Speakers Bank and Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Launch Video Series on “Voices of Strength: Women Speak”

Speakers Bank and Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) embarked on a project to co-publish stories from women who experienced living with a disability. The project involved interviewing six women (five of them being speakers from Speakers Bank) about their experience and the struggles they faced and overcame. They each picked a topic among the different WWDA website’s […]

Farewell Gerard Stevenson

On behalf of annecto Speakers Bank, we wish to offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Gerard Stevenson, one of our valued speakers who died recently due to health complications. Gerard’s courage and determination was very evident and inspiring. Rather than accept the easy way out and give up when life got complicated, Gerard […]

Congratulations, Rocca! 2021 DHHS Victorian Disability Awards

Congratulations to Speakers Bank participant, Rocca Salcedo, on receiving the Minister’s award for outstanding leadership at this year’s DHHS Victorian Disability Awards! One year after arriving from Colombia to pursue her studies in International Law at Melbourne University, Rocca became paraplegic following a pedestrian accident. Now, Rocca is being recognised for her outstanding efforts in […]

VALID Conference 2021 – Talk “On Best Friends”

Every year Speakers Bank attend and present at the VALID Conference, one of the biggest conferences in Victoria for people living with a disability, including bringing together service providers and organisations that support people living with a disability. The VALID 2021 conference that was supposed to be held in June 2021 at the DEAKIN University […]

National Volunteers Week 2021 – An Online Exhibit

Hi and welcome to Speakers Bank’s online or virtual exhibit featuring some of our members who have been kind to share to us some of their thoughts, ideas, activities and words spoken or shared visually through photos and the written word. This is one of our simple ways of celebrating National Volunteer Week for 2021. […]

Placement Federation University Australia (FedUni):

We at annecto – Speakers Bank would like to thank the big group of Master of Social Work Students who completed their placement here with us. The group worked so hard to help us out and did a fantastic job at completing all assigned tasks. We’re excited to work with more students from FedUni in […]

Speakers Bank’s Rufus Uulf Wins Third Place at Inspire Awards

Speakers Bank is proud to nominate and congratulate Rufus Uulf for winning third place at the Inspire Awards, an event facilitated by Funds in Court, on behalf of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Rufus won in the category of Best Achievement in Community Volunteering. This category is sponsored  by Rotary International. The event was held on the […]

Speakers Bank’s Evan Bichara Wins 2nd Place at Inspire Awards

Speakers Bank is proud to nominate and congratulate Evan Bichara for winning second place at the Inspire Awards, an event facilitated by Funds in Court, on behalf of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Evan won in the category of Best Achievement in Community Volunteering. This category was sponsored by the Rotary International. The event was […]

Story Telling Groups and Workshops For Seniors

  AN INVITATION TO JOIN A STORY TELLING GROUP Are you an older person with a story to tell? Speakers Bank is organising a story telling group for seniors.   This is an opportunity for older people to participate in a fun activity that will develop their public speaking skills allow them to share their […]