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Steels Creek Grapevine – 24th April 2024





 

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Peta Whitford OAM: 2024 Australia Day Honour recipient
You may recall from our 15th February Grapevine edition, the announcement of Peta’s OAM award for services to  Australian Orienteering and to services to the Steels Creek Community.  Last Friday, Peta made her way to Government House to receive her award.

“My BIG day, Friday 19th April 2024

Last Friday was the ‘Investiture for the Presentation of Australian Honours and Awards’.  I was fortunate to have been nominated and accepted for the Medal of the Order of Australia, General Division (OAM) 2024.

Unbeknown to me, some 4 years ago, an idea was moulded and people contacted for their support to have me nominated for an OAM. I had no idea, until late 2023 when I needed to accept my nomination! It was all “don’t tell anyone”!

In total, there were 94 Awards presented at Government House, Melbourne, of which 58 were OAM’s. The Presentation ran like clockwork with staff to guide you every step of the way. Interestingly the presentations were done alphabetically – so I had a while to wait! I was 51st, with 7 people after me. As I took my allocated seat, the woman next to me said “You must be a ‘W’…..!

I was allowed 4 guests, I was proudly joined by husband Ian, daughter Tarli, son Jarrah, and long time teaching friend Carl.  So Friday 19th April will always remain a day of being very privileged and honoured, with very happy memories of working with so many good Communities and Orienteering groups.  Peta Whitford”

Congratulations Peta, from us all in the Valley.

Peta, with her medal

Peta’s official OAM Certificate

Peta with longtime friend Carl, son Jarrah and husband Ian
Carl, Ian and daughter Tarli inside Government House ballroom
SC Landcare Group:  May 12th Birds on Farms walk
 

ANZAC Day Commemoration: Thursday 25th April
March (10am – 10.15am), Commemorative service (10.30am)

The Yarra Glen RSL is hosting a march and commemorative ceremony in Yarra Glen. The march will start at the police station and proceed along Bell Street to ANZAC Ave, and to the Cenotaph in the park near the CFA station at 18 ANZAC Ave. The commemorative service will follow, with refreshments at the Memorial Hall and a sausage sizzle afterward. Gold coin donations are welcome to support the RSL’s ANZAC appeal.

SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 27th 10am until 11am

The Exchange Hub is on this Saturday at the Community Centre.  Its a great chance to catch up with other valley locals and maybe score some fresh produce.  Produce available varies from hub to hub. 

Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Council: May 21st @ 10am

A biggest morning tea will be held at the Community Centre on May 21st from 10am. There will be a raffle, trading table of bric a brac as well as morning tea.  Entry to the event is $10.

Fire restrictions have been lifted

Judging by the puffs of smoke in the valley, this past week, most of you are aware that fire restrictions were lifted as at 15th April.  Please remember to register you burn off with ESTA via 1800 668 511 or https://firepermits.vic.gov.au/notify (Notifying Triple Zero Victoria about your plans to conduct a burn-off prevents unnecessary fire brigade response. Callers to triple zero reporting an actual fire can then be advised that the fire is a planned burn.  If the fire that the triple zero caller is reporting can’t be verified as a burn-off, the fire brigade will be notified.)

If conducting a burn-off, it is important that you also:

  • follow the regulations and laws set by CFA which can be found at the CFA website or that of your local council
  • inform your neighbours if your activity will generate fire and smoke
  • check the weather forecast for the day and a few days afterwards.
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Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 17th April 2024





 

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SC 4Reel Film Night: Friday 19th April @6pm

Join us this Friday night for Jerry & Marge go Large. When Retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the State Lottery he and his wife Marge go on a prize winning adventure with the aim of saving their small town. Based on an incredible true story this a heart-warming and fun film.
FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP
Cost is $10 per person plus $5 each for the Centre.  For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.
Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com
SC Landcare Group:  May 12th Birds on Farms walk
 

SC Social & Tennis Club: During a recent sort/clean of the clubrooms, we uncovered some pool table accessories that are no longer required. The items are a set of pool balls, green felt, triangle rack, felt brush, billiard chalk, cue rack, cue tips and 5 cues (not shown in photo).  There is a pool table as well though no picture available.  If any of these items are of interest to anyone, please call Kerry Guthrie on 0409 505 681. Any cash donation for the items would be greatly appreciated. (Andrew Guthrie – no need to respond, your request has already been denied!!)

ANZAC Day Commemoration: Thursday 25th April

The Yarra Glen RSL is hosting a march and commemorative ceremony in Yarra Glen. The march will start at the police station and proceed along Bell Street to ANZAC Ave, and to the Cenotaph in the park near the CFA station at 18 ANZAC Ave. The commemorative service will follow, with refreshments at the Memorial Hall and a sausage sizzle afterward. Gold coin donations are welcome to support the RSL’s ANZAC appeal.

March (10am – 10.15am)
Commemorative service (10.30am)

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 9th April 2024





 

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SC Tennis & Social Club: Twilight Open evening 12th April @5pm
Don’t forget to come down to the courts this Friday night for our twilight tennis and social night.  All ages and stages of tennis ability are welcome to come and have a hit from 5pm. A few of our regular players will be there and are keen for others to come and join in.  Some round robin games, drills and general fun with the radar – just who has the fastest serve up the creek????  Following on from that fun will be a BBQ dinner that will no doubt include the special spicy sausages that everyone loves…………… well, Mark and Graham love.  There will be other not quite so spicy options as well as various savoury and sweet treats. Drinks are on a BYO basis.  Looking forward to seeing you there. 
Please note, if it is raining the tennis activities may not happen, but the social BBQ will still proceed so don’t let the weather put you off coming down to the club.
Exchange Hub:  Saturday 13th April @10am until 11am
The Exchange Hub is on again this weekend, at the community centre, between 10 and 11am.  It is a bit of a cuppa and catch up but if you have an abundance of produce in your garden, feel free to bring it along.  Some of the items on offer are rhubarb, fresh goats cheese , jams, chutney, marmalade or may some free range eggs. 
SC Landcare Group: Save the Date May 12th Birds on Farms walk
Following on from the successful Birds on Farms walk held last year, the landcare group is looking to host another walk in May.  This time the walk will be at a property in Hunts Lane, with further details of what the walk includes to come in the following weeks. 

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 26th March 2024





 

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Happy Easter!
Wishing everyone in the valley a happy and safe easter break.  It is a little quiet, activity wise, at present so we hope all will enjoy some relaxation time over the coming weekend.

SC Tennis & Social Club: Twilight Open evening 12th April @5pm
We are adding a little extra to the next social night, to be held on the 12th April.  Start time will be 5pm for some tennis games/activities lead by our own Jack Rothwell, including a radar to find out if you really do have a serve on par with John Isner! Following on from that fun will be a BBQ dinner that will no doubt include the special spicy sausages that everyone loves…………… well, Mark and Graham love.  There will be other not quite so spicy options as well as various savoury and sweet treats. Drinks are on a BYO basis.  Looking forward to seeing you there.
Exchange Hub: April dates are Saturday 13th and 27th 
For those who are unaware, the Exchange Hub is held twice a month at the community centre between 10 and 11am.  It is a bit of a cuppa and catch up but if you have an abundance of produce in your garden, feel free to bring it along.  Some of the items on offer are rhubarb, fresh goats cheese , jams, chutney, marmalade or may some free range eggs. 

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 12th March 2024





 

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S4Reel Film Club: Friday March 15th starting 6pm
We look forward to you joining us again for another night of guaranteed laughs, suspense and drama together with fine food, good company in our Gold Class venue.
Our first offering for the 2024 Season of film night is “The Intouchables”. A 2011 irreverent, uplifting comedy based on a true story of friendship between an eccentric handicapped millionaire and a street smart ex-con. Set in France this film has won numerous awards and is a must see!  FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.
Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com
SC Tennis & Social club:  Tuesday Night social play from 7:30
There is now another opportunity for social play at the courts.  Tuesday nights from 7:30,  the lights will be on and everyone welcome to join in for social hit.  Cost is $2per person (Members) and $4per person (non-members).

SC Tennis & Social Club: Save the Date Twilight Open evening 12th April
We are adding a little extra to the next social night, to be held on the 12th April.  Start time will be 5pm for some tennis activities followed by a BBQ and other goodies. More details to come.
SC LandCare: Level 1 Chainsaw Training March 16th & 17th 
ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT!
This training is being offered by Yarra Ranges Council in conjunction with Steels creek Landcare Group.  Prior registration is required and the details are at the bottom of the flyer.
Yarra Valley News: Permaculture Week in the Yarra Valley

Permaculture Yarra Valley and partners are proud to present Permaculture Week 2024; 15th – 24th March.

Local events include:

Ecotopia Festival – 15th March @ 3:30 pm – Ecoss
Bushcraft & Earth Connection Workshop – 16th March @ 9 am – Healesville
Edible Forest Tour – 16th March @ 11 am – Yarra Valley Estate
Large Rural Property Tour – 17th March @ 2:00 pm – Dixons Creek
ECOSS Tour – 19th March @ 11:00 am – Ecoss
Permaculture Seminar – 21st March @ 7 pm – Memo – Healesville
Suburban Property Tour – 22nd March @ 5:30 pm – Healesville
Wild Ridge Farm Property Tour – 24th March @ 1 pm to 5 pm – Pine Avenue, Badger Creek

https://www.permacultureyarravalley.org/events

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 6th March 2024





 

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SC Exchange Hub: Saturday March 9th starting 10am
S4Reel Film Club: Friday March 15th starting 6pm
We look forward to you joining us again for another night of guaranteed laughs, suspense and drama together with fine food, good company in our Gold Class venue.
Our first offering for the 2024 Season of film night is “The Intouchables”. A 2011 irreverent, uplifting comedy based on a true story of friendship between an eccentric handicapped millionaire and a street smart ex-con. Set in France this film has won numerous awards and is a must see!  FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.
Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com
SC Tennis & Social club:  Tuesday Night social play from 7:30
There is now another opportunity for social play at the courts.  Tuesday nights from 7:30,  the lights will be on and everyone welcome to join in for social hit.  Cost is $2per person (Members) and $4per person (non-members).

SC Tennis & Social Club: Save the Date Twilight Open evening 12th April
We are adding a little extra to the next social night, to be held on the 12th April.  Start time will be 5pm for some tennis activities followed by a BBQ and other goodies. More details to come.
FOR SALE: Bandsaw
In good working order. Please note: the guard needs repairing. Donation $50 to Community Centre.  Please call Keith 0427 771 616 if you are interested.
SC LandCare: Level 1 Chainsaw Training March 16th & 17th 
This training is being offered by Yarra Ranges Council in conjunction with Steels creek Landcare Group.  Prior registration is required and the details are at the bottom of the flyer.
Family Fun Day Fundraiser: Dixons Creek Recreational Reserve 16th March

THE MARCH CHARGE CANCER COUNCIL

16th March 2024

8:00am till 2:00pm

Market stalls (must have your own public Liability)  

Children’s activities and games

Egg and Bacon, Sausage Sizzle, Cold drinks

Music

Raffles

Silent Auctions

Dixons Creek Recreational Reserve, Melba Hwy Dixons Creek, Victoria

Enquiries or bookings for Market stalls.  Sharon 0400 821400

Donation link: https://www.themarchcharge.com.au/fundraisers/sharonchandler

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 27th February 2024





 

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SC Tennis & Social Club: the new sign says it all (gorgeous, isn’t it!)
Come for a hit of tennis or just a natter with the neighbours. $25 for a family. BYO drinks. See you on Friday night!
SC LandCare: Level 1 Chainsaw Training March 16th & 17th 
This training is being offered by Yarra Ranges Council in conjunction with Steels creek Landcare Group.  Prior registration is required and the details are at the bottom of the flyer.
Family Fun Day Fundraiser: Dixons Creek Recreational Reserve 16th March

THE MARCH CHARGE CANCER COUNCIL

16th March 2024

8:00am till 2:00pm

Market stalls (must have your own public Liability)  

Children’s activities and games

Egg and Bacon, Sausage Sizzle, Cold drinks

Music

Raffles

Silent Auctions

Dixons Creek Recreational Reserve, Melba Hwy Dixons Creek, Victoria

Enquiries or bookings for Market stalls.  Sharon 0400 821400

Donation link: https://www.themarchcharge.com.au/fundraisers/sharonchandler

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 20th February 2024





 

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SC Exchange Hub: February 24th 10-11am
Everyone is welcome to the community centre on Saturday for Exchange Hub.  Feel free to bring along anything you wish to swap or sell, and catch up with other valley residents.
SC Community Centre: Hiring of the centre
The community centre was recently hired for a family function for approx 25 people.  The family were grateful to have been able to hire the centre as it suited their purposes perfectly and wanted to pass on their positive experience, to encourage others to consider the centre as a venue for an event.  Hiring of the centre helps the committee to maintain the building and contributes to ensuring the centre remains available for use to the wider community.  If you would like to enquire more about hiring the centre, please contact Maree Rothwell on 0414 278 649.
The community centre is not only available for functions/events, as other activities can be easily held there, such as our current groups of Art, Stitchers, Bookclub & Gardening Group.  If you know of someone looking for a venue to host an activity, please suggest the Community Centre, and pass on Maree’s contact details.
SC Tennis & Social Club: Thursday night social play – 22nd February 7:30pm $2pp
We are regularly getting 5-7 people at Thursday night tennis which is great.  It has made for some really entertaining tennis with plenty of laughs and some good natured banter.  This year we are looking to play each Thursday night and welcome all those who wish to play.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Kerry Guthrie on 0409 505 681 for more details and to be included in the WhatsApp group chat. 
Please note you diary for Friday 1st March as our next social night at the courts.  Come down from 6pm for a bbq dinner, maybe a hit of tennis if you are up for it. BYO drinks. $25 for a family.
FOR SALE: Please contact Keith on 0427 771 616 if you are interested in the following items
Toyota Hilux 16 inch wheel with good tyre – Free
 30m dog mesh fencing wire 100 x 100 – $50
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The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 15th February 2024





 

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SC Exchange Hub: 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month
The next get together will be February 24th
SC Tennis & Social Club: Remembering Gwen Leckie
Steels Creek lost a loved and respected past member of our community in the passing of Gwen Leckie on 31st January 2024.  She and her husband Albie moved into their home in 1981, where they stayed for 40 years. It was their happiest place to be, and they played an integral part in building our strong community spirit.  Gwen loved her animals, and loved working on the farm with Albie, who she adored. Albie was the go-getter of the team, and Gwen was the quiet brains trust and support.  When Albie passed, Gwen felt lost, and wanted to join him, and so while we are sad to say goodbye, we can know that Gwen is now in her happy place with Albie.
Australia Day Awards: OAM for one of our longstanding Steels Creek residents
Congratulations to Peta Whitford on receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day 2024 Honours List.  Peta received her OAM for her efforts in Australian orienteering development and for her dedication to the Steels Creek community.  Some of you will know Peta through the SC Landcare group while others know her as the fearless leader of their fire guard group.  She is a mainstay of the Saturday Exchange Hub, was a regular contributor to the Jolly Thing, highlighting walks around the district, and more often than not, joins in the film nights at the Community Centre. Steels Creek competes with Peta’s other great love, Orienteering, of which she is known to be a world class competitor and an inductee of the Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame (2019).
Thank you Peta, for you have done and for all you continue to do in our little community and beyond.

