Male Mentors Needed.

Mentors needed to mentor men who are being released from prison. PLEASE SHARE! If you are community minded, have adult prison life experience & good communication skills, we need you!

If you want to know more come along to the Community Information Session and hear all about the ‘Straight Talking’ Peer Mentoring Program.

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WHERE: Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre: room no: D2:193 which can be entered via the Costa Hall entrance, Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
WHEN: Thursday 7 February 5pm – 6pm

We are recruiting individuals who can use a mentoring approach to provide advice, guidance and support to men being released from prison.

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Geelong Seniorpreneurs.

Are you creative, passionate, motivated, retired or close to it? Geelong Seniorpreneurs is a must. Meet a group of like-minded people who are coming together to connect, network, problem solve and inspire. Founder, Bernard Kelly, who is a serial entrepreneur and author of ‘Exciting, Dynamic, Geelong!’ believes there are many baby boomers out there, who aren’t ready for retirement, who should tap in to this resource. Becoming a senior entrepreneur is a way of stimulating one’s creativity while generating a handy cash flow.

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The group met for the first time on that sizzling Friday in January. The meeting format was well structured with something for everyone. There were introductions and sharing. Geelong Seniorpreneurs adopts the proven Action Learning format when members speak to the issues they are facing, and other members offer solutions. The first guest speaker was video whizz, Zoe Hollingsworth of Zebrafish Digital. Her topic was how to ‘Create Simple Video Clips to Enhance Your Marketing’. There was a sharing of resources and individuals are encouraged to team up as Mentor/Mentees. I came away with lots of great ideas and feeling very inspired.

Meetings are the first Friday of the month at 2pm at Netgain, 63 Thompson St. Belmont. To find out more, join the facebook group @geelong seniorpreneurs or give Bernard a call on 0414 778 518.

Story: Jacqui Bennett. Photo: supplied.

Lifeline.

What can you do to make a difference to the safety of your loved ones, colleagues and our community? Lifeline Geelong are committed to equipping members of the community with the skills and knowledge to support each other when in crisis. Their vision is for people to keep each other safe from the harm and death that can be caused by suicide, mental illness and domestic & family violence. Every day in Australia, 8 women are hospitalised with critical injuries inflicted by an intimate partner and more than 1 woman is killed as a result of domestic violence.

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In 2017, more than 3,000 Australians died by suicide and a further 65,000 attempted suicide. Lifeline Geelong believe that these deaths can be prevented with early recognition and response, and that everyone should therefore be trained in recognizing the signs that a person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.

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Geelong Rainbow Festival 2019

The Geelong Rainbow Festival is back for its second year and it’s going to be even bigger than last year. All events during the festival, February 8-10th, are inclusive and open for all to attend. Geelong Rainbow Inc. are especially excited to invite everyone to the Geelong Rainbow Pride March and Fair Day on the Sunday. The day will commence with a march through Geelong’s CBD at 11.30 and conclude at Johnstone Park for a day of free entertainment and community fun the whole family will enjoy.

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Geelong Rainbow Inc. now in only its third year of operation, were delighted by the crowds in the inaugural festival in 2018 with all ticketed events selling out and the free centrepiece event Fair Day attracting more than 1,000 people.

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Raise Mentoring

Could you mentor a young mum or teenager? Or are you a young mum? If so, read on and PLEASE SHARE! “Bump is a mentoring program, from the Raise Foundation, for young mums aged 13 – 25.  It’s different to other parenting groups because you’ll have the support of a mentor to welcome you, chat with and be guided by.  It’s fun and has themed workshops with activities such as scrap-booking, cooking, arts & crafts.  We offer skill building in budgeting, legal rights, education and employment and much more.

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“Bump is a fun way to meet other mums as well as have some much needed ‘me time’ with experienced babysitters on-site to play with the bubs and kids.  Bump is free to attend with food / drinks included.  Bump is truly a unique program and our graduates feel connected, supported and keen to return.

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Geelong Relay For Life turns 20!

“I love being at the event overnight – it is quiet and a little darker with the overhead lights around the oval…I love watching people of all ages walking the track at 3, 4, and 5am and into sunrise – I love the look on their faces of peace and contentment. They should be tired and looking forward to a sleep – but no – they are walking the track with a family member, a friend, chatting to each other or by themselves.  They are walking for their Mum or Dad, sister or brother; for their best mate or a work mate. Or for someone they don’t know that well.”

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Anne Miller describes the rewarding experience of being involved with Relay For Life, a major fundraising event supporting Cancer Council Victoria. Geelong’s Relay For Life is celebrating 20 years this year, please join in to make it the biggest and best yet!

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