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The Senior Victoria November 2012 Circulation: 97,334

The Senior Front Cover

The Senior November 2012

Frankston Standard/Hastings Leader October 8, 2012

Frankston Standard/Hastings Leader October 8, 2012

Frankston Leader

Frankston Leader Monday May 14, 2012 edition
Journalist Lisa Schefman

Frankston leader article

Triple J- The Hack
Interview with Sophie Mc Neil about the reasons why Celebrate Living History failed on Pozible.
Date: Thursday 2 August 2012.

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Real estate entrepreneur and major philanthropist William Buckland chats about movie stars, yachts and of course houses!

Movie stars visiting Frankston?….Yes you heard right!

Before Jolie Pitt there was Gardner Peck the duo that set tongues wagging when they filmed On the Beach in 1959.

Of course they had to stay somewhere and that was Glen Shian one of Victoria’s oldest beachside mansions.

William Buckland shares memories of his old home and many more including his fathers yacht wreck that can still be seen today…

My name is Bev Wilkinson and I am embarking on a Pozible campaign to start a website celebrating yarns of seniors within Frankston and then gradually throughout Australia.

If you like listening to these stories can you please check out my page at http://www.pozible.com.au/index.php/archive/index/5667/description/0/0 to contribute towards making my dream happen!

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William outside his home Windlesham Moor which was named after the Queen’s residence.

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Roll up, roll up! My latest interview with Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett chats about his move to Frankston, old Karingal and the Olympic torch.

My name is Bev Wilkinson and I am embarking on a Pozible campaign to start a website celebrating yarns of seniors within Frankston and then gradually throughout Australia.

If you like listening to these stories can you please check out my page at http://www.pozible.com.au/index.php/archive/index/5667/description/0/0 to contribute towards making my dream happen!

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So I thought I was doing the photo shoot thing today…but it was next week :)

Oh well it was an opportunity to catch up with my favourite senior stars Lorraine & Ken Holt!

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Will you pretty please with a cherry on top support my idea?

Bev Wilkinson chats about her dream to preserve stories for future generations…. from Bev on Vimeo.

Howdy Folks, I was just talking to the Pozible posse and they told me I need to generate interest from my most loyal fans, friends and family.

Personally I think the main barrier to raising funds for my dream to set up a website celebrating living history is most people don’t really know me.

I understand its a new idea and never been done before, especially in the area of Frankston.

Let me introduce myself my name is Bev and I have a Post Grad in Communications from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, what really frustrated me was I found it really difficult to find a job in the industry I loved.

Instead of giving up and falling back on hospitality, I decided to think outside the square to make my dream become a reality.

I gave up writing job applications and constantly being in the top two but never being the one.

It would have been easy to fall on the self-pity band wagan but I decided to give myself an opportunity and open my own doors.

So it all began when I made a present for my uncle, it was pretty simple I scanned old photos and placed them on CD and DVD to some old tunes.

Never did I think this basic gift would spark a journey into creating a business!

My employment consultant told me about the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme which involves six weeks of training on how to run a business and 12 months of support during the start up stage.

I think it was meant to be when only eight out of 80 applicants were chosen and one of them was me!

So after the training I embarked on my new business Golden Days Images and realised the only customers I was getting were my friends and family!

Despite how much I spent on promotional flyers and advertising, I really wasn’t getting anywhere!

Hence the whole idea of creating a exhibition showcasing photos and stories of people within the Frankston area to promote Golden Days Images!

I wanted an exhibition with a twist and decided to interview seniors with my video camera.

What I discovered was an abundance of great stories about first love, dances and the old coal mine at Olivers Hill.

I thought hang on a minute…I’m on to something and decided to change my idea to creating a website showcasing these stories because these yarns are worth sharing.

Maybe one day in the future these people will pass or suffer from dementia and alzheimer’s disease but at least they would have left on on-line legacy behind so that friends and family can still enjoy their yarns.

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you, once I have an idea in my head I am passionate about, I will work hard to make it a reality.

I’m the type of person that joins organisations like the Frankston Chamber of Commerce and makes unusual speeches.

I volunteer as a English as a second language tutor at AMES.

I don’t want to wait for someone to open a door to an opportunity….I want to open my own doors!

I’m not a robot or a spammer i’m a real person who has a dream…can you help make it a reality?

Please check out my campaign on Pozible, I’m happy with $5.00 because it shows that I do have supporters out there.

If i’m not successful at reaching my goal of $2000 then nothing will be debited out of your account.

Thank you for taking time out to read 🙂
Click below to check out my campaign!
http://www.pozible.com.au/index.php/archive/index/5667/description/0/0

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Ooooh part two with Glenda who chats more about the pioneers of Frankston

Part two with President of the Frankston Historical Society Glenda Viner from Bev on Vimeo.

Glenda chats about the pioneers of Frankston and what inspires her to explore history.
My name is Bev Wilkinson and I am embarking on a Pozible campaign to start a website celebrating yarns of seniors within Frankston and then gradually throughout Australia.
If you like listening to these stories can you please check out my page at http://www.pozible.com.au/index.php/archive/index/5667/description/0/0 and contribute towards making my dream happen!

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So you want an editorial?….my first shot at launching the “Celebrate Living History” campaign!

This morning was such a flurry of activity, I did not realise setting up the Celebrate Living History Pozible campaign would cause so much stress!

Well truthfully one thing annoyed me, it was videos in the description they did not show in the final edit!

It sounds silly but I was pulling out my hair yelling “Come on!” for a good 20 minutes before I decided to email the Pozible posse to find out what was going on!

Turns out it was something as simple as flicking a button to show the HTML code!

Well Duh! After that crisis I decided to hit the local media so travelled up to Mornington to visit the Frankston Weekly, Frankston Leader and 3RPP.

Finding Frankston Weekly was very easy as the office is located near Main Street but I was pretty nervous opening the door.

Surprisingly my voice did not give me away when I spoke to the receptionist with the opening line of ” So I know the usual procedure is a phone call, email or fax but I decided to deliver my letter in person as I am dealing with living history.”

I think she looked rather confused when she asked “So you want an editorial?”

I’m pretty sure she does not get people like me barrelling into the office every day! So once I explained what I was doing she slid my letter in a pile to be read by the editor.

Hopefully my letter does not land into the Meh another media release pile!

Next on my list was the Frankston Leader where I was greeted with a notice on the door saying the office has been closed since December!

I was tempted to slot my letter in their mail box but then decided to send them an email! Its not the old fashioned way but it gets the message across!

Round three was radio station 3RPP, sometimes I wish I brought a camera to capture the looks of shock on receptionists faces!

She definitely was not expecting a spiel like I performed but she let me speak to the station manager who grilled me about the project.

I was kind of nervous chatting to him but it was laid back and they were all questions that I knew the answers to.

Hopefully I’ll be able to do an interview with one of the journalists in return for putting their logo on my blog and website.

Overall it was a very hectic day but I am looking forward to what the next 90 days will bring!

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