Financial advice you can count on

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As a financial planning business, Dunsford Financial feels it is important to talk to you about what you have been observing in the media. The Royal Commission has called into question many common practices, and first and foremost is whether there is misconduct in banks and major financial institutions, and whether change is required to business models that are vertically integrated.

This temptation to cross-sell their own product into their own client networks is not always in the client’s best interest.  Unfortunately it will now take the Royal Commission to investigate such revelations which equates to approximately 88 per cent of the industry owned by the big four banks and AMP.

Dunsford Financial is not one of those businesses. Everyone at Dunsford Financial feels a mixture of sadness, anger and bewilderment that such appalling business practices have occurred at the big end of town and have gone unchanged for so long. 

The team at Dunsford Financial love what they do and take enormous pride in helping people get their financial lives in order.  They have been advising people on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 35 years.

If you would like a second opinion on your current financial position, whether it be Superannuation, Aged Care, Life Insurance, Pensions or Wills, the team at Dunsford look forward to helping you.

DUNSFORD FINANCIAL PLANNING

A: 41 Lathams Rd, Carrum Downs

T: 9788 5788

E: info@dunsfordfp.com.au

W: dunsfordfp.com.au

FB: dunsfordfinancialplanning

 

The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from a financial adviser.

Dunsford Financial Planning Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Synchron AFS Licence No. 243313

 

 

Chris committed to delivering for Dunkley

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Two years ago, 32-year old Chris Crewther, accompanied by wife Grace and daughter Yasmin, stepped out of the Australian Electoral Commission office in Frankston as the new Dunkley federal Liberal MP and the youngest member of the House of Representatives.

Chris’s predecessor, Bruce Billson, had held the seat for 20 years, and while Chris has drawn on Bruce’s legacy, he has forged his own path and identity in working hard to deliver for the residents of Dunkley.

“I’m passionate about giving the best opportunities to Dunkley locals,” Chris says. “I believe in equality of opportunity and enabling people to achieve their dreams no matter their background or where they live. One of the ways to do this is by connecting our community with the best transport, health and education infrastructure right here on our doorstep.”

To that end, Chris has secured $228 million towards building the biggest infrastructure project in Dunkley’s history — the extension of the Metro rail line from Frankston to Baxter.

As a local resident, Chris and his family also believe this area has the best of the city, the country and the coast. Chris also views fatherhood as hugely important in his role as an MP in understanding the needs of families. His particular emphasis on opportunities for young people to engage in the community has led to major advocacy and funding for sporting, education and training facilities and more.

“People want the best opportunities in life for themselves, their kids, their grandkids and their families,” he says. “I’ll keep on working as hard as I can, hand in hand with the local community, to achieve this vision for them and for Dunkley.”

Get in touch with Chris on 9781 2333, chris.crewther.mp@aph.gov.au or chriscrewther.com.au, or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

Teach them to drive with confidence

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Do you have a fear of teaching your loved one to drive? Drive Skills 4 Life is all about supporting you in overcoming that fear. Drive Skills 4 Life was a finalist in the Education and Training section of the recent Peninsula Business Awards and is highly respected for its ongoing support of numerous Peninsula charities.

With its exclusive new Blue P Program, Drive Skills 4 Life will re-educate and empower you to teach your nearest and dearest to drive and will be there for you every step of the way, whether you are the supervisor or the student. You will receive a detailed booklet for each stage, including checklists, and receive ongoing support seven days a week. You’ll be brought up to speed on the road rules and be able to teach your new driver with complete confidence. Drive Skills 4 Life also has a range of other programs on offer, including anxiety support, accident confidence, seniors’ assessments, employee assessment sessions and packages for standard driving lessons.

Drive Skills 4 Life’s Blue P Program operates from Mordialloc to Mount Martha, including Mornington, Frankston and Cranbourne. The Blue P Program starts at $549 for stage one, with varying prices for follow-up stages, and Drive Skills 4 Life is offering 10 per cent off all stages of the program until August 31, but you must mention Frankly Frankston at the time of booking.

DRIVE SKILLS 4 LIFE

W: driveskills4life.com.au

FB: driveskills4life

INSTA: driveskills4life

T: 0422 765 843

A jeweller is a girl’s best friend By Kate Sears

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Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers is a complete jewellery experience. The Anny’s motto is “You Imagine — We Create”, and that’s exactly what these master jewellers do. With 36 years’ experience and staff who are considered master gemstone setters, you can always be assured that you’ll receive a quality piece that will last a lifetime and bring you endless joy. 

