News from the ABC. Thanks Josh.

Hi Bryan,

I haven’t had a chance to put this online yet. We played it last week on the Mornings program. Thanks for the opportunity to come to Wodonga tafe, it was great to hear about your project.Unfortunately I couldn’t fit everyone into the 5 minute clip, but I would love to come back and record more of the group as the project develops.



Thank you Bunnings, well done team! 18.5.13


What a great day at the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on Saturday !  The team in two shifts worked very well. We had a steady stream of customers all day from 8.30am to 4pm, the cold day may have helped. The Bunnings facilities and staff were very helpful and Shane’s folks expert advice got us going. The pre BBQ work at St Lukes and the teams commitment on the day was outstanding. I won’t post the amount raised, I’ll await the treasurer’s report, but suffice to say the result was beyond expectation and should assist greatly with purchasing equipment and or associated project costs. With almost no direction team members chose jobs to do and when the pressure was on in ‘rush periods’ all hands were on deck. Team members had the odd well earned break, but all worked throughout the day and helped with the clean up at the end. If we needed proof of the independence of the R2R group , planning skills , improved communication skills and confidence, this was it.

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Visit from Josh Becker G/M ABC.

Josh Becker from the ABC, visited our student group on the 2nd of May. It was great to see the continued interest from the ABC. All members engaged in conversation with Josh and some engaged in short informal interviews with him. Josh was very accommodating and easy to talk to and showed genuine interest in how things are progressing. Next on the agenda for the group is a Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle in Wodonga this Saturday 18th May 9am to 4pm, a float the boat session and camp at Tallangatta in two weeks. Members of the group and St Lukes have also received great support from local Rotary clubs of late. Rural mental health matters are high on Rotary’s list of priorities and the response from local members & clubs has been very positive. The count down for the Murray adventure at end of November is on and the R2R group will need to support each other in this unique endeavour, watch fitness levels and manage possible excitement and anxiety. However with the continued support of groups such as Rotary and The Border rescue organisation the task is getting easier!