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A word from the CEO

Our annual general meeting was held on Wednesday 21 October and I would like to congratulate the team and thank attendees for making the night a wonderful success. We formally acknowledged our volunteer’s lengths of service.  We also admitted two new honorary life members, Jeanette Suhr OAM and Irene Harrington for their many years of support and contributions to our organisation.

Dr Christine Durham gave an inspiring presentation on her experiences living with a brain injury following road trauma. Despite terrible adversity, Christine has created a fulfilling and meaningful life through support, enormous courage and determination. Thank you Christine for sharing your experiences with us.

Our 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available to view on our website, we thank all our contributors to the report this year.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events.
 
Cameron Sinclair
CEO
We would like to warmly invite you to our 15th annual Time for Remembering ceremony at 12 noon on Sunday 15 November 2015.

Time for Remembering is held on the third Sunday in November to coincide with United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is an occasion for Victorians to come together to commemorate the lives of loved ones lost and injured on our roads, give thanks for those who survived and pay tribute to all who work tirelessly to reduce the road toll. 

The ceremony is at Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne. You are welcome to bring a small framed photo of your loved one or other symbol of remembrance.

We invite you to share this invitation with your family and friends. We hope that you can join us.

Please call 1300 367 797 or email office.manager@rtssv.org.au to RSVP.

Appeal for wheels

Inspirational Jess Hofto, a volunteer with Road Trauma Support Services Victoria, was so moved by volunteer speaker, Michael Perkins story when she was helping put together our booklet for our 21st birthday that she decided to fundraise to help him.


Michael needs a car - help get him back on the road and back into the community! If every one of our coffee-drinking fans donated the price of one cup this week we would have enough funding to reach our goal to buy a car for Michael. You can donate here.

Michael's story was featured in the Berwick Leader.

We are turning 21 this month! Help us acknowledge our achievements and celebrate all who have worked with us to conquer our challenges and contribute to our successes on Friday 27 November 2015. Celebratory speeches will be given, along with a presentation of RTSSV through the ages and light refreshments provided from 5pm.

Please call 1300 367 797 or email office.manager@rtssv.org.au to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

What’s been happening in the North West Metro Region

Over the last couple of months, North West Metro Regional Coordinator Karen Robinson and her team have had a very busy time and an amazing job has been carried out by all.

The regional team were involved with a number of Road Safety Forums including the Community Motorcycle Rider’s Expo for Melton/Werribee at Tabcorp Park and the Community Road Safety Forum at Caroline Springs.

Karen Robinson presented two sessions about road safety and trauma to 120 students at Strathmore Secondary College and also at Ave Maria Secondary College.

Facilitator Gillian Scaduto and Karen Robinson as a volunteer speaker delivered a presentation at the Road Policing Investigators Course at the Police Academy, Glen Waverley about the importance of self-care and how to go about maintaining a good sense of well-being.

In addition, numerous TV and newspaper interviews were done by different members of the North West Metro team over recent months to help keep the road safety message alive. Well done team!
Shine a Light on Road Safety is a campaign to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma. #shinealightonroadsafety

After the extremely successful 2015 campaign, we are excited to continue our Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign in 2016. We would love you for to get involved, here's how:

1. Turn on your headlights
On Friday 6 May 2016 turn on your headlights to demonstrate commitment to road safety.

2. Walk with us
On Sunday 15 May 2016 we invite you to join us for a community walk at Jells Park, Mount Waverley, Melbourne. Bring your family and friends for a short walk by the lake and afterwards stay for a BBQ and entertainment. Entry: $15 individual, $20 family. 

3. Support our work
Ask family and friends to sponsor you to Shine a Light on Road Safety at the community walk – it’s a great way to share our message and support our work. 

To register or make a donation call please 1300 367 797 or visit www.rtssv.org.au

We hope to see a record number of attendees at next year's event and encourage you to share our campaign with your family and friends so we can Shine a Light on Road Safety together!

Support our work

Government funding covers less than half of our costs and we rely on the kindness and generosity of the community to continue our work.
 
A big thank you to JCI Eastern who shared the BBQ with us at Bunnings, Nunawading on Saturday 24 October. Together we raised over $2000.
 
On Saturday 5 December the Friends in Felt will be at the Warrandyte market from 8am till noon. The have beautiful silk and wool scarves and other craft items for sale. Their work is stunning. Please drop by to say hello and support them.
 

Get involved

All donations no matter how big or small make a huge difference.

Please call us on 1300 367 797 or email fiona_elliott@rtssv.org.au to discuss how you can get involved and raise some much needed funds to support our work.
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