HCC 2019 Christmas Baubles

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) is delighted to release its two 2019 digital Christmas baubles for 2019. As an organisation or an individual please consider buying a HCC Christmas bauble to show your support for those families and people in Boroondara who are in crisis. HCC is an independent, registered charity which has been around for 60 years, working with care providers and other charities to try to ensure residents in Boroondara have somewhere to turn when they are most in need.

By buying a Christmas bauble:

• 100% of your donation goes to those in need.
• 100% of your donation goes to those locally, in the Boroondara community.
• Your donation is fully tax deductible.

As digital, downloadable images, these baubles can be shared with your clients, employees, friends and family by printing them onto labels to stick into your Christmas cards, hanging them on your Christmas tree or in your business, or posting to your Facebook, Instagram or website – you choose.

Two baubles are available for purchase:

HCC Christmas Bauble (Blue Bauble)*

For a $100 one-off donation you can assist HCC in trying to ensure families and those in need in our Boroondara community don’t fall between the cracks this Christmas.

HCC Premium Christmas Bauble (Gold Bauble)*

For those organisations and individuals that can commit to ongoing support, we would like to invite you to become part of HCC’s Business Supporter Program. At less than $20 a week or $1,000 annually as well as receiving HCC’s Premium Christmas bauble, you will receive updates detailing the grants we make each month, the activities we are undertaking and invitations to our functions, both business related and social.

To buy a bauble, donate here.

To find out more about HCC’s Christmas Baubles or for other information please contact:

Tina Probert
HCC Business Supporter Program Manager
Hawthorn Community Chest
T: 0404 690 869
E: admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

*Our special thanks to Toni Prime, a local mum and graphics specialist for designing HCC’s Christmas Baubles.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

Hawthorn Community Chest: Evolving with Change

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) held its Annual General Meeting on 7 September 2019. It has been a year of evolution for the charity, according to President Andrew Tait, who said that “HCC’s 60th year has been one of ongoing change as the needs of our local community have continued to change also. It has been a year of growth, innovation, team work and positive outcomes for our community.”

In his report, the President noted the key highlights for HCC’s year.

Grants Programs

In addition to its existing grants programs, HCC has piloted an Education Project. Working with Camcare and Boroondara Community Outreach, HCC supported four local, secondary-school children who are living in necessitous circumstances. These “scholarships” cover all their school-based costs for the year, including books, uniforms, MYKI cards, camps and tutors.

HCC has also begun an investigation into Mental Health. As a serious issue in our community, the Committee is looking at how HCC can play a leading role in this area.

Changes to the Committee

The 2019 year has brought some changes to the Committee with long-term member, Caroline Touzeau resigning, however we have been lucky to welcome five new people to the Committee: Dean Ardern, David Bonnett, Claudia Haegar, Chris Kendall and Tricia Maclean. The Committee elected Chris Kendall as a Vice-President, replacing Sarah Curtis. The Committee now consists of the following local volunteers:

President: Andrew Tait
Vice-Presidents: Chris Kendall, Jo Rush
Treasurer: Dean Ardern
Public Officer: Lisa Fletcher
Committee Members: Sandra Blackburn, David Bonnett, Sarah Curtis, David Gorton, Claudia Haeger, Tricia Maclean, Tony McHarg, Jane Nathan, Terry Pacini, Kia Sadler.

HCC Staffing Model

Reflecting the growth of our Business Supporter Program, our Executive Manager, Tina Probert, has been appointed as HCC’s Business Supporter Program Manager, to allow her to focus exclusively on this vital area. We are delighted to welcome Melanie Callander as HCC’s Office Manager. Mel has a background in marketing and social media.

Life Governors

The title of Life Governor was awarded to Andrew Gill, a former HCC Committee member (and a former Vice-President); David Gorton, Committee Member (and a former Treasurer); and Sarah Curtis, Committee Member (and a former Vice-President and President). This award recognises the outstanding contribution these individuals have made to HCC. Andrew, David and Sarah join a distinguished line of HCC’s Life Governors which include current Committee Members Jane Nathan and Terry Pacini.

Events

HCC has continued its fundraising program, with a Bunnings BBQ in December 2018, a very successful Trivia Night in May 2019 and a mail-out in June. The President’s Cocktail Party, held in March at the home of Roger and Leslie Gillespie OAM, officially launched our Business Supporter Program. At this event we recognised the significant voluntary contribution made by Toni Prime to HCC, Deepdene Primary School and the local community by awarding Toni with the Jane Nathan Award 2019.

Finally, in celebration of 60 years of supporting our local community, we held a plaque unveiling ceremony with our Patron, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP. Our plaque is placed on a foundation stone located in the front grounds of the Hawthorn Community Precinct.

Federal Government Community Grant

With the assistance of our Patron, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP HCC was able to secure a community grant. This is the first time that HCC, in its 60-year history, has received any federal government assistance. This one-off grant will be received over the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years to support the growth of HCC’s Grant programs to assist HCC in continuing to meet the evolving needs of the community and individuals in necessitous circumstances.

Thank You

The President closed his report by thanking the HCC supporters.

“HCC would be unable to do its work without the help of its generous community. I especially thank HCC Patrons, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Mrs Lesley Gillespie OAM and Mr John Pesutto, who provide counsel and support whenever needed.

“I would also like to acknowledge the wonderful care agencies and charities we work alongside and our network of Business Supporters, individual donors, Philanthropic Supporters and organizations that have donated so generously throughout the year,” he said.

 

-3210365632164267480HCC’s AGM – 7 September 2019

Back row: Dean Ardern, Jane Nathan (Life Governor), Andrew Gill (Life Governor), Claudia Haeger, Kia Sadler, David Gorton (Life Governor), Chris Kendall.
Middle row: Tony McHarg, Lisa Fletcher, Andrew Tait, Tricia Maclean, Jo Rush.
Front row: Richard Jones (Life Governor), Terry Pacini, Andrew Fisher (Independent Reviewer), David Bonnett.
Absent: Committee Members Sandra Blackburn and Sarah Curtis (Life Governor).

 

For further information call 0499 400 043 or email admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

HCC is an independent, registered charity that works either directly with recipients, with care providers or charities to ensure that people in Boroondara have somewhere to turn when they are most in need. HCC was established in 1958 and over the past 60 years it has worked to make life easier for thousands of local people and families.

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National Volunteer Week – 20th to 26th May 2019

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It’s National Volunteer Week – 20th to 26th May!  National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration which acknowledges the generous contribution of our 6 million formal volunteers in Australia; 3.3 million of whom support charities, and who spend over 700 million hours volunteering every year.  This year’s theme is “Making a world of difference”.

