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Vollie News Thursday 25th March 2010 Page 12 National Priory Conference 2010 St John Ambulance Victoria invites volunteers, staff, family and friends to participate in the exciting program of the National Conference 2010 - to be held at the Sebel Albert Park. Conference Theme Shifting community expectations, changing roles in volunteering and an ever changing face of St John has bought about much evolution over recent times. From emerging colours to unifying colours, it is time to ensure the sustainability of an integrated organisation. Unifying the colours is the theme for Melbourne 2010, which will explore the integration of whole of business activities moving towards One St John. This will provide opportunities for volunteers and career networks to interact through various program streams relevant to community activities, volunteer management, training, clinical programs as well as event and disaster management. In conjunction with the conference program, the Victorian marketing team is currently working to ensure there is something for everyone. Family and friends are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to relax and enjoy the wonderful attractions of Melbourne. Conference Venue The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne, a newly refurbished 4.5 star conference and event centre is located on the banks of the picturesque Albert Park Lake with sweeping views over the lake and Port Phillip Bay. Go to the website at www.stjohnnationalconference .com.au for details of accommodation available, registration and more. Rural ramblings Frank Dunstan Well, it sure seems like the wet season is just about finished in the western Top End. The predicted storms are only black clouds and thunder in the distance and if it does rain at home its very light. For an old bushfirie this probably means another early start to the bushfire season. Townies talk about dragon flies heralding the dry, but bushies talk about bushfire smoke and one volunteer Brigade, Darwin River, has started their prescribed crown land burning program already. Because I dont have dogs theres a lot of wildlife living in the garden. The other day I saw what at first looked like a large brown cat ducking under the dongas raised floor, which was a bit of a worry because of their destruction of birds and other small animals. I saw it again later and this time it turned out to be a very small wallaby. I have seen larger joeys still with their mothers, so his mum may have met with foul play. I now see him in the yard a lot, so I guess he feels safe around a good supply of food, water and shelter in a dog free zone. Wildflowers are coming up all over the place which is absolutely wonderful; nothing like the spectacular displays of southern WA, but still beautiful. The biggest problem is that most come up on the firebreaks which puts me in the same dilemma every year to slash or not to slash! I leave them as long as I can, at least until the flooded bottom land dries out. Last years early dry season resulted in a bumper mango crop which will hopefully be repeated this year. I freeze them to eat most of the year around beautiful! http://www.stjohnnationalconference.com.au/ http://www.stjohnnationalconference.com.au/

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