"Community Action on Climate”

BREAZE was invited to provide an interactive workshop at Federation University’s Student Leadership Conference on 10 October 2014. We were one of six interactive leadership sessions, each around different ‘regionally focussed topics. Our student participants came from Ballarat and the Churchill Campus in Gippsland, which provided an interesting mix of people and interests.
Lisa Kendal and Andrew Bray facilitated a highly effective workshop process with help from Catherine Harris - a SLB volunteer.
There were also four short 'perspective' sessions by other Breaze members:
Earth needs your urgent help: are you up for it? [Lawrie Wilson]
An ordinary person steps up: waiting isn't working [Jane Lean - Board member]
Understanding denial: a human defence mechanism [John Petheram]
Rooftop solar: past success, present challenges, future hope [Simon Reid]
What a pleasure it was to be part of a BREAZE team contributing to a highly vibrant conference at the Mt Helen Campus involving over 150 students from various FedUni campuses. Jane Lean & John Petheram

8th February 2014

The BREAZE Incorporated Board met for a full day workshop on Saturday 1st February 2014. In attendance were the recently appointed Board members; Caroline Reisacher, Ian Rossiter, Jane Lean, Micah Demmert and Ross Rizzo along with Rachel Kinscher, Rene de Jong, Steve Burns and Stephen Roberts.

The first half of the workshop focussed on the current status of all BREAZE activities, including input from volunteers, the Smart Living Centre, finances of both BREAZE Incorporated and BREAZE Enterprises and compliance requirements. All Board Members must be fully briefed for good decisions to be made.

The second half centred around income generation and forming 4 functional groups which will allow BREAZE to become outwardly active again.

The function groups agreed upon are:

Governance:                        Lead – Stephen Roberts

Income Generation:              Lead – Micah Demmert

Program Development:         Lead – Ian Rossiter

Community and Volunteer Engagement:         Lead – Caroline Reisacher

These groups are forming now. You’ll be hearing from us soon as we will be asking for volunteers on actions coming from the group leaders.

The Board also said farewell to Steve Burns who hosted us and participated in the day. Steve has resigned from the Board after many years of engagement with BREAZE. We wish him well.


Stephen Roberts

BREAZE Inc Chair


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