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) was established by a voluntary committee in 1958 and 61 years on our committee continues to be staffed wholly by volunteers from across our local community: Andrew Tait, Sarah Curtis, Jo Rush, Dean Ardern, Lisa Fletcher, David Gorton, Jane Nathan, Terry Pacini, Tony McHarg, Kia Sadler, Sandy Blackburn, Tricia Maclean, Chris Kendall, David Bonnett and Claudia Haeger.  All of our volunteer committee have busy careers and families and can only volunteer with HCC due to the support of their spouses and partners.  Our three Patrons: the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Mrs Lesley Gillespie OAM and Mr John Pesutto are also volunteers, and generously provide their time, advice and support to assist HCC in helping those in need in our local community.

Members of HCC's Committee attending a workshop with Patron the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP.

Members of HCC’s Committee with Patron the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP.

The University of Sydney has identified seven surprising benefits from volunteering:

  • Open the door to life satisfaction: satisfaction with life is at least partially dependent on living a life with purpose and meaning and volunteering provides both of these things in spades.
  • You’ll feel happier: people who “give” – either money or their time – have been reported to be happier and healthier than those that don’t.
  • Volunteering also keeps you in a positive mood and can help lift you out of a negative mood.
  • It will make you feel healthier: helping others is also related to improved physical health, including weight control, lower blood pressure and relief from depression and chronic pain.
  • You’ll get a “helpers high”: helping others triggers the reward pathway in your brain known as the mesolimbic system. It releases “feel good” neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and vasopressin.
  • Feel a sense of belonging: volunteering is a great way to promote strong social networks. This is because of what’s called “prosocial behaviour”, which means that what we are doing benefits other people – helping, sharing, donating and volunteering.
  • You can catch feel-good emotions: when two people catch ‘emotional contagion’ they match up emotionally. If a person is feeling positive and enjoying the process of giving, then this spreads across to other people nearby who become significantly more likely to give as well.
  • Embrace your passions: to get the full benefits of volunteering, the trick is to get involved in something you’re passionate about.

So go, get out there and find something you’re passionate about and feel better knowing that you’ve helped others.

If you are interested in volunteering with HCC we’d love to hear from you!  Please email your details through to admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

#NVW2019

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HCC’s Trivia Night proves a huge success

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) held its most successful Trivia night to-date at the Glenferrie Primary School, Hawthorn on Friday 3rd May 2019.  Raising a staggering $15,000, it was attended by a capacity crowd of 240 local residents who set aside their time and political preferences to support those in real need in our Boroondara community.

The Trivia Night was attended by HCC’s three Patrons – The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Mrs Lesley Gillespie OAM with Mr Roger Gillespie OAM and Mr John Pesutto.  Also in attendance were the state member for Hawthorn, Mr John Kennedy MP with his wife Dianne Lane; the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp with the Lord Mayor Regent, Andrew Sutherland; the HCC Committee and HCC’s loyal donors, business sponsors and local supporters.

HCC’s President Andrew Tait commented “Our Trivia Night is a keenly awaited event and has evolved over the years into our signature fundraising event.  It was a fantastic evening, with everyone having a lot of fun and raising funds for our local community.”

“We are very grateful to the Principal of Glenferrie Primary School, Sue O’Sullivan for the use of the School Hall; to Treasury Wine Estates and First Choice Liquor for their contributions; to Cricket Australia, Hawthorn Football Club, PTPfit and Thinktank Social for the auction items; to the Regimental Condiment Company for the Trivia Prize; and, to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP for the gift of a raffle hamper. We are also very grateful to Scott Patterson of Kay & Burton who conducted the auction and had people bidding competitively to raise much needed funds.”

“So far this year, HCC has approved nearly forty grants to local residents for items across a range of areas including urgent medical care, school-based items, bills and household necessities.  The grants we make are varied according to what people need.  They are not large, but they are life-changing. We know they make a difference.  We are so grateful to our local community for uniting at our Trivia Night to support HCC’s work.”

 

HCC’s Triva Night proved a huge success thanks to the unity of local community supporters.

HCC’s Triva Night proved a huge success thanks to the unity of local community supporters.

 

Locals unite to raise funds for Boroondara’s less fortunate.

Locals unite to raise funds for
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For further information call 0499 400 043 or email admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

 

HCC Patron the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Federal Member for Kooyong, Treasurer of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party with HCC President Andrew Tait.

HCC Patron the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP with HCC President Andrew Tait.

HCC President Andrew Tait with HCC Patron Mr John Pesutto.

HCC President Andrew Tait with HCC Patron Mr John Pesutto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp in between the Lord Mayor Regent, Andrew Sutherland and HCC President Andrew Tait.

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp in between the Lord Mayor Regent, Andrew Sutherland and HCC President Andrew Tait.

HCC Committee Members Dean Ardern and David Gorton.

HCC Committee Members Dean Ardern and David Gorton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winner of the HCC Jane Nathan Community Award for 2018 announced

HCC is delighted to announce that the recipient of our Jane Nathan Award for 2018 is Toni Prime of Toni Prime Design.

Andrew Tait, President of HCC presented the award at the HCC President’s Cocktail Party held on Wednesday 6 March 2019.  Toni was also congratulated by HCC’s Patron the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in his electorate office in Camberwell.

Commenting on the win, Andrew said, “Toni was awarded the HCC Jane Nathan Community Award for 2018 for her pro bono work with community groups including HCC, Deepdene Primary School and local families.

“As a volunteer-based Committee, HCC has relied on Toni’s graphic design skills, which she has so generously provided to us at no cost over the past two years. Toni designed our 2017 and 2018 Christmas fund-raising baubles, she undertook extensive work on our 60th anniversary Brilliant Ball and she designed the logo for our ‘Love Your Local Charity’ campaign.

“In making our decision, the Comittee was delighted to receive written references from Deepdene Primary school and other families and groups Toni has assisted.  Toni has selflessly spent hours using her skills in the service of others, which is what this award is all about,” he said.

“HCC is also aware that Toni’s daughter Brae, a student at Deepdene Primary School designed scrunchies and is selling them to raise funds for our charity,” Andrew added.

The HCC Jane Nathan Award recognises and rewards the exceptional contribution to the Boroondara community made by an individual or organisation. It aims to identify, encourage and promote community spirit and provides an opportunity to congratulate people or organisations on their achievements in providing services to the community.

The winner of the Award will have shown great leadership in their pursuit to assist others, demonstrated significant achievements which have benefited the local community and shown dedication to helping others and display a strong community spirit.

The Award is named in honour of Jane Nathan, past President, Life Governor and current Committee Member (celebrating her 31st year on Committee) of Hawthorn Community Chest, and former Mayor of Hawthorn in recognition of her achievements and ongoing contribution to the local community.

For further information call 0499 400 043 or email admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

HCC’s President Andrew Tait presenting the Jane Nathan Award to Toni Prime.

Toni Prime with Jane Nathan. The Jane Nathan Award is named in Jane's honour, past President of Hawthorn Community Chest and former Mayor of Hawthorn in recognition of her achievements and ongoing contribution to the local community.

Toni Prime with Jane Nathan. The award is named in Jane’s honour, past President of HCC and former Mayor of Hawthorn in recognition of her achievements and ongoing contribution to the local community.

