DUSTY FILM in conjuction with ROMSEY PS 150th Anniversary

Press Release:

The Picture Show Man returns to Romsey.

Films were shown at the Romsey Mechanics Institute (RMI) throughout the 1920s to the late 1940s. In that wonderful tradition we are pleased to announce that on Saturday 24th of October the RMI, 122 Main St Romsey, will be showing the Australian movie Dusty. Dusty was made in Romsey and surrounding areas in 1982. Many locals were used as extras in the film, the Mechanics’ Institute featured in one scene. Scenes were also filmed at Romsey House (now 5 Kings Café and Baytree Café) the Lobb family farm “Woodlands” and the Scanlon sheep yards and shearing shed in Springfield.

The Lancefield and Romsey Community Bank Branches are sponsoring the film. The Mechanics’ Institute wish to thank them very much for their support in bringing this event to Romsey. The screening of the film is in conjunction with the Romsey Primary School 150th Anniversary celebrations which are running from Thurs 22nd to Sat 24th of October.

Tickets will be on sale at the door on the night from 7.00pm, $4 per adult, $10 per family (Two adults & two chn under 16). Popcorn, Maltesers, Choc Tops etc (before the show) and supper (at intermission) will be on sale from the GRAAP committee. There is plenty of parking behind the hall, entrance off William St.

Come along and spot some of the locals on the big screen.

Check out the FILM POSTER attached.

Kathy Lakey


The Mechanics Institute


PROUDLY SPONSORED by Romsey Community Bank


GRAAP NEWS including Community Picnic Sunday 25 Oct 2015

Please find attached the GRAAP NEWS


With the acquisition of the former Romsey Primary School site now finalized, Greater Romsey All Abilities Park (GRAAP) is now intensely planning the celebratory GRAAP Community Picnic to be held on Sunday 25th October 2015 at the site between 11am and 3pm.

This event neatly sits on the weekend of Romsey Primary School’s 150th celebrations so SAVE THE DATE! Pack your own picnic or indulge in the food stalls on offer. Bring your picnic rug and chairs and enjoy entertainment in the setting of Romsey’s future park for all ages and all abilities.




Annual Business Breakfast with UPDATED Report

Thirty five business and local community representatives attended the Annual RRBATA Business breakfast on Friday 28 August 2015 at Cope Williams Winery. Special thanks to Cassie Borthwick and her Cope Williams team.

Proudly supported by Bendigo Community Bank and Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

The guest speaker Lisa Stribley (Deloitte) talked about CLOUD COMPUTING.

Arrivals chatting and having coffee.

RRBATA President Dr Jenny Stillman welcomes everyone and introduces guest speaker Lisa Stribley.

This year’s speaker is Ms. Lisa Stribley a partner at best replica watches Deloitte Private. Lisa has over twenty years experience in providing accounting, taxation and business advisory services. In recent years, her major focus has been working with her clients to better manage their businesses through improved and more timely information utilising CLOUD based online applications. Before joining Deloitte Lisa’s firm was the first accounting practice in Australia to take her business clients into the CLOUD with the XERO Online Accounting Software solution. She has run her own business ‘in the Cloud’ and transitioned businesses across multiple industries into an online environment. Lisa will give insight on the rapidly evolving role of information and communication technology as it applies to businesses (small and large) in the twenty first century.

Guests tuck into a hearty breakfast.

Nick Walsh – left (North West Real Estate) in deep conversation.

Rob Mitchell (MP) Federal member for McEwen, Peter Johnston (CEO – MRSC), Rod Browning (Senior Manager Bendigo Community Bank-Romsey) in discussion with Benny (RRBATA) and Rachel Dyer, Sharyne Ede (RRBATA), Linda and Andrew Green (Romsey Engineering).

Special thanks to Mary-Anne Thomas MP – (State Member for Macedon), Judy Wignell (Western Water), Lianne Stanton (MRSC), Gerard Belleville (Deloitte), Leanne Davey (MRSC-Economic Development and Tourism), Tania, Pam and William Balcam (The Grange- Cleveland Winery-Lancefield), Marlene and Jeffrey Robinson, Shane Pettingill (Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club – President), Tim McCarthy (Bendigo Bank – President), Julie-anne and David Gibney, Chantel Gilbert, Michelle King, Jan and Andrew McColl, Diane Powell (Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club), and all RRBATA Committee members.

Dr Jenny Stillman (RRBATA President) with guest Speaker Lisa Stribley (Deloitte), and RRBATA Secretary/Treasurer Wendie McLaughlin presenting flowers and local Romsey History books (West Bourke Books Inc) to Lisa.

Lisa Stribley (Deloitte) talked about CLOUD COMPUTING and its impact upon business today. The seamless integration of software and backup of data ubiquitously from anywhere in the world for desktop computer systems, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.