LEADING THE WAY
The Koroit Irish Festival has a new president with Adele MacDonald taking on the lead role.
Mrs MacDonald, who joined the committee in 2016, takes over the top job from Chris Evans, who will stay on the general committee.
Mr Evans' first festival as president was 2013, overseeing the successful staging of the event for the past seven years.
Mrs MacDonald's appointment came at the festival's annual general meeting,
Anthony Evans (secretary) and Leon Carey (vice-president) remain in key roles while James Callinan comes on board as treasurer.
The 2020 Koroit Irish Festival will be held on the weekend of May 1-3.
Moyne Shire councillor Jim Doukas has backed extra time on the road by council's home care staff.
Figures up to June 2018-19 show an increase in the amount of distance travelled by home care staff compared to the same period in 2017-18.
In the current financial year, staff have travelled 603 hours, up from 227 the previous 12 months.
Cr Doukas said the increase was more than justified.
"We have people in remote areas of the shire that need home care and it is important we deliver that," Cr Doukas said.
"Our staff do their job very well, they deliver quality care that people are very happy about.
"The majority of the cost associated with this care is covered by the government so it's a win-win for everybody."
TALK IT UP
If having a chat on the phone is your thing, then keep an eye out for any vacancies that may pop up at Moyne Shire Council.
In the month of June, council's customer services team members, working out of offices in Port Fairy and Mortlake, answered a total of 5007 phone calls.
Of those, 1951 were resolved by customer service staff with a further 2875 transferred to relevant staff members in the organisation.
Regional Arts Victoria is hosting two sessions in Port Fairy across the next week.
The sessions will be part of the Great South Coast Creative Industries Strategy, with the first to be held at Reardon Theatre on Monday, focusing on film.
On Wednesday, a session will be held from 11am to 3.30pm at the Port Fairy Yacht Club. This session will concentrate on festivals.
Sessions are free but bookings are essential and can be done by contacting Jo Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org