Greetings from the Romsey Toy Library!

Greetings from the Romsey Toy Library!

At the time of writing, the toy library is preparing for its Annual General Meeting.
Full details of the new committee and plans for the new year will be in the next edition; hopefully we will have lots of new and enthusiastic members on board to help our local toy library grow and prosper for years to come.
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New member Lisa Keighran is busy buying, sorting and cataloguing new board games to refresh and renew that section of the toy library.
As well as old favourites such as Scrabble and Monopoly (senior and junior versions), we will have some new and interesting games which tie into popular TV shows and movies.
Board games are a great way for families to enjoy some time together over summer, when there’s often not much of great worth to watch on TV!
Life’s easy for toy library members, who can just borrow games whenever they need them and then take them back to the library so they are not cluttering up the cupboards at home!
If you have board games at home you would like to donate, just give me a call on 5429 6583. Even if we already have that game, it’s great to have an extra copy to use for spare parts if needed.
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All residents of the Romsey and also the Lancefield area, whether carers, parents or grandparents, are most welcome to join the library.
Borrowing toys is a great way to have a constant new source of amusement for children.
Membership costs just $25 for the whole of 2010. If you join now,you will get the remainder of 2009 for free!
Toys can be borrowed for two weeks at a time and four toys can be taken out in any one borrowing trip.
For those who are not familiar with the hub, the toy library is located behind double doors at the back of the children’s book section. The library operates on a ‘self-serve’ basis – if the hub is open, the toy library is accessible (for members only, of course!).
There is no longer any duty roster required of members.
We have a great range of toys for children from birth to 12 years, with the greatest range available for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
That’s not to say we don’t have items for the older kids or for the whole family – we have board games, sports equipment and Nintendo DS games for borrowing, and shortly we will have a DS console available to members.
Anyone who has any queries is welcome to contact me anytime on 5429 6583.
Don’t forget, if you have any board games, educational toys or good quality large toys (i.e. Little Tikes cars) which your children have no further use for, please think of your local toy library!
Call Leanne Manton on 5429 6583 anytime and we’ll come to you to pick up if you wish.
I look forward to seeing you at the library!

LEANNE MANTON,
President, Romsey Toy Library Inc. 2009

 

ROMSEY JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

Romsey Junior Football Club Inc.

ABN 17 922 890 147
 

PO Box 89
Romsey Vic 3434

 

President                       Secretary                       Treasurer
Bill Badger                    Andrea Alford                 Linda Wilkinson
(ph) 5429 5735            (ph) 5429 3022             (ph) 5429-6607
(m) 0488 555 335       (m) 0448 767 257         (m) 0402639521
 

 

Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Romsey Junior Football Club. The AGM was held in October and a new committee of management was formed. We are very proud to announce the new committee for 2010:

President: Bill Badger
Vice President: Chris Rodwell
Secretary: Andrea Alford
Treasurer: Linda Wilkinson
General Committee: Peter Newell, Melinda Skinner, Louise Noel, Heather Livermore,                   Tracey Newnham, Justin Patterson, Julie Jedwab, & Helen Barrow,

The new COM would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge the past committee of management for all their hard work and commitment over the last 12 months. Last year was a year of change, whereby the Romsey Junior Football Club was founded. We are very proud of this hard earned accomplishment and thank all those involved in the process.

Which leads me to our fantastic 2009 season, whereby the Under 10’s, 12’s and 14’s became the first Romsey Junior Redback Premiers! Well done to all those players, coaching staff and parents involved.

On behalf of all of our players, we would like to thank all the coaches, team managers, and parents on such a fantastic year. Many hands make light work and their support is much appreciated.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank all the Romsey local businesses for all their ongoing financial contributions, sponsorship and assistance over the past season. We are most grateful for their continued support and our success over the past 12 months would not have been possible without them.

Sponsorship plays a vital role in the survival of our club and we welcome any new prospective local business who is interested in providing financial assistance in the 2010 season. If you are interested please contact Peter Newell (sponsorship coordinator) on 0408 295 976.

The club is currently in the midst of advertising and accepting written applications for coaching positions for 2010. If you are interested, please forward your application to Andrea Alford andrea.alford@bigpond.com  or for any queries, please call Andrea on 0448 767 257.

On Sunday the 14th February 2010, we will be holding a Registration Day for all new players wishing to play football next season. All families new and old are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come and enjoy the free sausage sizzle, activities and meet the coaches, committee and support staff for 2010.

We are a family orientated club and are looking forward to meeting you and your children on the day.

Registration forms and any further information can be found on our very own website www.romseyredbacks.org.au 

If you have any queries please contact Andrea Alford on 0448 767 257.

See you on the 14th February, 2010.

The COM wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

GO REDBACKS!!!

Bill Badger
President RJFC
(m) 0488 555 335
www.romseyredbacks.org.au

 

 

 


Romsey Lancefield Little Athletics

Competition in the 2009/10 season of Little Athletics is well underway, with approximately 100 young athletes converging on the Park Lane track each Saturday morning for competition.

The season only began in the first week of October and already we have had hundreds of personal bests set and several centre records broken.

Recently the club travelled to Kilmore Little Athletics for the Central Highlands Challenge, an annual event which is hosted between the two little athletics clubs.

