Charter president Sebastian opening the evening and welcoming everyone.. IPIP Jennifer Jones, Russell Jones and Regional Director Wayne Cameron Joined the festivities via Zoom
Charter President Sebastian handing the Club Charter Document to Incoming president Mrs Betsy Joseph and her executive team for 2021-2022
Y’s Menettes International Project for
Sports and informal education as tools of healthy lifestyle promotion among vulnerable children at Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. We are creating an outdoor sports playground with gym equipment in the grounds of the Regional Centre where orphans and poor children are cared for. It will be a very welcome community asset.
Past International President Jennifer Jones from the Adelaide Club has sent this information for all members in relation to Scams.
Recently their Club had a guest speaker Paul.
Paul is employed by the Eastwood Community Centre with funding from Be Connected and the Good Things Foundation to speak to community groups about “SCAMS”. Paul approached club member Russell at a club barbeque and made arrangements where Paul could share important information with the club members of the Y Service Club of Adelaide.
After over 40 years of having a Post Office Number the Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat has decided to cease using a PO Box as their mail collection point. This has come about due to the very few letters we receive as most communication is now by Email. This decision has also effected the Kangaroo Flat Y Service Women and Bendigo South Y Service Club.
The New address is ,
Please address your correspondence to the above clubs at the new address
Norm Tweedie Trevor Rudd and Ron Farquhar working at our screen printing project. T Shirts for local Hash House Harriers club
Y's Man Noel Hooper wins YMCA Volunteer of the year. Watch the video to see Noels achievements.
Congratulations to Noel from all members in the Australian Region
Maddie Jordan from Hobart was the winner of the 2019 IC Howard Scholarship.
Maddie is the Swim School Executive Officer at the Y’s Clarence Aquatic Centre, and has grown their swim school businesses from less than 500 to over 700 students.
She is committed to providing a safe and high quality program and shows great potential for future opportunities within the Y.
Maddie won the scholarship to fund her study with a Certificate IV Leadership Management TAFE course, to enable her to help improve her day-to-day administrative tasks, as well as furthering her skill set with practical finance skills etc., to assist with the annual budget and planning of Swim School. Maddie is on track to finish by the end of 2020.
“What the scholarship did for me was more than fund the leadership management course, I feel as though it’s set me on the right path.
I never used to enjoy study, but now I know that I can actually do it. It’s motivated me to do a Cert VI Business course or possibly a Diploma course next, which I would never have dreamed of doing before”
The Y Service Club of Adelaide recently held an “Open House” as part of the current “100-Day Membership Campaign”. The meeting was at IPIP Jennifer and Russell’s home and 25 people were able to sit inside around the tables and share fellowship. Chinese-background, club member Peter, helped to cook the barbeque with skill and those who came brought salads to share.
Nine new people joined in the fun, food and fellowship and IPIP Jennifer spoke about the joy and satisfaction of being a YMI club member and the unexpected surprises and friendships that come along the way.
This meeting was part of the 100 Day's Membership Activity
Other members too, were able to share some of their positive experiences, even when joining in their later lives. We are looking forward expectantly to what these prospective new members will be able to contribute to the life and the working of the Adelaide Club.
When regrettably, the Y Service Club of Geelong returned its Charter during 2019, the principal beneficiary was the YMCA of Geelong. The amount involved being A$35,000.
A$5000 was provided to upgrade air-conditioning in staff rooms at the Centre in Geelong while the remaining A$30,000 was used to provide staff facilities at Camp Wyuna which, in normal times, hosts numerous school and community camps throughout the year.
The Club was retired due to both the ageing and health of most of the members however, due to the long and productive association with the local YMCA, generous donations from the Clubs funds were contributed to provide essential support both at the main YMCA Centre in Geelong and the YMCA Camp Wyuna located at the coastal town of Queenscliff , some 30 kilometres from Geelong.
There were no specific staff facilities at the Camp with staff having to share with groups attending the facility. Staff now have a dedicated facility for meetings and breakouts.
These pictures show the new facility, which will be officially opened once this COVID-9 epidemic is brought under control.
Congratulations to 2019/20 recipient of the Harry M. Ballantyne Award, Mr Murray Stevens from Ballarat, Australia. The announcement was made by Immediate Past President Jennifer Jones at the International Executive Officers & International Council Meeting Installation Ceremony.
Each year, the comprehensive International Brother Club Directory is carefully assembled by its dedicated editor, Murray Stevens, who has been maintaining it since 1983.
Thank you so much and congratulations, Murray!
A most-deserving recipient of the highest honour that can be awarded to any club member.
The Australian region members are very Proud that Murray has received this award
Click on the link below to read the Past international Presidents Presentation Speech and the Citation presented to Murray
Collectively the 6 Y Service Women's Clubs have raised $18,000 for the Australian and International Community.
Of this $15,000 was raised and spent within Australia and $3,000 was sent to Y Service International for various International Projects and Programs
The Paul William Alexander Legacy initiative is a series of projects to honour the founder of Y's Men International as we approach the 100th anniversary of our Movement in 2022. Help us to develop and strengthen our organisation Towards 2022 and Beyond. Donate today as an individual or a club.