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Media Release: Graduation for FReeZA crew 2009

By December 9, 2009December 17th, 2009No Comments

After hosting 11 gigs, 80 bands and over 4000 punters, the 2009 FReeZA crew will graduate from the program at EV’s Youth Centre on Thursday 10 December.

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Alex Makin said the crew, known as Stuff Your Stereo Events, had done a wonderful job throughout the year.

“There have been many highlights for the 2009 FReeZA crew and they should be rightly proud of their efforts,” Cr Makin said.

“Their contribution to the 100th birthday celebrations for Croydon Hall (EV’s Youth Centre) in November was outstanding, and included a Battle of the Bands event – a huge occasion for the group,” Cr Makin said.

“Another highlight was the crew’s involvement with the South Eastern Network’s staging of a benefit gig for young people affected by the February bushfires,” Cr Makin said.

“I’d like to congratulate Stuff Your Stereo Events and Council’s Youth Services Team for a job well done,” Cr Makin said.

Maroondah Mayor, Cr Makin attended the Graduation Ceremony, on Thursday 10 December, for the participants of the 2009 Maroondah FReeZA Group – Stuff Your Stereo Events.

The Graduation Ceremony provides an opportunity for Council to congratulate the participants on their achievements and to wish them well in their future endeavours.

Maroondah City Council places great value in formally recognising the commitment, dedication and achievements of this group of young people. During the Graduation Ceremony, each member of the group was presented with certificates by acknowledging their participation and were provided with a reflection of their achievements throughout the program.

The presentation was attended by the FReeZA group participants and family members.

The annual FReeZA program is based at EV’s Youth Centre at 212 Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon.

For more information on FReeZA or any of the other programs and events offered at EV’s Youth Centre, phone Council’s Youth Services team on 9294 5706 or visit

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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