OM:NI & COTA Victoria


OM:NI group representatives meeting at COTA Victoria headquarters – April 2016

The OM:NI organisation is much bigger than any one group. There are currently 21 groups in Victoria with representatives from each who meet regularly to report on group activites, to discuss future plans and to exchange news and ideas.

During the quarter ending 31 March 2016 attendances at individual OM:NI meetings ranged from three to 30 with an average of around ten. Of the 21 groups, seven had an average attendance of six or less, thirteen groups had averages between nine and fourteen and one group, Eltham, an average of 29 – our Diamond Creek group averaged 13 for the quarter.

The OM:NI organisation is a program of COTA Victoria (Council On The Aging)

COTA Victoria has been the voice of older Victorians for 60 years

COTA Victoria is governed by an elected Board of Management, dedicated staff and volunteers who continually strive to ensure that the contributions of older people are proudly recognised and acknowledged within our community.

*** If you want to know more about COTA Victoria click the link on the sidebar of this page.

*** Photograph supplied by John Habbouch – Banyle OM:NI Group

Meeting No. 110

BirthdayBannerOn Tuesday 15th March the Diamond Creek group held it’s 110th meeting and also celebrated five successful years of OM:NI in Diamond Creek.

After a lively meeting the members enjoyed a BBQ to suitably mark the occasion.

Two Great OM:NI Blokes –

indexIMG_0904 Five years ago these two blokes, Daryl and Jay (thats Jay on the left & Daryl on the right!), joined the OM:NI Diamond Creek group when it was formed in 2011. Now, this year, is the 5th anniversary of Omnidiamondcreek but, more importantly these two blokes share the same birthday in the same year and both celebrate their 75th today!

Congratulations D & J from all the DC group – you’re a couple of OM:NI legends!

Below – celebrating with some mates at the post meeting BBQ today.

Movember 2015

HappytashYes, folks, it’s that time of year again when men let that hairy stuff flourish on their top lip through the month of Movember in order to raise money for all important prostate cancer research, and men’s health.

7.00am,Sunday 23rd Movember 2014 - kilometer zero.

7.00am,Sunday 23rd Movember 2014 – kilometer zero.

Last year Ken.R and his mate Norm.W raised $1500.00 along with a little help from the Omnicycle riding group. It looks like this year will be no exception as the “Boys-on-Bikes” will again take to the saddle(s) to support and assist Ken and Norm in their goal to better last years contribution by completing another 100km ride from Diamond Creek to the City and back.
Movember sponsor form 2015The ride takes place on Friday 27th November – leaving from Marngrook Oval, Diamond Creek, at 8.00am – expecting to return by 5.00pm (or earlier) – so let’s give all the encouragement possible. Any kind contribution would be welcome by copying & filling in the above form and forwarding to Ken.R or you may make a donation ‘On Line’ by going to:-
1. Click – DONATE
2. Type in – Ken Ramplin
3. Fill in your donation

Read about last year’s ride here:-