The Pride of Australia Medal recognises and celebrates ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things.
Since 2013 Rachel has helped hundreds of people turn their lives around by leading free community Learn to Run groups: an extraordinary effort from a not-so
Rachel confesses that she hated running all her life until 2012 when she decided she wanted to become fit. She taught herself to run and not only did she
become fit, but she also lost 20 kilograms. The most surprising outcome for Rachel was that she discovered she loves to run.
“It changed my life – I have become less anxious, more confident, and my goal setting and decision making have improved.”
Impressed by Rachel’s new fitness and attitude to life, some of her friends expressed an interest in learning how to run. So, being the generous-hearted person that she is, Rachel offered to teach them.
“I initially took about 10 friends through the 12 week process and it grew from there - they told their friends, then those people told their friends. We've had approximately 300 people involved to date. With support and guidance we’ve shown people that they can do anything. I love helping others which is why I started Rachel’s Runners in the first place.”
The Pride of Australia Medal is an endeavour by News Corporation Australia that recognises our community’s most outstanding members. People are invited
to nominate someone who has inspired them with their dedication, initiative, courage or charity.
We may be a little biased but we think Rachel ticks all those boxes! Her energy for helping others and love of running has led to her volunteering every Saturday as Event Director at Panania parkrun. She has also coordinated fundraising initiatives for BeyondBlue and Love Mercy Foundation, raising about $8000 for each organisation.
Our fingers are crossed for the final announcements but whatever the outcome, we think Rachel is already a winner.
You can find out more about the Pride of Australia Medal at their website
A delightful rhyming book which gently empowers & teaches children about protecting their privacy and their body. Only For Me is the most comprehensive picture book ever published to help empower and protect children against sexual assault, whilst still protecting their innocence.
If you would like to register your school to participate in the Only For Me initiative please complete this form.
100% of Author Royalties will be donated to those agencies treating victims and preventing child sexual abuse.
In my opinion Marketing is one of the most misunderstood concepts in business. Few businesses I meet have a solid marketing plan in place. That's not to
say they are not taking marketing (as they know it) seriously and spending serious $$.
Many believe that because they have paid a designer to produce a glossy brochure and paid a fortune for a slick website that they have their marketing
covered. This is where I would disagree. Marketing is a complex process that is more about a deep understanding of the numbers and results that it
is about "looking good" Too many businesses confuse marketing with advertising, sales and service. Marketing is a lot bigger than that and goes to
the purpose of a business.
So what is the purpose of a business "To buy profitable customers" the more profitable customers you buy (attract) the more profitable your business.
Sounds simple doesn't it but this is where many businesses go wrong they create a business focused on delivering products and services then they add marketing. Rather they should gear their business as a Marketing Machine that delivers their goods and services to their prospects and customers profitably. Great marketing needs to take you customers through a seven step journey from Suspects, Prospect, Shopper, Customer, Member, Advocate to Raving Fan. And do this profitably.
Marketing is really about everything your business does to create loyal profitable customers and retain them. These activities include great products and services, sales, after-sales service, team member knowledge, advertising, communication, pricing, your brand, guarantee, USP, uniforms, loyalty schemes, etc., etc. Unfortunately many don't understand the Marketing concept and simply waste their money.
Perched on The Scylla Bay in Como, the Como Hotel is a classic pub which provides one of Sydney's premier function spaces, The Scylla Bay Room. With a private verandah, spacious light-filled room and inviting atmosphere it is the perfect spot for any function.
Located on the top floor, the Scylla Bay Room comes complete with its own bar, audio visual system, restroom and conference facilities – all for your exclusive use. It is the perfect destination for all social, corporate and celebratory functions. With a talented team behind the scenes, the Como Hotel can tailor a menu and beverage selection to ensure that your event is an unforgettable experience.
What a fantastic event out in the sun to support and raise funds for Children's Cystic fibrosis (CF).
Get a group of friends together and make it a great day out!
Inspired Marketing Solutions brings you this screening of Embrace on Wednesday the 26th of October at 7:00pm at Event Cinemas Miranda NSW.
When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing.
She travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies, including: Mia Freedman, the youngest ever editor of the Australian edition of Cosmopolitan; Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; body image blogger Jess Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.
Southside Staffing Solutions is partnering up with some of the best local professionals so that you can discover what you don't know!
The first seminar kicks off on September 8 at Tradies Caringbah with Dean Groundwater from WMD Law.
HURRY seats are limited so BOOK NOW>>
Learn to run your first 5km along the scenic flat pathways of Botany Bay with us. Enjoy the water views, quiet track and peaceful outlook as you progress from non-runner to runner in 10 weeks in our tried and tested Learn to Run Basics Course. Not only does this course see you participate in gradually increasing walk/run intervals over the course of the program to develop your running fitness, but we also provide you with a safe, friendly, social environment of others who are beginners just like you!
