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The Tatong Tattler

The Tatong Tattler Inc. is a non-profit monthly newsletter, compiled & distributed by volunteers.
Circulation currently 340 printed issues.                           
(A donation of $1 per issue [$11 per year] would help cover printing costs.)
The Tattler comes out roundabout the 25th of each month, except December (no January issue).

Tattler Sabbatical*

There is no January edition of the Tatong Tattler

The Editor, and Contributors, the Printer-er, and Distributors, all get a holiday.

And all involved wish all the Tattler Readers a Very Happy Christmas!

(Meanwhile, Tatong & District news can be processed on the Tattler Facebook Page)

* sabbatical adj relating to, or resembling, the Sabbath (also sabbat'ic); enjoying or bringing rest; on or relating to leave from one's work (as in sabbatical leave, sabbatical visit, etc).
   n a period of leave from one's work, esp for teachers and lecturers, also esp to undertake a separate or related project.

Next Meeting of the Tatong Tattler committee:

January Sunday 14th, 2018, at Mike & Maeve's, 2:30pm


Would you Prefer your Tattler arrived electronically - as a colour PDF file?

Email tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au & request to be Notified when a new issue is ready to Download.
(If you wish to Un-subscribe from this mailing list, just email with this request.)

Beware the E-Personation

The Tatong Tattler email a/c has been spoofed. It has NOT been hacked; malware on an infected computer has hijacked the name & address list. Email pretending to be from it, carrying nasty malware, do the rounds.
Such email will have "TatongTattler" before the "@" of the sending address, but come from a different domain (not yahoo.com.au). It will contain something like "Hi!" then only a link.
DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.
! Note  ! An email with brief  impersonal text then and a link, is ALWAYS suspicious.
Also note; a means of avoiding this is to use BCC when sending large group emails. It does wreck using "Reply All" for consequent discussions.

Tattler Printing Machine

In 2010 the Tattler committee purchased a printer, hoping that this would print Tattlers more cheaply.
While the machine does a very nice job, it uses more than twice the toner than HP quoted in the specifications. Toner is very expensive.
We had hoped to get a printer which could serve the community of Tatong as a general copier,
but the machine is sufficiently complicated, in it's hardware and it's software, that we are quite nervous enough using it ourselves.

 Deadline

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams [ref]

The Tattler Deadline is Midnight on the 20th of the month.
- That is for digital submissions; Hand-written items, or anything needing to be typed or converted to digital format, must be received by the 15th of the month.

Submit via e-mail to Tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au
Or leave items for the Tattler in the Tattler mailbox (by the noticeboard at the Tavern)
Or mail articles to Darcy Hogan, 150 Mt Joy Rd, Tatong, 3673.

If you need help with your submission, contact a Committee Member (well before the deadline).

Items received after the deadline can still be printed in the next month's edition.

Advertising Rates

Updated August 2016
Page Size      Single Issue      6 Months      12 Months
Full Page        $32                  $180              $320
Half Page        $16                  $85                $160
Quarter Page
or 2 x ⅛ page  $8                    $45                $80

Notices of coming Community Events, up to 1/8th of a page, are free.

Advertorial-style articles under this category must be labelled "Promotional Feature".

The Tattler is edited in MS Publisher.
Submit in Publisher, Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf), or Text (Consider just pasting your text into the body of the email.)
Mac owners please submit in Open Office format (.odt).
Please note: items submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) are very difficult to extract.
Please use PDF only as a last resort!

Submit Graphics in jpg or a common format.
Please bear in mind that a lot of dark means a lot of toner, for which we are struggling to pay, having been ripped off by Hewlett Packard.
Please avoid using a lot of Black, or colour that will be black when converted to Greyscale.

HalfQuarterOrientationFor those who submit pre-formatted advertisements, the size of a Half Page area is 19cm wide x 13.6cm high.
A Quarter Page area is 9.3cm wide x 13.6cm high.
To avoid distortion, please fit your image to these sizes.


Like to pay online? Go down to Subscriptions for details.

Enquires: Darcy Hogan, Secretary, 5767 2187
150 Mt Joy Rd, Tatong, 3673

Tattler Team

Committee      

Andrea Stevenson     President
Darcy Hogan     Secretary
Geoff Rintala     Editor
Gretchen MacDonald     Treasurer
Mike Larkin     Printing and Distribution Coordinator
Rick Hann     Vice President & Public Officer
Brian Vial      
Maeve Larkin      
Janette Knapper      
Sallie Hann     

Deliveries

Benalla: - Geoff Rintala

Karn: - Jill Lloyd

Kilfeera: - Georgina Elford

Mitchell & Mt Joy Rds: - Rick Hann

Molyullah: - Kent Muller, Janette Knapper, Heather McCauley

Samaria: - Ray Wales

Samaria West: - Vicki and Allan Wight

Swanpool Rd: - Sue...

Tatong: - Irene Erskine, Mike Larkin, Bev Hakkennes, Kerryn Gaudion, Karen Ryan

Tatong-Moorngag: - Mike Larkin, Helen & Colin McCauley

Tatong-Whitegate: - Katrina Bailey

Upper Ryans Creek: - Jan & Terry Ring

Whitegate-Benalla: - Andrea Stevenson

Subscriptions

Subscribe to the Tatong Tattler
The Tatong Tattler is delivered to properties in Tatong & surrounding districts, Victoria.
If you live outside the delivery area, the Tattler can be posted to any address in Australia for $25 per year (cost of postage & A4 envelope).
Just send your name and address details and a cheque or money order made out to "Tatong Tattler Inc", to The Secretary, Tatong Tattler, 150 Mt Joy Rd, Tatong, 3673.

EFT :

If you wish to use Electronic Funds Transfer to pay for your advertisements
             or your subscription
            (or if you would be so wonderful as to digitally donate)
Our account details are:

Goulburn Murray Credit Union
30 Bridge Street, Benalla
BSB 803078
A/C 135720
a/c name: Tatong Tattler

Please identify your payment, ie with your name;

And also, e-mail to Tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au
* Who you are
* When you paid (time & date)
* How much you paid
* For what you paid (ie "1/x page ad on page x of the last Tattler")

Many thanks to those who pay online, saving both Treasurer and Secretary some slog.

District Events & Links

Tatong Garage Sale! Inaugural - October 30th 2016 (Sadly, the Tatong Village Market is no more.)

Tatong Tavern

Molyullah Easter Fair - run every Easter Monday at Molyullah, just round the corner from Tatong.

Tatong Heritage Group

In 2006 the Tattler ran a serialised account of the childhood of New Zealand P.M. Michael Savage. Savage grew up in the Tatong region. The full text is available from Tatong Heritage Group's site. (Copyright Tatong Heritage Group, taken with the author's permission from "From the Cradle to the Grave", a biography of Michael Savage by Barry Gustafson, Professor of Politics.)

Contacts

e-mail us via tatongtattler at yahoo.com.au (checked by the Editor & by Andrea)
ring Darcy Hogan (Secretary) on 5767 2187 or write to him at 150 Mt Joy Rd, Tatong, 3673
or ring Mike Larkin on 5767 2323
















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