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Commodore’s Notes – March 2015

  1. Committee News
  • The Lorne Community Hospital is conducting an information evening into Men’s Health at the Cumberland Resort next Wednesday 25th starting at 5.30. Organizer, Het Ramp hopes to develop a community approach to this issue after gathering ideas and information from those present. Pamphlets are available at the Club.
  • Your Club has had an excellent trading period over the summer months and our current financial statements are reflective of this success. Membership currently stands at 877 plus juniors. Members residing in the 3232 post code total 260 adults.
  • Once again the Courtesy Bus will be available to our members over the Easter period. Services will start at 3.00pm on Fri. Sat. and Sun.
  • Please show your support as we will be presenting $1000 on Easter Sunday to Lorne’s fundraising efforts for Michael Callanan (Camel).
  • Stubby holders are currently available for purchase at the Club. $8 empty – $10 with a stubby.
  • Thanks to the Lorne School and VCAL students for the video which has been created about the fish cleaning area. Doug Williams coordinated this activity on our behalf. We hope to play this through the TV during forthcoming weekends.
  • A Recycling Policy has been adopted by the committee and will be instigated asap
  • Thanks to the 14 members who participated in our Clean Up Australia activity.


  1. Fishing Competitions

The Labor Day weekend fishing competition was well supported with 29 fisher persons trying their luck. Weather conditions were excellent and eleven boats participated. A total of 19 fish were weighed in of a mixed variety. The winning senior fish was an enormous flathead caught by Glenice Hayward – weight 1.59kg with a length of 600mm. The junior winning fish was a garfish caught by Thomas Wallis. Some new members enjoyed the experience and shared in a great lunch.

Many thanks to Lorne Breakdown and Towing – Maxine & Paul for your sponsorship.

Our next fishing comp is on Easter Sunday – sponsors Peter Ryan & Associates. Lines down after 6.00 – weigh in 12.00 until 12.30 and roast lunch from 1.00pm. Thanks to Michael Reichler who will be roasting a pig and beef.


  1. Grey Redevelopment

The final plan for the precinct is currently being fine-tuned by Tract Consultants and will be tabled to the GORCC executive on April 17th. If accepted, the process is for the plan to be forwarded to DEPI – Coastal Management Committee who have 28 days to respond. After acceptance at this level it will be GO- GO- GO for all available funds – State and Federal – to bring this long awaited project to fruition.

We are currently developing contact lists for the Design & Construct sub committee and the Finance sub committee. Contact will be made with these interested members by email shortly.


Graeme Norton


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