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Deakin University is delighted to support the City of Greater Geelong’s M~M2014 - Geelong's extreme arts walk and the associated event Geelong After Dark. The M~M2014 is a walkathon with a twist. Held over two days on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, this event will see people walk more than 85km across the municipality of Geelong from the Big Rock at the You Yangs to the mouth of the Barwon River in Barwon Heads. With the event split into 12 stages, each ranging in length from two to 14 kilometres, people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to get involved and walk either one section - or the entire length!
Geelong After Dark on Friday evening on the waterfront serves as a creative interval featuring performances, installations and is a fully inclusive community event, as well as marking the break for all walkers before they recommence on Saturday morning. Register now and you will receive your welcome pack and full details on the walk, Geelong After Dark and the many ways you can help the Karingal Foundation raise funds for fully inclusive community projects. For more information on this event and how you can get involved click here
“Your Big Idea: How to get it done without doing it all"
Have you wanted to do something – in your business, your career, at home, with your family or in your community – but just haven’t had the time? No time to plan, to budget, to organise yourself? Then this day is for you! Take time out of your busy schedule to plan your BIG idea.
At the conference, you will:
- Get clear on your idea and get creative on how to achieve it
- Understand the funding (business, community, other) options available
- Learn how to enrol and inspire others on your journey so you don’t have to do everything!
- Take home an action plan to get you started
The Geelong Conference Centre
Eastern Park Gardens
Adams Court, East Geelong
9.00am to 5.00pm
Package includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas and a workbook
Tickets - available NOW
BPW Members $55
Click here to book
Pako Festa 2014
Pako Festa is Australia's largest multicultural celebration. Deakin will once again be participating and we would love for as many students and staff to come along and participate in the parade.
In the spirit of celebrating Deakin's multicultural staff and student base- we ask that everyone comes dressed in cultural attire where possible. Alternatives could be a national flag, your country colours or even a personal interest that defines you and your own personal background (cricket, basketball, footy...?)
We will have plenty of give-a-way’s on the day and we will be working with the “Color me Rad” team to add a whole heap of colour and fun to the parade!
Find our event on Facebook for more details!
OR meet us at the corner of Waterloo and Pakington St at 9:30am, Saturday 22nd February.
We encourage you to bring family and friends, the more the merrier!
If you can assist please bring cleaned, folded and bagged clothes to theChancellery Office, Level 4 Sally Walker Building Waterfront Campus and leave at reception for Julie Hope.
Hunger for Knowledge is a notfor profit organisation based in Geelong and servicing the Barwon South West Region. Hunger for Knowledge inc. provides meals and material food aid to those less fortunate within our society, almost exclusively utilising food provided by Foodbank Victoria,Fairshare, and our other community partners.
For more information visit:
Tickets available from Diversitat, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West Phone: 5221 6044 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever bought a copy of The Big Issue from the vendor on the street corner, or have you just walked past, merely wondering what the magazine is all about?
At our November dinner, we gain an insight into Australia's longest standing Social Enterprise; The Big Issue - a Not for Profit organisation, operating outside of government funding, with no political or religious association.
Growing up in Geelong, Suzanne Schuitman, is The BIGIssue's Sales Specialist. We will hear how Suzanne became involved with such an innovative enterprise.
Tuesday 12th November
The Empire Grill, 66 McKillop Street, Geelong
Networking commences at 5.30pm
A two - course dinner
Tea & coffee
BPW Members $45
Discounted Group Booking -
table of 10 $500
Tickets can be purchased until 12.30pm Friday 8th November
Click here to book or visit: TryBooking at http://www.trybooking.com/64523
Manifold Little Athletics Club is passionate about providing children with life skills and inspiration through access to positive role models. As part of this, they are holding a sports person’s night with Paralympic swimmer Ahmed Kelly as guest speaker.
Ahmed was born in Iraq with significant disabilities in all four limbs and left at a Baghdad orphanage. We was then brought to Australia by Victorian of the Year Moira Kelly with his brother for medical treatment; to remove the deformed sections of his lower legs. In 2008 Ahmed started training at swimming, and since then has claimed back-to-back 100m breaststroke victories at the Australian Championships (2010 and 2011), with both wins coming in world record time.
