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Every year for more than 30 years the An-
derson family from Melbourne have come to
their Cowes holiday home to tin rattle for the
Good Friday Appeal. Jennifer (back right)
said she was first inspired by a neighbour
and has continued ever since, with her fam-
ily (11 children) needing the services of the
Royal Children’s Hospital over the years. She
is pictured with daughter Jacinta and her
two children Jacob, 2, and Lucas, 6. “Just
last year Jacob went to the Royal Children’s
for surgery and for his allergies,” Jacinta
says. Last year the family single-handedly
Cowes Primary School grade six pupils Jett
Watson and Gustav White, in front of the
Woolies’ Easter egg wall, fundraising for the
Good Friday Appeal.
Open on Good Friday for hot cross bun sales is the Phillip Island Bakery’s Kim Potter.
Cowes Uniting Church Minister Reverend
Ian Turnnidge welcomed parishioners as
they arrived on Good Friday.
Dedicated Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal volunteers worked from 8am to
8pm, counting donations from around the island. Co-ordinators Helen and Reg Excell, left,
are pictured with coin counters Bev Forrest, Marj Beaton, Max Optiz and Gloria Opitz. In
2016 the island donated a record $34,896 (compared to $20,740 in 2006); a figure they
didn’t quite improve on this year.
Rosa Scalato of Pino’s Trattoria, generous-
ly presented the workers on the Good Friday
Appeal with some well earned and delicious
Egging on Easter
BOTH visitor and entry numbers exceeded
previous records for the Artists’ Society of
Phillip Island’s Easter Exhibition this year.
A total of 1166 visitors came along over the
weekend to view 192 entries from 57 artists.
Sales were also healthy.
Judges Sharyn and David Wemyss-Smith,
Directors of the Manyung Gallery Group (Mal-
vern, Mt Eliza and Sorrento), were so im-
pressed with the standard of the work that
they have invited some artists to exhibit in
The judges awarded the following prizes:
Best in Show: Diana Edwards, Serenity, Wa-
tercolour ($500, sponsor: Phillip Island RSL).
Highly Commended: Heather Towns, Coastal
Best Drawing: Jan Lowe, Hissy the Koala,
Scratchboard ($400, sponsor: Bendigo Bank,
Cowes). Highly Commended: Diana Wilson,
Shades of Black and White, Charcoal.
Best Painting: Ken Griffiths, Interior, Oil
($400, sponsor: Chemmart, Cowes). Highly
Commended: Warren Nichols, Westernport
Morning Mist, Oil.
Best Other Medium: Margaret Carr, Princess
Gum Vest, Textile ($400, sponsors: Turn the
Page and Lesla Saraghi). Highly Commended:
Shirley Collins, Winter, Textile.
Peoples’ Choice: Diana Edwards, Magic Mo -
ments, Watercolour ($150, sponsor: Artists’
Society of Phillip Island).
Raffle Prize winner: Nance Gooderham, Rhyll
(original mosaic donated by Heather Fahnle).
Jan Lowe, winner of the Best Drawing award
and a new ASPI member, will be running a
scratchboard workshop on May 20.
Members of the public are also welcome to
attend ASPI workshops although places are
limited. Details of this and other workshops
can be found on the ASPI website: http://aspi-
inc.org.au under ‘Program’.
Best in Show winner at the Artists’ Society of Phillip Island’s Easter Exhibition this year
was Diana Edwards, pictured with her winning watercolour ‘Serenity’.
2017 Easter Exhibition
a colourful success
ARTISTS’ Society of Phil-
lip Island (ASPI) president Jill
Rogers has won the Bass Coast
Art Award for her superb acryl-
ic painting Minah Swansong,
at the Inverloch Art Show held
over the March Labour Day
As a consequence, Jill is now
a finalist in the Bass Coast Your
Art Collection (YAC) Award Ex-
hibition to be held in Septem-
ber, together with two other
ASPI members: Diana Edwards
(ASPI Cup Weekend Exhibi-
tion 2016) and Tom Tyrell (San
Remo Rotary Art Show 2017).
Two additional finalists are
yet to be chosen from the up-
coming Bass Coast Artists’ So-
ciety Easter Exhibition and the
Corinella and District Commu-
nity Traditional Art Show, to be
held over the Queen’s Birthday
weekend in June.
The overall winner will re-
ceive a further $5000 and the
chosen work will be added to
the Bass Coast Shire Council’s
Artists’ society president wins award
Jill Rogers is pictured with her prize winning painting
TO CELEBRATE National Volunteer Week in
May, the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Vol-
unteer Managers network is running a photog-
raphy competition and exhibition around the
theme of Catch a Volunteer in Action.
Volunteering Victoria is supporting volunteer
managers in South Gippsland and Bass Coast
to in turn support regional volunteers in their
Through the South Gippsland and Bass
Coast Volunteer Managers network, Volunteer-
ing Victoria facilitates communication and col-
laboration between volunteer-involving organi-
sations (VIOs) in the region.
The South Gippsland and Bass Coast Vol-
unteer Managers network has more than 50
These organisations manage many hundreds
of volunteers, who perform work which is di-
verse, valuable and sometimes surprising.
“From hospitals and aged care homes, to
neighbourhood houses, shire councils and
community groups, volunteers are perform-
ing all sorts of roles which add immeasurable
value to our communities, ” Rosemary Joiner
from Volunteering Victoria said.
“Celebrating National Volunteer Week is a
great way to recognise that amazing work.”
Catch a Volunteer in Action will celebrate
volunteering in South Gippsland and Bass
“The photo competition encourages com-
munity members to gather and submit pho -
tos of volunteers in the act of their volunteer
role, ” Rosemary said. “The photos don’t have
to be professional. It’s about celebrating the
real work being done every day by the region’s
The competition will culminate in two exhi-
bition celebrations during National Volunteer
Week in May, the first in Inverloch, and the
second in Foster.
You can find out more about this competi-
tion and the exhibition celebrations, and sub -
mit your entries at www.catchavolunteerinac-
Catch a volunteer in action during May
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