15.2.2019 – Saw the ACV/GARDS crew at Chisholm TAFE Berwick campus delivering asbestos awareness to 30 apprentice carpenters who embraced all the issues that came up in our talk – we would like to thank the trade teachers sharing their stories in our session – we had a great bunch of apprentices & they had some terrific questions. We enjoyed meeting them all – they are now more asbestos aware and we wish them all the best in their chosen profession
4.2.2019 – ACV/GARDS duo Vicki and Dot attended Chisholm TAFE – Frankston campus to conduct asbestos awareness sessions to 60+ Carpenters – great questions and terrific trade teachers who added to the session – more apprentices now asbestos aware! Thanks for making us welcome everyone it was a great day discussing all things asbestos
31st January saw the ACV/GARDS girls at their first Asbestos Awareness session for 2019 @Chisholm_Inst Berwick with 30+ apprentice Carpenters – great bunch of apprentices and terrific questions from the apprentices. We also had the experience of 3 hard working Trade teachers there to share their knowledge from their working life in the session – thanks for making us feel welcome everyone – it was truly an honor and privilege to meet so many up and coming tradies – look forward to another 250+ over the next few months. Big thank you to Kevin for making this happen. By doing these sessions we hope that the apprentices are empowered with knowledge that will help them in their future working life.
29th January – ACV/GARDS reps – Vicki, Dorothy, Tanya and Ethan attended the announcement of the successful grant recipients made by the Latrobe Valley Authority, one of which was ACV/GARDS – the grant was for a fit out of our new office we are moving to in the next fortnight. We were very excited to receive the grant and proud to be with the other recipients to celebrate the grants for our community organisations. We thank the Latrobe Valley Authority for being supportive of our organisation at time when it really counts.
Pictured here are Vicki, Dot, Tanya and Ethan and also a collective of the grant recipients and officials
27th January – our AGM was held with 3 positions on our committee declared vacant – all 3 position were filled by single nominations for each position and therefore no elections were held because no positions were contested – congratulations to Marie Smith – Vice President, Vicki Hamilton OAM – Secretary, Ray Whittaker – Committee member. We wish the committee all the best in 2019 and hope the year is a successful one for the organisation.
After the AGM a Life Membership was awarded to
Rod Le Lievre for all his hard work and dedication to our organisation – Rod has been doing all our signage for our org for the last 18 years and has done it as a donation to us. We are very proud to have someone who has supported us in this manner – wanting to make the org always look professional.
Others in our org were also thanked for their help during the year.
Rhonda Dunn, Jean & Dennis Day, Barry Mansfield,
Cyril Hibbert, Ron & Jean Harwood, Brian & Karen Healy Graeme Hamilton, Marie Smith, Dot Roberts,
Ray Whittaker, Sharyn Fenech , David Fairbairn,
Tanya Fairbairn , Jamie Coltman and David Howie
30th October – the ACV/GARDS support group members had a wonderful day out at the Gippsland Folk Museum – Heritage Park in Moe. They had a tour of the park with a very lovely tour guide who arranged for a ride around the park in a vintage car, a silent movie with Charlie Chaplan in their movie theatre and a wonderful two course lunch in the restaurant – there was lots of laughter and much to talk about among friends. The weather was fantastic to top the day off. Pictured below are the group having a wonderful time.
26.10.2018 – ACV/GARDS rep Vicki was at AGL Loy Yang Traralgon at the carbon capture pilot plant site to celebrate 10 years of research into carbon capture and storage – just another new technology being developed in Latrobe Valley – well done AGL, IHI & CSIRO – it was very interesting listening to how this technology works and to hear about other initiatives into carbon capture which are emerging along with technology like Hydrogen for energy use. Others who were in attendance and spoke were those who have been attending The 14th International conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, known as GHGT-14. The event, held every two years in a different country, is the main global forum to discuss the latest developments in CCS. The Melbourne Convention Centre has hosted the event from Monday the 22nd to 25 October 2018.- some of those from the conference came up by bus today to attend the 10 year celebrations at AGL Loy Yang. It was wonderful to meet so many people from other countries who are looking at ways to control greenhouse gases and take those ideas & projects into the future. Pictured below with Vicki are those attending the carbon capture pilot plant today.