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Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 30th January 2024





 

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SC Exchange Hub: 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month
February dates are 10th and 24th.  You are welcome to bring excess produce to exchange or sell, or simply come along for morning tea and a chat.  Held at the community centre from 10 until 11 am.

SC Tennis & Social Club: 2024 opening weekend starts with Social drinks Friday 2nd February 

Friday night social nights are back with the first one for 2024 being held this Friday night. We kick off at 6pm with a BBQ dinner. $25per family and all are welcome.  If you are yet to join the Tennis and Social Club (prowess on the tennis court is not a requirement! Remember it is a tennis AND social club!!), come down on Friday and members of the committee will be there to answer any questions you have as well as sign you up. 

Actually, it is a busy weekend for the club.  Saturday will see the recommencement of  junior competition matches for the current Summer season.  We host the junior teams representing Yarra Glen and invite you to come down and watch some of the talented junior players from around the district. 

Sunday social tennis will start at 9:30 am (moves to morning sessions when the weather gets warmer). For social tennis we have not only Sunday, but Monday morning ladies and Thursday night mixed.  If you would like to join in with any (or all) of these sessions, the contacts are:

Sunday mixed social: Graham Lloyd 0430 243 442

Monday morning Ladies social: Joanne Ginger 0438 665 980
Thursday night mixed social: Kerry Guthrie 0409 505 681

Many thanks to those that turned up at the club this afternoon, to brush away the cobwebs, sweep up the leaves, and generally give the clubhouse, courts and surrounds a bit of a spruce up.  It looks great and we are more than ready to welcome everyone back to the club this weekend.

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Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 23rd January 2024





 

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Happy New Year!!

Back online with the Grapevine for 2024 though it has not been a smooth start, with some technical difficulties being experienced over the past few weeks.  My apologies for the pre Christmas  message coming out early January.

Going forward, the grapevine will still be a regular publication but it will depend on content available for inclusion so may only come out every second week. Please remember this publication is for the community and we would encourage groups and residents to make use of it to promote events, sell items, and other community notices.

SC Landcare Group: Deer Cull 2023 report

Summary Report: 2023 Yarra Ranges Shire Deer Cull in Steels Creek

Executive Summary:

This report details the successful execution of the 2023 Yarra Ranges Shire Deer Cull program within Steels Creek, specifically focusing on the culling of 46 deer from over 100 sighted across 16 properties. The implementation of thermal drones, community engagement, and positive outcomes are highlighted, along with identified opportunities for improvement to enhance future culling initiatives. 

Whilst this report is focused on Steels Creek, it’s interesting to note Chum Creek Landcare have a local program using local shooters that’s been successfully running for the last few years achieving comparable cull numbers of 40 over a 6 month period with similar participant support and very positive feedback making the final cull numbers 86 across the broader local area.

The Yarra Ranges Shire program for 2023 has focused on multiple areas including Steels, Dixon & Chum Creek, Healesville, Coldstream, Yellingbo and parts of the Dandenong’s with some good initial outcomes.  They are also working with adjoining local councils and Parks Victoria to achieve greater overall results and recognise programs across the entire state will need many years of effort to significantly see less deer numbers damaging our environment, farming, cultural and social areas. Yarra Ranges had 34 control nights achieving a reduction of 221 deer from 545 identified within the control areas (which includes the Steels Creek stats).  Species identified are Samba and Fellow at a 2.5:1 ratio.

Key Achievements:

  1. Thermal Drone Demonstration:

    The utilization of thermal drones proved highly successful, enhancing the precision and effectiveness of the deer culling operation conducted on 5 nights within a 5 week timeframe.  The drone demonstration identified 20 deer within the first 10 minutes and the provision of thermal monocular’s to the audience to scan the surrounding area was highly rated as it provided an excellent opportunity to see firsthand how well the technology functions within the hands of experienced users.

  2. Community Engagement:

    An impressive 87% of property owners (14 out of the 16 properties) participated for the first time in deer culling, emphasizing a high level of effort from the Steels Creek Landcare committee with the community for support and involvement in addressing the challenge of deer overpopulation and the various issues impacting the area.

  3. Communication and Shooter Behaviour:

    All participating property owners expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the behaviour and communication exhibited by the 4 professional shooters, fostering positive relationships and trust within the community.

  4. Future Participation:

    A unanimous 100% of property owners conveyed their willingness to participate in future culling programs, showcasing a strong commitment to ongoing initiatives and the positive experience with the shooters.  All participants agreed that a Shire run program with completed background checks formed a major part in wanting to become involved.

  5. Common Reasons for Culling:

    Property owners shared common motivations for participating, including the reduction of the deer population for environmental, biosecurity and community benefits, and the strategic goal of minimizing increasing numbers of illegal shooters entering the area which is an issue state wide where deer are prevalent.

  6. Efficiency in Timeframe:

    The cull achieved a good reduction of deer over a short timeframe, conducted on five nights over five weeks, demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness.  All deer were removed and sent for further processing as premium dogfood to ensure no waste.

Opportunities for Improvement:

  • Extended Timeframes:

    Evaluate the potential benefits of longer timeframes between each cull visit, allowing for a more strategic approach to deer population control as it will likely achieve a higher cull result due to a greater number of deer returning to the area.

    Larger Cull Area:

  • Explore the possibility of expanding the cull area across the length of Steels Creek rather than just a small pocket to address a wider range of ecological, agricultural and community concerns.

  • Seek more property owners wanting to participate with the aim of grouping access together for a larger consolidated area for the cullers, making it an easier culling effort, potentially optimizing resources and achieving higher cull numbers.

Recommendations:

  • Community Consultation: Further engagement with the Steels Creek community to discuss and implement changes to culling strategies, seek further landholder support and participation and ensuring community input and support.

  • Collaboration with Yarra Ranges Shire: Work with the Shire’s program manager to seek confirmation if further funding for the program in 2024/2025 has been approved and assess the feasibility and impact of expanding the cull area and longer time frames between visits.

  • Collaboration with private cullers: Look at options of providing a list of cullers others have used in the area (with positive reviews/feedback) that landholders can privately engage particularly if funding for the program is not available.  This has been a successful model utilised by the Chum Creek Landcare area for several years on a small scale.

  • Expanding community consultation into Dixon Creek:   Look at opportunities to expand and reach out to the Dixon Creek community which had an initial poor response partially due to tight timeframes for the initial engagement.

Observations:

  • The 2022 Deer survey had 83% (59) of responses expressing a desire to participate in future deer culls with 60% having never performed this activity.  The 2023 program had 16 participants and potentially indicates a lot of respondents are waiting to see how the program went and more importantly what was the feedback from those involved. 

Conclusion:

The Yarra Ranges Shire Deer Cull in Steels Creek has been a success, with very strong support and positive outcomes from those in the community that participated. The identified opportunities for improvement present avenues for enhancing future culling initiatives to ensuring sustained success over a long term multi-year program in addressing the challenges posed by deer overpopulation. (dependent of further government funding and/or engagement of other private cullers)


Participant Feedback

“Very friendly and professional. Great communication “

“Very friendly and approachable. Excellent communication. Would welcome them back anytime.”

“Great work and more than happy to have future culls. Thanks”

“Very professional team and greatly appreciated!”

“I would like to see this program continued as one short period of population control is likely to have little impact on long term pest management. Also for state government to be more proactive in providing pest species control in the surrounding national parks. “

“It would be interesting to hear/understand comparisons with other areas/councils.”

“Longer time spent in the area so more deer can be culled”

“They did a very good job, no damage to my property. Welcome to come back.”

Culling team background

There are many professional culling teams/companies contracted to various local governments and state bodies across Victoria or working as individuals for property owners. The team assigned to the Steels Creek area for the 2023 program has over 6 years of experience as a professional culling company with many in the team having over 20 years experience as hunters. During the last 6 years, they have removed >12,000 deer from the environment with 3,000 in difficult to access highland terrain and 9,000 removed to process the meat for premium pet food.

They have also culled deer within parks surrounded by suburbia such as Nillumbik Shire Council in the Plenty George . Obviously there are additional safety measures to ensure no members of the public are within the area during the culling and utilising drones with thermal camera’s adds to the high level of safety required.

Its therefore not surprising the skill set these teams need to demonstrate are much more than just simply shooting a deer, as its essential to have a high level of professionalism encompassing approachability with great communication skills for the entire end to end process to work well for all parties involved.

Want to be part of a future deer cull?

You can contact Yarra Ranges Shire directly

OR

email steelscreeklandcare@gmail.com

The benefits of emailing Steels Creek Landcare is once your approved, you will be part of a group list with notifications of any progress or issues all the group can all benefit from.

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 16th January 2024





 

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Happy New Year!!

Back online with the Grapevine for 2024 though it has not been a smooth start, with some technical difficulties being experienced last week.  My apologies for the pre Christmas  message coming out only last week.

Going forward, the grapevine will still be a regular publication but it will depend on content available for inclusion so may only come out every second week. Please remember this publication is for the community and we would encourage groups and residents to make use of it to promote events, sell items, and other community notices.

SC Landcare Group: Deer Cull 2023 report

Summary Report: 2023 Yarra Ranges Shire Deer Cull in Steels Creek

Executive Summary:

This report details the successful execution of the 2023 Yarra Ranges Shire Deer Cull program within Steels Creek, specifically focusing on the culling of 46 deer from over 100 sighted across 16 properties. The implementation of thermal drones, community engagement, and positive outcomes are highlighted, along with identified opportunities for improvement to enhance future culling initiatives. 

Whilst this report is focused on Steels Creek, it’s interesting to note Chum Creek Landcare have a local program using local shooters that’s been successfully running for the last few years achieving comparable cull numbers of 40 over a 6 month period with similar participant support and very positive feedback making the final cull numbers 86 across the broader local area.

The Yarra Ranges Shire program for 2023 has focused on multiple areas including Steels, Dixon & Chum Creek, Healesville, Coldstream, Yellingbo and parts of the Dandenong’s with some good initial outcomes.  They are also working with adjoining local councils and Parks Victoria to achieve greater overall results and recognise programs across the entire state will need many years of effort to significantly see less deer numbers damaging our environment, farming, cultural and social areas. Yarra Ranges had 34 control nights achieving a reduction of 221 deer from 545 identified within the control areas (which includes the Steels Creek stats).  Species identified are Samba and Fellow at a 2.5:1 ratio.

Key Achievements:

  1. Thermal Drone Demonstration:

    The utilization of thermal drones proved highly successful, enhancing the precision and effectiveness of the deer culling operation conducted on 5 nights within a 5 week timeframe.  The drone demonstration identified 20 deer within the first 10 minutes and the provision of thermal monocular’s to the audience to scan the surrounding area was highly rated as it provided an excellent opportunity to see firsthand how well the technology functions within the hands of experienced users.

  2. Community Engagement:

    An impressive 87% of property owners (14 out of the 16 properties) participated for the first time in deer culling, emphasizing a high level of effort from the Steels Creek Landcare committee with the community for support and involvement in addressing the challenge of deer overpopulation and the various issues impacting the area.

  3. Communication and Shooter Behaviour:

    All participating property owners expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the behaviour and communication exhibited by the 4 professional shooters, fostering positive relationships and trust within the community.

  4. Future Participation:

    A unanimous 100% of property owners conveyed their willingness to participate in future culling programs, showcasing a strong commitment to ongoing initiatives and the positive experience with the shooters.  All participants agreed that a Shire run program with completed background checks formed a major part in wanting to become involved.

  5. Common Reasons for Culling:

    Property owners shared common motivations for participating, including the reduction of the deer population for environmental, biosecurity and community benefits, and the strategic goal of minimizing increasing numbers of illegal shooters entering the area which is an issue state wide where deer are prevalent.

  6. Efficiency in Timeframe:

    The cull achieved a good reduction of deer over a short timeframe, conducted on five nights over five weeks, demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness.  All deer were removed and sent for further processing as premium dogfood to ensure no waste.

