Lancefield and Districts Historical Society – Peter Sanders (Artist) Burke & Wills

Local artist Peter Sanders, will give an illustrated talk about Burke & Wills and their ill-fated journey through Victoria. As you may be aware, the Expedition Party stopped in Lancefield on the evening of 23 August and in Baynton on 24 August 1860. We will learn more about their trip, almost 161 years later, when we hear Peter talk about his exploration of every campsite made by Burke & Wills, and see his paintings commemorating their trip.

Date: Sunday 20th June 2021.

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Lancefield Mechanics’ Institute Annexe – 3435 High Street Lancefield

The cost of the afternoon event is $25.00 per head which includes refreshments (food and wine/beer/soft drink) as well as this fascinating talk.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Fay Woodhouse on 0427 042 753 or Shirley Kishere on 0402 248 540 by Friday 18 June.

Dr. Fay Woodhouse

Talking History Co-ordinator

Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society Inc.

Open Garden at Seymour Cottage Romsey: Sunday 18th April 1pm to 4 pm

Drop in to the historic Seymour Cottage Romsey garden at 20 Palmer Street Romsey anytime between 1pm and 4pm to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea whilst being entertained with live classical music.

Peruse a photographic exhibition and talk to Historical Society volunteers about this cottage’s amazing architecture and history. This is another Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival event!

ROMSEY PROGRESSIVE DINNER – POETRY in MOTION

Romsey Progressive Dinner – Poetry In Motion event Saturday 24 April 2021 at 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Do you like a bit of variety in your life?

In celebrating the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival we’re bringing the Progressive Dinner back and adding a twist: 

Three delicious courses in three renowned restaurants but.., the order of restaurants is a secret!

Experience the very best of Romsey during an evening of stunning cuisine, music and local artisans as we celebrate the Autumn Festival in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. 

Our theme is ‘Poetry In Motion’ so you will be treated to a different style of poetry performance during each course.

Between courses you will meet local creative artists and have the opportunity to purchase their work, all to the sounds of talented local musicians busking on the street.

Join us for an Autumn night to remember!

COST (per person): $88.00

For bookings go to: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=736145&

FAQ’S

Where do I park?

Main Street Romsey and immediate vicinity cross streets  (Stawell Street, Murphy Street). Rear of Mechanics’ Institute (122 Main Street – access via William Street)

Can I buy an extra ticket on the night?

No. Unfortunately our restaurants need to cater in advance so please make sure that you purchase your ticket in advance.

Can my children come?

This is an Adult Only Event so please leave the fabulous little ones behind… you deserve a break :).

What if I have dietary requirements?

Please fill out the dietary requirement section at the time of booking. This will then be passed on to all our chefs. If you have a very specific requirement, you may need to send us a special request prior to booking. We will respond as quickly as possible as to whether we can accommodate your request. (Please understand if, due to the very specific logistics of a progressive dinner format, we are unable to fulfill your request.)

Are drinks included?

No, but you can buy any drinks you like at bar prices.

Why can’t I know the order of restaurants?

That’s the fun part of the night… and we don’t want to spoil the fun.

I missed out! Will the event run again?

We are planning 2022 already! Stay tuned…

I booked with 7 other people on the same booking. Will we sit together?

We will do our very best to sit guests together when they were booked on the same booking.

Can I add an extra guest to my previous booking?

You can make a new booking and we will try to include them in your group however we can’t guarantee that we will be able to do so. However, it’s about having fun and meeting new friends so we hope you’ll all enjoy the night regardless!

What is the maximum number of guests I can book on my single booking?

8 guests.

What is the total number of guests in each group?

50

How many tickets are being sold in total?

150

What time does the event run?

Arrival from 6:30pm, dinner is 7-10pm with the event ending at around 10:30pm.

If COVID regulations suddenly reduce patron numbers indoors, what will happen?

COVID 19 has made the events world grind to an almost complete halt. The only way forward is to have strong contingencies. We are focused on providing a great event whatever happens. Therefore we will still go ahead with a takeaway food contingency.

What if I am showing COVID symptoms and have to self isolate?

Firstly, we’d really miss you and hope you get better soon. Then we’d encourage you to pass on the ticket to a family member or friend once you let us know. Finally we will of course give you a full refund if required.

Just let us know as soon as you can.

CONTACT: President Jenny Stillman (RRBATA)

jennystillman@optusnet.com.au

Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival: 27th March – 26th April 2021

Be a part of the inaugural Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival and shine the spotlight on all that is great about the Macedon Ranges during its premier season.

