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Great people doing great things in our Community

During the last month I have been delighted to be out and about in our local community and attending some great events.  From hosting another successful Seniors Forum, to catching up with the lovely ladies of the Oaklands VIEW Club at Parliament House and seeing off three very determined (but now very sore) blokes who rode to the MCG in order to raise money for the Pancare Australia.  

As we get closer to the end of the year, I am now looking forward to attending graduation celebrations around the electorate.  It is very rewarding to be able to congratulate all the Year 7 students who will move onto high school next year, as well as celebrate the achievements of the Year 12 students who have successfully completed their secondary studies. 

Seniors Forum – Moving Right Along

Together with the Hon David Speirs MP, on 12 October 2018 we hosted another of our successful Seniors Forums.  The topic for this forum was “Moving Right Along” and we were extremely lucky to have a guest speaker from the Council of the Ageing, Mr Phil Tomney.  Phil focused on how seniors in our community can maintain the ability to drive safely and effectively for longer.  At the end of the forum, everyone was able to take an Information Pack, Older Driver’s Safety Checklist and a Road Rules Refresher handbook. 

If you didn’t receive this information, or would like a copy, please contact my office. 

Parliament House Tour – Oaklands VIEW Club

A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful privilege of hosting the ladies of the Oaklands VIEW Club for morning tea and a tour of Parliament House.  It was fantastic chatting with them, enjoying a scone (or two) and showing them around both houses of Parliament. 

If your school of community group would like to have a look around Parliament House, please feel free to get in contact with my office to arrange a tour. 

Shaz’s Ride for a Cure

After months of training, on Friday 5 October 2018 I was proud to have breakfast with local Brighton High School student, Adam Beaumont, his school mate Matt Greer and family friend Adam Brown, before they set off on their bikes to ride to the MCG.  The trio were riding to raise funds for the Pancare Foundation, following the passing of Adam B’s mum, Shaz, from pancreatic cancer at the age of 51. 

After nine days of riding, they have successful blown their fundraising target of $20,000 out of the water, raising a massive $30,915 by the time they made it to Melbourne.  If you would like to know more about Adam’s ride, and how to donate, search Shaz's Ride to Cure on Facebook or Google Adam Beaumont's GoFundMe page to access his official page.

Well done to Adam, Matt, and Adam!  You have done our local community proud!

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