Dates: Tuesday 11 October - Tuesday 13 December, 2016
Meeting place: Flag pole/cannon near St Georges Sailing Club, 2 Riverside Drive, San Souci
Cost: $20/session or $165 for 10 sessions if paid up front
For more information and to secure you spot, email – email@example.com
Mention SW and get a FREE cap, visor or buff along with a goody bag!
Join us for a Moulin Rouge inspired gala event replete with lavish entertainment, delicious Doltone House dining and the opportunity to lay claim to an exclusive selection of generously donated items – all in support of SGSCC Foundation, the benevolent arm of St George & Sutherland Community College
SGSCC Foundation - Providing education, opportunity & support for people with disabilities.
Moulin Rouge Ball Date: Friday 25 November
Venue: Doltone House, Sylvania Waters
Time: 7pm to midnight
Dress: Cocktail or in theme
Tickets: $165 per person or $1500 for a table of 10 Early bird (till 31 Aug): $145 pp or $1400 for a table of 10 PURCHASE YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS TODAY
Corporate table: $2900 for a table of 10 – click here for more information
Prices include world-class entertainment, three course gourmet dinner & unlimited McLaren Vale (SA) wine & sparkling wine, Peroni, Stella Artois, Cheeky Blonde, Cascade Premium Light, OJ, soft drinks, a selection of tea & coffee.
To find out more about what the night promises, call the College directly on 9528 3344. A range of corporate benefits available. Singles most welcome and seated with other singles.
To BOOK call SGSCC on 02) 9528 3344 or ask at reception of the SGSCC Jannali campus. Tickets are strictly limited.
The Gymea Village fair is always a very exciting and successful for the Gymea community. It is growing every year and this year the Gymea Hotel
is teaming up with Forhill Digital and Sound Agents to expanding the fair into their carpark for the 'Shire Beer and BBQ Festival'
The Sound Agents stage in the middle of the festival will have DJs and incredible live acts like Suite Az and Brown Sugar performing all day.
Mum and Dad can relax with a drink for one of the many pop up bars, including Matilda Bay, Shark Island, Four Pines, The Australian Brewery and many more.
The kids will have a great time in the Jumping castle and can become their favourite character with the face painting.
Each Saturday - 1pm - 8am
To offer quality Australian farm-fresh produce direct to the consumer thereby increasing their nutritional intake of fresh, locally grown food and also to provide enhanced customer service with a range of foods and drink-related products.
We also aim to facilitate and support local community groups (throughout the Shire) and independent primary producers throughout NSW and add to the economic wellbeing of the Sutherland Shire community. Education of the community in the environmental aspects together with sustainable agriculture and recycling of green waste is also a strong part of our mission.
The 2nd Friday of each month at 9.30am
Free. Booking Required
Join other movie enthusiasts to view and then discuss a movie on the 2nd Friday of every month. To add to the sense of anticipation, the title is not revealed until the day.
A variety of movie genres are covered - contemporary, foreign language, black and white vintage classics and so on. Because of the range of films shown participants must be adults 18 years and over.
Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Library on phone 9710 0351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Content & image source: Sutherland Shire Council
Wendy Whiteley will officially open the beautifully and newly restored main lounge of the original Broadhurst Cottage set in the grounds of the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in Sydney’s Gymea.
The Cottage has undergone a major restoration and refurbishment over the past few months in keeping with the 1940’s era of the home of Hazel and Ben Broadhurst right down to the colours and style of the original furnishings.
It is more than 70 years since the home of Hazel and Ben Broadhurst has been brought back to its original stage in colour and in design. We are delighted to have Wendy Whiteley launch our Cottage, which has been restored with the help of Friends of Hazelhurst. There’s also much in common with Wendy Whiteley and Ben Broadhurst. Both used a garden to save land for community use. Ben was an avid gardener and turned the property into a “farm” with animals, orchards and 6 rhododendrons to mark 6 years of the war said Director of Hazelhurst Gallery, Belinda Hanrahan.
The restoration to the Cottage’s former glory as a rare historic post-war home is a tribute to Ben and Hazel Broadhurst who made sure this house and garden were kept as a place to be enjoyed by the community added Belinda Hanrahan.
The Cottage will be used for Hazelhurst Gallery’s artist-in-residence, a member’s room for the Friends of Hazelhurst and a library.
People will also have the opportunity to hear Wendy Whiteley talk about her new book along with author of Secret Garden, Janet Hawley.
Saturday 29 October
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 782 Kingsway, Gymea
2PM Wendy Whiteley to open the Cottage (free)
3PM Wendy Whiteley and Janet Hawley discuss The Secret Garden. There will also be book signing.
Cost $10/$5 for Friends of Hazelhurst.
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