An informal gathering of learners, past and present, mentors and some major sponsors was held at L2P HQ (88 Smith Street) on Tuesday 4th December 2018. Lots of food and smiles. Lots of positive stories. Lots of people!
A “Truck Safety Evening” was recently held at Warragul Fire Station:
Read the Warragul Gazette article here
Gippsland Road Safety Forum 24 September 2015
Summary of Forum:
“WHO’S WAITING FOR YOU TO COME HOME?”
REDUCTION IN SPEED IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR REDUCING ROAD ACCIDENT FATALITIES
Comparison at 21 September 2015
|2014 FATALITIES||2015 FATALITIES|
|Baw Baw: 3
Bass Coast / Sth Gipps: 7
TOTAL = 12
|Baw Baw: 1
Bass Coast / Sth Gipps: 2
TOTAL = 3
|2014 SERIOUS INJURIES||2015 SERIOUS INJURIES|
Baw Baw: 75
Bass Coast / Sth Gipps: 65
TOTAL = 175
Baw Baw: 34
Bass Coast/ Sth Gipps: 37
TOTAL = 106
- Drivers /passengers are 3 times more likely to die on country roads than on metro roads
- 20% of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue
- 77% of drivers in accidents run off the roads
- Of the 24 young drivers (18-25yo) killed in 2014
75% were males
71% were killed on country roads
63% were in single vehicle crashes
- A 5km / hr reduction in speed can lead to at least 15% decrease in crashes
Last year 249 people died on Victorian roads last year and more than 5,000 were seriously injured – some of these people will never make a full recovery. All of these people have family and friends whose lives have been affected by their crash.
Despite improvements in the way roads and cars are built to make them safer, and improved driver education and behaviour, the number of people killed and seriously injured on Victorian roads has been similar for the last few years. The new Road Safety Strategy aims to include actions that will see death and trauma on our roads decline Towards Zero.
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Mentor Gathering 24 May 2015
1. Beth’s Speech
Hello and welcome all,
Thank you for coming tonight. I think it’s important to get together and share stories and hear about the experiences of being part of Baw Baw L2P.
We’ve been in existence since October 2008. The first group of 14 volunteers completed their training in July 2009. There are some folk here tonight from that original group…and still mentoring…..amazing!
We have had a range of funding sponsorship & in-kind support from:
*VicRoads / TAC * Andrews Foundation *Trafalgar, Neerim & Drouin Community Bank Branches *Federal Labour Govt Volunteer Grant *Barry Bourke Warragul *Baw Baw Shire Council (twice) *Viva Easy Living *Warragul Rotary *DCSI *Victoria Police *Warragul Panels *Luciano’s *Quirks Real Estate *Maloney’s Pizzas * Alberto’s Pizzas *Dept of Human Services *Gary Blackwood’s office *Warragul Gazette *Gippsland Septic Tanks *Jana Living *CupandGino *Autobarn Warragul *Phoenix Screenprinting *Saferoads *Gippsland RoadSafe *In2Food *Wild Dog Winery *Voyage Fitness *lawyer John Davine *private donations from families *Walhalla Heritage & Development League
Our ‘gathering’ tonight includes current & past Mentors, RACV Drive School Instructor Extraordinaire Mark Cantwell, VicRoads area manager Mick O’Keefe, Murray Cook – a Mentor and Baw Baw Shire Councillor, several people who will be joining the ranks after completing training in mid-July, spouses, best friends, musician & nephew Brendan Lloyd and his partner Sarah and my marvellous daughter Jacqui Lloyd.
I have some figures for our program in the last 12 months
Number of Learners active: 47
Total hours driven by Learners: 1,135
Professional lessons: 103
P’s gained 14….making: 77 altogether
Number of Mentors active: 41
Total hours supervised: 1,074
..with RACV Instructors: 25.25hrs
Terry le Lievre – 22 David Osterlund – 26 Helene Cunningham – 30 Dee Crosby & Lynette Vaughan – 38 Bill Renwick – 49 Fred Clarke – 58 Fred Everett – 68 Peter Sutton 79 (and he Mentors at Dandenong L2P!!) John Beauchamp – 97
Unknown Information (at this time):
Blue Spark …………..kms
White Barina ……….kms
Before handing over to Greg Walker, and then drawing the winners of our raffle, I’d like to finish up with a poem, entitled “DAFFODILS”…..
2. Beth’s Poem:
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils)
(Updated from Wordsworth’s 1804 version by a Ms Carr of Warragul, 2015)
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high over West Gippsland
When all at once I saw a cloud
A host, of golden volunteers
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing with their P’s.
The Learner beside them drove; but they
Out-did the kids in glee
A Coordinator could not but be happy
In such a jocund company
I gazed – and gazed- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought
For oft, when on my chaise-longue I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood
You all appear unto my mind
And interrupt my solitude
But then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with you silly dills
Congratulations to everyone who attended the get together held at In2Food on Sunday May 24th. Close to 40 mentors, family and friends had a fantastic night of mingling, talking, downing a wine and eating an absolute feast of food organised by the amazing crew at In2Food. Highlight of the night was that only Kevin M. from the mentor group won the raffle (Boy was that an amazing effort thanks to Beth) with close to $300 being raised! The absolute highlight was Beth’s unique poem, inspired by W Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” but slightly altered to a L2P Warragul mentor group.
The guys at IN2FOOD have prepared this menu for our get together in May. They promise no one will go hungry, and there will be more than enough food for all.
Here is the menu they have provided! So make sure the to come along and enjoy the night.
There will be some light musical entertainment, prizes etc. during the evening! What a great night!
IN2FOOD hot finger food
Ground risotto balls with roast pumpkin, spinach and the semi dried tomato
House made mini chicken and mushroom tortellini with a sage and rosemary sauce
Greek lamb cutlets with lemon, meet and packed Tatski yoghurt
Prawn and leek dumpling with soy sauce
Chicken skewers with our Moroccan dressing
Golden fried calamari with fresh lemon
House made mini vegetable pastries
Fish goujons with tartare sauce
Potato and leak soup shots
IN2FOOD Cold finger food
Marinated Gipplsand porterhouse thinly sliced with cracked pepper and sea salt
Smoked salmon served on a zuccinni fritter with a lemon cream and dill
Shadows of blue served on Flinders fruit loaf
Candy cherry tomatoes, basil leaf and Tarago olive paste
Baked button mushrooms filled with basil pesto