HCC’s Patron the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP with the recipient of the 2018 HCC Jane Nathan Award Toni Prime – Toni Prime Design and HCC President Andrew Tait.

HCC’s Patron the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP with the recipient of the 2018 HCC Jane Nathan Award Toni Prime – Toni Prime Design and HCC’s President Andrew Tait.

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Business Supporters connect with their local community

HCC formally launched its Business Supporter Program (BSP) at its President’s Cocktail Party on Wednesday 6 March 2019.  The event – attended by over 50 prominent local business people – was hosted at the stunning Hawthorn home of HCC’s Patron, Lesley Gillespie OAM and her husband Roger Gillespie OAM.

The BSP launch provided an opportunity for the HCC Committee to thank the businesses that are already part of the BSP, and to showcase the work HCC is doing in our community.

The BSP is a key strategic fundraising initiative for HCC. In discussing the launch, Andrew Tait, President of HCC said, “It helps support the funding of necessitous or emergency grants to our local community and has provided an opportunity for HCC to develop and extend its programs,” he said.

“Over the past few years, HCC has seen a significant increase in grant applications relating to education needs. Thanks to the support of the BSP, HCC was able to launch an Education Pilot earlier this year. The Pilot is currently providing financial assistance to four high-school aged children. The funding enables these children to access school essentials such as school books, MYKI cards and attend school camps – and importantly, provides security for the family in knowing that most school-based needs are covered for the year.

“Our hope is to extend the Pilot in 2020 to other local children who need a hand up. Our aim is to eventually commit to supporting them throughout their entire, secondary schooling, not just for one year. The BSP has provided us with security of income, which allows us to provide security of education to these families in need,” Andrew said.

Members of the BSP receive updates detailing the grants HCC makes each month, and the activities HCC is undertaking. Members also receive invitations to all of HCC’s functions, both business related and social, and be given first access to any sponsorship or branding opportunities.

Last year HCC held its successful 60th Anniversary Brilliant Ball, and our next fundraiser is a Trivia Night booked for 3 May 2019.

To join HCC’s BSP or for further information call 0499 400 043 or email admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

Roger Gillespie OAM and Lesley Gillespie OAM generously opened up their home to host the HCC Presidents Cocktail party.

Roger Gillespie OAM and Lesley Gillespie OAM generously opened up their home to host HCC President’s Cocktail party.

A fabulous launch with the BSP; thanks to Aldo Galante representing GormanKelly and Vin Sammartino - Hacer Group, our newest BSP member with Committee Members Tricia Lee Maclean and Jo Rush.

A fabulous launch with the BSP.  BSP members Aldo Galante of GormanKelly and Vin Sammartino of Hacer Group, with Committee Members Tricia Maclean and Jo Rush.

Siblings and BSP members - Jacqui Bendall of Surrey Travel and Scott Patterson of Kay & Burton Hawthorn.

Siblings and BSP members – Jacqui Bendall of Surrey Travel and Scott Patterson of Kay & Burton Hawthorn.

HCC's Patron Lesley Gillespie OAM mingling with our BSP John Papadimitriou Westpac Camberwell and Shannon O'Doherty Westpac Regional GM for North East.

HCC’s Patron Lesley Gillespie OAM mingling with our BSP John Papadimitriou of Westpac Camberwell and Shannon O’Doherty, Westpac Regional GM for North East.

 Hawthorn Community Chest Page Liked · March 8 · Edited · President of Rotary Club of Hawthorn Ian Bentley with President of HCC Andrew Tait.

President of Rotary Club of Hawthorn Ian Bentley with President of HCC Andrew Tait.

Thank you to all our guests. BSP Alex Planinsek Case Meallin & Associates with Committee Member Chris Kendall and Ian and Emma Pratt.

Thank you to all our guests. BSP Alex Planinsek of Case Meallin with Committee Member Chris Kendall and Emma and Ian Pratt.

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HCC 2018 Christmas Baubles

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) is delighted to release its digital Christmas baubles for 2018. As an organisation or an individual please consider buying a HCC Christmas bauble to show your support for those families and people in Boroondara who are in crisis. HCC is an independent, registered charity which has been around for 60 years, working with care providers and other charities to try to ensure residents in Boroondara have somewhere to turn when they are most in need.

By buying a Christmas bauble:

• 100% of your donation goes to those in need.
• 100% of your donation goes to those locally, in the Boroondara community.
• Your donation is fully tax deductible.

As digital, downloadable images, these baubles can be shared with your clients, employees, friends and family by printing them onto labels to stick into your Christmas cards, hanging them on your Christmas tree or in your business, or posting to your Facebook, Instagram or website – you choose.

Two baubles are available for purchase:

HCC Christmas Bauble (Blue Bauble)*

For a $100 one-off donation you can assist HCC in trying to ensure families and those in need in our Boroondara community don’t fall between the cracks this Christmas. You will receive a digital downloadable image as set out below.
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HCC Premium Christmas Bauble (Gold Bauble)*

For those organisations and individuals that can commit to ongoing support, we would like to invite you to become part of HCC’s Business Supporter Program. At less than $20 a week or $1,000 annually as well as receiving HCC’s Premium Christmas bauble below, you will receive updates detailing the grants we make each month, the activities we are undertaking and invitations to our functions, both business related and social.

Gold sample

To buy a bauble, donate here.

To find out more about HCC’s Christmas Baubles or for other information please contact:

Tina Probert
Executive Manager
Hawthorn Community Chest
T: 0499 400 043
E: admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

*Our special thanks to Toni Prime, a local mum and graphics specialist for designing HCC’s Christmas Baubles.

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HCC’s 60th Anniversary Plaque Unveiling

On Wednesday 31 October 2018, Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) and guests celebrated the unveiling of a plaque commemorating HCC’s 60th anniversary.  The plaque is situated in the gardens of the Hawthorn Community Precinct, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn.

We were delighted to have the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, the Treasurer of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Member for Kooyong in his capacity as Patron officiating, and joining 13 year old Charlotte Gillon, whose family have a long history with HCC, unveiling the plaque.

Also in attendance was another of HCC’s Patron’s, John Pesutto, Member for Hawthorn and Shadow Attorney General, HCC President Andrew Tait and HCC Committee members, including Life Governors, Jane Nathan and Terry Pacini, who have been on the Committee for 30 and 25 years respectively.  Other Life Governors in attendance were Angela Rodd and Ken McNamara.  Representatives from the local care organisations with whom HCC works, those who have had an historical connection to the charity, and members of HCC’s newest initiative – the HCC Business Supporter Program also attended.

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Above: Charlotte Gillon and the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP unveiling HCC’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Plaque.

 

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Above: HCC Committee Member and Life Governor Terry Pacini, John Pesutto MP, HCC Committee Member and Life Governor Jane Nathan, Sam Coffa AM JP, HCC President Andrew Tait, and the Hon Josh Frydenberg.

