Taylors, through its Corporate Social Responsibility program is helping improve the lives of those living along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea by contributing to the construction of the Kokoda College.
The Kokoda College is an initiative of The Kokoda Track Foundation, a not‐for‐profit organisation that works with the communities living along and around the Kokoda Track and assists in education, health, community development, and microbusiness. The College will be a state-of-the-art training facility based in Kokoda village. The College will train urgently needed elementary teachers, primary teachers and community health workers for PNG and will train enough of these professionals to meet the needs of the entire Kokoda Track catchment area within its first 3 years of operations. Construction is underway and the College will open its doors in February 2014.
Taylors will contribute to this project by assisting volunteer and Taylors …
Taylors have come on board as sponsors of the Metropolitan Trainers Premiership of Harness Racing Victoria this year.
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A great day was had by all on Friday 19th April at the beautiful Heritage Golf and Country Club for the annual Baptcare and CHT Architects’ Charity Golf Day.
Director, Nick Hooper, and Town Planner, Brooke Templeton, joined 95 other players in a great game of golf, followed by lunch. Through sponsorships, players fees and charity holes, the day raised over $45,000 for the Baptcare Family and Community Services programs, which includes:
Programs working with children in foster or kinship care
Parenting programs such as, Home-Start programs for struggling families
Programs supporting children with disabilities
This was Baptcare’s most successful result, in terms of income raised, for the event in the five years they have held it.
A great day was had by all on Friday at Woodlands Golf Club for the annual PCA Golf Day. We setup a solar panel driven PC and our surveyors were on hand to measure the drives from the tee. Below are the results, as well as some photos of all the action!
Stuart Baker – 270.5
Charlie Hunt – 261.6
Dermot Browne – 260.5
Tom Shelton – 251.5
Chris Freeman – 231.1
Travis Lambe – 244.7
Peter Schache – 235
Mark Taylor – 230.3
Dale Evans – 222.4
Paul Polkinghon – 211.3
Congratulations to our talented triathletes who competed in the 2013 Nissan BRW Corporate Triathlon on the 17th of February.
The event attracted just over 1,250 teams, making it the largest corporate triathlon in the world. Melbourne turned on some amazing weather on the day, enabling the swim leg to occur for the first time in three years.
Thank you to those that were able to cheer our teams along on the day and congratulations once again to our teams on their fantastic performances!
Chuck Taylors (Ranked 243)
Total Time: 2:45:21.3
Taylors Made (Ranked 1006)
Total Time: 3:17:02.2
Congratulations – Training is over – where’s my beer!
We share the news that the circle of friendship and learning between Taylors and the Department of Land Records and Survey in Dhaka Bangladesh has been further strengthened by the successful completion of the training provided over the last two weeks.
We thank Director General Mannan for allowing us the opportunity to offer his team the best training possible that time allowed and to provide professional development to our staff.
We also thank Bob Cross for his part in bringing us all together and in facilitating this interaction.
Our champion over the last two weeks was young surveyor Alastair MacColl stepping outside his comfort zone but with a firm resolve – “to do it well”. And he did do it well! And now all his new friends want to come to his wedding!:)
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