September, 2018

Anglican Bishop elected

The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy has been appointed the first female Anglican Bishop of Gippsland.FOR the first time, a woman has been elected as the Anglican Bishop of Gippsland.
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The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy was elected to the position by the Bishop Appointment Board, having served the Diocese of Perth since 1988, most recently as the Assistant Bishop.

She was the first woman consecrated as a bishop in Australia and only the second woman elected to lead an Anglican diocese in Australia.

The news comes a week after the Catholic Church appointed Patrick O’Regan as the Bishop of Sale.

Bishop Goldsworthy takes over the position from John McIntyre, who died unexpectedly in June, and was widely known for his progressive stand on social issues and indigenous ministry.

Bishop Goldsworthy is also interested and involved in social justice issues, but is best known for her wide-ranging pastoral and leadership skills and compassionate interest in people.

She said she was looking forward to her new role.

“I am deeply aware of the responsibility and privilege being given to me and look forward to working alongside the clergy and lay people of Gippsland in the mission entrusted to us all in Christ,” she said.

Bishop Goldsworthy will move to Gippsland in February and be installed at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, in late March.

Her initial focus will be getting to know people, visiting churches and communities and learning about the joys and challenges of ministry and mission in Gippsland.

“It will be hard for us to leave Perth, which has been our home for a long time now, but I know that I go with the love and prayers of people here,” Bishop Goldsworthy said.

“The Diocese of Gippsland is and will be in my prayers for this time of transition for us all.”

Bishop Goldsworthy was born in Melbourne.

She attended Croydon High and managed a restaurant in Melbourne before undertaking theological training at Trinity Theological College, Melbourne.

She has a Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity, and holds advanced qualifications in clinical pastoral education.

In 1986, Bishop Goldsworthy was one of the first women ordained Deacon alongside 12 other women.

She worked as a deacon in the parishes of Thomastown and Deer Park in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

She moved to Western Australia in 1988 to take up the appointment as chaplain to Perth College, a position she held for seven years.

In 1992, Bishop Goldsworthy was ordained as one of the first female priests in Australia.

Other appointments she has held within the diocese are as Rector of St David’s in Applecross, Canon of St George’s Cathedral, and Archdeacon of Fremantle.

In 2007 she began work at the Perth Diocesan Office as the Archdeacon of Perth and Registrar of the Diocese.

In 2008, she became the first woman consecrated as a bishop in Australia.

She has been a clerical member of the Anglican Consultative Council while contributing to the national church on the General Synod Standing Committee and various General Synod commissions.

Bishop Goldsworthy is married to Jeri James and they have twin sons, Tom and Ben.

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Hay is ready to host big event

Claire Homer and Sam Bush, both from Hay, enjoying their first B&S at the return of the Hay B&S Ball last year. Picture: Chris HuntlyAlmost 1000 people are expected to drive into Hay for the second Hay Dustdrinkers B&S Ball this June long weekend.
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The Hay B&S Ball returned in 2012 after 15 years off the B&S circuit, and the comeback was declared a resounding success by organisers.

The first of hundreds of utes started streaming into the town of 3000 on the Friday night of last year’s June long weekend.

By the next afternoon, more than 900 people had turned up for the return of one of the Riverina’s favourite past-times.

That huge number far exceeded the committee’s expectations of up to 400, and by the time the weekend was over there wasn’t a takeaway rum can left in the town.

Not a group to shy away from a challenge, the band of volunteers behind the B&S’s comeback pulled together to almost empty the town of premixed drinks to ensure they wouldn’t run out of refreshments and start working on roasting more meat for the all-night dinner.

“We never really knew quite how many people we would end up with on the day, but after looking around at other recently-started B&Ss we estimated 400, but would have been thrilled with 300,” said Hay B&S committee member Chris Huntly.

“We bought up as much of the alcohol, cups, and meat in town as we could but still ended up sending a ute to Deniliquin to stock up – just in case.”

“To get 900 people turn up was absolutely phenomenal, and most of the feedback we’ve been getting is that a lot of those people who supported us last year will be back this year – and bringing their mates.”

The inclusion of the Hay Dustdrinkers B&S Ball on the community’s already busy June long weekend calendar has opened up options for the town’s younger citizens, who may have previously looked to heading away for the weekend.

