Speaker Date Topic
Justin Giddings Mar 26, 2019
Avalon Airport
Avalon Airport

Justin is the CEO at Avalon Airport. In his six years in that role, he has overseen a major transformation of the facility. Thanks to Justin's management, JetStar now conduct regular flights to and from Avalon and, in recent times, AirAsia has become the first international carrier at the airport to carry passengers to and from Kuala Lumpur.

Carlo Vimercati Apr 02, 2019
The Person Behind the Badge
The Person Behind the Badge

Carlo joined our club on 15 November 2017. He will tell us about his life to date. It promises to be an interesting talk because he has followed a variety of unique and diverse paths along the way.

Visit to the Bone Marrow Donor Institute Apr 16, 2019

Fight Cancer Foundation was formed in 1989 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute (BMDI) by a small group of families devastated by leukaemia with the aim of establishing a donor registry to give hope and save lives.

The group was led by the visionary John Opie AM, whose daughter Karen was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at age 21 and needed a bone marrow transplant. At that time there was no bone marrow donor registry in Australia, however Karen was fortunate to find a compatible bone marrow donor match in her twin sister Michelle. John met many families who weren’t so lucky and whose only option was to access costly treatment overseas. So John banded together with other desperate families who made it their mission to lobby for a public Australian register to provide all Australians with access to life-saving stem cell transplants. The legacy of the Opie, Lamers, Lodder, Curle and Boland families continues in Fight Cancer Foundation’s mission to give hope and save lives.

We will be visiting the Fight Cancer Foundation facility for a guided tour and dinner.

Ron Smith Apr 23, 2019
Think Pink
Think Pink

Ron is a director of the Think Pink Foundation.

Their mission is to provide practical support and to enable a better journey through breast cancer for patients and their families.

Rowan McClean Apr 30, 2019
Overseas Kids Foundation
Overseas Kids Foundation

Rowan is managing trustee of Overseas Kids Foundation, a charitable trust currently focusing on Vietnam and providing financial and advisory support for some of the poorest communities in the country.

Assistance includes enabling access to an education for needy children, supplying equipment books and furniture to schools and developing community projects aimed at overcoming the poverty cycle. Based on success in the community of Minh Hac, and by invitation from the Provincial Government, the program is now extending to four communities totalling some 15,000 people who will benefit from improved facilities and from new business development projects.

Visit to the Werribee Veterinary Hospital May 14, 2019
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