WHEN: 7pm - 10pm Saturday,9th November, 2013
WHERE: Bell Park Sports Club, 515 Midland Highway, Batesford
COST: $20 per ticket.
Finger food from Capri Catering. Drinks at bar prices.
Deakin Honours student Julie Fechner is set to compete in her 10th consecutive Australian Masters Games since 1993, and is very keen to add to her already large triple figure medal collection.
Throughout her competitive career, Julie has participated in a number of Australian Masters events including; Swimming, Pool Lifesaving, Cycling, Triathlon and Indoor Rowing; and has been awarded medals in all of these events. Outside of the Masters Games Julie has also won her category in Melbourne’s 1990 Yarra Swim and has not missed Lorne’s Pier to Pub swim since 1992. Julie belongs to the Doncaster Dolphins Masters Swimming Club and trains four times a week with a great group of friends.
In her academic life, Julie has completed a Masters of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Nursing. Julie is now over halfway to completing her Honours in Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment.
Diversitat are planning a Refugee Fundraising Dinner at Wholefood’s on 19th October 2013.
It will be a ripper night serving up Asian delights, a fusion of Indian and Malay styles and aromas. They have an amazing four course culinary experience planned, and a great night out.
They will be serving a 4 course meal including some vegetarian and seafood potato noisettes, a coconut soup, and other amazing dishes for only $40 per head with a complimentary glass of wine.
All proceeds will go to Diversitat’s Asylum Seeker Program.
Limited Places Available - Book Now: Call 5221 5421 or email: email@example.com and please remember to quote if you are vegetarian.
We are pleased to announce that over $7,766 has been raised by the CEO Challenge, made possible by the generous donations to our amazing rowers!
Give Where You Live CEO Bill Mithen and Australian Masters Games Chair Kean Selway would like to congratulate each rower for taking on the challenge.
The funds raised by this event will ensure Give Where You Live can continue to support our grantees working to alleviate disadvantage in our community.
Overall CEO Winner : Mick Kramer (The Geelong Grammar School, The Handbury Centre)
Most Funds Raised : Steve Bentley $1,615 (City of Greater Geelong)
Bill Mithen $1,195 (Give Where You Live)
Kean Selway $1,125 (Deakin University)
Run, run, run (or walk) as fast as you can. You can’t catch us because we are Deakin.
Deakin University staff and students are invited to get involved in the 2013 Run Geelong Event.
Last year Deakin had over 200 people participate and we won the Corporate Community Challenge.
To register www.rungeelong.com.au/participants please make sure that you click the Deakin option on ‘where do you hear about the Run Geelong Event’ when registering.
Join the Deakin Team
If you are a student or staff member you can receive a $10 rebate on your Deakin Card and a Deakin hat. To claim your rebate you will need to attend one of the rebate sessions listed below with your Deakin staff/student card and your Run Geelong receipt.
Deakin rebate Session 1: Friday 25 October 12.00-1.00 Deakin Waterfront Café
Deakin rebate session 2: Wednesday 6 November 12.00-1.00 KD Stewart Centre
Deakin rebate session 3: Thursday 7th November 12.00-1.00 KD Stewart Centre
Deakin rebate session 4: Wednesday 13th November 12.00-1.00 Deakin Waterfront Café
Meet David Wojcinski (Wojo)
Former Geelong Cats player David Wojcinski will be at Deakin Waterfront on Friday 25th October 12.00pm to 1.00pm to promote Run Geelong. Come along and have a chat with David or have a group photo taken with other Deakin Spirit team members.
On the day of the Run – Deakin Waterfront Cafe
Please wear your Deakin hat so you stand out in the crowd. After your Run Geelong event meet everyone back at the Deakin Waterfront Café for our group photo. You can use your $10 rebate on your Deakin Card for coffee and goodies.