 

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Above: HCC Committee Members with Charlotte Gillon and HCC Patrons – John Pesutto MP and the Hon Josh Frydenberg.

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Westpac Tin Can Shaker Appeal – November 2018

For the month of November and in the lead up to Christmas, all of Westpac’s branches in Boroondara will be carrying a HCC tin can shaker to raise money for those most in need in Boroondara. If you’re passing by please make a donation and say hi to the wonderful branch managers that have agreed to help us: John – Camberwell, Lokesh – Kew, Peter – Hawthorn, Claira – Greythorn, Melissa – Balwyn, Troy – Ashburton. Thanks Westpac Bank!

Westpac Branch Managers

Pictured from left to right: Lokesh Shah – Westpac Kew, Peter Papanikolaou – Westpac Hawthorn, Shannon O’Doherty – Regional Manager and John Papadimitriou – Westpac Camberwell

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Official Opening of Belmore School’s Renovated Hydrotherapy Pool

On 23 September 2018 HCC’s President Andrew Tait and Committee members Jane Nathan and Kia Sadler attended the Official Opening of Belmore School’s renovated Hydrotherapy Pool.

Funding for the pool renovation was made possible by Hawthorn Community Chest, Flourish ladies, and The Hon. Josh Frydenberg’s office .  The works were completed by Paul’s Pools.

Our Committee members were invited to attend the final school Assembly for term 3 and our President, Andrew Tait, was asked to officially open the pool by cutting the ribbon. This was a casual and fun affair before the students departed for home.

Inspecting the newly renovated pool to pre-renovation site inspections and photos when assessing the grant request, we were thrilled to see the repair and renovation work on the pool looks excellent. We watched a collage of photos of students enjoying the pool and the joy, happiness and relaxation evident on their faces reinforced to HCC the importance of the pool, not just for the medical benefits but for the moment it provides many of the students to be unrestricted and to float freely.

It is such a pleasure for Hawthorn Community Chest to be able to assist a school like Belmore and see how the funds we raise make a real difference to the lives and development of their students.

CommitteeatpoolFrom Left to Right: Jane Nathan (HCC), Rodney (Paul’s Pools), Paul (Paul’s Pools), Kia Sadler (HCC), Andrew Tait (HCC) and Julie Nicholson (Belmore School) at the Official Opening of Belmore School’s Renovated Hydrotherapy Pool.

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Belmore School’s Newly Renovated Hydrotherapy School.

 

 

 

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HCC’s New Committee

On 9 August 2018 HCC held its Annual General Meeting.  It’s President for the past 2 years Sarah Curtis stepped down and Andrew Tait, who has been on the Committee for 9 years and has served as Vice-President and Treasurer, was elected as the new President.

Andrew acknowledged the work of the past President saying:

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah for her leadership, passion and drive as President and I look forward to working alongside her for many more years in her new position as Vice-President.”

The 2018 AGM marked milestones for two Committee members:

  • Caroline Touzeau who has been on the Committee for 10 years.  Caroline has been instrumental in making all events ‘beautiful’ with her styling talents, and other contributions including her connections.
  • Jane Nathan who has been on the Committee for 30 years, including a time as President.  Jane illustrates unflagging care for our community, providing guidance to ensure the continued success of HCC.

Three new members were elected to the Committee.

  • Dean Ardern – Treasurer (joined 2018)
    Having grown up in a small country town, Dean appreciates how community-based support groups can make a difference to their communities. He also appreciates how targeted financial assistance can make a direct and positive impact on the lives of people in need. Dean lives in Hawthorn with his partner, two children and two dogs. Employed by a mid-tier chartered accounting firm, Dean works with a number of NFPs to assist them in meeting their reporting obligations. Dean expressed interest in supporting HCC events and further discussion led to Dean joining HCC’s Committee as its Treasurer at HCC’s August 2018 AGM.
  • Chris Kendall – Committee Member (joined 2018)
    Chris is a Boorondara resident, married, with three children who attend the local primary school. He is a co-founder of a renewable energy company with expertise in treasury management and infrastructure investment. Chris hopes to strengthen the Boorondara community by helping those in need. He joined the Committee at the August 2018 AGM.
  • Tricia Maclean – Committee Member (joined 2018)
    With fond memories of attending a Boroondara high school and a long term resident raising three young children in Surrey Hills, Tricia is passionate about giving back to the community, and supporting a vibrant not for profit sector. A financial and investment professional, Tricia sits on the social and fundraising Committee at her children’s kindergarten as well as other community and philanthropic Committees. Tricia was inducted to the Committee at the August 2018 AGM.

The HCC Committee now stands as 14 committed volunteers with a range of business skills, experience and networks.

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Above: HCC’s Committee at its 2018 AGM

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Hawthorn Voices Of A Generation

HCC’s President Sarah Curtis is thrilled to be on the Panel of #hawthornvoicesofageneration.  Presented by John Pesutto, MP Member for Hawthorn, the project is aimed at encouraging young people in the electorate of Hawthorn to speak publicly on a topic relevant to the future of our community and nation.

The final will be held on Friday 3 August 2018 at 9.30am at the Theatrette BA 403 Business and Arts Building at Swinburne University of Technology.

Click here to read full details.

Please direct all queries to : Office of John Pesutto MP

325 Camberwell Road Camberwell Vic 3124

03 98824088 / john.pesutto@parliament.vic.gov.au

www.johnpesutto.com.au 2018 Hawthorn Voices Poster

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Brilliant Ball A Brilliant Success!

15 June 2018

BRILLIANT BALL A BRILLIANT SUCCESS!

Hawthorn Community Chest’s 2018 Brilliant Ball drew a large crowd of local people to celebrate the 60th birthday of Boroondara’s most-loved charity.  Held on Saturday 2 June at Leonda, guests included the patrons of Hawthorn Community Chest, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, John Pesutto MP and Mrs Lesley Gillespie OAM.

Addressing the capacity audience of nearly 400 people, HCC’s President, Sarah Curtis said, “We wanted to mark our 60th Birthday with an event – not only because it’s a celebration of our longevity, but as a reminder to you all that the work we do is still relevant and still needed.”

The Ball was HCC’s major fundraiser for the year and raised just under $80,000.  Corporate support came from Bakers Delight, Bunnings, Case Meallin, Hanes, HFH Auto Group and Kay & Burton, with all the table flowers donated by Glenferrie Road florist, Panache.

The evening was directed by Master of Ceremonies, Sue Smethurst, a Hawthorn local, and featured a pledge auction conducted by Kay & Burton’s Scott Patterson and Sam Wilkinson.

“Our Ball has been so successful thanks to the involvement of our local community.  Local traders, local companies and local families have donated for the raffle and on-line Gala Bid auction through to the lighting, graphic design, signage and audio displays.  We love our local businesses, and we are enormously grateful to each and every one of them who supported our Brilliant Ball,” Sarah said.

