Nillumbik Shire Australia Day Awards – OM:NI Diamond Creek is presented with the award for the Community Group of the Year
Community Group of the Year was awarded to OM:NI Diamond Creek – a mens discussion group which aims to keep older men in the community connected and enhance men’s holistic health needs; not only their physical but emotional, mental & spiritual heath. – Nillumbik Community News
Diamond Valley Leader 2012
The OM:NI Representatives Group presented with the 2013 Minister for Heath Volunteer Award for an Outstanding Team Achievement.
Ken Ramplin, John Douch, Hon. David Davis Minister of Health (Vic.) & Spencer Wanklyn
“Each member of the OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas) Representative’s Group participate and facilitate their local OM:NI group. A representative greets each group member, establishes the topic for discussion, ensures every attendee has respectful time to share their experiences, facilitates discussion and supports men to express their ideas and listen to others. Without the commitment of the OM:NI Representative’s Group volunteers, groups would have had limited capacity to develop in a manner that supports men to discuss significant health and wellbeing issues, social isolation and coming to terms with and planning for their retirement. The success of groups today and the strength of the OM:NI program is testament to their commitment.”
Rotary International Extraordinary Community Role Model Recognition.
Diamond Creek Town Fair – September 2013
… presented to Ken Ramplin on proclaimed ‘Superhero Day’ by the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek, in conjunction with the Shire of Nillumbik, for exceptional volunteer work done within our local community in the promotion of mens support groups.
2013 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.