Further inquiries about how to get involved please contact Andrew Crowley on firstname.lastname@example.org
Broads Abroad Travel Network is a female-only online membership-based social network listing opportunities for members to visit and/or stay with women around the
world. The Travel Network has been designed as a “sisterhood” to foster friendships between women worldwide, who are willing and able to provide free accommodation
for up to 3 day for short visits on a reciprocal basis. The Network will simplify and give greater confidence to women planning national and overseas travel and accommodation arrangements in over 1,000 destinations in countries in which English is the first language including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, The United States of America and The United Kingdom and Ireland.
A proportion of the net income raised by Broads Abroad Travel Network will be used to provide short holidays for women who are in need of respite. Broads Abroad will be a revolution for solo women travelers, whether they be businesspeople with a few days to explore a city at the end of a conference or just gals who want to interact with other like-minded individuals in a semi-structured setting:they will have found their spiritual home.
More than 20,000 people in the Geelong region ran out of food at one point over the last 12 months
(Food Security Network, City of Greater Geelong 2012)
252,389 meals were provided by Geelong Food Relief Centre in 2012
(Geelong Food Relief Centre 2012/2013 Annual Report)
Christ Church Community Meals Program is currently serving on average 600 meals per week
HOW CAN I HELP?
Get caught up in the excitement of the Games during this final lead in period! If you are are looking for a way to be involved without breaking a sweat then this is the option for you.
Deakin University is proud to be supporting the Australian Masters Games Volunteering Program by recruiting ceremony volunteers from our staff group. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of something special in your own backyard!
The Australian Masters Games is one of Australia’s largest multi sport festivals, with 54 sports on offer as well as an extensive social program. The Opening Ceremony will feature iconic Australian acts Mental as Anything and James Reyne playing to over 7000 participants on Saturday 5 October. A week later on Saturday 12 October the Games will close with a ‘Funky Town’ themed Closing Ceremony for over 6000 participants, headlined by Pseudo Echo.
Access to both ceremonies is limited to accredited Games personnel (participants, officials, volunteers, etc).
To become a Ceremonies Volunteer for the Australian Masters Games please reply to email@example.com by Monday 26 August with the following details:
Join us to give a Geelong welcome to Samuel Johnson as he completes another leg if his Live Your Sister campaign to raise awareness if breast cancer and help find a cure.
It would be great to have a large Deakin contingency to line the streets and then stay on to meet Samuel at the breakfast.
The Deakin Cats Community Centre (16 MB) is an 800 square metre facility on the ground floor of the new Players Stand at Simonds Stadium which includes a computer lab, meeting room and a multipurpose area. This space is purpose built to facilitate community, education and learning. It is fitted out with the latest technology.
Cats chief executive Brian Cook said: “We are thrilled to partner with such an innovative organisation as Deakin University. The partnership reflects a dynamic relationship between the two organisations. We look forward to continuing to add to the already large number of mutually beneficial opportunities with Deakin University.”
Deakin University Vice Chancellor Jane den Hollander said: “Deakin University is delighted to be furthering its partnership with the Geelong Cats through the Deakin Cats Community Centre. The centre brings together so much of what is important for Deakin and our Geelong community. With the potential to raise education aspirations of students across our community, Deakin University are looking forward to watching this opportunity flourish.”
This state of the art facility is a hub for the Cats in the Community program as well as a resource for external organizations as a training venue and meeting facility.
The facility is over 800 square metres and key features include:
For all Deakin usage enquiries, conact Julie Hope - Community Relations Manager Geelong
This September, celebrate the achievements of people of all abilities at the Walk with Me event in Geelong.
Walk with Me is a national walk that raises awareness that 1 in 4 Australians are impacted by disability. Walk with Me provides the opportunity for the community to walk alongside people with a disability, at more than 20 walks across Australia during September.
Four walks are being held in Victoria, with all proceeds supporting the continued work of Scope. These non competitive events celebrate the achievements of people with a disability while providing an opportunity for the community to participate, support or volunteer.
You can support Walk With Me by walking, volunteering, fundraising or making a donation.
Congratulations to the Deakin Staff and Students who have already signed up to participate in the Australian Masters Games.
Geelong’s Gym would like to assist Team Deakin with Games preparation and to support our efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among the Deakin fraternity with the follow offfer:
GEELONG’S GYM DEAKIN STAFF and STUDENT PACKAGE:
- No Joining Fee (save $199)
- No Contracts
- Corporate rates (from $15.50p/w)
- Join NOW and get your for the first month FREE.