“We do pride ourselves on the jewellery, but it’s also about the whole experience at Anny’s,” says jeweller Jonathan. “We aren’t mainstream jewellers.”

Anny’s can repair, redesign or remodel your treasured piece and also stocks a range of brands, including Dora wedding bands, Peter W Beck, Nikki Lissoni, Thomas Sabo, Tesoro, Ikecho pearls, Sekonda watches and Classique Swiss-made watches.

“Jewellery is our profession, and it’s not just a job,” says owner Harry.  “I have been making jewellery for a long time, I always listen to what my customer wants and bring their imagination to life – my customers’ smile when they see the finished piece is always a rewarding moment.”

Anny’s brings to the Peninsula a high standard of manufacturing that is rarely seen outside of the Melbourne CBD.  The finest diamonds, precious gems and most exquisite jewellery is right on your doorstep.

 

ANNY’S MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS

A: 92 Young St, Frankston
W: annys.com.au
T: 9783 6226
FB: @Annysmanufacturingjewellers
E: annys@annys.com.au

 

Still Pink and proud after 50 years

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Frankly Frankston Magazine’s editor, Kate Sears, delves into the history of the Pink Ladies, Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group, and explains how her great-grandmother started it all in April 1968.

Edna Vincent joined Frankston Hospital in 1951 as a member of the Frankston Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, a group of doctors’ wives that focused on fundraising. Her association with the hospital began in November 1941 when her husband, Dr Frank Vincent, became a member of its founding committee.

In 1952, Edna became president of the auxiliary. While dining with friends, an American guest suggested to Edna the idea of a hospital auxiliary with volunteer workers. After putting the concept forward to the hospital matron, she was refused until 1968, when the matron at the time, Jean Sutcliffe, asked Edna for some voluntary helpers. Lightening the workload of nurses and brightening up the lives of patients became a passion for Edna and her merry band of volunteers.

Fast-forward to 1982, and Edna had 200 or so dedicated members and had succeeded in raising millions of dollars for the hospital via raffles, operating two hospital kiosks, hiring televisions, street collections, stalls and an annual fete. The money raised then funded building projects and patient care equipment.

Celebrating its 50th year in service this year, this new auxiliary became fondly known as the Pink Ladies Auxiliary because the 15 founding members were given a distinctive cheerful uniform consisting of a floral pink dress, with white shoes and later a pink cape. These chirpy ladies in pink would help carry out services within the hospital to assist staff and patients with tasks such as folding linen, delivering newspapers, escorting new patients to their wards, delivering and maintaining patients’ flowers and so much more. Their help was truly invaluable.

Edna was awarded the MBE in 1964 for her outstanding services to the community. The Pinkies have also enjoyed visits from premiers and health ministers, and won the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Award in the Metropolitan Volunteer Team of the Year Icon category, and a 2010 Minister for Health Award for Volunteering in the Most Outstanding Team Achievement Award category. Edna spread the concept of Pink Ladies to at least 15 other hospitals and remained president of the Pink Ladies’ Auxiliary for 31 years until her death in 1999.

Frankston Hospital has been able to continually grow and provide a high standard of patient care to the community thanks to Edna’s band of volunteers from past to present. Their dedication, support and tireless efforts are truly amazing, and they’ve raised a remarkable $8 million since day dot. The current president is Pauline Ellerby, and the Frankston Pink Ladies has 68 members who focus on the running of the kiosk as their main source of income. If you are interested in volunteering at Peninsula Health, contact the volunteer team on 9788 1536 or email volunteers@phcn.vic.gov.au

 

Discover the joy of being a volunteer

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Volunteering is a fantastic way to contribute to the local community. If it’s something you’ve always been interested in but aren’t sure how to get started, then Impact Volunteering’s Introduction to Volunteering sessions are designed to help.

Impact Volunteering supports volunteer organisations to find the right volunteers for their needs through its volunteer matching service. Each month, a volunteer organisation attends Impact Volunteering’s regular introduction session to speak about the work it does in the community, the vital role volunteers play and how you can get involved.

Coming up in August, the Mornington Peninsula Legacy Club will be sharing everything there is to know about volunteering with the club. Legacy is a uniquely Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of families after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service. The Mornington Peninsula club was formed in 1995 and currently cares for more than 1200 widows and 20 other dependants on the Peninsula.

