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Mission Australia’s Cheryl Siely
said that Turnbull Toyota’s contribu-
tion was an amazing reflection of
local community spirit, and showed
how important the program was.
“We are really proud of what the
L2P program has done for young
drivers around Victoria, and even
more so of how much the Yarram
community has embraced it,” Ms
“L2P plays a vital role in regional
communities like ours, where getting
from A to B is crucial for both work
“To lose such a great program
would make it really difficult for
some people to get a licence, which
has clear knock on effects in regard
to accessing work and other impor-
“This gesture is incredible. It
means a lot for our young learners,
but also for our volunteers who in-
vest so much time and effort into
helping out and giving someone a
Turnbull’s Toyota general man-
ager Linda De Win could not be hap-
pier with the impact the donation has
“We’ve been a family owned
business for 50 years now and in that
time we have taken pride in giving
back to the community in any way
possible, especially when somebody
as enthusiastic and determined as
Cheryl comes along,” she said.
“Whether it’s supporting the footy
team or great initiatives like Mission
Australia’s L2P program, we have al-
ways put our community first.”
Local volunteer Larry Davies ad-
mitted the future of the L2P program
was starting to look bleak without a
rapid response from the community.
“Not long ago there was an ob-
vious shortage of volunteers and ve-
hicles, but now we’ve got a steadily
growing volunteer base made up of
members from the local area who
all enjoy giving back to our commu-
nity,” he said.
“I think our community would be
at a serious loss if the program was
to close. L2P is an invaluable path-
way for young people struggling to
get their driving hours up and it’s re-
warding for everybody involved.”
Mr Davies said being a mentor is
about much more than just being a
“I can proudly say I’ve created
some great lifelong bonds with these
young people, particularly the young
men who come from tough back-
grounds and who still have difficul-
ties at home,” he said.
Yarram Secondary College’s Jo
Darvill said the consequences of
been caught without a program like
L2P would be detrimental to stu-
dents struggling to access a learner
vehicle or driving mentor.
“The best part of the program is
the way in which it enables young
drivers access to mentors who are
great people and who teach students
how to drive safely,” she said.
“It would be catastrophic to lose
a community focussed program like
this, and we are so glad Turnbull
Toyota has stepped in the way it has,
its gesture of kindness has really
helped our students.”
Driving community support
Garnsey Campus caters
located on the Princes
Highway in Sale. The
open morning will give
locals the chance to vis-
it the school to see what
makes it different from
others. Students will
be in class and teach-
ers and staff will be
available to answer any
questions about the op-
portunities an education
at Gippsland Grammar
would offer your child.
Anyone interested in
campuses at any other
time should call Reg-
istrar Marji Craven on
51436388 to arrange.
On their way: Devon North’s Chelsea Patterson ( second from right front row) prepares to leave
Melbourne for Vietnam to tour the battle fields of Long Tan with other Vietnam Veterans Associa-
tion of Association competition winners. Chelsea had to submit a short story on the Vietnam War and
was selected from more than 600 entries to go on the study tour. We look forward to hearing about
Chelsea’ time in Vietnam upon her return
SEPTEMBER 18 saw the Port Al-
bert Coast Guard go to the rescue
of a broken down boat off Whale
Bay in Bass Strait at 6.30am.
The boat was a 5.4 m half cabin
with one person on board and the motor
wouldn’t start due to battery problems.
With the weather warming up and
the football season finished, it is the right
time to be doing some pre season mainte-
nance on your boat.
Check the battery and if necessary put
it on the charger for a day or so before
your next fishing trip. If it still won’t
start your motor, then it is probably time
for a new battery.
Don’t just jump start it and go fishing
anyway, because there is a fair chance it
will let you down at sea.
Make sure you have fresh fuel in the
tank and if it hasn’t been done for a while,
get the motor serviced, that way you
shouldn’t have any unpleasant surprises
to spoil your fishing tip.