Opportunities for Improvement:

  • Extended Timeframes:

    Evaluate the potential benefits of longer timeframes between each cull visit, allowing for a more strategic approach to deer population control as it will likely achieve a higher cull result due to a greater number of deer returning to the area.

    Larger Cull Area:

  • Explore the possibility of expanding the cull area across the length of Steels Creek rather than just a small pocket to address a wider range of ecological, agricultural and community concerns.

  • Seek more property owners wanting to participate with the aim of grouping access together for a larger consolidated area for the cullers, making it an easier culling effort, potentially optimizing resources and achieving higher cull numbers.

Recommendations:

  • Community Consultation: Further engagement with the Steels Creek community to discuss and implement changes to culling strategies, seek further landholder support and participation and ensuring community input and support.

  • Collaboration with Yarra Ranges Shire: Work with the Shire’s program manager to seek confirmation if further funding for the program in 2024/2025 has been approved and assess the feasibility and impact of expanding the cull area and longer time frames between visits.

  • Collaboration with private cullers: Look at options of providing a list of cullers others have used in the area (with positive reviews/feedback) that landholders can privately engage particularly if funding for the program is not available.  This has been a successful model utilised by the Chum Creek Landcare area for several years on a small scale.

  • Expanding community consultation into Dixon Creek:   Look at opportunities to expand and reach out to the Dixon Creek community which had an initial poor response partially due to tight timeframes for the initial engagement.

Observations:

  • The 2022 Deer survey had 83% (59) of responses expressing a desire to participate in future deer culls with 60% having never performed this activity.  The 2023 program had 16 participants and potentially indicates a lot of respondents are waiting to see how the program went and more importantly what was the feedback from those involved. 

Conclusion:

The Yarra Ranges Shire Deer Cull in Steels Creek has been a success, with very strong support and positive outcomes from those in the community that participated. The identified opportunities for improvement present avenues for enhancing future culling initiatives to ensuring sustained success over a long term multi-year program in addressing the challenges posed by deer overpopulation. (dependent of further government funding and/or engagement of other private cullers)


Participant Feedback

“Very friendly and professional. Great communication “

“Very friendly and approachable. Excellent communication. Would welcome them back anytime.”

“Great work and more than happy to have future culls. Thanks”

“Very professional team and greatly appreciated!”

“I would like to see this program continued as one short period of population control is likely to have little impact on long term pest management. Also for state government to be more proactive in providing pest species control in the surrounding national parks. “

“It would be interesting to hear/understand comparisons with other areas/councils.”

“Longer time spent in the area so more deer can be culled”

“They did a very good job, no damage to my property. Welcome to come back.”

Culling team background

There are many professional culling teams/companies contracted to various local governments and state bodies across Victoria or working as individuals for property owners. The team assigned to the Steels Creek area for the 2023 program has over 6 years of experience as a professional culling company with many in the team having over 20 years experience as hunters. During the last 6 years, they have removed >12,000 deer from the environment with 3,000 in difficult to access highland terrain and 9,000 removed to process the meat for premium pet food.

They have also culled deer within parks surrounded by suburbia such as Nillumbik Shire Council in the Plenty George . Obviously there are additional safety measures to ensure no members of the public are within the area during the culling and utilising drones with thermal camera’s adds to the high level of safety required.

Its therefore not surprising the skill set these teams need to demonstrate are much more than just simply shooting a deer, as its essential to have a high level of professionalism encompassing approachability with great communication skills for the entire end to end process to work well for all parties involved.

Want to be part of a future deer cull?

You can contact Yarra Ranges Shire directly

OR

email steelscreeklandcare@gmail.com

The benefits of emailing Steels Creek Landcare is once your approved, you will be part of a group list with notifications of any progress or issues all the group can all benefit from.

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 19th December 2023





 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The Steels Creek Community Centre committee would like to thank the Steel Creek Community groups and valley residents for your support through out 2023.  The community centre is there for the residents of the valley and we encourage you to make use of the facilities, either through existing groups, booking private functions, attending committee held functions, or maybe even forming a new group that can meet at the centre.

Being the 4th Saturday of the month, it is the final Exchange Hub for 2023 this Saturday at the community centre from 10-11am.  The first one for 2024 will be held on January 13th.

Regardless of the steady rain today, a quick reminder that fire restrictions are now in force throughout the Yarra Ranges Shire, until 1st May 2024.  Please check the CFA website for further information on any fire safety matters.

The next issue of the Grapevine will be on Tuesday 9th January 2024.

Have a great festive season and stay safe, Screekians!!

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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Steels Creek Grapevine – 12th December 2023





 

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Not much happening in the valley this week other than Christmas catch-ups. There will be a final 2023 edition of the Grapevine next week before habing a break for a couple of weeks.  If you have any thing to advertise or a notice you wish to send out, please email before 5pm Tuesday 19th. thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au 

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

  • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
  • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
  • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
  • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

SC 4Reel Movie night: Friday 15th December 6pm start

Looking forward to having a laugh at the final instalment for the year of SC 4Reel –  great food, conversation and friendship. Not entirely sure what this last offering will be but probably will screen the classic “The Plank” or something else just as silly.  Dinner at 6pm followed by the movie at 7:30pm.

FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP: Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre.  For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.    Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com

CFA has announced fire restrictions for the Yarra Ranges will begin at 1am on Monday 18 December.

Once the fire danger period has begun, fires cannot be lit in open air without a permit from CFA or a municipal fire prevention officer.  Fire danger periods are based on local conditions and take into account fuel moisture, fuel loads, weather and rainfall.

Residents are encouraged to burn off any garden waste they wish to prior to 18 December and when doing so to register their burn-off online at firepermits.vic.gov.au, by calling 1800 668 511 or by filling out a Burn Off Notification Form and emailing it to burnoffs@esta.vic.gov.au

Yarra Ranges Council have a wide ranges of services and community resources available to residents of the shire.  A few are listed below with links for you to follow to the website.

HICCI MORE
Bridges Connecting Communities MORE
Family Violence Services (FVREE): MORE
Outer East Primary Care Partnership Resources (OEPCP): MORE
E-Mental Health in Practice: MORE
Outer East PCP Tip Sheets: MORE
Eastern Community Legal Centre: MORE
Eastern Volunteers Home Shopping MORE
Our Community Tools MORE
Asset Based Community Development in Action: MORE

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 5th December 2023





 

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

  • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
  • SC Thursday Night Social Tennis: 7:30-9:39pm $2pp
  • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 10-11am
  • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
  • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
  • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

SC 4Reel Movie night: Friday 15th December 6pm start

Looking forward to having a laugh at the final instalment for the year of SC 4Reel –  great food, conversation and friendship. Not entirely sure what this last offering will be but probably will screen the classic “The Plank” or something else just as silly.  Dinner at 6pm followed by the movie at 7:30pm.

FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP: Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre.  For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.    Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com

Free fridge/freezer

If anyone is looking for a fridge for their shed, then give Andrew a call on 0400 433 557. Dimensions are 800 x 800 x 1700, freezer on the left side and fridge on the right side.

CFA has announced fire restrictions for the Yarra Ranges will begin at 1am on Monday 18 December.

Once the fire danger period has begun, fires cannot be lit in open air without a permit from CFA or a municipal fire prevention officer.  Fire danger periods are based on local conditions and take into account fuel moisture, fuel loads, weather and rainfall.

Residents are encouraged to burn off any garden waste they wish to prior to 18 December and when doing so to register their burn-off online at firepermits.vic.gov.au, by calling 1800 668 511 or by filling out a Burn Off Notification Form and emailing it to burnoffs@esta.vic.gov.au

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 28th November 2023





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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

  • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
  • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
  • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
  • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

SC 4Reel Movie night: Friday 15th December 6pm start

Looking forward to having a laugh at the final instalment for the year of SC 4Reel –  great food, conversation and friendship. Not entirely sure what this last offering will be but probably will screen the classic “The Plank” or something else just as silly.  Dinner at 6pm followed by the movie at 7:30pm.

FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP: Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre.  For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.    Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com

Snake avoidance training for pooches!

Did not realise this was a thing but for those of you who think your furry friends need assistance in learning that those wriggly critters are not for playing with, then this might be an option.  One member of our community is having a session for their dogs on the 22nd December and thought there may be others in the community interested in trying this.  

Training occurs with live snakes that have had their venom gland removed and it covers the Big Four – Brown, Copperhead, Red Belly Black and my special favourite (not!) Tiger.  A dog shock collar is used for training so a vet letter advising the dog is healthy for this type of training is required.

For more information and cost involved, please contact Matt on 0409 215 750

Garden Club: Garden Show held early in November

Once again the garden show proved a success for all who came along to enjoy the morning tea, admire the floral arrangements and snap up a bargain in the plant sale.  This is a long standing Steels Creek event that is very well supported by the community and those that live a little further afield.  Many thanks to the Garden Club for the Photos.

 

 

 

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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Steels Creek Grapevine – 28th November 2023





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Steels Creek Grapevine – 7th November 2023





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Hope you all picked a winner today…….. or spent the day in the garden, enjoying the sunshine!

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

  • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
  • SC Tennis: Social tennis Thursday night 7:30 pm $2pp
  • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 10-11am
  • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
  • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
  • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

It’s all happening in Steels Creek this Friday night.  You have a choice, citizens of the valley – AGM or Movie night!!

SC Tennis and Social Club: AGM & Social Night Friday 10th  6pm

Please come to support your local tennis and social club at the monthly social evening.  Because we are such an efficient group, we are incorporating our AGM into the proceedings – it will only take a very short time of the evening, but it is a vital part of our community group, and we do need your support.

SC 4Reel Movie night: Friday 10th November 6pm start

This month’s film offering is the comedy/drama Green Book. It won the Academy Award for best picture in 2018.

“Amidst rampant racism in the 1960s southern America, an African American pianist hires an Italian American bouncer to drive him through his venues. They come closer in the course of their journey.”  

Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just
$5 donation for the Centre
For catering purposes only, please RSVP:  Lindy 5965 2202,  or k.montell44@gmail.com
SC Community Centre: AGM Monday 13th November 7;30pm
This will be held at the community centre. Once again we ask for members of our community and those that are part of our community groups to come along and show your support for the community centre.  
(Some of you may be wondering why there are so many AGM notices – essentially the Model rules for Associations state that AGM’s must be held within 5 months of the end of financial year which means November tends to be “AGM season”)
FOR SALE: 2 Tickets to “Menopause the Musical” $100
 One of our community members has 2 tickets to “Menopause the Musical” at The Memo in Healesville for Friday 1st December but is unable to attend.  If any one is interested in purchasing these tickets (original cost $150), please contact Lindy Montell  on 5965 2202.

    SC Landcare and Birdlife Australia: Birds on Farms workshop November 25th

    We are lucky to be hosting a workshop here in Steels Creek this November, and welcome you all to join in.  Please see below flyer for more details and where to RSVP

    Yarra Ranges Council Tidbits

    Rachels Farm: Film director and actress Rachel Ward voyages from wilful ignorance about the ecological impacts of conventional agriculture on her own rural property, to embracing a movement to restore the health of Australia’s farmland, food and climate.
    Wednesday 8 November 2023
    7.00 – 8.30pm
    The Memo, 235 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

    For more information and to book click here

    WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


    Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


    Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
    If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
    The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
    The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


    Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

    At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

    Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
    Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

    This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

    To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
    Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


    Steels Creek Grapevine – 31st October 2023





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    WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

    • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
    • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
    • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
    • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

    SC Garden Club: Annual flower Show Saturday 4th November 9am-1pm

    Come and support our local garden group this Saturday.  As well as a flower display, there will be plants and produce to buy, plus morning tea.

    It’s AGM season! Please note the following dates for AGM.  

    • SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday 10th November 7:00pm (also our monthly social night)
    • SC Community Centre: Monday 13th November 7:30pm

    SC 4Reel Movie night: Friday 10th November 6pm start

    This month’s film offering is the comedy/drama Green Book. It won the Academy Award for best picture in 2018.

    “Amidst rampant racism in the 1960s southern America, an African American pianist hires an Italian American bouncer to drive him through his venues. They come closer in the course of their journey.”  

    Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just
    $5 donation for the Centre
    For catering purposes only, please RSVP:  Lindy 5965 2202,  or k.montell44@gmail.com

      SC Landcare and Birdlife Australia: Birds on Farms workshop November 25th

      We are lucky to be hosting a workshop here in Steels Creek this November, and welcome you all to join in.  Please see below flyer for more details and where to RSVP

      Yarra Ranges Council Tidbits

      Rachels Farm: Film director and actress Rachel Ward voyages from wilful ignorance about the ecological impacts of conventional agriculture on her own rural property, to embracing a movement to restore the health of Australia’s farmland, food and climate.
      Wednesday 8 November 2023
      7.00 – 8.30pm
      The Memo, 235 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

      For more information and to book click here

      WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


      Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


      Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
      If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
      The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
      The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


      Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

      At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

      Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
      Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

      This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

      To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
      Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


      Steels Creek Grapevine – 24th October 2023





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      Let’s start this week newsletter with confirmation that all the links actually work this time! Go me!!

      WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

      • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
      • SC Social Tennis: Thursday 26th October 7:30-9:30pm. $2pp
      • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 28th October 10-11am –
        Come and meet some of our local residents: share selling / exchanging foods, ideas, conversations.   Enjoy scones (or cake) coffee and tea, at $2pp. Its what you make it, we’d love to meet you!
      • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
      • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
      • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

      SC Community Centre: a little bit of house keeping

      A quick reminder to those that attended our Sunday Session but have not yet paid, you can direct deposit into the SCCC bank account, or if you are at the community centre, place the money in the cash tin. 

      It’s AGM season! Please note the following dates for AGM.  

      • SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday 10th November 7:00pm (also our monthly social night)
      • SC Community Centre: Monday 13th November 7:30pm

      SC Landcare: update from the Northern Yarra Landcare Network

      A short video of a collaboration between Melbourne Water and some local residents.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swxNKrfwFJ4

      A message From Rob Fallon

      Thank you for celebrating the joy of Julie’s wonderful life with us on Thursday 6th October. It is really comforting to know that our beautiful Julie will live on in the hearts and minds of so many. 

      A few things to follow up on…and important links to look at.

      • Mugs – if you didn’t get a mug on your way out, but wish to have a cuppa with Julie every now and then, please let me know by return email or text 0417 471 009.
      • Donations – Julie’s express wish was that we donate to Eastern Palliative Care, which you can do here on her specific memorial page Julie’s EPC donations page
      • Tribute Page – If you have one or two memories of Julie that you’d like to share in the form of photos, videos or comments, please use this link Julie’s Tribute Page. Your contributions should be on show for all to see within a couple of days and are best viewed on a PC. Joe and I have got some in there already.
      • Family Support – Julie agreed with Cindy Watts that a fundraiser be created to support the boys longer term. Many of you know Cindy Watts, and you also know she is a force to be reckoned with, and I couldn’t say no to circulating the link! So here it is Fallon Family Fundraiser

      Thanks again to everyone involved, and love to all.

      Harry, Connor and Rob Fallon

        SC Landcare and Birdlife Australia: Birds on Farms workshop November 25th

        We are lucky to be hosting a workshop here in Steels Creek this November, and welcome you all to join in.  Please see below flyer for more details and where to RSVP

         

        WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


        Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


        Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
        If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
        The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
        The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


        Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

        At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

        Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
        Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

        This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

        To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
        Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


        Steels Creek Grapevine – 17th October 2023





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        WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

        • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
        • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
        • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
        • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

        SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023

        Thank you to everyone who came along to the Landcare AGM.  Those who attended enjoyed an informative talk from Katie Drummond on Melbourne Water’s Liveable Communities Program, followed by a scrumptious Spring dinner prepared by Angie Lloyd.  No change to the office bearers though two general committee members have stepped down.  If you are interested in joining the general committee please contact SC Landcare through their website http://www.steelscreeklandcare.org/ 

        The office bearers for the coming year are Andrew Guthrie (President), Peta Whitford (Vice President), Bruce Kellet (Secretary) and Marcia Brosche (Treasurer)

        SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023

        We had a fab few hours sitting out in the picnic area at the community centre, enjoying some early Spring sunshine, and thankful daylight savings had begun – once the sun went down, it got rather chilly, rather quickly.  A few new faces came along, which is great to see and frankly we were all caught up in our chatter and BBQ dinner, that no photos were taken – how remiss!  Many thanks to Maree Rothwell for sorting out the catering and we hope this get together will become at least an annual event for our community.

        It’s AGM season! Please note the following dates for AGM.  Local associations are very important for bringing members of a community together, so please seriously consider attending the upcoming AGM’s, to find out what has been happening over the past year within each association.  Of course, you are welcome to nominate to join the committee should you wish to do so.

        • SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday 10th November 7:00pm
        • SC Community Centre: Monday 13th November 7:30pm

        SC Landcare: Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasp

        Following on from the information on these pests in the last two editions of the Grapevine, please read the following message from one of our community members and their “recipe” for a wasp trap.

        “The European wasp issue is of great interest to me as the wasps in 2020 consumed about 1/2 an acre of our Pinot grapes. Since then I have been using the attached queen wasp traps and in 2021 spring / early summer caught 150 queens between our steels creek and Dixons creek properties. If we could all do this on our properties we would start to win the war against these horrid pests.”  Happy hunting those pesky wasps, peeps!  Thank you, Matt, for your contribution

        Queen wasp trap

          SC Landcare and Birdlife Australia: Birds on Farms workshop November 25th

          The Birds on Farms: Yarra to Yea project works with landholders in the Yarra Valley (and up to Yea) to help identify, plan and seek funding for on-ground restoration activities that benefit birds, biodiversity and farm productivity. They also provide general advice to landholders, carry out Birds on Farms monitoring, and run a range of education activities and events.

          We are lucky to be hosting a workshop here in Steels Creek this November, and welcome you all to join in. Please click on the flyer below for more details and to RSVP.

          Birds on Farms Steels Creek workshop flyer

          WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


          Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


          Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
          If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
          The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
          The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


          Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

          At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

          Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
          Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

          This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

          To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
          Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


          Steels Creek Grapevine – 17th October 2023 (Update)





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          My apologies folks! As you may have worked out, the links for the Queen Wasp Trap and Birdlife Australia work shop did not work. Information is as follows;

          QUEEN WASP TRAPS

          The spring wasp trap recipe is for springtime and early summer only and dedicated to catching queen European wasps only. Catching queens is the best and most environmentally sound method of reducing European wasps.

          The trap is made from a clear 1.25L PET bottle (soft drink bottle, Milk, OJ or any similar container) with 3 holes of 13 -20 mm diameter about 15cm (150mm) from the base of the bottle. The hole diameter is not mm critical but does need to be large enough for the queen wasp to enter and small enough so she cannot easily find her way out.  It is easiest to make holes using a carpentry drill bit in an electric drill but you can cut an X and push it in with your finger. Screw-cap lids remain on.

          The number of traps required depends on your circumstances but as a guide, 2 – 4 traps for the average house block, and larger areas should consider 4 traps per Ha or 100 meters apart on boundary lines initially. Then reduce to half that after 12 months.

          Bait:  1kg sugar makes enough for 4 traps. There are two options for bait mentioned below;

          Option 1: Mix at a ratio of 1 part sugar : 4 part hot water (250g sugar dissolved in 1 litre water). Scale up or down to your requirements. 1 litre of water and 250g of sugar make approximately 1.3 litres of mixture.  Dissolve the sugar in 500 ml Hot water. Once dissolved add 500ml cold water and 2 tsp Bakers yeast (available from every supermarket) to 1 litre of sugar water.  Some people like to add a tablespoon or two of honey

          Option 2: 1 litre of 1:1 sugar water. Allow the mix to cool then add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla essence containing 35% alcohol (6 ml) [Queen Red Label brand] and 2 tsp honey. NB Do not use imitation vanilla essence. This mixture will need to be watered down when you put it into traps.

          Fermentation: Allow 2-4 days for the mix to ferment. Time to ferment depends on ambient air temperature. Place the filled bait stations in a warm place for 2-4 days for the solution to ferment (fermenting will stop bees being attracted). Fermentation is important so that bees don’t take the bait. The CO2 released by fermentation may have a role to play in attracting wasps.

          If you have used 250g sugar recipe (option 1) you won’t need to dilute.  Just pour 250 – 500ml into your trap and hang it. If you used vanilla essence (option 2) divide mixture between traps (approximately 500 ml per trap), top up with (approx) 500 ml water to below the holes. In both instances, replace the screw caps.

          Time of year:  Because hibernation is dependant on daily temperatures it is difficult to advise on best time however mid-September and October seem to be the best in NE Vic. Cooler areas will be a week or two later and warmer areas ie Melb Bendigo Mildura will be a week or two (or three) earlier.  Temperatures appear to need to be above 15 C with a few days at 20C or more. Timing is not enormously critical as queen wasps forage for a considerable period after establishing a nest site but it is best to have traps out as early as possible.

          Positioning the Trap:  Hang in a sunny spot in garden, near a peach or nectarine trees with curly leaf; near a wood heap or pile of sticks is also good as queens hibernate under bark; or anywhere wasps are likely to forage.  Height is not critical but 1 – 2 meters in the air seems good.  Whilst there is nothing to harm people, pets or the environment in the bait, traps should be hung out of the reach of children and pets simply to avoid interference.

          Shake every few days to let bait dribble out. Keep in place until (December). Strain out when full, reuse and top up bait with water if necessary. Replace bait every 4-5 weeks.

          Catching other insects (by-catch):  Bees are not attracted because of the carbon dioxide released by the fermenting yeast however we encourage users to monitor for by-catch and remove traps if you are concerned about what is in the traps.

          Initially check your traps for by-catch daily, then weekly. If you are catching something you are concerned about withdraw the trap and reassess. You may simply need to wait a day or two more for the bait to ferment.  It should be noted that catching one or two bees or native wasps, while not ideal, is not the end of the world. European wasps kill many bees, paper wasps, and other beneficial pollinators each day so the loss of one or two bees is not really an issue.

          Ants: If you get ants in your trap you will need to start over. Wasps will not go anywhere near anything contaminated by ants. You can try spraying the branch your trap hangs from with fly spray or stand the trap in a pot plant saucer or bucket with water in it. Check occasionally and top up the water as required.

          Notes:  Don’t be concerned if you don’t catch anything immediately. It may take some time to catch anything. Monitor traps weekly and top up if required. Some people complain because they didn’t catch anything. It probably means there were no queen wasps within foraging distance:  On the other hand, other people catch 20 or 30 queens in one trap a month or more after placing the trap out.  

          SC Landcare and Birdlife Australia: Birds on Farms workshop November 25th

          WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


          Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


          Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
          If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
          The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
          The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


          Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

          At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

          Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
          Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

          This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

          To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
          Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


          Steels Creek Grapevine – 17th October 2023





          #steelscreek
          #screekylife
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          WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

          • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
          • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
          • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:00-11:00
          • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

          SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023

          Thank you to everyone who came along to the Landcare AGM.  Those who attended enjoyed an informative talk from Katie Drummond on Melbourne Water’s Liveable Communities Program, followed by a scrumptious Spring dinner prepared by Angie Lloyd.  No change to the office bearers though two general committee members have stepped down.  If you are interested in joining the general committee please contact SC Landcare through their website http://www.steelscreeklandcare.org/ 

          The office bearers for the coming year are Andrew Guthrie (President), Peta Whitford (Vice President), Bruce Kellet (Secretary) and Marcia Brosche (Treasurer)

          SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023

          We had a fab few hours sitting out in the picnic area at the community centre, enjoying some early Spring sunshine, and thankful daylight savings had begun – once the sun went down, it got rather chilly, rather quickly.  A few new faces came along, which is great to see and frankly we were all caught up in our chatter and BBQ dinner, that no photos were taken – how remiss!  Many thanks to Maree Rothwell for sorting out the catering and we hope this get together will become at least an annual event for our community.

          It’s AGM season! Please note the following dates for AGM.  Local associations are very important for bringing members of a community together, so please seriously consider attending the upcoming AGM’s, to find out what has been happening over the past year within each association.  Of course, you are welcome to nominate to join the committee should you wish to do so.

          • SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday 10th November 7:00pm
          • SC Community Centre: Monday 13th November 7:30pm

          SC Landcare: Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasp

          Following on from the information on these pests in the last two editions of the Grapevine, please read the following message from one of our community members and their “recipe” for a wasp trap.

          “The European wasp issue is of great interest to me as the wasps in 2020 consumed about 1/2 an acre of our Pinot grapes. Since then I have been using the attached queen wasp traps and in 2021 spring / early summer caught 150 queens between our steels creek and Dixons creek properties. If we could all do this on our properties we would start to win the war against these horrid pests.”  Happy hunting those pesky wasps, peeps!  Thank you, Matt, for your contribution

          Queen wasp trap

            SC Landcare and Birdlife Australia: Birds on Farms workshop November 25th

            The Birds on Farms: Yarra to Yea project works with landholders in the Yarra Valley (and up to Yea) to help identify, plan and seek funding for on-ground restoration activities that benefit birds, biodiversity and farm productivity. They also provide general advice to landholders, carry out Birds on Farms monitoring, and run a range of education activities and events.

            We are lucky to be hosting a workshop here in Steels Creek this November, and welcome you all to join in. Please click on the flyer below for more details and to RSVP.

            Birds on Farms Steels Creek workshop flyer

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 3rd October 2023





            #steelscreek
            #screekylife
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            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 7th October 10-11am
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            Upcoming events:

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023, 6pm

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October, starting at 6pm.  Once the business of the AGM is completed (approx 30mins), guest speaker Katie Drummond from Melbourne Water will talk about the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways program (approx 30mins). A dinner and social catch up will follow.  All current members will have received the official notice.  However for those who are not current members, and are interested in attending the AGM, please click on the following link for full information and registration.  http://www.steelscreeklandcare.org/AGM-2023.html

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023, 4pm to 8pm

            Don’t forget to pre-register for our Sunday Session at the community centre.  It is really easy – simply follow the link below to the SC Community Centre home page and you will see “New! Online ticket purchase for community events”. Click on “ticket purchase” to register and arrange payment.  http://www.steelscreek.vic.au

            We are firing up the BBQ and will have sausages, burgers patties including vegan options, as well as salads.  $15 per adult and $10 per child.  BYO alcohol. 

            It’s AGM season! Please note the following dates for AGM.  Local associations are very important for bringing members of a community together, so please seriously consider attending the upcoming AGM’s, to find out what has been happening over the past year within each association.

            • SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday 10th November 7:00pm
            • SC Community Centre: Monday 13th November 7:30pm

            SC Tennis & Social Club: It is great to see the increase in numbers for our social tennis sessions – 7 last Thursday night and 8 on Sunday afternoon.  We would love to see that continue and welcome anyone who is interested in playing to come and join in.  Don’t forget ladies social on Monday mornings from 9am.

            SC Landcare: Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasp

            It is coming to that time of the year where Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasps can become a real problem.  A recent seminar in Christmas Hills, attended by our Landcare Group,  highlighted the challenges these pests pose, the potential impacts on our agricultural industry, and strategies for control. There is a large amount of information available and while the key points are below, please follow the link for a more comprehensive information source.  As mentioned last week, we are focussing on European Wasps in this weeks edition.