“Importantly, all the money we raised on the night will go towards funding the grant applications we receive each month, and that we as a Committee approve.  This money will allow us to continue supporting those in most need in our Boroondara community through funding necessitous items that many people could not otherwise afford,” she said.

Hawthorn Community Chest is run by a volunteer committee of eleven people, including former Mayor of Hawthorn, Jane Nathan.  Longstanding committee member, Terry Pacini, has been involved for over 25 years.

For further information:  Tina Probert 0499 400 043

HCC is an independent, registered charity that works either directly with recipients, with care providers or with other charities to ensure that people in Boroondara have somewhere to turn when they are most in need. HCC was established in 1958 and over the past 60 years it has worked to make life easier for thousands of local people and families.

Click here for a printable version/PDF.

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Hawthorn Community Chest ‘Brilliant Ball’

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Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) is turning 60 years young this year. To celebrate, HCC will be hosting a ‘Brilliant Ball’ on Saturday 2 June 2018. To be held at Leonda in Hawthorn, the glamorous Brilliant Ball will bring together 400 local people and businesses to recognise not only what HCC has achieved in the past, but also to raise money to ensure its work continues.

The original ‘Chest’ was established back in 1958, when many residents of Hawthorn were struggling through the post-war years. Its charter has since expanded to look after people throughout Boroondara. Despite the area’s general affluent nature, there are still pockets of extreme poverty, which is compounded by sickness, family breakdwn, mental illness and unemployment.

Eight percent of Boroondara’s households have an income of less than $300 per week, which is well below the Australian poverty line, and one in five Boroondara residents has a disability. With this level of need, HCC’s role remains as relevant today as it was in 1958.

However, HCC’s President, Sarah Curtis, acknowledges that the charity has needed to evolve with the changing times and nature of the Boroondara area.

“Many local residents will have fond memories of our annual tin-shake, and many have attended our functions. While we hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year supported largely by our friendship networks, we have recognised that to support the growing demand for our services, we need to extend our reach into the business community,” she said.

“Hawthorn, Camberwell and Kew have become thriving business hubs, and we’ve seen an opportunity to connect with local business. Fortunately for us, many who work in Boroondara also want to help those most in need here, and we have had great support for our Business Supporter Program,” she added.

Despite her extensive and varied work within the community, even Sarah admits that there is nothing quite like a gala Ball to showcase HCC’s achievements, and to celebrate the generosity of local residents and businesses.

“We have been thrilled at the response to our Ball, with many local businesses including Bakers Delight and Bunnings committing to tables already,” Sarah said.

“HCC’s legacy has been to provide relief to those living locally who are in necessitous circumstance. Support which, in many cases, is life changing. With your help, HCC hopes to continue its work in Boroondara for the next 60 years.”

For details regarding the Brilliant Ball, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities please contact Hawthorn Community Chest’s Executive Manager, Tina Probert, on 0499 400 043 or email admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

For a printable version of this statement click here.

*Our special thanks to Toni Prime, a local mum and graphics specialist for designing HCC’s 60th Anniversary logo.

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HCC Christmas Baubles – Buy a Bauble to Show You Care

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) is pleased to announce it is launching two baubles for Christmas 2017. As an organisation or an individual we ask you to consider buying one of HCC’s Christmas baubles to show your support for those families and people in Boroondara who are in crisis. HCC is an independent, registered charity which has been around for almost 60 years, working with care providers and other charities to try to ensure residents in Boroondara have somewhere to turn when they are most in need.

By buying a Christmas bauble:

• 100% of your donation goes to those in need.
• 100% of your donation goes to those locally, in the Boroondara community.
• Your donation is fully tax deductible.

As digital, downloadable images, these baubles can be shared with your clients, employees, friends and family by printing them onto labels to stick into your Christmas cards, hanging them on your Christmas tree or in your business, or posting to your Facebook, Instagram or website – you choose.

Two baubles are available for purchase:

HCC Christmas Bauble (Blue Bauble)*

For a $100 one-off donation you can assist HCC in trying to ensure families and those in need in our Boroondara community don’t fall between the cracks this Christmas. You will receive a digital downloadable image as set out below.

HCC Sample Blue Bauble

HCC Premium Christmas Bauble (Gold Bauble)*

For those organisations and individuals that can commit to ongoing support, we would like to invite you to become part of HCC’s Business Supporter Program. At $1,000 annually ($83.33 per month) as well as receiving HCC’s Premium Christmas bauble below, you will receive updates detailing the grants we make each month, the activities we are undertaking and invitations to our functions, both business related and social.

HCC Sample Gold Premium Bauble

To buy a bauble, donate here.

For a printable version of this statement click here.

To find out more about HCC’s Christmas Baubles or for other information please contact:

Tina Probert
Executive Manager
Hawthorn Community Chest
T: 0499 400 043
E: admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org

*Our special thanks to Toni Prime, a local mum and graphics specialist for designing HCC’s Christmas Baubles.

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Member for Parliament , John Pesutto – Hawthorn Community Chest

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8 October 2017
Members Statement

Mr Pesutto (Hawthorn) (09:48:53) — As members in this place know, one of the most rewarding contributions we can make is to charities providing essential support to the disadvantaged in our community. One of the local charities I am very proud to be a patron of is Hawthorn Community Chest, which has been around since 1958, working with care providers and other local charities to try to ensure that families and people in need in Boroondara do not fall between the cracks.

Hawthorn Community Chest was established to help those within Boroondara. Many of these people have experienced family breakdown, unemployment, poverty, sickness or mental health issues. In all cases their needs are above and beyond the financial assistance they receive through government agencies. Hawthorn Community Chest mostly receives requests for help through local care providers such as Camcare, a fantastic local organisation based in Camberwell; Uniting Care or Boroondara outreach services.

Last week I was extremely pleased to meet with the president of Hawthorn Community Chest, Sarah Curtis, and Hawthorn Community Chest’s new executive manager, Tina Probert.

Tina started her position only recently, and we are all excited about the contribution she will make.

I am particularly pleased to announce that Hawthorn Community Chest has recently launched a business supporter program which asks the leaders of businesses in our local community to take a stand for those in need in Boroondara through annual donations or support of $1000 or more. Donations only go to those people in need. I congratulate Hawthorn Community Chest on its great work, as Boroondara has many households that have an income of less than $300 a week, with communities greatly in need.

 

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Annual General Meeting

The 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for HCC was held on Thursday 31 August 2017. Of the 14 members of the Management Committee, 12 were in attendance.

Presentations on HCC’s performance were made by President, Sarah Curtis, Treasurer, David Gorton and Acting Executive Officer, Jo Rush.

The results of the AGM items on the agenda were as follows:

  • Minutes of the last AGM held on 1 September 2016 were approved and adopted.
  • HCC’s Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2017 was received and adopted.
  • Officers and Management Committee were elected.

HCC Responsible Person Details

After serving 8 years on HCC’s Committee, with 6 years as President, Richard Jones has decided to retire from the Committee.

