Dream Cricket – Bradman Oval – 28th October 2016

DreamCricket was initiated by Dr Roly Bigg of the Movement Disorder Foundation in concert with the Rotary Clubs of the Southern Highlands and the Bradman Foundation. The aim was to provide primary school students with special needs an opportunity to play cricket activities on Bradman Oval. The DreamCricket program has grown to encompass schools and children throughout Australia and internationally  October the 28th saw Dream Cricket come to Bradman Oval.  The Rotary Clubs of Berrima, Bowral/Mittagong and Moss Vale assisted in the set up and take down, providing the sausage sizzle lunch and helping out with the games.  A fantastic day was had by all volunteers and participants – even the rain couldn’t wash the smiles of all the kids faces! 

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For further information on Dream Cricket please visit www.dreamcricket.org.au

AUSTRALIAN MALARIA VACCINE

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HOW TO DONATE

DEVELOPMENT OF A MALARIA VACCINE RABS PROJECT No.16
(Year registered 2016-17)
Every donation helps, small or large donations of any amount can be made as a one-off donation or fortnightly, monthly, annually or biannually. A tax-deductible receipt will be sent to you!

For Online Donation:

1. http://rawcs.org.au/
2. Click on -Click to Donate
3. In Project No: 16
4. In Year Registered. From drop down box – Select 2016-17
5. Click – Donate
6. Fill in form.

By Cheque Payable to:
Development of a Malaria Vaccine
PO Box 84
Southport QLD 4215.

(For Receipting purpose please include name, address and post code.)

For more information about the project please contact:
Mr Graham Jones (e): graham.a.g.jones@gmail.com (m): 0406040038
Mr Mervyn Powell (e): mervynpowell@bigpond.com (m): 0417788540

Picnic @ Oxley Hill Road Lookout

We left the confines of the Bowling Club this Wednesday (19th October) to revisit the Oxley Hill Road Lookout that was constructed by the RCBD in 2006.  We were blessed with a stunning day, although it was still a tad cool.  We were treated to an array of home made sandwiches, muffins and brownies from the sensational kitchen of Melissa Meredith- who went above and beyond to match drinks, straws and serviettes to the blue and gold colours of Rotary.  

John Macpherson, Allen Cupitt and Chris Webb posed for a wonderful then and now photo which shows that very little has changed in the past 10 years except for the weather. Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the history of the Lookout!

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Mental Health Month

Our annual Hat Day Meeting was held on the 12th October (which is during Mental Health Month).  Our guest Speaker was Kim Millard who is employed as a registered nurse for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Liaison at Bowral and District Hospital.  She is based in the children’s ward and her target age group is 12 to 17-year-olds.  Kim was employed thanks to nearly 12 months of fundraising from the BDCU Children’s Foundation.  The foundation pledged an ongoing financial commitment to keep her position at the hospital.

Kim spoke to us of the positive impact that her work has in keeping young people in the area for treatment.  Rather than being quickly transported to Campbeltown Hospital, many children and adolescents with mental health issues can now be triaged, assessed and treated at Bowral Hospital.  This assists in targetting treatment and reduces the strain that travel distances can cause families.

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It was great to have fresh feedback from Kim and to hear her experiences and insights into the mental health of our local youth.

Rotary Hat Day is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health which is one of the largest not-for-profit funders of mental health research in Australia.  100% of the money raised during this year’s Hat Day campaign goes directly to research helping the one in five Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other illnesses.  More information of what Rotary Health does is available by following this link