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Business Network Breakfast

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Come along and enjoy breakfast with guest speaker and current parent, Michael Oates who will lead a discussion on innovation and staying ahead in business. He brings with him a wealth of experience as a Senior Strategic Executive for over 20 years across Oceania and South East Asia.

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Business Network Breakfast at Zagame

Come along to the Business Network Breakfast at Zagame Automotive Group with guest speaker James Golds

  • Wednesday 7 August - 7am - 9am

  • 1/430 Swan Street Richmond, VIC, 3121 Australia

Enquiries to: Foundation Office m: 9851 1464 or email:

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7:00 am07:00

2019 Business Network Launch



Thursday, 28 March

Functions Room at Marcellin College, 160 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen

7.00am - 8.30am

Cost: $30/head all food and drink ($25 for current students)

Enquiries to:  Prue O'Shannessy (Foundation Office) m: 0451 168 655 or email:

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6:30 pm18:30

Business Network Event - Effective Networking

We are delighted to welcome Elaine Doyle as the facilitator. Elaine is a specialist in strategic communication planning and execution and public speaking coaching.

Facilitator: Elaine Doyle

In this hands-on workshop session, Elaine is going to introduce us to the fundamentals of using effective communication to build stronger networks. This is a great tool, not only for business, but for your connections outside of the workplace as well.


  • Date: Tuesday 11 September
  • Time: 6:30pm for drinks and to settle in. 7:00pm session commences
  • Venue: Marcellin College (exact location TBA)
  • Cost: $30 per person, includes drinks and canapés
  • Bookings: online or contact the Foundation Office or call 9851 1464

If you have business cards, please bring them along for a fun activity.

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7:00 am07:00

Business Network LinkedIn Breakfast

Please come and join us for a free session at the amazing LinkedIn offices at Southbank.
You will hear from Vanessa Rudnick who will be flying down from Sydney especially to talk about her area of expertise which is boosting an individual or companies sales/leads through Sales Navigator. 
No need to be a LinkedIn member and no hard sell.

There will be a light breakfast, real coffee and networking to begin with and the official session will begin at 7.30am.

Date:  Thursday, 26 April
Time:  7.00am-9.00am
Venue:  LinkedIn offices, Level 20, 60 City Road, Southbank
Bookings:  (tickets are free but bookings essential)


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Business Network 2018 Launch
7:00 am07:00

Business Network 2018 Launch

Marcellin College Business Network First Event for 2018
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Business Network Breakfast October 2016

We are excited to announce our Business Network launch for 2018 will be a breakfast on Friday 23 March.

Given this is our first event for the year, the theme is exploring the physical, mental and emotional dynamics for achieving your best.

Our special guest keynote presenter is Nathan Burke. Nathan enjoyed a long and successful AFL playing career with St Kilda FC and then later as a member of the AFL Match Review Panel.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in creating rituals and developing personal routines to seize the opportunity to reach peak performance. Come and learn the essential techniques needed to take more control over your success at work and in life.

Date: Friday, 23 March

Time: 7.00am

Venue: Marcellin College

Cost: $35/head

RSVP: Friday 16 March

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Following are the dates for the rest of 2018 if you would like to add them to your diaries:

Tuesday 9 May (evening)

Thursday 19 July (morning)

Thursday, 6 Sept (evening)

Thursday 29 November (morning)

Everyone with a Marcellin connection is more than welcome to attend any or all of these events. It is a great way of connecting with others who share a Marcellin bond and potentially benefitting individuals via new contacts etc.


Mark Cooper

Marcellin College Business Network

Mark Cooper / Director / +61 402 228 160

Marcellin College Business Network
21 Sandra Street, Bulleen VIC 3105

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Business Network: Automotive for Success
7:00 am07:00

Business Network: Automotive for Success

Audi Marcellin College Business Network Breakfast 2017
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2017 James Richardson Business Network Event

Business Network:  Automotive for Success

Whether you are an admirer of fine automotive engineering, in the market for a new executive vehicle, or just love being part of the Marcellin network – our next event has something for everyone.

Venue:  Zagame’s Audi Centre Melbourne, 501 Swanston St, Melbourne
Date:  Thursday, June 22
Time:  7.00-9.00am
Cost:  $30.00 (paid members free)
Bring:  Business Cards, other work related material you may wish to share, friends, work colleagues.

