I hope you and your family have had a restful break over Passover and Easter. In this newsletter I want to give you an update on what’s happening in Caulfield over the next few weeks.Some of the highlights coming up this month include the Caulfield Racecourse Run and Community Day, the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge and a forum on Youth Issues and Mental Health.
Also in April I will be running drop in sessions at local cafés to provide an opportunity for residents to let me know their views on important issues. We are kicking off this morning (Wednesday, 3 April) at Goathouse Café Roastery in Elsternwick from 10am. Drop by for a chat.
I have also included below a selection of media articles highlighting my recent work with local schools and sporting clubs.
It’s an Action Packed April and I hope to see you soon at one of these great community events.
DAVID SOUTHWICK MP
Member for Caulfield
Caulfield Community Day
Caulfield Racecourse Run and Community Day
On 21 April I am hosting, along with the Rotary Club of Glen Eira, the Melbourne Racing Club and Caulfield Park Bendigo Community Bank, the first Caulfield Racecourse Run and Community Day.
First wheelchair competitor to take on 100km challenge
For the second year now I am taking part in the Oxfam Trailwalker, a 100 kilometre, 48 hour fundraising challenge.
The Oxfam Trailwalker event is an arduous trek over rocky and some steep terrain that stretches across the Dandenong Valley Parklands, Churchill, Lysterfield, Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Rangers National Parks in Melbourne’s east. The course has to be completed in less than 48 hours and this year’s event has attracted 750 teams.
In a first for the Trailwalker, this year one of my team members is Bruce Towers, who will be carried in one of Parks Victoria’s all-terrain wheelchairs. Bruce has quadriplegia resulting from a horrific helicopter accident that occurred in West Papua in 2006. Three people died from the accident and three others in the helicopter walked out unscathed. Bruce survived but with severe spinal injuries.
This is a great opportunity to raise awareness around the issues of disability and access and work with Parks Victoria to promote ways that all members of our community can experience Victoria’s great state parks.
Hear from the Minister for Mental Health and Minister for Community Services, The Hon Mary Wooldridge MP
I am hosting a forum with the Minister for Mental Health and Minister for Community Services, The Hon Mary Wooldridge MP, to raise awareness of youth mental health and alcohol and other drugs related issues.
This is an opportunity for members of the Caulfield community to have your say and to provide advice and feedback to the Victorian Government on the key issues affecting our community. Parents and teenagers welcome.Representatives of various service providers including Headspace Southern Melbourne will also be in attendance to talk about support that is available to assist families.
Date: Monday, 22 April 2013
Venue: Caulfield Park Pavillion, enter via Balaclava Road, Caulfield North.
RSVP: Alexander Baranikow, 9527 3866 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee and Chat
Come and visit me when I’m in your area soon.
Join me for a coffee and catch up at one of our great local cafés soon. This is a great opportunity to let me know what you’re thinking and provide feedback.
My upcoming Coffee and Chat sessions are:
Goathouse Café Roastery TODAY
10am – 11:00am
I will be having a ‘Coffee and Chat’ in your area very soon. If you have any issues or concerns you would like to raise with me or if you would like to say hello, please drop by at one of these great local cafes.
Goathouse Café Roastery
10am – 11:00am