley just a walk or a
bike ride away.
Stage 1B of the trail, which will connect Yering to
Yarra Glen, will feature new and repaired bridges to
replace the heritage rail bridges destroyed in the
2009 Black Saturday bushfires, along with a new
bridge over the Yarra River. Construction of Stage
1B is expected to start in March 2020.
The second stage of the trail will connect Yarra Glen
to Healesville, while the third stage will connect
Healesville to the Warburton trail, joining the two
major trails in a loop.
The Yarra Valley’ Trail’s first stage has been funded
with $3.5 million from the State Government ($2.5m
Growing Suburbs Fund, $1m Eastern Metropolitan
Partnership), $2.5m from the Federal Government’s
Regional Growth Fund ad $2.5m from Yarra Ranges
Council.
If you would like to stay informed as work
progresses, visit:
rideyarrarangers.com.au
Yarra Ranges Local August-September 2019 Edition 33
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Voting at our Annual General Meeting (AGM)
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Our Book Room
Be inspired with our massive collection of fictional
and non-fictional books, special interests and
magazines of all sorts. All members have access to
our Book Room, based on an honesty system. Visit
during our Office opening hours Mondays,
Tuesdays and Fridays 9.00am 1.00pm or have a
browse before or after one of your class visits. All
book donations are welcome.
Thank you Henry for your ongoing dedication to
ensuring our book room is kept organised and
tidy making it easy for our members to locate
their favourite authors.
Community Reading Room
The Yarra Glen Community Reading Room is open
6 days a week for your convenience. Join the
Eastern Regional Library (for FREE) and you can
then order items (books, DVD's, audio books and
CD's) from the libraries large range and have them
delivered to Yarra Glen Community Reading Room
for pick up and you can return your items there too.
Now that’s a great service! Free Wi-Fi also available.
The Reading Room has a range of books, DVDs,
audio books and CD's for all ages and interests in
the Reading Room for you to select from.
We also have a jigsaw puzzle set up waiting for you
to help put together. So if you have a bit of time to
spare, please come in and add a piece or two.
Our friendly team, Christina, Carol, Alison, Eunice,
Gretha, Diane, Bob, Jennifer, Rhonda, Ros, Julie,
Sandra B, Sandy G, Rosalie, Elizabeth and Debra
welcome you and are available to help you if
required.
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10.00am 4.00pm
Saturday
10.00am 12 noon
(excluding all Public Holidays and the
Christmas/New Year period)
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Copies of our programs can be picked up from the
Centre, Bendigo Bank, Coldstream Newsagent/Post
Office, Community Reading Room, IGA, Lilydale
Airport, Newsagent, Post Office, Yarra Glen Medical
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letterbox next to the interconnecting door into the
Tennis Club area.
Class and membership fees must be paid before
the commencement of class. Effective 1 January
2019, a 10% surcharge will apply to all late fees.
Class fees MUST be paid to the Office not the
class Tutor.
If a class you have enrolled in is cancelled you will
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No classes will be held on Code Red days & the
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Thank You
A huge THANK YOU to all our partners and
supporters for their support in making many of our
programs possible and/or supporting the centre in
other financial ways.
Yarra Ranges Council
Australian Government through Sport
Australia’s ‘Move it AUS – Better Ageing’
initiative.
Connected Communities Melbourne
Freemasons Foundation Vic Ltd
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
(FRRR)
Bartosh Internet Design
Holman Industries
Ritchies IGA Yarra Glen
A huge THANK YOU to all our partners for their
ongoing support
Yarra Glen CFA
Yarra Glen & District Historical Society
Yarra Glen & District Men’s Shed
Yarra Glen Pre-School
Yarra Glen RSL
Yarra Glen Senior Citizens Group
Yarra Glen Tennis Club
Yarra Glen Toy Library
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