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City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2010
Senior of the Year profile
Mrs Rosemary Garth has been helping Ballarat’s young girls develop
leadership skills, self esteem and respect for others for 30 years. Rosemar y
has been a Leader with the Girl Guides since 1980 when her daughter’s
group desperately needed someone to help out. Soon after, Rosemary took
over as Leader and she hasn’t stopped since. Now retired from full time
work, Rosemary, or ‘Bluebird’ as she is known to her guides, is still leading,
inspiring and caring for the 30 young girls aged between six and 11 who
every year sign on at the Eureka Girl Guides unit.
The aim of Girl Guides is ‘enabling girls and young women to grow into
confident, self respecting, responsible community members’. They do this
by living by a simple code: adventure in the outdoors and understanding of
our environment; giving ser vice to others; exploring world Guiding; sharing
Guiding traditions; developing leadership skills and working in teams.
Over her 30 years of ser vice Rosemary has enriched the lives of many girls
across our community, encouraging them to also take on other activities
such as horse riding, cooking, computers and music. They have learned
that giving service and helping others can be fun – a wonderful introduction
to community service in adult life.
Rosemar y, a senior citizen, is closely in tune with today’s youth. She has
a “can do” approach and is always willing to try whatever the girls suggest
to develop their program.
For these reasons, Rosemar y has been awarded Ballarat 2010 Senior of
Ballarat Transport Survey
Do you travel in and around, or to and from the Ballarat area? Do you have
ideas or suggestions on how the public transport system in Ballarat could
be changed, improved or enhanced? If so then Council would like to hear
from you through the Connect to Ballarat - Ballarat Transport Survey.
Connect to Ballarat is looking to better understand the transport needs of
Ballarat residents and has therefore developed a short sur vey.
The survey asks a number of simple questions such as:
where you travel to and from;
how you travel;
why you travel;
how often you travel;
access to infrastructure and public transport; and
access and familiarity with community transport.
The survey is for people who live in the City of Ballarat area, students, the
employed/unemployed, youth, aged people, people with a disability and
commuters. Simply by completing the survey and providing contact details all
those who participate will have a chance to win a local business gift voucher.
If you wish to access the survey please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/
ballarattransportsur vey. If you do not have access to the internet or would
prefer a hard copy of the survey contact Bob Reid on 5335 3507 or via email
Below: Cr John Philips presenting the 2010 Ballarat Senior of the Year award to
winner Mrs Rosemar y Garth
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