8th August saw the ACV/GARDS girls Vicki and Tanya attend the Asbestos Support Group Network of Australia catch up in Sydney at the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency offices – the network catch up was well attended and much was discussed about forward Strategic planning and issues that confront the support groups in all their forms. It was a very informative get together and we all enjoyed catching up for a face to face. The groups are planning to catch up again at the next Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency forum in WA Perth in November – this is always a great forum as it brings everyone in the asbestos arena together and much information sharing takes place. We would like to thank ASEA for sponsoring the groups to come together at the Network catch up it was most appreciated by us all. Pictured here are the groups together with the CEO Justine Ross and Executive Shane McArdle from ASEA & Liam O’Brien from the ACTU – along with a marvelous sunset over Sydney – taken from our plane – picture perfect.
26th June – saw 18 of the ACV/GARDS members enjoy a lunch out at Erica Cafe 1914 – the day was enjoyed by all – these are some of the members outside the Cafe. We want to mention all those who were there on the day
Jean & Dennis Day, Moira & Davie Duncan, Lorraine & Joe Biro, Cyril & Enid Hibbert, Maree Phillips, Clynn Lord, Marion Taylor, Rhonda Dunn, Marie Smith, Dorothy Roberts, Tanya Fairbairn, Ethan Fairbairn, Glenda Rowley, Vicki Hamilton – Great day had by all and the food was yummy – the weather was kind to us and the company was fantastic. Thanks to the Cafe 1914 for making our outing a great success
30th May 2019 the ACV/GARDS crew were at Engie Hazelwood Power station site to inspect the asbestos cell that has been prepared for the disposal of all asbestos from Hazelwood Power Station – thanks to Thomas McDowall, Shane Cane & Lynne Smith for showing us the cell & explaining the preparation & sealing procedures that will take place and discussing the long term management for the disposal site. Will wait to discuss demolition procedures for the power station in length very soon. 👍
1.5.2019 two of our 1st year Medical students doing community placement with us from Monash University Gippsland & our member Tanya Fairbairn were treated to a tour of AGL Loy Yang Power Station & mine – it certainly was a memorable tour of a working power station – thank you so much to Owen & Russell for the tours of the mine and Power Station it was so interesting and such a massive place to tour. We would also like to thank very much Loy Yang management (Leonie especially) for arranging it and being so obliging – it is something none us will ever forget.
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.
At the end of June our support group members had a day out and lunched together at the Darnum pub. We then were kindly invited back to one our members houses, Jenny, in Warragul for afternoon tea, where she had prepared for us scones jam and cream. It was a wonderful day for our members who enjoyed themselves immensely – thank you to all those who came and made the day a great success.
Please take the time to have a look and read of our latest ‘Asbestos News’ October 2017 newsletter. We hope that you will find something of interest within its pages. There are lots of issues happening in our community and further a field, have a read and see if you find something you didn’t know was happening. Enjoy
ACV/GARDS conducted a tutorial to 100 Medical students @ Monash University Gippsland campus on the 4/4/2017.
They were a great bunch of students and they had some terrific questions to ask of the panel of members.
Thank you for welcoming us into your lecture room it was a privilege and honour to have met you all. We hope you will say Hi to us if you ever see us around somewhere – it is always nice to chat to some of the students we have met over the years and find out what they have gone on to do in the medical field. Good to see Victoria Keays & meet Leah O’Keefe they came along to tell the students about personal injury litigation.
We wish the students all the best in their chosen profession – they all have bright futures.
We always tell the Monash University Med students that we would love them to go onto specialize in respiratory and the asbestos disease field or take on research – there is never enough of you in our area. We need more of you on our team – again thank you for all being so attentive & caring : )
Also a big shout out to Dr Margaret Simmons – Deputy Director, Monash Rural Health