ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – THURSDAY 20th July 2017

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Thursday, July 20th @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna. Uniform welcome, but not required. 1st Doncaster East/Warrandyte Venturer Unit to chair meeting (based on minutes, December 2016).

Bring your QS Proposals/Completions and hear about what other Units are doing.

SPECIAL AGENDA ITEM FOR THURSDAY:
Q&A Session covering “The Role of the Zone/District Venturer Council” (V1.1- 27-6-17) from Victorian Venturer Council.
Questions to Discuss
* Is your Unit Council ready to be recognised as a “fully functioning Unit Council”?
* HOW does your Unit Council DEMONSTRATE that it is “fully functioning”?

Venturer Calendar: 2017 Q3 [DRAFT]

calendarVenturer Program : Q3 2017 [DRAFT]
Venturer Calendar.

** NOTES UPDATED 2017-JUL-17 6:00pm**

PROGRAMMING:
A first draft of the 2017 Q3 Program. Please post your comments and suggestions down below.
For a list of Courses & Visits refer to MyScout

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 01 July – 16 July

Q3-2017 (Jul.Aug.Sep) ⛄️ SNOW ACTIVITY FOCUS ⛄️

⛄️ 30th Jun – 8th Jul SNOW VENTURE (WEEK 1 / Victoria)

πŸ“Œ 18th July (TUE) – Swimming Night – [Chris]

πŸ• 21/23rd Jul – Regent Honeyeater Planting Weekend, Lurg (near Benella)

πŸ“Œ 25th July (TUE) – Unit in Council – Pizza & Processes

πŸ“Œ 1st Aug (TUE) – Vocations night – [Liam]

⛄️ 4/6th Aug – IGLUTE

πŸ“Œ 7th Aug (MON) – 1st Eltham ARAP // Venturers to MC

πŸ“Œ 8th Aug (TUE) – cancelled

πŸ“Œ 11th-12th Aug (FRI-SAT) – Nerd night sleepover – [Ben]

πŸ“Œ 15th Aug (TUE) – Escape Room [Manningham/Caitlin]

πŸš‘ 20th Aug (SUN) – 1st Eltham First Aid Course

πŸ“Œ 22nd Aug (TUE) – 7pm Unit Council // 7:30pm First Aid Stunts

🎭 25th Aug (Fri) – Whitehorse Showtime Venturer Night
Venturer Ticket (includes On-site Party Entry for 14-17 year olds only) $30

πŸ“Œ 29th Aug (TUE) – Trade Up – [Roni]

πŸ“Œ 5th Sep (TUE) – Unit in Council – [Liam]

πŸ“Œ 12th Sep (TUE) – tbc – Possibly dodge-ball

πŸ“Œ 9th Sep (TUE) – tbc – [Scott]

πŸ—“ School Holidays: 23 September – 08 October

❄️ 22,23,24 Sep – Baw Baw Lodge [Manningham/Luke]

πŸ• 22/30th Sep – BARCOM Expedition 1 2017 – Murrabit To Swan Hill

πŸ• 30th Sep / 8th Oct – BARCOM Expedition 2 2017 – Swan Hill to Wood-Wood

2018
πŸ• 17th Australian Venture (AV2018 QLD) – will be held in sunny Queensland in January 2018 for 14 – 18 year olds! For ten days you will visit different areas of Queensland, try out activities and challenges you may have never dreamed of doing, and make friends for life!

This Week 2017-Jun-27 Formal Dinner @ McD

The 1st Eltham Venturer Unit requests the honour of your presence at the formal McDonald’s night.
Fancy
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.
If you have a candelabra or other β€˜over the top’ items for the table; bring them along.

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.

MEETING START: 7:30 pm (McDonalds cnr Bolton & Bridge Streets Eltham)
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
Organised by: Amelia

This Week 2017-Jun-20 Geocaching Masterchef in Ruffey Lake Park

This week we will be playing a wide game with the 1st Doncaster East Venturer Unit at Ruffey Lake Park. Can you collect the clues to buy your Masterchef equipment?
It will be just like orienteering and geocaching with food!

MEET: 7:30 PM Ruffey Lake Park, Victoria St entrance adventure Playground
PICKUP: 9:30 PM Ruffey Lake Park
ORGANISED BY: 1st Doncaster East

* Come dressed appropriately for the weather. (Jumper, wet weather gear, beanie, head torch, etc.), BYO GPS if you have one
* You will need to have an up to date profile on Care Monkey, or you will need to bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record for tonight.

[NOTICE] 2017-Jun-20 Geocaching Masterchef in Ruffey Lake Park

Next week we will be playing a wide game with the 1st Doncaster East Venturer Unit at Ruffey Lake Park. Can you collect the clues to buy your Masterchef equipment?
It will be just like orienteering and geocaching with food!

MEET: 7:30 PM Ruffey Lake Park, Victoria St entrance adventure Playground
PICKUP: 9:30 PM Ruffey Lake Park
ORGANISED BY: 1st Doncaster East

* Come dressed appropriately for the weather. (Jumper, wet weather gear, beanie, head torch, etc.), BYO GPS if you have one
* You will need to have an up to date profile on Care Monkey, or you will need to bring a completed PIR – Personal Information Record for tonight.

This Week 2017-Jun-13 Being safe in the community – A world of Opinions and Views pt. 2

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Welcome back to venturers….feels a bit like that after our time off.

This week will be broken into Two sections!

  1. Part A – Impacts of substances, environments, diet etc. on Mental and Physical Health
  2. Part B – Citizenship Section 3 – Five minute effective speech on element of Australia’s History! Β 

Part A – Learning basic knowledge in areas such as:

  • Managing your stress, diet, sleep and recreation to assist in improving your physical and mental health
  • Basic understandings of Mental Health
  • Information surrounding the effects of Tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs on Mental and Physical Health

The night will be mainly discussion based to assist each other with our own and learnt knowledge in the above described areas but also some videos, presentations and activities to try some new things and put our newly learnt skills to the test!

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Part B – Australian History

Following this section, in groups of two, to continue with our citizenship focus the completion of Section 3 of VA Citizenship – CI.3 will be conducted.

Printouts with basic knowledge will be provided but please bring along information, laptops and/or pen and paper to draft and write a 5 minute an ‘effective presentation’ on an aspect of Australia’s Heritage.

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The choices are:

  • Marbo Case
  • The Snowy Scheme
  • Goldrush
  • The right for Woman to Vote
  • Anything else you feel fits within the criteria

AND DID I MENTION THERE IS GOING TO BE QUALITY FOOD AND CHOCOLATE! Bribes are great πŸ˜‰

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Unit Council

As stated in the last Unit in Council Minutes, there was a plan to hold a small Unit Council at the conclusion of the night. For all members that can stick around, this will go no longer than 15 minutes. Just to ‘tying up a few loose ends’Β 

MEET: Β AT THE HALL AT 7:30 PM
PICKUP: AT THE HALL 9:30 PM
ORGANISED BY: CHRIS GARDNER