Mentors are reminded re renewing their Working With Children Check?
It can now be done online, first registering, then renewing.
Simply Google Working with Children Victoria
Simple! Big Fred and Beth did one today.
With positive feedback from Mentors at a recent General Meeting, the L2P Steering Committee has ratified a proposed online booking Calendar.
Based on the popular Google Calendars, the online Calendar will be given a three month probation period from February 2015 to May 2015. Starting on June 1st 2015 all Mentors will be working online to book their students for lessons. This will also be made easier as the Calendar can be accessed from Androids, I-phones and Tablets.
For such a diverse area as Baw Baw Shire, this will save many Mentors (and Beth) from the need to make a hasty trip down to the Police Station to find a suitable time for lessons.
It is hoped to also feature the Online Calendar on the website, but coding problems are yet to be sorted out delaying this for a while!
Last week was full of awful pressure and brought to a head the imminent threat of closure of our L2P program due to lack of funds and withdrawal of 2 major supporting businesses.
Last Tuesday, 20 Mentors attended a bawbawl2p.org website information session and were introduced to the idea of using bawbawl2p Google Calendar to check the bookings and making bookings and not having to go to the Police station to change, scrub out or add to the diary.
Alberto’s Pizzas supplied us with 8 beaut pizzas, at very short notice.
A number of Mentors put up their hands to be involved in a fundraising sub committee.
Yesterday the letter came through from The Andrews Foundation informing us of a $10,000 Grant. I had previously applied in March but not made the grade and this time round, Mentor Fred Clarke advised me of adjustments and additions needed and the Trustees accepted our application.
This evening, Mentor Peter and myself attended the BB Shire Community Grant Presentation Evening……..we were granted $3,000.
This means we’re financially safe for a while. It shows that mentor’s contributions are valued and precious and the whole community benefits from the time and expertise you all constantly give the program and the kids and now the community has acknowledged this. We need to continue to strike while the iron is hot yes?????