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A weekly podcast for residents, businesses and organisations in the city of Monash.
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Many thanks to our guests, Michelle Gilmore (CEO) and Denis Carruthers (Chairman) of WaveCare. If you, a family member or friend need the services of WaveCare Counselling, contact them directly via the contact page on their website: https://www.wavecare.org.au/contact/If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and his email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our founding sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our regular reporter on the Monash City Council. If you are interested in reading the July Bulletin that details the topics that Tom spoke of, go to the following link: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/News/Monash-Bulletin-July-2021Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest, Nikki Braybrook, Chairman of the Monash Business Awards. To attend the 2021 Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night on Friday 30 July, please visit the website link above. If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and his email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.
Many thanks to our guest, Graham Bryant, Vice District Governor of Lions Clubs International.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and his email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Active Winter:Is an exciting initiative and collaboration with local sporting clubs. Building connections and creating opportunities for the Monash community across the winter months.Skateboard Deck Art – Workshops:Children aged 7 – 10 create their own work of art with proud Wiradjuri woman and Melbourne-based artist Tricia “Vandal” Van Der-Kuyp, as she hosts free skateboard deck art workshops at Monash libraries during NAIDOC Week. Vandal believes you don’t have to be perfect to be a good artist because art has no rules.Suitable for ages 7 – 10 years only. Materials supplied. Bookings essential via Trybooking.Glen Waverley Library – Tuesday, July 6 at 2.30 pmClayton Library – Wednesday, July 7 at 2.30 pmWheelers Hill Library Thursday, July 8 at 2.30 pmWalking Basketball – 10.30-11.30am WednesdaysWalking Basketball is a low impact.  A social and fun way to improve levels of physical activity especially for older and inactive people including those recovering from injury.Walking Basketball is played with a size five basketball on a modified height or lowered ring. Involves five on five game play,Free followed by morning tea.Held at Waverley Basketball Stadium 31A Batesford Rd Chadstone.Book FREE sessions at Trybooking online.Walking Group – Fridays from 9.30 amLight paced and light-hearted join a guided social walking group to meet new people and increase physical activity. Book free classes online Trybooking.Departs from Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre 626 Waverley Rd. Glen Waverley.Oakleigh Social Barefoot Bowls – Friday, July 9, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.Barefoot bowls is a social fun event where participants play lawn bowls without shoes or socks or flat-soled shoes (no heels, wedgies or otherwise. Followed by a friendly few drinks purchased from the bar and a FREE sausage sizzle.Come have an enjoyable afternoon with grass between your toes and a little competitive fun with friends or the family.Held at Oakleigh Bowling club 87 – 93 Drummond St. Oakleigh.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest, Troy Denyer, Former President of the Glen Waverley Cricket Club.Participate in the JellsParkRun.5 km walk, jog or run.Starting below The Ponds picnic pavilion,Madeline’s Café is a short 40m walk from the finish. Peridot TheatreThree one-act plays at the Unicorn TheatreMt Waverley Secondary College Lechte Rd, Mount Waverley.The first play is Cat Jumping by Greg Roberts and directed by Anna Laird.The second play is Cycle written and directed by Natalie Burns.The third play is Anna by Lamplight by Alison Knight ad directed by Jane Carter.Tickets $15, Bookings  0429 115 334Season: July 7th - 10th at 8:00 pm and a matinee on July 11th at 2.15 pm Encore TheatreMorris Panych’s Vigil.Season: July 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm.Matinees July 11, 18, 24 at 2.15 pm.Venue: Clayton Community Centre, Cooke St Clayton The Track GalleryThe exhibition titled Valley Reserve from July 5 – July 11.Valley Reserve is a 15-hectare bushland reserve within Mt Waverley.It is considered to be of Regional Zoological Significance.The exhibition runs from July 5 – July 11.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and his email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today, The Hon. Ted Baillieu AO, former Premier of Victoria. CLICK HERE for Ted's speech, 'Imagine a blood-red thread drawn from the poppies outside', Pharmacy College Commemoration - 2019. This, as well as many more notable speeches great and small, can be found at Speakola. To discover Wordfest 2021 details, simply search “wordfest2021” on Google.To enquire about the Melbourne Zhiyin Choir, contact Ling Huang on 0431 143 266.For Monash Council Quick Response Grants of up to $5000 to help strengthen our community during Covid-19 challenges, visit the City of Monash website: www.monash.vic.gov.au If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and his email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today, Lauren Maher, Co-Owner of Corner Table in Pinewood.Mentioned during this episode:An Evening with Michael Mosley - Revolutionise our body from the inside out.Join internationally acclaimed author, award-winning journalist and BBC presenter. Dr Michael Mosley for a discussion on the relationship between a healthy gut and a healthy mind, and practical advice about how to stay healthy.This is a rare opportunity to hear from Michael Mosley in person for free during Men’s Health Week.As seating is limited, please register your attendance early.Online via WebExThis free event is a joint initiative from Boroondara in partnership with Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges Councils.Date & TimeJune 17. 