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Rotary Club Of Foster, District 9820 – Victoria – Australia

Foster toivottaa tervetulleeksi Alue 1410 Suomi

Welcome To The Group Study Exchange Team From Rotary District 1410, Finland

11-16 March 2011

The Rotary Club of Foster and its President Geoff Treloar, is pleased to welcome the Group Study Exchange Team from District 1410, Finland to Foster, South Gippsland and the Prom Country. We hope that during your stay here you will enjoy the beautiful countryside, meet the friendly folk of Foster and be involved in the activities of this community.

Host Families

Team Leader, Tom Jansson – Shirley & Barry Richards, Foster
Team Member, Miia Jalonen – Lyn Linton, Foster
Team Member, Janne Kumpulainen – Heather & David Bligh, Toora
Team Member, Pauliina Laitinen – Carole & Nev Williams, Waratah North
Team Member, Elina Ovaskainen – Bev & Don Nicoll, Fish Creek

Programme
Friday 11 March – Welcome Day

9.00am Bus leaves Foster to pick up Team from Caldermede Farm, Lang Lang
10.30am Bus arrives Caldermede Farm, meets Team with Rosebud Rotary Club for coffee before return to Foster
12.30pm
Bus arrives at Pearl Park, Foster for welcome picnic by Rotary Club of Foster
2.00pm Visit to Foster Museum, introduction by Buck Rogers, President of Foster & District Historical Society
3.00pm Team members to hosts
Evening with Host families
Saturday 12 March – Prom Day
Visit to Wilsons Prom National Park – led by Rotarians Max Parnell, Don Nicoll & Bruce Stanfield
9.30am Team meets at Pearl Park, Foster for briefing before boarding bus to Wilsons Prom
12.00pm Video presentation at Tidal River
Activities – swimming, walks along the beach at Tidal River to Pillar Point, Squeaky Beach. Wildlife sightings – kangaroos, emus, wombats
Bus returns to Foster during afternoon.
Evening with Host families
Sunday 13 March – Market Day
10.00am Team meets at Main Gate, Foster Show Ground – met by Rotarian John Rice
10.30am Tour of Market stalls and visit to Market Administration Office
11.15am Ride on the Foster Rotary Express – coffee and BBQ available
12.00pm Free time to tour market
1.30pm Team meets at Main Gate – cars to Stony Creek Racecourse
2.00pm Arrive Stony Creek Racecourse for the running of the 2011 Stony Creek Cup
5.00pm Cars return to Foster, pick up by Hosts
Evening with Host families
Monday 14 March – Community Day – Labour Day Public Holiday
Bike riding to Fish Creek – led by Foster Rotary bikers
9.45am Meet at Prom Road ( Rail Trail) at for a 10.0am start. Ride to Fish Creek and have a coffee at the Celia Rosser Gallery Wander around Fish Creek to the Book Shop and Gallery (There may be other activities as the Fish Creek Festival is on that weekend and it is a Public Holiday.)
12.30pm Picnic lunch
More wandering or a short ride towards Buffalo or return to Foster by bike
Afternoon Program
3.00pm Hosts to collect the team from the Petrol Station Car Park / Pearl Park and take them to the Bland’s Rotary Dairy on the Prom Road.
3.30pm Bland’s Rotary Dairy
4.30pm Team then goes home with their hosts
Evening with Host families
Tuesday 15 March – Vocation Day
Miia Jalonen

10.00am Foster Little Bookroom – meet owner Jan Bull and local authors
12.00pm To Fish Tales, second hand book shop in Fish Creek – meet owner Bridget Crowe
Lunch at Fish Creek, return to Host
Janne Kumpulainen
9.30am Meeting with Lew Wilson, Manager, Community Strengthening & Emergency Management, Shire of South Gippsland at Shire Offices in Leongatha
10.00am Meeting of the Shire Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee including representatives of Country Fire Authority, police and community, followed by lunch
2.00pm Return to Host
Pauliiana Laitinen
9.00am Meet Kate Williams Landcare Project Officer, South Gippsland Landcare Network in Leongatha (West Gippsland Catchment Management office) discuss role of Landcare and other agencies
9.30am DPI Leongatha Officer (discuss role for pest plant/animal management )
10.00am Leave Leongatha for Venus Bay 11.00am Arrive Venus Bay, Mae Adams
12.14pm Lunch (organised by the Club)
1.00 pm Leave for Gill & Graeme Nicolls, Hoddle
1.30pm Arrive Hoddle
2.30pm Return to Host
Elina Ovaskainen
10.00am Meeting with Fiona Bull, Principal, Foster Primary School – Stephanie Alexander School Garden
11.30am Meeting with Cheryl Glowery, Principal South Gippsland Senior College – Year 11/12 Home Economics class
1.00pm Return to Host
Tom Jansson
10.00am Presentation by Rosemary Swart, Wonthaggi Area Community Relations Officer at Community Offices Thiess Degrémont - Victorian Desalination Project
11.00am Site visit to Desal plant construction
12.30pm Lunch in Wonthaggi, return to Host
All
6.15pm Presentation Dinner at Foster Football Club
Return to Hosts
Wednesday 16 March – Farewell From Foster Day
9.00am Cars leave Pearl Park, Foster to drive to Port Albert
11.30am Arrive Port Albert for lunch and handover to Rotary Club of Sale

Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I want to be
Pony trekking or camping
Or just watching TV
Finland, Finland, Finland
It's the country for me
You're so near to Russia
So far from Japan
Quite a long way from Cairo
Lots of miles from Vietnam
Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I want to be
Eating breakfast or dinner
Or snack lunch in the hall
Finland, Finland, Finland
Finland has it all

You're so sadly neglected
And often ignored
A poor second to Belgium
When going abroad

Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I quite want to be
Your mountains so lofty
Your treetops so tall

Finland, Finland, Finland
Finland has it all

Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I quite want to be
Your mountains so lofty
Your treetops so tall

Finland, Finland, Finland
Finland has it all
Finland has it all

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
maa, jossa haluan olla
Pony vaellus tai retkeily
Tai vain television katselun

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
Se maa on minulle

Olet niin lähellä Venäjää
Toistaiseksi Japanista
Melko kaukana Kairo
Paljon kilometriä Vietnamista

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
maa, jossa haluan olla
Syö aamiaista tai päivällistä
Tai välipala lounas hallissa

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
Suomi on kaikki

Olet niin valitettavasti laiminlyöty
Ja usein huomiotta
huono toinen Belgiaan
Kun menee ulkomaille

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
maa, jossa olen melko halua olla
Vuoremme niin ylevä
Sinun puiden latvoissa niin pitkä

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
Suomi on kaikki

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
maa, jossa olen melko halua olla
Vuoremme niin ylevä
Sinun puiden latvoissa niin pitkä

Suomi, Suomi, Suomi
Suomi on kaikki
Suomi on kaikki

From Monty Python's Flying Circus (& Google translations!)