Simply present your Deakin staff/student ID
Geelong’s Gym is Geelong’s most established gym, we are also the ONLY single owner-operated ‘local’ health club in Geelong. The Gym itself has been here for 48 years! Because we know everyone is different, we offer a wide variety of options to ensure your program suits your needs and will help you achieve your health and fitness goals! With over 60 classes per week included in membership there is loads of variety to keep you motivated and on track! Whether you want to lose weight and tone up or increase your fitness and energy… we have the right program for you and your staff.
Hear first-hand from Twitter Australia Sports Partnership Manager Jonno Simpson on the advantages and disadvantages of social media followed by a discussion panel featuring,Tom Peeters (Digital & Social Media Manager, Geelong Cats) Perri Campbell (Deakin University Research Fellow) and a Q&A session.
The session will be moderated by journalist and author Warwick Hadfield.
Places are limited and RSVPs are essential before Friday 12 July 2013. Light refreshments will be served.
THIS IS PART OF THE CATS COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERIES
RSVP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org with “IN TOUCH BUT OUT OF REACH” in the subject line plus include in the email your name & contact details.
Wednesday 17 JULY 2013 | 6.00PM–7.30PM
Deakin Cats Community Centre
Ground level, Players Stand, Simonds Stadium
Art Therapy is used as part of the theraputic process for people as they recover from alcohol and other drugs. These processes provide insight into the difficult journey that many individulals undertake on the road to recovery.
To recognise National Drug Action Week 2013, Clients have consented to sharing their recovery through a public display - expressing their stories...
MON 17th June
5:30 - 7:00pm
The exhibition continues until 5:00pm Friday 21 June
The 3MT is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills. Higher degrees by research students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
You are invited to attend the final of the Deakin University 3 Minute Thesis competition.
Research students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic, in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
Drinks and nibbles provided following the event
When: Thursday 18th July 2013
3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Geelong Performing Arts Centre, (Drama Theatre)
50 Little Malop Street Geelong VIC 3220
Contact and RSVP
Queen’s Birthday Weekend - Saturday 8 June, 2013
A team of volunteers, including Deakin University students, will be collecting donations on Geelong's main roads and selling merchandise. On Friday 7 June 7am to 10am, there is a Deakin intersection corner Princes Hwy and Pioneer Rd, Waurn Ponds.
Student Petra Melis-Walsh has organised a group to volunteer and they will be very busy on that intersection.
On Saturday the 8th there are Deakin students volunteering all day, spread out over the different intersections.
Support the Special Care Nursery redevelopment at Geelong Hospital by volunteering individually or with friends and family on the Queen’s Birthday Giving Weekend. On Saturday 8 June, 2013 the Geelong Hospital Appeal will again be rallying the community in a weekend of giving across the region.
This year, all funds raised will go towards a new project, the Special Care Nursery redevelopment at Geelong Hospital. The redevelopment is a $4million project in partnership with the Cotton On Foundation and the outcome will be a more spacious, practical and modern ward. The day cannot operate without the generous help from volunteers such as yourself. You can register as a volunteer (324 KB)or a group of people.
With the support of National Recruitment, Geelong and Warrnambool Community Relations at Deakin are again exhibiting at this year’s Regional Victoria Living Expo to be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April 2013.
The Expo is the one-stop-shop for Melburnians to find out about lifestyle, employment, real estate and educational opportunities which exist in regional and rural Victoria.It provides all 48 regional and rural councils with an opportunity to promote the benefits and opportunities available in their area in order to attract residents, skilled workers, business and investment.
The Expo provides a great opportunity for exposure to showcase all that we have to offer regional communities at Deakin University.
In 2012 the inaugural Expo was hailed a great success by Regional Development Victoria and exhibitors alike. 8,000 visitors attended the Expo at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, which attracted over 130 exhibitors including 48 Councils representing 11 regions.
The 2013 Regional Victoria Living Expo is a key initiative in the Victorian Government's strategy to drive population and investment to regional and rural Victoria.
