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Dr Sally Cockburn at Committee for Portland Breakfast - - 20/11/2012

Known in the media as Dr Feelgood, Sally Cockburn is Australia's leading health communicator. She is a GP with over 25 years experience as a medical practioner and over 18 years as a TV and radio presenter. Sally was the guest speaker at the recent Committee for Portland Breakfast on November 15.







Press Release Committee for Portland AGM 2012 - - 12/10/2012

Attendees at the Committee for Portland’s Annual General Meeting this year will be treated to an evening of inspiration which shouldn’t be missed. Ron Barassi is regarded by many as the greatest AFL coach in the history of the game; he is also an ambassador for Legacy, DASSI and Bluearth.

The evening will be a night of celebrations for the Committee for Portland as they reflect on their achievements of 2012. Executive Officer Anita Rank said she was proud of the Committee’s achievements over the last twelve months and excited about the future developments for the coming year.



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Ron Barassi Guest Speaker at Committee for Portland AGM - - 4/10/2012

Ron Barassi is instantly recognised as an outstandingly successful Australian Football Player and Coach, and as one of the top motivators in the country.

Don't miss the chance to listen to this inspirational man speak!
October 25, 2012. 6pm. Richmond Henty Blue Room.



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FREE Community Forum "Developing Creative Community Spaces" - - 31/08/2012

Presented by Prof. Paul Carter, Chair in Creative Place Research, Deakin University.
Wed Sept 5, Julia St Arts Company, 12 - 2pm
Free Light luncheon





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Jason McCartney Guest Speaker at Members Dinner - - 16/08/2012

Jason McCartney became the hero of the horrific Bali Bombings; the embodiment of the Australian 'never say die' attitude.

Despite suffering second degree burns to over 50% of his body, he believed others to be in more pain that him and set about helping those around him, rescuing two sisters in the process. He then gave up his seat on the plane to a fellow bombing victim. Upon returning home, he was almost unrecognizable to his parents, and the injuries to his body turned out to be more severe than he thought. He spent the following week in a coma with the last rites being administered to him.

However, through resolute determination, he survived and made it to his wedding on time. After months of rehabilitation, Jason McCartney took to the football field for one last time with the numbers 88/202 stitched on his Guernsey (to commemorate the 80 Australians, and 202 people killed in the Bali Bombings). He was instrumental in a 3 point win for the Kangaroos over the Richmond Tigers. After the game, he announced his retirement, as the horrific injuries and rehabilitation had taken their toll on his body.

Following his retirement, Jason McCartney wrote a book titled 'After Bali'; an account of his harrowing ordeal. He is occasionally boundary rider for the Channel Nine coverage of the AFL and has become an popular motivational speaker in Australia



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Committee appoints Community Members - - 13/08/2012

Committee for Portland Executive Officer, Anita Rank said “Community members have the opportunity to shape the Portland of the future by joining forces with other corporate leaders who have corporate social responsibility agendas and have a tangible stake in making a positive contribution to shaping Portland.”



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Olympic Gold Medallist Guest Speaker at Free Community Breakfast - - 2/07/2012

Olympic Taekwondo Gold Medallist, Lauren Burns is Guest Speaker at Committee for Portland Free Community Breakfast. Thursday July 19, 2012. Richmond Henty



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Committee for Portland calls for Community Members - - 25/06/2012

The Committee for Portland is seeking members of the Portland community who have a vested interest in Portland’s future and who are interested in the long-term sustainability of Portland to become a Community Member of the Committee for Portland.



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Members Dinner Thursday June 21, 2012 - - 21/05/2012

Members Dinner
Exclusive evening with Brett Jarrett (one of Australia's leading artists in marine mammals and marine birds)
at the Performing Arts Centre
Thursday June 21
6pm












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Regional Living Expo Melbourne - - 1/05/2012

Committee for Portland attends Regional Living Expo in Melbourne



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