Current President, Sarah Curtis thanked Richard for his hard work, dedication and commitment to HCC, stating “Thank you to past President Richard Jones, who after 6 years in the role, allowed me the good fortune of stepping into a solid base with a passionate committee and a calendar of regular and successful fundraising events. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for all his hard work, dedication and commitment to HCC.”

Richard was declared a Life Governor of Hawthorn Community Chest.

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Appointment of an Executive Manager

Sarah Curtis, President of HCC announced today the appointment of a new Executive Manager to oversee the day-to-day running of this organisation and work with the Committee to further extend its reach within the wider Boroondara community.

“Tina comes from a strong business development background having worked across both marketing and sales management. She is ideally placed to grow HCC’s Business Supporter Program, an area we are very excited about developing,” said Sarah. Originally from country Victoria, this mother of two is a resident of Kew and enjoyed growing up in a close knit community; one she wishes for her own children. Becoming more active in the local school arena more recently, she is now excited about further developing her ties to the local community through HCC.

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Hawthorn Community Chest joins Rotary Hawthorn for the Leader’s Changeover Dinner

HCC’s Andrew Tait joined incoming Hawthorn Rotary President Katrina Flynn, outgoing President Meredith Hayes and District 9800 Governor Neville John at the Rotary Hawthorn Leader’s Changeover Dinner held at Greenacres Golf Club on Thursday 29th June, 2017. The Dinner was well attended by over 60 Rotary leaders and Club members, community partners and dignatories including the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Federal Member for Kooyong, Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy and Patron of Hawthorn Community Chest and Phillip Healey, Mayor of Boroondara.
HCC has had a relationship with Rotary for over 60 years. We congratulate Katrina Flinn on becoming Hawthorn RC President 2017-18 and we look forward to working with Katrina and her leadership team to help those in need in our local community.
Photo: L to R: Phillip Healey, Andrew Tait, Katrina Flinn, Meredith
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Councillor Coral Ross – awarded Hawthorn Community Chest Jane Nathan Community Award

1 June 2017: The Committee of Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) is delighted to announce that the 2017 recipient of its Hawthorn Community Chest Jane Nathan Community Award is Cr Coral Ross, three times Mayor of Boroondara and great community contributor.

In making the presentation, HCC President Sarah Curtis commended Cr Ross for the personal support she has given the Chest over numerous years.

“Coral has always been a great advocate for HCC. Throughout her involvement she has attended many of our functions – from Gala Balls to Glenferrie Road Festival stalls. She has often spoken publicly, and with enormous sincerity and enthusiasm, about the role we play in strengthening our local community.

“She truly understands the level of need in Boroondara and is a wonderful advocate for those who try to make a difference. She is a deserving recipient of the Hawthorn Community Chest Jane Nathan Community Award, and I am delighted to finally be able to recognise her for long-term contribution”, Ms Curtis said.

Cr Ross is the President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, and was just awarded a life membership of this prestigious body.

The Hawthorn Community Chest Jane Nathan Community Award is intended to recognise and reward the exceptional contribution to the Boroondara community made by an individual or organisation. It aims to identify, encourage and promote community spirit and provides an opportunity to congratulate people or organisations on their achievements in providing services to the community.

The winner of the Award will have shown great leadership in their pursuit to assist others, demonstrated significant achievements which have benefited the local community and shown dedication to helping others and display a strong community spirit.

The Award is named in honour of Jane Nathan, past President of Hawthorn Community Chest and former Mayor of Hawthorn in recognition of her achievements and ongoing contribution to the local community.IMG_6039

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Recruiting for an Executive Manager

Executive Manager, Hawthorn Community Chest

Location: Hawthorn

  • Charitable Organisation
  • Business Development focus
  • Fundraising

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) has been supporting those in need in Boroondara for nearly 60 years. A registered charity, HCC is run by a volunteer committee, all of whom live locally and are committed to making local lives better. We provide money by way of grants in the areas of health, education and welfare – grants that make a real difference to the lives of those we help who have often exhausted all other areas of support.

We are looking for an Executive Manager to take over the day-to-day running of the organization, with a focus on business development. Reporting to the President, the role is a part-time position (16 hours per week) for a twelve-month initial contract, and requires the successful candidate to work across all areas of our business, supported by the Committee. In order of priority, the role would involve:

  • building our Business Supporter Program and our Local Supporter Program;
  • maintaining and developing relationships with the local support service providers;
  • engaging with the local community, including maintaining relationships with local stakeholders;
  • running our office administration, including maintaining our extensive database, preparing for monthly board meetings, maintaining our web site and social media presence, developing brochures and other administrative tasks;
  • supporting fundraising events as needed.

The successful candidate will be well supported by the Committee who have a range of skills across marketing, public relations, copywriting, accounting, legal, HR and financial services. Specifically, we are looking for someone who:

  • may come from a business development or sales background but who is sympathetic to the sensitivities of our local supporters;
  • is self-motivated but can take direction, from not only the President, but also from time to time, the other Committee members;
  • is highly organised and demonstrates real attention to detail;
  • is articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • can work independently on a day-to-day basis, but thrive in the team environment of our meetings and committee interactions;
  • can demonstrate compassion for those in need.

If you are interested in this position, please email your application to admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org by 5pm on Friday 23 June 2017. For more information on this position please call 0499 400 043 or visit our website at www.hawthorncommunitychest.org.

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HCC’s annual Trivia Night is on!

HCC welcomes you to the 2017 Trivia Night, held at Glenferrie Primary School on Friday 16th June. A fun filled Trivia evening and DJ, raising much needed funds for individuals and organisations in our community.

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BYO food, cash bar on the night. Please ensure you book your table using TryBooking:

https://www.trybooking.com/258427

 

If you have any questions please contact our EO, Tine Donaldson on 0499 400 043.

 

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HCC is supporting e.motion21 – so can you!

e.motion21 Guinness World Records™ attempt

e.motion21 is set to attempt a new Guinness World Records title on World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2017 for the most number of people drumming on swiss balls simultaneously. More than 300 students, community members and sporting celebrities will take part!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Time: 1:30pm Location: Genazzano FCJ College, 301 Cotham Rd, Kew

The attempt is part of the Moverthon campaign being run by e.motion21 to raise awareness and funds to enhance the lives of people with Down syndrome. A 21-day fitness challenge in the lead up to the record attempt will also be held where participants set their own fitness challenge to complete between 1-21 March.

e.motion21 CEO Karina Posanzini said: “People with Down syndrome are often shut out from society and unable to access sport or fitness activities because they do not cater to people of all abilities. We believe everyone should be able to experience the benefits of health, wellbeing and inclusion through participation in fitness and sporting programs.”

Australia has an estimated 13,000 people with Down syndrome and seven million globally. People with Down syndrome are one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Australia, and are more at risk of developing medical conditions such as type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity than the general population. While an active lifestyle is key to reducing these diseases, people with Down syndrome unfortunately face significant barriers to services that many members of the community take for granted, such as recreation.

e.motion21 is determined to enhance the lives of people with Down syndrome and change perceptions about them within society through dance, fitness and performance, and Moverthon will help them to achieve that.

