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OUR LOCAL HEROES ARE WORLD BEATERS Congratulations to Wes Fleming of Fleming’s Nurseries in Monbulk, local garden designer Phillip Johnson and all of the Trailfinders Australian Garden Team who yesterday won the best-in-show medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. It is a fantastic achievement that demonstrates the quality, capacity, ingenuity and skill of our local agribusiness industry. Fleming’s have represented Australia nine out of the past 10 years and won 5 gold medals over that time. To win the biggest and best award is another fantastic achievement from a team whose excellence has consistently been recognized internationally. Wes will have to extend the pool room to house all the awards! The Yarra Valley is proud of everyone involved. 22 May 2013 Media Contact – Jill Hutchison 9727 0799
Tony with Blake Collings (L) and Jayden Battaglene (R) Blake Collings and Jayden Battaglene are the joint winners of the 4th Annual Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards held in Montrose last night. In 2009 I initiated the Awards to recognise and reward excellence and achievement and to encourage careers in local trades and small business. Four local prominent business leaders again kindly volunteered their time to sift through the nominations and select those they thought most deserving. Phil Munday of Phil Munday’s Panel Works chaired the independent judging panel, that included Sue O’Brien of Chateau Yering, Nick Fraraccio of Stevens Glass and Clive Larkman of Larkman Nurseries. Industries represented this year included horticulture, landscaping, carpentry, electrical, glazing and hairdressing. From the applications received, the judging panel decided upon 10 finalists. From the ten finalists, the panel chose two Overall Winners of the 2013 Award - 18 year old Blake…
2013 Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award Winners Blake Collings and Jayden Battaglene are the joint winners of the 4th Annual Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards held in Montrose last night. In 2009 I initiated the Awards to recognise and reward excellence and achievement and to encourage careers in local trades and small business. Four local prominent business leaders again kindly volunteered their time to sift through the nominations and select those they thought most deserving. Phil Munday of Phil Munday’s Panel Works chaired the independent judging panel, that included Sue O’Brien of Chateau Yering, Nick Fraraccio of Stevens Glass and Clive Larkman of Larkman Nurseries. Industries represented this year included horticulture, landscaping, carpentry, electrical, glazing and hairdressing. From the applications received, the judging panel decided upon 10 finalists. From the ten finalists, the panel chose two Overall Winners of the 2013 Award - 18 year old Blake Collings…

Casey Volunteer Awards 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009
During National Volunteers Week 2009 (11-17 May), I called for all community members to consider local volunteers that deserve recognition for their efforts in our community by nominating them for a Casey Community Award.The Casey Community Awards 2009 takes into consideration the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week – Volunteers: Everyday people, extraordinary contributions.
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