The Mini Car Nationals and lawn bowls championships already bring big crowds to the town, and the B&S has certainly filled the gaping hole left for the 18 to 35s demographic.

The impact the ball had on the town’s economy and in enhancing the area’s reputation was recognised when the Hay Dustdrinkers B&S Ball was awarded event of the year at the Hay Australia Day Awards.

More than $30,0000 was spent in the township by the organisers alone, with the committee opting to buy as much as they could locally.

“We had one local tell us they went to fuel up on the Sunday morning and thought ‘I’ll come back later’, because the service stations were full of people getting ready to head off,” Mrs Huntly said.

“A number of local businesses reported great patronage from people clearly in town for the B&S, with the local bakery having the busiest June long weekend they’ve ever had and even a thumbs up in the local paper to a couple of young guys who helped a supermarket customer when they realised she had a flat tyre.”

WHAT: Hay Dustdrinkers B&S Ball

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 2013

WHERE: Hay Showground Pavilion, Hay, NSW

COST: $95 prepaid, $110 at the gate

MORE INFO:www.haybns南京夜网,facebook南京夜网/haybnsball


– 900 patrons

– 600 eggs

– 200 people breathalysed by police

– 30kg bacon

– 0 people charged with drink-driving

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On the Green – Grenfell Golf News l photo

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Wednesday, December 3 -Stableford

Nobody turned up to play except Gravy and I today, but the weather turned nasty anyway and shortly after 1.00 pm, Gravy decided to go out to play a few holes on his own but once the lightning and heavy rain started he was back in the shed. We will be back next week with more partners hopefully.

Saturday, December 6 -Stableford

No golf played due to very extreme rain and storms.

Sunday, December 7 A.M.

Social Golf Bottom 9 Holes

Eight golfers played today with A. Jones winning with a score of 29 nett losing 6 strokes of his handicap down to 2 with A. Logan coming in second with 30 nett and also the Long Drive and the Putting Competition.

Well done Allan! No N.T.P. today.

Sunday, December 7 P.M -Stableford

At last a game Sunday Afternoon seven golfers keen to play. A. Jones won with 36 points followed by Marko 34 points and Gravy 3rd with 33 points. No N.T.P. and balls went to Allan, Marco, Gravy and Peter Mc.


Saturday 20th -Olivers Day

3 Person Ambrose

12 noon Start, Shotgun, Rules T.B.A.

Meat Raffle Draw -December

Sunday 14th – C. McMahon & M. Troth

Sunday 21st – S. Mitton & J. Mitton

Sunday 28th – C. Hancock & C. Hancock

The Combined Tennis/Golf Christmas Party was held with over 100 people attending and the night was a great success!

Keep It straight



The Grenfell Lady Golfers enjoyed a lovely Christmas Gathering at the Country Club last Saturday, December 6.


The Grenfell Lady Golfers held their Christmas party and presentation day on Saturday 6th December at the country club.

A good roll up of ladies were present to play crazy whist, swap Christmas presents and enjoy each others company. Prior to afternoon tea Lorna Johnson and Meryl Reeves cut the Christmas cake.

The prize winners were as follows.