An initiative of the Macedon Ranges Visitor Economy Strategy, the Autumn Festival will showcase local producers and businesses, and encourage community and visitors alike to engage in the diversity of experiences to be had across the shire.


Events and promotions are considered an important part of our COVID-19 recovery, as they stimulate the local economy, energise communities and add to the vibrancy of life in the Macedon Ranges.

Local businesses, community groups and locals are encouraged to participate in, and add to, the growing calendar of events and promotions, and help support business recovery following the impacts of COVID-19.

For details go to: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Live-Work/Business-Economy/Support-Services/Events-Festivals/Macedon-Ranges-Autumn-Festival-2021

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Welcome to New Romsey Residents: Romsey Neighbourhood House Hub

Romsey Neighbourhood House is inviting Romsey residents (especially new arrivals) to an information session at the Romsey Hub:
Day: Sunday 18th April 2021
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm.
RSVP: 5429 6724

 

 

Romsey Neighbourhood House (at the Hub) offers a range of courses and activities for all ages, community events and initiatives. It is fast becoming a centre for a multitude of activities, courses and programs for adults, teens and kids with now 90+ activities on offer.

FREE BUSINESS MENTORING for small businesses

FREE BUSINESS MENTORING for small businesses

2020 has been a bumpy ride for almost every small business owner in Victoria.

Surviving lockdowns, restructuring your workforce, or changing the way your business operates takes its toll.

The Victorian Government supports small business owners by launching the Victorian Government business mentoring Program – fully funded. The Program funds 4 x 2 hours of mentoring to small business and not many business owner are aware of this.

Once a business signs up they get to choose from a number of pre-selected mentors. I’m excited to announce that interpares here in Sunbury is on that list and we’ve partnered with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to deliver the business mentoring program.

At interpares, we solve business problems through communication. Our singular focus is to make our clients stronger. Having us on your side will mean that we can help you to navigate the economic challenges you had in 2020 and face 2021 with a new outlook.

And the best part? It’s completely free! (Government funded.)

Follow the link to Apply Now or contact us for a non-binding conversation.

VCCI – FREE Mentoring for small businesses | interpares

 

Best regards

 

Thorsten Wacker
Owner | interpares
M:  0491155580
E:  thorsten@interpares.com.au
A: PO Box 686 | Sunbury Vic 3429
interpares.com.au

 

Feedback Required about MRSC Concept for Tourism and Marketing

Dear All

RRBATA has received the following note from Council’s Tourism Marketing Officer, Antonia Yendell:

We are looking to discuss the development and implementation of a shire-wide community driven Autumn festival and promotional campaign for April 2021.

Whilst this year maybe small given timings, Covid 19 restrictions and limited overseas visitors, we hope this will become an annual event which will grow and benefit the whole Shire.

As a start, Council would be keen to develop signage for streets, buildings, business window displays and festival street lighting. We also considered an opening event for the season and closing family fun day event. Between, we would hope businesses, retailers, artists and event organisers may like to participate to build up a community program.

We would also like to support other community events to take place and to help guide or curate if needed.

Would you be available to provide some advice please and guidance on whether this would be of interest to the Romsey businesses?

We would be keen to support them to develop or encourage ideas they may already have to bring the Autumn Festival to life to benefit the community.”

Council is keen to explore “points of difference” between each town’s elements in the festival. The elements/activities are designed to have visitor/tourism appeal. Given time constraints, whatever is planned for this year will hopefully be a lower key forerunner to a larger scale event next year. RRBATA is aware that every business type can potentially benefit (directly or indirectly) from increased visitors to our region. The eastern corridor of the Shire is notoriously “light on” for visitor “product” compared to other areas so this could be an opportunity (albeit seasonal) for our particular region to benefit from.

RRBATA committee is very keen to receive your feedback about the concept  and any ideas for this or next year’s festival content (by email to me or phone) by NEXT MONDAY 18th January 2021 please.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Kind regards

Jenny Stillman

President

Ph. 0411 700 464

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

Romsey COMMUNITY Christmas Trees have new HOMES !!

Special thanks to Newnham Earthmoving for agreeing to remove and house the large Romsey Community Christmas Tree

Thanks to inSymmetry who will store all of the Romsey Community Small Christmas trees

Large RRBATA Christmas Tree needs a HOME

The RRBATA Christmas Community Tree needs a home until next year.

