Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update on Nominees for Committeee

The following is information and details on the nominees for the committee to be elected:

Sally Abbott-Smith
I am the King Parrot Ward Councillor and would provide the best possible outcome for Flowerdale.

Peter Auty
I moved to Flowerdale in January 2001, and live on our family property in Upper King Parrot Creek Road.
I joined Strath Creek Landcare group, initiated the Flowerdale Primary School Junior Landcare group and joined Flowerdale CFA the same year.
I have also been involved with the Spring Valley Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, Moore's Road Reserve, Hoof over Hills, Flowerdale CFA Juniors, and am actively engaged in a number of community groups.
I am committed to the vision of a safe, sustainable community, environmentally, socially and economically.

Julie Bateman
I have lived in the surrounding area all my life and Flowerdale for the past 20 years. In the past I have belonged to the Flowerdale CFA and I was on the fundraising committee.
At present I’m the communications person for the Flowerdale Community Recovery to keep residents and those who are placed elsewhere due to the fires up to date with information, events, activities and resources available.
Throughout my working career I have dealt with government and non government organisations obtaining information and resources needed to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Also I have a wide range of experience in administration, secretarial and Personal Assistant positions.
Being part of the committee would give me an opportunity to work for the community to make Flowerdale an even better place to live and prosper for the future. Also to endeavour to meet all the community’s needs.

Judy Baker
I have involved in several committees over the years in Flowerdale including Captain of CFA for 6 years. Fireguard for 10 years and Fire in Schools.

John Burgess
I have been a Flowerdale resident for the past 17 years since I relocated from Sydney to take up a senior position with TNT. I have been married to Anna for the past 20 years, and we have both played different roles within the community.
I am currently President of the Spring Valley Recreation Reserve Committee of Management (SVRRCM), convenor and chair of the Moore's Road Reserve Committee of Management, and for the past 5 years MC and on the organising committee of the Flowerdale Australian Day event.
For the last 12 weeks I have concentrated on organising and networking to provide Flowerdale its relief Village.
I am focussed on seeing Flowerdale instated as a better community socially, economically, and, if possible, with even stronger community spirit.

Colin Edwards
I have lived in Flowerdale for 7 years after a life in Management.
I have served on ministerial advisory committees and well aware of the way bureaucracies work or should work.
I have a background in education and environmental management. I currently operate a small publishing business and have provided three web master services for community groups such as the Bolly Gum Adventure Park project at Kinglake.
I’d be the first to admit that I came to Flowerdale to slow down but to be involved in the rebuilding of a community after the ravages of Black Saturday is one of those once in a lifetime challenges. I would be more than happy to serve this community in any way that I can make use of my experience and skills. Whether it be on the management committee or any other tasks that will enviably follow.
It would be an honour and a wonderful challenge.

Christine Grant
My name is Chrissy Grant; I have been a resident of Flowerdale for 14 years. I have been married for 14 years and I have 2 girls. I am currently on 2 committees: committee of management for Jarara as the treasurer for the past 5 years, also on the Flowerdale Kinder Committee as treasurer for the past 8 years, I add that I am proud of where I live.
Prior to the fire, I kept most of the up-keep on the Jarara Building (which was where the Kinder was held). My children went to the Kinder and I continue to be treasurer of the kinder as a substantial amount of money is held for the continuance of the kinder should our enrolments drop.
I am an honest trustworthy person who believes in calling a spade a spade, I stand up for what I believe in, and am easy to approach and have many friends in the community.

Jessica Greig
Hi my name is Jessica Greig, I have lived in Flowerdale all my life, and my family have lived here for 24 years. I successfully completed my VCE at Yea High School and I am currently in my 2nd Year of Bachelor of Education – Primary Teaching at RMIT University in Bundoora. I am completing my practical placement at the Kinglake West Primary school where I will be until the end of this year.
I am very passionate about the rebuilding and continuing development of this wonderful Valley which I call home.
If elected on to the Flowerdale Community Recovery Committee I will do my utmost to fulfil any obligations required of me.

Karen Gunter
My name was put forward at the Flowerdale community recovery committee. I appreciate that I was nominated and believe I would be a good member of this committee as I am a part of the Flowerdale Kinder committee and Jarara community centre.
I am also a member of the Flowerdale tennis club and believe I could help to represent in these areas.
A lot of the long term Flowerdale residents would probably know me as I grew up in Flowerdale and still live here and I am still active here in the community. I believe I can help out on this committee and look forward to helping us build a back to normal or better Flowerdale township.

Tracie Hanna
I have extensive experience in Management on Committees.

Dayle Kalve
“Plan and work for a community even better than what you had”.
Many of us remember these words from one of the breakfast meetings in the early days after the fire.
Over the past 30 years I have watched Flowerdale change and grow until the most devastating changed of all in February.
The committee gives us the opportunity to work with government for the benefit of this community.
Throughout my working life I have worked with communities in Melbourne’s Northern & Western suburbs to help develop local decisions and bring about better outcomes for local people.
I am also experienced in obtaining funding for local projects and in building partnerships between all levels of government, non government organisations and local communities.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on 57 802 904.

Dianne Linskins
Service to various committees, have been president for Waverley Little Athletics and life member. Secretary of State League Netball Association, Gippsland Storm.
Associate Secretary of Waverley and District softball.
Winner of Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for my work within the community for sports committees and under privileged children.
Chairman of committee responsible for 2002 World Masters Softball Tournament.
Implementation of Special Funds to enable under privileged children to participate in sports.
Working with Salvation Army and sourcing material aid for Flowerdale Community, including, Blazeaid, RSPCA. Sourcing grants through Rotary various other organisations. Responsible for distribution of vouchers for those in need. Sourcing Laptops/Computers for the community.
Main attributes I bring to the committee would be my unbiased approach to all matters and to all people with the community. My ability to stand up for what’s right and fair for all of those within my community of Flowerdale.

Vicky Parry
I am member of several committees:
Flowerdale Community House committee member for 8 years
C.F.A. Auxiliary member
Youth Group Coordinator

Steve Phelan
I have been the publican of the Flowerdale Hotel for over 8 years.

Annie Robertson
I am Annie Robertson. I am one of the three organizers of the Flowerdale Hoof Over Hills horse riding weekend which is held in October each year. Hoof Over Hills has taught me that the people of Flowerdale are exceptional in their thoughtfulness, and generous in their support, and time. For our event, no hurdle is to high, no ask is too great for our volunteers. It would be nice to give something back to my community. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Ric Stubbings
I have lived in Flowerdale since 1981. With my wife Sal, we have raised 3 children, the last of which finished schooling last year; all went to Flowerdale Kinder, Flowerdale Primary and Yea High School. We have been involved with many community groups over the years. Professionally I am a Civil & Structural Engineer and operate a home business. My main area of experience is structural design of buildings including drainage and fire services. I have also have worked in the past with water & waste water engineering and have done post graduate studies in that field. However most of you Flowerdalians will probably know me from my limited repertoire of tractor and road kill songs and insatiable appetite for jamming at the pub’s open mike sessions. I am a CFA volunteer fire fighter, play tennis, and keep some ducks and cows. I would hope my technical knowledge and love of our valley will be an asset to the recovery committee Feel free to vote for me
..(Spelt "RICK STUBBINGS" on the voting form. Don’t be confused..). Cheers Ric

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