130th Sports Commemorative Wines Still Available!

At the fantastic Tolmie Sports last month, numerous people took the opportunity to have a taste of the excellent 130th Sports Commemorative Wines on offer.  Many bottles (or even cases) changed hands during the day or shortly after.  If you missed out, don’t worry.  There are still a good number of bottles still available.

130th Sports Commemorative WinesBoth the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2013 Shiraz are available at the same fantastic price of $15 a bottle, $85 for 6 bottles or $165 for a dozen (mixed or straight).  All profit go to the Tolmie Sports Association.

To secure your wine, contact Kees on 5776 9554 or 0416 174 664.  Arrangements for collection or drop-off to Tolmie location can be arranged on order.

Tolmie Community Unveils New Historic Signage

Just in time for the 130th Tolmie Sports, 8 new signs were recently installed at historic sites and buildings within the precinct which was the original centre of the Tolmie township. The signs depict a photo or sketch of each site -the Post Office, Hall, 2 Churches, School, School Residence, Hotel and what is known as the Police Paddocks, along with a short description of the history of the sites.

The signs have been 3 years in the making, and were one of the target actions stemming from the Tolmie Community Plan which was launched in 2011. A Sub-group led by Linda Terry and Sarah Brennan, was formed from the original community consultation process and that group’s key goal in the action plan was to “record and preserve Tolmie history for future generations”. The signs were partly funded via the Seed Funding, put forward for the Community Planning process, by the Mansfield & District Community Bank, the State Government and Mansfield Shire Council.

Historic_SignageGraphics work for the signs was donated by local residents Gerard and Sarah Brennan of Gravity Designs. Coincidently, Sarah and Gerard live in the house that was once the Tolmie Post Office. Gerard said ”I think this is a really worthwhile project; to capture the heritage of these buildings, illustrating and documenting the history of this place is great. I think we are just part of the history of this Post Office – it will exist beyond us and it deserves recognition”. The group were also very grateful for the support of Maurie Stinchcombe of Stinchcombe Engineering who put in considerable time to design and construct the metal frames at low cost and to Michel Casey for his assistance with the high quality printing of the signs, and Robbo’s Glass for their contribution in setting the signs into the frames.

Linda Terry said she was delighted to see the project now complete with the signs in place. “The Community Plan has provided a framework and direction for our community to focus on. We have ticked off a number of projects – the transport group launched the very successful TOAST transport scheme; we completed the re-construction of the old Tearooms, providing a fabulous community kitchen in 2012; and then were able to turn our efforts to researching and designing these signs”. The next project which is also an action for the History sub-group is to re-write and update the book “Tolmie the First hundred Years” to provide a more comprehensive history of Tolmie. Linda is currently well underway with this project but is keen to hear from anyone who may have stories to contribute about the families and life in Tolmie from days gone by – particularly about some of the lesser-known families. If anyone would like to discuss stories with Linda she can be contacted on linda.gai.terry@gmail.com.

Tolmie’s History – stories needed

The Tolmie Mechanics Institute is currently in the process of compiling a new book covering Tolmie’s history.  This new book is part of the Community Planning process which nominated the preserving of Tolmie’s history as a key element.

Organisers are asking for stories about Tolmie families who have played an important role in the history of Tolmie – through perhaps a pioneering past, their longevity in Tolmie, their involvement in Tolmie’s sporting clubs, CFA, Sports or the timber/agriculture industry etc.  Articles may also include Tolmie’s more recent “past” to ensure the book will include current times.

If you can assist in any way with information or a story for consideration please contact Linda Terry on 5776 2113 or linda.gai.terry@gmail.com .

Tolmie Sports – New Wine Stock arrived

tolmiebannerMainLgGreat news – the Tolmie Sports wine coordinators have been able to secure a limited amount of high quality wines to commemorate the 130th Sports.  A fantastic, beautifully balanced 2013 Shiraz as well as an extraordinary 2014 Sauvignon Blanc reflecting the excellent growing conditions of the 2013/14 year are available.  Both wines are labelled with a unique, dedicated 130th Tolmie Sports label.

The wines will be for sale at the Tolmie Sports at the very reasonable price of $15 a bottle.  A case of 12 bottles will be on offer for $165, while we can separate half dozen lots for $85.  Both case and half case can be mixed.

To secure your wine you can pre-book your order by calling Kees or Martina on 5776 9554 or email to sonneveld@easyliving.com .   Orders need to be picked up and paid on the Sports Day.  Other arrangements for payment and pick-up can be made for after the Sports Day.  Definitely no sales and/or pick-up prior to the Sports event.  Look for the wine stall at the Sports and pick up a bottle (or more) of this wonderful drop.

Mansfield Shire – Have Your Say

Mansfield ShireMansfield Shire invites the community to their budget information and consultation sessions to have input into the development of Council’s 2016-17 Budget and Strategy Resource Plan. Meetings will commence at 6.00pm sharp at the following locations:

Merrijig Hall – Wednesday 3rd February
Mansfield Shire Council Chambers – Wednesday 10th February
Jamieson Hall – Wednesday 17th February
Bonnie Doon Community Centre – Wednesday 24th February

This is an opportunity for all members of the community to interact with the council respresentatives in relation to budget matters. For more information about the budget sessions please contact Mansfield Shire’s Finance & Information Services Manager, Ms Cheryl Nickels-Beattie on 5775 8574.