State Committee is proud to announce the appointment of our new Executive Officer, Janene Blanchfield Brown.
Janene comes to us with an extensive and successful history in fundraising / philanthropy including major roles with the Lost Dog’s Home, the new Monash Children’s Hospital, Monash Health and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation to name a few.
She is absolutely passionate about children’s health, particularly in country / rural areas and we can see very exciting times for the Club throughout Victoria under her guidance. Janene will be commencing with the Club on Monday 13 August and she is looking forward to meeting with all our members, volunteers, Branches and Groups over the coming weeks.
With only 3 weeks to go till the 2018 AFL Final Series begins, we’re all still willing our favourite teams to be there. However the most important question is “which team’s poster will be up for sale when the siren sounds at the end of the AFL Grand Final?”
Come join the excitement on the 29th & 30th September, as all proceeds from the poster sales will go towards our beloved Royal Children’s Hospital.
Sign up here.
Story of the week
We all have heard of the three musketeers, but have you heard of our 3 AMAZING ladies? The following photo tells a story.
Read about it at https://ubcvic.org.au/3-amazing-ladies/
If you have any stories to share, feel free to get in contact with us, we’d love to hear from you!
The annual general meetings within our branches and groups are filtering in and it is open to all to attend. It’s a great way to know more about the Club and find out what each branches and groups have been up to and what is planned for the upcoming months. For a list of upcoming AGMs, check out https://ubcvic.org.au/annual-general-meetings/
Do check on this page occasionally as it will be updated with further details as we receive them.
A well deserved honour
We offer a huge congratulations to Emoke Bakacs, who deservedly was awarded the Medal of the Order Australia (OAM) on the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Emoke made the Queen’s Birthday Honours list having been the Deputy Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal for over 28 years. She also has been a valued ambassador of UBC, which was acknowledged by the awarding of Life Membership in 2016.
Given her tireless work over the years raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital, this award is well deserved by Emoke.
Congratulations Emoke, we are so happy for you!
Volunteer Val Peacock has been with Uncle Bobs Club for about 43 years, and over those years, she and her late husband Len also involved the rest of the Peacock clan to volunteer with UBC in support of children’s health.
With 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren (ages between 3 – 64) in tow, this amazing family estimated they have raised tens of thousands, if not $100,000.00 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Val started with UBC when she was living in Dandenong. When she made the move to Carisbrook 10 years later, she continued for another 14 years. Another move to Drouin where she has been for the last 19 years, her volunteer efforts continues. Despite her youthful age of 85, Val declares “I’ll keep going as long as I can.”
The group currently consists of 3 active members. Val Peacock herself, Hazel Hadley and her son Wayne Peacock, who travels up from up Dandenong to assist with all fundraising activities they are running.
Val’s most enjoyable moment was when she was volunteering in Dandenong and working with Shirley Endey and Brian Daly. Good times…..