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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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2014 Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree

On Tuesday 16 December Josh presented donations from the 2014 Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree to Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn. Now in its third year, the Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree appeal has raised in excess of $10,000 in cash as well as gifts for residents of Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn and Kew. Many of the residents suffer from long term mental illness and are marginalised from society. This year's appeal raised thousands of dollars as well as lots of Christmas food and new items of clothing including shorts and shirts. The generosity of the Kooyong community continues to make a real difference to the lives of Servants residents. Josh is pictured at the presentation of this year’s donations with Tony Wells from the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Jessica Gretton, wife of the late President of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Terry Gretton, Amanda Donohoe, Operations Manager of Servants, residents Juan and Barry, Matt Maudlin, CEO of Servants, Mark Hislop, Manager of Servants Hawthorn and Adrian Ranson, President of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn.

Kooyong Community News Summer 2014/15

As the end of the year draws to a close Josh has just released the Kooyong Community Newsletter which details a number of exciting community events and activities that have taken place in Kooyong during this year. Residents will receive a copy of Josh’s newsletter and a 2014 calendar in letterboxes.  You can also click here to read this issue of the Kooyong Community Newsletter.

Guide Dogs Morning Tea

On December 11, Josh was delighted to attend the Guide Dogs Victoria Christmas morning tea where he met with members of the Guide Dogs Victoria team who were on hand to discuss their rewarding work breeding and raising guide dogs for those in our community who are vision impaired. Guide Dogs Victoria's breeding kennels are currently undergoing an upgrade following a $2 million grant from the federal government. Josh is pictured at the morning tea with CEO, Karen Hayes and members of her team.

Sacred Heart Primary Graduation Mass

On December 16, Josh addressed the Graduation Mass at Sacred Heart Primary School. Josh was introduced by Mrs Julie David, the School Principal, and Father Michael Kalka, addressed the school community, and presented the award to Rachel Klioris. Rachel has been a terrific leader throughout the year, and has been described as consistently reliable, confident and a great source of support to her teachers and peers. Josh is pictured here speaking to the school students and families, and with Mrs David and Rachel after the Mass.

The Kooyong Student Prize Presentation Ceremony

On December 15, Josh presented The Kooyong Student Prize to a group of high-achieving and community minded students at a ceremony held at the MCC Kew Sports Club in Kew. In front of over 200 guests including winning students, their families, and their school principals, recipients were called up to the stage and presented with a medal, lapel pin, certificate and a perpetual plaque to be prominently displayed at each school.

With over 50 schools and more than 30,000 students, Kooyong is one of the most significant academic and educational hubs in Australia. We are privileged to have some of our nation’s greatest government and non-government schools. We are also fortunate to have a vibrant local community and it is appropriate to acknowledge those students who go above-and-beyond and whose example is an inspiration to others.

Two students from each school receive the award each year. All students are nominated by their school principals the Prize is awarded to students who display excellence in academic and extra-curricular pursuits, leadership amongst their peers, a strong commitment to upholding the school’s values and strengthening the community at large.

Josh is pictured here at the presentation night with students and families.


Visit to Carmelite Monastery Kew

On December 15, Josh visited Reverend Mother Marie Ellen Quinn and the sisters at the Carmelite Monastery in Kew. Josh's visits to the monastery are very special and this was no exception. Josh enjoyed a very interesting discussion about national and world affairs with the very well read sisters and then showed them pictures of his beautiful daughter, Gemma. The Carmelite sisters go quietly and selflessly about their work helping those in need in the local community and it is an honour that the monastery is situated in the Kooyong electorate. Josh is pictured outside the beautiful nativity grotto with the Carmelite sisters.

Presentation to Belmore School

On December 15, Josh was pleased to join Clark Kirby, the COO of Village Roadshow, and Karen Overall, the Principal of Belmore School, to present movie tickets to the school’s inspirational staff and students. Belmore is a specialist school in Balwyn, offering a special learning program for students with a disability. When Josh visted the school earlier in the year, a group of students were out seeing a movie at Village Cinemas in Doncaster. Karen explained that the students loved the experience of going to the cinema as a special treat, and Josh wrote to Village Roadshow to see if they would be able to help Belmore’s students go to the movies more often. Clark generously donated 100 movie tickets on behalf of Village Roadshow. Josh is pictured here with Clark, Karen and students at Belmore’s end of year awards morning.

Kooyong Student Prize presentation at St Bridget's Primary

On December 15, Josh visited St Bridget’s Primary School in Greythorn to present the Kooyong Student Prize to two of St Bridget’s students. Josh presented the Prize to Nicholas Manganaro and Emma de Petro who have both shown leadership amongst their peers, and a strong commitment to the school community. Josh is pictured here at St Bridget’s with Mr Paul Dwyer, Principal at St Bridget’s, Nicholas and Emma, and their families.

Hawthorn Community Chest Annual BBQ

On 13 December Josh donned an apron and joined members of the Hawthorn Community Chest for their annual fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Hawthorn. Hawthorn Community Chest is a wonderful local organisation comprising of local residents and business people who are committed to helping to make a difference in our local community by helping those in need. Josh is always delighted to assist with this annual event and is pictured here with members of Hawthorn Community Chest.

Visit to Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

On December 12, Josh visited the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew. The Centre is part of Austin Health and provides intensive rehabilitation programs to people with disabilities. Josh is pictured here Joanne Moorfoot, Austin Health's Clinical Services Director, Mark Flanders, an inpatient in Royal Talbot's spinal injuries wing and an inspirational character, Jennifer Hancock, Royal Talbot's Director of Nursing, and Dr Brendan Murphy, the CEO of Austin Health.


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