Education team meeting 2018

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 of July, we held our state education team weekend at the Iluka Retreat and Camp, Red Hill South.

Thank you to a great team for making the weekend a great success.

Melton Community Road Safety Forum

Thursday 30 August 2018 starting at 6:15 pm – 9.00 pm
31 McKenzie Street, Melton

Are you a young adult driver or the parent of a young adult driver? Don’t miss this FREE forum and your chance to improve your understanding of road safety.

Learn more about road rules and the effects of road trauma including serious injury and fatal collisions. The forum aims to teach residents more about road rules and the effects of road trauma. Guest speakers will share insights into their experiences of dealing with the effects of road collisions. The event will have guest speakers, brochures and showbags with educational material, providing plenty of information on road safety.

All residents are encouraged to attend, especially teenage drivers and their parents.

You can register or find out more information here>> https://bit.ly/2v8YVfB

 

Teenage Road Information Program

7pm Wednesday 1 August 2018
Heritage Funeral Home
1414 Healesville KooWeeRup Road 
Woori Yallock
Doors will be open from 6.30pm onwards.

The presentation provides an in-depth insight into what happens in a road crash and the resulting road trauma. The impacts are real and devastating for emergency services, witnesses, work colleagues, friends and family members.

This program is for young people learning to drive, those who are on their P’s or those who have been driving for years.

Please come and support this important community initiative from the Yarra Valley Emergency Services who would rather meet you at a presentation than meet you at a crash.

Find out more information here>> Yarra Valley TRIP

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National Volunteers’ Week – thank you

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Today marks the commencement of National Volunteers’ Week and it is on the back of extraordinary efforts of our volunteers, that Road Trauma Support Services Victoria came to life back in 1994. In 2018, the vast majority of our workforce is unpaid but the passion of our people to ‘reduce the impact and incidence of road trauma’ is as strong as ever.

Our volunteers are remarkable, whether they are personally impacted by road trauma or thrust towards it by virtue of their work, their ability to create meaning and purpose from the unspeakable is at times, unfathomable. In every instance, your efforts make a difference to our community.

To our volunteers, you are the backbone of our organisation, you are the voices of reason and compassion, you give us the ability to continue. Thank you is humble and may seem inadequate, but we offer you our gratitude and admiration, for, without you, we would be very different.

You are brave, you are resilient, you are compassionate, you are generous, THANK YOU.

Workplace Health & Safety Show

Join us at the Workplace Health & Safety Show at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 23-24 May 2018. We will be at stand D07, make sure you drop past to say hello.

An exciting addition to the safety industry event landscape, the Show is the official exhibition of the #SAFETYSCAPE Convention, a week-long program of events, workshops, forums, seminars and conferences hosted by the Safety Institute of Australia.

The Workplace Health & Safety Show will present safety professionals with the broadest range of offerings under the one roof where they can compare, buy and stay updated on the latest products and policies.

The Workplace Health & Safety Show is a must-attend event for all safety professionals from a range of industries including manufacturing, building/construction, mining, councils/local government, hospitals, transport and more.

To find out more, visit www.whsshow.com.au

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Magistrates’ Court Open Day

Join us at the Magistrates’ Court Open Day on Saturday 19 May, Karen Robinson, our North West Metro Regional Coordinator and volunteer speaker will share her road trauma story, from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm.

Karen shares her story in the hope that people will think about their own risky driving behaviour and become more responsible, safer drivers – to help save lives, reduce serious injury and avoid a possible jail sentence.

Make sure you visit our information stand on the day.

Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne. #LawWeek

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‘Beyond the Winding Road’ book launch

Three and half years ago, Bec Beed lost her only brother through road trauma, she became an only child overnight. Bec has since written a book called ‘Beyond the Winding Road’ and will be having a HIGH TEA BOOK LAUNCH at 2pm, Sunday 6 May, at the Sandhurst Club, 5 Clubhouse Lane, Sandhurst.

“Life changed so quickly, relationships changed, my dreams and ambitions changed and I felt very alone in this journey. This is my story, my words. It’s a story through my eyes about persistence, determination and finding the will to live again after losing my best friend, my brother, on that dreaded Winding Road.”

RSVP by Monday 23 April – 0417 544 603.
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Melton Senior Drivers’ Expo

Free and confidential for licensed drivers over 55.

9:30am – 2:00pm, Saturday 28 April 2018 at Melton Library and Learning Hub.

  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Road law changes
  • Health, medicines and driving
  • Free roadworthy check
  • Free driving assessment
  • Opportunity to ask questions

Early booking essential, and for all other details please contact Lynette on 9742 7534.

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Free child restraint checking day – Wyndham

South Sudanese community in Wyndham – Free child restraint checking day

Saturday 17 March, 2pm – 6pm

Come along to the South Sudanese Positive Parenting Program and have your child restraints confidentially checked by the experts. Did you know it is illegal to transport your children in your vehicle unless they are in a properly secured and approved child restraint?

Werribee Bowls Club, 237 Watton Street, Werribee

To RSVP please email – sscwyndham@gmail.com

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Melton Community Road Safety Forum

Are you a young adult driver or a parent of a young adult driver?

Don’t miss this forum and your chance to improve your understanding of road safety. Learn more about road rules and the impact of road trauma including serious injury and fatal collisions.

TIME: 6.20pm – 9.00pm
DATE: Thursday 22 March 2018
WHERE: Melton Library (Balam Balam Seminar Room) 31 McKenzie Street, Melton

– Guest speakers
– Free showbags
– Brochures
– Information

The information provided in this forum will be about the impact of road trauma on our community and maybe confronting.

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