To find out more about volunteering for Legacy during its major Legacy Week campaign in September this year, or for more information about the many other volunteering opportunities available to you, join Impact Volunteering on Tuesday, August 14, from 10-11am at the Frankston Library or visit impactvolunteering.org.au

IMPACT VOLUNTEERING

A: 20 Ebdale St, Frankston

W: impactvolunteering.org.au

FB: @ImpactVolunteering

INSTA: @impactvolunteering

 

Make your business stand out

Priscilla Cutter understands the needs of small to medium business, where a new or revitalised corporate identity is required. With her experience in the creative and advertising industry, fuelled by her passion for striking and strategic design, Logo Logix provides clients with an identity that is the perfect combination of visual appeal and marketing nous.

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Working in unison with some of the best local embroidery, web design and print firms, Logo Logix provides a comprehensive design service to include business stationery, brochures, signage, websites, packaging and apparel.

If you would like to have a logo to truly call your own and get some attention through great business cards, apparel or a website, make an appointment to see Priscilla at Logo Logix today.

LOGO LOGIX

T: 9598 6995

E: contact@logologix.com.au

W: logologix.com.au

Legal advice built on experience

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As a Frankston resident, Kelvin Oldridge has situated his legal practice in Sandringham to provide accessibility for clients from the city, bayside and the Peninsula.

With qualifications in building and law — B.Build (RMIT) and LL.B (Hons University of London) — Kelvin’s advice is complemented by his building experience and his understanding of the needs of clients from the building and construction industry.

Kelvin is a key part of Melbourne’s projects and dispute resolution fraternity, a member of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society and editor of its newsletter for more than seven years, and a regular judge for the Master Builders Association’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards.

Kelvin regularly provides a legal and advisory service to construction and project management businesses, property developers, contractors and insurance companies, including drafting and amending contracts, standard forms of construction and development contracts in Australia and including the Australia Standards suite of contracts. He also provides commercial advice and support to clients in arbitration, litigation and the defence of insurance claims. 

KO CONSTRUCTION LAW

T: 9598 6444

W: kolaw.com.au

 

Celebrate the impact of volunteers in our community

Do you know a dedicated volunteer in the Frankston community who deserves to be recognised for their contribution? Then you should nominate them in this year’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.

 The overall winner of the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards, Ada Fletcher, from Community Support Frankston, with Mayor Colin Hampton.

The overall winner of the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards, Ada Fletcher, from Community Support Frankston, with Mayor Colin Hampton.

Established by Impact Volunteering in 2017, the awards celebrate and recognise the valuable contributions that volunteers make to our community. There are 10 nomination categories, including Arts & Music, Animal Welfare, Emergency Services, Sport and Youth, with the overall winner collecting a $1000 prize for their volunteer organisation.

When you nominate a worthy candidate, you’ll be highlighting the great work they do as a volunteer as well as creating awareness of the work of their volunteer organisation in the community.

Volunteering is an important element of many community services and has many benefits, including building self-confidence and satisfaction, creating opportunities for social contact and developing new skills, as well as a chance to follow your passion and pave a pathway to paid employment.

Winners will be notified and presented with their awards at the Mayor’s Family Picnic in September.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised in the Volunteer of the Year Awards, you can find out more and complete a nomination form at the Impact Volunteering website: impactvolunteering.org.au

 

Delicious delights among the dunes

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Just a short walk towards Seaford Pier, and housed in the famous, award-winning Seaford Surf Life Saving Club building, is Beach Cafe Seaford.

Perched among the dunes overlooking the beautiful, ever-changing Seaford beach, this little cafe is just the place to meet friends and family, be it for breakfast or lunch, with weekly specials, scrumptious cakes and cookies, hot chocolates, or your daily coffee with friendly, attentive service. 

Its menu is sure to delight with tantalising dishes for breakfast, including superfood energy pudding, banana and pecan bread, rustic crepes, eggs benedict or sweet corn and zucchini fritters. If you’re feeling especially lavish, the Beach Café donuts or Belgium waffles are to die for.

If you’ve worked up an appetite after your morning stroll on the beach, relax inside with a lunch of penne espaniola that has pasta adorned in roasted peppers, black olives, chorizo sausage and napoli sauce. Or if the scenery has you craving seafood, try the café’s fish and chips or signature crispy lemon pepper calamari served with aioli, a herb salad and delicious beer-battered fries.

Caffeine addicts can’t go wrong either. Why not grab a coffee on the deck or take one away while you explore the beach and foreshore?  The dolphins are free.

BEACH CAFÉ SEAFORD

A: 1/10N Nepean Highway, Pier Foreshore Reserve, Seaford

T: 8774 0470 

 

Meet our first Youth Mayor

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Frankly Frankston Magazine is thrilled to join Frankston City Council in announcing the appointment of Frankston’s first Youth Mayor, Gerard Felipe.

