Make a Difference

Dinners that make a difference

The world is full of people making amazing contributions without recognition. MAD allows some of their stories to be heard.

What motivates people to make a difference? What inspires us to challenge injustice? How can we contribute?

MAD is a not for profit, voluntary organisation who seeks to give voice to those in our community who have chosen to support, change, inspire, challenge and make things happen to make our world a better place. Even the smallest action can make a difference.

We invite you to be part of our community- Join us for a feast for the mind, the taste buds and an opportunity to connect with Inspiration, Courage, Innovation. 

Thank you for your contribution

MAD Speakers 2008 – 2016

Cindy Angel  Education Manager, Board member World Youth International  and This Life Cambodia 
Amberley Laverick Education Services Coordinator Butterfly Foundation; The 20 Project

Linsie Davis Occupational Therapist;  World Youth International  Channel 7’s“Life Changing Adventures” Mama Ann’s Odede Community Health 

Bronwyn Angus  Lawyer; World Youth International  Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (University of Melbourne).One of 10 people chosen for channel 7’s “Life Changing Adventure” series.

Sandy McDonald   Founder of Why You Must Blog and Australian charity, KasCare Author, TedX speaker, Director Get It Right Online,

Margaret HepworthThe Ghandi ExperimentEducation Today, Society Tomorrow

Jeanette Kinahan Director Work Health Systems; Conflict Resolver, Work Health Well-being & Injury Adviser 

Carolyn Tate The Slow School of Business ; Author; Speaker; Strategist and Director of The Slow School of Business

Lance Picioane Founder & Chair of LMLY  Love Me Love You  Former AFL footballer

Emma Manks Education Coordinator, The Butterfly Foundation

Alexander WilkinsonJ.R.Lugg Foundation

Heather Thorne, OAMResearch manager, kConFab
kConFab the world’s largest resource for scientists investigating genetic causes of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.

Dr Elisabeth Tudball – Associate Professor education and Director of Undergraduate programs. Monash campus South Africa

Jane Stephens – Physiotherapist Kooyong Physiotherapy

Marguerite Ryan AMFounder & Chair Women for Women in Africa  Supporting the people of the slums of Kibera, Nairobi to forge better lives.

Petra den Hartog  Counsellor/ Educator  sids&kids Victoria

Anne Hooker    Youth Development Officer at Port Phillip Prison

Annemaree Rowley  Principal  Cool Calm and Collected    The East West Overseas Aid Foundation

Jane Tewson – Director & Founder Igniting Change

Victoria Triggs  Experience- Bank Coordinator Leadership Victoria

Angela Ireland   Manager Family Drug Help

Helen Sykes – Chair of The James Macready-Bryan Foundation; Board member Alzheimer’s Australia Vic

Lyn Swinburne Founder Breast Cancer Network Australia, Priceline Sisterhood Foundation; Royal Womens Hospital

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank

Next MAD Dinner

Monday 29 August 2016
6 – 9.30 pm
Railway Hotel
29 Chapel St, Windsor

The Power of Authenticity

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Rob Moorman, is the creative director of Hunting With Pixels a strategic storytelling agency that helps businesses build the connection and credibility to grow.

He’s passionate about finding out what makes people tick, and communicating this with online video that make people click.
Robert likes to get on his soap box about building the courage and culture to support more authentic communication.

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Melinda Spry is the Founder of MAD dinners and the Director of Transitions Coaching. What drives both enterprises is her passion to make a difference in peoples lives. 

Eight years and 25 wonderful people have shared their stories about making a difference. Now it is time for Melinda to stand up and share her story on why life is too short not to be truly you.