RSVP: Monday June 19 please


 Surprise Door Prize: (Hint – involves a luxury car and a weekend)

Business Network member, David Aussems (and recent past parent) will be our host.  Breakfast will be served in the showroom, and there will be plenty of time to meet others and network whilst admiring the merchandise!
We will hear from  Andrei  Zaitzev,  the  general manager of  Audi Business.  He will give us a brief history of Zagame Automotive and discuss the current market offers and challenges  faced in the aotmotive industry.
Many of you will be aware of the Marcellin-Zagame connection - Bobby Zagame is a Marcellin Old Collegian (1983) and we are delighted to welcome his business on board as one of our preferred partners. Make sure you mention the Marcellin Connection if you are interested in getting a quote for a vehicle (you will get the sharp end of the pencil) and also the Foundation will receive a donation for every vehicle sold.

So come and join us on what promises to be a very enjoyable and informative start to the day. This is for everyone. We’d love to see all of our regular faces there as well as lots of new ones as well.  Please feel free to bring others along who may be interested.

Mark Cooper

Any enquiries to Prue in the Marcellin Foundation Office:
03 9851 1464 or

Marcellin College Foundation Ltd

Prue O'Shannessy/Manager / m +61 451 168 655

Marcellin College Foundation Ltd
t +61 3 9851 1464
21 Sandra Street, Bulleen VIC 3105

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Win a Weekend Drive Experience worth $1,000 Audi Centre Melbourne are offering a two day weekend drive experience behind the wheel of a new Audi of your choice. 

The winner will pick up a new Audi on a Friday afternoon for a weekend of stylish, high-powered adventure and return the vehicle on Monday morning.

T&Cs: does not include A8, S, RS and R8 models, Maximum distance 500km, must be 21 years old and hold a full driver’s license, does not include public holidays

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7:00 pm19:00

Foundation Fundraiser



Come along to this inaugural Fundraiser for the Foundation.

This night promises to be lots of fun, so forget the business and work world for a night (although we're sure it will still be a great place to get some quality networking done!) and come and join other like minded Marcellin community members for dinner, music, laughs and a turn or two on the dance floor.

The venue is the CUB Function rooms which offer a great space. You will be served a delicious 2 course dinner accompanied by background music. There will be a comedy show from the one and only Peter Helliar, and then we invite you to hit the dance floor as the band cranks up the music.

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Business Network Breakfast
5:30 pm17:30

Business Network Breakfast

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Business Network Breakfast October 2016
Marcellin Business Network 2017 Launch

I trust the new year has got off to a flyer for you.

To launch what promises to be a bumper 2017 for our Business Network, we are hosting breakfast at the beautiful Collingwood showrooms of our principal sponsor, JR Richardson Furniture, on Thursday 2 March.

This event will be light on formality (there will be NO keynote speaker), instead we have set aside almost the entire morning for networking. We will spend a few minutes talking about our plans for the year ahead and our sponsor will say a few words too.

It is a great time of the year in Melbourne and this is a perfect opportunity to reacquaint yourself with other members, meet new contacts and and celebrate being part of a fantastic community.

There is ample street parking if you are thinking of driving, otherwise the location is not far from good public transport options.

So come along and join us, we would love to see you.

  • Date: Thursday, March 2

  • Time: 7.00 am - 8.30 am

  • Venue: JR Richardson Furniture, 35/45 Lithgow St, Abbotsford (plenty of parking opposite and in the area at that time of day)

  • Cost: $35.00

  • Booking: TryBooking

  • Bring: Business Cards and any other info about your business you think appropriate

Marcellin College Business Network

Mark Cooper / Director / +61 402 228 160

Marcellin College Business Network
21 Sandra Street, Bulleen VIC 3105

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7:00 am07:00

Marcellin College Business Network Breakfast

October 21: Final 2016 Business Breakfast

Come along and network with this very strong and proactive group of people. Everyone is welcome whether you have been to one, all, or none of the sessions for 2016.

The concept for this day will be some very short presentations to the group from our sponsors, facilitated networking and a guest speaker. It will also be a celebration of the increasing interest and success of this group as we head into the end of the year.

We are very happy to announce our Guest Speaker for this breakfast:  Michael Oates.

Michael Oates

Michael Oates

Michael is the General Manager Sales - Parcel and E-Com at Australia Post.  "Having created start up companies including Australia's first online courier company, I love the challenge in identifying and securing new business opportunities.  I am passionate about leading and motivating teams, creating winning strategies and helping my teams achieve success.  Ensuring the customer is central to everything I do has always been my focus."