Regional Victoria Living Expo 2013
The Geelong Chamber of Commerce are pleased to extend a warm invitation to you to join them at their May President’s Luncheon which is proudly sponsored by Yellow Brick Road.
Keynote speaker, Mark Bouris, has built a career from making quality financial advice available to all Australians. He has a passion for educating people about how to make their money work for them and his acumen provides inspiration for entrepreneurs and hardworking people all over the country. Mark is also well known to Australian television audiences as the host of Channel 9’s Celebrity Apprentice so his presentation is bound to be entertaining, informative and stimulating.
Proceeds from this luncheon will go towards supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Geelong, which provides vulnerable or disadvantaged young people, who are in need of additional support and friendship, with a caring adult mentor and positive role model.
Deakin University has partnered with the Geelong Cats Football Club to drive a new community facility being built as part of the Simonds Stadium redevelopment. Each will each have a role in the community centre, which was a key component of the State Government’s $25 million injection to the overhaul. The facility on the ground floor of the new Players Stand will be known as the Deakin Cats Community Centre and will become a hub for a number of Cats community and education programs as well as a venue for other organisations for training, meetings and seminars.
(Image cortesy of the Geelong Advertiser)
Deakin University Vice Chancellor Jane den Hollander said the centre would help raise educational aspirations for students across the region. "Our focus in Geelong is around sport and culture and youth and the football club is where sport, culture and youth come together really nicely," she said. "If we can show our community, particularly our young kids, particularly those who come from disadvantaged families what the future looks like and what excellence looks like in sport, they might chose to get an education." The Deakin Cats Community Centre will also be home for the Past Players and Officials Association, as well as club memorabilia and stadium tours. The centre will open in May.
Deakin University and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club kicked of a wonderful new partnership for 2013 on 13 March.
With a sensational 20 knot breeze, 80 Deakin students and staff joined in the Deakin Worldly Sailing night. The key aim of the night was to offer staff and students the opportunity to sail and to sign up members for the new Deakin Sailing Club.
The Manager of Geelong Community Relations for Deakin, Julie Hope, said that Deakin shares a mission with the Royal Geelong Yacht Club to welcome the community into our institutions. ‘We had an overwhelming response resulting in many new faces at the yacht club. The sailing was exhilarating and it was the first time many of the Deakin crews had experienced hands-on sailing.’
Andrew Crowley, Deakin’s Sport and Recreation Strategic Advancement Officer, said ‘it was a great night. I spoke to a range of students, many that had never experienced sailing before and international students from all over the globe - from Finland to Indonesia. It truly was a Worldly event’.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander presented the prizes for the races, naming the A Grade winner as ‘Up in Smoke’, crewed by the Deakin Facilities staff. Well done, team!
One significant way that Deakin is enriching our communities is by sharing our excellent facilities with our fundraising partners.
We recently welcomed the community, hospital patrons, healthcare practitioners and Deakin staff to the launch of the Barwon Health Foundation 2013 Geelong Hospital Appeal project, the Special Care Nursery redevelopment.
Hosted at the recently opened Waterfront Kitchen, around 150 appeal supporters attended the event to hear the exciting news and listen to guest speaker Alisa Camplin OAM.
The event was generously supported by the operators of the new Deakin Waterfront Kitchen – a fabulous eating space open for the community as well as Deakin staff and students.
The training restaurant of The Gordon TAFE, The Davidson has reopened for 2013.
The Davidson will be serving a three course dinner with tea and coffee included for just $35 per person. Dinner will be served from Tuesdays through to Fridays each week of the school year.
The Davidson Menu (260 KB)
The Davidson Restaurant is situated at the Gordon’s City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
(Opposite Johnstone Park)
If you would like to make a booking please call Restaurant Reservations on 5225 0741
Royal Geelong Yacht Club is offering Deakin University students the following amazing offer.
Become a part of the action with a 1 Year Crew Membership and an Adult Introduction to Sailing Course.
Deakin staff and students are invited to join the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Wednesday the 13th March for a fantastic twilight sail.
Stay after for drinks at club prices, food and live music.