First of all welcome to our new friends of the park members
we hope you have a nice and rewarding time as our friends
and a big hello to everyone, I trust you all had a pleasant
2003. The park has had a very productive and successful year.
We have been fortunate enough to pick up a few awards which
is a great reward for all the hard work that has been put
in. The Yarrara Hall moving date has been put back a little
bit but we have been assured that it will be done before January
next year (Cross fingers please).
The awards we were presented with are 2003 Business Excellence
Awards from Mildura Chamber of Commerce and Mildura Murray
Outback Tourism presented with an award of merit tourism award.
2004 Keep Australia Beautiful regional winners for voluntary
group community service. Regional winners for Beautification
& Heritage Preservation. And a big thanks to everyone who
has assisted us in becoming the best in the state, yes that's
best in the state for we have won State Winners presented
with Dame Phyllis Frost best voluntary Community Service in
Victoria. Everyone pat themselves on the back please, if you
cant reach get someone else to do it for you.
The trip to gluepot bird reserve was a nice day out, a long
bus trip but pleasant all the same, we called into the hotel
at Peringa on the way back and finished off with a nice meal.
On 12th Sep the Postcards film crew came to the park and filmed
an episode for their show, we hope to get a copy as
soon as Murray Outback Tourism get their hands on a copy.
The open day in Oct was another success thanks to the tireless
efforts of all concerned.I think everyone had a good time
with so many things to see, some people could not stay behind
in the evening to see the Batman David Gee and his slide show
on bats which is a great pity, it was an informative and fun
little talk, David was nice enough to send us a 12 page report
on the bats in the Millewa,
also in the evening the Oasis Star Gazers Club INC. stayed
behind with their telescopes although it did come in cloudy
they gave a very educational talk as well and was worth staying
behind for I think. Our next meeting will be held on 28th
Feb 2004 and this is when the membership fees will be due.
We would like to thank all those wonderful people who supplied
photos to be copied for the sportsmen and women of the Millewa
on our Oct open day, this is an ongoing project, so for those
people who have old sporting photos of Nanna and pop collecting
please please consider letting us copy them so future generations
may see them Here are some handy tips from a book printed
in 1925 To frost window panes: Dissolve some Epsom salts in
beer and apply with brush, you will have the best frosting
known(so it says). To remove bad smells from clothing Articles
of clothing or any other articles which have a bad smelling
substance on them may be freed from the smell by wrapping
them up tightly and burying in the ground for a day or two.
To find the number of gallons in a round tank Multiply the
diameter in feet by itself(called squaring the diameter),
multiply the product by depth in feet, then multiply by 6
and the result is the approximate number of gallons in the
tank. Example-A tank is 5 feet in diameter and 7 feet deep;
5 times 5 equals 25, 7 times 25 equals 175, 6 times 175 equals
1050 gallons. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year