A REWIND to all that was making news across Moyne in 2009.
IAN Powell was re-elected as president of the Port Fairy Surf Lifesaving Club. His lieutenants included Leonie Boyd (vice president), Jenny Boyer (secretary) and Neil Dyson (treasurer). The executive had received four expressions of interest for people to lease the kiosk and function room.
THE Koroit community gathered for a fight at the town's theatre. Moyne Shire councillor James Purcell organised a public rally, which was aimed at getting the attention of VicRoads and ensuring the flashing orange lights at the pedestrian crossing in Commercial Road were upgraded to red and green traffic lights.
CLASSES were held for the first time in new rooms built as part of a $2 million redevelopment of the Koroit and District Primary School. The old part of the school began functioning as an administration area.
A MAJOR award came the way of the Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club. At a dinner held in Geelong, the club was named the district's premier club for 2008-09.
The award was judged on service to the local community as well as national and international involvement.
A HOME-GROWN star was named as one of the headline of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. Port Fairy ex-pat Ann-Lee Robertson would be back in town to play a show alongside pianist Len Vorster.
Koroit was ion the midst of a baby-boom with the town's birth rate for 2008-09 climbing from 29 the prevoius year to 47. The number for Port Fairy was 48, the same as the previous 12 months.
AFL legend David Parkin visited Port Fairy to speak at a men's health night in the town.
While he was in Port Fairy, Parkin stopped in at the football club and had a chat to Seagulls coach Shane Threlfall and his players.
PORT Fairy supermarket owner Colin Cleary was awarded IGA's highest honour, the National Local Hero award. The award was presented to Mr Cleary at a conference on the Gold Coast. The Port Fairy store also won the award for best meat department.
BANK ON IT
A GROUP of Port Fairy business people were being courted in relation to establishing a community bank in the town. From this approach, a working party was formed with $700,000 worth of community pledges needed to take the next step.