Guest Speaker: Bernardo Tobias

Subject: OzHarvest

Time: 9.15am for 9.30am

Date: Thursday 18th February

Via ZOOM:  Link:

Meeting ID: 869 4239 7905   Password: Probus

Food waste costs Australia $20 billion a year, while at the same time five million people experience food insecurity. Oz Harvest rescues and redistributes food to those who need it most, especially during times of increased need. Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest quickly grew to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Today, OzHarvest operates nationally with offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns,  Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth, and through a team of 300 passionate volunteers in regional communities.

Bernardo Tobias has worked in hospitality management across three continents, making the shift to the not-for-profit sector in 2016. He is now the Vic and SA manager, managing 13 vehicles and rescuing 150 tons of food per month from over 350 donors and delivering to 250 charities

During the COVID19 lockdown, General Meetings will be held as ZOOM meetings.

The first half of the meeting is devoted to reports of Club activities  and information about future planned events.

After morning tea, the meeting is addressed by a guest speaker. (Click on “General Meeting” above for each year’s speakers since 2012).

After the meeting, a number of members choose to get together for lunch at a local restaurant.

There is ample free parking in nearby streets, or you can come by tram – we are on the ‘109’ route that runs to and from Box Hill (stop 50).

You will receive a warm welcome, and someone will be assigned to introduce you to other members. Come join us.