Calendar of Events

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For a list of upcoming events, please click here Upcoming Events

FEB 24th 2015: Fundraiser ‘Hat Night’ – Austral Hotel – Rotary Club of Colac Dinner

Wear a Hat  – Raffle Drawn on Night – Entertainment! 6.15 pm arrival for 6.30 pm Dinner. You will need to  find a hat,  fascinator, beanie or make your own novelty of any style or colour of choice, create lots of fun for a great cause!!  And be willing to make a donation  – No hat - means a ‘fine’! Guest Speakers: Prof. Michael Berk, Ms Emma Gliddon – All attendees to book seats for Dinner by Friday 20th February please:

Carol Smit : Email: ianparkerfund@bigpond.com or Mobile: 0448 271 044 or Austral Hotel: 0352 313 002

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MAY 30th 2015: Fundraiser Gala Dinner:  Art Auction – Silent Auction – Raffle – Lucky Door Prizes – Entertainment – Mental Health Speakers - Venue: Club Italia Geelong – 515 Bellarine Hwy – Moolap – Arrival Time: 6.30 pm – Dinner: 7.00 pm – Night Ends: Midnight! Raising Funds for Bipolar Research – Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund

Online/Offline Ticket Sales – Search: Category: ‘Ball or Gala’ – City: ‘Geelong’ – State: ‘Vic’

http://www.charitydos.com.au

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May 17th 2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

JUNE 2021st 2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

JULY 18th 2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

AUGUST  16th  2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

SEPTEMBER 20th 2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

OCTOBER 17th 2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

NOVEMBER  15th 2015 – ‘Beanies 4 Bipolar’ Stall - Over 600 handmade beanies to choose from for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, ladies, mens, unisex – lots of great varieties – you will not be disappointed! Great for the persistent chilly days!! Garden & Lifestyle Expo, Colac Show Grounds, corner Princes Hwy & Bruce St Colac Vic. Starts 9.00 am – 2.00pm All proceeds to Bipolar Research. Loads of entertainment & fun for everyone!!

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‘Mental Health Week’  Date to be confirmed for 2015: If you wish to host a ‘Hat Day’  at your workplace or as individuals you must register @  www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au  and choose a kit that suits your theme to raise funds for the Ian Parker Bipolar Fund – Bipolar Research.

If Mental Health Week does not suit your busy time-table you may choose any date that suits you/yours to host your fun ‘Hat Day’ - but still need to register your details to the Ian Parker Bipolar Fund as the beneficiary @ www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au

You will need to  find a hat,  fascinator, beanie or make your own novelty of any style or colour of choice, create lots of fun for a great cause!!

 And be willing to make a donation  – No hat – means a fine!

The local op shops and many variety stores often allow for a great bargain to be found!! You may be able to have a competition for the most decorated hat, the brightest, hat, the biggest hat, the smallest hat, the funkiest hat!! Everyone enjoys a little box of lollies or chocolates. Prizes do not have to be expensive – keep it within everyone’s budget to enjoy the moment for everyone who wishes to be involved.

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‘Hat Day’ - Date to be confirmed for later 2015:

This event may be hosted from any country around the Globe if you wish to participate in this worthy cause. 

Your donation of funds raised may be entered through the ‘Donate’ button on this site or a cheque may be posted to:

The Ian Parker Bipolar Fund, P O Box 534 Colac 3250 Vic Australia.

(If choose to forward a cheque be certain to add a return address if require a tax receipt or other acknowledgment).

Either choice will see your group acknowledged by Australian Rotary Health with a tax receipt for those who wish to claim their donation/s for tax purposes. Please be sure to ‘reference’: Ian Parker Bipolar Fund to be certain your funds raised are directed to Bipolar Research.

Raising funds for the Australian Rotary Health / Ian Parker Bipolar Fund PhD Scholarship for Bipolar Research.

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APRIL 2014: Announcing the launch of inaugural self-help Online Program for Bipolar Disorder :

www.moodswings.net.au

I welcome readers to share the launch of this new online self-help site for Bipolar Disorder.

I wish to congratulate Emma Gliddon as the worthy recipient of the inaugural Australian Rotary Health/Ian Parker Bipolar Fund PhD Scholarship for Bipolar Research and acknowledge the much dedicated work of selfless hours Emma has devoted toward the ‘birthing’ of this inaugural online self-help Program for Bipolar Disorder. www.moodswings.net.au

Carol Smit Founder of the Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund: http://lnkd.in/QayemB

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Carol welcomes all enquiries: ianparkerfund@bigpond.com

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PAST EVENTS:

‘Mental Health Week’ - BREAKING NEWS FOR 2013!!

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October 10th 2013: Proudly announcing the appointment of Mr Roy Maloy ‘King of Australian Circus’ as the inaugural AMBASSADOR for the Ian Parker Bipolar Fund was made on 10th October World Mental Health Day. We are humbled and honoured to have Roy on board and have every confidence he will prove a wonderful fundraising relationship toward Bipolar Research, The Ian Parker Bipolar Fund.

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‘HAT DAY’ DINNER’ – October Date to be confirmed for 2014:

Host: Rotary Club of Colac West Dinner

Theme: ‘Hat Day’ evening – Raising Funds for Bipolar Research (see main ‘upcoming’ events for further details)

Time: 6.00 pm arrival for 6.30 Dinner

Venue: Austral Hotel, 185 Murray St Colac Vic.

ALL WELCOME!!!

To book a seat please contact Carol:

carol@bipolarresearchfund.org.au

**** VIP GUEST SPEAKER: ROY MALOY

‘King of Australian Circus and Inaugural Ambassador for the Ian Parker Bipolar Fund*****

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Theme: ‘CAROL’S BY CANDLELIGHT’ 2014  –  ‘BEANIES4BIPOLAR’  STALL 

Date to be confirmed for December 2014

Venue: Memorial Square Murray Street Colac .

Starts: 7.00 pm

Beanies make excellent stocking filler for that last minute gift for

those chilly days and frosty cold mornings that sneak in and around

Summer/Autumn – A beautiful variety to choose from newborns, toddlers,

kids, ladies and men. Also lovely scarves and other bits and pieces beautifully

handcrafted for extra variety! Come along and enjoy a great night of entertainment

and bring the whole family to see the very special visitor in the red suit!!

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