Book Launch & Dray Reveal Invitation

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If you’ve been following the newsletters, Facebook posts or attending our meetings, you’ll know about the exciting developments at Churchill Island!

The Friends of Churchill Island Society invites you to the “Churchill Island History and Her Story, Edition 3” book launch as well as the grand reveal of the restored historic Tipping Dray. 

Saturday 22nd January, 2022
at Churchill Island Function Room
2:30 – 4:00 pm

Please join us for afternoon tea to mingle with some of those who made it all happen and celebrate two wonderful achievements!
We hope you can come.

RSVP 15/1/22   

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Visiting Churchill Island – Vaccination Economy Trials

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Here is a message from Phillip Island Nature Parks about visiting their venues for the following two Friday-Sunday periods:
“We are pleased to advise that Churchill Island will be one of the 16 regional Victorian businesses participating in the Vaccinated Economy Trial taking place over the next two weeks.
We will be opening our doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the weekends of 15-17 October, and 22-24 October, approximately two weeks before Victoria is expected to reach the 70 percent double dose vaccination threshold.
This means that all visitors, staff, and volunteers (16 years and over) to Churchill Island during these two weekends of the trial must be double vaccinated, and must be able to provide evidence of their vaccination status, or a medical exemption.
Visitors can prove they are fully vaccinated on completion of a Service Victoria QR check-in that includes vaccination information; a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare App, Service Victoria App or equivalent smartphone wallet; a printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement accessed via myGov to download and print or as provided by your vaccination provider, medical practitioner or the Australian Immunisation Register; or their exemption from COVID-19 vaccination as demonstrated by a valid, original letter from a medical practice.
The purpose of the trial is to gain a more detailed understanding of the operational barriers and enablers, which will help inform the settings required for Victorian businesses to operate in a COVIDSafe way when the state re-opens more broadly under the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan.
We thank everyone for their support and understanding as we work with the State Government to help open up our community and state in a safe manner.”

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The Spring 2022 Newsletter is Now Available Online

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The Spring 2022 Newsletter is now available online.

A Large Print Edition of the Newsletter is also available.

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

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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:

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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