2021 7pm – 8.30pm.Contact Boroondara Council Events on 9278 4326VenueOnline via WebExBooking link https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/evening-michael-mosley-revolutionise-your-body-inside-out  Winter Concert Series 2021 (Subject to COVID-19) on Sunday, June 20 from 2 pm to 4 pmCookin’ On 3 Burners.This group is Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz, and Boogaloo.Listening to Cookin’ On 3 Burners is like entering a time portal that stretches between the year you were born and the middle of next week.VenueThe Count (formerly the Jazz Club) Monash University Clayton Campus 48 Exhibition Walk. This is a free event, but bookings are essential, with a limit of six people per booking.Book via TryBooking link https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=758047&More info at 9518 3636.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today, Steve Carr, President of the Oakleigh Bowling Club.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.oC8et7Zt6FtUetun4yhQCommunity Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today, Frank Golotta, Managing Director at The Clayton Hotel and President of the Clayton Traders' Association. For information about the Bowness Photography prize, contact bowness@monash.vic.gov.auFor information about the 100 years celebration of the Monash Training Centre, contact colin.bostock@monash.vic.gov.auIf you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today, Victor Perton, Founder of The Centre for Optimism.For further information, go to: https://www.centreforoptimism.com/Imagine Monash in2040 What will Monash in 2040 be like? What do you want to keep the same, and what would you like to change?Council is working on Image Monash 3040 – a huge project that imagines the possibilities for Monash 20 years into the future and sets our vision and priorities.Over the next few months, the Council will be asking our listeners for your ideas, thoughts and aspirations to shape the future of Monash.  Council would love to hear from anyone who lives, works, studies or runs a business in or visits the City of Monash.Your feedback will guide the Council as they plan the Community Vision, our next Council plan and long-term plans for managing the assets and finances through as Financial Plan and Asset Management Plan.Your view is important to this vision of a future Monash. Be part of the future, and share your views with us by Hard copies of the survey will be available at Civic Centre 293 Springvale Rd Glen Waverley, Oakleigh Service Centre 1A Atherton Rd.Olives to OilOlive Harvest Festival May 28 – 30Bring us your local olives and we’ll press them into olive oil for you for free.Olives to Oil is a community festival bringing people together to harvest unused olives from neighboured trees. The olives are pressed into oil which is given back to people who help with the harvest.Bring your olives to:Home Make it Store – Saturday May 28 at 12.30pm – 2.30pmRear of 4/158 Wellington Rd across from Sarton Rd. ClaytonThe Corner Store Network – Saturday May 29 at 12pm – 3pm & Sunday May 30 at 2pm – 4pm.Mulgrave Farmers Market Sunday May 30 at 8am – 1pm.Mulgrave Primary School  3 – 32 Gladeswood Drive Mulgrave.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today, Paul Lai, Chinese Community Contributor and Bank Executive at the Community Bank Pinewood.For further information, go to: www.cssg.org.au Track Gallery, situated at 42 Miller Crescent Mount Waverley, just opposite the Mt Waverley Railway Station. From May 12th to May 23rd -  Art 'n Easel presents Creativity Unlocked with paintings by Rashmi and her students.The exhibition includes paintings and artworks of about 30 of Rashmi Gore’s students, both children and adults. Most of the artworks have been done in online classes last year OR in person classes during Term 1 in 2021. The opening times are:Wednesday, Thursday 10.30 am – 2.30 pmFriday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.Opening ceremony May 13th at 6 pm. May 15th from 2:00 pm to 3.30 pm sees a workshop for ages 6 & up. Make your own customized Doodle art Table mat. All materials provided. Bookings are compulsory.For more details phone 0469882251. Or info@artneasel.com or www.artneasel.com Also coming up at the Monash Public Library Service is a weeklong program to promote awareness and acceptance, celebrate diversity and provide programs for members and friends of the LGBTQI community. From 16-22 May. On Sunday, May 16 at 215pm there’s a film Call Me By Your Name screening at the Glen Waverley Library 112 Kingsway Glen Waverley.It’s in the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Periman in Italy meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student, and amid the sun-drenched splendour of their surroundings, they discover the heady beauty of awakening desire that will alter their lives forever. On May 19 from 6.30 pm at the Clayton Library 9-15 Cooke St Clayton a screening titled A Kid Like Jake. The story is of a Brooklyn couple that has always known that their four-year-old son is more interested in fairy tale princesses than toy cars. Bookings essential via Trybooking. If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today,  Phil Ryan, Winner of the Sir John Monash Outstanding Leadership Award & President of Mazenod Panthers Football Club.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.