“Moverthon participants will have fun, get fit and feel good while helping others do the same,” Ms Posanzini said.

100% of money raised through Moverthon will allow e.motion21 to help more young Australians with Down syndrome experience health, fitness and belonging through their specialised dance and fitness programs. Participants can enter individually, or are encouraged to gather their family and friends to enter as a team.

To register, simply search for ‘Moverthon’ at everydayhero.com.au.

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HCC Movie Night Fundraiser – coming soon

HCC_Movie Invite_A4_FAHCC welcomes you to a Movie Night Fundraiser Wednesday 22nd March 6.30pm for a 7.15pm screening at Lido Cinema, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. 

We will be hosting a private screening of Hidden Figures, the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Tickets are $35 for private screening, drinks on arrival, nibbles and a lolly bag. Plus chance to win a lucky seat prize.

Please join us on the night by booking on  https://www.trybooking.com/258431

 

 

 

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Welcome Mr John Pesutto MP, State Member for Hawthorn

Mr John Pesutto MP, State Member for Hawthorn and Shadow Attorney General recently accepted the invitation to become the latest Patron of HCC.

In his own words, “I was deeply honored when I read your letter inviting me to become a HCC Patron. I have been so impressed with HCC and all that it undertakes on behalf of our local community. More than that, I always have great fun at HCC events and fundraising activities.

John has been a keen supporter of HCC for a long time and we are delighted to have him on board. Welcome John!

HCC's newest Patron Mr John Pesutto MP (left) with Patron Lesley Gillespie (second right), husband Roger, President Sarah Curtis, committee member Jane Nathan and EO Tine Donaldson.

HCC’s newest Patron Mr John Pesutto MP (left) with Patron Lesley Gillespie (second right), husband Roger, President Sarah Curtis, committee member Jane Nathan and EO Tine Donaldson.

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A beautiful evening together at Carols at Carrical

A wonderful evening hosting the traditional Carols at Carrical with Servants Community Housing, Sing Australia and Rotary North Balwyn. Local member for Hawthorn, John Pesutto MP, joined in the singing. Again we were sponsored by Glenferrie Gourmet Meats who provided sausages and Bank of Melbourne who provided water for the event. Thank you for your ongoing support.

For now, all of HCC Management Committee with EO Tine Donaldson would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2017.

A warm welcome by residents of Carrical House

A warm welcome by residents of Carrical House

 

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Another successful Bunnings BBQ

The annual BBQ fundraiser at Bunnings took place Sunday the 11th and saw all HCC Committee Members and families do a great job, cooking around 1,000 sausages kindly donated from Josh and his team at Glenferrie Gourmet Meats and the bread donated by Baker’s Delight on Glenferrie Road.  We manage to raise around $2,200 which HCC will distribute to individuals facing tremendous need in our local community.

Our newest Patron, Lesley Gillespie from Baker’s Delight came and cooked with us, and so did John Pesutto MP member for Hawthorn. Thank you for your wonderful support through out the year.

HCC Patron Lesley Gillespie and John Pesutto MP joined HCC Committee members Richard and Lisa with families.

HCC Patron Lesley Gillespie and John Pesutto MP joined HCC Committee members Richard and Lisa with families.

 

 

 

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Carols at Carrical, this Sunday the 11th, starting at 7.30pm

Thank you to GormanKelly Hawthorn and Jellis Craig Boroondara Group,  who helped us with the billboards you see around Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell. Also a warm thank you to all who let us put the boards up on their property.

Carols at Carrical board outside CamCare

Carols at Carrical board outside CamCare

 

 

 

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Join HCC and Servants for a night of Carols at Carrical, Dec 11th

carols-invite-v1-page-001Join HCC and Servants at the beautiful Carrical House in Hawthorn for a night of carols by Sing Australia. The evening kicks off at 7.30pm. After the carols we will welcome the band Eucalyptus for some evening entertainment, Rotary North Balwyn will provide the sausage sizzle and there will be soft drinks available for purchase. Bring your picnic chairs and rugs for a magical evening. Welcome!

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HCC joining in the Camberwell Rotary 60th Celebrations.

It was a night to remember when several Rotarians and local community leaders joined Camberwell RC to celebrate their 60th anniversary at Hawthorn Town Hall recently. HCC’s EO Tine Donaldson joined Hawthorn RC President Meredith Hays and Camberwell President Nick Pane at the celebrations.

HCC EO Tine Donaldson with Nick Pane, Meredith Hays and husband Geoff.

HCC EO Tine Donaldson with Nick Pane, Meredith Hays and husband Geoff.

During the night it was announced that another of HCC’s close partners, Servant Community Housing with its CEO Matt Maudlin is to receive significant funding of $100,000 from the 8 Rotary Clubs in Boroondara, for Servants new venture, a Women’s Community House. This is an amazing project that has been in the pipeline for quite some time, and HCC’s would like to take this opportunity in congratulating Matt, all residents and staff at Servants on securing funding for the Women’s Community House.  During the festivities of  the night, it was announced that Rotary got the naming rights for the new property and it will be called the Les Brown Rotary House. HCC Management Committee wishes to congratulate Matt and all at Servants on this very happy news.

Matt Maudlin CEO Servants Community House, Hawthorn

Matt Maudlin CEO Servants Community House, Hawthorn

 

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Thank you for supporting HCC’s Band and Burger Night!

HCC’s Band and Burger Night took place Friday the 21st October at Glenferrie Primary School Hall. We had the pleasure of welcoming our New Patron, Lesley Gillespie of Baker’s Delight and husband Roger, as well as our loyal supporter, Mr John Pesutto.

Mr John Pesutto MP, Roger Gillespie, Jane Nathan, President Sarah Curtis, Patron Lesley Gillespie, EO Tine Donaldson

Mr John Pesutto MP, Roger Gillespie, Jane Nathan, President Sarah Curtis, Patron Lesley Gillespie, EO Tine Donaldson

Happy and helpful Committee Members.

Andrew T, David G and Andrew G worked hard to set up the bar for the night.

Andrew T, David G and Andrew G worked hard to set up the bar for the night.

It was a well attended event, Crawdaddy’s Entertained, food was provided by Grill’d of Camberwell and wine by Treasury Wines. We would also like to thank our raffle sponsors: Poloman, Glenferrie Gourmet Meats, Blood Orange, Talking Beauty and The Joy Solution.

Matt and Brad and their team from Grill'd Camberwell.

Matt and Brad and their team from Grill’d Camberwell.

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HCC has a new Patron and a new President

The Committee of HCC is delighted that Lesley Gillespie CEO of Baker’s Delightful has accepted the role as Patron of HCC. In her own words, “I admire the work of HCC; it is local, it is simple and it is effective.” Her association with Hawthorn, where the first Baker’s Delight opened on Glenferrie Road in 1980, goes back a long way, she has lived in Hawthorn since 1983 and her children went to local schools.  Lesley is also the Chair of the Business School Advisory Board at Swinburne University.