            European Wasp

            Whilst most hives (90%) are in the ground, there are cases where they have built hives in wall/roof/tree cavities.

            • If they are in a building, it’s advisable to seek professions to eradicate the hive due to the use of chemicals within a habitable zone.  It’s also advisable to plug up the entry hole as there will be a permeant scent that may continually attract the wasp to build a nest each season.  
            • Ground hives are reasonably easy to eradicate….if you can find where they are and approached at night.  Generally advisable to only approach the hive after sundown as they can be highly volatile defending the hive from perceived threats during daylight hours.  At night all wasps will be in the hive, much more docile and can be a good time to approach with the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as a bee suit and gloves.  Using a red light is better than white which can agitate them. 

            If you do disturb a hive, as one of our landcare members accidentally did whilst excavating, they can chase and attack you up to 150m away from the hive.  Our athletic landcare member had to jump off the tractor and put on his best Usain Bolt sprint action, (in work boots sprouting some choice words) to quickly get away and minimise multiple stings. 

            • Each nest will produce around 1000/1500 new queens, which is potentially 1000-1500 new hives and is the primary reason why locating/destroying the hive become critical to keeping these pests under control
            • The use of a wasp dust in and around the hole will kill the hive over a few days particularly with emerging larvae/wasps as they are fed from the adult wasps walking through the poison dust and taking it deep into the hive.
            • The hive is generally horizontal to the entry hole and is designed this way to limit rain water draining straight into the hive
            • During the winter and early spring you may see docile queen wasps hibernating from the cold in areas such as firewood or even folded up patio umbrellas.  These are fertilized queens ready to start a hive once the weather warms up and should be kills at the first opportunity.
            • Traps and the type of bait used varies as during the season:
              • Start of the season, Queens are after carbohydrates (energy) coming out of hibernation.  Need to be careful what to attractant mix is so as to not attract and kill bees.
              • Middle of the season, meat based traps (protein) can effective, is their weak spot with the benefit that it will mostly just attract/target the wasps.  Ie: bees don’t eat meat.

            These links will give more detailed information:

            https://www.health.vic.gov.au/environmental-health/european-wasps-pest-control

            https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/european-wasp/european-wasp-trapping-instructions

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 3rd October 2023





            #steelscreek
            #screekylife
            Facebook

            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 7th October 10-11am
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            Upcoming events:

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023, 6pm

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October, starting at 6pm.  Once the business of the AGM is completed (approx 30mins), guest speaker Katie Drummond from Melbourne Water will talk about the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways program (approx 30mins). A dinner and social catch up will follow.  All current members will have received the official notice.  However for those who are not current members, and are interested in attending the AGM, please click on the following link for full information and registration.  http://www.steelscreeklandcare.org/AGM-2023.html

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023, 4pm to 8pm

            Don’t forget to re-register for our Sunday Session at the community centre.  It is really easy – simply follow the link below to the SC Community Centre home page and you will see “New! Online ticket purchase for community events”. Click on “ticket purchase” to register and arrange payment.  http://www.steelscreek.vic.au

            We are firing up the BBQ and will have sausages, burgers patties including vegan options, as well as salads.  $15 per adult and $10 per child.  BYO alcohol. 

            It’s AGM season! Please note the following dates for AGM.  Local associations are very important for bringing members of a community together, so please seriously consider attending the upcoming AGM’s, to find out what has been happening over the past year within each association.

            • SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday 10th November 7:00pm
            • SC Community Centre: Monday 13th November 7:30pm

            SC Tennis & Social Club: It is great to see the increase in numbers for our social tennis sessions – 7 last Thursday night and 8 on Sunday afternoon.  We would love to see that continue and welcome anyone who is interested in playing to come and join in.  Don’t forget ladies social on Monday mornings from 9am.

            SC Landcare: Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasp

            It is coming to that time of the year where Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasps can become a real problem.  A recent seminar in Christmas Hills, attended by our Landcare Group,  highlighted the challenges these pests pose, the potential impacts on our agricultural industry, and strategies for control. There is a large amount of information available and while the key points are below, please follow the link for a more comprehensive information source.  As mentioned last week, we are focussing on European Wasps in this weeks edition.

            European Wasp

            Whilst most hives (90%) are in the ground, there are cases where they have built hives in wall/roof/tree cavities.

            • If they are in a building, it’s advisable to seek professions to eradicate the hive due to the use of chemicals within a habitable zone.  It’s also advisable to plug up the entry hole as there will be a permeant scent that may continually attract the wasp to build a nest each season.  
            • Ground hives are reasonably easy to eradicate….if you can find where they are and approached at night.  Generally advisable to only approach the hive after sundown as they can be highly volatile defending the hive from perceived threats during daylight hours.  At night all wasps will be in the hive, much more docile and can be a good time to approach with the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as a bee suit and gloves.  Using a red light is better than white which can agitate them. 

            If you do disturb a hive, as one of our landcare members accidentally did whilst excavating, they can chase and attack you up to 150m away from the hive.  Our athletic landcare member had to jump off the tractor and put on his best Usain Bolt sprint action, (in work boots sprouting some choice words) to quickly get away and minimise multiple stings. 

            • Each nest will produce around 1000/1500 new queens, which is potentially 1000-1500 new hives and is the primary reason why locating/destroying the hive become critical to keeping these pests under control
            • The use of a wasp dust in and around the hole will kill the hive over a few days particularly with emerging larvae/wasps as they are fed from the adult wasps walking through the poison dust and taking it deep into the hive.
            • The hive is generally horizontal to the entry hole and is designed this way to limit rain water draining straight into the hive
            • During the winter and early spring you may see docile queen wasps hibernating from the cold in areas such as firewood or even folded up patio umbrellas.  These are fertilized queens ready to start a hive once the weather warms up and should be kills at the first opportunity.
            • Traps and the type of bait used varies as during the season:
              • Start of the season, Queens are after carbohydrates (energy) coming out of hibernation.  Need to be careful what to attractant mix is so as to not attract and kill bees.
              • Middle of the season, meat based traps (protein) can effective, is their weak spot with the benefit that it will mostly just attract/target the wasps.  Ie: bees don’t eat meat.

            These links will give more detailed information:

            https://www.health.vic.gov.au/environmental-health/european-wasps-pest-control

            https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/european-wasp/european-wasp-trapping-instructions

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 26th September 2023 Copy





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            And it’s back to our regularly scheduled Grapevine publications!

            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Social Tennis: Thursday 28th September 7:30 – 9:30 $2pp
            • SC 4Reel Film Club: Friday 29th September (See details below)
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            Upcoming events:

            SC 4Reel Film Club: Friday September 29th ‘WAKING NED DEVINE’ (1998) Dinner from 6pm, film start 7:30pm

            We look forward to you joining us again for another night of guaranteed laughs; suspense; and drama together with fine food, good company and a movie in our Gold Class venue.  
            “In the little Irish town of Tullymore there is great excitement when they read that a major lottery prize winner lives there. But Who! Two local characters decide to find out and make sure they befriend him. Then the fun begins- a wonderful heart warming and funny film.”

            FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP
            Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.  Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023, 6pm

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October, starting at 6pm.  Once the business of the AGM is completed (approx 30mins), guest speaker Katie Drummond from Melbourne Water will talk about the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways program (approx 30mins). A dinner and social catch up will follow.  All current members will have received the official notice.  However for those who are not current members, and are interested in attending the AGM, please click on the following link for full information and registration.  http://www.steelscreeklandcare.org/AGM-2023.html

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023, 4pm to 8pm

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it is not pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!).

            We are firing up the BBQ and will have sausages, burgers patties including vegan options, as well as salads.  $15 per adult and $10 per child.  BYO alcohol. 

            For catering purposes we do require pre-registration which can be done via the website.  Follow the link below to the home page and you will see “New! Online ticket purchase for community events”. Click on “ticket purchase” to register and arrange payment.  http://www.steelscreek.vic.ay

            SC Landcare: Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasp

            It is coming to that time of the year where Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasps can become a real problem.  A recent seminar in Christmas Hills, attended by our Landcare Group,  highlighted the challenges these pests pose, the potential impacts on our agricultural industry, and strategies for control. There is a large amount of information available and while the key points are below, please follow the link for a more comprehensive information source.  This weeks Grapevine edition will highlight Queensland Fruit Fly and next weeks edition will cover European Wasps.

            Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) can spread out of control very easily affecting pretty much all fruit and vegetables.  This in turn affects our export markets as understandably there are severe export restrictions on areas that are not QFF free. …..QFF only exists in Australia. 

            Currently SA & TAS are the only 2 states free of fruit fly due in part to their state import restrictions and enforcement with a ban on all fruit and veg being brought into the state.  WA has small areas infected with a program that will span over a number of years to eradicate to re-gain the QFF free status and thereby re-opening up export markets.

            QFF is a very small fly approx. 3mm and injects its eggs which turn into larvae into most fruits and vegetables.  The injection site can be hard to identify as it can look like a tiny black spot that can be caused by many things.  A single QFF can lay up to 2,000 larvae in her short lifecycle. 

            • The damaged fruit and veggies rot inside from the bacteria off the egg while the eggs mature into larvae, making the produce inedible and unsaleable.
            • The lifecycle continues when the larvae move into the ground either once the fruit drops to the ground or whilst still on the tree, pupate, and mature into adult fruit flies.
            • Fruit fly populations can increase in number very quickly, and the damage to fruit can extend into neighbouring properties, or even across the region. The Yarra Valley has valuable horticultural production properties and great home gardens with edible produce – and this is worth protecting!

            Fruit tree management

            Ensure your trees are manageable/accessible in terms of height so all fruit can be harvested and/or the tree can be netted for QFF.  Generally for most people this means maintaining trees that are less than 2 to 2.5m in height.   In locations such as Mildura, netting of trees and vegi patches are an annual seasonal must do due to the prevalence of QFF.

            Control method

            The infected produce cannot be thrown into a bin or compost without treatment as this doesn’t kill the eggs/larvae and the lifecycle will just continue and the problem spread.

            Once it’s been identified, generally the best approach for home gardens is to strip all the fruit/veg and boil, microwave or freeze to kill the eggs/larvae and effectively remove further opportunities for the fly to continue to infect other produce.  Traps/baiting is varied the target either males or females.  See website below for more info.

            Notification

            Notify your neighbours, Landcare group, local social media group (eg: Steels Creek FaceBook) to give everyone an opportunity to inspect, set up traps and take appropriate action if infected.  We all need to be aware and active in eradicating the fly and outbreaks.  Ignoring the issue or not notifying of the infection will only make the situation worse.  One of the key areas of risk is unmaintained fruit trees and blackberry infestations

            For more information and to keep the Yarra Valley free of Queensland Fruit Fly see the Yarra Valley website: https://fruitflyfreeyv.com.au/

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 27th September 2023 (update) Copy Copy





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            For those members of our community who are not aware, Julie Scott passed away on the 11th September.  Julie was a much loved member of our community and we pass on condolences to Rob, Connor and Harry.

            A memorial to celebrate Julie’s love and happiness, all days filled with the simple joy she has so generously shared will be held on October 5th at 11:30am.  Please use the following link to confirm your RSVP.  https://services.bare.com.au/memorial-diy-invitations/julie-scott

            (Julie asked that donations are made in lieu of flowers or gifts. Details of the nominated charity will be at the memorial. For those unable to attend and wish to donate, the details (when to hand) will be included in an upcoming edition of the Grapevine.)

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 27th September 2023 (update) Copy





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            For those members of our community who are not aware, Julie Scott passed away on the 11th September.  Julie was a much loved member of our community and we pass on condolences to Rob, Connor and Harry.

            A memorial to celebrate Julie’s love and happiness, all days filled with the simple joy she has so generously shared will be held on October 5th at 11:30am.  Please use the following link to confirm your RSVP.  https://services.bare.com.au/memorial-diy-invitations/julie-scott

            (Julie asked that donations are made in lieu of flowers or gifts. Details of the nominated charity will be at the memorial. For those unable to attend and wish to donate, the details (when to hand) will be included in an upcoming edition of the Grapevine.)

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 27th September 2023 (update) Copy





            #steelscreek
            #screekylife
            Facebook

            For those members of our community who are not aware, Julie Scott passed away on the 11th September.  Julie was a much loved member of our community and we pass on condolences to Rob, Connor and Harry.

            A memorial to celebrate Julie’s love and happiness, all days filled with the simple joy she has so generously shared will be held on October 5th at 11:30am.  Please use the following link to confirm your RSVP.  https://services.bare.com.au/memorial-diy-invitations/julie-scott

            (Julie asked that donations are made in lieu of flowers or gifts. Details of the nominated charity will be at the memorial. For those unable to attend and wish to donate, the details (when to hand) will be included in an upcoming edition of the Grapevine.)

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 26th September 2023





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            And it’s back to our regularly scheduled Grapevine publications!

            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Social Tennis: Thursday 28th September 7:30 – 9:30 $2pp
            • SC 4Reel Film Club: Friday 29th September (See details below)
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            Upcoming events:

            SC 4Reel Film Club: Friday September 29th ‘WAKING NED DEVINE’ (1998) Dinner from 6pm, film start 7:30pm

            We look forward to you joining us again for another night of guaranteed laughs; suspense; and drama together with fine food, good company and a movie in our Gold Class venue.  
            “In the little Irish town of Tullymore there is great excitement when they read that a major lottery prize winner lives there. But Who! Two local characters decide to find out and make sure they befriend him. Then the fun begins- a wonderful heart warming and funny film.”

            FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP
            Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just $5 donation for the Centre.  Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023, 6pm

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October, starting at 6pm.  Once the business of the AGM is completed (approx 30mins), guest speaker Katie Drummond from Melbourne Water will talk about the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways program (approx 30mins). A dinner and social catch up will follow.  All current members will have received the official notice.  However for those who are not current members, and are interested in attending the AGM, please click on the following link for full information and registration.  http://www.steelscreeklandcare.org/AGM-2023.html

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023, 4pm to 8pm

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it is not pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!).

            We are firing up the BBQ and will have sausages, burgers patties including vegan options, as well as salads.  $15 per adult and $10 per child.  BYO alcohol. 

            For catering purposes we do require pre-registration which can be done via the website.  Follow the link below to the home page and you will see “New! Online ticket purchase for community events”. Click on “ticket purchase” to register and arrange payment.  http://www.steelscreek.vic.ay

            SC Landcare: Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasp

            It is coming to that time of the year where Queensland Fruit Fly and European Wasps can become a real problem.  A recent seminar in Christmas Hills, attended by our Landcare Group,  highlighted the challenges these pests pose, the potential impacts on our agricultural industry, and strategies for control. There is a large amount of information available and while the key points are below, please follow the link for a more comprehensive information source.  This weeks Grapevine edition will highlight Queensland Fruit Fly and next weeks edition will cover European Wasps.

            Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) can spread out of control very easily affecting pretty much all fruit and vegetables.  This in turn affects our export markets as understandably there are severe export restrictions on areas that are not QFF free. …..QFF only exists in Australia. 

            Currently SA & TAS are the only 2 states free of fruit fly due in part to their state import restrictions and enforcement with a ban on all fruit and veg being brought into the state.  WA has small areas infected with a program that will span over a number of years to eradicate to re-gain the QFF free status and thereby re-opening up export markets.

            QFF is a very small fly approx. 3mm and injects its eggs which turn into larvae into most fruits and vegetables.  The injection site can be hard to identify as it can look like a tiny black spot that can be caused by many things.  A single QFF can lay up to 2,000 larvae in her short lifecycle. 

            • The damaged fruit and veggies rot inside from the bacteria off the egg while the eggs mature into larvae, making the produce inedible and unsaleable.
            • The lifecycle continues when the larvae move into the ground either once the fruit drops to the ground or whilst still on the tree, pupate, and mature into adult fruit flies.
            • Fruit fly populations can increase in number very quickly, and the damage to fruit can extend into neighbouring properties, or even across the region. The Yarra Valley has valuable horticultural production properties and great home gardens with edible produce – and this is worth protecting!

            Fruit tree management

            Ensure your trees are manageable/accessible in terms of height so all fruit can be harvested and/or the tree can be netted for QFF.  Generally for most people this means maintaining trees that are less than 2 to 2.5m in height.   In locations such as Mildura, netting of trees and vegi patches are an annual seasonal must do due to the prevalence of QFF.

            Control method

            The infected produce cannot be thrown into a bin or compost without treatment as this doesn’t kill the eggs/larvae and the lifecycle will just continue and the problem spread.

            Once it’s been identified, generally the best approach for home gardens is to strip all the fruit/veg and boil, microwave or freeze to kill the eggs/larvae and effectively remove further opportunities for the fly to continue to infect other produce.  Traps/baiting is varied the target either males or females.  See website below for more info.

            Notification

            Notify your neighbours, Landcare group, local social media group (eg: Steels Creek FaceBook) to give everyone an opportunity to inspect, set up traps and take appropriate action if infected.  We all need to be aware and active in eradicating the fly and outbreaks.  Ignoring the issue or not notifying of the infection will only make the situation worse.  One of the key areas of risk is unmaintained fruit trees and blackberry infestations

            For more information and to keep the Yarra Valley free of Queensland Fruit Fly see the Yarra Valley website: https://fruitflyfreeyv.com.au/

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 27th September 2023 (update)





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            #screekylife
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            For those members of our community who are not aware, Julie Scott passed away on the 11th September.  Julie was a much loved member of our community and we pass on condolences to Rob, Connor and Harry.

            A memorial to celebrate Julie’s love and happiness, all days filled with the simple joy she has so generously shared will be held on October 5th at 11:30am.  Please use the following link to confirm your RSVP.  https://services.bare.com.au/memorial-diy-invitations/julie-scott

            (Julie asked that donations are made in lieu of flowers or gifts. Details of the nominated charity will be at the memorial. For those unable to attend and wish to donate, the details (when to hand) will be included in an upcoming edition of the Grapevine.)

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 22nd August 2023





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            Don’t be alarmed if the Grapevine does not appear in your inbox for the month of September.  Weekly updates will be back in October.

            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Social Tennis: Thursday 24th August 7:30 – 9:30 $2pp
            • Exchange Hub: Saturday 26th August 10-11am
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm
            We have another group in the valley!  SMB: Men’s Morning Tea
            Secret Mens Business or SMB is a casual group of local blokes chatting over coffee and is held on the last Thursday of each month.  All are welcome to join the next get together which will be this Thursday, 24th August, 10:30am at Heartswood, Yarra Glen. For more information, please contact Keith on 5965 2202

            SAVE THE DATE!

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October.  More details to follow.

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it may or may not be pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!). Look out for the full details in September but in the meantime, please reserve the 8th October,  4pm to 8pm for our community Sunday Session.

            Using the Community Centre but have no cash? An update on our payment system

            When we asked the question recently about how our community members would like to pay for their use of the community centre, the overwhelming response was to continue with “cash”. While cash may still be king for the moment, we know that things are quickly changing. Nowadays, some people don’t use cash at all, while others are slowly cleaning out their gadget drawers and looking forward to finding yet another 5 cent coin to get rid of (you know who you are)!  Then there are the serious cash advocates who have mattresses full of the stuff and are just waiting for either a financial market crash or a zombie apocalypse to kick in…………. but we digress!

            The good news is, we can now cater for everybody. If you’re using the centre for regular community group visits, you can now pay electronically via “PayID” if you wish. Simply use “accounts@steelscreek.vic.au” as the PayID method and, ideally, put your name and a short reason in the description field. No need to be verbose, simply something brief so we know where to attribute payments too.

            There have been questions from community group leaders like “how do we know that everyone has paid if we’re not collecting cash?”. Easy! Just shoot a quick email to accounts@steelscreek.vic.au with the details of who has/hasn’t paid – or leave a note with same in the cash tin – and we’ll keep track of it all for you.  If Community members would like to prepay for their anticipated usage for an entire year and then ‘draw down’ on their account each week, we can now do that too. Basically, we set up an account for everyone and then debit it when the community group leaders notify us of attendance.        

            It’s never easy transitioning from what we know and have been used to for years (hundreds and hundreds of years!) but we do have to try and make it as easy as possible for everyone to contribute to the day-to-day running costs for our beloved community centre.

            So, “the king is dead. Long live the king”…   

            OTHER EVENTS

            Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 
             
            Are you ready to make a positive impact on those facing mental health challenges?  Council is partnering with local community organisations to offer FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to Yarra Ranges residents and volunteers.
             
            Once certified you can provide vital support to those experiencing mental health problems. Spots are limited so get in fast! For more information, please visit the council’s website at https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Community/Health-and-Wellbeing/Mental-Health-First-Aid-MHF

            Yarra Glen Community Reading Room (45 Bell St Yarra Glen) is now offering FREE One-to-One Tech Support. Want to learn something new about your device? or Troubleshoot a problem? Sessions are offered in partnership with Your Library on the first Tuesday of each month. Bookings are essential.  Phone 8719 9410  to reserve your place.

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 15th August 2023





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            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • FIFA Women’s World Cup Semi Final: Wednesday 16th 8pm Matildas v Lionesses. Love a good bandwagon!  Best all find a spot in front of a TV some where for this epic match!
            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            Remember: If you are looking to hold a function in the near future, then the Community Centre may just be the perfect spot.  please forward all enquiries to Maree Rothwell on 0414 278 649 or maree@rothwells.com.au

            SAVE THE DATE!

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October.  More details to follow.

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it may or may not be pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!). Look out for the full details in September but in the meantime, please reserve the 8th October,  4pm to 8pm for our community Sunday Session.

            OTHER EVENTS

            Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 
             
            Are you ready to make a positive impact on those facing mental health challenges?  Council is partnering with local community organisations to offer FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to Yarra Ranges residents and volunteers.
             
            Once certified you can provide vital support to those experiencing mental health problems. Spots are limited so get in fast! For more information, please visit the council’s website at https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Community/Health-and-Wellbeing/Mental-Health-First-Aid-MHF

            Yarra Glen Community Reading Room (45 Bell St Yarra Glen) is now offering FREE One-to-One Tech Support. Want to learn something new about your device? or Troubleshoot a problem? Sessions are offered in partnership with Your Library on the first Tuesday of each month. Bookings are essential.  Phone 8719 9410  to reserve your place.

            Healesville Living & Learning Centre is once again running its very successful Op Shop Tours. The focus of the tours is to promote opportunity shops as a valuable community resource as well as support the viability of these outlets. Each tour is limited to 20 participants and includes transport, lunch and a pocket-size brochure with general information about each of the Yarra Glen and Healesville opportunity shops. Further information, highlighting the social and environmental benefits that flow when we reuse, recycle and reduce, what op shops want in terms of donations, what they don’t want, the impact of unsuitable donations and the current need for more volunteers is also addressed.  Each participant will receive a $10 voucher from one of our four local opportunity shops as an incentive to continue their op shopping adventures locally. 

            Please contact the Healesville Living & Learning Centre (ph 03 5962 5982)  for more information and to book your place on the bus.

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 8th August 2023





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            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Tennis: Thursday Night Social 10th August 7:30 – 9:30 $2pp
            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 12th August 10-11am
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            SAVE THE DATE!

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October.  More details to follow.

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it may or may not be pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!). Look out for the full details in September but in the meantime, please reserve the 8th October,  4pm to 8pm for our community Sunday Session.

            OTHER EVENTS

            Bushfire Resilience Inc free webinars start tomorrow (9th August). Below is further information on BRI and the webinars that are on offer.  A link to register is also included.

             

            To receive the links for the live webinars and recordings, please register at https://br.org.au/webinar

            Healesville Living & Learning Centre is once again running its very successful Op Shop Tours. The focus of the tours is to promote opportunity shops as a valuable community resource as well as support the viability of these outlets. Each tour is limited to 20 participants and includes transport, lunch and a pocket-size brochure with general information about each of the Yarra Glen and Healesville opportunity shops. Further information, highlighting the social and environmental benefits that flow when we reuse, recycle and reduce, what op shops want in terms of donations, what they don’t want, the impact of unsuitable donations and the current need for more volunteers is also addressed.  Each participant will receive a $10 voucher from one of our four local opportunity shops as an incentive to continue their op shopping adventures locally. 
            Please contact the Healesville Living & Learning Centre (ph 03 5962 5982)  for more information and to book your place on the bus.

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 8th August 2023





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            WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

            • SC Tennis: Thursday Night Social 10th August 7:30 – 9:30 $2pp
            • SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm
            • SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 12th August 10-11am
            • SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm
            • SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30
            • SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            SAVE THE DATE!

            SC Landcare group: AGM Friday 6th October 2023

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October.  More details to follow.

            SC Community Centre: Sunday Session 8th October 2023

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it may or may not be pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!). Look out for the full details in September but in the meantime, please reserve the 8th October,  4pm to 8pm for our community Sunday Session.

            OTHER EVENTS

            Bushfire Resilience Inc free webinars start tomorrow (9th August). Below is further information on BRI and the webinars that are on offer.  A link to register is also included.

             

            To receive the links for the live webinars and recordings, please register at https://br.org.au/webinar

            Healesville Living & Learning Centre is once again running its very successful Op Shop Tours. The focus of the tours is to promote opportunity shops as a valuable community resource as well as support the viability of these outlets. Each tour is limited to 20 participants and includes transport, lunch and a pocket-size brochure with general information about each of the Yarra Glen and Healesville opportunity shops. Further information, highlighting the social and environmental benefits that flow when we reuse, recycle and reduce, what op shops want in terms of donations, what they don’t want, the impact of unsuitable donations and the current need for more volunteers is also addressed.  Each participant will receive a $10 voucher from one of our four local opportunity shops as an incentive to continue their op shopping adventures locally. 
            Please contact the Healesville Living & Learning Centre (ph 03 5962 5982)  for more information and to book your place on the bus.

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 1st August 2023





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            SCCC – Coffee Machine

            The Community Centre has a Nespresso Pro coffee machine which is not being fully utilised.  If anyone would like to purchase the machine, please contact Peter Benda (0413 085 126 or pbenda@acm.com) for more details.

            SC Community Centre: Save the Date! Sunday Session 8th October 2023

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it may or may not be pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!). Look out for the full details in September but in the meantime, please reserve the 8th October,  4pm to 8pm for our community Sunday Session.

            SC Landcare group: Save the Date AGM Friday 6th October 2023

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October.  More details to follow.

            SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm

            SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm

            SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            SC FireGuard Groups

            If you are new to the valley and are currently not part of a Fire Guard Group, please contact Andrew Guthrie (0400433557) or Greg Bourne (0447515533) and they will add you to the appropriate group. If you are already part of a group but need to update your contact details, Andrew and Greg can also help with that.

            Bushfire Resilience Inc are commencing their free webinar series on Wednesday 9th August. The webinar schedule is as follows:

            To receive the links for the live webinars and recordings, please register at https://br.org.au/webinar

            Yarra Ranges Council News

            Yarra Valley Arts Association (YAVA) Creative Workshop Program

            Weekly workshops by experienced artist tutors offering a diverse range of techniques and skills building for a creative experience. Suitable for a range of skill levels.  Weekend Workshops 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub, 252A Maroondah Highway Healesville.

