Speakers Bank Participates in Case Managers Conference, Melbourne City

Loretta Martin represented Speakers Bank as a member of a panel forum at the 2018 Community Care Case Managers Conference held at Jasper Hotel in Melbourne CBD. This conference is important for a wide range of Home Care Programs and the roll out of the NDIS. Loretta spoke from the point of view of a […]

Speakers Bank addresses GPs (General Practitioners) of the Murray City Country Coast

Speakers Bank were invited to deliver a panel presentation on disability (with additional input on the NDIS) to around 50-80 GPs undergoing medical training for the Murray City Country Coast. GPs from Ballarat, Bendigo and surrounding areas listened to the speeches of Lita Vickers, Aaron D’Altera, Kathryn Tomkins and Storm Robbins, as facilitated by Mimi […]

Speakers Bank Story Telling Workshop for Seniors Held

Due to the excellent feedback from an external audit, Speakers Bank continues to deliver story telling workshops for seniors around Metropolitan Melbourne, and in line with the Wyndham Seniors Festival. Some of this year’s recipient organisations include: Heidelberg Mental Health Group (c/o Dianne Ioannou) Mecwacare Glen Iris Chronic Pain Group, Hoppers Crossing St Vincent’s Nursing […]

Speakers Bank Join Sons of the West Program via Talks on Disability

Speakers Bank is excited to be a part of Sons of the West (SOTW) this year as some of our speakers will be giving talks around their lived experiences and challenges as persons with a disability. Peter Thomson, Brent Alford, and Evan Bichara will inspire the participants by sharing how they have overcome their personal […]

Speakers Bank in Volunteer Expo for Wyndham

Speakers Bank were recently at the Wyndham City Volunteer Expo held at the Tarneit Library. Make Lakatani, one of our long-standing volunteers delivered a speech alongside Councillor-Deputy Mayor Walter Villagonzalo who both said how important volunteers are in the community. Well done Make! It was a fruitful day for Speakers Bank hoping to attract more […]

Speakers Bank attends Social Enterprise World Forum in New Zealand

SPEAKERS BANK REPRESENT! Social Enterprise World Forum 2017, Christchurch New Zealand Another amazing opportunity came about to join the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2017 in New Zealand through a bursary fund/grant given by Social Traders Australia. Information gathered from sessions attended will assist in further developing ideas and concepts to grow Speakers Bank as […]

Speakers Bank Podcast now Launched for 2018

Speakers Bank’s Podcast — “Our Voices, Our Views” has been launched at the VALID “Having Your Say” Conference at Deakin University, in Geelong Victoria on 07 February 2018. The hosts of this podcast are Storm Robbins, Nathan Slachter and Kathryn Tomkins. The video files of the podcasts will be available via YouTube and we aim […]

SPEAKERS BANK IS FOR KIDS TOO!

  We delivered our first “team speaking” gig, and also our first gig for little kids at the One Tree Children’s Services in Altona Meadows. We were challenged to design and conceptualise a presentation that would fit the understanding and interest of our young audience. We thought we did extremely well, even as the educators […]

SPEAKERS BANK AT VOLUNTEER EXPO 2017

  Thank you Volunteer West for inviting us to participate at the recent Volunteer Expo held at the Sam Merrifield Library in Moonee Valley. It was such a wonderful afternoon interacting with expo attendees and potential volunteers. We were too busy talking to people we forgot to take some photos, but here are some that […]

SPEAKERS BANK AT MELBOURNE SENIORS EXPO 2017

SPEAKERS BANK AT MELBOURNE SENIORS EXPO 2017 We attended another Expo this year, the Melbourne Seniors Expo held at the Melbourne Town Hall. It was a good experience getting toknow this sector and what we could potentially do to work with older people.