Recently ACV/GARDS crew did an asbestos awareness session to 160 apprentices at Federation Training Newborough – Boiler makers, mechanics, civil engineering, painting & decorating, carpentry etc. Great session – good questions from the apprentices and their trade teachers – the apprentices left the room with a better understanding of where asbestos can be found in their work places and in their home environment. They now know asbestos is not a thing of the past but something they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives and make sure that they are cautious with what ever task they undertake – that they take every precaution to not allow themselves to be exposed to asbestos. Thanks goes to their trades teachers for also being a part of the session and contributing their knowledge and experience to the session. Big thank you to Davin for organising the session.
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.
International Women’s Day 8/3/2018 – The ACV/GARDS girls – Dorothy and Vicki attended a wonderful lunch/get together at Silks Restaurant in Moe. The International Women’s Group Latrobe Valley hosted the event and it was well attended. We met many ladies we already knew and made new friendships as well. It was good see a handful of men turn up today to celebrate with us. Councillor Sharon Gibson attended, she was their guest speaker. Councillor Gibson asked a few of the women at the lunch to stand up and give a short talk on what they do in the community and how they were making a difference. Soula, the President of the International Women’s Group Latrobe Valley gave a short talk on how far women had come in the last 200 years. We learnt about some inspiring women who have done outstanding deeds. We need to keep up the standard set by our sisters from the past. What a great legacy they have left and the bar has been set high. Below is a pic of those who attended – it was lovely to spend time with a great bunch of people and celebrate the achievements of some very inspirational women.
Asbestos Awareness Morning Tea 2017
Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Venue: ACV/GARDS office – 41 Monash Road Newborough
Entry fee – Gold coin Donation.
On the menu: Scones, Jam and Cream + tea and coffee sponsored by:Slater+Gordon Lawyers
Specialists that will be attending on the day to talk to the general public with questions will comprise
Asbestos Litigation lawyers, Environmental Hygienists, Latrobe City Waste Education Officer and Environmental Health Officer
Come and have a chat with all these specialists to get as much information that you have always wanted to know. For any inquiries please contact the ACV/GARDS office on 51277744
Asbestos Awareness Day Event 2017
Date: Friday 24th November 2017
Venue: Centenary Rose Garden, Commercial Road, Morwell
An informative event for those in the community to come and listen to speakers with knowledge on asbestos issues and remember those who are suffering and those who have lost their lives to asbestos disease.
Simone Stevenson – Director – Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
Vicki Burgess – Wife and carer of deceased mesothelioma sufferer and past member of ACV/GARDS Trevor Burgess
Steve Dodd – Secretary & Treasurer of the Gippsland Trades & Labour Council & Union organiser for the AMWU
Vicki Hamilton OAM – CEO & Secretary of Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc.
Bag piper – Dick Henry
Musicans & Singers – Susan Parrish, Joe Omar and Phil Edwards
An Ecumenical Service will be conducted by Pastor Simon Fink – there will be time in the service dedicated to the
laying of flowers in memory of loved ones
Free Community BBQ will be held at the conclusion of the event with the compliments of the GTLC
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
The ACV/GARDS crew attended the Master Painters Assoc Vic/Tassie – Melbourne Annual members meeting 14/6/17 – the Painter and Decorators are now much more asbestos aware – great bunch of tradies – with some terrific questions – we had an enjoyable night. We want to thank all for making us feel very welcome. We have forged some new friendships and look forward to a great association together.