            Contact: Elizabeth Nyssen   Phone: 5906 1149

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 1st August 2023





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            SCCC – Coffee Machine

            The Community Centre has a Nespresso Pro coffee machine which is not being fully utilised.  If anyone would like to purchase the machine, please contact Peter Benda (0413 085 126 or pbenda@acm.com) for more details.

            SC Community Centre: Save the Date! Sunday Session 8th October 2023

            Some of you will remember the “pizza in the paddock” social nights in years gone by.  Well they are back!….. Just not in the paddock and it may or may not be pizza!  Instead, come along to the community centre on the 8th October for a catch up and meal with your fellow Screekians. (No need to worry about preparing a Sunday night dinner – bonus!). Look out for the full details in September but in the meantime, please reserve the 8th October,  4pm to 8pm for our community Sunday Session.

            SC Landcare group: Save the Date AGM Friday 6th October 2023

            The Landcare group will hold their AGM at the community centre on Friday 6th October.  More details to follow.

             

             

            SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1:30 -4:30pm

            SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm

            SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            SC FireGuard Groups

            If you are new to the valley and are currently not part of a Fire Guard Group, please contact Andrew Guthrie (0400433557) or Greg Bourne (0447515533) and they will add you to the appropriate group. If you are already part of a group but need to update your contact details, Andrew and Greg can also help with that.

            Bushfire Resilience Inc are commencing their free webinar series on Wednesday 9th August. The webinar schedule is as follows:

            To receive the links for the live webinars and recordings, please register at https://br.org.au/webinar

            Yarra Ranges Council News

            Yarra Valley Arts Association (YAVA) Creative Workshop Program

            Weekly workshops by experienced artist tutors offering a diverse range of techniques and skills building for a creative experience. Suitable for a range of skill levels.  Weekend Workshops 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub, 252A Maroondah Highway Healesville.

            Contact: Elizabeth Nyssen   Phone: 5906 1149

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
            Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


            Steels Creek Grapevine – 25th July 2023





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            SC Social & Tennis Club : Christmas in July Recap

            We had a great turn out to the “Christmas in July” social night and the committee of the Tennis and Social Club wish to thank you all for your support.  A yummy Christmas spread prepared by Ange Lloyd (thank you, Ange!), plenty of laughs, lots of chatter and Christmas carols in the background made for a very festive evening. 

             

            SC Art Group: Thursday afternoons 1-4pm

             

            SC Tennis: Thursday 27th July Social play 7:30 to 9:30pm $2pp

            SC Tennis: Sunday Social 2-4pm

            SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm

            SC FireGuard Groups

            If you are new to the valley and are currently not part of a Fire Guard Group, please contact Andrew Guthrie (0400433557) or Greg Bourne (0447515533) and they will add you to the appropriate group. If you are already part of a group but need to update your contact details, Andrew and Greg can also help with that.

            Bushfire Resilience Inc are commencing their free webinar series on Wednesday 9th August. The webinar schedule is as follows:

            To receive the links for the live webinars and recordings, please register at https://br.org.au/webinar

            SC Landcare group: Save the Date Tuesday 5th September

            Dixons Creek Landcare group will be holding a multi species pastures event.  More details to follow.

            Yarra Ranges Council News

            Yarra Glen Seniors Group was established approximately 40 years ago and meets every Tuesday from 1-3:30pm at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall (45 Bell St Yarra Glen), to enjoy a variety of activities together.   New members are welcome. Please contact Di on 0429 057 940 for more details. 

            Yarra Glen Community Walking Group: Fridays 8.15am for an 8.30 start

            An informal group who meets each Friday at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall.  The walk takes approximately one hour and participants are responsible for their own health and safety. The meeting point is Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, 45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen.   8.15am ready to set off at 8.30am

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 18th July 2023





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            SC Art Group: Thursday 20th July 1:30-4:30pm

            SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 22nd July 10-11am

            The bi monthly get together is back at the community centre this Saturday.  If you have anything to sell or exchange, this is the place to come to.  Otherwise drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

            SC Social & Tennis Club : Christmas in July 22nd July 6pm

            The night has arrived!  For those lucky enough to secure a spot, our Christmas in July dinner is this Saturday night.  See you at 6pm for a pre dinner drink followed by a fabulously festive full Christmas dinner.

            SC Tennis: Sunday Social play 2-4pm

            For those that survive the dinner the night before, we shall be out on court at 2pm to blow out the cobwebs.  

            SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday 18th July 1:30-4:30pm

            SC Landcare group: Save the Date Tuesday 5th September

            Dixons Creek Landcare group will be holding a multi species pastures event.  More details to follow.

             

            Yarra Ranges Council News
            Cafe Connect – How to Navigate the Aged Care System and My Aged Care

            Council’s Information and Navigation Officers will provide useful information and practical advice on how to access and make the most of aged care services. Including tips and insights on how to navigate My Aged Care.

            This talk would be beneficial for anyone considering aged care services, as well as their family or carers. 

            Thursday 20 July 2023
            10am – 12noon.
            Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, 45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen. 

            https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/enjoylocal/All-events/How-to-navigate-the-Aged-Care-system-and-My-Aged-Care-Cafe-Connect

            Yarra Glen Community Walking Group: Fridays 8.15am for an 8.30 start
            An informal group who meets each Friday at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall.  The walk takes approximately one hour and participants are responsible for their own health and safety. The meeting point is Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, 45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen.   8.15am ready to set off at 8.30am

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 11th July 2023





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            SC Stitchers Group: Every Tuesday afternoon 1:30-4:30pm

            The Stitchers group had a birthday celebration at this afternoons get together.  Happy 91st birthday to Jenny Tetlow, from the SC Stitchers group and the wider Steels Creek Community. Many thanks to Margie for the scrumptious afternoon tea.

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            SC Art Group: Thursday 13th July 1:30-4:30pm

            SC Tennis: Thursday night 13th July 7:30 to 9:30pm

            The weather hasn’t been overly helpful with the tennis players of late but we are hoping this Thursday night that will change.  Cost is $2 per person.  Any queries please call Kerry 0409505682

            SC Tennis: Sunday Social play 2-4pm

            SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday mornings 9:30-11:30

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday 18th July 1:30-4:30pm

            SC Landcare group: Save the Date Tuesday 5th September

            Dixons Creek Landcare group will be holding a multi species pastures event.  More details to follow.

            SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 8th October 2023
            The Steels Creek Community Centre Committee are planning a social get together for our community, along the lines of a traditional Sunday session. 4pm until 8pm on the 8th October at the Community Centre. More details to come but in the mean time, mark your diaries in anticipation of a relaxing, social evening. 
            Yarra Ranges Council News
            Cafe Connect – How to Navigate the Aged Care System and My Aged Care

            Council’s Information and Navigation Officers will provide useful information and practical advice on how to access and make the most of aged care services. Including tips and insights on how to navigate My Aged Care.

            This talk would be beneficial for anyone considering aged care services, as well as their family or carers. 

            Thursday 20 July 2023
            10am – 12noon.
            Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, 45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen. 

            https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/enjoylocal/All-events/How-to-navigate-the-Aged-Care-system-and-My-Aged-Care-Cafe-Connect

            Local Markets:

            Healesville Organic Market
            Coronation Park, 105 River Street, Healesville
            Saturdays 8.30am to 12.00 noon.

            Yarra Valley Farmers Market
            Punt Road Winery, 10 Saint Huberts Road, Coldstream
            Open third Sunday of each month

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
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            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 4th July 2023





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            We are in the depths of winter, with some seriously dreary weather about – hope you are all keeping dry and warm!  Calendar events for this week;

            SC Art Group: Thursday 6th July 1:30-4:30pm

            SC Tennis & Social Club: Friday night social from 6pm

            BBQ dinner and some social tennis assuming the weather cooperates.  $25 per family, BYO drinks

            SC Exchange Hub: Saturday 8th July 10-11am

            SC Tennis: Sunday Social play 2-4pm

            SC Tennis: Ladies Social Monday 9:30-11:30

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday 11th July 1:30-4:30pm

            SC Garden Club: Monthly outing Tuesday 11th July

            For more details on the outing or joining the garden club, please contact Jill Hess on 9730 1960

            SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 8th October 2023
            The Steels Creek Community Centre Committee are planning a social get together for our community, along the lines of a traditional Sunday session. 4pm until 8pm on the 8th October at the Community Centre. More details to come but in the mean time, mark your diaries in anticipation of a relaxing, social evening. 
            Lastly, a little bit of African cuteness to see you through the week!

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 27th June 2023





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            SC Tennis & Social Club: Christmas in July 22nd July. Last Chance!!

            The cut off for the RSVP date for attending the Tennis and Social Club Christmas in July is this Friday (30th June). Please ensure you book and pay for your tickets before Friday. Click on the link below for all the details

            Xmas in Jul Flyer

            SC Art Group: Thursday 29th June 1-4pm

            Held at the community centre every Thursday afternoon.  This is a welcoming environment for artist to work on a current project, while interacting with fellow artists. 

            SC Stitchers Group: Tuesday 4th July 1:30-4:30pm

            Bring along you own project, be it knitting, embroidery, patchwork or other and join this long standing Steels Creek group at the Community Centre.  Great for a chat and a cuppa!

            FREE: Sealy PosturePedic ensemble bed

            Queen size mattress and base in very good condition with a couple of scuff marks at bed end.  FTAGH pick up Yarra Glen. Contact Keith on 0427 771 616

            SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 8th October 2023

            The Steels Creek Community Centre Committee are planning a social get together for our community, along the lines of a traditional Sunday session. 4pm until 8pm on the 8th October at the Community Centre. More details to come but in the mean time, mark your diaries in anticipation of a relaxing, social evening. 
            Yarra Glen Community Walking Group
            An informal group who meets each Friday at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall.  The walk takes approximately one hour and participants are responsible for their own health and safety.
            Meet 8:15am ready to set off at 8:30am (45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen)

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 20th June 2023





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            Back to our regular scheduled program!  The Grapevine comes out every Tuesday evening so if you have anything to contribute, please email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au by 5pm on that day, and I shall endeavour to remember to put it in.

            Tennis & Social Club: Thursday night Social Tennis 22nd Jun @ 7:30

            If you fancy a social hit of tennis this Thursday night, come down to the courts and BYO beanie!  $2 per person towards the cost of the lights.

            SC4Reel: Friday 23rd Jun Movie Night @ 6pm

            This months offering is “The Duke” (2020).  Based on a true story, this film tells the story of Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) who stole a Goya portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London, with the aim of using the ransom money to help the elderly. Dinner from 6pm followed by the film at 7:30pm

            Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just
            $5 donation for the Centre
            FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE RSVP: Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com
            Exchange Hub: Saturday 24th 10-11am
            Our bi-monthly get together is on at the Community Centre this Saturday.  Come along for a cuppa and a chat, and bring along any produce you have to sell or exchange.

            SC Tennis & Social Club: Christmas in July 22nd July 

            Please note the RSVP date has been amended to 30th June 2023. If you are planning to come along, please ensure you book and pay for your tickets before the 30th June. Click on the link below for all the details

            Xmas in Jul Flyer

            Old Healesville Rd Fire Guard Group: Mid Year Dinner Monday 26th Jun 
            The OHRFGG has kindly extended an invitation to others in the area to join their Mid Year Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Yarra Glen Grand Hotel on Monday 26th June, starting with a meet and greet at 6:30 followed by dinner at 7pm.  There will be a guest speaker for the evening, Graeme George, Earthcare Permaculturist. Graeme will be speaking on development of bush fire plans to reduce impact of fires, protect dwellings, farmland and open spaces. RSVP is required by 24th June 2023. Please contact Maree Rothwell at maree@rothwells.com.au or 0414 278 649 if you are planning to attend.
            SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 8th October 2023
            The Steels Creek Community Centre Committee are planning a social get together for our community, along the lines of a traditional Sunday session. 4pm until 8pm on the 8th October at the Community Centre. More details to come but in the mean time, mark your diaries in anticipation of a relaxing, social evening. 

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 30th May 2023





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            FOR SALE: Chaps and Safety Helmets
            We have surplus safety gear at the Centre that we are offering to the Community for sale at half the normal retail price..

            • A. Several Chainsaw safety chaps 100cm average male.
              1 pair 120cm (tall guy).
              $100 per pair – cheaper than leg surgery!
            • B. Safety visor helmets with ear covers : $15 suit any head!

            To purchase please contact:
            Keith Montell : 0427 771 616 0r email at k.montell44@gmail.com

            REMINDER: SC Community Centre: Payment preferences for use, we need your input!
            Thanks to those who have already responded to this survey. So far, cash is still king. 
            With the continued decline in cash as a method of payment, the Steels Creek Community Centre committee is soliciting feedback from community members on their preferred payment options for regular centre use. The fee per person is currently $5 per person per visit.
            Can you please reply to this email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au with your preferences. Multiple choices are ok but please list in order of highest to lowest  preference.
            A) stick with existing cash payments
            B) pay using a payment terminal at the centre (allows for credit/debit cards, mobile phone/watch payments)
            C) pay by direct deposit/bank transfer (the attendance register would be used to request payments)
            D) pay annual fee with credit system (e.g., depositing a starting balance and drawing down with each visit)
            E) Other  – please describe how your preferred payment method might work. 
            Christmas in July 
            The committee of the Social and Tennis Club welcome you to join us for our Christmas in July celebration.  This invite is to all the Steels Creek community and we would love to see you on the 22nd July.  Pre booking tickets is necessary so please ensure you book and pay by the 14th July.
            Yarra Ranges Council: Valley Community news
            Fundraising for Community Groups
             
            Non-profit organisations often have a limited amount of money at their disposal and if one income stream comes to an end; sometimes it can also be the end for the organisation.  This session will help community organisations to review current fundraising practices and look to secure their future with alternative solutions. Please click on the above link to register your interest.

