The Charlton Neighbourhood House was pleased to welcome back for its first session in 2024 the Buloke Book Club. Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the Charlton Library, the participants discuss what they have been reading over the previous month. Not limited strictly to books, interesting journal or magazine stories are also free to be talked about to the group.
Now in its third year, this popular activity also arranges guest speakers and attends events that are relevant to members of the Club. One upcoming show that will be popular with locals is the live play, ‘The dictionary of lost words’ being performed in Melbourne.
A friendly cuppa completes the morning, and the opportunity is also provided to explore the latest additions to the Library’s shelves. The next meeting is on March 19. For further details contact the Charlton Neighbourhood House on 0473 759 456.
The Charlton Neighbourhood House is pleased to advise we are hosting another first aid and CPR training session. Call for details.
‘The Charlton Neighbourhood House was proud to represent all the community involved with the Nyernila Art Trail project at the recent Victorian Community History Awards held in Melbourne at the Arts Centre. Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past.
Public Record Office Victoria Director and Keeper of Public Records Justine Heazlewood said,
“This year’s winners demonstrate the many varied and contemporary ways the history of Victoria can be told and shared to reach a wider audience. Well done everyone.”
In a collaborative working partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation the aim of Nyernila was to retell the history of the area prior to colonisation. Numerous Djaara artists were commissioned to create artworks sharing their personal journeys and stories of their elders. The project was driven passionately by Charlton Neighbourhood House President Kaylene Cossar and involved many other residents from the area.
Commencing at the Travellers Rest Stop and following the trail along the Avoca river, the permanent open air walking trail exhibition features selected reproductions of Djaara artworks, along with a permanent indoor display currently located at the Charlton Shire Hall.
Thanks must go to the following groups for their financial support of the project. Buloke Shire Council, through the Federal Government’s Our Region Our Rivers funding, Bendigo Community Bank Charlton & District, FRRR through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
In addition to this award, two other projects from the district were shortlisted and recognised for their contribution to our community. The Sir John Monash Tribute Gardens and the Yeungroon History Project. It was an amazing accomplishment as there were the second largest number of entries into these awards ever, only surpassed by the year 2018 when a huge number of projects were completed focused on the centenary anniversary of the ending of the First World War.
The Charlton Neighbourhood House, with support from the Buloke Shire Council, were pleased to recommence a couple of our popular programs in 2024. On offer again was our Gentle Water Exercise program under the watchful direction of instructor Nicola Kirk. Participants engage in a range of various movements to music in a fun water environment. Working within your personal limits ensure that nothing to strenuous is undertaken, and everyone involved enjoys the time together very much.
Returning as well was the Water Acclimation program for preschool age children, where the young ones can gain confidence in and around water, while teaching them some safety techniques that could assist in event of a mishap. With their parents or guardians in the water with Nicola, all the children enjoy the fun games and sharing time with others.
Meanwhile our early morning swimmers have been enjoying the warmer weather and the opportunity of starting their days doing a few laps. Thanks go to the Buloke Shire for their support with opening hours and waiving fees for Lifeguards during the season. It is much appreciated by those taking part.
The Charlton Neighbourhood House was proud to have recently arranged an important training session for local residents eager to get their watercraft out on our beautiful lakes and rivers. Presented by Seaton Training, fifteen attendees of various ages from twelve upwards learnt all the aspects of safe and responsible use of boats and jetski’s for the upcoming summer and into the future. All agreed the Marine and Personal Watercraft session was a great opportunity to obtain the training locally and in a friendly relaxed environment.
The training will be of benefit to those who use our waterways by giving boat users the tools to operate safely on the water and while in proximity to other users
With the warmer months upon us, the Charlton Neighbourhood House is pleased to announce that they have arranged Seaton Training Pty Ltd to visit Charlton and deliver their Marine and Personal Watercraft Safety training course. The session, which is being held on December 10, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for participants to obtain their Marine Licence, an essential legal requirement if you are in control of a boat or jet ski on our lakes or waterways. Suitable for adults and children over 12 years old the course will be popular across a wide range of the community. For more information or to register call the Charlton Neighbourhood House on 0473 759 456.
“With the warmer months upon us, the Charlton Neighbourhood House is pleased to announce that they have arranged Seaton Training Pty Ltd to visit Charlton and deliver their Marine and Personal Watercraft Safety training course. The session, which is being held on December 10, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for participants to obtain their Marine Licence, an essential legal requirement if you are in control of a boat or jet ski on our lakes or waterways. Suitable for adults and children over 12 years old the course will be popular across a wide range of the community. For more information or to register call the Charlton Neighbourhood House on 0473 759 456.”
As part of our annual Get On-line Week of activities the Charlton Neighbourhood House was again proud to partner with the Good Things Foundation and host an informative workshop on digital and on-line scam awareness and on-line safety. Held in the Rex Theatre’s ‘Green Room’ a group of interested residents learnt some of the tips and tricks to be wary of in the digital world. Guest presenters included Michelle Jenkyn and Jayne Burton from CommBank, Michelle Ride from Bendigo Bank, and Tim Burnham, Community Ambassador, NBN Local.
In a world where more and more of us use on-line banking, shopping and delivery services, participants were informed on the best ways to avoid being taken advantage of or inadvertently passing over their details. Advice or suspicious text messages, small initial deductions from accounts, and phone call from people representing themselves from banks or computer delivery services were also touched on.
With the support of Good Things Foundation attendees received a range of informative handouts further expanding on the discussion and also some handy giveaways. A nice morning tea and chat concluded the mornings activities. If you were unable to attend, the Charlton Neighbourhood House has some information material that may be of value to you still available.