The Challenge is a multi-event championship, which sees all athletes compete in the same events – long jump, discus, a sprint, a hurdle and a distance run (distances differ according to age group).

The children who finished in the top three places in their age group, both boys and girls, received medals.

It was a hot and sunny day and a great time was had by all – at least half of the Lancefield Romsey members turned out to compete and everyone had a great time.

The hot weather has also meant the club has been forced to start early – 8.30am instead of 9am – on occasion this season, and this will continue if the hot spell continues. The safety and comfort of members is paramount and is always the club’s first consideration.

The club has held two training sessions so far this season, both led by accredited coach Abe Formosa.

Both sessions were very well attended and allowed athletes to sharpen their technique in long jump, triple jump, discus, shot put and javelin.

The training sessions were such a success, they are likely to continue this season, most likely once the club resumes following the Christmas break.

The final day’s competition for 2009 will be on December 12, after which LRLAC will take a break for the festive season. Competition will resume on Saturday, January 30.

Little aths runs each Saturday at the Park Lane track where the children, aged from 5 to 15 years, compete in a range of age-specific events which cover a range of throwing, jumping and running skills.

Through competition each week, the club teaches skills which are useful in a wide range of other sports.

The emphasis is not on winning but on setting and then beating personal best times – an aim reflected in the Little Athletics slogan ‘Be Your Best’.

Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Centre is run by a small but enthusiastic and friendly bunch of volunteers who aim to provide a fun and supportive learning environment for the children while teaching them the correct techniques. Events taught include discus, shot put, javelin, hurdles, sprinting, distance running, long jump, high jump and triple jump.

There’s still time to register for this season. Cost is $85 per athlete, with discounts available for families registering three or more children. Contact treasurer Rick Maloney for more details on 5429 6885 or email rick_mal@hotmail.com

There is a lot to look forward to in the near future, with many city clubs hosting open days over summer – it’s always great for our kids to have a go on a ‘made track’ rather than a grass track. We have another inter-club event, this time with Gisborne, and the regional track and field championships is coming up in Albury in February.

RUSSELL MANTON,
President, Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Centre Inc. 2009/10
Mobile: 0409 136 071

Caption: LRLAC’s Thomas Knott (under 6 athlete) competes in the discus at the Kilmore Highlands Challenge. Thomas won a gold medal in the multi-event championship on the day.

Caption 2: LRLAC’s Lilly Bromley and Liam Muir were among the medal winners.

 

 


 

NO POKIES FOR ROMSEY A LANDMARK VCAT DECISION

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal yesterday (Thursday 12th November 2009) upheld a decision by the State’s gambling regulator rejecting an application for 30 poker machines at the Romsey Hotel.

Tribunal President, Justice Kevin Bell, concluded “the community has genuine and legitimate reasons to fear the impact of gaming machines on the “social character of Romsey and the community’s wellbeing.” The tribunal’s decision followed a legal battle lasting more than 3 years. Justice Bell said the Romsey Hotel was a modest country pub in a hard-working rural community “where life is neighbourly and family-centred.” Anti-gambling campaigner the Rev. Tim Costello said it was a victory for ordinary Victorians, most of whom opposed gaming machines. Whilst the Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor, John Letchford, was ecstatic with the decision, the hotel’s owner, Mr. Jim Hogan, said he was disappointed.

Receiving local and national media coverage, the decision has been seen as a landmark one paving the way for consideration of social impact in future decisions regarding poker machine applications elsewhere.

Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Update

The 2009/10 season of Little Athletics is now underway, with competition starting on a clear day on the first Saturday in October.

Numbers have built steadily since registration day and the club now has almost 100 athletes registered.

Each Saturday the children, aged from 5 to 15 years, converge on the athletics track at Park Lane to learn a range of throwing, jumping and running skills.

The Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Centre caters for children of all ages and abilities, and teaches skills which are useful in a wide range of other sports.

The emphasis is not on winning but on setting and then beating personal best times – an aim reflected in the Little Athletics slogan ‘Be Your Best’.

Little Aths will run until early April, with a break for the Christmas holidays, from 9am each Saturday at Park Lane.

This season Lancefield/Romsey athletes will be able to travel to the Kilmore and Gisborne tracks for competition against other area clubs.

There will be opportunities for athletes aged 9 and over to contest the regional titles early next year, with those successful travelling to the state finals at Olympic Park in Melbourne – always a great experience for all!

Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Centre is run by a small but enthusiastic and friendly bunch of volunteers who aim to provide a fun and supportive learning environment for the children while teaching them the correct techniques. Events taught include discus, shot put, javelin, hurdles, sprinting, distance running, long jump, high jump and triple jump.

It’s important to note some talented professional athletes began their careers running around the little grass track at Romsey, including Australian international runner Collis Birmingham, who still holds a record at the track.

There’s still time to register for this season. Cost is $85 per athlete, with discounts available for families registering three or more children. The Centre t-shirt, which must be worn at competitions away from the centre, costs $15.

Contact treasurer Rick Maloney for more details on 5429 6885 or email rick_mal@hotmail.com

RUSSELL MANTON,
President, Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Centre Inc. 2009/10
Mobile: 0409 136 071

Caption: Jack Manton and Boo Quigley are enjoying their third Little Athletics season in 2009/10, now competing in the Under 8 section.