Official Charity

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is extremely proud and excited to be the OFFICIAL CHARITY of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival for the sixth year and to be able to provide a direct benefit back to communities located along the race route.

Given continued cuts to government spending coupled with over 2.8 million visitors a year, our small communities must generate additional funding to maintain and improve health services for locals and visitors alike.

Since inception in 1999 the Health Foundation have distributed over $350,000 in grants to the local community and over $200,000 has been distributed from the Great Ocean Road Marathon/Running Festival in just 5 years. See here for full details.

Please help us by giving something back to our local communities who are supporting you at this iconic event.

Fundraise

If you’re registered to run for in any of the events of the Running Festival you can sign up with Everyday Hero to fundraise and select the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation as your Charity

Go to gorrf2019.everydayhero.com/au/get-started.

Donate

If you’d like to make a donation directly to the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation you can…

  • Make a runner’s donation when you register – go to greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au;
  • Go to everydayhero.com.au, search for ‘Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation’ and select ‘Give Now’;
  • Drop a few coins into one of our tins around town or at our marquee at the Running Festival;
  • Send a cheque made out to Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. to
    PO Box 140, Apollo Bay VIC 3233

Volunteer

If you’ve participated previously you’ll know what a tremendous job the Volunteers do…

  • Keeping the route safe by marshalling the roads
  • Providing refreshments to competitors
  • Ensuring safe and efficient transfer of your bags and
  • Importantly, helping to clean up the Great Ocean Road after the event

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation source and organise all of the volunteers from Wye River to Apollo Bay so that your Running Festival experience will be a great one.  We were thrilled with your enthusiastic comments on social media about the enthusiasm and support provided to you by our Volunteers – it was overwhelming!

If you would like to volunteer for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival and raise some funds for your local community group (Apollo Bay & District and along the GOR to Wye River) or the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation itself, please contact Pip on 0417 582 407 or email run@abhealthfoundation.org.

The Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation would like to thank the following community organisations for volunteering to assist with the 2019 Great Ocean Road Running Festival:

  • Apollo Bay CFA
  • Apollo Bay Community Garden
  • Apollo Bay P-12 College
  • Apollo Bay Preschool
  • Apollo Bay Rural Australians for Refugees
  • Apollo Bay Sailing Club
  • Apollo Bay Scouts
  • Kennett River Association
  • Otway Anglicans
  • Wye River CFA
  • Wye River SLSC

2018 ABDHF Wrap Up

The 18th Annual General Meeting of the Foundation was held on 10th November 2018 at Captains at the Bay, and 30 members and supporters attended. Members were advised that Foundation grants to local organisations for the year were $43,712. The major grant was to Ambulance Victoria – Apollo Bay branch for $15,000 for cardiac arrest survival equipment. In addition, $10,000 was donated to Otway Health as a grant toward their reorganisation of GP facilities in Apollo Bay. A further grant of $10,000 was made to the Apollo Bay Community Pool project. The Foundation is the largest single donor to this programme with a three-year commitment of $30,000. $20,000 has been paid with a further $10,000 to be paid in July this year. The Foundation has since inception, distributed over $350,000 by way of grants to the community.

The Foundation is also the principal charity for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival and $34,000 was distributed this year to local organisations who provided volunteers for the event. Distributions to the community since the Foundation became the principal charity total $202,000.

At the Annual General Meeting the following Trustees were re-elected – Ian Manton (currently Chairman), John Curry and Andrew Gardiner.

At 30 June 2018 the Foundation had assets of nearly $1.2 million including ownership of the Second Sails Opportunity shop.

The guest speaker at the AGM was Inspector Trevor Cornwall, Ballarat Police Local Area Command, who spoke on drugs and alcohol and their negative impact on the health and well-being of the community. We are grateful to Duncan and Anna at Captains at the Bay for providing a great space for us to hold our AGM.

We are looking forward to the events for 2019; stay tuned for our 20 Year Anniversary celebration, music events and the 2019 GOR Running Festival on 18-19 May.

2018 Annual General Meeting

3pm, Saturday 10th November 2018
Captains at the Bay
21 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay

We cordially invite everyone to join us at Captains at the Bay for our AGM followed by refreshments.

We will be presenting and acknowledging Grants totalling $43,712 from Health Foundation Non-Marathon funds for the year ended 30 June 2018.

We will also be acknowledging Grants of $34,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Inspector Trevor Cornwill, Ballarat Police Local Area Command. Inspector Cornwill’s topic will be Drugs and Alcohol and their negative impact on the health and wellbeing of the community.

Ian Manton, Chairman

Call for Grants 2018

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF.B The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by theB closing date of B 31st August, 2018.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB ABN 48 605 122 377 ABDHF Grant Aapplication 2018 Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation]]>

2017 Annual General Meeting

3pm – Saturday, 11th November, 2017 at Captain’s at the Bay

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc.B will be held on Saturday 11thB November 2017 at Captain’s at the Bay at 3pm.

We will be presenting Grants totalling $22,984 from Health Foundation funds for the year ended 30 June 2017.B We will also be acknowledging grants of $42,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year isB Brad Pickering, Nurse Practioner at Otway Health.

We cordially invite you to join us for the AGM followed by refreshments.

