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LILLY Dillow from Woodside Beach
has taken out the 2016 Woodside Neigh-
bourhood Watch shield award.
Lilly was presented with the shield at Wood-
side Primary School assembly last Friday. She is a
Grade 4 student at the school.
Woodside/McLoughlins Beach Neighbourhood
Watch Area - WEL-21 together with Woodside
Primary School conduct a program called Junior
Every term a topic is chosen which is relevant to
the students, their everyday life and NHW.
Some of the topics this year were gun safety, and
The students are encouraged to write an essay, on
the chosen topic, but they do this in their own time.
At the end of the term an essay is chosen, and
a certificate is awarded to the student, along with
their choice of a NHW cup, a coloring book, or a
Every child who participates is given a $1
voucher, which can be redeemed at either the Wood-
side Service Station or the Woodside Beach Caravan
The Woodside/McLoughlins Neigbourhood
Watch members are extremely grateful to Peter, Sal-
ly, Tim and Stacey - from the Woodside Service Sta-
tion and Steven - from the Woodside Beach Caravan
Park, for donating the encouragement awards.
At the end of the year, the members of NHW
group choose the best essay, from all the winning
essays, during the year.
This student has their name engraved on a
Next year the group is hoping to hold a day at
the school – called ‘Mark it in March” - where the
NHW coordinator from Sale will come to the school
with the NHW Trailer, and mark the students bicy-
cles and skate boards.
WELLINGTON Shire Youth Council
held an informal presentation evening
on Wednesday, December 7 in Sale to
celebrate the achievements of the 2016
Youth Council and welcome the new
Youth Councillors for 2017.
Some 50 people attended the event including
parents, friends and councillors Ian Bye, Gayle Ma-
her, Malcolm Hole and Keith Mills.
Wellington Shire Council mayor Cr Carolyn
Crossley, presented the outgoing Youth Councillors
with a certificate in recognition of their years’ service.
Cr Crossley then went on to induct the new Youth
Councillors for 2017 in taking their oath of office.
“We are very proud of our Youth Council and
all it has achieved during the past year and previous
years,” Cr Crossley said.
“Being a Youth Councillor takes great commit-
ment and is not an easy task. Youth Council repre-
sents the young people from across our region and
is the voice for positive change through its work and
attendance at important forums, and it does an amaz-
“I am looking forward to working with the new
Youth Council and seeing what its priorities will be
This year’s Youth Council has championed the
important topic of mental health amongst young
people; partnered with Gippsland Women’s Health
to share important messages about male and female
gender stereotyping; worked with FReeZA group
Propellor to assist it with putting on events such
as Down the Alley and Ramps and Amps; worked
closely with the Wellington Youth Services Net-
work, and represented young people at important
events such as Australia Day and Anzac Day.
There are 14 young people on the 2017 Youth
Council, seven new and seven returning from 2016
Youth Council. They come from across the Shire,
Yarram, Alberton, Woodside, Sale, Longford,
Rosedale, Stratford and Maffra.
A leadership camp will be held on February 3,
2017 where the new Youth Councillors will discuss
their plans and priorities for 2017. They will meet
again on February 10, where they will elect a new
youth mayor, deputy youth mayor and secretary.
Youth council: Wellington Shire Youth Coucil for 2017 are congratulated by Shire staff and
councillors. They are from left to right: Meg Capurso Youth Liaison coordinator; Cr Keith
Mills; Cr Gayle Maher; Cr Malcom Hole; Lilleah Tracey; Kane Allen; Casey Greening;
Tia McLachlan; Kelly Briggs; Emily Duncan, Ella Clydesdale, Kaitlin Woolford, Brianna
Marshall, Sarah Williams, Cr Ian Bye; Murray Erbs, Akarna Bowers and Mayor Carolyn
Crossley (absent from the presentation Tim Valette and Annabelle Lamb)
New Wellington Shire Youth Council for 2017
Winner: Woodside Neighborhood Watch Shield for 2016 was awarded to Lilly Dillow by
(left) Kay Belcher, Woodside Neighbourhood Watch member during last Friday’s Wood-
side Primary School assembly. Lilly’s parents Travis and Michelle were there to see their
daughter receive her award.
Neighbourhood Watch award
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