Many thanks to our guest today,  Mike Black, President, Waverley RSLYou can contact Mike at president@waverleyrsl.com.au, or on his mobile0411 298 011.If you would like to contact Charles, you can call him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.com and email contact details are charles@kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Thanks also to Thomas Pewtress, our new regular reporter on the Monash City Council.
Many thanks to our guest today:Gordon Pyke, President of Monash Youth Music Festival.To discover more about Monash Youth Music Festival, go to their website https://www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au/A list of famous past entrants is on our website page located at:https://www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au/famous-past-entrantsContact Gordon directly via his email: gpyk8106@bigpond.net.auAlso, if you are interested in Rotary Club of Monash, go to https://rotarymonash.org.au/If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guests today:The Executive Team of Waverley Social Enterprises (formerly Waverley Industries)Vanessa SteeleGarth McGuinnessRyan KhewAbdul BakhachTo discover more about Waverley Social Enterprises, go to their website https://www.wavind.org/Contact the Nottinghill Neighbourhood House on 8561 0114.If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Community Bank, Pinewood
Many thanks to our guest today:Merv Ericson, Founding Manager Community Bank, Pinewood"We're very excited to let you know about a new community grant initiative at Community Bank Pinewood - the Ericson Community Service Award!Merv Ericson was our inaugural Branch Manager and later became a Director of the Board, he was integral to the success of the branch and our business - he is also just a genuinely great human. Merv retired in 2020 and to recognise his outstanding community contribution Community Bank Pinewood established this Award in his name.The Award will recognise a remarkable community-focussed individual for their voluntary contribution within the  City of Monash. The recipient of the award will earn a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 grant to be given to their chosen not-for-profit organisation (also within the  City of Monash).Nominations are open now until 1st May  2021- pop into the branch or email marketing@pinewoodcb.com.au for a copy of the Nomination Form."If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.
Many thanks to our guest today:Roberta Butler, Founder of the Hayden Butler Foundation.Access the website of the Hayden Butler Foundation. If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.
Many thanks to our guest today:Councillor Josh Fergeus, Monash City Council, Oakleigh WardIf you are interested to learn more about the Kevin Heinze Grow initiative, go to https://kevinheinzegrow.org.au/MGA has launched a new exhibition space, the Atrium Gallery, to provide emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase their practice to MGA's audience.MGA is inviting artists who utilise photography within their practice to respond to MGA, its collection and exhibition program and submit an expression of interest to exhibit in MGA’s Atrium Gallery.MGA will stage up to four exhibitions per annum in the Atrium Gallery with exhibitions that respond to MGA’s programming. The subject matters or topics of interest will be published on MGA’s website. EOIs will be open all year round. The exhibitions will be selected by MGA’s Curatorial team based upon how well the work responds to the subject or topic of interest, its quality and how well the work has been resolved.For further information or to submit an EOI, please contact Stella Loftus-Hills, Curator, MGA on 03 8544 0500 or stella.loftus-hills@monash.vic.gov.auIf you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Community Bank, Pinewood
If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Many thanks to our guest today:David Collins, President of the Encore Theatre
If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Many thanks to our guest today:Kerry Scarlett, General Manager, Mulgrave Country Club
If you would like to email Charles, you can contact him on 0412 317 404 or email charles@kovess.comCharles' website is www.kovess.comThanks to our major sponsor, Community Bank Pinewood. If you would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact them directly on (03) 9886 6477.Many thanks to our guest today:Gladys Liu, Federal Member for Chisholm.You can contact Gladys via her email: gladys.liu.mp@aph.gov.au or by telephoning (03)9808 3188. Join Gladys at the two upcoming events that she mentioned:Sunday 7th March 2021 - Clean Up Australia Day at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.Sunday 21st March 2021 - Lift The Lid Walk for mental health.Community Bank, Pinewood
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