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International Men’s Day – 19th November…
Internationalmensday.info – Aussie style, hosted by AMHF (Australian Men’s Health Forum)
[ or Internationalmensday.com – 20 listed countries from around the globe, including Australia ]
The first Australian International Men’s Day consisted of a single celebration in 1994. The rally took place in Sydney and commenced with a gathering at Circular Quay followed by a march through the city streets to Observatory Hill where participants were addressed by a number of speakers. These included Paul Whyte from the Sydney Men’s Network, followed by Alan Tegg from the Men’s Development Centre in Balmain. Jenny Dall, editor of the Scarlet Letter concluded the proceedings. The event was co-ordinated by Graham North who had heard about a similar event in Kansas City the previous year. While the numbers were small by rally standards (about 50 attended), it was a start. For further reading you can access Australia’s launch here…
Fathers Day in Australia:
Check out our ongoing “signature feature”: special tribute Screening for all Fathers
National Breaking News | from Around the States | news.com.au – Australia’s #1 news…
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Helping support Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers.
Providing tangible resources to drought affected communities.
Stock feed, Money, & Volunteers…
NSW drought assistance…
Queensland and the rest of Australia…
The Australian Father of the Year Awards
Australian Father of the Year for 2018: BUSINESSMAN Dick Smith has been named Australian Father of the Year. Dick Smith, a Dad of two daughters, both now adults: Hayley and Jenny.
“Fathers and father figures play such an important role in the family unit so I am very humbled to be awarded Australian Father of the Year,” Mr Smith said in a statement.
“It does take a village to raise a child so, while I’ve focused on being the most supportive father I can, I know that my wife Philippa is also obviously very deserving at helping me with this role,” he said.
Mr Smith, 74, and his wife have been married for 50 years.
Mr Smith was previously named Australian of the Year in 1986. He sold his iconic business, Dick Smith Electronics, in the 1980s to spend more time with his family. Since then he has set up the Dick Smith Foods Foundation which has donated more than $10 million to various charities. The Business has since been closed after revealing the business would be bankrupt within two years, blaming budget competition.
Source: News Corp Australia
Victorian Father of the Year for 2018:
YMCA Victoria in association with the Father’s Day Council of Victoria has announced 49-year-old Melbourne man Sandeep “Sunny” Jadhav as the Victorian Father of the Year for 2018.
Sunny’s story is about a father and father-figure who continues to go above and beyond for thousands of young people, always with a positive attitude. He is passionate and dedicated to mentoring the next generation of Australia’s brightest doctors, surgeons, pilots and engineers.
Nominated by Sunny’s two teenage daughters, 13-year-old Sachi and 16-year-old Khushi, they wrote, “Our dad always says ‘think outside the box and if you cannot think outside the box then you should make the box bigger.’
“Our dad is a real life superhero. He doesn’t wear a cape though because he wears the army uniform.”
Born in Nagpur, India, Sunny immigrated to Australia in 1996 and has lived in Melbourne for over 10 years, prior to this he lived in Sydney. Although he works tirelessly as a Land Maintenance System Electrical Engineer for the Defence Force, his true joy comes from teaching and inspiring others in maths, science and engineering subjects.
For over 15 hours a week, for the past 16 years, Sunny has tutored primary school aged kids, VCE and university students and army officers from all cultures and backgrounds. All of this time and effort is voluntary. Sunny currently has about 200 mentees, all of which have come through word-of-mouth and personal connections.
Sunny’s motivation to help and give back to the community goes beyond his home and workplace. His wife Kiran says it is difficult to go to the local shopping centre in Yallambie without stopping every five minutes because someone wants to ask him something.
This father-figure role Sunny plays does not go unrecognised by his daughters, who wrote in their nomination:
“We love our dad so much because he does so much for the community. We feel proud when we meet his students whom he helped with studies and mentoring.”
Source: YMCA Victoria
Geelong Father of the year:
A widowed father of three received an early Father’s Day gift, winning the 19th annual Geelong Father of the Year Award last Friday.
Justin Trotter, who was nominated by his youngest son Harvey, beat hundreds of other men from across the region to take out the top award.
Queensland Father of the year for 2018
A Sunshine Coast father-of-three who founded a safe house for victims of domestic violence has been named 2018 Queensland Father of the Year.
Darin Browne, 55, from Nambour, is a behavioural optometrist who specialises in kids with learning disabilities. He has three daughters and a granddaughter and has spent the last 25 years as a foster parent of “the unfosterable kids”.
Ten years ago, he and his wife Fiona, were one of the founding couples of Lily House, a safe home for disadvantaged women, teen mums and women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Mr Browne said he grew up with parents who believed in him, who inspired him to give back. “I would hope that my kids would always say about me that I believed in them and I loved them,” he said. His three daughters, Tara, Kira and Kristy, nominated their father for the award.
“He’s always been loving, he’s always supportive, he’s always been there to pick you up when you’ve fallen down, to give you those words of wisdom when you need it, to give you that hug when you’re just feeling like you need a hug,” Tara Browne said.
Kira Proctor described her dad as a “busy guy” with commitments to his business and the church – as well as his family. “He never lets that impact his time and his love for us. When he’s here and he’s with us he’s fully present,” she said. Mr Browne’s advice for other fathers ahead of Father’s Day was to be present. “I want to challenge every Queensland father to step up and love your kids unconditionally,” he said.
The Mens Elective Network did attempt to locate other “father of the year” awards… to no avail. If you know of any please email us here.
- Verse 2
- Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
- We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
- To make this Commonwealth of ours
- Renowned of all the lands;
- For those who’ve come across the seas
- We’ve boundless plains to share;
- With courage let us all combine
- To Advance Australia Fair.
- In joyful strains then let us sing,
- Advance Australia Fair.