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No. 32 – Hello Farina Group Supporters

It is less than a month until May 4th when this year’s work at Farina begins. There are a few vacancies available now, in Weeks 1, 4, 6 and 8. Please ring Tom directly, to expedite communications, if you are interested in helping to make a difference to our favourite outback ghost town.
Tom’s number is: 03 5261 3099.
A reminder to everybody about the fuel service available in the area – there have been some changes:

The Lyndhurst Roadhouse is closed
Diesel is available from a self-service pump at the Lyndhurst Hotel, which accepts cash or card. Open from 7am – 10 pm.
Fuel is available (diesel and petrol) at Copley from Cooke’s Outback Motors. They are open Mon to Fri 8 am – 5 pm, Sat 8 am – 2 pm, Sun and public holidays 9 am – 1 pm
Gas cylinder refills can be obtained at Leigh Creek South Motors, “swap and go” or refill – $44.20 for 9kg
Leigh Creek South Motors also sells diesel, petrol and vehicle LPG.
Open Mon to Thurs 8am – 7pm Fri & Sat 8am – 8pm Sun 9am – 8pm PHONE (08) 8675 2016

On that note, could everyone going to Farina please fill all the gas bottles you have before leaving home. Places such as Bunnings in the city sell gas refills at a much cheaper price. If you can donate or lend filled gas bottles to the cause it would be much appreciated. You will be reimbursed for the gas by the Farina Restoration Group.
We need additional spare 9kg gas bottles at Farina. If you have a surplus and can help please bring them with you. Bunnings will exchange out of date bottles.

Tom and his committee are asking that couples and/or individuals “adopt” and nurture (maintain, present and protect) a feature at Farina, on a continuing timeline or basis. Leaders at Farina will have a list of suggestions.

Could those coming to Farina please bring a name tag with you, emphasizing your christian or preferred name.

Everyone should have a copy of the volunteer information. If you haven’t, please let me know and I will send you one. Remember to take a copy to Farina with you.

Don’t forget to check out our great new website, which has been created and maintained by Rob Fairweather, who has done/is doing an amazing job.

Tom’s Notes on Farina’s Development

We are at the “succession” stage, where we move from a predominantly find-fix-restore-present stage to a maintain-display-present phase, but still with an eye to progressively finding and fixing new discoveries as they are unearthed, and adding their stories to the Farina package.
Much planning has happened off season to provide a basis to enable four team leaderships to manage and implement separate stages of the 2014 programme.

The groupings are:
The Camp Leader Group managing two core roster groups
Bakery, café and reception
Handyman/ Workshop Team

Project Groups this year are implementing a toilet upgrade, cattle wagon restoration, cattle ramp rebuild, new pergolas and blacksmith area upgrade. These projects are spread across the total programme, managed by Project Leaders who have been pre planning projects and will apply their particular skill areas “on the ground”.

2014 Leadership Teams:

Weeks 1 & 2
Camp Leaders – Barry and Bron Jacquier
Leading Hostess – Lorraine Short
Weeks 3 & 4
Camp Leaders – Michael Pinyon and Bob Moffatt
Leading Hostess – Marie Harding
Weeks 5 & 6
Camp Leaders – Geoff Holloway and Bob Brownlee
Leading Hostess – Shirley Murray
Weeks 7 & 8
Camp Leaders – David and Liz Linn
Leading Hostess – Julie Bolton

All members of the leadership team are well experienced and competent to ensure good outcomes with their teams.