Tuesday 28th September via ZOOM
Jolyon & Rosemarie Edwards manage The Cleaning Shop in High Street, Kew. They stock an extensive range of cleaning products and supplies that ensure THE Cleaning Shop is THE place for all your domestic and commercial cleaning needs.
Visitors are welcome to attend, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brad Spicer – Horse Racing
Tue 26th Oct
Brad Spicer is the Managing Director of Spicer Thoroughbreds. A plumber by trade, Brad had always been fascinated by the thoroughbred but knew that a career transition would take careful planning and dedication. Before making the leap, Brad spent countless mornings at track work in the Flemington trainer’s tower working alongside Leon Corstens, former right-hand man of the iconic trainer Bart Cummings. He spent eight years working alongside legendary yearling buyer George Smith at yearling sales and soaked up as much information as he could, honing his eye and refining his own selection criteria. Since 2005, Brad’s reputation as a yearling buyer has grown each season thanks to Group 1 winners Starspangledbanner, an international champion sprinter and successful stallion, 1000 Guineas winner Commanding Jewel, Derby winner Zabeelionaire, Mackinnon Stakes winner Awesome Rock, and 2018 Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut, as well as countless Group and Listed performers and metropolitan winners. Today, Spicer Thoroughbreds has transformed from yearling syndicator to a full-service bloodstock management business, overseeing the portfolios of private clients locally and internationally with more than 50 horses under management both on the track and in the breeding barn. With significant international links, the business has an exceptional record of recruiting international talent with Group 1 winner Kings Will Dream an example of the quality that Brad and his team have sourced for clients. “When I started this business, I wanted to create a team mentality for our staff and our clients, and I can proudly say we’ve done that. We strive for elite results and we work with great people, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy racing,” Brad Spicer.
- Kate Thwaites – Enough is Enough
Tue 19th Oct
Kate Thwaites, in conjunction with Jenny Macklin, is the author of Enough is Enough. Kate was elected the Member for Jagajaga at the 2019 federal election. Kate is a former ABC TV and Radio news reporter and has held senior roles at Oxfam and in the Victorian Public Service. She worked for Jenny Macklin to help deliver important Labor reforms, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Paid Parental Leave. Kate is also working to tackle the other serious challenges that face our country: rising social inequality, constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples, and fixing the National Disability Insurance Scheme. "What is it about the culture and structure of Parliament House that has allowed sexual violence and harassment to flourish? As women, we believe in the power of politics to do good, and as feminists we recognise that politics is about power: getting it, holding onto it, and using it to improve citizens’ lives. Women wielding power in Parliament House, women fighting for equality and an end to discrimination across our country, have made their mark and they have caused change. But the underlying problem of men’s attitudes towards women, of men believing it is their right to assault or harass women, remains. For this to change, men will have to give up some of the harmful ways in which they use power—in the parliament and in our community. We are calling for actions to have consequences, and for an end to a culture of political impunity. We want to seize this moment to do the unfinished work—to make sure that women are not just in the room, but that they are safe there. We say enough is enough."
- Brian Hall – Why I am More Excited about Rotary
Tue 12th Oct
Brian is zooming to us from the USA ( about 5 am his time). He was the World President’s representative at our District Conference in Warrnambool. His presentations at our Conference were very well received. Brian is a member of the Rotary Club of Covington, LA. He has served his club in many positions and has also served District 6840 as Membership Chair, District Trainer, Paul Harris Society Chair, and Annual Fund Co-Chair. He served as District 6840 Governor in the 2014-2015 Rotary year. Brian was active with the Host Organizing Committee of the 2011 Rotary International Convention, where he served as the chair of the Technology Committee, and as a member the RI Promotions Committee for the 2019 Honolulu convention. He is going to address us on “Why I am more excited about Rotary than ever”. It is based on a recent presentation he gave to a Rotary Convention. Visitors are welcome to attend, just send an email to email@example.com