Rowland news – October 2018

Published on
October 8, 2018

Helping Hand

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Homelessness is an issue that continues to need our attention.

On any given night, more than 116,000 Australians have no place to call home. At Rowland, we’re passionate about helping change this distressing reality.

For the past six years, we’ve worked with the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies Queensland) on their signature event: the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The annual event challenges business, government and community leaders to sleep rough for one night to raise funds to address homelessness.

This year, participating Queensland leaders raised more than $1.5 million — an outstanding new record for Vinnies Queensland.

Rowland Chairman Geoff Rodgers is a long-standing participant and Ambassador for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This year, he raised $60,742, bringing his eight-year fundraising total to more than $340,000.

Pitching in for drought relief  

With many clients and friends in rural and regional areas in Queensland and New South Wales, Rowlanders are keenly aware of the huge impact of the drought, and were proud to be part of the Morgans Foundatio

n Big Dry Friday appeal on Friday 17 August.

Donations from Morgans’ clients, friends, staff and the Morgans Foundation, combined with brokerage contributions, raised an incredible $775,000 from the day. The funds went to Aussie Helpers, Aussie Helpers Volunteers for Isolated Student Education, and Drought Angels.

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Ball

Rowland’s long-term association with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust continued this year, with or Creative studio providing graphic design services for the annual Gala Ball. Our role involved the creation of all collateral for the ‘Midnight in Paris’ themed event, held on 1 September in the exquisitely refurbished City Hall.

Rowland training expands to online

Having trained more than 4,000 professionals across a range of face-to-face workshops and one-on-one environments, Rowland has partnered with education technology company Croomo to develop a suite of e-learning modules. The interactive, self-paced courses are based on our 26 years’ experience in training frontline staff, newly promoted managers and some of the country’s leading executives to think, communicate and present effectively.

Our first ‘Powerful Presentations’ training module will be available in late 2018/early 2019.