Check to make sure your torch battery
is okay and that your flares are in date.
Have a look at the gauge on your fire ex-
tinguisher and see if it is still okay.
Check the battery expiry date on your
EPIRB and ensure your contact details
are up to date.
As you are leaving the boat ramp,
check in with the local coast guard, let
them know your registration number or
call sign, your intentions and the number
of people on board.
If you do this via your VHF radio, it
will give you a bit of peace of mind as
Despite the best of preparations, things
can still go wrong, but with a bit of pre-
ventative maintenance and by carrying a
few basic spare parts, most break downs
can be avoided or overcome.
Good fishing and safe boating for the
TESSIE Sylvia Brennan was born at Latrobe
Regional Hospital on September 28, weighing
9.5lbs. Tessie is another daughter for Devon
North’s Tim and Rebecca Brennan and a little
sister for Kittie and Maggie. Another beautiful
daughter and little sister to love.
ON THE WATER WITH GIPPSLAND
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But last Saturday on the big
stage it was Josh’s turn and turn it
on he did, like all his Bulldog team
mates he left nothing in the tank and
fought hard all day to make sure his
team was in front when the siren
finally sounded after one of the most
gruelling and thrilling grand finals
As to how Josh felt running
onto the MCG he said they are very
well prepared for every game and
he treated it like any other but did
say it was just fantastic hearing all
the cheering from the thousands of
“You do hear the crowd and it is
an amazing feeling, it really gives
you that second wind, it is just so
good to have all the supporters
there,” Josh said.
As for support Josh said it was
great having so many of his family
down in Melbourne leading into
the grand final and at the MCG on
“Dad and mum were there with
my brother Kyle and sister Lara,
and all my grandparents, Anne and
Jim Dunkley (Yarram) and mum’s
parents Russel and Drag Johnson,
they live at Hedley and my two
uncles David Dunkley (Bairnsdale)
and Peter Dunkley (Sydney) and
their families were all there,” he
“It was just so great having all
the family support and enjoying all
the lead up to the grand final.”
Talking to the Yarram Standard,
an elated Gippsland Power talent
manager Peter Francis said, “We are
all very proud of Josh.”
After playing with Sale Josh
was recruited to the Gippsland
Power at age 14 and Francis said he
always worked extremely hard and
progressed through the ranks from
the U14, U15,U16, U17 and TAC
Cup through to the top age year.
Francis said Josh is one player
who always “shone”.
“He has always been really
professional in his approach to his
training and I would regard him as
one of the most successful players the
club has ever seen,” Francis said.
“For Josh the struggle was made
more difficult this year as he worked
hard to overcome stress fractures to
“He is just so focussed and single
minded in his preparation to be the
best player he can be and apart from
that he is a beautiful kid.
“What Josh has achieved at such
a young age is remarkable and if
anyone thinks it is easy to get drafted
to the AFL and get to play at this
level, everyone would do it.”
Francis would tell you it was
through a lot of hard work, sheer
determination and passion that
Dunkley made sure he would be
there on Saturday and clocked up 15
disposals and seven tackles.
Making his own history as the
youngest player in the Bulldogs side
Dunkley said he is really enjoying
all the celebrations.
“There were 200,000 at the
grand final parade and that was a
lot of fun especially sitting in the
ute with one of the senior players
Matty Boyd, playing at the G with
100,000 there and being at the
Whitten Oval infront of the 30,000
Bulldogs supporters on the Sunday,
it was all amazing,” Josh said.
He is now looking forward to the
Bulldogs big presentation night at
Crown Melbourne tonight that his
mum and dad will also attend.
Josh said the players will all
have a short break and he is looking
forward to getting home to Yarram
and catching up with family and
In early November he will head
back to the Western Bulldogs for
Dunkley is top dog
school captains Jo Row-
and and Solomon Jones
invite locals to visit their
school On Tuesday, 11
October to see the se-
nior campus in action.
Open morning at Grammar
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