Yours sincerely, Ian Manton Chairman]]>

2017 Call for Grant Applications

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF.B The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by theB closing date of B 31st July, 2017.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB Phone enquiries: 0418 276 812 Endorsed Charitable Institution ABN 48 605 122 377 2017 ABDHF Grant Application Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation]]>

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

May 20 & 21, 2017

The Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation is proud to once again be the Preferred Charity for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival formally known as the Great Ocean Road Marathon. This exciting, health focused event will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May. To enter please visit the Great Ocean Road Running Festival web page greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au or look it up on Facebook.

Our role in the Running Festival is to continue to supply a team of volunteers who work tirelessly on drink stations, marshal roads and generally provide support and encouragement for the runners. All monies raised through our involvement in the Running Festival directly benefit our communities along the Great Ocean Road.

We are delighted to welcome back our major sponsors the Apollo Bay Hotel and the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce. We are also thrilled to welcome the Cape Otway Light Station as a major sponsor this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our three major sponsors and look forward to working with them towards a very successful Festival.

The Health Foundation also welcomes the following supporters: – Otway Health, Community Care Chemist, Captains at the Bay, La Bimba Restaurant and Great Ocean Road Real Estate.

We are also thrilled to again have the Hub operating over the entire weekend. The Hub features local food and beverages as well as handmade goods, wellness encounters and is organized and run by Otway Health.B B If you would like to showcase your produce, business or handicrafts please contact Sarah Bell on 0401 977 191 or by emailB slbell@swarh.vic.gov.au.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

3pm – Saturday, 12th November, 2016 at the Apollo Bay Community Centre

Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc.B will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay (formerly Senior Citizens) at 3pm. Please note change of venue.

We will be presenting Grants totalling $43,510 from Health Foundation funds for the year ended 30 June 2016.B We will also be acknowledging grants of $45,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Julie Sestan, CEO Community Care Chemist

We cordially invite you to join us at Captains at the Bay, 21 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay for the AGM followed by refreshments.

Yours sincerely, Ian Manton Chairman]]>

Music NightB – Jo Beaumont (Violin) and Julie Raines (Harp)

7.30pm, Saturday 3rd September 2016

@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St

Because of the Apollo Bay connection of violinist Jo Beaumont, we are most fortunate to present a concert by two eminent musicians.

The violin and harp are beautifully matched as duet instruments. The program will include varied works from Rossini to modern Argentinian tango.

Jo BeaumontJo Beaumont

Raised in Melbourne, Jo Beaumont furthered her violin studies in Italy and was appointed Deputy Leader of the Orchestra of the famous La Scala Opera House in Milan, where she also played under the greatest conductors of this era. She was also Professor of Violin at the Verdi Conservatorium of Music.

Returning to Australia in 2000, Jo became Concertmaster and Artistic Director of Orchestra Victoria. She is now a freelance violinist and artistic consultant.

Julie Raines

Julie Raines has a rich and impressive record as a harpist in Australia, Germany and the US. After leaving Melbourne, she studied at the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York. This was followed by a long period in Germany playing in its most outstanding orchestras and under the most famous conductors of our time. Returning to Melbourne, she became the Principal Harp of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Julie RainesJulie began piano studies at the age of four and with a natural talent for music, progressed to the harp at eleven, learning from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s former Principal Harpist, Mr Huw Jones. At sixteen, she won first prize in Channel 10’s Showcase and at seventeen was awarded first prize in ABC’s Commonwealth Instrumental and Vocal Competition (now known as the Young Performers Award). She subsequently performed with all the major ABC orchestras as soloist and guest principal.

From 1971 to 1973, she studied with the renowned harpist and composer Marcel Grandjany at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and after the first year won the Juilliard Harp Competition playing Debussy’s Danse sacrC)e et danse profane.

Moving to Germany in 1975 she was appointed Solo Harpist with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and State Opera, often appearing as soloist and also touring many countries including the former USSR, South America, Scotland, Switzerland, Japan and East Germany. Julie Raines was a member of the prestigious Wagner Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and was guest artist with the Berlin, Munich, Hanover and Copenhagen State Operas and the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. She also performed on the Deutsche Gramophon recording of Brahms’ Four Songs for voices, two horns and harp with the North German Radio Chorus.

Among the many notable conductors with whom she has performed are Karl BC6hm, Wolfgang Sawallish, Ferdinand Leitner, Lorin Maazel, Carlos Kleiber, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Eugene Ormandy, Carlo Maria Giulini, Rafael Kubelik, Horst Stein and Mstislav Rostropovich. For the 1986 Florence May Festival, she was selected to play the solos on the special steel-stringed Beckmesser harp in the Florence Opera production of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger with Zubin Mehta conducting.

As well as her orchestral commitments, Julie was harp tutor at the Hamburg and LC

Julie returned to Melbourne in 1988 as Principal Harp in the Orchestra Victoria and to teach at The Victorian College of the Arts and The University of Melbourne. In 1994 Julie was appointed to the position of Principal Harp with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Julie retired from the MSO in 2013 to complete a light music CD and to continue freelance work and teaching.

Tickets – $25B available from Bay of Apostles, Galapagos Books & Great Ocean Properties

BOOKINGS ESSENTIALB b make a table of 10 or join another. BYO supper and drinks.

All proceeds go towards our grants program which goes back to the community.

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2016 Call for Grant Applications

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF.B The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by the closing date of B 31st August, 2016.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

  Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB Phone enquiries: 0418 276 812 Endorsed Charitable Institution ABN 48 605 122 377   2016 Grant Application Form Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation]]>