Article submitted by Viv Armstrong - Australian Rotary Health Champion
Clubs across the District are gearing up for 'Lift The Lid' for mental health events. Bunnings is once again fully supportive of any clubs running barbecues. I urge all clubs to help promote 'Lift the Lid' in the community in a way that is fun for your club.
I was honored to be MC at the Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong's Mental Health Forum, which was a huge success. Keynote speaker Professor Greg De Moore, a Psychiatrist from Sydney, was very generous in donating the entire sales from his books sold on the night to Australian Rotary Health (ARH).
I consider myself privileged to have spent quite some time with the Greater Dandenong members over the past few months. They are a great bunch and I am sure I speak for the members of the club, when I say Leanne Byron was the dedicated driving force behind this event. She rallied the whole club and deserves huge accolades.
The Rotary Club of Traralgon is using all funds raised from their golf day to combat youth suicide in their area. Terry Carmichael, my great friend, held a 'Lift the lid' night for Australian Rotary Health and has been quite instrumental in promoting this work in his club. I thank him and all the Traralgon members for their support.
I have been asked to speak at several clubs in the coming weeks, which is great, as I enjoy hearing any ideas that promote the valuable work ARH does for all Australians.
I am keen to promote any clubs running an event for Australian Rotary Health on our Facebook page, so please send a photo, flyer, or event date and I will send it around.