I have the vision, now let’s achieve the dream

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” – Albert Einstein

I have a dream to put together a group of like-minded people, with a desire to make a difference.

I am not content to simply reach my business goals, I have always had the desire to form a community of people interested in improving the quality of their lives with a common goal of helping and assisting others along the way.

So, rather than simply sit on the sidelines and wish that I had done something, I am stepping up and acting and putting together a group of motivated individuals to help my dream become a reality; and this is where the Eye Ball Community is born.

To be effective through the Eye Ball Community needed a firm goal, somewhere to focus all of its efforts. So we organised a charity ball, called the ‘Eye Ball’ in aid of The Fred Hollows Foundation and last Friday we raised nearly $150,000 which will go towards doing something constructive about the intolerable disparity that exists between the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Indigenous communities and the general community.

Our vision now has a focus and a goal, but to truly become reality it needs support, and that is where everyone at Eye Ball Community can step in.

The Eye Ball was not just about raising money, it was about forming a true community to help reach some lofty goals and make a difference in 1000s of people’s lives, including our own. We have made that first step, now let’s get going and widen our community from 700 people to thousands of like-minded folk who want to make a difference and create their own legacy.

Namaste

Bertram

More on Community

Today being Grand Final Day I thought I would catch people at home watching the footy and I knocked on doors in my apartment block collecting donations for the Heart Foundation and I had some interesting and varied experiences. I got to meet some people who had lived here for over a year and never met, I was invited in to celebrate a sixtieth birthday, I chatted to some while they rummaged around for some money and I was shooed away by some. What I could not help but think was that here I was connecting with a micro community which is part of a larger macro community, which is part of a total community.

One of my heroes is Mahatma Ghandi who said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” So I thought I might start a newsletter for the apartment block and get a connection happening between the people who live in close proximity to each other and yet do not really connect with each other. I was lucky to meet one happy dweller that I shared my thoughts with and she was pro the idea and being a graphic designer offered me her assistance. So with this encouragement I will venture forth to create a newsletter for my apartment block. Maybe I can call it ‘On the Block’!

I will keep you posted.

Namaste

Bertram