September 2014 – Venturer Calendar

calendarDRAFT September/November 2014
Venturer Calendar.

** UPDATED 2014-Aug-20 11:15AM **

(Advertised Venturer Courses marked in LIME)


September 2014

Tue. 02-SEP-2014 Formal Dinner @ McD
Organised by: Ben

Fri. 05 – Sun. 07-SEP-2014 Armstrong 500
The team that brings you Anything Goes is now reviving the old Armstrong 500 – a competition hike for Venturers in September.
If you like hiking, and love a challenge, this is the weekend for you. It will be held from 5-7 September 2014 in West Gippsland and, knowing the local weather, there will be mud.
There will also be about 20 stunts with short, sharp challenges (no more than 20 minutes) focusing on things like construction, first aid, initiative, communication, creativity, mapping and more. These are scattered throughout country that includes some steep hikes. There will be one central base camp, but you will have to take all your gear with you each day.
Teams of 4-7 Venturers can enter and you can also use Armstrong as an initiative course.

Armstrong500

Tue. 09-SEP-2014 Bouldering @ Bouldering Wall, Burnley
Organised by: Nathan

Sat. 13 Sun 14-SEP-2014 Catering – Australian Plants Society Plant Show
We need all hands on deck for this activity as this will be the Unit’s major fundraising activity for the year. Starting the setup at 9am on the Saturday we will serve food and drinks up to 4pm; repeated on the Sunday with a pack up at 5pm.
** Roster is online now **
Organised by: Darren

Mon. 15-SEP-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The September Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 15 September 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Milparinka to chair meeting).

Tue. 16-SEP-2014 This way to the Murder …
2 or 3 x How to Host A Murder tables. Must Wear COSTUMES and come in character
Organised by: Annie (?)

Fri. 19 – Sat. 27-SEP-2014 Snow Venture #2
Bogong Rover Chalet

Fri. 19 – Sat. 27-SEP-2014 BARCOM Expedition 1 2014, Murrabit To Swan Hill
There will be two expeditions in 2014 in the September School Holidays. These expeditions always fill fast so click on the link below for your application form and get it in as quick as you can!

Sat. 29-SEP – Fri. 03-OCT-2014 Cuboree 2014
Gilwell Park Gembrook Vic – Venturers looking for a Service opportunity

October 2014

Tue. 07-OCT-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Fri. 10 – Sun. 12-Oct-2014 Unit Management Course – Geelong
Organiser: Geelong Region Venturers

Tue. 14-OCT-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Sat. 10 – Sun. 12-Oct-2014 4×4 Level 1 Course (Basic) – Mafeking Rover Park – Yea
For novice and experienced drivers. 2 days x 8hr Theory and Practical.
Cost: $130 per participant. $50 for Venturers (must hold learners permit and have access to 4×4 vehicle). Cost includes accommodation, meals not provided. Closing date is 3 weeks prior to course. Submit full payment when lodging TR1 Form.
Interested participants can enrol online for this course #104273 (Adults) and #104351 (Youth) at Online Training Registration.

Mon. 20-OCT-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The October Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 20 October 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (Valley to chair meeting).

Tue. 21-OCT-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Tue. 28-OCT-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

November 2014

Tue. 04-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Tue. 11-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Mon. 17-NOV-2014 Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council
The November Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday 17 November 2014 @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna (TBA to chair meeting).

Tue. 18-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

Fri. 21 – Sun. 23-NOV-2014 Leadership Course – Mt. Dandenong Region
Organiser: Mt. Dandenong Region Venturers

Fri. 21 – Sun. 23-NOV-2014 Inititiative Course – Northern
Organiser: Benalla area Details to follow

Tue. 25-NOV-2014 tbc
Organised by: —

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This Week 2014-Sep-02 Formal Dinner @ McD

formal-dinner

The 1st Eltham Venturer Unit requests the honour of your presence at the formal McDonald’s night.

Please remember to bring the money for your meal.