            Thursday 22nd June 2023
            6.30 – 8.30pm
            Civic Centre, 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale

            Yarra Glen Fire Brigade Volunteer Opportunities

            Ever considered becoming a volunteer and giving back to your community?  Then maybe the CFA is for you!  Yarra Glen CFA is now recruiting both fire fighters and non-operational members.  If you live in the Yarra Glen area and are interested in joining a highly motivated team, please contact the brigade today. 

            Visit the CFA website to find out more http://cfa.vic.gov.au/contact
             

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 16th May 2023





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            SC Community Centre: Payment preferences for use, we need your input!
            With the continued decline in cash as a method of payment, the Steels Creek Community Centre committee is soliciting feedback from community members on their preferred payment options for regular centre use. The fee per person is currently $5 per person per visit.
            Can you please reply to this email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au with your preferences. Multiple choices are ok but please list in order of highest to lowest  preference.
            A) stick with existing cash payments
            B) pay using a payment terminal at the centre (allows for credit/debit cards, mobile phone/watch payments)
            C) pay by direct deposit/bank transfer (the attendance register would be used to request payments)
            D) pay annual fee with credit system (e.g., depositing a starting balance and drawing down with each visit)
            E) Other  – please describe how your preferred payment method might work. 
            SC 4 Reel Club: “Rocky Horror” Friday 19th May from 6pm
            Come along and relive the antics of Frank-N-Furter, Riff-Raff, Magenta and Columbia with our screening of  “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, starring Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, and Richard O’Brien as Riff-Raff.  Good fun, great music, and a wonderfully crazy story.  
            Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just  $5 donation for the Centre.  For catering purposes, please RSVP to Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com
            SC Gardening Club: Biggest Morning Tea 23rd May @ 10:30am
            The gardening Club will once again be hosting their Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer, at the Community Centre.  Come along for a scrumptious morning tea and check out the many plants that will be for sale.  Cost is $5 for entry.
            SC Exchange Hub: 27th May from 10-11am
            The Exchange hub is held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  Please come along and support this long standing (previously known as the Saturday market) community get together.
            Christmas in July! 
            The committee of the Social and Tennis Club welcome you to join us for our Christmas in July celebration.  This invite is to all the Steels Creek community and we would love to see you on the 22nd July.  Pre booking tickets is necessary so please ensure you book and pay by the 14th July.
            Yarra Ranges Council: Valley Community news
            Fundraising for Community Groups
             
            Non-profit organisations often have a limited amount of money at their disposal and if one income stream comes to an end; sometimes it can also be the end for the organisation.  This session will help community organisations to review current fundraising practices and look to secure their future with alternative solutions. Please click on the above link to register your interest.

            Thursday 22nd June 2023
            6.30 – 8.30pm
            Civic Centre, 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale

            Yarra Glen Fire Brigade Volunteer Opportunities

            Ever considered becoming a volunteer and giving back to your community?  Then maybe the CFA is for you!  Yarra Glen CFA is now recruiting both fire fighters and non-operational members.  If you live in the Yarra Glen area and are interested in joining a highly motivated team, please contact the brigade today. 

            Visit the CFA website to find out more http://cfa.vic.gov.au/contact
             

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            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 9th May 2023





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            Steels Creek Community Centre
            If you are planning a child’s birthday party, a meeting, a workshop or a function of another kind, please consider the Community Centre as a venue.  It can cater to most needs with plenty of space, both indoors and out, as well as a fully functioning kitchen.  Increased use of the centre creates community spirit and involvement, as well as helping to maintain this facility in our community.  For bookings, please contact Maree Rothwell 0414 278 649. (Please note, no 18th or 21st birthday parties.)
            Good news!  A very lovely committee member has offered to publish the Grapevine between 23rd May and the 13th June, so you will receive your weekly update.  We do invite people to submit notices of events, items for sale or, if you are one of the community groups coordinators/participants, to let us know of any upcoming events/get togethers/meetings.  Please email any notices to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            John and Margaret Houston Memorial
            Our little community held a joint Celebration of the lives of John and Margaret Houston on Saturday 29th April. In a very informal gathering, approximately 60 friends came to farewell them, sharing fond memories of them both. John and Margaret were much respected and loved by many people whose lives they had touched. Those who attended may have noticed the more substantial bell that Keith Montell used to signal speech time. This belonged to John & Margaret and will be engraved and continued to be used at the centre as an ongoing memorial.  A native tree has also been planted in the garden in their honour.
                 
                 
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            SC 4 Reel Club: “Rocky Horror” Friday 19th May from 6pm
            Time to do the time warp again!!! Join Janet and Brad as they find themselves with a flat tyre and the only refuge from the rain, is a nearby mansion run by a decidedly odd owner, the mad
            scientist Dr Frank-N-Furter and his loveable Butler Riff Raff.
            Good fun, great music, and a wonderfully crazy story.  Anyone wearing fish net stockings will admitted free of charge!!
            Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre. For those able to provide food it’s just  $5 donation for the Centre.  For catering purposes, please RSVP to Lindy – Tel: 5965 2202 or k.montell44@gmail.com
            SC Gardening Club: Biggest Morning Tea 23rd May @ 10:30am
            The gardening Club will once again be hosting their Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer, at the Community Centre.  Come along for a scrumptious morning tea and check out the many plants that will be for sale.  Cost is $5 for entry.
            Social Tennis: Sunday afternoon and Monday morning
            While the Thursday night social play will be halted until mid June, you can still join in the Sunday afternoon sessions (please contact Graham Lloyd 0430 243 442) or the Monday morning Ladies play (please contact Lindy Montell 5965 2202).  Thursday nights will resume on the 23rd June weather permitting.
            Christmas in July! 
            The committee of the Social and Tennis Club welcome you to join us for our Christmas in July celebration.  This invite is to all the Steels Creek community and we would love to see you on the 22nd July.  Pre booking tickets is necessary so please ensure you book and pay by the 14th July.

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


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            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 2nd May 2023





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            Good Evening Creekians! We trust you have had an enjoyable week, making use of the fabulous weather.  Many of you will be aware that fire restrictions were lifted on the 11th April.  Don’t forget to register your planned burn by calling 1800 668 511 or using the Fire Permits Website, as this will cut down well meaning call outs for the CFA firepermits.vic.gov.au

            This is early notice of upcoming break in the weekly Grapevine newsletter.  At this point in time there will be no issues coming out between the 23rd May and 13th June, so if you have notices to post, please send them through before the 16th May.  There has also been a glitch with the emails to the grapevine which has now been resolved, thanks to our fabulous IT guru.

            Social & Tennis Club:  Friday 5th May from 6pm

            The monthly social night will be this Friday night.  Come down to the courts for BBQ dinner and a hit of tennis (if you wish).  $25 per family and BYO drinks

            SC Gardening Club: Flemings Nursery Talk Tuesday 9th May from 10am

            The Garden Club has invited Flemings Nursery the Community Centre on Tuesday, for a talk all about trees. The Garden Club welcomes any who would like to come along for this informative talk.

            Exchange Hub: Saturday 13th May 10-11am

            SC Gardening Club: Biggest Morning Tea 23rd May @ 10.30am

            The gardening Club will once again be hosting their Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer, at the Community Centre.  As well as morning tea, there will be plants for sale.  Cost is $5 for entry.

            Save the Date:  SC Social & Tennis Club Christmas in July 22nd (bookings essential)

            Plant Sale!
            Looking to add or update your garden plants?  Then look no further than Narangi Park Nursery at 300 Hunts Lane.  The are a wide range of plants available such as Crepe Myrtles, Japanese Maples, Native Frangipanis, Ornamental pears, miniature agapanthus as well as indoor plants.
            Please call Athel (0428 878 207) or Martine (0418 331 272) for an appointment .
            Yarra Valley Ranges Council: Community Changemaker Program
            Are you or someone you know motivated to make a positive difference within the Yarra Valley Community? Then why not express your interest in the councils FREE Community Changemaker Program. Application close on the 14th May. For more information about this initiative please visit https://shaping.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/community-changemakers-program

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 25th April 2023





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            Anzac Day 2023

            As dawn breaks over our beautiful valley

            Lest we forget

            Thursday night social tennis: 27th April @ 7:30pm

            All are welcome to come along for a social hit, assuming the weather will cooperate.  Cost is $2pp and we have been known to partake in a cool beverage afterwards!

            John and Margaret Houston Memorial: Saturday April 29th 10:30am

            There will be a celebration of the lives of John and Margaret at the Steels Creek Community Centre on Saturday April 29th.  We hope many of their friends will join together to share fond memories and reminisce on John and Margaret’s contribution to the valley community.  It will be an informal gathering, followed by morning tea and maybe a glass or two raised in their memory.
            For catering purposes, please RSVP to Keith Montell on 03 5965  2202
            Plant Sale!
            Looking to add or update your garden plants?  Then look no further than Narangi Park Nursery at 300 Hunts Lane.  The are a wide range of plants available such as Crepe Myrtles, Japanese Maples, Native Frangipanis, Ornamental pears, miniature agapanthus as well as indoor plants.
            Please call Athel (0428 878 207) or Martine (0418 331 272) for an appointment .
            Upcoming dates in May
            Saturday Exchange Hub : 13th and 27th May at 10am
            Garden Club: Biggest morning tea in support of Cancer Council Victoria, Tuesday 23rd May 

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 18th April 2023





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            S4Reel: April Movie Night Friday 21st from 6pm

            Award winning Australian movie “Shine” is this months choice for movie night. This 1996 production is based on the life of eccentric pianist David Helfgott, with Geoffrey Rush winning an Oscar for his role in playing Helfgott. Movie will start screening at 7:30, after dinner.

            Cost is $10 per person plus $5 for the Centre.  For those able to provide food it is just $5 centre donation. For catering purposes, please RSVP to Lindy 5965 2022 or k.montell44@gmail.com

            John and Margaret Houston Memorial: Saturday April 29th 10:30am

            There will be a celebration of the lives of John and Margaret at the Steels Creek Community Centre on Saturday April 29th.  We hope many of their friends will join together to share fond memories and reminisce on John and Margaret’s contribution to the valley community.  It will be an informal gathering, followed by morning tea and maybe a glass or two raised in their memory.
            For catering purposes, please RSVP to Keith Montell on 03 5965  2202
            Plant Sale!
            Looking to add or update your garden plants?  Then look no further than Narangi Park Nursery at 300 Hunts Lane.  The are a wide range of plants available such as Crepe Myrtles, Japanese Maples, Native Frangipanis, Ornamental pears, miniature agapanthus as well as indoor plants.
            Please call Athel (0428 878 207) or Martine (0418 331 272) for an appointment .
            Save the Date: Saturday July 22nd
            Healesville Music Festival: April 14th – 16th
            Healesville Music Festival is back this April.  The festival was traditionally held in November, but the change to April will make the most of the Autumn weather.  For more information on the performers, tickets purchases and other festival information, please click on the link below

             

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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            Steels Creek Grapevine – 12th April 2023





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            SC Exchange Hub:  My apologies for not including Saturday’s get together in last weeks Grapevine – it completely slipped my mind.  Exchange Hub is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.  Any changes to that arrangement will be communicated via the Grapevine, Facebook page and Exchange Hub contacts. 

            Night Tennis: Thursday 13th @ 7:30pm

            Anyone feeling the need for social hit of tennis is welcome to join the Thursday night social play, weather permitting of course.  All enquiries for night social tennis can be made to Kerry Guthrie 0409 505 681.

            John and Margaret Houston Memorial: Saturday April 29th 10:30am

            There will be a celebration of the lives of John and Margaret at the Steels Creek Community Centre on Saturday April 29th.  We hope many of their friends will join together to share fond memories and reminisce on John and Margaret’s contribution to the valley community.  It will be an informal gathering, followed by morning tea and maybe a glass or two raised in their memory.
            For catering purposes, please RSVP to Keith Montell on 03 5965  2202
            Save the Date: Saturday July 22nd
            Healesville Music Festival: April 14th – 16th
            Healesville Music Festival is back this April.  The festival was traditionally held in November, but the change to April will make the most of the Autumn weather.  For more information on the performers, tickets purchases and other festival information, please click on the link below

             

            WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


            Have something you’d like to promote via the Grapevine? Or maybe something to sell, buy or swap? You can submit an article online here or send an email to thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au. The Grapevine comes out each Tuesday evening and any messages submitted by 5pm on that day will be included.


            Do you know of someone who is new in the valley? 
            If so, make sure you let them know about registering their email address for both the grapevine and the Jolly Thing (NB. The Jolly Thing is currently not being published but we hope will resume again in the not too distant future) so they can find out about all the great things that are happening. They can subscribe at:
            The Grapevine online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine/ or email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au
            The Jolly Thing online – https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/local-publications/ or email scjollything@gmail.com


            Have something you want to buy, sell, or swap? 

            At present the publication of the Jolly Thing is on pause.  However the Grapevine is still coming out on a weekly basis and can be used for those buy, sell or swap adverts. 

            Don’t forget the Jolly Thing now has classified ads – as does the website – https://steelscreek.vic.au/noticeboard/trading-post/
            Get rid of your old unwanted’s and let someone else benefit from your loss (offer does not apply to the trading of children – though livestock and pets may be acceptable).

            This E-mail (including attachments) is confidential and may be subject to copyright. If you have received it in error, confidentiality and privilege are not waived and you must not disclose or use the information in it. Please notify the sender by return and delete it from your system. Any personal information in this email must be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you no longer wish to receive these messages, please notify the sender.

            To subscribe, email thegrapevine@steelscreek.vic.au or vist https://steelscreek.vic.au/publications/the-steels-creek-grapevine and subscribe on the site.
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