Launch of the Festival of Marbles

Team Orange is launching The Festival of Marbles this coming Sunday in Macquarie Street Boolaroo at 4 pm.

The focus of the festival is to raise awareness about the challenge and raise support for the Orange Team in Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.

This years event IS in Sydney on 13th October in Surry Hills.

Some of the activities that will be held during the Festival include:

  • Practice building one of the 6 structures that will be used on the day of the challenge
  • Marble rolling practice when the structure is completed
  • Marble tossing
  • 3 legged marble race
  • 5 legged marble race

Late suggestion for activities will be accepted up until 2.30pm

Captain Orange will be organising a live Facebook cross for the erection of the structure, to see the Team Orange page and support Captain Douglas Holmes click here

The Team Marbles Challenge is on in earnest

I have included an email and some images that I have sent to each of the Team Marbles Captain today highlighting that the Team Marbles Challenge is on in earnest and is only 17 Days away.

It important to ensure your vote counts so log on here and support your team, To become a supporter for any of the teams click here

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Hi!

I have been looking at how Facebook reports back and creates the graph for Post Engagement on each of the Team Marbles pages.

There are 4 settings

Yesterday, Today, Last 7 days, Last 28 days

It is possible to do a custom download of an enormous variety of data however it does not match up with post engagement scores that are displayed in the graphs

I spoke about this at the Mental Health Recovery Network meeting and it was agreed that I would let each of you know that the group deceided to use the pre-organised setting to record the scores for the last 28 days to record the scores for Task 1 for the TMC. This means that we would have the post engagement scores from 14 September

I have put together the images using the current last 28 days post engagement score in a powerpoint format for each of the teams to show you what I will prepare and bring to Sydney on 13 October.

I will call each of the captains between now and Saturday to make sure you are aware of this and try to answer any questions this may bring up for you

Regards

Douglas

 

Slide1Slide2Slide3Slide4Slide5Slide6TMC Numbers last 28 days V0.2 260917Task 1 and 2 scores

Interesting email from SAMSHA

On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at 8:18 am, Smith, Amy (Bullock) (SAMHSA/CSAT) <Amy.Smith@samhsa.hhs.gov> wrote:

Dear Event Planner/Contact:

SAMHSA is very pleased to have you join us in the National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) observance for 2017. Your initiative to coordinate and host a National Recovery Month event is a testament to your commitment and dedication of the millions of men and women in recovery and their families. I am most pleased to inform you that your event has an opportunity to be feature in the Road to Recovery TV show in 2018. Each year we feature events that have captured the public’s attention and underscored the need for everyone to support those in recovery. We are therefore asking you to please consider posting your pictures and videos taken during your event or activity on the Recovery Month website at http://www.recoverymonth,gov and to also send a copy to Darlene.Sagheer@samhsa.hhs.gov as well.
When you post the events on-line you can do so by going to the event file that you originally posted and consider adding: Your event flyer, event pictures with captions if possible, and event videos of performers, leading elected officials who may have joined you, or, individuals in recovery giving their testimony, or, a family member. 
When you copy Darlene Sagheer on your posted materials, please include your contact information and the name of the event, the date and descriptions/captions for the pictures (the same you submitted with the on-line web posting) and any description of the videos you attach.
I want to thank everyone that will assist us in this effort and encourage those on the fence to consider sending in your stellar materials that will enhance your event posting on the Recovery Month website! 

Please note that your materials must reach us by September 23rd in order to have them be included in the November show. 

 If your event is on the 23rd or later in September, or, beyond, then please post it anyway as we will consider it for the March 2018 kick-off program. 

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Hi! We have started a Group on Facebook called Consumer Conversations, this link https://m.me/join/AbY7-zFhzq7TNPgp is your invitation to join. One of the exciting things we are working on is a letter to Minister Greg Hunt after Ailsa Rayner spoke with him at the TheMHS conference. 

67 consumers have joined the group and the focus of the group is to allow people that are interested in progressing a Consumer Perspective as described in the Glossary of the Kit.

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