A Grade Champion Virginia Drogemuller Club Trophy

B Grade Champion Megan Starr

C Grade Champion Lorette Walmsley

36 Hole Stroke Handicap A Grade Virginia Drogemuller L Johnson Trophy

B Grade Megan Starr V Forsyth Trophy

C Grade Lorette Walmsley C Stevens Trophy

1st 18 Hole Winner Virginia Drogemuller Runner Up Jan Myers Club Trophy

2nd 18 Hole Winner Val Forsyth Runner Up Megan Starr J Myers/J Scott Trophy

Foursomes Championships Virginia Drogemuller & Shirley Mawhinney Club Trophy

Handicap Division Jan Myers & Rebecca Smith J Small Trophy

Putting Jan Myers & Rebecca Smith Club Trophy

LGU Medals Division 1 Virginia Drogemuller Division 3 Lorette Walmsley

WDLGA Spoon Division 1 Val Forsyth Division 3 Lorette Walmsley

Mabel McKenzie Brooch Division 1 Virginia Drogemuller Div 3 Phillipa Baker

Weekend Player 0 -45 V Forsyth

Veterans Championships Scratch Div 1 Virginia Drogemuller Div 3 Phillipa Baker

Nett Division 1 Val Forsyth Division 3 Lorette Walmsley

Weekend Player Jan Myers

Pointscore Weekends A Grade Virginia Drogemuller L Johnson Trophy

B Grade S Mawhinney J Myers Trophy

C Grade L Walmsley S Mawhinney Trophy

Wednesdays A Grade Val Forsyth F Forsyth Trophy

B Grade Shirley Mawhinney P Baker Trophy

C Grade Phillipa Baker V Drogemuller Trophy

Eclectic Weekends A Grade Virginia Drogemuller J Armstrong Trophy

B Grade Shirley Mawhinney J Nealon Trophy

C Grade Lorette Walmsley L Sparkes Trophy

Wednesdays A Grade Val Forsyth L Walmsley Trophy

B Grade Glenda Cooper V Drogemuller Trophy

C Grade Phillipa Baker V Forsyth Trophy

Birdies for Year Virginia Drogemuller M Reeves Trophy

Gobbles for Year Virginia Drogemuller B O’Meally Trophy

Best Nett Score for Year Shirley Mawhinney

Grenfell Commodities Trophy Phillipa Baker

Caltex Trophy Virginia Drogemuller

J Eppelstun 2 Club Event Trophy Virginia Drogemuller

L Johnson & M Barr 4BBB Par Trophy Virginia Drogemuller & Val Forsyth

P Baker 9 Sealed Holes Trophy Val Forsyth

R Sinclair 4BBB Aggregate Stroke Trophy Virginia Drogemuller & Rebecca Smith.

Tickets in the $100 open order are still available at the club for $1 a ticket, this raffle will be drawn on Sunday 21st December, so good luck.

The ladies golf programme is now finished for the year. Ladies can still play in the twilight 9 hole competition over the summer.

The ladies would like to thank all the volunteers who have maintained the course over the last year, your efforts are really appreciated, also thanks to the bar staff for your service to all.

On behalf of all lady golfers I would like to wish each and everyone in our wonderfull town and shire a very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

Until next year, happy golfing.

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Taree club has concerns about leasing Jack Neal Oval.

TAREE Leagues and Sports Club chairman Eddie Loftus will, as a matter of urgency, seek meetings with member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead and Taree City RLFC president Mal Dixon to clarify a number of concerns before a lease can be finalised for the Jack Neal Oval.
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Taree City halfback Mick Henry fires out a pass in a Group Three Rugby League game against Old Bar at the Jack Neal Oval this year. The Bulls hope to take a 20 year lease on the Neal Oval from owners, Taree Leagues and Sports Club.

The Bulls hope to lease the ground from the club. Taree had sought a 20 year lease with an option for 20 more, however, Mr Loftus said this may not be possible.

The club’s board met with solicitor James Paton this week to discuss the leasing arrangement.

“James told us that a 20 year lease is too long,’’ Mr Loftus said.

“Too much can change in that time. We also need to find out who will provide the on-going maintenance of the ground and surrounds and who pays the insurance along with the water, general rates, electricity and damage to the facility. We also want to know if the Bulls have a business plan in place. That’s what I need to discuss with Mal (Dixon).’’

He added the club is also concerned about what happens to the ground outside of the football season and whether it would be available for use by other groups. There are a number of other matters the board wants resolved.

Mr Loftus said the club needed to speak with Mr Bromhead to discuss the feasibility of the Bulls gaining a grant to improve facilities at the ground.

“We’re a licensed club so we’re not eligible for State government grants,’’ Mr Loftus acknowledged.

Mr Loftus pointed out that the Neal Oval was virtually bordered by three schools – Chatham High, Chatham Public and St Clare’s High School. His board also wants to know if there would be any interest from either the Catholic Education or NSW Department of Education to take over the ground.

The Bulls started negotiations with the club’s board in April regarding a leasing arrangement. Initially Mr Dixon hoped all be resolved by the end of August.

The Bulls are the major tenant at the ground however, Mr Dixon has said that if the club gained a lease and secured funding to carry out improvements, the facility would still be there for use by other sports and organisations, saying it would be an asset to the city. Mr Dixon has also said the club was happy to take over the care of ground. The playing surface at the Neal Oval is currently maintained by the Leagues club’s green keeping staff.