Come along and be inspired by Michael's extensive Customer Service and Marketing Strategies.

Any enquiries to Lisa or Prue in the Foundation Office - Call 0451 168 655 or 9851 1464 Prue e-mail 


Kind Regards, 



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6:00 pm18:00

Marcellin College Business Network: How to Attract and Hire the Best Talent on LinkedIn.

The feedback from our recent Business Breakfast which you attended was overwhelmingly positive. Special thanks to OC James Delahunty for organising this.

Linkedin are generously hosting us for a follow up session-this time an evening event-and it is pitched to employers. The theme is: 

How to Attract and Hire the Best Talent on Linkedin.

(Not an employer, but interested in attending? That's fine - feel free. All welcome.)

Learn from the Linkedin team about their corporate talent solutions and how they are used by other companies to attract the best staff for your business. This event is aimed at business leaders who are looking to hire candidates from both the passive and active audience.

Join us on Thursday, August 11th for a wine and cheese night at the Linkedin offices

6.00pm - 6.30pm networking

6.30pm - 8.00pm presentation

Spaces are limited so please book early to ensure a seat.

Regards, Mark

Mark Cooper, Marcellin Business Network

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8:00 am08:00

Rock your Profile at the Linkedin offices

We would like to announce the next in our series of Business Network events.

A breakfast meeting at the Linkedin offices in Southbank.  Come along and visit one of Australia's most successful companies and see their very 'now' working environment.

Everyone is welcome, but spots are limited to 60 participants so get in early to make your booking.

When:  8am-9am June 8, 2016

Where:  Level 20, 60 City Road, Southgate (IBM Tower), Southbank

A basic breakfast will be provided.

Cost:  $30


Linkedin is the 13th most visited website in Australia, with over 433 million members in over 200 countries and territories, professionals are signing up to join Linkedin at a rate of more than two new members per second.  

Learn directly from Linkedin how to create a killer profile that will get you noticed, why this is important to getting hired, and how we can assist and expand your personal network and industry knowledge.

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6:30 am06:30

Business Breakfast

Kick off the Business Network year with our first breakfast for 2016. 

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Our guest keynote speaker is Darren Taylor. Darren is Company Director of marketing company Taylor and Grace. Amongst other things, Darren will discuss branding of your company. His clients include Bluescope Steel, Aust Post, Macquarie Bank and Film Victoria. Darren is a very engaging personality and you will entertained and informed!

We are allowing time to Network with other guests.

We will be really encouraging this aspect of our events this year, so bring along your business cards, and any other marketing material you may wish to share with others.

The first event for the year will be hosted in the Functions Room at Marcellin.

We are encouraging our current parents to become involved in this initiative which will certainly expand the network.

Get a table of 8 or 10 together, or come alone. Our caterer is promising a delicious breakfast so while you indulge, hear what our guest has to say.

Date: Thursday, March 3rd

Time: 6.45 am for 7.00 am seated - 8.30am

Venue: Marcellin College Function Room

Cost: $45.00

RSVP date: Thursday, Feb 25th

Please book via TryBooking.


06.45:  arrival and mingle.
07.00:  seated.  Please help yourselves to the platters of food on your tables.
07.05:  Welcome from Mark Murphy (College Principal)
07.15:  Welcome from Mark Cooper (head of Business Network and Old Collegian)
07.30:  Guest speaker (Darren Taylor) presentation
07.50:  Chris Mirabella (Foundation) - defining the Marcellin 'market-place', opportunities and initiatives
08.00:  Networking allocated time (5 x min blocks)
Marcellin College Functions Room. 

To avoid hassles at the end of the session as teachers and students are arriving and parking for the school day, can we ask that you park in either:

Preferred: Sylvester Drive (the Road that rings the Lyons oval ie the oval that adjoins to the Manningham Hotel car park fence.  Car spaces are marked

Otherwise: The roundabout car spaces or

In the Manningham car park.  There is a gate in the wire fence which will be open where you can walk through into the school grounds onto the Lyons oval.
Please do not park along the main driveway in any direction as the buses need this space to drop off and negotiate the other buses, parents, student traffic.  Also please do not park in the car park near the Functions Room/Chapel (as this is mostly for teachers and it will be quite hectic with student activity when we finish.) 

Attached is a map of parking areas and directions to functions room

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