Mon 16 Mar 2020 11:28AM

COVID-19 Thread

AJ Aleks Jovanovic Public Seen by 35

Topic: Jeder Institute Risk Jedi 'COVID-19'
Dear fellow members,

It was recommended today that due to the potential severity of significant harm from COVID-19 (Corona Virus) that
all Jeder Institute members be invited to gather at the below mentioned Risk Jedi to discuss implications to the people we support, our families and loved ones, our work, finances, health etc.
Dee, Meredith, Lynn and Michelle have worked swiftly to produce some great guidelines already. Please check them out on our Shared DRIVE: RISK JEDI FOLDER.

The Jedi meetings will occur weekly every Monday over the next four weeks. Hopefully we鈥檒l go back to business as usual after that! 馃槉.

Personally, I鈥檓 finding myself with a survivalist mindset more and more often. It鈥檚 gotta be all those hours I spent playing Zombie Apocalypse video games with Mile! 馃槉

It is a critical time for making many important decisions, for community gathering and strengthening.

Please join us. See you there.



Aleks Jovanovic Mon 16 Mar 2020 11:30AM

Tonight's ZOOM Meeting details:ZOOM DETAILS BELOW:

Jeder Institute is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
4 X Mondays 7-9pm Starting 16.3.20


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 16 Mar 2020 11:32AM

Tonight's meeting was recorded: For those of you that missed it:

Meeting Recording:


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 16 Mar 2020 11:37AM

Link to the harvest and action plan from todays meeting. Thanks Brett. Nice work!


Yvonne Wed 18 Mar 2020 10:37AM

Thanks Aleks, I will be joining Monday 's ZOOM, as I wasn't this Monday. See you !


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 23 Mar 2020 11:32PM

Last nights (23/03/2020) Risk Jedi Harvest #2: Thank you to the 16 members that joined. Please use this thread to continue discussions and ask questions about anything relating to COVID -19 - Take care. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1t3SB8iMEc4usne_OFn6WYRgB6g_stdk9


Michelle Dunscombe Wed 25 Mar 2020 5:08AM

Thanks @Aleks Jovanovic it's so exciting so many join the conversation.


[deactivated account] Wed 25 Mar 2020 2:51AM

Thanks for hosting this Aleks & holding this space. 馃檪


Aleks Jovanovic Sat 28 Mar 2020 6:49AM

We're on again on Monday 7-9pm. Join the zoom.



Yvonne Sun 29 Mar 2020 4:49AM

Hi There,

I lodge my apologies for Monday the 30th March meeting, as I am at a Toastmasters ZOOM meeting.


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 30 Mar 2020 11:18AM


Kerri-Anne Hawkins Tue 31 Mar 2020 1:20AM

my apologies my day was crazy yesterday


Aleks Jovanovic Sun 5 Apr 2020 1:01PM

Hi everyone,

We're on again on Monday 7-9 pm. Please let me know if there is anything you'd like to add to the flow.

In this thread (above) are the links to previous harvests and current action plans.

Please join us. Meredith will remind us of the dress-code. M?...

Zoom details


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 13 Apr 2020 2:04AM

Hi members! :)

I'd like to ask who is planning to attend the COVID-19 Risk Jedi meeting tonight 7-9pm?

Zoom details




Yvonne Mon 13 Apr 2020 2:06AM

Hi Aleks,

I send my apologies ..Monday just isn鈥檛 a good night at all鈥..I am ZOOMING with mt Toastmasters Club.



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The Jeder Institute

0421 915 604


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Aleks Jovanovic Mon 13 Apr 2020 9:28AM

Thanks Yvonne, Michelle and Dee for replying with your apologies. I'm here on Zoom atm, just in case someone wants to chat, debrief, ask questions (me included). Probably a good thing that nobody needs the meeting. Its 7.25 and I'm signing out - a little relieved but more so disappointed in myself for being here in the first place. Not an isolated thought btw. I've been wondering about Michelle's question for the past 12 months.

I'm feeling frustrated enough that I could easily write a 2500 word paper on Jeder, belonging, stronger together, collaboration, self management. But then a self centered thought - "just mind your own business Aleks and let others choose their own path", convinces me to apply an apathetic mindset! I'm off to be with my little clan having dinner and lighting a fire in the back yard. Later


Dee Brooks Tue 14 Apr 2020 3:48AM

Hi Aleks,

Sorry to hear you are feeling this frustration alone! I think the space you have held for 4 consecutive weeks has been amazing! Maybe we could have a summary of what's happened for those who haven't been to any or all of them? Maybe this will serve your need to write a paper but also give other members a run-down on what they've missed?

Just an idea?

It might also be that after a month of pretty intense times for people, we are settling in a bit - how do we keep this on top?

