Where is Churchill Island?

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How to get there?

By car: Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 10 minutes from the bridge to get to Churchill Island. Free car parking on site.

By bus: Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city.

Please note that the V-line bus does not go to Churchill Island. 

By taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island.

Tours and Transport: Contact a Visitor Information Centre in Melbourne or on Phillip Island for tours and transport options.

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Results of the FOCIS Website Survey

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The FOCIS Website Survey has now been completed.  Thank you to those members who participated in the Survey.

The report with the survey results is available for viewing/download here: FOCIS – Survey Results – 08 Apr 2021

In summary:

  1. Only 9 members responded to the Survey.
  2. The responses indicate a high level of satisfaction with the website.
  3. There are some suggested improvements which will be addressed.
  4. Since most members chose not to participate in the Survey, and those that did are generally satisfied, it is reasonable to assume that the majority of members are satisfied with the site.

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WANTED: FOCIS Blogger

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The Society is looking for a FOCIS member to take on the role of Blogger.

A blogger is someone who writes regularly for an online journal or website.

The Society wishes to leverage its presence across multiple digital platforms in order to engage more fully with its members, prospective members, and supporters.

The FOCIS Blog is part of the FOCIS website where news about FOCIS activities is presented: https://focis.org.au/

New items posted to the Blog are automatically posted to the FOCIS social media pages:

You don’t need to have any special skills in using any of those services as the process is automated.  All you need to do is login to the FOCIS web site and submit an online form to publish a new Blog Post.

The main skills requirements are:

  • Ability to gather information and news items of interest to FOCIS members, prospective members, and supporters.
  • Basic word processing skills.
  • Basic image editing skills, e.g. cropping, rotating, resizing of images.

You will be working with a team of people with extensive knowledge of Churchill Island who can assist in gathering content for the FOCIS Blog.

This is an excellent way to become more involved in the Society’s activities and contribute to the Society’s vitality.

If you are interested in taking on this role, or if you need more information, please contact the Webmaster, Tom O’Dea:

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The Autumn 2021 Newsletter is Now Available to Members

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The Autumn 2021 Newsletter is now available online to Members.

You can view/download this edition here: FOCIS Newsletter Number 150 – Autumn 2021

You can access this edition as well as earlier editions of the Newsletter here: FOCIS Newsletters

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Reminder about the FOCIS Website Survey

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This is a reminder about the FOCIS Website Survey.  Please respond by Friday 19 March 2021.

The Executive Committee invites Members to participate in this Survey so that we can get a better understanding of what should be done to improve the Website.

This is your opportunity to have a say about the future direction for the website, including payment options for member subscriptions, etc.

You can access the Survey here: https://focis.org.au/survey/

You can view a Summary of the Results here: Survey Summary

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FOCIS Website Survey is Now Open

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The FOCIS Website Survey is now open.

Please respond by Friday 19 March 2021.

The Executive Committee invites Members to participate in this Survey so that we can get a better understanding of what should be done to improve the Website.

You can access the Survey here: https://focis.org.au/survey/

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Pat Baird’s Book: Churchill Island – History and Her Story – Single Copies Now Available for Sale

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Due to popular demand, you can now order single copies of Pat Baird’s Book: Churchill Island – History and Her Story.

We are also offering a Personal Pickup otion where you can contact the President, Graeme Clauscen, to arrange a pickup in the San Remo/Phillip Island area instead of having your book(s) sent to you via Australia Post.

You can submit your order online and pay for it online using your PayPal account or your credit card/debit card.

You can order single copies here: Churchill Island: History and Her Story

You may also wish to consider the Special Offer of 4 for $20.00: Special Offer

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