You will also need to bring a setting of SILVER cutlery (Knife, fork, desert spoon and tea spoon), crockery (plate, bowl, cup and saucer) and glassware.
Tablecloths, candles, flowers and background music would be appropriate – and will be organised via the Unit Facebook group.

Formal attire means suit with tails for males (however a tux is just as acceptable; a tie must be worn). Formal dress for females means an evening gown.

Meet at the hall on Tuesday, the 2nd of September 2014 at 7:30pm
We will then make our way to the McDonalds cnr Bolton & Bridge Streets Eltham
The end of the night will be at 9:10pm at the hall.

Organised by: Ben

ALS/MND Ice bucket challenge

Hey guys, so you have probably heard of the ALS/MND Ice bucket challenge by now. It is a great idea and at the end of tonight’s meeting the 1st Eltham Venturer Unit did a group bucket challenge together (and will get the unit to donate some money.) We also nominate these other units in a hope to get other Units involved. #‎ALS‬ ‪ ‪#‎icebucketchallenge
* 2nd Eltham Venturers
* 1st Beechworth Venturers
* Diamond Creek Venturers

The Ice Bucket Challenge:
http://www.mndaust.asn.au/Get-involved/Ice-Bucket-Challenge.aspx

Make a Donation:
http://www.mndaust.asn.au/How-your-donation-helps/Make-a-Donation.aspx

This Week 2014-Aug-26 Citizenship Night

Citizenship

VA CI.3 – CITIZENSHIP
Scope: An active examination of some aspects of community affairs, enabling Venturer Scouts to understand their involvement in community life, each to be of approximately 2.5 hours duration. (Minimum 10 hours)

This week’s program will focus on multiculturalism, Australia’s indigenous history and people with disabilities and how this relates to the Unit/Scouting/community.

MEET: at the hall at 7:30 pm
PICKUP: At the hall 9:30 pm
Organised by: Justine

[Notice] 2014-Sep-09 (Tue) Burnley Bouldering Walls

Date: 9th of September 2014
Location: The Bouldering walls are located under the CityLink / Monash Freeway where it runs parallel to the Yarra in Burnley (near Richmond), approximately 2km from Melbourne CBD. A detailed location map is on the following page. The Melways reference is 2M 2B

Time:
7:30 Venturers assemble underneath the bridge. In uniform.
7:35 Venturers partner off and begin climbing.
9:30 Pick up/Venturers disperse.

Additional Information: Venturers should dress appropriately and bring a drink bottle. Venturers are to make their own way there. Car-pooling can be arranged in advance.

Please bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record [PDF]

Organised by: Nathan

Wall-Map

(Click on image for a link to Google Maps)

[ROSTER] Sat. 13-SEP – Sun. 14-SEP-2014 Catering

PlantShow Catering – Australian Plants Society Plant Show
We need all hands on deck for this activity as this will be the Unit’s major fundraising activity for the year. Starting the setup at 9am on the Saturday we will serve food and drinks up to 4pm; repeated on the Sunday with a pack up at 5pm.

Please look at the roster and let us know in the comments which shift/slot you can fill. We should have all slots filled before the weekend so that we are ready to go Saturday morning – remember this is the Unit’s major fundraising activity for the year!

LOCATION: Eltham Community Centre
WEAR: your Uniform.

Shift SATURDAY SUNDAY
9-10am

Setup
1. Darren
2. Annie, Wendy and Rod
3. Stuart & Bev
4.
N/A

10am-12noon

Shift#1
1. Annie, Wendy and Rod
2. Kira & Tracy
3. Stuart & Bev
4.
1. Kira & Tracy
2.
3.
4.
12noon-2pm

Shift#2
1. Nathan
2. Kira & Tracy
3. Stuart & Bev
4. Ben (1pm)
1. Annie, Wendy and Rod
2. Justine
3.
4.
2pm-4pm

Shift#3
1. Nathan
2. Stuart & Bev & Steve
3. Kira & Tracy
4. Ben
1. Nathan
2. Justine
3.
4.
4pm-5pm

Packup
N/A

1. Nathan
2.
3.
4. Darren