Hope your backyard fire was nurturing!



[deactivated account] Tue 14 Apr 2020 7:24AM

Hey @Aleks Jovanovic thank you so much for holding this space so beautifully. Im sorry i didnt make the meeting I have not stopped for weeks now and Im feeling the stretch. I had some email issues which meant i didnt have any emails for 6 days and have only just got them back thanks to Chris IT guru!

I'm sorry to hear of your frustrations and i do feel you. Sending virtual hugs.

I hope your family fire & dinner was soul enriching.


Aleks Jovanovic Tue 14 Apr 2020 9:21AM

Dear Dee and Meredith, Thanks for your kind words. Crazy days indeed. I must admit that my tone was a little disturbing (a reflection of my overall feelings yesterday). I may still write that paper Dee, give me a few months :). I'm very privileged to be working with Jeder - alongside so many strong, wise and beautiful people. Onwards and upwards from here. Good to great!


Dee Brooks Tue 14 Apr 2020 8:59PM

Aleks, as I said, I love your authenticity - I would rather read your frustration than know you sat alone with it - same for any member!

I would also be happy to be your shadow-editor on your paper! Haha!


Francisco de Paula Tue 14 Apr 2020 10:29PM

Hey Aleks,

I hope all is well. Staying safe and well with extra hand washing.

I'm disappointed that I didn't join you because of breakdown in communication unfortunately. I texted you to check if the meeting was going to go ahead. You posted on loomio that the meeting was going ahead. I didnt check the loomio and I didn't get a response to my text. I assumed that it was not on given it was a public holiday.

Communication communication system. How I would love to have the 365 office operating system to improve communication to some degree.

We may need to consider the many communication platforms that we use.

You are doing a great job in leading us to be and keep safe during this difficult time.

Is it still on for next three Monday?

Once again I'm sorry for the missed opportunity and thanks in advance for the time ahead.


Aleks Jovanovic Tue 14 Apr 2020 10:34PM

Thanks Fran.

I appreciate the message.

Yes, we鈥檙e on for the next three Monday鈥檚- same time / zoom ID.

Yes we need to find ways to improve engagement.

I don鈥檛 doubt your commitment at all. Good to have you nearby.

Have a nice day! 馃槉

Kind RegardsAleks Jovanovic
Behaviour Support Practitioner
NDIS practitioner ID: 01403
JEDER INSTITUTEwww.jeder.com.au ( http://www.jeder.com.au/ )[email protected] 033 091


Lynn Lennon Fri 17 Apr 2020 12:37AM

Hi Aleks - like the above I'm sorry that others haven't taken the opportunity to check-in with this very important topic in these really bizarre times. I have checked out from a few things at the moment while I try to re-group my energy and focus, but I will be back! Thank you for being so passionate and effective in managing this area - you do it well. Your frustrations need to be aired as others are also feeling this - something we as an organisation need to address and find resolutions to that overcome these situations. All in good time :)


Margaret Henville Sun 19 Apr 2020 12:16AM

Hi all,

Please accept my sincerest apologies. I have to admit the Public Holiday threw me. Sorry I'm slow on the uptake does this mean Monday April 20th, 27th & May The Force (4th) not every four weeks? And definitely not the 4th Monday of the month.


Margaret Henville Sun 19 Apr 2020 12:17AM

Opps this is the COVID Thread not our Risk Jedi. Forget the above.


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 20 Apr 2020 12:18AM

Hi everyone,

Risk Jedi (COVID-19 edition) is back on tonight. Please feel free to join us. We'll be checking in on our wellbeing and all other organisational requirements linked to COVID-19. Details below:

Topic: Jeder Institute Risk Jedi 'COVID-19'

Time: Apr 20, 2020 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Every week on Mondays 3 more occurances.


Join Zoom Meeting

Harvest and action plan link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c8xT0qH4Kq2SPsfWeVA5TWOOD0DnL1kPKEeEFU6at6M/edit


Meeting ID: 920 550 778




Francisco de Paula Mon 20 Apr 2020 1:03AM

Hi Aleks,

I hope all is well. Staying safe and well with extra hand washing.

Thanks for the update.

Are you tonight


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Chontelle Mon 20 Apr 2020 8:37AM

Thanks Alex - Talk to you at 7pm, your doing an amazing job, I also checked out last week sorry I forgot to send through my apologies!


Lisa Zulfiqar Mon 20 Apr 2020 11:55PM

Sorry missed, things are hard on a Monday evening to get into the meetings. Have been checking the harvest thank you to everyone.


Aleks Jovanovic Wed 22 Apr 2020 5:02AM

Hi everyone,

[edited 27/4/20]

Thanks for gathering on Monday night. Here's the link to the harvest: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c8xT0qH4Kq2SPsfWeVA5TWOOD0DnL1kPKEeEFU6at6M/edit

If you haven't been to a meeting yet, we'd love to see you there tonight or if you're not able to attend, just post something here after you've read the harvest.