It is regarded as the best in Group Three, even if the facilities for players and spectators are among the worst.

Mr Loftus told the Times on Wednesday November 26 that he hoped the matter would be resolved by next April, the deadline for sporting clubs to apply for State government grants.

He admitted that the Neal Oval is finanically a ‘noose around the club’s neck,’ saying it costs $25,000 a year to maintain. The club gets little to no return from the ground.

Mr Loftus has since briefly spoken to both Mr Dixon and Mr Bromhead, with Mr Dixon advising the club would need a 20 year lease to qualify for the substantial funding needed to upgrade the Neal Oval.

“I’m positive about this, Steve Bromhead is positive and so is Mal Dixon,’’ Mr Loftus said, adding that he remains confident there would be a resolution before the April deadline.

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How to make friends with food this Christmas!

Cook Jessica Bridgfoot and her daughter, Sunday Trott, with diner and Lancefield resident, Rob Johnstone.Christmas is a time to nurture relationships, and can also be a great time to make new friends and check in with your neighbours.
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As a child growing up in a regional town with a rambling backyard of clucking chooks and old fruit trees, I always knew it was the start of summer when our elderly neighbour, Dorothy or ‘Dot’ would hang a big Tupperware pot of tomato soup onour fence.

As a result of this simple gesture, Dot became like a third grandparent to my brother and I, passing on her wisdom and sense of humour, not to mention her gardening skills. When the seasons changed, I would watch the old almond treeto see what delicious feast her vegie patch had yielded.

As years went by and Dot became less active it was my mum who returned the favour, delivering Dot lentil soup, chicken casserole and some of her more adventurous creations.

Dot has passed now, but she made such a significant impact on my childhood and on my mother’s life through that simple gesture of sharing a tomato soup that I will be forever grateful.

Sharing food and cooking as a gesture of care has been the fabric of our society for centuries. With our hectic schedules, some of these simple traditions like cooking and chatting with neighbours have fallen by the wayside.

Recent surveys show that one in four older Australians have not had contact with family or friends outside their household in the last week. With the accessibility of fast food and highly processed, ready-made meals, elderly people in our community cook fresh food less and less. Alarmingly, more than 40 per cent of older Victorians living in the community are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

Casserole Club is a community food-sharing initiative in the Lancefield area coordinated by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Many cooks and diners have signed up, sharing meals and starting friendships. My diner is thankfully very adventurous which gives me the freedom to cook with abandon – the latest dish being a Hungarian Beef Goulash. With the warmer weather he will soon sample my version of Dot’s Tomato Soup served chilled (see recipe this page).

I enjoy my weekly visits to my diner, and often stay for a chat. We exchange stories and, being a bit of a film buff, he seems to have a quote for every scenario. On our first meal share, he quoted Humphrey Bogart’s “This could be the start of abeautiful friendship”, and of course, I agreed!

This Christmas, why not sign up to the project as a cook, and make a meaningful contribution to a community member’s life?

Council would like to hear from interested residents from Lancefield who would like to join the Casserole Club as a ‘cook’ or a ‘diner’.

For more information call (03) 5422 0233 or sign up online at www.casseroleclub南京夜网.au

Here is my variation of Dot’s Tomato Soup – it is best served chilled and perfect as a starter or light lunch on a hot summer’s day!

Jessica’s Summer Chilled Tomato Soup


– 1 kg of ripe tomatoes,

peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped

– 2 slices of sourdough

bread, crust removed

– 2 medium cucumbers,

peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped

– 1 small red onion,

roughly chopped

– 3 cloves of minced garlic

– 2 green peppers

– 6 tbls olive oil

– 3 tbls red wine vinegar

– Sea salt

To serve:

– Handful of chopped fresh coriander

– Chopped cucumber

– Sour cream

Soak the bread in a small amount (few tablespoons) of water. Gently remove and ‘squeeze’ dry.

Place the tomatoes, bread, cucumbers, onions, garlic and peppers in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth. All the ingredients may not fit at one time, so you may have to fill the blender several times.

Once soup is completely blended, pour it into a large non-metallic bowl.

Stir in the oil and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Garnish with the chopped cucumber, coriander and sour cream.

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