Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Almost a flood in Geelong

With all the heavy rains each day in Geelong there's a possibility of flooding in parts of Geelong with several road already closed. At Fyansford the river is really running now at Buckley's Falls.  And down near Lorne there have been land-slips onto the Great Ocean Road, and towns such as Birregurra are flooded.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Congratulations Neil

7 September 2016 | Tennis Victoria A long-standing member of tennis in Geelong, Neil Lamond has received a Tennis Victoria Highly Commended Tennis Service Award for his ongoing involvement with a number of different tennis associations.
The award aims to recognise volunteers for their outstanding and exemplary service to the sport, with only a select number presented each year.
Neil’s involvement in tennis began in 1965, when he joined the Geelong District Churches Tennis Association Senior Competition Committee, where he remains today. He has spent a number of years in many different roles, including President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.
Neil was a prominent figure in the re-forming of the Geelong East Uniting Tennis Club in 1977, with the club naming a pavilion in his honour in 2010. Unfortunately, the land the club occupied was sold, however Neil was a driving force in finding a new site for the club in Breakwater.
In 1990, Neil became the Senior Competition Recorder of the Geelong District Churches Tennis Association, where he implemented an elaborate computer program that is still used today in all three of their competitions. He remains in this position today.
Neil retired from playing tennis in 2012 due to injury, but remains as the Senior Secretary at Geelong East. Neil’s outstanding contribution to tennis in Geelong for over a half-century is why he is a worthy recipient of a Highly Commended Tennis Service Award.
We would also like to congratulate Nigel Wilson, Bernie Morris and Des Bath, who each received a Tennis Service Award. All three have devoted a huge amount of time and effort to tennis in the region for the Geelong District Churches Tennis Association.

Friday, September 02, 2016

A time to be planting

A piece of writing from Ecclesiastes is popular at weddings, funerals, and special occasions and I wonder why because it is rather dispiriting, the positives and negatives of life. Perhaps we do need both to understand that life does have contrasts. A time to be planting.... and the reckoning when the bouganvillea is dying. How different and how sad.  ;Yesterday my son started demolishing the almost dead bouganvillea in front of our house, one part had even rooted into the rooftop. Very prickly and tangled, but it was time.

New International Version
A Time for Everything
1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

An art exhibition opening

This evening we went to the Hub (Karingal) in East Geelong for the launch of an art exhibition by Lindy Banner, an artist from Jan Juc, with her lovely acrylic and collage works, some framed, some on large canvases, and all related to flowers. The prices were mainly about $650 but I didn't see any red stickers for sold early in the evening, maybe later. Here are some photos I took.