The recent graduate from Frankston High School was a member of the Victorian Student Representative Council and served on the student executive board as its first chairman from 2016 to 2017, representing their issues to the Deputy Premier and Education Minister James Merlino.

Frankston Mayor Colin Hampton said: “This new program is enabling young people between the ages of 18 and 21 to take an active role within our community for a term of 12 months. The aim of the program is to enable young people to develop exposure to the community and local government processes.

“Gerard sees the Youth Mayor role as a great opportunity for young people to be heard with programs for youth to be more involved and active within the local community. I’d like to pass on my congratulations to Gerard, who is sure to be a fantastic representative for Frankston City’s youth and I look forward to working with him over the year.”

Gerard has said he is committed to focusing on issues including bullying, youth disengagement and access to support.

Frankly Frankston Magazine also passes on our congratulations to Gerard, and we can’t wait to see what positive changes he makes for our city’s young people. Watch this space.  

 

Foundation helps light up young lives

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Bianca Appleford established the Light Up Autism Foundation, was named Frankston’s 2017 Citizen of the Year and was given the honour of taking part in the Queen’s Baton Relay last month. Frankly Frankston Magazine’s Kate Sears talks to Bianca about her projects and passion.

Tell us a little background behind the reason for establishing the foundation.

The idea was to ensure the brightest possible future and total inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in mainstream schools by providing professional support and care.  It is important for teachers to have strategies to effectively engage all students with equity in the learning process.


What does the foundation do?

In collaboration with the child’s school, the foundation funds and facilitates individualised Applied Behavioural Analysis programs within the student’s school setting.  These therapeutic programs continue the work of the early intervention that children may have received prior to school.

How was your past year as Citizen of the Year?

It was a real privilege. I had the opportunity to speak with many different groups in our community and I hope that I was able to champion acceptance and understanding of ASD during this time.

What was it like being a part of the Queen’s Baton Relay?

It was an absolute thrill to participate knowing my community had selected me to do this on their behalf. That morning I was running for my community and holding in mind all the families and children that had inspired my work past, present and future.

 

Make your business stand out

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Priscilla Cutter understands the needs of small to medium business, where a new or revitalised corporate identity is required. With her experience in the creative and advertising industry, fuelled by her passion for striking and strategic design, Logo Logix provides clients with an identity that is the perfect combination of visual appeal and marketing nous.

Working in unison with some of the best local embroidery, web design and print firms, Logo Logix provides a comprehensive design service to include business stationery, brochures, signage, websites, packaging and apparel.

If you would like to have a logo to truly call your own and get some attention through great business cards, apparel or a website, make an appointment to see Priscilla at Logo Logix today.

 

LOGO LOGIX

T: 9598 6995

E: contact@logologix.com.au

W: logologix.com.au

Legal advice built on experience

As a Frankston resident, Kelvin Oldridge has situated his legal practice in Sandringham to provide accessibility for clients from the city, bayside and the Peninsula.

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With qualifications in building and law - B.Build (RMIT) and LL.B (Hons University of London) - Kelvin’s advice is complemented by his building experience and his understanding of the needs of clients from the building and construction industry. Kelvin is a key part of Melbourne’s projects and dispute resolution fraternity, a member of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society and editor of its newsletter for more than seven years, and a regular judge for the Master Builders Association’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards.

Kelvin regularly provides a legal and advisory service to construction and project management businesses, property developers, contractors and insurance companies, including drafting and amending contracts, standard forms of construction and development contracts in Australia and including the Australia Standards suite of contracts. He also provides commercial advice and support to clients in arbitration, litigation and the defence of insurance claims. 

 

KO CONSTRUCTION LAW

T: 9598 6444

W: kolaw.com.au

 

Make an Impact as a Volunteer

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If you have ever thought about volunteering but didn’t know quite how to go about it, here’s your chance to find out everything you need to know.

The annual Impact Volunteering Expo will be held in Carrum Downs in May to coincide with National Volunteer Week, and it’s an excellent opportunity for organisations, businesses and individuals to showcase and ask about current volunteer opportunities available within their community. Entry is free and open to all, and not-for-profit organisations registered with Impact Volunteering are offered the opportunity to book a stall free of charge.

Impact Volunteering is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a free matching service to help people find meaning and joy by connecting them to volunteer causes they are passionate about and helping them to be better prepared for their role as a volunteer.

Impact Volunteering Expo 2018 is on Wednesday, May 9, from 11am-3pm at Lyrebird Hall, Lyrebird Community Centre, 203 Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs. For further information and to book a stall, phone acting Coordinator Sue Dunn on 9783 5883 or email manager@impactvolunteering.org.au