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Lesley and husband Roger at Baker’s Delight

HCC has also recently announced the appointment of Sarah Curtis as its new President, replacing Richard Jones who has held the position for 4 years.

Sarah has been on the committee for 5 years and brings a wealth of business and local knowledge to the Committee. Supporting her as Vice Presidents are Andrew Gill and Jo Rush, along with a committee of 12 people, all raising funds for those that “fall through the cracks” within Hawthorn and the wider Boroondara area.

President: Sarah Curtis, Vice President: Jo Rush and Andrew Gill, Treasurer: David Gorton, Public Officer: Lisa Fletcher, Committee Members: Richard Jones, Terry Pacini, Jane Nathan, Andrew Tait, Caroline Touzeau, Lisa Fletcher, Jo Rush, Lisa Winneke, Tony McHarg. Executive Officer: Tine Donaldson.

President: Sarah Curtis (center), Vice President: Jo Rush and Andrew Gill, Treasurer: David Gorton, Public Officer: Lisa Fletcher, Committee Members: Richard Jones, Terry Pacini, Jane Nathan, Andrew Tait, Caroline Touzeau, Lisa Fletcher, Jo Rush, Lisa Winneke, Tony McHarg. Executive Officer: Tine Donaldson.

 

 

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HCC 2015/16 AGM

Our 2015/16 AGM was held on Sep 1st and was a joyful event. Jemma Marsh from Grant Thornton joined us as Independent Reviewer. Richard Jones, President,  thanked all the Management Committee for their outstanding contribution over the past 12 months. A special thank you to our outgoing Public Officer, Terry Pacini, for his enthusiasm and wonderful contribution to the Chest over many years.

Richard Jones, delivering the Presidents Report

Richard Jones, delivering the Presidents Report

This year Richard stepped down as President, handing over to our new President, Sarah Curtis. Sarah has been a member of HCC since 2011.

President: Sarah Curtis, Vice President: Jo Rush and Andrew Gill, Treasurer: David Gorton, Public Officer: Lisa Fletcher, Committee Members: Richard Jones, Terry Pacini, Jane Nathan, Andrew Tait, Caroline Touzeau, Lisa Fletcher, Jo Rush, Lisa Winneke, Tony McHarg. Executive Officer: Tine Donaldson.

President: Sarah Curtis, Vice President: Jo Rush and Andrew Gill, Treasurer: David Gorton, Public Officer: Lisa Fletcher, Committee Members: Richard Jones, Terry Pacini, Jane Nathan, Andrew Tait, Caroline Touzeau, Lisa Fletcher, Jo Rush, Lisa Winneke, Tony McHarg.                                          Executive Officer: Tine Donaldson

 

 

The Annual Report is available on request, contact our EO on 0499 400 043 if you wish to be sent a copy.

 

 

 

HCC support Servants Community Housing in Run Melbourne

HCC's Lisa Fletcher

HCC’s Lisa Fletcher 

HCC’s Lisa Fletcher finished the half marathon on a cold and wet July morning, raising funds for and supporting the Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn.

Well done Lisa and all the participants in Run Melbourne for this great cause! We look forward to continue building our relationship with Servants and the wonderful CEO Matt Maudlin.

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Giant Steps School for autistic children in Kew receives HCC grant

Giant Steps Melbourne, officially opened 20th May, but have been running since 1st Feb 2016. The school is a leading educational center for children and youth with autism and currently have eleven students on their Kew campus. HCC is proud to support Giant Steps, it’s principal Trish Karedis and all the staff. Recently Giant Steps received $3,000 from HCC towards funding of iPads to better support the children in their trans-disciplinary education.

Giant Steps Principal Trish Karedis, Caroline Touzeau of HCC and Tine Donaldson, EO HCC

Giant Steps Principal Trish Karedis, Caroline Touzeau of HCC and Tine Donaldson, EO HCC

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HCC AGM

The Annual General Meeting for 2015/16 will be held on Thursday 1st September at 7pm. Meeting room 1, Hawthorn Community Hub. 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn.

RSVP to admin@hawthorncommunitychest.org before 29th August.

 

HCC Trivia Night 2016 was a huge success!

HCC Trivia Night was off to a flying start at it’s new venue, Glenferrie Primary School, a big thank you to Principal Sue O’Sullivan for allowing us to host over 240 guests and participants on the night. We raised over $15,000 and HCC will be distributing this to local residents who need it the most.

Thank you to our patron Josh Frydenberg MP, who is understandably busy with the election campaign but joined us for a while along with John Pesutto, local member for Hawthorn, another great supporter of the Chest.

IMG_0062John Pesutto, Member for Hawthorn, Richard Jones, President, Tine Donaldson, EO, Andrew Tait, Committee Member.
IMG_0090Terry Pacini, Public Officer, Richard Jones, President, Andrew Tait, Committee Member, Tine Donaldson, EO, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.

 

We would also like to mention local business, William Buck Accounting and Karen Paul, who attended the night and have been long standing supporter of HCC for many years.

Also attending did representatives from our grant recipient, Giant Steps School in Kew and the wonderful Principal Trish Karedis. Giant Steps opened in Kew in February 2016 and help educate children and families experiencing autism.

Last but not least a big thank your to all our guest, friends and loyal supporters who came and had a fabulous night. Until next time…..

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Sarah Curtis, Vice President, Andrew Tait, Committee Member

 

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Servants Community Housing is turning 30

Hawthorn Community Chest have worked closely with Matt and all his amazing staff and residents at Servants Community House for a long time including the publishing of the inspirational book “Narrative” in which the stories of the residents have been recorded.

It is an honor to be invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary! Servants

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Donation from Star Chorale

The HCC were thrilled to receive a $1200 donation from Star Chorale, a Kew based community choir dedicated to continuing and enhancing a tradition of excellence in the performance of choral music. The choir comprises, but is not limited to, former students, staff members and families of students or friends of MLC. Their next Performance is in July 2016. Details at: starchorale.org

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Carols at Carrical

It was another fantastic Christmas carols at Carrical House.  Thank you to everyone who attended to get into the Christmas spirit!

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HCC Moonlight Ball Sat 25th July 2015

The HCC held its Moonlight Ball at the Hawthorn Town Hall on Saturday 25th July 2015, proudly sponsored by the City of Boroondara.  Over 280 people attended the night with fantastic food and wine provided by Epicure, and entertainment form the Three Waiters and a jazz band. The aim of the night was to raise valuable funds for those in need in the areas of health, education and welfare.

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HCC and Rotary

Executive Officer of the Hawthorn Community Chest, Fiona Waring, was a guest at the recent Rotary Club of Hawthorn lunch at Kooyong.  The Rotary Club of Hawthorn has been supporting the HCC since the 1950s.

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