Thanks Aleks


Aleks Jovanovic Sat 2 May 2020 8:32AM

Hi everyone,

We will have a special edition of the COVID-19 Risk-Jedi this coming Monday (4/5/20 at 7.00 PM). The theme for the Jedi will be RISK-GAMBILNG-PROBABILITY and CHANCE. Check out this short YouTube video: https://youtu.be/QpfMwA0z_1Y and tell us what your thoughts are? Have a go 'spinners'. What is the probability that I will get more than 3 replies to this post? I've worked out that it's less than 4%. Prove me wrong! 馃檪

Finally, I'd like to thank Mark for designing the super impressive LAS VEGAS poster for our permanent Risk-Jedi.馃檪


Michaela Kennedy Sun 3 May 2020 1:01AM

I would go to 3, love the poster. See you Monday. Great way to make it fun guys.


Dee Brooks Sun 3 May 2020 4:19AM

It reminds me of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's apparatus which basically says, we are all "funnelled" into being/doing certain things, even when we are sure we make an original decision!


Michelle Dunscombe Sun 3 May 2020 5:19AM

See you Monday night :)


Yvonne Sun 3 May 2020 7:58AM

That poster is so cool and the You Tube clips too....not sure the Santa in the chimney , though..hohoho...I lodge my apologies for Monday night...I have Toastmasters at that time


Jason Emmins Mon 4 May 2020 9:01AM

Lol- what would happen if they went against the probable outcome/decision (i.e. instead of going down three- going down somewhere else)? Would things be different? Challenge the status quo stuff.


Aleks Jovanovic Tue 5 May 2020 4:49AM

A BIG THANK YOU to all the members that participated in the COVID-19 Risk Jedi Thread and Monday night Zoom meetings. Thanks Brett for doing a great job with the harvests. Last meeting's harvest attached here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1t3SB8iMEc4usne_OFn6WYRgB6g_stdk9

It was decided last night that All COVID-19 Organisational Risk matters will be transferred across to the regular Risk Jedi Meetings. These will be held every fortnight on a Wednesday 3.30pm to 5.00pm. You are all invited to join us. Please see zoom details below: Jeder Institute is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Note: This thread will be closed next week.

Topic: Risk Jedi Regular Fortnightly Meetings

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 816 7725 7764

Password: 539775


Jason Emmins Tue 5 May 2020 11:15AM

Thanks Aleks for holding this space as well- it was certainly a big commitment.

Also to everyone that contributed, attended the zooms, commented on links/threads, responded to emails etc- thank you as well.


Dee Brooks Wed 6 May 2020 1:30AM

Fantastic work, Aleks! You've held this space beautifully!


Lisa Zulfiqar Tue 5 May 2020 11:38AM

yes thanks Aleks and all that attended/ had input to these meetings. thank you for the great outcomes from this. Sorry i could not attend.


[deactivated account] Thu 7 May 2020 3:25AM

Thank you for holding this space so beautifully. 鉂わ笍


Aleks Jovanovic Wed 20 May 2020 8:16AM

Hey everyone, As I mentioned earlier. COVID 19 matters have been taken to the Risk Jedi. We are meeting every second Wednesday. Feel free to continue using this thread if you are not a regular member of the Jedi and have any contributions relating to COVID-19. Alternatively, feel free to pop into one of our meetings. A


Alexandria Brown Fri 17 Jul 2020 12:03AM


I'm currently away on leave and will be returning Tuesday July 21st

Kind regards,


Aleks Jovanovic Wed 12 Aug 2020 8:59AM


Dear fellow members,

The Risk Jedi is keeping the COVID related conversations going. Please feel free to join us (we meet fortnightly on a Tuesday at 3.30 pm) if you have a specific concern. Don't forget to have a look at our website for the necessary resources here: http://jeder.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19/


Aleks Jovanovic Thu 6 May 2021 5:23AM

Dear members especially those that are Sydney-based,

As I am sure you know, there is one current case of community transmission of COVID -19 in Sydney.

NSW Health has also advised that fragments of the virus were also found in the Marrickville sewerage network, which services about 42,000 people.

The catchment takes sewage from the inner west suburbs of Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Summer Hill, Lewisham, Ashfield, Haberfield, Petersham, Lilyfield and Leichhardt.

Residents in these areas have been urged to monitor for symptoms and to get tested if feeling unwell.

Please take all the recommended precautions if you have symptoms. 聽Get tested for COVID -19 and self isolate until you have a negative test result. Most test results are available within 24 hours.

Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, COVID-19 restrictions will be temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney.聽

The following link has further details:聽https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/covid-19-restrictions-update-6-may

Please monitor the news for the updated list of venues the person has visited while infectious. 聽The list as of this morning is included below.

  • Distric Brasserie, Sydney 30/4/21 11am-11.45am

  • HineSight Optometrist, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 30/4/21 12pm-1pm

  • Barbetta, Paddington 30/4/21 1.30pm-2.30pm

  • Event Cinemas at Bondi Junction Westfield聽30/4/21 6pm-8pm

  • Figo Restaurant, Rushcutters Bay聽30/4/21 8.45pm-11pm

  • Joe's Barbeques & Heating, Silverwater聽1/5/21 1pm 鈥1.45pm

  • Tucker Barbecues, Silverwater聽1/5/21 1pm-1.45pm

  • Barbeques Galore, Annandale 1/5/21 2pm-3pm

  • Barbeques Galore, Casula聽1/5/21 4pm-5pm

  • BP聽1077 Botany Road, Mascot聽1/5/21 4.30pm-5pm

  • The Meat Store, Bondi Junction聽2/5/21 3pm-4pm

  • The Stadium Club, Moore Park 3/5/21 11.30am-12.30pm

  • Azure Cafe, Moore Park 3/5/21 12.30pm-1pm

  • The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay 3/5/21 5.30pm-9pm

  • Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney,聽Brookvale 4/5/21 12.30pm-1pm

  • Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy 4/5/21 1pm-1.30pm

  • Smith Made, Balgowlah 4/5/21 2.30pm-2.45pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Double Bay 4/5/21 3.45pm-4pm

  • Woolworths, Double Bay 4/5/21 4.05pm-4.15pm

Get in touch if you have specific questions. I recommend that you use Loomio so that the conversations can be shared with all members.


Aleks on behalf of the risk Jedi聽


[deactivated account] Tue 15 Jun 2021 1:30AM

Thank you for sharing all this important info Aleks! 馃檪


Mark Cauvin Thu 6 May 2021 12:31PM

Thanks Aleks, really appreciate the heads up


Lisa Zulfiqar Thu 6 May 2021 9:32PM

thanks Aleks


Michaela Kennedy Thu 6 May 2021 11:12PM

Thanks for keeping us updated.


Margaret Henville Wed 2 Jun 2021 10:31AM

Hi Folks,

We don鈥檛 like to mention the 鈥楥鈥 word I鈥檓 just checking in on how people are coping with the new lockdown and Covid stresses. The Risk Jedi would like to reach out to you all and offer support to anyone who would like it.

聽How is this lockdown effecting you? Is it different this time around, particularly when we thought it would only be a week? Do you have plenty of supplies or would you like an emergency relief package of toilet paper?

聽Has anyone created their own Tik Tok channel yet? Have you or any of your participants created Covid homemade haircuts or baked any sour dough this time around?

聽On a serious note, is there anything we can do to support our Jederites during the coming weeks.聽

聽As part of our caring we would you like to start a Jeder check-in call tree? Lisa & I are happy to get this off the ground. Please let us know if you would like to join in?


Dee Brooks Mon 7 Jun 2021 10:24AM

What a lovely offer! It's very different for me, this time!

I'm prepared, relaxed and just going with the flow - no stress or anxiety or sleepless nights this time!


Margaret Henville Mon 7 Jun 2021 10:33AM

I'm pleased to hear that Dee and maybe because more and more people are having their shots they are feeling better about too.


Dee Brooks Mon 7 Jun 2021 10:44AM

I agree, Marg! The most common thought on my mind this time is how I can dodge the borders and keep working! Haha!


Michaela Kennedy Mon 14 Jun 2021 5:27AM

All good here, thanks for these thoughts and got some giggles out of it too. Doing well here, no COVID on the Sunny State - where I am. No restrictions either but still loving working from home and doing most all of my work online. Hope everyone else is ok?


[deactivated account] Tue 15 Jun 2021 1:29AM

That's a beautiful offer Marg. We are ok up here in our Northern NSW bubble thankfully. Im happy to have a chat if anyone needs it! x


Margaret Henville Sat 5 Jun 2021 9:55AM

As at June 3rd聽all NDIA participants can get the jab.聽


The following people are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • All adults aged 40-49

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 to 49

  • NDIS participants aged years 16 and over, and carers of NDIS participants of any age

  • Temporary visa holders aged under 50 years who are eligible for an inwards travel exemption, and who have a strong compassionate or compelling reason to leave Australia.

Appointments can be made through https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au


Michaela Kennedy Mon 14 Jun 2021 5:28AM

Thanks for the info


Margaret Henville Mon 14 Jun 2021 9:22AM

All good in Sydney town, we are here to reach out & have a chat if anyone feels like it.