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Newsletter for 2017 Volunteers

Welcome to all 200 volunteers for 2017, both past and new participants.

All weeks are at our optimal level of staffing. We are accepting waiting list nominees who may be available to cover withdrawals.

Please give us your earliest indication if your circumstances change, preventing your attendance.

Martin McLennan is unavailable to be leader of weeks 3 and 4 as earlier advised and leaders have been regrouped as follows:

Advance party and week 1 Tom Harding.
Weeks 2, 3 and 4. Bob Brownlee
Weeks 5 and 6 Steve Harding
Weeks 7 and 8 Tom Harding

Volunteers rostered for week one are welcome to arrive early (Thursday onwards). There will be the opportunity to assist in setting up the campsite and programme as well as settling in.

We are fully staffed enabling a full range of work activity across all weeks.

Vigorous grass growth in recent times means there will need to be considerable “streetscape” clearing across the whole site. If your loading space allows, add a light spade or hoe to your kit as this will be an “everybody” task. A whipper snipper could help. You provide the cord we provide the fuel.

Last year we invited our volunteers to bring a bin to start our vast storage system. It gave us a great start. Could you help further this year to fine tune the gaps, as follows, from Bunnings stock:

Weeks 1 & 2 1 x ALL SET 27 litre storage tub with lid

Weeks 3 & 4 2 x EZY SOLUTIONS 5 litre storage tub with lid

Weeks 5 & 6 1 x STORAGE TOTE HANDY size 30

Weeks 7 & 8 1 x STORAGE TOTE HANDY size 20

A small parcel of workshop cleaning rags (old tee shirt material not nylon) would be well received also.

To assist in event of a medical emergency would you please place, in a named sealed envelope, details of the doctor and/or medical clinic who hold your medical history. This will be attached to your file in our Admin/ First Aid centre.

Farina is 26 kms beyond Lyndhurst. The old township site is approximately 1.5 km from the track and is visible from the road entry. At the site turn left into 2nd street just past the bakery and proceed to “Tom’s Shed” and the Admin Centre (about 800 metres) to “check in”. You will be issued with your name tag, a high visibility Farina vest and given relevant information.

We will have a 4.00pm get together and a cuppa at the shed. Bring your “Information for Volunteers” notes with you, please.

Expect that daytime weather will be mild. Nights can be cold. A parka at the campfire will help keep your back warm.

Sudden downpours can cause short term road closure at Lyndhurst. The Lyndhurst Hotel camping ground can provide short term respite in those circumstances. If necessary, you can contact Farina Station homestead (phone 08 8675 7790) either by mobile phone or via the hotel.

We look forward to having you with us,

Kind regards… Tom Harding

Note: please read “Information for 2017 volunteers”