Theme: “My Journey In Life”

Speaker: Andrew Blowers— Former New Zealand “All Black” Rugby Union Player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Blowers is a former champion rugby union player who played for Auckland Blues, Northampton Saints and Bristol.

He made the grade and played for New Zealand’s All Blacks between 1996 and 1999, playing 11 tests and 7 games.

As a former All Black, Andrew struggled with feelings of emptiness despite excelling in his career.

Andrew worked with the “National Rugby League (NRL)” 2017 Premiership Team – Melbourne Storm, as the Player Development & Cultural Advisor.

He has helped players fulfil their own dreams at the Melbourne Rebels & also the Melbourne Storm clubs.

Andrew’s fascinating story will most certainly touch the hearts of all. A great night not to be missed.

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If you’d like to donate feel free to deposit online to the Mens Support Mission Account;

Commonwealth Bank
Men’s Support Mission

BSB
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Account Number
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Theme: “Managing Trauma”

Speaker: Mark Bateman— (National Director of Rapid Response Ministries)

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Mark is the National Director of Rapid Response Ministries. Hubby to Barby, Dad to John, Tasman, Tracey & Denae.

Mark Bateman is the son of a Minister; he grew up with his family in South Australia, where his father ministered to our indigenous Australians.

He has over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, critical incident/disaster response, suicide negotiation and he founded and pastored several Churches in South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.

Mark is a Chaplain to Motorsports at Phillip Island, Sandown International Raceway, Winton, Avalon and Rolling Thunder Speedway. He is also a “Rev-Head”: Knows and loves his cars.

Mark always brings an exciting theme to us. Hopefully, you can attend and even bring a mate or two to hear Mark.

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1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food, that is. This goes towards helping others)Tuesday 14th May, 2024

If you’d like to donate feel free to deposit online to the Mens Support Mission Account;

Commonwealth Bank
Men’s Support Mission

BSB
063-765 

Account Number
1078 6889

Theme: “First Aid & CPR Information Evening

Speaker: Danny Allwood – (From—First Aid Training & Equipment— F.A.T.E.))

NOTE:  “A Certificate of Attendance”- Will Be Given At The End of the night.

 

Daniel has been involved in the First Aid industry since 1996 having started as a volunteer with St John Ambulance, moving on to opening his own First Aid business in 2003.

Daniel provides First Aid and Paramedical services to large music events across 3 states and many more smaller local events.

He also provides his services as a donation to various charities and organisations.

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Theme: “Why Music?”

Speakers: Our Music Team  

 

A great night of fun, laughs, music and giveaways. Come and enjoy!

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Theme: “Engaging People in Conversation”

Speaker: Niv Neyland  

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Niv is a retired Safety Consultant by profession. 

He is a former member of Prison Fellowship State Council; Inaugural Chair of Friends of Dismas church for prison ex-inmates; Secretary of Men’s Support Mission; A former prison inmate; and has facilitated courses in two maximum-security prisons.

 Niv has also written a book about his prison experience called “Finding Myself Inside.” The book has a strong focus on forgiveness.

Niv and his wife Heather, live happily in Sydenham Victoria. Niv “Very Sadly” is also a “VERY, VERY HAPPY” Collingwood fan!! 

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Theme: “Sacrifices We Make in Life”

Speaker: Bruce Challoner  

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Bruce has extensive background, knowledge and expertise in understanding people and knowing what makes them tick, with a national and international profile as a seminar speaker.

Bruce helps people understand one another. His counselling, over forty years, has specialised in marriage and family issues, as well as stress, grief and trauma.

He served twenty years in the Royal Australian Navy (1965-1985), completing active service in Borneo and Vietnam. He transferred to the Fleet Air Arm in 1970 as aircrew and flew in helicopters in Anti-Submarine warfare and Search and Rescue. He left the Navy in 1985 to complete counselling training in USA.

Before becoming a consultant to businesses, Bruce was director of two counselling centres, then. National Manager of Education and Training at “Focus on the Family – Australia”.

Bruce wrote many new seminar programs, and developed training packages for business and community services, including Basic Counselling Skills; How To Lead a Group; Understanding Personality; Grief Management; Handling Stress and Beating Depression.

He was a communications consultant for companies around Australia on a range of personal management issues, such as Change Management, Team Building, Customer Relationships, Mediation, Critical Incident Support, Emotional Intelligence and Personnel Communication Strategies for both management and their staff.

Bruce has two children, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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Theme: “Focus On What Matters”

Speaker: Nick Holod   

 

 

Nick is a local western suburbs man from Williamstown. He has played both footy and cricket for Williamstown and captained & coached various cricket teams in the west & north suburbs of Melbourne.
He is married to Sophie and they have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren. Nick works in the Disability Employment sector.

He is also Pastor of the Williamstown Gospel Mission Church and in Leadership at the Men’s Support Mission.

Nick has always embodied a “never give up” attitude throughout his schooling, sporting achievements and in supporting communities, including many years as a volunteer with Prison Fellowship, visiting and running programs in prison/s.

Nick has also been a Volunteer Chaplain with the VCC (Vic Council of Churches) Emergency Ministries, which is an organisation specialising in disaster response in Victoria.

Nick has a passion for helping people and getting the best out of them, and has shared his faith locally, interstate, overseas and continues to do this where and when he can.

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Theme: “In Front Of Them All”

Speaker: Bruce Kelly– Former Victorian Police Sergeant 

 

Bruce Kelly was born in a small country ‘bush nursing’ hospital in the Goulburn Valley district of Victoria, Australia.

Bruce lived his first twenty-five years on a nearby farm, where his parents looked after sheep.

The lessons Bruce learned in caring for the flock stood him in good stead for an unexpected twenty-five-year police career looking after sheep with two legs!

These skills helped in his career on the raw edge of life in attending murder scenes, suicides, domestic violence, accidents and petty crimes.

In all of this, he learned more about others, himself and God.

Come hear him share his life and more. You won’t be disappointed!

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SAUSAGE SIZZLE….. at the Williamstown Beach BBQ’s

Where:  Next to the “Rotunda In Williamstown” – The Esplanade Williamstown

Note: If it’s raining – We’ll be meeting at the back of the church – 8 Electra St Williamstown

Time: 7.00pm  (Refreshments Included)

  

 

 

 

 

Then a short “Reflection on 2023 and moving onto 2024″ – will follow)
Speaker:  Nick Holod 

Theme:  “Good To Be Back

Nick is a local western suburbs man from Williamstown. He has played both footy and cricket for Williamstown and captain & coached various cricket teams in the west & north suburbs of Melbourne.
He is married to Sophie and they have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren. Nick works in the Disability Employment sector.

He is also Pastor of the Williamstown Gospel Mission Church and in Leadership at the Men’s Support Mission.

Nick has always embodied a “never give up” attitude throughout his schooling, sporting achievements and in supporting communities, including many years a volunteer with Prison Fellowship, visiting and running programs in prison/s.

Nick has also been a Volunteer Chaplain with the VCC (Vic Council of Churches) Emergency Ministries, which is an organisation specialising in disaster response in Victoria.

Nick has a passion for helping people and getting the best out of them, and has shared his faith locally, interstate, overseas, and continues to do this where and when he can.

 

SPECIAL PICNIC LOGAN RESERVE ALTONA SATURDAY 3RD OF FEBRUARY 2024      

ALL WELCOME  BYO FOOD & DRINK (or buy local) / CHAIRS OR RUG TO SIT ON

Time:  ………11 00am

PLEASE NOTE:

In case of wet weather, we’ll meet back at the church in Williamstown 

See you there….