President’s Report – November 2022

CDMBA finished off October with the Department of Education and Training Children’s week 2022. Children’s Week celebrates the talents, skills and achievements of children, and their right to connect with others and respectfully share their views. This year’s theme is ‘Children have the right to a standard of living that supports their wellbeing and healthy development’. To celebrate Children’s Week, we hosted free events for children and their families to engage the senses, capture the imagination, and encourage creative expression. Our event was one of over 140 free Children’s Week events supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Thank you to Hey Dee Ho, The Base Yoga and Addicted 2 Dance for helping the children pick up new skills and help develop new interests. Thank you to Jess Hartfield for planning all these events this week.
The CDMBA Halloween Disco party was a spooktacular event filled with fun music, delicious treats and a collection of fairies, skeletons, superheroes and other creatures of the night. Thank you to Kirra, Chiranout and Devon for a fun day out. The year seems to have flown by; I can’t believe it is already November. In the AMBA calendar this month is really important information for the continued success of the AMBA organisation, as it is the 2022 National Convention. This will be the first in person convention in a number of years, and it is such a great opportunity to be able to attend this event. Convention is a great place to network with other clubs, as well as attend informational sessions that are specifically for the multiples community. This is where the AMBA AGM occurs and the board members who run AMBA are elected. Carmen Tulau, Vice President/Webmaster, and myself will be attending from CDMBA and we hope to bring back some valuable information worth sharing with the committee and our members.
Moving onto the CDMBA events calendar. Firstly, we have a fundraiser that is new to the club, and we are eager to see the outcome of this partnership with Let’s Unwine in Berwick. It runs from the 1st to the 21st of November. There are more details on Facebook and in the newsletter about this. The Casey and District Multiple Birth Association Inc. committee meeting is the second Wednesday of each month and, as always, members are welcome to attend. Next, we rescheduled the Chaos to Calm Tantrum Toolbox talk for the 15th of November at 7:30pm. This talk will be hosted online and is relevant to parents with children aged 2-12 years of age. On the 20th of November is the Bunnings BBQ and we require volunteers to help on the day. If you are able to help please put your name on the volunteer roster. This is one of our biggest fundraising opportunities of the year. Fundraisers like these are incredibly important for the running of events. With our biggest event of the year coming up at the end of November, we want to ensure the absolute best time for attendees and that requires us to raise money. This event is obviously our Annual Christmas party on the 27th of November. This is such a festive fun day out and we have some really awesome activities planned this year. Please make sure you RSVP to this event, as every attending member child within your family will receive an age-appropriate gift. Thank you to all the committee members that plan our events and put so much effort into making events enjoyable.