17/4/2019 ACV/GARDS committee on site at Morwell Power station (EBAC site) being shown the preparation work for asbestos removal & works in place for demolition of the first 2 of the 4 chimneys that will be coming down – thanks to Barry & Damien from Delta for arranging this and to all the other staff for taking the time to show us around – here are some of the places that we inspected while on site
12.4.2019 attended Chisholm TAFE Frankston Campus to conduct asbestos awareness sessions to apprentice carpenters 50+ apprentices now more asbestos aware -cutting questions-great interaction which saw us hammer through the issues – thanks to all – great day – thanks to the trade teachers for making us welcome 😎👍
8.4.2019 – The ACV/GARDS team were at Chisholm TAFE – Frankston campus, conducting an asbestos awareness session to apprentice Plumbers – really great Q & A with switched on bunch. Thanks for being welcoming & really digging in to the issues around asbestos. These apprentices are now more asbestos aware !!!. We wish them all the best in their chosen profession. It was a real privilege to meet and talk with them today.
5.4.2019 – ACV/GARDS girls attended Chisholm TAFE Frankston campus to deliver more asbestos awareness to 20+ apprentice carpenters – they drilled right into the issues and kicked goals – great bunch and terrific trade teachers thanks Ian, Kevin & the crew it was a really great session with switched on apprentice carpenters
1.4.2019 – ACV/GARDS girls attended Chisholm TAFE at Dandenong campus today to deliver an asbestos awareness session to 15 apprentice carpenters – great bunch of tradies who asked many and varied questions – we enjoyed meeting & talking with them all – we discussed many issues in their work places and they are now asbestos aware!!! – thanks to Corey their trade teacher for adding to the session with some of his experiences with asbestos over the years. Terrific conversations today. See below the apprentices
29.3.2019 saw the ACV/GARDS girls attended Chisholm TAFE Frankston on Friday to deliver asbestos awareness sessions to 32 apprentice carpenters – the apprentices were keen and nailed the messages we were sending to them – thanks to the trade teachers who have participated in the sessions – adds to the apprentices knowledge.
The apprentices are now much more asbestos aware! – thanks to all the Carpenters at Chisholm TAFE Frankston for a great day. Here are some of the apprentices below
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