Women’s sailing program
ROYAL Geelong Yacht Club’s Women In Sailing Program began around five years ago, with 12 mature ladies involved with the Pacer boats, training and racing. All the ladies had a lot of fun learning the craft and making some great friendships in the process. At this stage, training and racing are on a designated week night starting at 6pm in the current daylight saving and there are two ladies in each Pacer. If you are interested in learning, contact the club on 52293705 or Women in Sailing representative Jan Jones on 0432678548.
Donate tools to fire victims
JIRRAHLINGA Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barwon Heads is calling on locals to check their sheds for any tools to donate. With the bush fire in Bunyip and the western suburbs of Melbourne, the CFA are doing a marvellous job in controlling these fires but once these fires are exhausted the residents could do with some help. Jirrahlinga is trying to organise multiple “tool bags” – the idea behind the bag is that when the property owners return home a tool bag will assist in minor repairs on fences or property damage. Items of particular interest are hammers, screw drivers, saws, pliers and wire cutters. If you can help drop these items into Jirrahlinga in Taits Road, or contact the office on 52542484 during office hours.
Peter Murrihy appointed to TGGB board
THE City of Greater Geelong council has appointed deputy mayor Peter Murrihy as its new representative on the board of Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine (TGGB). Cr Murrihy, who is deputy chair of council’s tourism and events portfolio, has been appointed for a one-year term. He follows Cr Ron Nelson, who has stepped down after serving for the past 12 months and before that, from 2012 to 2015.
Athletes love Geelong’s IRONMAN 70.3
GEELONG’S IRONMAN 70.3 event has been chosen by thousands of athletes from across the globe as the best event of its kind in the world. The annual long course triathlon on the Geelong waterfront has claimed the top honour ahead of more than 100 other IRONMAN 70.3 events. The IRONMAN 2018 Athlete Choice Awards were decided on feedback from more than 55,000 athlete surveys, conducted after series events. Geelong took out the award for Overall Satisfaction, with the swim leg in Corio Bay ranked third out of the 105 events.
Nominate books for the Baby Bundle
THE first free Baby Bundles for firsttime parents being delivered by the state government are expected to be delivered by July, and Victorians are being urged to nominate their favourite children’s books. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos last week announced nominations were open for the public to have its say over which books by Victorian authors for children aged two years and under should be included as part of the bundle. The Baby Bundles will be provided for about 35,000 new parents every year. Head to engage.vic.gov.au/babybundle.