Do you have room at your property in Romsey?

Can you help?

Winners of Christmas in Romsey 2020 Lights and Decorations Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to the Christmas in Romsey 2020 Lights and Decorations Competition winners! You will be notified as to how you can receive your prizes. Romsey is bathed in Christmas sparkle and looks amazing! Please get out and see the amazing decorations.

Special mention to Ewing Drive, Dianella Way, White Street and Jinker Way as well as the Autumn Leaves Estate as places to include in your Christmas lights “drive-around”!

Many thanks to Romsey IGA for sponsoring the competition.  And thanks also to Councillors Annette Death and Geoff Neil, and Bendigo Bank’s Leanne and Ellen for doing the judging!

Bendigo Bank Board Members Required

Lancefield & Romsey Community Financial Services Limited is the management company of the Community Bank branches at Lancefield & Romsey. Following the retirement of long standing Board members, the Company is seeking interested residents to apply to join like-minded volunteers in this highly active community organisation.

The Community Bank is a major contributor to the amenity and financial wellbeing of our Romsey and Lancefield communities, and has distributed more than $1.6 million in grants and sponsorships to local groups over the past 19 years. The company is particularly seeking applicants with an understanding of the needs of the Lancefield and Romsey communities together with an appreciation of the impact of technology and online banking on customer engagement.
These roles may be of interest to persons who are either working or retired. Experience in corporate/financial affairs or business management is an advantage but not essential. The ability to invest your time and energy is a key attribute that we’re looking for. Various training options are available for successful candidates.

The positions are voluntary and therefore a strong commitment to community affairs is essential. There is a minimum
commitment of at least 10 hours per month, including a monthly Board meeting and participation in regular Board committees.

Expressions of interest, with a brief resume, should be addressed
to the Company Secretary at PO Box 30, Lancefield, 3435 or emailed to info@lrcfsl.com.au by 31st December 2020.

TBA LAW – CARD CONTEST

TBA LAW (Romsey) Card competition

  1. We’d like the designs to be festive. This can be a photo, drawing, painting or digital design, as long as submissions are your own work.
  2. You can send your design to rhea@tbalaw.com.au in high resolution JPEG or PNG files. Please include your name, age and location. Put ‘Christmas card competition’ in the subject line.
  3. This competition is open to everyone of all ages living in Victoria.
  4. Contestant must like our Facebook page: TBA Law
  5. The closing date for submission of entries is 30th October 2020. The winner will be announced on 06 November 2020.
  6. The winner will receive $200 gift voucher and the runner up will receive art supplies.
  7. The winner’s name will be posted on our social media and on the cards when printed.
  8. Criteria for Judging: Originality- 50%; Creativity and Design- 50%
  9. Entries will be judged by award-winning artist and sculptor Jason Waterhouse. His recent public art commissions include Levelled Crossing, Melton Highway, Brimbank Council and Cottage, Daylesford Lake, Hepburn Shire.

 

Here is the link to our post: https://www.facebook.com/tbalaw/photos/a.844987022212468/3695319697179172/

 

Macedon Ranges Gift Shop – Gift cards to shop locally

The Macedon Ranges Gift Shop

working with local businesses to provide families with gift cards to SHOP LOCALLY

Families register by 11 November 2020 (5 pm) and cards will be issued on 25th November 2020

Contact: christmas@cobaw.org.au

Call: 5421 1666

Have your say on draft five year event strategy for MRSC

Have your say on draft five year event strategy

Submissions closing on 24 August 2020, 05:00 PM

Events provide a range of economic and tourism benefits for the shire and raise the region’s profile as a great place to live, invest and visit.

The draft Macedon Ranges Events Strategy 2020-25will guide Council’s planning and decision-making to support the success of local events.

Events will also play an important part of revitalising the economy following the pandemic, and the draft strategy will assist Council’s planning to support events throughout the recovery.

We are inviting your ideas about how we can support and plan for all events—from community-organised events to regional tourism events—that are welcoming, healthy, safe and accessible for all.

The draft strategy has been informed by workshops with stakeholders from the events sector and Council staff from across the organisation, and survey feedback from event operators.

The vision of the strategy is for the Macedon Ranges to have a diverse and stimulating calendar of annual events that showcase the region’s brand strengths and make the Macedon Ranges a great place to live and visit.

Please visit the following link for details: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/About-Council/News/Have-Your-Say/Have-your-say-on-draft-five-year-event-strategy

Nicole Pietruschka