Russell was elected a director on 25 June 2001 and elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bellarine Peninsula Community Branch Limited on 26 November 2007. He is the Chairman of the Minor Gaming Association‚ and has a broad range of experience in business and financial matters. Russell has had his own businesses‚ has extensive banking experience‚ and has held several managerial positions and chairmanships. Russell has been a member of Apex‚ and was on the
executive of Ocean Grove Football & Netball Club for six years.
Stephen Wight - Treasurer
Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with a Geelong based Accountancy firm and is a Registered Company Auditor with an involvement in public and not for profit organisations.
Sandra Baldwin - Secretary
Sandra was elected a director on 17th September 2008. Sandra has been a resident of Clifton Springs since 1983 and has been involved Music‚ Ballet‚ Sailing & Netball locally over a number of years and was a member of the Star of the Sea School Board. As a qualified Hairdresser‚ Sandra owned and operated a salon in Hobart prior to moving to Victoria. Seeing the growth potential in the area Sandra and family built a new salon in Clifton Springs which she operated until 1990‚ when she employed 6 hairdressers. Sandra completed an advanced hairdressing Diploma at Vidal Sassoon’s in London and was a member of the Trade Industry Board at the Gordon Institute of TAFE.
Now working part time‚ Sandra looks forward to giving back to the local community‚ in particular encouraging our youth to pursue interests and activities in the local area and improving services for our elderly.
Geoff was elected a director on 17th September 2008. Geoff has travelled extensively‚ working in South Africa and London‚ and has established a travel agency specializing in international flights. Both Geoff and his wife Pearl are involved in the local community‚ with Geoff holding the position of President elect (2nd term) of the Lions Club of Portarlington/Drysdale 2009/10.
Paul was elected a director on 17th September‚ 2008. Paul has lived in Drysdale most of his life‚ enjoying the lifestyle and community spirit that the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer. Paul had worked as a Domestic Builder for 30 years in the local area before turning to teaching the carpentry trade at the Gordon TAFE in Geelong.
Paul’s extensive involvement in community work spans over many years‚ with Paul representing his community on the Bellarine Youth Services Committee‚ ‘Potato Shed’ Complex‚ Clifton Springs Skate Park and other community projects over the past years. He has served on committees such as the Geelong Branch H.I.A.‚ Springdale Neighbourhood Centre‚ ‘Dell’ Foreshore‚ Portarlington/Drysdale Lions Club (president in 2000)‚ Drysdale/Clifton Springs Community Association Inc.‚ and the steering committee of the Drysdale branch of the Bellarine Peninsula Community Bank. Paul has a strong passion to promote‚ work and care for our local community.
I am fourth generation of my family born in Portarlington. I attended the local primary school and then Matthew Flinders Girls School in Geelong. My Family is my husband Colin‚ my two sons Geoffrey and his wife Donna‚ and Peter‚ his wife Rachel and their three children.
My Husband’s family have been builders in the area for 80 years. I was a Sunday School Teacher‚ a Cub Leader and have been involved in Guiding since I was 9 years old. I was the first Queens Guide in Portarlington and have been awarded the Banksia Award for my service to Guiding in our local area. I am currently a Leader of the Junior Girl Guides as well as District Leader. Colin and I were on the original Building Committee for our Guide Hall.
Colin and I have also been involved with the East Tech School Band‚ Colin was on the Committee and I have gone on the Band camps as cook‚ laundress and chaperone. We are also involved with the local Football‚ Netball‚ Cricket and Golf Club.
The Community Bank has done so much for the Bellarine Peninsula and I look forward to continuing my involvement in the future.
I have lived in Portarlington for over 30 years and have been involved with the community on numerous levels‚ including as a player and a committee member of the Portarlington Football Netball club‚ a founding committee member of the Portarlington Toy Library‚ Secretary and President of the local Kindergarten‚ Treasurer of the Portarlington Skate Park‚ a committee member of the local Pony Club and Treasurer of the Portarlington Girl Guides.
Janina has lived in Drysdale since 1952. Janina and her husband were market gardeners in the early years‚ then diversifying to cattle raising.
Janina was an owner-operator of the local supermarket in the main street of Drysdale for 18 years and has also worked in the Geelong Branch of TAB and Agencies as a Clerk-Cash Controller for 24 years.
Janina enjoys playing racquet sport including badminton and has played tennis with the local Drysdale Tennis Club since a junior and has held the position of Honoree Treasurer with the club for the past 8 years.
Janina was an invaluable member of the Steering committee of the Drysdale Community Bank and has been on the Drysdale Committee for the past two years.
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